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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

Alex Husarewych

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Alix Ali-Dib

SkillHouse Manager

Alyssa Shi

Startup Legal Strategist

Annie Long

Senior Investor Relations Lead


Co-Director, Happiness

Armin Ghanavati

Programs Coordinator

Borna Gholampour

Front Desk and Administrative Assistant


Co-Director, Happiness

Chasya Williams

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Darren Shivraj

Programs Lead

Delaram Amani

Programs Execution Lead

Deniz Celebioglu

Senior Programs Lead

Deyana Attia

Events & Programming Assistant

Dove Parmar

Government Relations Manager

Emily Collins

Marketing and Communication Manager

Emily Smiley

Director, Partnerships & Investor Relations

Evan Scully

Finance Coordinator

Freeman Chow

Finance & Business Analytics Manager

Grace Lu

Digital Marketing Assistant

Gurleen Dablair

Operations & Administrative Assistant

Gurman Johal

Data Analyst

Jamelia Allen

Talent Development Programs Specialist

Joe Mastromatteo

Social Media Coordinator

Jose Bonicelli

Space & Tech Coordinator

Juliesa Adolphus

Partner Stewardship Lead

Justin Prajza

IT Systems Manager

Liane Coulahan

Director, Marketing and Communications

Luvy Hardy

Public Relations Manager

Merziya Hussain

Event Marketing Assistant

Mohi Sanisel

Programs Manager

Mostafa Abdelmeguid

Special Projects Manager

Mya Pham

Service and Events Assistant

Myles Costales

Operations & Administrative Coordinator

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

Olivia Lunderville

Senior Programs Lead

Pouria Daliri

Talent Development Programs Specialist

Rob Colquhoun

Programs Lead

Rose Ghamari

Entrepreneur & Talent Development Manager


Head of Social Committee

Shameel Anwar

Marketing & Design Coordinator

Shane Flynn

Director, Alumni Relations & Special Programs

Shany Raitsin

Startup Legal Strategist

Sherif El Tawil

Senior Director, Programs & Global Operations

Stephen Wu

Senior Programs Lead

Tina Mbachu

Senior 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

Black Innovation Programs Manager

Yumiko Namiki

Global Programs Specialist

Zizi Zarei

Venture Recruitment Manager