TEAM VETERATI

Our Executive Team

DIANA RAU

CEO & Cofounder

“I've wanted to change the world since I was 13. After graduating Georgetown in 2012, I spent the last 5 years building companies to solve social challenges, none more meaningful than Veterati. 2 years ago, Veterati was an informal mentoring group where we would mentor Daniel's Marine buddies. One of the Marines I met, I asked him, "What was transition like for you?" He looked straight at me and said, “Not good. I've been to 3 friends' funerals since I've been out of the military. They're all friends who committed suicide." More soldiers die by their own hand than in battle. It's a lonely path for the soldier coming home to no community, no purpose, no job. Anyone would struggle with this. And so for me I build Veterati to save lives and empower good people to succeed.”

DANIEL RAU*

COO & Cofounder

“I decided to join the Marine Corps when I saw the twin towers fall. I wanted to keep my family safe. I served as a Marine Security Guard, protecting embassies from New Delhi to Yemen. After returning to the US, I found job search to be confusing, chaotic, and messy— and saw many of my friends facing the same challenge. I build Veterati to create opportunity for Veterans to have guidance from successful professionals in a world that often seems impermeable to Veterans. I also got a bonus when I built Veterati— I didn’t just get a startup and a great team, I also got a wife and married Diana. So sometimes you’re shooting for your dream job and end up getting your dream girl too.”

THY TANG*

CTO & Cofounder

“I was born after the Vietnam War. My dad had to escape on a refugee boat or be killed, so I grew up without a dad for my first 14 years. After immigrating to the US, I joined the Marine Corps, became an engineer, and bootstrapped two fin-tech companies from $0 to $50m. I’ve always felt this missing link because I didn’t have any mentors. I build Veterati to give my brothers and sisters what I didn’t have, so they can succeed beyond my success. This is very important to me, so I brought my top engineers who’ve been with me for 10+ years into Veterati and funded them for the last 2 years.”

EVAN GUZMAN

Head of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

Evan is a nationally recognized leader with over two decades of experience in strategic corporate development, employment marketing & branding. As former Global Head of Military Programs and Engagement for Verizon; Evan’s responsibilities included creation, development, implementation, and oversight of Verizon’s new military engagement program and national branding efforts. Evan’s passion and experience has led Verizon to receive the #1 ranking on the Best For Vets list for two consecutive years by Military Times Edge Magazine. In addition, Evan’s individual efforts have been recognized by former President George W. Bush & former First Lady Michelle Obama, the White House-Joining Forces, Department of Defense, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and many other reputable establishments.

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Our Editorial Team

  • STEPHEN QUESINBERRY*
  • LUKE FRESHWATER*
  • BYRON CHEN*
  • BARBARA SHEAR

Thanks To The Original 6

  • GREG MATOS*
  • SONNY MORGAN*
  • LEWIS MCINTYRE*
  • DARRON ROHRER*
  • JAIME LIMA*
  • SCOTT DAVE*
*PROUD U.S. VETERAN OR MILITARY SPOUSE

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