Roberto Martinez
Google National Trainer and Digital Coach Founder and CEO, Braven Agency

As a Google National Trainer and Digital Coach, Roberto helps small businesses, nonprofits and NGOs leverage Google tools and services. Roberto’s own digital marketing agency, Braven, has worked with globally-recognized Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Hitachi, Hyatt and McDonald’s.

Prior to entering the private sector, Roberto worked for the Canadian Foreign Service and the U.S. State Department. He was a 2017 US-Spain Young Leaders Fellow and a 2013 Canadian Leadership Orientation Fellow. He is a Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Leadership Program alumni and he holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Surya Pinto
Sr. Project Manager and Event Planner

Southern California born and raised, Surya is a painter, UFC enthusiast, and environmental nerd. From the world of fashion and apparel to the tattoo and art industry, Surya has managed over 75 global accounts from high profile to small business. She now tackles the world of digital marketing with a passion for helping small businesses and growing the LA business community.

In addition to project management, she has planned a variety of events, including the highly successful Women’s Summit at Google as well as the small business Google Ads seminars in the LBC. Her strengths lie in her ability to coordinate on numerous fronts and drive high-level engagement to an event space.

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David Calderon
Operations and Project Manager

David’s stint in government and nonprofits prepared him for the operations side of digital marketing. But his search for an outlet is what released the creative marketer within.

In the nonprofit world, David found that he thrived while wearing multiple hats in high-pressure scenarios. And so, David joined the Braven team and took the digital “leap of faith.” At Braven, he interfaces with small businesses to manage and design their digital marketing campaigns. David loves Star Wars, Star Trek, and Peruvian food.


Ziad Itani
Digital Marketing Manager

Ziad is a pizza-loving, tree-climbing, seasoned digital marketing professional born and raised in sunny Southern California. His expertise in lead generation and new business growth is a valuable asset to the Braven team. At Braven, Ziad wows his colleagues by achieving measurable improvements in acquisition and retention-based business models.

Ziad’s previous experience includes working with several nonprofits as well as small, medium and large organizations. And, after all the hard work, he still makes room for pizza.