Meet our Team
Founder & CEO
Founder and CEO – 12 years as a top-performing technology and SaaS individual sales contributor and sales leader winning numerous awards for performance at numerous companies and various startups in San Francisco, NYC, Miami, and Central Florida.
VP of Engineering
VP of Engineering – Celso is a talented Software Engineer and Software Architect with 10 years of experience building E-commerce websites and providing the whole structure, development, and support for businesses to launch their online store and grow in scale. He is now using that experience to launch marketplaces successfully for businesses on Retavo.
Meet Khush, a seasoned UI/UX designer with over 4 years of experience. Rooted in Human-Computer Interaction, Khush creates captivating digital experiences across mobile apps and web platforms.
Crafting narratives through interfaces, Khush collaborates with Retavo on impactful UI/UX designs, reshaping digital presence.
Khush redefines how users engage with the digital realm, one design at a time.
Managing Director Techstars
Melissa Pegus is the Managing Director of Techstars Atlanta and New Orleans, a startup operator, and an early-stage investor. During her tenure as a startup operator, Melissa spent more than a decade scaling startups from pre-revenue through Series C growth, resulting in seven acquisitions. As an investor, she focuses on startups that are building the future of Commerce, Consumer, Climate Tech, and the Creator Economy.
Founder and Managing Partner Crank Ventures
Brian Margolis is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crank Ventures, a serial entrepreneur, investor, and digital agency operator. Brian has built a successful digital agency and incubator from the ground up and has helped launch successful brand campaigns, including working with some of the top media companies in the world such as Entrepreneur Media.
President of Pro-Band
Justin Fareed is a former athlete at UCLA, serial entrepreneur, and former congressional candidate in California. Justin brings a wealth of knowledge in the business space from growing and scaling his own company Pro-Band. Justin has been instrumental in protecting the IP assets of Retavo and also providing his expertise in the world of ecommerce.