Meet Our Leadership Team

Robert Hankin
Co-Founder & Partner

Rob leads our global sales and business operations teams. Preceding Starfish, Rob and David Raanan co-founded CCOM Information Systems, a telephony and directory software company that was acquired by Avaya. At Avaya, Rob held several management level positions leading various product portfolios. Both Rob and David Raanan have also been involved in early stage emerging technology companies. Rob started his career with AT&T Bell Laboratories where he found his passion and immersed himself in the communications industry. He received a B.S. in Statistics and Computer Science from The George Washington University.

Robert Hankin
Co-Founder & Partner
David Raanan
Co-Founder & Partner

David leads our engineering and technology teams overseeing development and delivery of innovative automation solutions. Preceding Starfish, David and Rob Hankin co-founded CCOM Information Systems, a telephony and directory software company that was acquired by Avaya. At Avaya, David held several management level positions leading network management, CTI and SIP portfolios. Both David and Rob Hankin have also been involved in early stage emerging technology companies. David started his career with AT&T Bell Laboratories where he developed C and C++ compilers and debuggers. He is a graduate of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

David Raanan
Co-Founder & Partner
Sagir Nirali
Sagar Nirali
VP, Engineering

Sagar leads the continuous innovation of the Starfish platform and all Starfish products and solutions. Guided by the principle of keeping solutions simple, elegant, and yet powerful, he guides our technical and engineering teams in today’s best technical practices. He also provides first analyses of customer needs, designs project implementation plans, and manages the technical team day-to-day. With more 14 years of IT industry experience, Sagar is expert in multiple communications technologies, programing methods, and project management methodologies.

Sagar Nirali
VP, Engineering
Michael Stahl
Vice President of Sales

Mike manages our sales team and is responsible for strategic accounts and business development. Prior to joining Starfish, Mike spent more than five years with Avaya dedicated to sales & engineering support for a global financial account. Prior to that, he held several positions with Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions including most recently, Manager of Sales Engineering. Mike received his BBA in Marketing & Management from the University of Cincinnati, College of Business, and his MBA in Information Systems from Xavier University. He holds several key industry certifications and is the recipient of numerous industry awards.

Michael Stahl
Vice President of Sales
Lee Ann Dmochowski
Lee Ann Dmochowski
Director of Marketing

Lee’s a firebrand creative thinker, laser focused on articulating the unique customer value of the Starfish portfolio. She’s an expert in public relations, communications planning, and content development and has helped to develop global brands across industries as a writer, strategist and manager.

Lee Ann Dmochowski
Director of Marketing
Steven Bloomstein
Chief Operating Officer

Steve leads our global partnerships initiative and is responsible for the company’s growth strategy. Prior to joining Starfish, Steve held leadership and operations positions at IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS), Polaris Management Partners, KORE Software and Gartner. Earlier in his career, Steve worked for Booz Allen where he led large, complex ERP strategy and implementation engagements in several industries. Steve earned his MS from Johns Hopkins University, a BA from Hofstra University and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Steven Bloomstein
Chief Operating Officer