ATI Associates

Our close relationship with the University of Texas allows ATI to supply access to talent that startups couldn’t otherwise afford. We are highly selective in recruiting our Associates to ensure they provide real value to our member companies.


Nisha Abraham

Bio/Health Sciences
  • Received her Masters degree in Biology from Texas A&M
  • Adjunct faculty member at South University
  • Loves food, lives on coffee and would kill for cheesecake
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Ryan Barcza

  • Currently in the McCombs MBA program at UT; graduated from Villanova University with a BBA in Management and Int’l Business
  • Previous work experience in strategic change and technology adoption consulting
  • Studied improv comedy at Second City and aspires to go on tour as a member of Prince’s backing band

Bill Herrmann

  • MS in Technology Commercialization from UT and BS in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University
  • Leadership experience as VP/GM, VP Global Account Management, multi-site Plant Manager, and Site General Manager
  • Worked for IBM, Flextronics, and Honeywell; as well as startups and mid-size companies

Bradley Hinson

Bio/Health Sciences
  • Currently enrolled in the MSTC program at McCombs and did my undergraduate degree in Philosophy, History and Political Science
  • Love reading, especially science fiction and fantasy
  • Enjoys movies, especially foreign films

Jessica Jin

Clean Energy
  • Undergraduate at the University of Texas pursuing a Bachelor of Music; Violin Performance
  • Interested in bringing energy solutions to China
  • Big 12 rowing champion

Jana Lane

Clean Energy
  • Undergraduate at UT in the McCombs School of Business, majoring in International Business and minoring in Spanish
  • Career ambitions include becoming the Anthony Bourdain of the next generation
  • Loves trying to run, yet will never be a real “runner”

Gen Li

Bio/Health Sciences
  • Third year law student at UT
  • Studied International Affairs and Economics at George Washington University
  • Worked for the Texas Attorney General’s office in the anti-trust division
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Alok Marwaha

  • Undergraduate in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, pursuing MBA at University of Texas at Austin
  • Former technology strategy consultant, worked across finance, health care, oil & gas, and public sector
  • Enjoys sports analytics, and anywhere else he can apply data driven decision making

Shane Patience

Clean Energy
  • Graduate of UT’s MSTC Master’s Program
  • Project management professional with over 15 years of manufacturing experience
  • New product development for reverse osmosis flow media and industrial filtration applications
  • Six Sigma Black Belt

Vineet Raman

Clean Energy
  • Undergraduate at UT studying Mechanical Engineering
  • Interested in renewable energy and Smart Grid
  • Plays football, tennis and shreds guitar

Alex Seibel

  • Undergraduate McCombs student
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for the University Co-op and the Student Consulting Initiative
  • Served as founding member and former Vice President for the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency
  • Lived on a sailboat for 40 days

Nishi Viswanathan

Bio/Health Sciences
  • MBA and MA in Nutritional Sciences from UT; MBBS from the University of Mumbai, India (licensed to practice medicine in India)
  • Director of Product Development at NanoHybrids, an Austin-based nanotechnology startup
  • Provides strategic consulting to ATI companies, assists with market analysis, business planning, marketing, regulatory pathways and funding