Meet The founders

 

Chris Yalonis

President and Co-founder

VenturePad's founder/president is Chris Yalonis, longtime Marin entrepreneur with 30 years in software development, marketing research and customer development. Chris is a founder team member of 6 start-ups (pre-IPO Autodesk marketing team, Survey Monkey platform co-architect, SaaS, professional services) & advisor to dozens more.

chris@venturepad.works
LinkedIn: Chris Yalonis

 

 

Alejandro Moreno

VP of Marketing and Co-founder

A polyglot with a greenMBA from Dominican, UC Berkeley alum and a Marinite for 39 years - previously led marketing & operations with Marin’s former leading accelerator Venture Greenhouse; past consulting clients include Earth Day Marin, LIFT Economy, Permaculture Consulting, CCEnergy, Daily Nutra & the BUSD. He also volunteers for TEDxMarin, Sonoma Sustainable Enterprise Conference, Greenermind Summit, and is helping launch Marin's first Sustainable Enterprise Conference October 2017.

alejandro@venturepad.works
LinkedIn: Alejandro Moreno

 

The VenturePad Team

 
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Michael Giotis

Director of Programming

Michael is a social architect for healthy organizations, helping to define and meet targets by engaging workforce in the design process. Michael plans VenturePad’s Lunch & Learns, workshops, and networking mixers.

mike@inhabitsystems.com
LinkedIn: Michael Giotis
Website: inHabit Systems

 

 
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Leon Kouyoumjian

Graphic Designer

Leon is the Owner of, Art Director, and Designer at Grid Strategy+Design, LLC. Leon designs and creates all of VenturePad's print media and digital marketing materials.

leon@grid-strategydesign.com
LinkedIn: Leon Kouyoumjian
Website: GRID Strategy+Design