Arman Zand leads the Value Creation function for Quona Capital. He has more than 16 years of experience working in technology and finance. Prior to joining Quona Capital, Arman was Director of Business Development at RocketSpace, Inc. where he helped advise on corporate open innovation and connected startups with Fortune 1000 brands. Arman spent the previous 15 years at Silicon Valley Bank in the US, India, U.K, and the Middle East, helping expand the bank globally. His experience included 7 years in China where he helped co-found SSVB, China's first joint venture technology bank. Arman is a trained public speaker and a part-time lecturer at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, his alma mater.