Meet the Team

Joshua H – Founder / Chief Executive Officer

College/University Attended: Santa Monica College / University of California Los Angeles

Born and raised in Los Angeles California, Josh started building companies at age 16. Starting from a cell phone repair business that he ran on ebay, he is now involved in a number of online start-ups; his biggest being He has a huge passion for business (like everyone on the team) and spends a majority of time every day growing the companies he believes in.

Inspirations: People who are successful, and happy with what they have.
Favorite Quote:  Am I good, or am I good? I’m good.
Favorite thing about PYB:  The PIN-system.
Favorite place to visit:  Europe.
Favorite foods:  Kabob. Pizza. Nachos. Chinese Food. Sushi.

Hobbies:  Sports including soccer, basketball, football, baseball, and hockey. Start-ups. Engineering. Web Development. Socializing. Comedy-hour. Playing Piano. Break Dancing. and More!

Phillip K –
CoFounder / Chief Financial Officer

College/University Attended: Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Born and raised in Manhattan New York, Phil sold his first company (CPM inc. a door to door computer repair service that specialized in everything “Computer, Parts, and Maintance”) at the age of 15. His high passion for eliminating the monopolistic practices textbook companies impose on students is what fuels his passion for “Seriously why is my ‘Intro to Marketing’ Book $400?”

Inspirations: Boaz Weinstein, Larry Ellison, Kevin O’Leary
Favorite Quote:  “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.“– Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s
Favorite thing about PYB: It saves students buying books money by offering them significantly lower prices and it also gives students who are selling books more money in their pockets. Win, win for everyone.
Favorite place to visit:  Hawaii
Favorite foods:  Lasagna, New York Strip Steak, & BBQ Ribs.

Hobbies:  Skiing, Surfing, Baseball (Go Yankees!), Basketball, Cooking, Ball Room Dancing, Traveling.

Vladimir D –
CoFounder / Chief Technology Officer

Colleges/University attended: University of California, Davis

Vladimir is a highly motivated, self-driven software engineer with interests and emphasis on web and mobile technologies. He possesses extensive knowledge in building Android, iOS and Web systems. Vladimir has 5+ industry experience working on large scale web applications.

Inspirations: My parents, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Erwin Schrodinger
Favorite Quotes: I think, therefore I am. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Favorite thing about PYB: Meet up with classmates to exchange books on your campus! Fast, efficient and FREE.
Favorite place to visit: The world!
Favorite food: Chicken, prepared in any and every permutation.

Hobbies: Engineering :) But when I’m not engineering: Rock climbing, ballroom dancing, hip hop dancing, playing guitar, hiking, & beer pong.