Aleria’s team is comprised of passionate individuals committed to our mission of making corporate America, and society as a whole, more inclusive and equitable. We will drive deep change by showing organizations of all sizes the tangible business value of diversity, and how to leverage and implement the right initiatives. Our company values guide us as we develop solutions in line with our mission.

Because our work represents a radical departure from current approaches, it requires significant outreach and education. To support our ongoing research, education and training needs, we work closely with QSDI, an academic research center at the City College of New York, and Aleria Research.

 
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PAOLO GAUDIANO
Co-FOUNDER & CEO

A former academic turned entrepreneur, Paolo recently embarked on a mission to apply his knowledge of analytics and technology to change the way people think about Diversity, and what they do about it.

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LISA MAGILL
co-founder & HEAD OF PRODUCT

A purpose-driven leader, Lisa passionately tackles real-world problems with innovative and impactful solutions. In addition to her extensive startup experience, she is recognized for her volunteer and community work.

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ARSHIYA MALIK
Program & MGMt analyst

With a background in international development and nonprofit management, Arshiya is passionate about initiatives that bring tangible, sustainable impact for society.

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TRICIA RIVERA
ACCOUNTING & MARKETING

Tricia has spent much of her professional career in the software industry as an administrative specialist gaining experiences in areas such as digital marketing, web development, and graphic design.

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ISATOU SANNEH
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Isatou is a recent Computer Science graduate with an interest in technology, problem solving, and entrepreneurship.  Her goal is to build software applications that solve real problems and make the world a better place.

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CHIBIN ZHANG
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

With a Master’s in Finance and a Master’s in Economics, Chibin aims to leverage her expertise in finance, economics and quantitative analytical techniques to address the issue of diversity in workplace and in entrepreneurship.

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Our leaders are experienced public speakers and moderators.

Please contact us about speaking engagements, or for our help with your next D&I-related event.

 
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GILDA BARABINO

Gilda is Dean at The Grove School of Engineering at CCNY. She consults nationally and internationally on STEM education and research, diversity in education, policy, workforce development and faculty development.

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JOHN BELIZAIRE

John is a versatile CEO and entrepreneur who has successfully founded, built, scaled and sold software and technology-driven startups. He is also passionate about disadvantaged youth and serves as a Trustee of the Harlem Academy.

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ELLEN HUNT

In addition to co-founding Aleria, Ellen has spent much of her career in Financial Services, both as corporate executive and as CEO of a fintech startup. As a strategic advisor to businesses seeking to ignite growth, she shows how diversity delivers.

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CLAUDIA SANTORO

Claudia is a software engineering leader with over 20 years of experience spanning startups to fortune 500 companies. She has delivered successful and innovative solutions from inception to deployment across a range of platforms, technologies and markets.

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RUCHIKA TULSHYAN

Ruchika is a journalist, speaker and educator. She focuses on the business case for intersectional diversity and inclusion in all her work. Ruchika is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace.

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DAWN BARBER

Dawn advises tech start-ups, businesses, government entities and investors. She founded the NY Creative Tech Week and NY Tech Meetup, and has planned and produced many other significant events.

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