Alex Shubat

CEO, Co-founder

Alex Shubat brings an extensive history in executive management to his leadership of Espresa. Most recently he served as the CEO of Goji FS, an NEA-backed startup in the food-tech space. As co-founder and CEO of Virage Logic, a semiconductor provider based in Silicon Valley, he oversaw the company’s highly successful performance and acquisition by Synopsys. He is a member of the Band of Angels. He is on the Industry Advisory Boards of Santa Clara University and the University of Toronto. He holds an executive MBA from Stanford University, a BS and MS from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from Santa Clara University.

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Raghavan Menon

CTO + Head of Product, Co-founder

Raghavan Menon brings deep expertise in product engineering and in building organizations that innovate and execute. Most recently, he came to Google as part of Nimbuz Inc., creator of Odysee, a beautiful app for families who capture video. At Google, he headed a team that focused on growth products and built and operated services that handled over a billion clicks per day.

Prior to Nimbuz Inc., Raghavan was Co-Founder and VP of Engineering of Ingot Systems where he built a 30 person team and drove the growth of the company from zero to multi-million/year revenue leading to its acquisition by Virage Logic. At Virage, he was VP of Engineering for the new Interface IP Business Unit leading a 100 person team spread across USA, Europe, and Asia that delivered 1st silicon success consistently across half a dozen generations. Raghavan holds 9 patents and an MSEE (honors) from the Univ. of Kansas.

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Luis Marcelo Doffo

VP, Sales

Luis Doffo is responsible for Espresa’s sales and business growth strategy. Prior to joining the Espresa team, Luis served as a healthcare subject matter expert responsible for Healthcare Enterprise Sales for WageWorks and was the SVP of Enterprise Sales for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Luis also held senior executive positions at PayFlex Systems USA where he was Director of CDH Strategies and BenefitsStreet where he served as Managing Director for 7 business units across the country.

Luis holds a BBA in Business Administration and Finance and a BA in English from the University of San Diego.

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Sylvia Flores

Head of Brand + Culture

Sylvia Flores is a juggernaut creative entrepreneur with an unprecedented passion for the written word and a love for all things people. With a couple of decades in marketing and advertising, Sylvia has worked with a broad range of companies, including  Intel, Microsoft, IGN Entertainment, Activision, Blizzard, Walmart,, Bonobos, Ubiquity, Retirement + Savings, and Apple – and on technology projects with Jack Johnson, Mariah Carey, Denise Richards, and YMCMB’s Lil’ Wayne and Birdman.

She also produced Broken Eggs, the hard-hitting, feature-length documentary about the looming retirement crisis in America.

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