Meet the Next Gen HQ
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Agel Baltazar
Media Manager
Agel is the Media Manager at Next Gen HQ. He is a graduate of Mapúa University ('16) and an avid cinema enthusiast.
Noel Bandari
Operations Specialist
Noel is the Operations Specialist at Next Gen HQ. He loves all things creative and is often seen with the 6 string.
Carlo Bergonia
Video Editing Specialist
Carlo is the Video Editing Specialist at Next Gen HQ. He enjoys playing anything on any platforms and has been editing videos for a decade now.
Aszalea Calderon
UX/UI Designer
Aszalea is a UX / UI Designer at Next Gen HQ who loves coffee, food, and cats. She is always down to meet new people and loves learning new things.
Zoe Carbino
Product Strategy Analyst
Zoe is a Product Strategy Analyst at NextGenHQ. She loves all things health & fitness but also enjoys finding the best gluten-free desserts. She is dedicated to effecting change, fostering innovation, and helping the community!
Ajay Dugar
Account Executive
Ajay is an Account Executive at Next Gen HQ. He has media, entertainment, AR/VR, and blockchain industry experience. Ajay is a keen practitioner of meditation and personal growth and is based in Southern California.
Hope Durot
Community Engagement Intern
Hope is the Community Engagement Intern at Next Gen HQ. She wants to visit almost every single country in the world in her lifetime and loves spontaneous adventures!
Andrew Feinstein
Marketing & Content Advisor
Andrew is the Marketing & Content Advisor at Next Gen HQ. He is a published author in the space of Mindfulness/Meditation and a huge fitness enthusiast.
Chloe Gaget
Chloe is the Videographer at Next Gen HQ! She is a graduate of New York Film Academy. She enjoys cooking and film photography.
Loulou Gaget
Program Manager
Loulou Gaget is the Program Manager at Next Gen HQ. Her mission: lead creatively and intuitively, give back to her community, and create engaging content to foster a mindful learning environment for the next generation. She enjoys writing, exploring new places, and practicing yoga with her puppy.
Alexa Gambardella
Head of Product
Alexa Gambardella is the Head of Product at Next Gen HQ. She is a graduate of Emory University, a people-first leader with over a decade of experience implementing enterprise software solutions, and a 3x volleyball state champion.
Dylan Gambardella
CEO, Co-founder
Dylan is the CEO and Co-founder of Next Gen HQ. He is a graduate of Duke University ('17) and an avid Blue Devils hoops fan.
Anna Graziano
Head of Implementation
Anna is the Head of Implementation at Next Gen HQ. She is a graduate of Macalester College and worked in the healthcare industry for over eight years prior to joining the team at Next Gen. Anna is a certified ski instructor, enjoys cooking, and loves the state of Minnesota!
Rees Harper
Full-Stack Software Engineer
Rees is a Full-Stack Software Engineer at Next Gen HQ. He is wildly passionate about his home town, Cleveland Ohio, and all of their sport teams. Yet he still thinks Micheal Jordan is the GOAT.
Rob Hartmann
Director of Growth Operations
Rob is the Director of Growth Operations at Next Gen HQ.  He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, received his MBA from Northwestern University, and has a decade's worth of experience leading software implementations in the healthcare and life sciences industries.  Rob spends most of his waking hours enjoying one of the "4 B's" - basketball, books, business and beer.
Adam Hornick
Next Gen Summit Partnerships Manager
Adam is Next Gen Summit Partnerships Manager at Next Gen HQ. He loves learning new things and has spent time as an English teacher in Thailand.
Franziska Ibscher
Director of Product Design
Franziska is the Director of Product Design at Next Gen HQ. She is a graduate of Babson College and a true food and travel enthusiast.
Miguel Infante
Program Coordinator
Miguel is the Program Coordinator at Next Gen HQ. He enjoys backpacking, sports, and video games, and he aims to make content that can create a real impact.
Jayrinne Isip
Design Manager
Jayrinne is the Design Manager at Next Gen HQ. She enjoys exploring new places and aims to bridge the gap between the arts and culture.
Axel Izaret
Product Manager
Axel is a Product Manager at Next Gen HQ. He is a graduate from Emory University, as well as an avid esports follower and film enthusiast.
Rich Keller
Brand Advisor
Rich is the Brand Advisor at Next Gen HQ. With CATALYST as his ‘One Word’ personal brand, Rich is on a mission to transform one million lives, ‘One Word’ at a time. He travels the country (and virtual world) as a motivational speaker showing young entrepreneurs how crafting their personal brands and their business ventures around their ‘One Word’ core value, is the pathway to Stand-out Conquer Obstacles Reach Excellence and SCORE!
Sufiyan Khan
Operations Specialist
Sufiyan is the operations specialist at Next Gen HQ. He likes to keep busy with anything and everything all the time, and often can be found cosplaying, if not working to improve himself.
Jesse Krim
Lead Mobile Developer
Jesse Krim is the lead mobile developer at Next Gen HQ. When he’s not working towards achieving his career goals, he can be found golfing, skiing, traveling, or drumming!
Justin Lafazan
CEO, Co-founder
Justin is the Co-founder and CEO of Next Gen HQ. He is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, keynote speaker, and the author of 'What Wakes You Up?'
Malekai Mischke
Head of Growth
Malekai is the Head of Growth at Next Gen HQ. He is a graduate of Carleton College ('18), former collegiate basketball player, and enjoys playing the guitar.
Luke Peterson
Backend Engineer Consultant
Luke is a Backend Engineer Consultant and a rising senior at Duke University. He is an avid sports fan and has enjoyed exploring NYC this summer.
Maikko Plata
Video Editing Specialist
Maikko is a Video Editing Specialist at Next Gen HQ. She loves learning new things on her own and keeps everything minimal and simple.
JV Remo
Illustration Specialist
JV is the Illustration Specialist at Next Gen HQ. He went to Mapua Institute of Technology and loves playing Basketball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.
Chris Rontanini
Community Associate
Chris is the Community Associate at Next Gen HQ. He loves playing soccer and can often be found singing to himself.
Pankaj Sindagi
Full-Stack Software Engineer
Pankaj is a Full-Stack Software Engineer at Next Gen HQ. He is a Bitcoin evangelist and Blockchain enthusiast. He loves to go on treks, hikes and enjoys exploring nature.
Natasha Srulowitz
Corporate Development Consultant
Natasha is the Corporate Development Consultant at Next Gen HQ. She is a startup executive, entrepreneur, and adviser to startup founders and those starting on a career journey. She grew up in Seattle, earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, speaks fluent Russian, and enjoys travel - anywhere!
Thea Torres
Graphic Designer
Thea is a Graphic Designer at Next Gen HQ. She’s always on the lookout for new forms of art and media while taking care of all her tiny indoor plants.
Tay Vaughn
Creative Consultant
Tay is a Creative Consultant at Next Gen HQ. He's intensely curious, and usually appears in a different location on each Zoom call.
Katie Veneziano
Full Stack Software Engineer
Katie is a Full Stack Software Engineer at Next Gen HQ.  She's an avid foodie and animal lover; she adopted three shelter pets in three years - two cats, one dog!
Dominique Wolff
Program Coordinator
Dominique is the Program Coordinator at Next Gen HQ. She loves to express herself through different creative mediums and sews some of her own garments.

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