Reza is a technologist and information systems veteran with 25+ years of hands-on experience with building v.next technology-driven start-ups. He began his startup life in 1998-99, navigating the playground of marketing tech, focused on serving premium verticals of millions of online marketing and advertising campaigns, with startups like DoubleClick. He also spent time at Marvel, protecting superheroes from being hacked. Fast forward to 2023, Reza is part of the team monitoring the infrastructure that ingests billions of real-time clinical trial patient data points within the health science realm for Koneksa Health. Reza loves to mentor and empower fellow DevOps engineers to be the A-Team of DevOps. He is also passionate about guiding young entrepreneurs with incubating tech startups in advisory roles. When not in the trenches of the DevOps world, he loves to travel, play music with his band in Brooklyn, NY, shoot billiards/pool with his APA (American Pool Association) team, and cook and grill for friends and family.