ZeroBounce Team

Meet the Team behind our award winning Email Validation service

Liviu Tanase


A serial entrepreneur and telecommunications executive with over 14 years of experience, Liviu excels in the creation, growth, and sale of novel technologies.

In addition to founding five companies, he has participated in three exits creating quadruple digit-returns.

As a holder of master’s degrees in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, Liviu prides himself in developing unique and results-oriented cultures with strong emphasis on breakthrough technologies that drive enterprise value.

He created ZeroBounce to set the benchmark in email validation and deliverability.

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Henry Timmes

Chief Technology Officer

Henry brings over 25 years of experience in technology management, development, and network operations to the team at ZeroBounce.

In addition to his executive roles in technology management, Henry has individually founded two startup entities, and worked in development in the financial services and insurance, email, and retail sectors.

Henry is an avid hockey fan and relishes the challenge of implementing and managing innovative technologies in consumer-facing applications.

He looks forward to leading the next revolution in email technology and platform development.

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Valentin Shmidov

Chief Financial Officer

Valentin brings over 20 years of financial, entrepreneurial, and academic experience to ZeroBounce.

He has founded and sold three companies in the retail, telecom, and biotech industries and has managed over $10 Billion in capital markets transactions in New York, London, and Zurich.

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George Berar

Board Member

George is CEO of BenGen, a leading media, telecom, and marketing investment fund and a serial entrepreneur with a passion for successfully building a wide array of companies from start-up to exit.

At ZeroBounce, he trains and leads the management team to take vision and make it a reality.

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Sarah de Diego


Sarah de Diego is an experienced Internet attorney and founder of De Diego Law. She represents networks, advertisers, publishers, software and data providers and many other companies involved in affiliate marketing.

At ZeroBounce, she helps us maintain compliance with the constantly changing laws and regulations that impact affiliate marketing.

Sarah is licensed to practice law in the State and Federal courts of California, Colorado and Nevada.

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Sarah Frankfort


Sarah is part of ZeroBounce’s legal team. Her practice is concentrated on Internet law and soft intellectual property. She is licensed to practice law in Texas.

Brian Minick

Chief Operating Officer

Brian brings over 10 years of Operations and System Administration experience to ZeroBounce. His portfolio consists of developing KPI’s, streamlining processes and scaling systems to support business growth.

For Brian, no scenario is too vast and he enjoys transforming complex situations into simple solutions. Brian’s role at ZeroBounce is to develop the systems that help support IT, Customer Support, Sales and Operations.

If you are looking for Brian and can’t find him, try looking by the coffee machine.

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Tudor Cioran

Senior Sales Associate

Tudor manages our European Sales team to develop the relationships that drive premium platform innovation and customer success. He brings to ZeroBounce over 10 years of experience in the retail and corporate banking sales sector.

Driven by helping others succeed, Tudor invests his knowledge and resources in getting your business the best email validation solutions.

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Chris Gallego

Enterprise Success Manager

Chris manages his ZeroBounce team to provide game-changing email validation solutions and help all partners achieve their objectives.

Chris has 15 years of management experience and is an entrepreneur that attended John Jay College. He entered the corporate world beginning in a law firm, then went on as a manager in the medical sector, before taking the leap into the mortgage banking sector.

Throughout his career, he has managed teams to reach successful sales goals year over year. Chris likes to attend educational workshops, review professional publications, and participate in professional societies.

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Mirela Dumitru

Customer Sales & Success

Mirela has a strong background in email marketing and is now using her expertise to empower you to get the most out of your email campaigns. She handles our European Sales and brings valuable technical knowledge to the table.

With her sense of generosity and commitment, Mirela will be your perfect guide through the email validation process.

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Russell Trzaska

Enterprise Success Manager

Russell brings over 10 years of hands-on email marketing experience to the Enterprise Success Team here at ZeroBounce.

After graduating from Rutgers University, he started his career as a freelance SEO marketer. Later, he built on his experience as the Marketing Director for one of Philadelphia's largest real estate developers. Prior to joining the ZeroBounce team, Russell served as the co-creator of a popular cryptocurrency YouTube channel with over 6M views.

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Corina Leslie

PR Manager

Corina oversees all communication for ZeroBounce, ensuring our audience is informed about the innovations and developments from the team.

Over a 12-year journalism career, she published more than 25,000 articles before she switched to Public Relations six years ago. A copywriting and digital marketing aficionado, she believes in the power of the word and spreads the ZeroBounce message across the globe.

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Cezar Mitrenca

Customer Support Team

Cezar is one of your go-to people when you encounter any kind of obstacle on our platform. He is fast, reliable and one of the best troubleshooters on our team.

Cezar previously worked for an information management service and says ZeroBounce is the ideal place for him to follow his passion for technology.

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Anca Vasile

Customer Support Trainer

Anca is here to ensure your interaction with ZeroBounce is nothing short of impeccable. With an extensive experience in online marketing, she takes the extra mile to assist you in validating your email list and making your campaigns a success.

Before joining ZeroBounce, Anca worked as digital marketer, specializing in search engine, email and social media campaigns.

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Vlad Stoian

Customer Support

Vlad worked as an advertising technician before joining the ZeroBounce Customer Support team. He finds great satisfaction in learning about our clients’ experience on the platform and in helping them uncover the true potential of email validation.

