Our People

The Team

Behind the scenes and out in front — the ones that make it all happen. We know the power of building the right team and uphold the same principles.

Dominick Ard'is
Dominick Ard'is
Founder & CEO
Ido David
Ido David
Co-Founder & COO
Cathy St-Vil
Cathy St-Vil
Program Director
Nick Firlej
Nick Firlej
Video Editor
Jordan McNear
Jordan McNear
Video & Photo Lead

Our History

It all started with witnessing many startups fail and an “AHA” moment that formed the ACT House. Our founder, Dominick, through his experiences as an entrepreneur and an incubation manager after a career in corporate consulting, discovered that the core of a startup’s demise was not forming the right team; the improper structure of a team was the problem.

Co-founder, Ido David, joined in 2017 and took Dominick’s vision to the next level. His investment banking experience in Israel, the startup capital of the world, served as the perfect compliment to take ACT House to new heights.

Mission

ACT House focuses on mitigating startup failure within black and brown ventures to increase the next generation of tech founders, product developers, and industry leaders.

As the representation of minority groups continues to grow, we will be at the forefront of being a catalyst in creating leaders for a more diverse creative and tech industry.

Vision

Purpose

Build better people, that build better companies, that equitably transform disparate communities.