with Eitan Chitayat

Whether through work or at play, I’ve had the good fortune of meeting some prolific people. Some are friends. Some are colleagues. Some are clients. Some are acquaintances. On ‘I’m That’, we have a chat about who they are, why they do what they do, the things that they love, the things they hate, mistakes they’ve made and victories they’ve had. Maybe deep. Possibly profound. Potentially funny. But always honest.

(Music by Lisa Coleman)

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May 30, 2024

Sandra Hegedüs Founder & President SAM Arts Projects

Born in São Paolo, Brazil, Sandra Hegedüs studied philosophy and cinema at the prestigious Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP). As a militant artist of the Paulist scene, she realized several performances in the early 80’s before arriving in France in 1990, where she started an activity as a documentary film and reportage producer. Her passion...

March 17, 2024

Melinda Strauss Jewish Content Creator

Melinda Strauss, a Jewish Content Creator on social media with over 1 million followers on TikTok and Instagram, is well known for her educational videos about Orthodox Judaism, Jewish history, discussing Antisemitism and Zionism, kosher recipes, and sharing her everyday life as a wife, mom of 2 teenagers (and a dog), and both a type...

March 9, 2024

Shai Davidai Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School

Shai Davidai is an assistant professor at the Columbia Business School, where he teaches negotiations and studies economic inequality and zero-sum thinking. Shai was born and raised in Israel and lives in New York City with his wife and two kids. Shortly after October 7th, as protests at Columbia University unabashedly celebrated the slaughter of...

February 19, 2024

Shemtov Hollinger IDF Special Forces

Shemtov Hollinger is a reservist with the IDF Special Forces. He’s 29 years old and in  civilian life is a certified nurse. He currently works at a gaming tech company in account management. He was also a pro basketball player who played for a few Division 3 teams. He studied at Tel Aviv University, enjoys...

March 21, 2023

Dana Satterwhite Creative Director

A native New Yorker, Dana is a writer and creative director working professionally in the field of advertising. He brings 25+ years of creative communication experience. Dana’s work has been recognized by the One Show, the Andys, the Kelly Awards, the Obies, the Clios, the Effies, New York Festivals, Communication Arts, Lurzer’s Archive, and at...

February 16, 2023

Ronny Vance President, MyPart

Ronny Vance, former president of Geffen music and Interscope music has over 40 years of experience in the music industry. The artists and writers he signed in that time have cumulative sales of over 200 million records. Built upon his uncanny knack for spotting songwriting, talent and superstar artists in all music genres, each of...

July 27, 2022

Lisa Coleman Musician

Lisa Coleman is a musician and composer who plays piano and keyboards and she was a member of Prince’s band ‘The Revolution’ from 1980 to 1986. She is one half of the incredible musical duo Wendy and Lisa, formed with Wendy Melvoin. She was 19 years old when she auditioned and was hired as a...

July 14, 2022

Shirley Halperin Executive Editor of Music, Variety

Shirley Halperin is Executive Editor of Music at Variety, where she spearheads music coverage for the print magazine and Variety.com. Through her 20-year career, she has held staff positions at Entertainment Weekly, Teen People and Us Weekly and was also a regular contributor to Rolling Stone. Shirley joined the Hollywood Reporter (THR) as Music Editor...

May 30, 2022

Oonie Chase Partner at IDEO

“Every single problem I work on, if you dig all the way down, there’s a human problem somewhere nested in it. And so if you want to be a designer, and you want to practice design as a method of framing and problem solving, you have got to become adept at designing for humans –...

April 25, 2022

Danna Stern Producer

“Look at us here in Israel. I mean, look at the stories that we have, or just look at the diversity. The personal stories…we have so many religions and so many sects, there’s just such a wide rainbow of everything going on here.” As the founder of the Israeli-based “yes Studios,” Stern created a distribution...

March 1, 2022

Yotam Polizer Chief Executive Officer, IsraAID

“Her father told me, ‘Today, my worst enemy has become my biggest supporter. And the people supposed to be protecting me back home in Syria, are chasing me away.’ For me, it was the first time I realized what an opportunity we have, through this terrible and still ongoing tragedy in Syria, to not only...

January 20, 2022

Hillel Neuer Executive Director, UN Watch

“I grew up in a tradition that says you’re responsible – you can’t be indifferent. I think that’s why Jews, who are also not necessarily religious, are activists. I think that activism is actually part of the religion. You have to care for the other.” International lawyer, diplomat, writer and activist, Hillel C. Neuer is...

November 28, 2021

Rob Schwartz Chair at TBWA New York Group

“We’ve kind of destroyed comedy and destroyed advertising. I mean, it’s very hard to be funny now. It’s very hard to be funny in advertising and very hard to be relevant. And I think a big part of comedy was, you know, taboos. You know, you would say the stuff that people were thinking.” ­­Rob...

November 11, 2021

William Green Best-Selling Author

Over the last quarter of a century, William Green has interviewed many of the world’s best investors, exploring in depth the question of what qualities and insights enable them to achieve enduring success. He’s written extensively about investing for many publications and has been interviewed about the greatest investors for magazines, newspapers, podcasts, radio, and...

