Our Team

Our team is supported by a board of directors and advisors, and together we represent a diverse range of disciplines from technology to product development and renewable energy.

Leadership Team

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Alexandra Kutilin, MBA

Business Development and Operations

Alexandra takes a people-focused approach to creating change. She brings internal consulting experience to Daanaa, where she focuses on partner development and operations.

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Amanda Newlands, MBA

Business Development

Amanda uses a creative customer-driven approach for new vertical developments and marketing communication. Her experience ranges from early-stage start-ups to Olympic Committees.

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Soroush Dehghani, PhD

Research and Development, VP

Before founding Daanaa, Soroush’s ambition for positive impact led to a PhD in RF energy harvesting and developing biosensors. He is our tech strategist and engineering lead.

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Javad Shariatzadeh, PhD Candidate

Product Manager

Javad is a mechatronic engineer with expertise in product management, mechanical design, and manufacturing. His background is in higher education and technological industries.

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Udi Daon

CEO

Udi is an award winning entrepreneur who has launched several companies across industries. At Daanaa, he focuses on his passion: deep tech developments and helping people grow.

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Board of Directors

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Jon Schubert, ICD.D, CMA

Board Chair

Jon is a proven executive with experience at large insurance companies and various start-ups. He achieves growth by implementing technology transformation while managing risk.

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Peter Bradshaw, PhD

Board Member

Peter is a serial investor and founder of BRIMM. As an inductee in the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, he has deep industry experience and expertise in green technology solutions.

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Advisory Board

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Brian Gerson

Advisor

An electrical industry veteran with diverse expertise including executive roles at PMC-Sierra and Cadence, Brian works with Foresight to help accelerate new green tech ventures.

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Chris Tholstrup, MBA

Advisor

Chris brings 20 years of experience in strategy and finance with a focus on commercializing clean tech innovation including solar, energy storage, biofuels, smart grid, and IoT.

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Thomas Johnson, PhD

Advisor

With industry experience and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Thomas is an Associate Professor in Engineering, where he leads UBC’s RF and Microwave Technology Research Laboratory.

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Barry Hagglund

Advisor

Barry is a consultant in silicon operations and delivery. His expertise is in innovating, launching, and optimizing operations for new technologies and markets.

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Ken Brough

Advisor

Ken has over 40 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He’s an expert in design methodology, digital and mixed signal implementation, and program and people management.

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Bernard Guay

Advisor

With 7 US patents and over 25 years of experience in semiconductor design and product planning, Bernard brings executive expertise to Daanaa’s RF and chip design and development.

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Full Team

Our team is composed of a diverse range of expertise, experience and background. View all team members on our LinkedIn page.

Join us

We’re always looking for passionate, ambitious people to join our team. Learn what it’s like to work at Daanaa and see our available positions.