What's Dextego's mission?

We believe in providing equal access to soft skills training for all to create a world where everyone has equal opportunities to career growth.

Mission Statement

At Dextego, our unwavering mission is to empower individuals and organizations to develop excellent power skills, also known as soft skills, such as communication, collaboration and leadership. We firmly believe that these essential competencies are the cornerstone of success in our dynamic and intricate world. To accomplish this, we are steadfast in our commitment to delivering a seamless, accessible, and cost-effective solution, fortified by the forefront of AI technology. By forging this transformative path, we strive to shape a brighter future where every individual and enterprise thrives, fostering a global community of visionary thinkers and accomplished achievers.  

The Original Dexters

Meet the team behind Dextego

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    Ioanna Mantzouridou Onasi
    CO-Founder & CEO

    Ioanna is passionate about utilizing the power of technology as a tool to help people hone their essential skills and tap into their inner brilliance. Prior to Dextego, she was the VP People and CoS at Aptivio. Young Leader Award ‘23 by Edu 2.0 Conference I Top 100 Magazine I Co-author of Ed Metadores, Reinventing Education.

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    Sean Vazquez
    Co-Founder & CTO

    Sean believes that combining technical skills with exceptional power skills is the key to unlocking limitless career opportunities. He has experience working in startups and larger enterprises, bringing 8 years of experience as a Senior Engineer Manager at American Express.

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    Dr. Agapaki, PhD
    AI & NLP Expert

    Eva has 8+ years experience as a founder and product leader in machine learning and AI across large corporations like AVEVA and PTC. Eva is the Founder of Hatch Labs that aims to redefine the way products are built and shape the next Big Tech companies for the decades to come.

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    Guy Mounier
    Chairman & Investor

    Guy is a successful entrepreneur in Enterprise AI. Cumulative sales of $100M/Raised $30M for 2 B2B SaaS Startups (1 successful exit, 1 asset acquisition). He has been an angel investor in 14 startups including Datadog and invests where he sees unicorn potential.

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    Dr. Veldsman, PhD
    Chief HR Scientist

    Dr. Veldsman is an organizational psychologist with 15+ years of experience across the HR value chain and lifecycle, having worked for and consulted with various organizations in EMEA, APAC, and LATAM.

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    Lauree Ostrofsky
    Executive Coach

    Lauree is a speaker, author, coach, and communications consultant with clients including IBM, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the Girl Scouts of the USA. She's also the founder of Hudson Valley Women in Business.

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    Bill Brown
    GTM Advisor

    Bill’s entire career has been crafting and refining sales strategy and process for a diverse range of companies, from scrappy startups to Fortune 500 giants. He has spearheaded all aspects of leadership across strategic sales, partnerships, and client management. He was the SVP Americas at Jugo.

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    Lisa Frisca, SHRM-SCP
    Learning & Development Expert

    Lisa is a Talent & Strategy Consultant, Leadership & career coach and an accomplished Chief People Officer. She loves to empower people from underepresented backgrounds and is fighting for equity. 

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    Melanie Diaz
    Brand & Marketing Strategist

    Melanie believes that soft skills are key to storytelling and creating high-converting brand strategies. She has a growth mindset and loves creating content that educates, entertains and makes people feel happy.

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    Sanjay Subbarao
    Product Evangelist

    Sanjay has 8 Generations of Google Product Launches with over 300 Million Products in the Market under his belt and 10+ Years of Engineering and IOT. He is also a Mental Health Advocate. 

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    Sarah Romanko
    Focus Group Lead Recruiter & Member

    Sarah has been a Venture Fellow, Venture Intern, Venture Analyst, Venture Capital Associate, and VC Advisor. She is one of the OG Dexters and helped recruit our first focus group.

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    Miles Kane
    Marketplace Strategic Advisor

     Miles Kane is a GTM expert who partners with founders to scale their startups into something special. Currently serves as VP Sales @ Tenderly, a leading blockchain infrastructure platform. Previously helped build, scale and sell three SaaS startups for a combined enterprise exit value of $2B. 

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    Taylor Peracchio
    Fractional COO

    Taylor is an excellent team player and is bringing a plethora of experieces to the team from working as a Senior Strategy Consultant with Mason Harriman Group and a Business Data Analyst at Fiserv. 

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    Paul Boudrye
    Strategic Connector

    Paul is the Director of Applied Ideation at Success Genome Institute, holds Advisory positions in many boards including Project 8p Foundation, Verif-y Solutions and FlowPartner LLC. He is a serial entrepreneur with three successful exits. 

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    Monica Lee
    Product Fellow

    Monica is studying Information Systems & Business at Cornell. She is passionate about building up communities through innovative product by prioritizing user experience. 

What we believe in

Human-Centric AI

We advocate for AI that is human-centric, designed to enhance human experiences and interactions, not replace them, emphasizing the importance of human qualities.

Diverse Perspectives Drive Innovation

We believe that diverse perspectives, cultivated through strong human skills, drive innovation and enable us to solve complex challenges in creative ways.

Human Resilience

In the face of automation and AI, we place value on human resilience, the ability to adapt, learn, and grow, as the cornerstone of future success.

A Human-Centered Future

We envision a future where AI serves humanity, and our investment in building people's human skills ensures that we remain at the forefront of progress, driving positive change in society