October 31, 2021

Signe Lønholdt Head of Community Growth, LEGO

“We have this program called the leadership playground, which is really for everyone, no matter which level you’re on at the LEGO Group. You can be a leader and lead your team doing these fun programs that will actually develop the team and you – and of course a lot of it is also learning...

September 8, 2021

Troy Gua Artist

“I’m more satisfied, especially in the world today, moving through the world in a way that satisfies me creatively and can make others happy at the same time. If I can do that, it’s the ultimate.” Born and raised in Seattle, Troy Gua is a passionately creative Artist. He’s a self-taught artist, designer, maker, and tinkerer,...

July 26, 2021

Daniel M. Rosenberg Podcaster & Activist

“I’m a Jack of all Trades, Master of None, which is inherently a negative thing to call somebody. But I see it as something I’m quite proud of.” Daniel M. Rosenberg is a husband of one, father of three and master of none. Professionally he’s worn many hats; in the worlds of accounting and finance,...

July 19, 2021

Romy Samuel Entrepreneur and Sneaker Queen

“Get clear on Your North star. And whatever it is, do something every single day of your life that leads towards it – whatever it is that you want to do.” Though born and raised in Australia, Romy Samuel left after University to see the world. She’s lived in London, Israel, Europe, Melbourne, New York...

July 5, 2021

Guy Spier Author and Investor

Guy Spier is a Zurich-based author and investor. Years ago, he made news by bidding $650,000 with his friend, Mohnish Pabrai, to have a charity lunch with Warren Buffett. They won the bid. And in doing so, won more than they could ever hope for. Guy completed his MBA at the Harvard Business School, class...

June 16, 2021

Curt Simon Harlinghausen Nerd and Solution Engineer

“On the Internet, everyone has access to everything all the time. People are depressed as they can’t handle it anymore. There’s no guidance.” Driving incremental sales upwards of $2.5 billion, Curt Simon has worked in over 40 markets for leading global brands. A professional networker, he’s a well-known international speaker (TedX)(48forward Summit)(CES)(SXSW) and moderator, strategist,...

June 5, 2021

Eve Barlow Journalist and Activist

Eve Barlow is a pop culture journalist based in Los Angeles. She grew up in the UK, worked at the forefront of music journalist in London from 2008-2014, and was Deputy Editor of the NME. Since 2014, Eve has been a freelance journalist in America, critiquing pop, profiling artists and covering film, music and more for the Guardian, New York...

May 31, 2021

Rosanna Arquette Actor, Activist and Filmmaker

Rosanna Lisa Arquette was born in New York City to a show business family. She was the first-born child of five in the third generation of the Arquette acting clan. Her grandfather Cliff Arquette played “Charley Weaver” on “The Jack Paar Show” and was a regular on the original “Hollywood Squares.” Her father, character actor...

May 25, 2021

Karen Alpert Author and Influencer (Baby Sideburns)

“How people turn out starts in the home. I truly believe 98% of the world is good…people who want to raise their children as kind adults, who think of other people’s feelings, who are inclusive, not exclusive and anti-racist.” Karen Alpert is the ridiculously self-deprecating writer of the blog Baby Sideburns. She has a half...

May 11, 2021

Rose McGowan Social Activist

“I’d rather be laying in a field staring at the sky. That was my dream my whole life. To be one with nature, alone with my thoughts – just happy. But there is A LOT of happiness in my life. And…for the first time…I’m learning about steady happiness.” Rose McGowan is globally recognized for inspiring...

May 5, 2021

Nick Bubb Fauna & Flora International, Business Dev. Director

“During my first 1000 mile solo qualifier in the Atlantic in 2002 on a little 21 footer, I was working on the bow in a load of breeze during the night and was washed overboard. Long story short, being clipped on saved my life and I learnt a whole bunch of lessons right there. Nature...

April 26, 2021

Varin Sachdev News Anchor and TV/ Radio Host

  “Stay original. Constantly look for inspiration. Listen to your inner voice and know what you are actually trying to do and say.” Varin Sachdev has been working as a professional broadcast journalist since 1995. He’s currently on as the news anchor and moderator for TNN Channel 16 (World Today) and FM 101 (101 Morning...

April 18, 2021

Carl Loeb Vice President, Salesforce Global Brand

  “As you nurture your career and thinking about your next moves, make sure you’re going where you’re wanted and that you’re taking your job for all the right reasons, your happiness being first and foremost.” Carl Loeb and I go way back. Now at Salesforce, we met on the Volkswagen account at Arnold Worldwide many years ago....

April 4, 2021

Jacqueline De Rojas President TechUK

  “If we are to thrive in a digital future which includes everybody, we must ensure that we have all of our voices heard when it comes to designing technology.” Jacqueline is the President of techUK and the co-chair at the Institute of Coding. She sits as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UK technology business Rightmove PLC, on...