leadership team

Jonathan Matzner

chief executive officer

Jonathan Matzner is an experienced US Diplomat and business professional. Jonathan is currently the CEO & Managing Director at EIC Technology.

As a US Diplomat, Jonathan was most recently posted to Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he served as both a consular officer and in the Political/Economic section. During his service, he worked and traveled around the world on behalf of the US Government, and significantly expanded the Consulate’s political, economic, and commercial contacts using his deep regional expertise.

In his role as a US Diplomat, Jonathan collaborated closely with local and regional allies to develop and implement non-proliferation and counterterrorism strategies. Jonathan also developed relationships with local counterparts to further US foreign policy interests and inform US policymakers.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Jonathan was a management consultant in the Fortune 500, and worked on the staff of the US House of Representatives and the US Department of Defense. Jon is a member of EIC’s acquisitions committee.

Jonathan holds two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

René AvendaNo

Chief Operations officer

René Avendaño is an experienced sales, operations and management professional. As director of EIC Technology, he is the Chief Financial Officer for the enterprise  

René was born and raised in Mexico City. He migrated to the U.S. to study engineering and became a U.S. Citizen. His early career was technically focused, after which he shifted to business development and sales. He has extensive experience in international business, spending quite a bit of time in sales, business development, and marketing in the seafood industry, mainly in the South American, European and South Pacific markets, often responsible for building and growing international divisions.

More recently he was partner in a sales and advertising firm, responsible for the sales efforts and the financial and logistic aspects for the company.

René is an MBA, graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College.

Michael Costigan

Michael Costigan is an experienced entrepreneur building and selling several companies over his 45 years in business.  His experience varies from housing development, to building and managing an ad agency for over ten years, to creating a full-service television production company in downtown Chicago, to becoming one of the pioneers of the internet by developing and owning all the patents for online chat. In his recent years, he has focused exclusively on internet marketing and growing startups into successful companies.  He still believes that the internet is the only place to test new ideas and not have to risk large sums of money to find out if “you have a winning product or service”. Michael is a member of EIC’s acquisitions committee.

Bruce Matzner


Bruce Matzner is an experienced business professional, with a background in small business and large-scale corporate management.  He is primarily responsible for EIC’s business development and special projects, and is a Director at EIC Technology.

His business experience is diverse.  Early in his career he started a publishing company that quickly became a market leader and was sold to a large Canadian publishing company.  Later, he led a multi-million-dollar division of a communications company in New York City.  Throughout his career he has excelled at strategic marketing and managing sales teams to achieve maximum results.

Bruce is a 1983 graduate of Harvard Business School.  In addition to the Harvard MBA, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego, Summa Cum Laude. Bruce is a member of EIC’s acquisitions committee.

Binsi Devadas

Head of Administration

Binsi Devadas joined the team in 2016 and oversees all the administrative functions. She started off as the executive assistant and quickly rose in ranks to become the Head of Administration at EIC Technology. Her guiding philosophy is that developing a strong relationship is the foundation of everything she does, both professionally and personally. After completing her bachelor’s in Biotechnology Engineering, she is now pursuing an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University.