Our Team

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Bertha Jimenez

Founder, CEO

Bertha is the CEO of RISE and is principally responsible for the development of its patent-pending process. She oversees the strategy of the company, and its day to day operations. She previously worked in environmental consulting and construction management. She holds a PhD in technology management from NYU and a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

Ashwin Gopi

Production Operations, R&D

Ashwin is a mechanical engineer who runs all of RISE R&D and oversees production operations and machinery acquisitions. He holds a PhD in technology management from NYU and a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He has previously worked in manufacturing and design.

Jessica Aguirre

Founder, Quality Assurance

Jessica has a background in enterprise risk management and is responsible for RISE food safety compliance. She also manages marketing and events initiatives. She holds a graduate degree in risk analysis and an undergraduate in mathematics.

Lev Tatz

Business Operations

Lev is a software developer and technology innovator who streamlines production and manages the company’s data flow to ensure quality control. He is also responsible for supply chain logistics and the sales pipeline.

Remington Tonar

CFO

Remington is the acting CFO of RISE and a Partner at Brandsinger, a NYC-based consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning and innovation. He supports RISE with various business, financial and legal tasks. He is also in charge of investor relations.

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