Joe GardnerCo-founder, CEO Los Angeles
Joe sold his first startup before the age of 30 and has been investing in, advising for and building startups ever since. Joe’s passion lies in connecting people on both sides of technology and business to turn innovative startups into great companies. Outside of building companies, Joe is dedicated to helping families affected by autism through his charitable efforts.
Wojciech SobczukCo-founder, CTO Warsaw
Entrepreneur and lifelong hacker, Wojtek is an expert in over 15 programming languages and can bring an idea to life in only a few days. Wojtek’s experience as a founder and developer spans 18 years and includes his building the largest Polish social network (pre-Facebook). When Wojtek isn’t building up his next idea, he is playing video games with his two sons.
Isabelle MarkertChief of Staff Los Angeles
Isabelle brings an anthropological approach to marketing. Before helping launch VentureDevs, she started and led the email marketing program for Represent, Inc and has been consulting on content and digital strategy within startups for going on 3 years. When she isn’t strategizing, she’s writing poems, playing with dogs or exploring the SoCal wilderness.
Bartek WittVP of Product Poznań
Bartek is a Certified Scrum Master and experienced Product Owner. He has built, worked with and managed many remote and co-located teams across Europe, USA, and India, turning ideas and projects at various stages into value. Problem solving and maintaining a team oriented approach at work allows him to cooperate with clients at the highest level. In his free time he enjoys backcountry skiing, climbing and astrophysics.
Jessie PajoHead of Customer Success Los Angeles
Jessie has been leading Client Relations teams in the software industry for the past 5+ years, and is also a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). She focuses on creating amazing client experiences, which include seamless communication between business and tech teams. Outside of the office, Jessie is usually hiking, training in Krav Maga, or planning her next trip to her hometown, Hawaii.
Tomasz KuczmarskiAI, Data Science Advisor Poznań
Tomasz is an expert python developer with a Masters degree in linguistics, so his speciality is ML/NLP (AI for all you non-tech folk). Tomek’s background includes working at Samsung’s Research and Dev Center in AI and he is an active international lecturer on ML/NLP. His main passion aside from new technologies is in Chinese culture, and he is fluent in Mandarin.
Grzegorz ŁawnikVP of Technology Operations Lublin
Grzegorz is an experienced, certified Project Manager and Lead Auditor of the ISO 27001 standard. He comes to VentureDevs after spending 15 years leading nationwide projects within the Polish public sector, working with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Development and the National Bank of Poland. This includes his managing one of Europe’s largest IT projects regarding ERP systems in the public sector. It consisted of SAP system maintenance in common courts in the areas of financial management, human resource management and reporting. In his free time he enjoys riding his bicycle and playing video games with his son.
Anna AndrałojćVP of HR Poznań
Anna started her career working in law and marketing, but she soon realized her passion lies in working with people, which led to her joining VentureDevs. Anna studied at Universities in Poland, Italy, and Hungary, which is where she advanced her experience and desire to work with multicultural and international team engagement and management. Outside of VentureDevs, Anna is passionate about dietetics and sports; she is an avid triathlete and hopes to one day race in the Ironman World Championship.
Daniel LennonInvestment Advisor Los Angeles
Dan is a former US Navy Pilot, Wharton MBA graduate and Structure VC Principal. At VentureDevs, he vets potential projects and provides fundraising and business advice to our startup-stage Clients. Outside of VentureDevs, Dan is an avid surfer and heavily involved in the LA startup community in founder, product and advisor roles.
AJ KletkinHead of Partnerships New York City
AJ comes from a career in banking, previously working at Societe Generale and Royal Bank of Canada where he focused on Institutional Sales & Trading. His main focus today is keeping up with our wide network of referral partners and leading the company’s business development efforts. In his free time, he enjoys staying active and is an avid hockey fan.