That Guy: Yoram Heller


With a degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business, most would follow the well-trodden path into the corporate world. Yoram Heller decided to pave his own path, though. After graduation, he picked up and moved to Argentina on a whim, where he worked as a soccer commentator. Taking the advice of his amazing mother to, “just go for it,” he lived life to the max and enjoyed every second.

After returning to the U.S., Yoram began working in open-source infrastructure and has been doing so ever since. A man of many talents, there's not much that Yoram can't do. He's a soccer commentator, tech-industry whiz, world-traveler, and the list goes on. The first intern at American Apparel, he's also quite the fashion guru and started a very successful fashion line in 2008 with his sister called, The Hellers. Yoram's passion for life is apparent in everything he does and with the world at his fingertips, he isn't afraid to grab a fistful.

If you could describe yourself in three words, what would those words be?

Adventure, insatiable, contented.

Tell us about a girl in your life who rocks.

Obviously, my girlfriend Alisa Gould-Simon. She is crushing life on a day-to-day basis and yet still finds time to love me. I'm also constantly amazed by my sister, Dania Heller. She's taken The Hellers to unforeseen heights; she's a creative force and I'm proud to share her DNA.

What are your dreams/goals/ambitions?

To consistently make the people around me their best self.

What are you most proud of?

My friends.

What do you find most sexy about a girl?

Sense of humor/willingness to adventure.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Doing something completely different. Firefighting in Alaska? Taking a wheelchair up Everest? Who knows!

What is the number one item on your bucket list?

Not sure I have a bucket list, but I guess I would say doing the Camino, walking from Southern France to Northwest Spain, ending in Santiago de Compostela.

Who has been the biggest male influence in your life and why?

Probably my dad. He gave my siblings and I the gift of taste.

What is the biggest risk you've ever taken and what did you learn from it?

Moving to Argentina after school to become a soccer commentator. It taught me to be comfortable and embrace uncertainty.

What is one stereotype about men that isn't really true?

We don't like to share product (lotions, creams, serums, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) with one another. I love getting ready for the day with another man!

*Interview conducted and compiled by Lauren Rhew* 

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