Our Values

Make relationships #1.
Outwork others.
Motivate ourselves to grow 1% each day.
Exceed expectations.
Never stop learning.
Take complete ownership.
Understand our "Why".
Make it about the long-game.
Our Dream Team
Agel Baltazar
Multimedia Specialist
Agel is the Multimedia Specialist 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.
Ryan Batten
Business Development Manager
Ryan is the Business Development Manager at Next Gen HQ. He is a graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington, travel enthusiast, and loves finding the newest hot spots, whether food or nightlife, around the world.
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.
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.
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.
Austin Golove
Data Analyst
Austin is the Data Analyst at Next Gen HQ and is a graduate student at Northwestern University. He is a geography buff and takes travel very seriously. Domestically, he has visited 47 out of 50 states. Once complete, he plans to visit every sovereign nation in the world.
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.
Franziska Ibscher
Product Manager
Franziska is the Product Manager at Next Gen HQ. She is a graduate of Babson College and a true food and travel enthusiast.
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.
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!
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
Product Engineering Intern
Luke is a backend engineering intern and a rising senior at Duke University. He is an avid sports fan and has enjoyed exploring NYC this summer.
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.
Mariel Schneider
Product Manager
Mariel is the Product Manager at Next Gen HQ. She is pursuing her Masters in Technology Management at Columbia University and is a graduate of Cornell University. Mariel loves to visit the High Line and farmers markets.
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!
Julia Harris Wexler
Business Development Director
Julia is a senior executive search and executive coaching professional, who has helped individuals and  organizations to attract, retain and motivate their human capital. She’s most recently worked for a Hispanic and Minority serving college, and helped 300+ students to secure Fortune 500 positions. She is an avid runner, and has fostered 28 puppies.
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