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Yakir Gola

  • Co-founder of goPuff
  • Studied Business Administration at Drexel University
  • Background in portfolio management and marketing for family business

Yakir Gola is a second-generation immigrant who grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Yakir’s desire to pursue business started at home with a marketing gig for his father’s business and led him to Drexel University. There, he and Rafael Ilishayev drew up the early beginnings of Gopuff in Philly. The rest is history. goPuff now delivers everyday essentials, including over the counter medicines, drinks (and alcohol in select markets), food and more.

Since then, Yakir has been mentioned in Forbes “30 under 30” List in Retail & Commerce & named Target Marketer of the Year in 2017. He also earned the Drexel University Founders Award and was mentioned as an Emerging Leader by Valley Youth House. Yakir stays closely involved with Chabad Serving Drexel University & Politz Day School of Cherry Hill.

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