Lev Ekster, Esq. brings a legal and business background to Gambit Ventures.
Currently Lev is admitted to practice law in New York State and serves as the VP of Business Development for a National Hospitality Brand, a privately owned corporation with annual revenue exceeding $700m and over 9,500 employees. He is responsible for revenue growth within the company’s 300 plus locations nationwide. Lev currently consults for Preferred Merchant Services and Live Fast Group which are both rapidly growing local New York City businesses and sits on the Board of the New York Law School Alumni Association.
Upon graduating from New York Law School cum laude in 2009, Lev founded CupcakeStop which ballooned to five locations and nation-wide shipping and was later acquired in 2011. Due to the rapid expansion of this company fueled in large part by his expert use of social media, he was selected as a winner of the 2011 British Airways Face-to-Face Competition, spoke at the United Nations on Second Annual World Entrepreneurship Day, was a contributing author in The Big Book of Social Media and has spoken on several industry panels around the country.