About Us

Board Members and Investors

Meet the exceptional minds helping to shape Spekit’s success — a diverse and visionary group of board members, investors, and advisors driving innovation and growth.

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Zari Zahra
Zari co-founded Spekit with Melanie Fellay in 2018 and is now a member of the Spekit board. Experienced Product Leader and Harvard MBA whose prior experience includes building web and mobile apps for companies including Pandora, SquareTrade, RealtyShares and Rakuten.
Brett Queener
Managing Director
Bonfire Ventures
Brett is the Managing Director at Bonfire Ventures. His career has been focused on growing software companies fast. From 2013-2016, Brett served as COO at SmartRecruiters. Prior to that, Brett spent a decade at Salesforce.com where he served in a variety of senior leadership roles.
Brian Murray
Partner & COO
Craft Ventures
Brian leads Craft’s investment team. As one of the first employees at Craft, Brian built the infrastructure that powers the firm’s investment process and hired a talented team to expand Craft’s growing portfolio.
Dan Scheinman
Angel Investor in Enterprise and Network Technology, Board Member, Recovering Exec
Cisco Systems
Dan Scheinman is one of the West Coast’s leading angel investors with a portfolio including the likes of Tango.me, TomFoolery (acquired by Yahoo), Arista Networks and popular video-conferencing software, Zoom.us where he wrote the first check and now sits on the board.
Jaclyn Freeman Hester
Foundry Group
Jaclyn enjoys all things venture. She works closely with early-stage venture capital fund managers and startup founders as they launch and scale their businesses. Jaclyn joined Foundry in 2016 and her investment history has included Rover, Mapbox, Havenly and Techstars.
Mallun Yen
Founder & Partner
Operator Collective
Mallun Yen is a board director, public company officer, technology executive, founder and global intellectual property leader who has launched and scaled businesses, transformed markets by disrupting industry conventions, and created vibrant worldwide communities.
Natty Zola
Matchstick Ventures
Natty co-founded Everlater, a blogging platform that radically simplified sharing travel experiences, and guided it from Techstars to an AOL acquisition in 2012. He’s the Managing Director for five Techstars Boulder accelerator programs and counting. Natty came on as a partner at Matchstick in 2018.
Roseanne Wincek
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Renegade Partners
Roseanne’s venture career has included investments including Glossier, Compass, MasterClass, TransferWise, Looker and KeepTruckin. Prior to the VC world, Roseanne’s tech career began after receiving her MBA from Stanford and serving as co-founder and product manager at multiple tech companies.
Dan Weirich
COO, CFO, & Board Member
Treasure Data
Dan has a broad understanding of finance, operations, engineering and sales in the U.S., Europe and Asia for cloud-based business models. His specialties are finance, mergers and acquisition, fund raising, strategic partnerships and business operations.
Nicolle Paradise
Vice President, Customer Success & Revenue Operations
Bodine & Co
Nicolle is a decisive, metrics-driven B2B SaaS leader with 15+ years architecting, building, scaling, and commercializing financial products and services. She has a deep expertise owning vision, strategy, execution, and P&L management that result in revenue growth and profitability.
Shawna Wolverton
Experienced product management executive focused on leading great teams that deliver market changing products that customers love. Starting at Salesforce, Shawna grew her role and her influence over a decade to become a pivotal part of her product strategy team.
Max Altschuler
Founder & General Partner
GTM Fund
Max Altschuler spends his working hours helping people make money and build exceptional careers. He first joined the tech space at Udemy as their 2nd business hire to build out the Sales/Supply side of their online education marketplace.