The Next Gen HQ
Dream Team

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.

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.

Zoe Carbino
Product Strategy Analyst

Zoe is a Product Strategy Analyst at Next Gen HQ. 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!

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.

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.

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.

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
Strategic Contributor

Malekai is a Strategic Contributor 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.

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.

Katie Valeri
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!

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.