Executive Board

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Team Austin Executive Board

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Reza Piri
President of Team Austin
CEO, Gennovacap Technology

I am a full stack software developer and I love building apps and making connections for people. I have real ninja skills but I am really famous for my breakfast tacos and BBQ. I am the CEO of Gennovacap Technology, Founder of Team Austin, and I have another startup underway. I hammer keystrokes out blindfolded.

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Nick Black
Vice President of Team Austin
Founder & CMO, MassConvert & FastLeadz

I’m an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and online marketing ninja. A true digital nomad who works from anywhere and everywhere there's wifi. I’m a travel-enthusiast has founded two companies (MassConvert, FastLeadz) and is the Vice President of Team Austin. And in my spare time, you can find me at the yoga studio, biking around town, or just playing in the park with my black lab, Bentley.

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JR Skrabanek
Director of Legal for Team Austin
Senior Counsel, Snell Law Firm

I am an attorney who serves as Outside General Counsel to rapid growth companies. I specialize in commercial litigation and sharing my expertise on avoiding liabilities. I’m passionate about providing equal access to justice. I was an avid high school and college debater. In my spare time, I write, record, and produce music with my band, Cutest Buddhist.

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Joe Michaels
Treasurer of the Board for Team Austin
Management Consultant, Self-Employed

I help small businesses build their foundations through strategy, finance, and operations support. I love brainstorming with my wife and spending time with my kids. I have tobogganed down the Great Wall of China twice. I love traveling and have taken cooking classes on 3 continents. I’ve worked at IBM HQ, in 7 different countries, and at a startup. I once won a prize in a mustache contest.

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Ammad Jilani
Secretary of the Board for Team Austin
Sr. Director Engineering, SparkCognition

I manage a team of engineers for an Artificial Intelligence software company. I like helping people grow. I still write and teach how to code. I play tennis, dance, and like to cook. I like working for startups, so much to do and never enough time. I can hammer keystrokes out blindfolded.