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Our Team

At the DMZ, we love what we do and who we do it with. How can we not? There’s something special about waking up every day to help entrepreneurs achieve their wildest ambitions. Each department, from Programs to Operations, Partnerships to Marketing, takes care in making sure our companies receive the tools and support needed to thrive. It’s our priority to put startups at the heart of everything we do.

Abdullah Snobar

Executive Director, DMZ & CEO, DMZ Ventures

Adeana Ching-A-Sue

Events & Programming Assistant

Aeena Asif

Graphic Design Assistant

Alex Husarewych

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Allison Maitre

Operations & Administrative Assistant

Annie Long

Programs Lead, Investor Relations

Archie

Co-Director, Happiness

Armin Ghanavati

Programs Coordinator

Borna Gholampour

Front Desk and Administrative Assistant

Calypso

Co-Director, Happiness

Chasya Williams

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Darren Shivraj

Programs Lead

Delaram Amani

Programs Execution Lead

Deniz Celebioglu

Sr. Programs Lead

Deyana Attia

Events & Programming Assistant

Emilie Corbo

Digital Marketing Assistant

Emily Collins

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Emily Smiley

Director, Partnerships & Investor Relations

Esther Deng

Talent Development Programs Administrator

Evan Scully

Finance Assistant

Freeman Chow

Manager, Finance & Business Analytics

Gurleen Dablair

Partnerships Assistant

Ikra Saeed

Startup Legal Strategist

Isabella Spiliakos

Startup Legal Strategist

Jamelia Allen

Talent Development Program Coordinator

Jose Bonicelli

Space & Tech Coordinator

Juliesa Adolphus

Partner Stewardship Lead

Justin Prajza

Manager, IT Systems

Liane Coulahan

Director, Marketing and Communications

Luvy Hardy

Public Relations Manager

Maisie Fowler

Marketing & Design Lead

Max Vogrin

Alumni Relations & Special Projects

Merziya Hussain

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Mohi Sanisel

Programs Manager

Mostafa Abdelmeguid

Special Projects Manager

Mya Pham

Service and Events Assistant

Myles Costales

Operations Assistant

Natasha Campagna

Director, Operations & Special Projects

Nicholas Hill

Head, Startup Legal Support & Legal Advisor

Nikolina Susac

Events & Operations Manager

Olivia Fraxedas

Administrative Support Specialist, Office of the Executive Director

Olivia Korbely

Startup Recruitment Assistant

Onem Sandra Osuoka

Venture Recruitment Assistant

Pouria Daliri

Talent Development Programs Specialist

Rose Ghamari

Manager, Entrepreneur & Talent Development

Scout

Head of Social Committee

Shane Flynn

Director, Alumni Relations & Special Programs

Shany Raitsin

Startup Legal Strategist

Sherif El Tawil

Sr. Director, Programs & Global Operations

Stephen Wu

Sr. Programs Lead

Tina Mbachu

Sr. Partnerships Lead

Tugi Guenes

Programs Lead

Vanessa Shiu

Strategic Projects & Administration Manager

Wendy Tran

Full-Stack Developer

Weronika Gruszczynska

Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Director

Yinka Adesesan

Programs Lead

Yumiko Namiki

Global Programs Specialist

Zizi Zarei

Venture Recruitment Manager