Schnurman CEO & Executive Producer
David Schnurman's love
for entrepreneurship started at a young age. He has always enjoyed reading biographies
of history's top entrepreneurs in the hopes of learning from their successes.
He becomes inspired when meeting new people and learning about their backgrounds
After working several years in the Internet Advertising industry,
David attended New York Law School and received his J.D. in May 2006. During his
second year, David founded TrueNYC in order to share his passion with the rest
of the world. David has become very active in the NYC entrepreneur community including
being on the planning committee of the NYU Entrepreneurship Conference and a speaker
at Bank of America's Young Entrepreneurship Expo. In addition to TrueNYC, David
is a partner in Lawline.com,
a leading provider of online continuing legal education.
David also has
a love for adventure and discovery. He has trained to solo Paraglide in the Colorado
Mountains, learned to skydive, and has taken flying lessons. David grew up in
Park Slope, Brooklyn and currently lives in midtown Manhattan with his wife Kelli.
Video -- David explains the purpose behind TrueNYC
Raj Khairam - Video Editor
Raj Khairam is currently a Financial Economics major with a minor in Cinema
at SUNY Binghamton University. He enjoys movies, video games, anime, comics, and
several other areas of geekdom. He has made a dozen short films and is currently
TrueNYC's resident editor.
Zigler - Assistant Producer/ Business Development
In true entrepreneurial
style, Jeff has always tried to diversify and educate himself. At the age of 24,
he has had experience in the fields of law, investment banking, upper- and mid-level
corporate management recruiting, and healthcare. He worked full-time as a Professional
Recruiter while earning a business degree from the University of Texas, graduating
in 2004. Jeff currently attends law school in Manhattan, and intends to continue
implementing his entrepreneurial spirit in his law practice.
Kalimi - Director, Young Entrepreneurs Program
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Master's degree from Columbia
University. Since 2002, she has been working in the Liver Transplant Department
at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Kelli's love for children and learning has led
her to work on the establishment of a unique after school program where TrueNYC
facilitators will help children to think and act like an entrepreneur. The goal
is to teach children things they will not learn in school!
Heron - Assistant Producer
Dadrea Heron, a graduate of the Toronto
Film School, recently moved to New York to pursue her career in film and television.
She has a strong background as a Assistant Director on several large scale productions
and is currently applying these skills to help entrepreneurs achieve success through