Our Team
Executive Team
Massih Tayebi
Dr. Massih Tayebi
Founding Partner, Chairman
Masood Tayebi
Dr. Masood Tayebi
Founding Partner, CEO
Adam Gickling
Adam Gickling
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Saum Vahdat
Saum Vahdat
CEO, Bridgewest Ventures (BV)
Chandima Mendis
Chandima Mendis
President, Bridgewest Capital and Corporate Treasurer
Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown
General Counsel
Rees Ward
Rees Ward
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - New Zealand
John (JR) Robson
John (JR) Robson
General Manager, Bridgewest Ventures New Zealand
Laxman Settipalli
Laxman Settipalli
General Manager, BCM India Private Limited
David Hewit
David Hewit
Director, Capital Markets
Meera Mulchandani, CA, CFA
Meera Mulchandani, CA, CFA
Director, Finance & Accounting
Chelsea Wild
Chelsea Wild
Director, Human Resources
Evan Wilson
Evan Wilson
Vice President, Real Estate
Danielle Guidotti, CPA
Danielle Guidotti, CPA
Corporate Controller
Darja Nelson
Darja Nelson
Commercialization Manager, Bridgewest Ventures New Zealand
Operating Partners and Advisors
Behrooz Abdi
Behrooz Abdi
Operating Partner
Bill Strauss
Bill Strauss
Operating Partner
Farzad Ghassemi
Farzad Ghassemi
Operating Partner
Saeed Khorami
Saeed Khorami
Operating Partner
Tommy Broudy
Dr. Tommy Broudy
Operating Partner
Ian Wisenberg
Ian Wisenberg
Advisor
Marc Rivers
Marc Rivers
Advisor
Portfolio Company Leadership
Mark W. Womack
Mark W. Womack
CEO, BioCina
Cyrus K. Mirsaidi
Cyrus K. Mirsaidi
CEO, Bridgewest Perth Pharma, LumaCina, NovaCina
Brett Alderson
Brett Alderson
President, Novacina / COO, BridgeWest Perth Pharma
Jonathan Kafer
Jonathan Kafer
President, LumaCina / Chief Commercial Officer, Bridgewest Perth Pharma
Jay Short
Dr. Jay Short
CEO, BioAtla
Andrew Sims
Andrew Sims
CEO, SuiteFiles
Matt Hayter
Matt Hayter
CEO, Projectworks
Mark Orttung
Mark Orttung
Chairman, Provoke Solutions
Andy Lin
Andy Lin
CEO, Provoke Solutions
Laurence Cooper
Dr. Laurence Cooper
Executive Chairman, BIO4T2
Omid Tahernia
Omid Tahernia
Advisor, Bridgewest Group, Endura Technologies
Andi Grant
Dr. Andi Grant
CEO BIOORA / CEO BioViros
Michael Sanie
Michael Sanie
CEO, Endura Technologies
Saba Samiei
Saba Samiei
CEO, MACSO
Nataša Zec
Nataša Zec
CEO, Pontis Technology
Jasna Rakonjac
Dr. Jasna Rakonjac
President, Nanophage Technologies
Sean Feast
Dr. Sean Feast
CEO, PRECISION CHROMATOGRAPHY LIMITED
Owen Darby
Owen Darby
CEO, PHYTRAC
Nandoun Abeysekera
Dr. Nandoun Abeysekera
CEO, Avasa
Carissa Fonseca
Dr. Carissa Fonseca
CEO, TheiaNova Ltd.
Julie Jones
Julie Jones
CEO, BioValeo Ltd.
Associates
Ana Grimal
Ana Grimal
Executive Business Partner
Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez
Staff Accountant
Laleh Tayebi
Laleh Tayebi
HR Generalist
Ryan Irving
Ryan Irving
Senior Financial Analyst
Nadia Tayebi
Nadia Tayebi
Business Analyst
Hannah W. Stuart
Hannah W. Stuart
Senior Accounts Payable