Leadership

Executives, Advisors & Investors

Executives

Devaraj Southworth

Devaraj Southworth

CEO & Co-Founder

A serial entrepreneur, Devaraj has been a leader in business, digital media, and mobile technology for 20 years. A former Deloitte and Accenture Strategy consultant, Devaraj is also a LP and Fund Advisor to ENIAC, a venture capital firm specializing in seed, startup, and early venture investments, as well as the Vice-Chair of the Second Chance Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to help alleviate poverty in South India through locally-based NGOs. Prior to founding Thirstie, Devaraj had a number of successful ventures to his name, including building his own digital agency and selling it to an Inc. 500 Company. A former VP at Amex, Devaraj is a frequent speaker and expert voice on innovation and e-commerce, having been quoted by Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Fox News, Business Week, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Business Insider, HBR, and Forrester Research, among others. Devaraj studied Organizational Psychology and Investigative Journalism at Ohio Wesleyan University and earned a Fellowship in Business Management and Japanese at Kansai International University.

Devaraj Southworth

Maxim Razmakhin

COO & Co-Founder

Winner of the Forbes 30 Under 30 award in 2017, Max is a product expert with experience in data analysis. Prior to founding Thirstie, Max was an Economic Database Manager at Haver Analytics. He also created a social network and community website, Mixely, that provided startup professionals in the U.S. the ability to connect. He also completed the prestigious NEA Design Studio Program in 2015, and has previously thrived in data analysis for asset management firms. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and was also a Division I tennis champion.

Advisors & Investors

Adeola Adele

Adeola Adele

Former MD, Cyber Risk Solutions, Willis Towers Watson

Anshul Thakral

Anshul Thakral

Chief Commercial Officer, PPD

Anshuman Vohra

Anshuman Vohra

Founder, former CEO, Bulldog Gin

Arjun Arora

Arjun Arora

Investment Committee, Nike

Brian Finn

Brian Finn

Former CEO, Credit Suisse

Carsten Thoma

Carsten Thoma

Founder, Hybris, former President, SAP

Carter Reum

Carter Reum

General Partner, M13

Chester Brandes

Chester Brandes

Former CEO, Finlandia

Jacob Mullins

Jacob Mullins

General Partner, Shasta Ventures

Joseph Plumeri

Joseph Plumeri

Vice Chairman, First Data, former CEO, Citibank

Julious Grant

Julious Grant

Former CEO, Bacardi, Brown Forman, former CCO, Beam Suntory

Kunal Merchant

Kunal Merchant

Product & E-Commerce, Facebook

Lewis Frankfort

Lewis Frankfort

Former CEO, Coach

Lizzie Massey

Lizzie Massey

SVP and GM, Synchrony

Mark Lavelle

Mark Lavelle

SVP, E-Commerce, Adobe, former CEO, Magento

Meena Elliott

Meena Elliott

Former Chief Counsel, US Department of Commerce

Navdeep Dhaliwal

Navdeep Dhaliwal

Chief Risk Officer, CIBC

Nick Pahade

Nick Pahade

Former CEO, Initiative Media, Publicis

Nihal Mehta

Nihal Mehta

General Partner, ENIAC Ventures

Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

Founder/CEO, Girls Who Code, former Deputy Public Advocate, NYC

Rhushabh Mehta

Rhushabh Mehta

Former VP Technology, Amazon

Richard Kirshenbaum

Rich Kirshenbaum

Former CEO, Kirshenbaum + Bond

Rob Soni

Rob Soni

General Partner, Bessemer Ventures, Matrix Partners

Robert Chatwani

Robert Chatwani

CMO, Atlassian, former CMO, eBay

Robert Skene

Robert Skene

Former Board Member, NYS Liquor Authority

Rosalind Walker

Rosalind Walker

Executive Director, JP Morgan, former Compliance, Goldman Sachs

Sarah Foley

Sarah Foley

Partner, SWAT Equity Partners

Sundip Murthy

Sundip Murthy

Partner, Norwest Equity Partners