Vlad considers service the highest calling and is happiest when you succeed.

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Iris Iordanoiu

Customer Success

Iris uses her knowledge and communication skills to ease your understanding of our email validation platform. She has helped hundreds of customers clean their email lists and is looking forward to the next email verification challenge.

Prior to ZeroBounce, Iris worked as a customer advisor for a fashion retailer.

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George Ionita

Customer Support

George is fastidious, always motivated to offer you the support you’re looking for when using our email verifier. He puts his skills and knowledge to work to streamline your email list cleaning process and maximize your results.

George studies Mathematics and has substantial experience in customer-oriented jobs.

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Maririta Kaplanian

Customer Support

What drives Maririta is her constant willingness to learn and better herself. She is ambitious and inspires us with her “can do” attitude while showing every one of our customers that email validation is easy.

Maririta has a background in accounting and is now en route to become an HTML editor. She says that an entire life is not enough for us to learn everything, but with ZeroBounce, she is one experience closer to proving the opposite.

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Andreea Veres

Customer Support

Andreea has several years of experience working in customer relations, and can’t wait to show you how our platform works. An email enthusiast, she likes to stay on top of what’s happening in the industry and will assist you in getting the most satisfaction from ZeroBounce.

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Robert Teodor Balanescu

Customer Support Specialist

Robert’s role at ZeroBounce is to ensure your experience on our platform is smooth and fruitful. As part of our Support team, he goes above and beyond to tackle any issues you may encounter.

He has experience in sales, product development and testing, and is a true email marketing buff. With his helpful and empathetic nature, Robert will make email validation a breeze for you.

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Laura Comsa

Customer Success

As part of our talented Customer Success team, Laura enriches your experience with ZeroBounce with solid advice when you need it. She finds email verification a fascinating process and is here to share her knowledge.

Prior to ZeroBounce, Laura worked in the Customer Care field and accumulated the experience that makes her so capable at what she does today.

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Dan Straton

Customer Success

Dan knows the difference great Customer Support can make within a company and is here to prove it. His technical abilities and his genuine interest in helping fine-tune our support system every day.

Dan comes from a sales and telecommunications background. When his hands aren’t on the computer keyboard, they’re on the piano.

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Robert Fundulea

Customer Service

Robert studied Computer Science and Mathematics. Apart from being an expert in helping you use ZeroBounce, he has valuable knowledge on code management and all things tech.

Highly ambitious and motivated, he says his goal at ZeroBounce is to offer you the greatest service possible in the shortest amount of time.

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Jesse Yu

Senior Software Engineer

Jesse is a results-oriented software developer who has spent over 20 years in the field. He has extensive experience in designing web applications and maintaining systems for corporations across different industries, from telecommunications to insurance services. As a senior software engineer, he is also responsible for leading teams to deliver technical solutions.

Having always been interested in innovation through programming, Jesse is looking forward to exploring and growing the future of email validation services.

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Reinier Herrera

Senior Full-Stack Developer

Reinier brings to ZeroBounce over ten years of systems analysis and application development experience. He specializes in leading the design and development of web-based business solutions that leverage Microsoft tools and technologies.

His experience also focuses on leading teams of designers and developers in the delivery of cutting-edge interactive web-based, mobile, and/or desktop applications. On top of that, at ZeroBounce, he leverages his exposure to creating UI standards and guidelines for large-scale application design and in planning/conducting usability testing.

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Jason Shea

Senior Software Architect

Jason’s role at ZeroBounce is full stack software development, and he brings over 20 years of experience in the IT and software industry. This talented individual is also a former Army Ranger of the 75th Ranger Regiment, with three combat tours to Afghanistan.

Jason enjoys playing sports and is a rescue diver for several offshore racing circuits. He never says “no” to other adventurous activities like skydiving, riding dirt bikes, and scuba diving.

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Noel Lastrella

Senior Front End Developer

At ZeroBounce, Noel takes care of our website’s design and functionality.

He worked over 10 years in web design and front end development with a focus on consumer-facing interactive designs. Noel has experience with Javascript, CSS, HTML5, VueJS, AngularJS, and is always looking to expand his knowledge in all things web. Currently exploring ReactJS and NodeJS to further improve his skillset.

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Christian Izaguirre

Software Developer

Christian is a fresh-faced recruit in the software development field, so he brings a new outlook on technology to ZeroBounce. He specializes in .NET development and DevOps. In his previous role, he worked with major clients on server configuration.

Christian is a proud father of two boys and loves going on adventures with them. On his spare time, he enjoys catching up on his favorite series or playing his video game.

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Mihaita Vulpe

SEO Manager

Mihaita considers himself a problem solver and sees every challenge as an opportunity to grow. He has almost 10 years of experience in implementing the best internal and external optimization techniques for websites.

At ZeroBounce, he develops and executes SEO strategies to enhance the platform’s presence across search engines.

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Austin Helm

Channel Partnership Manager

Austin is using his 6 years of grassroots sales and business development experience to enhance relationships with channel partners.

His focus is to increase ZeroBounce’s prevalence amongst Digital Marketing Agencies as well as Large CRM platforms in order to help them create a better product offering for their end users.

Austin loves to stay active outside of work. He enjoys playing sports and spending time in the gym, as well as exercising his creative side through music and visual art.

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