DealRoom’s Team

Our team is made up of talented individuals with a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds.

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We’re builders without borders

At DealRoom, we understand that the world of M&A is constantly evolving, and so does our platform. We constantly discuss current industry issues with our customers, and update our software to address current problems. We strive to roll out new features and capabilities to ensure that your process is running as efficient as possible.

At the end of the day, our goal stays the same, to help you close deals faster.


We're young but we're experienced.


Hours spent collaborating with our community of M&A experts.


Powered by a nimble team of dedicated minds striving for perfection.

Our Leadership

Kison Patel


Kison Patel is the Founder and CEO of DealRoom, a Chicago-based diligence management software that uses Agile principles to innovate and modernize the finance industry. As a former M&A advisor with over a decade of experience, Kison developed DealRoom after seeing first hand a number of deep-seated, industry-wide structural issues and inefficiencies.

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Japhy Bartlett


Japhy Bartlett joined the DealRoom team in April 2015 and is our CTO. He went to the University of Michigan and studied Architecture. Previously, he was the Principal at Pearachute Design and Technology. An avid coffee drinker, Japhy owns a coffee shop in Benton Harbor, MI, called The Phoenix Coffeeshop.

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Pam Eysie

Customer Success Manager

Pam Eyise is a Customer Success Manager at DealRoom and has been with the team for over four years. Pam attended Loyola University and was previously a Personal Banker at Republic Bank of Chicago. When she’s not training new DealRoom customers, Pam enjoys listening to country music and going to Cubs games.

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Marsha Lewis

Director of Marketing

Marsha Lewis is DealRoom's Director of Marketing and has been with the team since May 2018. Previously, Marsha held the role of Marketing and Events Coordinator at St. Louis Magazine. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri, Robert Trulaske Sr. College of Business with a BSBA - Emphasis in Marketing and Sales Certificate. In her free time she enjoys figure skating, traveling, and exploring Chicago food hot spots.

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Julia Rollins

Customer Success Manager

Julia Rollins is a Customer Success Manager at DealRoom and started with the team in January 2017. Previously, Julia was a Business Development Representative at Group. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a BS degree in Life Science Communications, Certificate in Entrepreneurship. In her spare time, she goes for runs along Lakeshore path, rain or shine.

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Abigail Hart

Public Relations Associate

Abigail Hart is a Public Relations Associate at DealRoom and joined the team in December 2018. Previously, Abigail worked for numerous nonprofits as a City Hall Reporter and Media Coordinator. She graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in Journalism and Political Science. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the acoustic guitar, exploring local coffee shops, and boxing.

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Konstantin Gusarevich

Project Manager

Konstantin is DealRoom’s Project Manager and has been with the company since the beginning. He has enjoyed seeing how the company has overcome startup challenges and developed into the software it is today. Konstantin attended Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, and received a BA in Information Technology. He likes to spend time with his family, try out new coffee shops, and explore new cities.

Ilgiz Islamgulov

Lead Software Engineer

Ilgiz is DealRom’s Lead Software Engineer and joined the team in August 2015. Ilgiz has attended the Google Summer of Code program twice, a global program that focuses on educating developers on open source software development. He attended Ufa State Aviation Technical University and received a MS in Computer Science. When he’s not learning new software development skills, Ilgiz enjoys cycling and hiking.