Our Team

board of
directors

Angelos Angelou
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, CEO, ENTREPRENEUR
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Carmelo Gordian
BOARD MEMBER & PARTNER, ENTREPRENEUR
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Jaime de La Garza
BOARD MEMBER & PARTNER, ENTREPRENEUR
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Barry E. Walker
BOARD MEMBER & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF IA GLOBAL FUND, ENTREPRENEUR
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our
staff

Angelos Angelou
Founder & CEO
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Julia Salume
Venture Associate
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Hélio Carvalho
Venture Associate
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Phil Trench
Venture Associate
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Anya Razina
Business Operations Manager
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Nick Angelou
Tech & Security Expert
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mentors

IA matches each portfolio company with a mentor whose experience, knowledge, and network of relationships that complements the needs of the portfolio company. The mentor helps the portfolio company develop plans, goals, and objectives over the portfolio’s yearlong participation in the IA program.

IA mentors have been successful in their fields and they are eager to roll up their sleeves and use their experience to help their companies reach their fullest potential.

If you are interested in learning more about or joining the IA mentor program, please contact us.

ALEX BROWN
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Chief Procurement Office at GLOBALFOUNDRIES
ANDRES CARVALLO
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CEO of CMG, Board Director of Gridmates, and Former CIO at Austin Energy
ANDREW DRACH
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Entrepreneur, Scientist, Tech Enthusiast
APOSTOLOS "TOLI" LERIOS
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Chief Technology Officer at Metanautix, Inc.
ARIE BRISH
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Business Development at enVerid Systems
ANTONIO LOPES
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COO and Director at Kinematix
BILL HERRMANN
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VP of Operations for Structured Polymers
BOB BRIDGE
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Advisor and Mentor for Startup Companies
CHRISTINE LERIOS
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Operations at Metanautix
DAVE MANZER
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President of Manzer Communications
DAVID ROUSSEL
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Acquisitions and Divestitures Advisor
GAYATRI SARKAR
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Entrepreneurial and Investor
IOANNIS PAPAPANAGIOTOU
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Senior Architect at Netflix
JEREMY PALAFOX
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Associate Media Director at Just Media, Inc
KATINA KENYON
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VP of Sales & Marketing at Applaudo Studios
KRURRAM QURESHI
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CEO at Fermat Software
LUIS BERGA
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a co-founder of Music Meets Video
MARTIN TYSON
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Chief Marketing Officer at Global Agility Solutions
MIKE LEHRTER
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CEO at Re:creation Ltd
MONICA LANDERS
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CEO at Authors, Inc.
NIKOS MICHALAKIS
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Member of Technical Staff at Toyota Research Institute
NIKOS IATROPOULOS
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Head of Operations at Kairos Ventures
NORBERT WANGNICK
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Entrepreneurial and Investor
RAY WOLF
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CEO|COO|CTO Transformational Growth & Innovation Leader
REZA SHIRAZI
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SALVADOR APUD
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CEO of US-Mexico Consulting, Senior Partner of ITIM America
SCOTT GARDNER
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CFO at Skyonic
STAN TIMS
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Senior Vice President of Business Operations at ChiroTouch, Inc.
TED DOUCET
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Senior Vice President at Oxford Commercial
YING MCGUIRE
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VP International Operations in Technology Industry

country
advisors

Country Advisors are IA’s points of contact all over the world. They help us identify and reach out to the best start-ups in the entrepreneurial ecosystems of their respective regions.

Our Country Advisors are highly entrenched and active in their local start-up scenes. They have great reputations and networking skills because they themselves have seasoned entrepreneurial experience.

If you are interested in learning more about or joining the IA Country Advisor Program, please contact the Country Advisor Manager.

Arie Brish
Country
Israel
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Augustin Jarack
Country
Croatia
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Christian Boas
Country
Germany
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Ludwig David Zuluaga Botero
Country
Colombia
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Diego Echecopar
Country
Peru
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Emil Abirascid
Country
Italy
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Farley Duvall
Country
Spain
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Farouq Hassan
Country
Egypt
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Four Yang
Country
China
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Greg Stevens
Country
Brazil
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Giacomo Ghiraldo
Country
UK & Italy
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Kyrill Zlobenko
Country
Ukraine
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Jaime de la Garza
Country
Mexico
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Josué Delgado
Country
Mexico
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Steve Glange
Country
Luxembourg
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Philip Robertshaw
Country
UK
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Tomas Denecken
Country
Argentina & Chile
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Thomas Bebis
Country
Greece
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Zeeshan Shahid
Country
Pakistan
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Future Advisor
Country
Contact us if you're interested
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outreach
partners

Our Global Outreach Partners are International Accelerator’s trusted institutional partners overseas. They can be accelerator, incubators, government agencies and other startup organizations. They help us identify and source the best start-ups in their respective countries.
IA seeks to expand our partner network worldwide. If you’re interested in becoming our Outreach Partner, please email our Global Outreach Partner Manager.

Startup Mexico
Mexico
The Hellenic Initiative
Greece
Startup Chile
Chile
Hackquarters
Turkey
INCmty
Mexico
RaiCap
Chile
UGlobally
Brazil
Future Partner
Contact us if you're interested

program
advisors

MEHRON AZAMEHR
Immigration Law
NIKO BONATSOS
Early Stage VC
Jason Dorsey
Generational Kinetics
John Edge
Innovation, Digital Economy
Ronald B. Richard
The Cleveland Foundation
Jim Graham
Bio-Tech

professional
service partners

IT, Hosting
Legal, Corporate
Economic Consulting, Industry Assessment
Consulting, Tax Services
Immigration Legal
Banking Solutions
IT Catalyst Startup Program
Online Payment Processing
Managed Dedicated & Cloud Computing Services
Investor Relations, Communication
Competitive Analysis, Patent Search Software
Software Services, Design & Development
Consulting, Finance & HR
Legal, Intellectual Property
Commercial Insurance, Employee Benefits and Risk Management Solutions
Immigration Legal
Hispanic Marketing Services
Media, Communication Strategy
Commercial Real Estate Assistance
Private Commercial Finance

program
sponsors