Founder & CEO
Abhi Sambari is our Founder and CEO. His entrepreneurial path has been long, winding, and anything but conventional.
For starters, Abhi grew up in Mumbai, India and was raised by philanthropic parents. His dad is a doctor who worked wildly long hours but still found time to provide medical services to lower income Mumbai residents. This influence made an indelible impact on Abhi, who cared about helping others from a young age. He joined the workforce during the IT boom in India, and that was his first glimpse into the ways big companies can do good for their communities. He found his footing working for multiple Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson Controls, Anthem and Aetna. But his love for tech coincided with a burgeoning interest in entrepreneurship. He enrolled at the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he received his MBA and the inspiration he needed to propel him forward.
His first venture, Vercel originated as an e-commerce and marketing platform, but has since evolved into a hybrid advertising agency and production company that has created over 700 videos for a large swath of impressive clients such as Netlix, Amgen, UCLA and Public Storage. But Abhi won’t stop there. He wants to continue to grow and make an impact with his work, feeding both his entrepreneurial instincts and his urge to help others. He is determined to push his entrepreneurial skills even further with the creation of The Change You Want to See, and hone in on the intersection of business and doing good within the community. The Change You Want to See manages to scratch both of these itches for Abhi, as a successful business that creates content and awareness for nonprofits and socially conscious companies.
Dillon Magrann Wells
Chief Creative Officer
Dillon Magrann-Wells can do it all. He is a filmmaker-animator-editor-
Dillon’s personal narrative projects have attracted critical acclaim as well, earning acceptance into the Austin Film Festival and Nichols Fellowship program. On top of these accomplishments, Dillon makes time to share his love of film to others by running screenwriting workshops for The Hatchery Press in Los Angeles.
Dillon joined Vercel in 2014, where he became the Chief Creative Officer and continued into that role at The Change You Want To See. He has produced animated, hand-drawn, and live action commercials for a variety of clients at Vercel, including The Grammy Foundation, Amgen and Netflix.