Yuri Mamchur earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and a European law degree in Moscow, Russia. Yuri relocated to the United States in 2004. At a major think tank, Yuri founded and grew a web site, focused on US/Russia relations, that drew millions of Internet visitors annually. During these years, he somehow managed to find time to compose more than 100 songs and produce three CDs. At Vanderbilt, Yuri’s studies focused on the entertainment business with a specialization in Internet marketing. While in Nashville, Yuri launched the record label Technopraise, producing multiple music videos and singles. As an Internet marketing consultant, Yuri shaped the social media strategy for dozens of clients, including the Documentary Channel. This unique blend of entertainment production/management skills and Internet marketing experience helps Yuri bring success to clients of Breakthrough Social Media.
Eliot Sokolow graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major in economics. His first job after graduation was with a small software company, and many more early-stage and startup enterprises in the software industry followed. These companies were in the database and multimedia spaces, so Eliot acquired early on the data mining skills and analytical techniques which are a key to the work now performed for Breakthrough Social Media’s clients. At the dawn of the Internet era, Eliot co-founded one of the first companies that specialized in providing web site tracking and visitor analysis. The company serviced hundreds of customers ranging from Mark Cuban’s Broadcast.com to American Express. Eliot brings to Breakthrough a devotion to customer satisfaction along with a wealth of experience in successful early-stage software and Internet companies.
Anthony Ghazel earned his degree in marketing at the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. In addition to his marketing education, Anthony is a touring musician, recording artist, and skilled social media manager with keen knowledge of the entertainment industry. Anthony has managed Facebook accounts for various bands and musicians, as well as consulted up-and-coming artists on social media marketing techniques. Anthony has worked as a brand ambassador for companies such as Naked Juice, KIND Snacks, and Nivea. Anthony is a manager and a member of a successful Seattle-based rock band, “To Paint The Sky,” where he performs as a drummer. Networking is Anthony’s passion, and getting you fans is his promise.