TEAM


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Bryan

Talebi

CO-FOUNDER, CEO

Bryan has been in leadership, sales management, and sales training for fifteen years. Started his career at NASA at age of 16. Recently, he was the Head of Sales at Sols, Vice-President of Sales at Bizzabo, Vice-President of Global Sales and Sales Operations at Vestorly, and Inside Sales Manager at ZocDoc. His specialty is taking early stage companies to profitability.



 
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Mikhail Gervits

CO-FOUNDER, HEAD OF DESIGN

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Mikhail brings with him over 15 years of experience developing digital product and marketing campaigns. Starting his career at RG/A, Mikhail was the creative lead for MTV, Digitas, and Ogilvy while collaborating with brands Nike, Samsung, IBM, and Microsoft.

 
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Stella

CPO

Stella Talebaby is the newest member of the Ahura team! She is a Pomski puppy, who has become the company mascot. Stella is taking her current position as Chief Nap Officer very seriously and doing a stellar job!

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Barnaby
Bienkowski

CO-FOUNDER,, VP OF ENGINEERING

Barnaby has over a decade of Silicon Valley expertise. Since receiving his degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology, he has pursued a career in technology systems. Barnaby has worked at Intel as the lead software engineer and product owner for the self driving car unit. In addition to his experience founding a startup, he has knowledge in creating and scaling global software.

 
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Dan Bersak

TECHNOLOGY

Dan's multiple degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering from M.I.T. and Yale bring a strong technical expertise to Ahura's product development team. His fifteen year career includes such positions as CTO of HuddleUp, CTO of Fusar Technologies, CTO of American Unmanned Systems, and Director of Advanced Technology at Sols. He has deep knowledge in media, robotics, consumer electronics, and startups.

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Sasha Raskin

CO-FOUNDER, VP OF CONTENT & PARTNERSHIPS

Sasha Raskin spent the past 10 years building careers and narratives for authors as a literary agent. Most recently, she worked at UTA, one of the biggest talent agencies in the world. She has represented dozens of national and international bestsellers and worked with authors ranging from neuroscientists to some of the most famous artists in the world to business executives and novelists. She began college at 16 and graduated with Honors from UC Berkeley with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience. She is excited to bring her love of storytelling and community building to the ed tech space.

 
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Sofia Trexler

BUSINESS ANALYST

Sofia is a recent graduate from Ohio University, majoring in International Business and Entrepreneurship. She has consulted for several international companies to foster sustainable growth and capitalize on emerging technologies. Sofia will be performing market research as well as analyzing business requirements and processes.

ADVISERS


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Dr. Parissa Ballard

Stanford Doctorate in Developmental
& Psychological Sciences,
Assistant Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine

 
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Jordan Lejuwaan

CEO of Zerospace

 
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Daniel Boyce

Partner & VP of Marketing + Services - Digimatiq Marketing

Board Member of American Marketing Association

Masters In Business Administration

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Dr. Hee Jin Bang

Masters in Education, Human Development, and Psychology from Harvard University
Ph.D. in Education from NYU

 
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Nadya Higgins

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Elementary School Principles Association

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Dr. Ned Gandevani

Harvard University Professor
Program Chair for MSF and RMI at NECB
CEO of NMG Capital Group

 
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Lee Pepper

Former CMO at Foundations Recovery Network,
CMO of Specialty Care