Raphi Salem, Five Blocks’  Senior Growth Specialist, leads the New York office and champions the company’s partnership creation, growth, and expansion.

As an entrepreneur, he started his own Internet and E-commerce company in 1997, and has consulted with, built, and managed the digital presence for hundreds of organizations and professionals in the United States, Europe, and Israel. He is a skilled expert in the fields of Reputation Management, SEO, SEM, Social Media, and both E-mail and Affiliate Marketing. Raphi has held senior positions at various technology companies focused on digital and integrated marketing, having started his career at BBDO Advertising, NBC Television, and Cablevision before moving to the Start-Up Nation to work with Direct Satellite Television, OLiVR/LivePicture, and other ventures. Raphi is also the founder of two business networking organizations and is a sought after public speaker — passionate about technology, community, networking, and business strategy.

Raphi has a BA in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from Queens College in New York and has taught “Internet Marketing Essentials” at Pace University in New York City and Westchester, NY. In his spare time and depending on the season, Raphi can be found spending time on the softball or ultimate frisbee field, on his road or mountain bike, on skis or ice skates, or on his phone playing chess.

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