Our Team

We help ambitious young people change the world.

Image taken at our 2022 staff strategy retreat.

Meet the team who are building the foundation of TKS.

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Founders

TKS was founded in 2016 by two brothers, Navid and Nadeem Nathoo. Their vision was to create a “human accelerator” for the next generation of innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs.

Navid Nathoo

Navid Nathoo

Co-Founder

Nadeem Nathoo

Nadeem Nathoo

Co-Founder

Program

Our program team comes from backgrounds including venture-backed entrepreneurs, scientists, and experienced leaders. They are passionate coaches who joined TKS because they wanted to help accelerate ambitious and curious young people.

Ian Lockhart

Ian Lockhart

Head of Program

Steven ten Holder

Steven ten Holder

Vancouver Director

Jennah Dohms

Jennah Dohms

Director, Virtual

Pranav Menon

Pranav Menon

Associate Director, Virtual

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings

Director, Activate

Steven Ritchie

Steven Ritchie

Associate Director, Virtual

Niloo Ravaei

Niloo Ravaei

Associate Director, Toronto

Damian Matheson

Damian Matheson

Director, Ottawa

Andrés R. M. Velarde

Andrés R. M. Velarde

Director, Virtual

Mikaela Ergas Lenett

Mikaela Ergas Lenett

Associate Director, Activate

Aatik Chopra

Aatik Chopra

Associate Director, Virtual

Skylor Lane

Skylor Lane

Director, Toronto

Marketing

We want to make sure that the most ambitious, curious, and impact-driven young people around the world know about TKS. Our marketing team works on experiences and storytelling to expose students to TKS and bring awareness to the program.

Roberta Lindal

Roberta Lindal

Head of Marketing

Aqib Malik

Aqib Malik

Creative Director

Holly Dickinson

Holly Dickinson

Events & Experiences

Katrina Ali

Katrina Ali

Communications

Victoria Doidge

Victoria Doidge

Academic Partnerships

Operations

There's a lot of work that goes into managing thousands of students from around the world. Our operations team makes sure that TKS has the ability to reach more young people while ensuring every student has an incredible experience in the program.

Donnie Yee

Donnie Yee

Head of Operations

Kirk Taylor

Kirk Taylor

Talent Lead

Amber Branny

Amber Branny

People & Culture

Alec Ngai

Alec Ngai

Operations Associate

Ashley Hogge

Ashley Hogge

Customer Success

Elise Weissenberger

Elise Weissenberger

Operations Associate

Partnerships

We work with companies like Microsoft, Walmart, Shell, Masason Foundation, IKEA, RBC, and others to provide financial support to students, internship opportunities, and unique learning experiences during TKS. Find us on LinkedIn to explore partnership opportunities!

Dan Jacob

Dan Jacob

Head of Partnerships

Kim Parnell

Kim Parnell

Partner Relations

Join our team

We’re hiring roles across various departments.