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.
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.View Alexandra Kutilin, MBA on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
Amanda Newlands, MBA
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.View Amanda Newlands, MBA on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
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.View Soroush Dehghani, PhD on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
Javad Shariatzadeh, PhD Candidate
Javad is a mechatronic engineer with expertise in product management, mechanical design, and manufacturing. His background is in higher education and technological industries.View Javad Shariatzadeh, PhD Candidate on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
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.View Udi Daon on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
Board of Directors
Jon Schubert, ICD.D, CMA
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.View Jon Schubert, ICD.D, CMA on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
Peter Bradshaw, PhD
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.View Peter Bradshaw, PhD on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
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.
Chris Tholstrup, MBA
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.View Chris Tholstrup, MBA on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
Thomas Johnson, PhD
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.View Thomas Johnson, PhD on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
Barry is a consultant in silicon operations and delivery. His expertise is in innovating, launching, and optimizing operations for new technologies and markets.View Barry Hagglund on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
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.View Ken Brough on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
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.View Bernard Guay on LinkedIn, link opens in new tab
Our team is composed of a diverse range of expertise, experience and background. View all team members on our LinkedIn page.
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.