Triller aims to connect creators and audiences to inspire and maximize engagement, commerce and cultural impact. This is the leadership team that helps make that happen.
Mahi de Silva
CEO & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Mahi de Silva has served as Triller’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board since April 2021. He was previously Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board for Amplify.ai before it was acquired by Triller.
He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Noventis Inc, which was acquired in 2019 by WEX Inc. de Silva has been a strategic advisor to Opera Software, ASA, and Chief Executive Officer of Opera Mediaworks Inc., the largest subsidiary of Opera Software. He also served on the leadership team at VeriSign for ten years.
Mahi de Silva is the author of seven U.S. patents in Image Processing, Object Oriented Programming, Security, Electronic Payments, Advertising, Messaging and Artificial Intelligence.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Paul Kahn has served as Triller’s Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since January 2021. Prior to joining Triller, Kahn was the Chief Financial Officer of Warner Chappell Music and sat on its Finance Transformation Steering Committee.
Before that, Kahn spent two years as Senior Vice President of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAC) and six years as Chief Financial Officer of EMI Music North America. He was also Chief Financial Officer of Primedia’s Business Information Group and General Partner of Himalaya Capital.
Kahn began his career as a Senior Auditor with Ernst & Young. He holds a BS degree from Binghamton University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
President, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Prem Parameswaran is the President of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations at Triller where he leads all aspects of corporate finance and investor relations.
He most recently was with Eros International, a leading company in the Indian film entertainment industry, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and President of North America. Before that, Parameswaran was the Global Head of Media & Telecommunications of the Investment Banking Division at Jefferies & Company, Inc., where he advised clients on international telecommunications, media, and technology.
Parameswaran received both an MBA and a BA from Columbia University and recently served on the Board of the Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee.
Joseph Smarr is Chief Technology Officer at Triller. Previously, he was a Principal Software Engineer at Google, working on Natural Language Understanding for the Google Assistant.
Before that, Smarr worked on Google Photos (co-creator of its stories feature) and was a founding technical lead of Google+. And before that, he was Plaxo’s Chief Technology Officer, where he led their initiative to open up the social web. He has served on the Board of Directors of the OpenID Foundation and OpenSocial Foundation.
Smarr has a BS and MS from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems (‘02 and ‘03). His website is josephsmarr.com
Steve Pamon is the President of Verzuz. In that capacity, Pamon leads an executive team across all aspects of the global business, including overseeing marketing, programming, production, acquisitions, and partnerships.
Prior to his role at Triller, Pamon served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Beyoncé’s musical imprint, artist management, business ventures, and film production company, Parkwood Entertainment.
Prior to his tenure at Parkwood Entertainment, Pamon was the Head of Sports and Entertainment Marketing for JPMorgan Chase. Before joining JP Morgan Chase, he was the Vice President of Strategy and New Business Development for the National Football League.
Pamon has received two Emmy nominations, two Grammy nominations, and is a Grammy Award winner for the Netflix music documentary “Homecoming” and a Peabody Award winner for the visual album “Lemonade” on HBO.
Kosta Jordanov launched FITE in 2016 and sold the business to Triller in 2021, joining the group to run its video streaming business.
At Jordanov, Kosta built the leading digital pay-per-view platform with over 10M users and 400+ content partners and streamed the world’s largest PPV events driving tens of $ millions in revenue per event.
President, Triller Fight Club
David Tetreault is the president of Triller Fight Club.
Before joining Triller, Tetreault served as the Chief Business Officer at Golden Boy Promotions where he developed and launched Golden Boy Media and Entertainment. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of iHeart Media and led the day-to-day operations for business affairs finance, marketing, programming distribution and content acquisition.
Chief of Staff/Head of Partnerships
Tasha Nikpey comes with over 22 years of experience in operations, hospitality, international expansions and startups.
During her time as VP of Operations at Sbe, Nikpey managed over 150 hospitality startups from start to finish in multiple cities such as Los Angeles, Dubai, Vegas, and more. She helped brands like 1 Hotels, Soho House and Madera Group become some of the fastest growing hospitality brands in the U.S.
At Triller, Nikpey injects her vast knowledge and expertise alongside Triller’s CEO,
uniquely positioning her as a strategic leader and executor of multiple aspects of the operation, with oversight on talent, music, broadcast, business development and human resources.
VP of Marketing
Daniella Gallego oversees marketing and communications at Triller.
Gallego has led digital strategy, communications and marketing for some of the world’s leading brands, including 1 Hotels, Ralph Lauren, Dream Hotel Group, Estée Lauder Companies, and Canyon Ranch, among others.
With global digital marketing experience and a strong network across various industries including hospitality, beauty, fashion, travel, and entertainment, Gallego has led Fortune 500 companies to build high-performing marketing teams, campaigns, and product innovation.
Gallego holds an M.S. from Columbia University in New York in Brand Positioning & Strategic Communications and a B.A. from Boston College in Communications.
DIRECTOR OF TALENT STRATEGY & ACTIVATIONS
Lily Huber is the Director of Talent Strategy & Activations at Triller. Huber has over 10 years of experience working in entertainment and celebrity partnerships, booking and interviewing emerging content creators and producing a range of unique content for brands and digital platforms.
With a demonstrated history of working at top global media and entertainment companies, she has overseen talent at ABC, NBC, VH1, PopSugar, Create & Cultivate, Be Social PR, August United, Day One Agency and Vox Media Group.