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Our Team

We're a team of highly driven hustlers and engineers creating the next generation of products to help moms pump, manage and track their milk supply.

 

ADRIANA C VÁZQUEZ ORTIZ 

CEO & Co-founder
Adriana graduated from MIT where she received a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science. She later pursued a Masters in Integrated Product Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

She loves running, attempting to snowboard, has been a pescatarian for over a decade, kind of speaks four languages and prefers carrot cake over chocolate cake.

SUJAY SURESH KUMAR

CTO & Co-founder
Sujay received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, India, after which he co-founded Jyothi, to work towards securing better rights and safety for women in the city. He did his Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

He loves to sketch and enjoys playing with electronics to build new things!

   

 

ELIZA GERLAND

Head of Marketing
Eliza graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English and went on to receive her M.B.A. at the University of San Francisco. Since then, she’s been helping grow consumer brands in the apparel industry.

She loves traveling, overanalyzing movies, cuddles with her corgi, and dreams of owning a VW Bus.

 

OUR ADVISORS

DIANE L. SPATZ, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Dr. Diane Spatz is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is the director of the lactation program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the clinical coordinator of the CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank. She loves to stand-up paddle board, swim, kayak, and be at the beach. If she did not live in the US she would live in Hawaii or Australia.

DR. ARI BROOKS, MD

Dr. Ari Brooks, MD is the Director of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery and Director of the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is a member of many professional societies and has more than 60 publications. He is the PI on numerous grants, including a Susan G. Komen Foundation grant entitled "The Healthy Woman Project", which has provided free breast cancer screening to the underserved women of Philadelphia for over 10 years.

DARE HENRY-MOSS

Dare Henry Moss is a mom of 2 boys and pumped milk for them for over 18 months in total. With 15 years of experience in reproductive and women's health research, she is passionate about reducing systemic barriers to women's and children's health.  While pursuing her Master of Public Health degree, her research explored workplace accommodations for breastfeeding and culminated in a program for a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace at Penn Medicine.

RUTGER FLOHIL, MBA

Rutger Flohil, MBA has 5+ years of experience as a strategy consultant at Bain and Company, with clients ranging from healthcare, tech, industrial and consumer goods. He's passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. Rutger co-founded a location-based dating app in 2011 and is on the Advisory board of KUKUN, a Home Remodeling Marketplace start-up.

BIANCA CABÁN

Bianca Cabán is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. As Managing Partner of Taino Capital, she runs the day to day operations of the company and its businesses. She’s also a Founding Board Member of a financial accelerator for Latina-owned businesses called AccessLatina. Bianca earned a B.A. from Harvard in 2009 and is currently a MBA Candidate at Columbia University in New York.

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THERESE MARMION

Therese Marmion is Director of Major Gifts at University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Therese is one of the first amazing women to have shared with the then Penn students, now team Lilu, her thoughts, stories and insights.

Our Backers

Dreamit Logo

DreamIt 2016

Y Combinator

YCF 2016

Hax Logo

HAX 2017

PCI Logo

PCI 2017

Philips Health

Philips Health Award 2018

Quake Capital

Quake Capital 2018


If you, like us, are pumped to help moms get the products they need, get in touch: team@wearlilu.com