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

Alexandra Kutilin

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

Soroush Dehghani headshot

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.

Soroush Dehghani, PhD

VP, Research and Development

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Javad Shariatzadeh headshot

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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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.

Ken Brough, MBA

Director of Technical Operations

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Raheem brings a wealth of expertise in M&A transactions and business strategies. He has an exceptional track record in navigating complex financial landscapes and making astute market decisions.

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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.

Board of Directors

Jon Shubert headshot

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.

Peter Bradshaw headshot

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.

Kareem Dabbagh headshot

Kareem is a solar industry veteran, who held various advisory and mentorship roles, being an expert in engineering, design, and product development related to renewable energy.

Advisory Board

Bernard Guay headshot

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.

Barry Hagglund headshot

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

Chris Tholstrup headshot

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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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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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.

Brian Gerson


Full Team

Our team is composed of a diverse range of expertise, experience and background. We are growing fast and our team is bigger now. 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.

Life at Daanaa

Like our technology, we’re unbound from traditional constraints. Our culture is collaborative, diverse and fun. Our playful spirit unleashes creativity, invites new ways of thinking and we encourage each other to make the impossible reality.