Board of Directors

About

Deepak Chopra, MD

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.  Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of over 89 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

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Poonacha Machaiah

MANAGING DIRECTOR / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Poonacha Machaiah is the CEO of The Chopra Foundation, dedicated to improving health, social and planetary wellbeing. Co-founder of Seva.Love the metaverse platform for wellbeing and ChopraX, a venture platform backing transformative entrepreneurs reimagining the future of health and wellbeing, along with world-renowned mind-body medicine pioneer and New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra, MD.

He has co-founded initiatives such as NeverAlone® to address mental well-being and suicide prevention. Co-founded CIRCA®, an anxiety management platform, along with Srini Pillay, MD — Harvard-trained psychiatrist and brain researcher, and Cyberhuman.ai, a personalized AI platform for optimizing health and wellness.

He is on the board of transformative companies such as The Healing Company, Beacon Media, Limitless Minds and Reulay. He has also held senior management positions at Nortel, Iridium, Motorola and Sasken. He holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.

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Ajay K. Gupta

DIRECTOR

Ajay Gupta, CPWA® CRPC® CIMA® is a wealth management veteran and most recently, retired Chief Investment Strategist of Creative Planning, a $200 Billion registered investment advisor.

Mr. Gupta earned his Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in finance. At the Wharton School of Business’ Advanced Training Program, he received the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation. Mr. Gupta completed the Private Equity and Venture Capital (PEVC) program at the Harvard Business School, as well as the Certified Private Wealth Advisor Education Program from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

Ajay now sits on the board of CAZ Investments, a 20-year-old firm that provides exclusive access to unique alternatives. He is also a board member of the Tony Robbins Foundation. He and his family are active in the community with various philanthropic endeavors via his family foundation.  

Ajay enjoys the company of fascinating people, international travels, fine dining, exploring investment opportunities, and most importantly spending quality time with his wife and 3 children.

Mr. David Steinberg

DIRECTOR

David Steinberg has dedicated his 30 years of professional experience to shaping the technology and marketing industries through the creation, acquisitions of, and investment in up-and-coming companies, transforming them into high-growth entities. He has been Co-Founder and CEO of six different companies: two being unicorns (both of which he has taken public), three of which have been acquired in multi-million dollar deals, and one that is still private. Today, David serves as CEO of Zeta Global (NYSE: ZETA), the company he co-founded with John Sculley (former Apple CEO and Pepsi President). David leads the company with his strategic vision, industry foresight, and acumen. Zeta became public on the New York Stock Exchange in June 2021. Prior to Zeta, David founded InPhonic and served as Chairman and CEO of both Sterling Cellular and Sterling Communications. David additionally dedicates his time and expertise to advising companies. He founded the CAIVIS Investment Corporation in 2007 and currently sits on numerous Boards, including the Board of Impact, and On-Demand Pharmaceuticals, where he is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman. He also founded The David A. Steinberg Foundation to help disadvantaged children with a focus on nutrition, education, and caregiving. David holds a B.A. in Economics from Washington & Jefferson College.
Kevin Levy

CORPORATE COUNSEL

Kevin Levy is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Miami office and leads the firm’s Technology Transactions Team. For more than 25 years, Kevin has advised innovative companies at all stages of growth on business, corporate and technology matters, including U.S. and foreign-based global corporations, technology enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures.

Kevin is known for his personalized approach to solving problems and providing practical, real-world advice on mergers and acquisitions, complex IT development and outsourcing, and data privacy and security matters. He also provides strategic counseling for clients on corporate structuring and restructuring, intellectual property and technology licensing, and delivery of online services.

Kevin was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Technology Law by Best Lawyers in America® for 2016, 2019, and 2021, and in 2017 was presented with the “Salute to Miami’s Leaders” Award by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. He has also received recognition from numerous other industry publications, including Super Lawyers, Florida TrendSouth Florida Business Journal and Business Leader Media. Kevin is frequently interviewed by regional and national media on current business and technology law issues and trends.

In addition to practicing law, Kevin has devoted substantial time, energy and mentorship to developing the Florida technology community, including serving as the chair of the Computer and Technology Law Committee of The Florida Bar, chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Technology and Bioscience Committee, and as co-chair of the Beacon Council’s Information and Technology Committee, as well as a mentor for local and national accelerator and incubator programs and numerous start-up ventures.