Patricia Diez is the Executive Assistant to the CEO at DM Ventures and an experienced hospitality professional. She graduated from the University of Florida earning her BS in Sustainability and the Built Environment. Patricia dove into the hospitality industry, most recently at B&B Hospitality's Esca. Patricia contributes a strong sense of trends and a passion for entrepreneurship to her role at DM Ventures.
Braden Williams jumped into the restaurant industry feet first as a cook @ Marta. Braden honed his restaurant operations and business skills at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. While @ Cornell, he worked as an Operations Assistant with Major Food Group. He then returned to USHG, working at North End Grill as an expediter. Braden brings his creative problem solving, technological expertise, and design thinking to his work in hospitality consulting.
Jennie Malina is a hospitality consultant and investment associate for DM Ventures, graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, and early entrepreneur. Prior to joining DM Ventures, Jennie worked in Hotel Asset Management at Starwood Capital Group. Jennie’s passion for food and hospitality, together with her penchant for finance, technology, and problem-solving, led her to her current Hospitality Consultant role at DM Ventures.
Isabel Guerriero is currently a junior studying Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts at Drexel University. Her interest in the restaurant world led her to begin focusing on different aspects of the industry that didn't just revolve around cooking. While in Philadelphia, she has worked for the East Passyunk Avenue Improvement District and has assisted at Drexel's Academic Bistro. Through Drexel, Isabel has had the opportunity to work alongside some big name chefs, including Joey Baldino, owner of Zeppoli, and James Burke, the executive Chef at Yards, as well as assist at COOK classes taught in Philadelphia. Currently, she is a food stylist and recipe tester on ABC's The Chew, featuring Michael Symon and Carla Hall. All of this experience has provided her with the knowledge and skills to begin working with DM Ventures.