The BrainMatch team is made up of passionate entrepreneurs who believe in the power of meaningful work – and who seek to use that power to help reform education. While the business and most of the team is located in Austin TX, as advocates of a 21st Century workforce, we function as a collaborative and virtual team and are therefore always on the lookout for entrepreneurial self-starters who share our passion, regardless of where they live. If you are interested in finding out more about joining the team, please contact us.
|Charles Andretta,II, CEO & Founder – Charles first discovered his entrepreneurial leanings at age 8 – initially, as a peer tutor for hire and, later, as a school-yard reseller of M&Ms to classmates looking for a post-lunch snack. He grew up as an inner-city youth in the Southeast Bronx, before attending the world-famous Bronx High School of Science and then the City University of New York, Herbert H. Lehman College, where he studied biochemistry and developmental psychology. As a rare INTJ, Charles’ natural predisposition centers heavily on strategy development, root-cause analysis, and continuous improvement (systems building). His professional experience includes social entrepreneurship, background investigations and pre-employment screening, real estate and property management, the US Army, warehouse logistics and IT operations management.|
|Abdul Jabali, Systems Manager – Abdul Jabali is a senior business consultant who brings with him over fifteen years of experience in business analysis across fields such as environmental, internet, telecommunications and entertainment. In addition to owning his own consulting practice, Abdul has worked in both startup and Fortune 100 environments, including Prodigy and AT&T. His skills are augmented by years in project management and business process development.|
|Kirra Hamman, Community Outreach – After most recently leading large scale volunteer programs and community outreach initiatives for one of Austin’s largest non-profits, Kirra is an energetic communications professional and entrepreneur. Not only has Kirra been a school teacher, but she also worked in the Career Services Center while attending Texas State University at San Marcos, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication and Advertising.|
|Ryan Craig, Public Relations – Ryan comes to BrainMatch with a background in creative side of advertising and marketing. As a film director, musician and writer, Ryan is all-too-familiar with the difference between academic theory and being able to earn a living at your craft. As owner of righteousMENACE, a new media advertising and marketing firm, Ryan is constantly on the lookout for ways to apply technology at the crossroads of business and entertainment.|
|Alora Chistiakoff, Engagement Manager – Alora has been working in the technology sector since 1996, and in ecommerce since 2000. Coming from a background that includes profitable bootstrapped startups as well as successfully exited VC-backed startups, Alora’s truest passion is around career management and using modern technology to make your professional dreams a reality. As a career-long online business professional, Alora has worked with organizations ranging from ArmaniExchange and Urban Outfitters to Starwood Hotels and JetBlue Airways, in both staff and consulting capacities.|
|Chana Campos, Development Lead – Chana has over 20 years of experience as a developer and enterprise architect for businesses and governmental agencies in both the US and EU. Chana’s career highlights include assignments as Enterprise Architect for KLM Airline (France), Drupal Trainer to NASA’s development team, Drupal Implementation Leader for University of Texas – Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Technical Architect for Accenture, serving such notable clients as the Belgian Government. As an entrepreneur, Chana’s passion is in technology training and development.|
Still want to know more about the BrainMatch team? Then, read about our Board of Advisors.