Diego Berdakin

Background of Diego Berdakin

EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor
University of Southern California

August 2012 – Present (4 years 3 months) School of Cinematic Arts
Diego teaches two classes: CNTV 474 and 499. Both are focused on undergraduate and graduate students across the cinema and business school. In 2015 Diego was a finalist for the Steven J. Sample Teaching Award at USC.

Director
Berdakin Family Foundation

January 2005 – Present (11 years 10 months)
Director of the Berdakin Family Foundation, providing scholarships and funding for students, educational institutions and other non-profits.

President & Founder
BeachMint

June 2010 – December 2014 (4 years 7 months)
Santa Monica based social commerce company he co-founded in July 2010 with Josh Berman. Beachmint was backed by New Enterprise Associates, Trinity Ventures, Accel, Anthem, Scale & Goldman Sachs. Conde Nast acquired majority ownership of Beachmint in the summer of 2014.

EVP Strategy & Product
Slingshot Labs

March 2008 – June 2010 (2 years 4 months)
Currently Diego is the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Product at Slingshot Labs. Slingshot Labs, a division of News Corporation, is a web incubator dedicated to building new Internet companies. In this role, Diego is responsible for Product Strategy, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Corporate Development and Marketing.

Managing Partner
MDC

June 2006 – 2010 (4 years)
Incubator/Investment firm, focused on technology and software development.

 

EDUCATION

Northwestern University


BA, Political Science
Activities and Societies: President/Founder, Sigma Chi - Omega Chapter Member, Delta Sigma Pi (colony)
Patents

PATENTS

OFC Poker


United States 8727852 B1
Issued

Investments

 

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