Jesse Tevelow


Jesse's first company, PlayQ, has generated over $100M in digital currency sales via its playful games. He's now bringing social incentives and gamification mechanics to the real world using crypto.

Jesse is no stranger to blockchain technology. His marketing agency, LaunchTeam, has helped over 50 blockchain companies raise $500M over the past 6 years.

James Sommerville

Brand Design | Story

James was formerly the Global VP of Design for Coca-Cola, one of the most recognizable brands in history. Earlier in his career, he founded the ATTIK Design agency (funded by Prince Charles).

He is also the Founder of KnownUnknown, a community of A-list designers who are working on the Praise project. James has experience building timeless brands and has led countless global campaigns for Fortune 100 companies.

Conor Harrington

Financing / Strategy

Conor is a multi-award-winning Producer with over 35 years in the entertainment industry across TV, feature films, animation development, production, marketing, and financing.

Most recently, Conor co-founded Giant Animation Studios, scaling it from a standing start into a major player in the animation industry. Giant now boasts 250 employees, serving A-list clients including Apple, DreamWorks, and Disney.

Richard Parr

Social | Community

  • Richard has worked in various capacities within Discord, X, and Telegram, including infrastructure, community engagement, and growth. 
  • He is a member of multiple DAO groups and has previously helped manage massive Discord servers, like Shiba Inu.

Jason Melo

VP of Engineering | Integrations

  • CTO of TouchBrick, building industry-standard protocols in AI, FinTech, and Blockchain
  • Co-founded the first US-regulated crypto exchange, itBit/Paxos
  • Founded CrossBorder Solutions, a $1B unicorn AI-driven Enterprise Tax SaaS platform

Alicia Corven

Producer | Innovation Liaison

  • Former Executive Producer of Worldwide Events at Apple
  • Former VP of Creative Ops at Showtime
  • Five-time Emmy-winning producer
  • 20+ year career in storytelling through print, video, audio, and live event production

Rob Lugo

Praise Media | Partnerships

  • Specializes in experiential NFTs, traditional licensing, and derivatives of iconic IP and art. 
  • A crypto enthusiast with deep relationships in Hollywood across Influencers and Celebrities.

Thunder Rockets

Art and Illustration

  • Thunder Rockets is a boutique art studio based in São Paulo operated by Marcos and Matt. They have become part of the Praise team. 
  • Thunder Rockets has worked with major brands like Google and Redbull.