The Leadership Team

The original idea of Giftapart, the simplistic method of crowdfunding gifts by way of parts, was conceived by Liana Pedroso while studying at NYU for her Masters Degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications several years ago. After planning and development, Filipe Pedroso, an award-winning attorney with 20 years of experience managing his successful law offices and respected community leader, closed his law offices to grow the original concept into a truly fully-encompassing experience with all the bells and whistles of a complete ecommerce platform thoroughly accomplishing the goal of what is at the heart of Giftapart, perfecting social ecommerce and gifting. Giftapart is led with an experienced Board of Directors, and has been able to attract the very best of software developers.

"Giftapart is obsessed with providing our users with an awesome experience. We know that trust is earned, and we are determined to earn your trust. Giftapart only works with credible, ethical and established retailers. No third-party sellers here, so our customers can be assured that they are always buying legitimate, real products. In today's counterfeit-filled ecommerce markets, it's refreshing and comforting to know that when you shop through Giftapart, you know exactly what you're getting."

Filipe, CEO & Co-founder

Filipe Pedroso, Esq.


Award-winning attorney, 3-time elected Councilman, experienced entrepreneur, business leader, and current and prior Board member of other various organizations.

Liana Valeeva Pedroso


A public relations and corporate communications expert with international experience and Master’s Degrees in the field from both Bashkir and New York University.

Jeffrey Vanderbeek


Prior owner and Chairman of the NJ Devils NHL franchise and The Prudential Center; and former Managing Partner responsible for Capital Markets at  Lehman Bros..

Jeffrey Foose


Managing Partner of AERIS Capital, with extensive experience in tech startups, commodity investments, management, software development and accounting.

Henrique Pedroso


A serial entrepreneur and law school graduate, grew and led his businesses with hundreds of employees from the ground-up into successful ventures.

Kevyn Jaremko


Summa Cum Laude graduate from NJIT with a BS in computer science, received many academic distinctions and awards, as well as a proven successful software developer.

Robert Dudas, Jr.

DIRECTOR, OPS & mobile apps

Graduate of Rutgers University’s computer science program, with extensive knowledge of AI, data structures, computer architecture, and mobile software design and implementation.

Todd Hendrickson


Over twenty years of experience in large-scale IT projects, provides end-to-end solutions across all verticals, develops complex infrastructure architecture and data center management.