Ari Koteles

Ari Koteles

Director, Finance

As Finance Director, Ari is responsible for creating and driving MessageGears’ overall financial strategy. He conducts and oversees all financial modeling and reporting activities, maintains banking and investor relationships, analyzes key performance indicators, and ensures that the company is well positioned for long-term growth.

Ari holds a B.S. in finance and marketing from the University of Virginia. He began his career in investment banking, working alongside entrepreneurs to raise growth capital and achieve successful business outcomes.

Prior to joining MessageGears, Ari worked in corporate development for Turner Broadcasting. His experiences ranged from international content acquisition deals to equity investment rounds in leading media technology and digital publishing companies.