Blog Contributors

Charlie Abrahams

Charlie Abrahams

Charlie is a recognized and energetic executive with an established record of creating a strong European presence for leading global technology companies. His experience includes re-building and running the EMEA organization for Network General Corporation after its divesture from Network Associates, during which he grew the organization’s revenue significantly. Previously, he was hired by Plumtree Software (later acquired by BEA) to create the European business from scratch, signing on Global 100 customers and adding consulting services. Abraham’s prior experience also includes executive positions at Amdahl Corporation, IBM and Burroughs Machines. Based in London, Abrahams has a Master’s degree with honours in economics and sociology from Cambridge University and held a scholarship to King Edward’s School in Birmingham.

Heather Brockway

Heather Brockway

Heather is an Enterprise Domain Consultant within our Professional Services team, leading many of our Domain Advisory Service projects. She has over 10 years of experience in the domain name and online brand protection industries, working in the consulting, data analysis and portfolio management fields. Heather has personally managed Fortune 100 domain portfolios and is currently helping clients develop registration strategies and budget estimates for the new gTLD program.

Akino Chikada

Akino Chikada

Akino is a Brand Protection Product Marketing Manager for the MarkMonitor AntiFraud solutions. She started her career in public relations and marketing in London and has worked in Europe, Asia and the United States. She has led and served interim roles in global marketing strategies, product marketing, events management, public relations, corporate communications and regional marketing. Akino holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University College of London, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and has trilingual fluency in English, Italian and Japanese.

Olesia Klevchuk

Olesia Klevchuk

Olesia Klevchuk is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at MarkMonitor responsible for the Brand Protection and AntiPiracy suites of products. In her role, Olesia focuses on understanding challenges around brand protection, digital piracy and IP abuse faced by global brands both online and in the mobile space. Olesia has over 10 years of experience working in the IT sector helping global brands understand how technologies can improve their businesses. In more recent years she focused on ways online data and technologies can protect brands and intellectual property online.

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Kiran Malancharuvil

Kiran is the Internet Policy Counselor for MarkMonitor. Kiran represents the interests of MarkMonitor clients at ICANN, INTA and IACC. She is a trademark attorney with experience in international and domestic trademark prosecution, litigation and brand protection counseling. Prior to completing her law degree at American University in Washington, DC, Kiran worked in the twin fields of advertising and marketing, where she honed her skills in brand development and protection.

Maya Markovich

Maya Markovich

Maya Markovich is Sr. Manager of Product Marketing at MarkMonitor. She has primary product marketing responsibility for MarkMonitor anti-counterfeiting technology and services. Her experience ranges from strategic technology adoption to developing best practices and identifying industry trends. Maya practiced as a plaintiff’s side civil litigator prior to entering the tech industry on the product management side in 2006. In that capacity she honed her skills as a subject matter expert on topics relating to the intersection of law and technology, including e-discovery and litigation support platforms. She then transitioned to product marketing and joined Mark Monitor 2014 to craft targeted brand protection solutions for clients in a variety of verticals. Maya is a California native and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology from Stanford University, and her JD from University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Dan Morton

Dan Morton

Dan is a Product Marketing Manager for MarkMonitor. During the past five years he has focused on a wide range of issues including affiliate and partner compliance, online traffic diversion, trademark and search engine policy abuse in pay-per-click advertising, social media brand abuse and online celebrity impersonation. In his current role, Dan helps communicate details of MarkMonitor Brand Protection internally and externally with a special focus on topics related to partner compliance and pay-per-click advertising abuse.

Chris Niemi

Chris Niemi

Chris is the gTLD Program Manager for MarkMonitor. With over nine years of experience, he is an expert in TLD operations, having supported the New gTLD Program, TLD launches, domain portfolio research and domain name management. In his time at MarkMonitor, Chris has worked on multiple New gTLD applications, led teams of operations specialists that provided global ccTLD support and client-related research projects, executed the on-boarding process for several Fortune 1000 companies’ large ccTLD domain name portfolios, managed the full .CO [Colombia] launch from liberalization to general availability and delivered various other TLD-related support services.

Alison Simpson

Alison Simpson

Alison is Product Marketing Manager of Domain Management at MarkMonitor. With over 11 years of experience in the domain name industry, Alison has worked closely with several Fortune 1000 companies and has managed a team of Client Services Managers that provide support to MarkMonitor customers. Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Management including domain registration, domain maintenance, and domain strategy and implementation.