Eddy Perez - Founder
Eddy Perez is the founder and CEO of ProjectBinario, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2017 with the goal of supporting entrepreneurs from non-traditional tech destinations, notably the Caribbean and Latin America. After starting his career and spending nearly a decade in the world of international development, he switched gears to the fast-thinking, startup culture of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, where he worked for various teams at Salesforce. Eddy is now part of the Developer Relations team at Akamai Technologies where he is growing community engagement around developer and admin users. He is a graduate of Florida State University ('99) and has a Masters degree in International Communication from American University ('03).
Susan Ozawa Perez, Ph.D. - Co-founder / Economic Advisor
Susan is an economist specialized in economic development and finance. She lends her expertise to Project Binario’s portfolios on academic engagement and social impact. Susan has been an independent investment advisor and wealth manager focused on socially responsible investments and has a diverse background in the non-profit sector on issues ranging from human, women’s and workers’ rights, to disaster relief, environmental justice and equitable economic development. She is an alum of UC Santa Cruz ('99) and received her doctorate in Economics from The New School for Social Research ('13).
Meghan Stevenson-Krausz - Co-founder
Meghan studied International Relations at the University of St Andrews ('12) and has a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics ('13). She is very excited to be helping to create Project Binario, as she believes strongly in the power of entrepreneurs to create sustainable change in their communities. She enjoys bringing friends together over food and films to discuss matters of the heart and mind, especially relating to women’s issues. By day she works at a VC focused on FinTech. By night she is finding more ways to help democratize access to the resources so prevalent in the Valley, such as through ProjectBinario and in her role as Vice Curator of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers San Francisco Hub. Don't stress her out, or you might just find yourself with some of her coveted banana bread in one hand and a mug of home-brewed chai in the other.
Prof. Rolando Rodriguez - Advisor
A Cuban academic professor and a scientist with ample spectrum of expertise, connecting our interdisciplinary programs in technology, science and economy with social projects in a large network. Rolando is a born strategist with a sharp vision, have been involved in coaching and mentoring start-ups in Cuba and other countries at different levels. His knowledge of the Cuban regulatory system and the dynamic of the country entrepreneurship arena is also helping ProjectBinario to identify and connect strategic partnerships.
Carlos Busquets - Advisor
Carlos is a global public policy executive specialized in business advocacy and public/private cooperation. He has provided strategic policy advice and guidance to Fortune 500 companies operating internationally, helping them understand, manage and shape international regulatory environments. Carlos recently launched Americas Club to promote entrepreneurship across the Western Hemisphere. Carlos is a graduate of the University of South Florida ('97) and has a Masters degree in Public Policy from American University ('98).