Vijith Nair

chief executive officer

Vijith believes in purpose-driven brand-building anchored on trust. He is also the CEO of FlipTree. Prior to FlipTree, Vijith was an executive at Bank of America, and did management consulting at EY and IBM. Vijith has an MBA from Duke University.

Gayati J Elenjikal

Chief Marketing Officer

Gayati is a designer, digital artist, and marketing strategist with a passion for sketching, movies, trends, and customer experience. Over the years Gayati has overseen the launch of various consumer product lines. Her spontaneous and spirited ideas are evident in everything we do. Gayati has a BA from Pearl Academy.

Shanu V Shaji

Chief Design Officer

Shanu is a designer and a technologist. He has worked extensively on UI/UX, mobile app development, and platform scalability throughout his career. Shanu’s drive for innovation and creativity is evident in everything we do. Shanu has a BE from Anna University.

Syamjith Sasidharan

Principal, Emerging Technologies

With a passion for innovation and a keen eye for technology’s transformative impact at scale on communities, Syamjith stands at the forefront of the ever-evolving landscape of emerging technologies. As an accomplished expert in the field, Syamjith brings a wealth of experience and a track record of successfully navigating the dynamic intersection of business and technology. Syamjith’s strategic vision extends beyond immediate challenges, envisioning a future where technology creates new opportunities, pushes boundaries, and charts a course for communities to thrive in the digital era. Syamjith holds a BCA from Mahatma Gandhi University.

Gunnar Wieboldt

Advisory Legal Counsel

Gunnar is a legal professional with over twenty years of experience in both public and private sector. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Gunnar was a captain in the US Marine Corps. Gunnar has a JD from Harvard University and MBA from Duke University.


Doug Hague

Executive Director
UNC Charlotte

At UNC Charlotte, Doug oversees the School of Data Science. Prior to UNC Charlotte, Doug was the Executive Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer at Bank of America Merchant Services. Doug holds a MS from MIT, and MS and PhD from Penn State University.

John Espey

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Defiance Ventures

John has been involved in the creation, capital raising, expansion, and sale of multiple companies. Over a twenty-year career, John has launched and served as a strategic advisor to several startups. John has an MBA from Duke University.

Colleen Stack

Neurologist & Clinical Neurophysiologist
Cone Health

Prior to joining Cone Health, Colleen worked as Medical Director at Synecor, a specialized asset creation and management organization that served as a med-tech business generator and incubator. Colleen has an MD and MBA from Duke University.

Femi Adewunmi

Chief Medical Officer

Femi has deep experience in managing large-scale healthcare operations developing, launching, and growing new service lines in emerging markets. Femi has an MBA from Duke University and an MD from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.