Ash serves as the Chief of Staff to the CEO at Arena. Before joining Arena, he worked as an Innovation Manager at One Valley, where he was responsible for overseeing products and programs aimed at supporting, investing in, and educating global entrepreneurs. Ash’s experience also includes his role as an Innovation Manager at Plug and Play Ventures, where he played a key role in fostering startup investments and facilitating product development in collaboration with leading Fortune 500 companies in the Insurance and Healthcare sectors.

Ash boasts a strong entrepreneurial background as well, having served as the Co-Founder and CEO of BioVirtua, a venture capital-backed healthcare analytics startup. He is a graduate of the Startupbootcamp and NASA iTech programs. Additionally, Ash actively supports the Ethical AI Governance Group, a non-profit organization comprised of AI executives, investors, and technologists working to promote responsible AI practices through open-source initiatives. Ash is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Technology Management from Georgetown University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of San Francisco.