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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.

Ali Kiassat

Sales and Business Development.

Andrea Matheson


Andreas Souvaliotis

Business Strategy

Andrew Ricchetti

AI, Analytics, Data Science

Anthony Lau

Product, Sales

Brian Gallant

Government Relations

Christian Grunt


Cyrus Cooper

Hospitality, Customer Service

Ehab Bazan

Operations Optimization and Supply Chain Improvement Strategy

Eugene Bomba

Capital raising

Frank Erschen


Gina Bowen


Hackim Farrell

Cybersecurity, Product

Jodi Echakowitz

Public Relations

Kareem Arafat

Senior tech executive

Karen Hogg

Customer Success

Liane Coulahan


Manu Kabahizi

Product, Fundraising

Martin Croteau


Michael McCarthy

Business Strategy

Monica Abramov

Product, Retail Strategy and Marketing

Myron Parks

Principal Agile Coach

Nancy Spotton

Performance Coach & Team Connection Innovator

Naveed Ahmad

CEO Coaching

Rick Hill


Ryan Nahas

Sales and Growth

Sultan Mehrabi