(Updated October 25, 2019 to add several people I had missed)
I was having a chat with my good friend John Reale (JR), co-founder and former CEO of Station Houston, and we got onto the topic of what an amazing group of people comprised the Station Houston team. As we went through the list, it was clear to me that Station Houston attracted, nurtured and amplified a lot of local talent in Houston.
So what is the Station Houston Mafia up to now? Let’s take a look…
- Addison C., Onboarding Specialist at Liongard
- Alex de la Fuente, Managing Director at Spacecraft Brands
- Allie McWilliams, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator at Vinson & Elkins
- Bobby Jacobs, Regional Sales Manager at Liongard (which started life at Station Houston)
- Chris Root, Credit Trader at Morgan Stanley
- Daniela Weisz, Onboarding Specialist at Liongard
- Emily Jaenson, General Manager at Reno Aces Baseball Club
- Grace Rodriguez, CEO/Executive Director at Impact Hub Houston
- Hira Qarni, Customer Success at Percy
- Jessica Whitman Hart, VP of Finance and Ops at Windsail Capital Group
- Katie Burke, Customer Success Specialist at Luminare Inc.
- Megan Zarate, Customer Success Manager at Edgy Labs
- Milad Khakzadghomi, Innovator Management Lead at Darcy Partners
- Payal Patel, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Plug and Play Houston
- Peggy Lees, Data Analyst at Prealize Health
- Philip de la Gueronniere, President at Cortland
- Roberto Moctezuma, Founder & CEO of Fractal River and Venture Advisor at Mercury Fund
- Serafina Lalany, Chief Of Staff at Houston Exponential
- Shabnam Fallahpour, Senior Sales Development Representative at Graylog, Inc.
- Sonya Christianson, VP of Finance and Operations at Cottonwood Venture Partners
- Zoie Castellanos, Campus Recruiting Coordinator at Ernst & Young
Moral of the story: get good at recognizing special teams and cultures like Station Houston’s and if an opportunity to join one presents itself, take it!
(Did I miss anyone or make a mistake? Let me know in the comments or on twitter at @rakeshagrawal.)