Team

The Cota team is comprised of seasoned technology founders, operators, and investors. Our collective experience allows us to unlock value for companies at any stage of their growth.

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Babak Poushanchi

Babak Poushanchi

Founder & Managing Partner

Bobby Yazdani

Bobby Yazdani

Founder & Partner

Rich Ellinger

Rich Ellinger

Partner & CTO

Kevin Jacques

Kevin Jacques

Partner

Ben Malka

Ben Malka

Partner

Janis Naeve

Janis Naeve

Partner

Sri Rajan

Sri Rajan

Partner

Adit Singh

Adit Singh

Partner

Pete Williams

Pete Williams

Partner, COO & CCO

Gabi Schindler

Gabi Schindler

Chief Marketing Officer

Gina Bauman

Gina Bauman

Head of Capital Formation

Vivienne Chua

Vivienne Chua

VP Finance

Faie Doran

Faie Dorin

VP Legal

Murat Kilicoglu

Murat Kilicoglu

Principal

John Kim

John Kim

Principal

Eric Lee

Eric Lee

Principal

Diego Oliveira

Diego Oliveira

Principal

Stewart Pond

Stewart Pond

Principal

Eric Yeh

Eric Yeh

Principal

Aleks Mohn

Aleks Mohn

Vice President

Arif Farooqui

Arif Farooqui

Controller

Wes Kashiwagi

Wes Kashiwagi

Director Digital Marketing

Christina Lee

Christina Lee

Analyst, Investor Relations

Serena Zhong

Serene Zhong

Accounting Manager

Allison Chapman

Allison Chapman

Executive Assistant

Calista Henson

Calista Henson

Executive Assistant

Yolanda Yee

Yolanda Yee

Executive Assistant

Christina Hu

Christina Hu

Team Administrator

Albert Azouot

Albert Azout

Advisor

Sam Heidari

Dr. Sam Heidari

Advisor

Hannan Parvizian

Hannan Parvizian

Advisor

Kian Beyzavi

Dr. Kian Beyzavi

Advisor

PV Boccasam

PV Bóccasam

Advisor

Chad Cohen

Chad Cohen

Advisor

John Jung

John Jung

Advisor

Hossein Moiin

Dr. Hossein Moiin

Advisor

Greg Myers

Greg Myers

Advisor

Phil Richardson

Phil Richardson

Advisor

Holly Roland

Holly Roland

Advisor

Lily Sarafan

Lily Sarafan

Advisor

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