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

Alyssa Torres

Events & Services Coordinator

Amanda Offor

Partnerships Ambassador

Aran Pathmanathan

Accounting Assistant


Co-Director, Happiness

Argentina Nitsopoulos

Satellite Programs Assistant


Co-Director, Happiness

Cassandra Van Wyck

Special Projects Lead

Curtis Dizon

Digital Marketing Ambassador

Daniel Momot

Operations & Admin Ambassador

Deniz Celebioglu

Program Lead, Satellite Programs

Emily Collins

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Emily Hall

Satellite Programs Coordinator

Emily Smiley

Head of Programs & Investor Relations

Esther Deng

Events and Programming Ambassador

Freeman Chow

Senior Financial Officer

Gabriella Yapp

Marketing & Communications Ambassador

Haseeb Khawaja

Digital Marketing and Communications Lead

Jahleel Jno-Baptiste Stewart

Black Innovation Program Assistant

Janey Buzugbe

Head, Black Innovation Programs and Partnerships

Jerson de Luis

Service and Events Assistant

Jose Bonicelli

Space and Tech Assistant

Joy Kim

Graphics Ambassador

Juliesa Adolphus

Partnerships & Investor Relations Assistant

Justin Prajza

Full-Stack Developer

Katlynn Sverko

Head of Global & Corporate Partnerships

Luvy Hardy

Public Relations Coordinator

Madavi Sooriyapperuma

Programs & Partnerships Coordinator

Maddy Dinsdale

Community Experience Specialist

Madison Henry

Sandbox Programs Assistant

Maisie Fowler

Marketing and Design Coordinator

Mohi Sanisel

Program Lead


Assistant to the Regional Manager

Natasha Campagna

Director, Marketing & Communications

Naveed Tagari

Strategic Programs Specialist

Nouhaila Chelkhaoui

Manager, Women Founders Programs

Olivia Fraxedas

Administrative Support Specialist, Office of the Executive Director

Omar El Araby

International & Recruitment Lead

Shane Flynn

Head of Talent Development

Sherif El Tawil

Senior Director, Programs & Partnerships

Sweeny Mangal

Partners Success Lead

Tina Mbachu

Program Lead, Black Innovation Programs

Vanessa Shiu

Manager, Administration, Diversity & Inclusion

Vartika Manasvi

Program Lead, Incubator

Wendy Tran

Front-end Developer

Weronika Gruszczynska

Manager, Office of the Executive Director