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Aki Hashmi


Feb 2017 — Present

Passionate about consumer health, beauty, longevity, technology and startups

About Me

I’m a data-driven consumer internet and software executive who knows how to develop large audiences and build multi-platform distribution and monetization businesses. Proven track record of hitting or exceeding business objectives. Key focus areas include innovation & entrepreneurship, product development, business strategy, marketing, business development, finance, and general management. Strong background in both seed-stage and growth companies—driven by results and building great teams and companies.

Global 1000 experience - Morgan Stanley, Reuters & Knight Ridder
Proven Entrepreneurial & Business Leader
Venture Capital Market Experience:
Five Venture Start-Ups – 4 successful acquisition (2 public & 2 private)& Raised $50 million-plus i in financing
Track Record of Building Revenue
Board Level Experience - both public and private
Strong Product Management, Marketing, and Business Development Experience

Passionate about consumer health, beauty, longevity, technology and startups


CEO at SkinSAFE Inc

May 2017 — Present

Phoenix, AZ

SVP/GM Owned & Operated Media at PulsePoint (acquired by Internet Brands)

May 2011 — Apr 2014

San Francisco, CA

Chief Marketing Officer at Allvoices.com

Nov 2007 — May 2011

San Francisco, CA

CEO at Kalat

Mar 2004 — Mar 2008

President and COO at Nextdoor

Jan 2000 — Nov 2001

Executive Vice President at Terra Lycos Quote.com

Jan 1999 — Oct 2000

Vice President, GM at Reuters America

Jun 1996 — Dec 1998

Global Manager - Strategic Group at Knight Ridder Financial

Jun 1993 — Jun 1996

Operator can advise on


Providing guidance, knowledge, and connections to aid in advancing your career.

Business/Product strategy

Help determining the direction of your business and what you want it to look like in the future as well as defining what you hope to accomplish with your product, and how to plan to do so.

Domain Expertise Advice

Anywhere from building and scaling a DTC business to new product launches, hacking growth and helping companies partner to grow faster

Why book a 1:1 meeting?

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What is Operator?

Operator is a platform that enables anyone or any brand seeking advice, support or feedback to connect one-on-one with a curated group of global leaders, one video call at a time.

Who is Operator for?

Operator is for any individual or brand that is seeking domain expertise advice, business strategy guidance, mentorship or support from our curated group of leading marketers and communications specialists.

How is Operator different than the Publicist marketplace?

Operator was created to support individuals who are looking for advice, support or inspiration from Experts. Operators share guidance but they do not produce any tangible deliverables. While brands can hire talent from Publicist platform for strategic support, The Publicist marketplace is geared towards brands who are looking to hire talent to execute on specific projects or deliverables. The Publicist marketplace and Operator offerings are complementary. With Operator, individuals and brands will gain valuable insights and get specific guidance on anything from how to scale a business, to what it is like to run a marketing and communications team and so much more. Once they’ve received advice, they can go to the Publicist marketplace and search for talent to execute on new initiatives.

How it Works



Individuals browse Operator’s profiles and rates



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