Team

Executive Staff

Panorea Avdis
Director

William Koch
Chief Deputy Director

GO-Biz Team by Unit

California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)

Vacant
Deputy Director

Vacant
Assistant Deputy Director

Diane Banchero
Senior Business Development Specialist

Bianca Sievers
Senior Business Development Specialist

Jeff Malin
Senior Business Development Specialist (Los Angeles Area)

Gil Gonzales
Senior Business Development Specialist (San Francisco Area)

California Competes Tax Credit

Kristen Kane
Deputy Director

Scott Dosick
Assistant Deputy Director

Van Nguyen
California Competes Tax Credit Counsel

Jee Liyanage
California Competes Tax Credit Specialist

Austin Sihoe
California Competes Tax Credit Specialist

Kim Neri
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Jonathan Sievers
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Ryan Stewart
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Dan Krebs
California Competes Tax Credit Analyst

Communications

Vacant
 

External Affairs

Sid Voorakkara
Deputy Director

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Vacant
Deputy Director

Oliver Rosenbloom
Innovation and Strategic Partnerships Analyst

International Affairs and Business Development

Awinash Bawle
Deputy Director

Diana Dominguez
Special Advisor for International Trade

Jason Law
Special Advisor for International Investment Relations

Legal Affairs

Legislative Affairs

Maricela Gomez
Deputy Director

Permit Assistance Unit

Daljit Bains
Deputy Director

Shannan West
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Frank Ramirez
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Poonum Patel
Senior Permit Assistance Specialist

Patrick Nevis
Permit Assistance Specialist

Small Business Assistance

Jesse Torres
Deputy Director and Small Business Advocate

Janelle Green
Small Business Specialist

Lillian Conroe
Small Business Specialist (Los Angeles Area)

Megan Hodapp
Small Business Program Analyst

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure

Tyson Eckerle
Deputy Director

Taylor Jones
ZEV Special Assignment

Gia Brazil Vacin
ZEV Infrastructure Project Manager