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spoiled NYC launched over the winter of 2015, as co-founders Pavel and Danny were looking for cool sh*t to do in New York City. Of course, they knew where and how to find that, but there was simply too much of it.

They found themselves inundated with information that was worth having, but nothing really worth reading. It was without curation, and they couldn’t tell a good experience worth having from an overrated one not worth the time or money.

Simply put, New Yorkers deserved better, and they knew it.

This company was founded on the idea that a better lifestyle, one rich in experiences and adventures worth having, can and should be accessible to anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

But up to that point, there were so many people making noise without any discernible voice, that it all felt like a disembodied conversation. Everyone was essentially saying the same thing to no real end other than to say it louder than the person next to them.


spoiled is not about that life.

spoiled’s also not about fundamentally changing that conversation, either. It’s still one worth having, so we’re changing the course of it, steering it in a different direction because the sheer volume of those talking left too much undiscovered.

We’re millennials of the opinion that we deserve better. But not just us. We. As in you, me, and everyone you know. We deserve better within our means, and we deserve the opportunity to explore something outside of our means. That’s what the spoiled lifestyle is all about.

It’s about enriching the life you have―wherever you are in it―with experiences worth having and sharing, for the simple reason that you deserve it.
Pavel Konoplenko
Chief Executive Officer & Co‑Founder
Pavel Konoplenko
Chief Executive Officer & Co‑Founder
He came to Brooklyn when he was 8 and enjoys the simple things in life―like ketchup, buckwheat, and colorful long socks (seriously, he puts ketchup on more things than he cares to admit).

Pavel’s a futurist, and often thinks about how technology and its role in society is changing, how media gets consumed, and how people interact. His phone is filled with audiobooks, podcasts, and artsy photos. He owns a bookcase filled with books he hasn’t yet started, but it works well for aesthetics. Music is life; catch him asking for the aux cord in an Uber. Skrt skrt.

Ultimately, he’s just trying to make Kanye proud.
Danny Giardullo
Chief Operating Officer & Co‑Founder
Danny Giardullo
Chief Operating Officer & Co‑Founder
He’s a native New Yorker―born and raised in the Bronx for 18 years―and the son of two immigrant Italians. A borderline millennial who loves to eat and drink. Anything… literally. (Especially crumbs.)

He played an integral part in building the ad network for Datran Media (now PulsePoint), an online marketing company in the 2000s, which exclusively serviced more Fortune 1000 Brands as their email agency of record than any other media network. Ever. Basically, if you received an email in the 2000s, it was because of this guy. (Get at me, bruh.)
Stanislav Synko
Chief Technology Officer
Stanislav Synko
Chief Technology Officer
Jamison Hackelman
Editor-in-Chief, Director of Account Services
Jamison Hackelman
Editor-in-Chief, Director of Account Services
Quintessential millennial. Unapologetic transplant.

Writer. Editor. Publisher. Eater. Drinker. Amateur film and TV critic. Middle child. Cultural time traveler. Lover of food and liquor, Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Food & Liquor,’ and Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60.

He read 3 books in 3 weeks to start off 2016. He hasn’t finished one since. Dammit. He’s trying not to die while walking from 18th and 6th to WTC playing Pokemon Go. To date, he’s been successful.
Jackie Stockinger
Brand Manager
Jackie Stockinger
Brand Manager
Ever wonder what an English and Leadership major with a degree in Baking & Pastry does with her schooling? She goes into marketing, as one does.

Jackie spends most of her free time enjoying a glass (read: bottle) of wine, listening to audiobooks, and cuddling her beloved dog, Cooper.
Rodney Hazard
Creative Director
Rodney Hazard
Creative Director
Rodney Hazard is a multifaceted artist with a focus on music and art direction. His lucid production styles can be heard in artists like AZ, Heavy D, A$AP Mob, and Joe Budden.

Drawing from a wide range of inspiration, Rodney's work is a direct reflection of his left-field way of thinking. His past clients include Samsung, AT&T, Bacardi, and Warner Brothers, and by night he DJs in and around NYC, as well as opens for acts such as Future, Run The Jewels, Alchemist, and Mannie Fresh.
Michael Tonge
Director, Media Strategy & Partnerships
Michael Tonge
Director, Media Strategy & Partnerships
When this Brooklyn native isn’t building out media strategies for top-tier brands, he’s curating and promoting the visual arts. Though he may have the stature of a (former) defensive-lineman, this city-slicker can talk strategy with the best of 'em.

As the co-founder of The Culture LP, and strategist at Giant Spoon, free time is rare but often occupied by gallery visits and trendy culinary adventures. His life is pretty Instagrammable; don’t believe us? Follow him @Mikey718_
Oleksii Shevchenko
Lead Developer
Oleksii Shevchenko
Lead Developer