Leadership Team

Our leaders are dedicated to building entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. Feel free to reach out to any of us at any time!

Nic Borensztein

Entrepreneur and Software Developer. Founder & CEO of Ember, inc (acq. 2013).

Hiroki Koga

VP of sponsorship
Co-founder of Robotic Agriculture, and writer / analyst at AgFunder. Passionate about ag-tech and healthcare.

Graeme Close

VP of Strategic Initiatives
Haas MBA candidate and experienced strategy, marketing and sales executive with entrepreneurial DNA.

Jong-kai Yang

VP of Technology
An investment banker passionate about understanding human behavior through biosensors and user experience research.

Nathaniel Mouyal

VP of Events
French lawyer admitted at Paris Bar. Worked as a startup lawyer for 3 years in Paris in a boutique technology law firm.

Parv Sondhi

VP of Strategic Initiatives
Has passion for defining and creating experiences through the intersection of technology and applied behavioral economics.

Tianyi Ma (Martin)

VP of Partnerships
Sales elite & entrepreneur

Bharadvaj Podduturi

VP of Marketing
Brad has over a decade of experience in the smart-grid, consumer wireless, and internet of things.

Onyekachi B. Ohiaeri

VP of Marketing and Social Media
Former sales analyst and financial accountant for the Kraft-Heinz Company.

Carl James Dubash

VP of Membership/Finance
CJ is an MBA interested in product management, strategy, & business development within the tech sector & start-ups.

Tri Luong

VP of Strategic Initiatives
Fundraiser and operator of innovative ideas for Good - with special interest in healthcare

Alex Zekoff

VP of Events
Former Tech Consultant @ Deloitte, MBA Candidate, Nonprofit Board Member, Avid Traveler and Photographer.

Mark Murphy

VP of Careers
Mark is currently the CFO of and an Angel Investor in Players' Lounge, an eSports startup and a Partner at Swingbridge.

Thomas Jacobson

VP of Partnerships
Previously working as a strategic financial analyst in the automotive industry in Germany.
More About Our Leadership Team


Our leadership team is comprised of a diverse group of UC Berkeley students with the shared passion to foster and enable a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem at Berkeley.  Our experiences vary widely across industries and disciplines, and many of us are working on our own ventures in between school and leading BEA.