zachary barnett

cofounder / coo


Zach Barnett is a serial entrepreneur who brings his passion and operational gifts to Solani Media. His career started building interactive marketing events for Campari America, bridging art, celebrity, and cocktail programs into wonderful experiences for press and potential customers. These skills informed his subsequent work as Founder of the Abzyme Research Foundation and HIV Campaign. Fueled by his passion for changemaking, and drawing on his communication and community building skills, Zach raised millions to advance an innovative HIV Vaccine candidate and raise awareness about the ongoing struggle with HIV/AIDS Through partnerships with charitable

organizations like Kaiser Family Foundation, corporations like YouTube, and celebrities such as Zoe Saldana, Sia, and Julianne Moore, Zach brought current experiences of HIV/AIDS to digital audiences globally, while advancing the HIV Vaccine through preclinical FDA review. Zach also brings technical knowledge and operational know-how from his most recent tech operations position to Solani. Sitting between production, fundraising, partnerships and communication, Zach brings clear messages and strong execution to all his work. In Ruchi's words, Zach is someone around whom things move.