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Our Experts-in-Residence

Our Experts-in-Residence (EiRs) are hand-selected mentors that work closely with DMZ founders to help them grow and scale their businesses. EiRs have comprehensive knowledge and extensive business backgrounds and can advise founders on sales process, revenue growth, product design, pitch coaching, marketing, and more. Most importantly, they hold our founders accountable for the vision of their own companies.

Alex Thibault

Business Strategy

Ali Kiassat

Sales and Business Development

Alnur Ismail

Engineering and Product

Andrea Matheson


Andrew Ricchetti

AI, Analytics, Data Science

Anthony Lau

Product, Sales

Arabi Siva

Marketing & Go-to-Market

Berjesty Kozanoglu

User Experience Design

Christian Grunt


Corey Peck

Operations & Strategy

David Ceolin

Sales, Growth, Business Models

Eugene Bomba

Capital raising

Frank Erschen


Gina Bowen


Hackim Farrell

Cybersecurity, Product

Javed Maqsood

GTM Strategy and Customer Success

Jodi Echakowitz

Public Relations

Johanna deBoer


Karen Hogg

Customer Success

Mandeep Saini

Budgeting and Forecasting

Mansi Vagt

Marketing, Brand Management

Mark Angelo

Business Strategy, Healthcare

Martin Croteau


Michael Low

Sales, Procurement, Operations for SMBs

Michael McCarthy

Business Strategy

Mira Soullen

Marketing Strategy

Monica Abramov

Product, Retail Strategy and Marketing

Nathan Prescott

Digital Marketing

Prad Sekar

Pitch and Storytelling

Rafael Antiquera

Growth Strategy

Raja Chakravorti

Business Development

Shawn Compton


Shawna Stewart

HR, Operations

Shilpa Mandhan

Customer Success, GTM Strategy

Steven Delaney

Business Strategy

Sultan Mehrabi


Tai Silvey

Business Development, Strategy

Ted Killin

Writing & Communications Strategy