Board of Advisors

James Goldman  Founder
CEO of Bighawk LLC

James Goldman is the Founder, President, and Managing Director of Bighawk, LLC (“Bighawk”). Prior to launching Bighawk, Mr. Goldman was the Founder/CEO of JWG Associates, Inc., a $135 million advertising agency with 250 employees in 10 offices in the US that was acquired in 2001 by TMP Worldwide, Inc.  In 1996, Mr. Goldman also founded Editorial Urbano Publishing, which was acquired by Crain’s Communications, Inc. in 2001. Mr. Goldman is an angel investor with Golden Seeds and continues to develop new business ventures. Mr. Goldman is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Management, and was a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), UJA and AIPAC. 

Jewish Credentials include:

Camp Baurcrest Jewish Boy's Camp color war captain.
He is ranked the number 25th Best Jewish Salsa Dancer on the UES.  He hopes to meet 1-24 at an MOT Dinner.

Roy Abrams
CEO of Real Connex

Roy is a seasoned real estate professional and business leader with a 25 year proven track record in the industry. He has held senior positions in Blue Chip technology companies in UK, Africa, and the USA. He has an accomplished history of leading companies in both the private and public areas. In 2005, he founded GPI RE Group a Real Estate development and Investment organisation with a presence in the UK, Poland, Romania, and latterly in the USA. His most recent venture,, brings together his extensive real estate, technology, and business skills.


Jewish Credentials include: 


Roy is one of the few Jewish polo players, a crackerjack squash player, and claims to preside over the most meaningful and shortest Passover Seders.

Audrey Jacobs
Funding Partner at Our Crowd

Audrey Jacobs is a founding Partner at OurCrowd, a leading global VC hybrid marketplace investing platform. Based in Israel, OurCrowd allows accredited investors worldwide to identify, research and invest in leading startups in Israel and around the world. Audrey oversees the Americas activities, builds the investor community and leverages the investors' network to develop the OurCrowd portfolio companies. 


Prior to OurCrowd, Audrey spent two decades building brands for technology companies with leading global public relations firms such as Porter Novelli. Audrey worked in Jewish education and later Audrey launched the US Israel Startup Nations Series to create partnerships and educate about the opportunities of investing in Israeli innovation. Audrey studied Finance at Columbia University, received an inaugural AltMBA from Seth Godin and was a Nahum Goldmann Fellow.

Audrey is a proud 6 generation Texas Jew.  In addition to baking the best Challah every Friday night and  hosts creative costumed Passover Seders.  She has also been a national Jewish education leader and a global advocate for Israel.   

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