Entrepreneur Program / Mentors

Industry experience:
Specialization / Skills

Adam McGowan

Company: Firefield

Title: CEO and Founder

Profession: Entrepreneur

Anand Joshi

Company: Calsoft Labs

Title: VP, Digital Home Technology BU

Profession: Embedded Systems, Digital Media

Andrew Dougherty

Company: Rive Technology, Inc

Title: Co-Founder / VP Sales & Marketing

Profession: Energy, materials, software

Andrew Jacobson

Company: Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus

Title: Owner

Profession: Coffeeshop Owner

Mentor History: Women's Path to Employment (WPTE) , Style This Shindig , Sweet Grace Heavenly Cakes

Andrew Stickney

Company: Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies

Title: Vice President

Profession: Venture Capital / Business Incubation

Mentor History: Help Around Town

Anne Estabrook

Company: Golden Seeds, LLC

Title: Managing Director

Profession: Investor

Mentor History: Alphamatician

Annette Reynolds

Company: 128 Innovation Capital Group

Title: Executive Director

Profession: Sales/Marketing/Fundraising/

Mentor History: Mill City Glass Works

Annie Smidt

Company: durable creative

Title: Owner/Creative Director

Profession: Branding/Web Development/Design/Marketing

Mentor History: Mill City Grows

Anurag Sharma

Company: Mycon Information System, Inc

Title: President

Profession: Enterpreneur

Arthur Anton Jr

Company: Anton's Cleaners

Title: C.O.O.

Profession: Executive

Mentor History: Faux Pas

Arun K Jain

Company: BayTech Services, Inc.

Title: President

Profession: Business Executive

Mentor History: Ellie's CPR & First Aid Training, LLC


Company: Solectria Renewables

Title: COO

Profession: Operations

Bob Harris

Company: CLASS

Title: President

Profession: President of Non-profit

Bob Katz

Company: FACTS

Title: President

Profession: Management Consultant

Mentor History: HPT Engineering , ProVizual LLC

Bob McIntosh, CPRW

Company: Career Center of Lowell

Title: Workshop Facilitator

Profession: Career Coach

Chris Miller

Company: Bose Corp.

Title: Manager, Idea & Product Portfolio

Profession: Product Management/Innovation Manager

Colin White

Company: self

Title: Director/VP of Marketing

Profession: Marketing

Dan Murphy

Company: TOUGH Road Consulting

Title: Owner

Profession: Marketing

Mentor History: AeroShip.it

David Birnbach

Company: MIT Venture Mentoring Service

Title: Former CEO

Profession: High Tech Professional

Mentor History: Principium Prep

David Gallo

Company: Bluestone Consulting Group

Title: Founder and Managing Director

Profession: Consulting Executive

Deb Hilse

Company: Bell Tower Cafe

Title: Owner/operator

Profession: Small business owner

Donna Mullin

Company: UMass Lowell

Title: Business Reference Librarian

Profession: Librarian

Mentor History: FEMG Productions

Ed Pease

Company: WilmerHale LLP

Title: Partner

Profession: Corporate Lawyer

Erin Rohr

Company: Metis Communications

Title: Account Manager

Profession: Public Relations and Marketing

Francisco Carvalho

Company: MCCI

Title: Executive Director

Profession: Banker

Frank Faticanti

Company: formerly Ametek Inc.

Title: VP of Operations

Profession: Process Improvement

Fred Faust

Company: The Edge Group, Inc.

Title: President

Profession: Real Estate

Mentor History: Lowell Naturalization and Citizenship Services

Gary Sidell

Company: Bell Tower Management LLC

Title: Owner

Profession: Commercial Real Estate Developer and Manager

Mentor History: Lawrence Yoga Collective

George Peters

Company: AFC-Lancer1, KettlePizza LLC

Title: Vice President

Profession: Inventor

Mentor History: Ellie's CPR & First Aid Training, LLC , HPT Engineering , Meetcaregivers

George Rose

Company: AEi

Title: GM

Profession: Engineering and Business

Mentor History: mino by ParaWare, LLC

Gerard O'Connor

Company: O'Connor Law Office, P.C.

Title: Partner

Profession: lawyer

Guanling Chen

Company: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title: Professor

Profession: Professor of Computer Science

Heather McMann

Company: Groundwork Lawrence

Title: Executive Director

Profession: Nonprofit Management

Mentor History: Mill City Grows

Henry Noel Jr

Company: Essential Capital

Title: Managing Director

Profession: Investment Banker

Mentor History: Balefire Labs, LLC , Catie's Closet

Himanshu Bhatnagar

Company: HBSS

Title: CEO

Profession: Transportation Systems

Ian Carver

Company: Sterling Woodridge Associates

Title: Founder & Principal

Profession: Entrepreneur / Business Development / Venture Coach

Jagathi Gururajan

Company: /

Title: VP, Implementation and Operations

Profession: Technology Product and Services Leadership

James DiBurro

Company: Round Rock Consulting

Title: President and CEO

Profession: Product Development and Business Development Consulting

Mentor History: Drainage Wear

James McHugh

Company: McHugh & Company, Inc.

Title: CEO

Profession: Management Consulting

Mentor History: Ubersimple

Jason Hartz

Company: jdhventures

Title: president

Profession: sales consultant

Jeff Brown

Company: TSS Graphics

Title: General Manager, Partner

Profession: Sales Management, Sales, Management and Promotion

Jeff Gilling

Company: Diamond Antenna

Title: CEO

Profession: Business Leader

Mentor History: Robotic Feeding Arm

Jeff Gwynne

Company: ZipRecruiter

Title: Brand Ambassador

Profession: Marketing

Mentor History: Mill City Glass Works

Jeffrey Hamel

Company: IDSS Holdings Inc.

Title: President

Profession: Engineering/Exec Management

Jess Andors

Company: Lawrence CommunityWorks

Title: Co-Executive Director

Profession: Non-Profit community development

Mentor History: Merrimack Valley Time Exchange

Jim Barbagallo

Company: Pilot Communications Group, LLC

Title: Principal & CEO

Profession: Marketing services; public relations

Jim Hunt

Company: XIUS

Title: VP, Marketing & Sales Operations

Profession: Telecom Software Solutions

Mentor History: Ubersimple

Jodi-Tatiana Charles

Company: The Embargo List & La Capoise Galerie

Title: Founder, CEO, and Brandographer™

Profession: Marketing

joe lane

Company: ingens medical llc

Title: president

Profession: business leader/engineer

Mentor History: Green Bikes of Lowell , Drainage Wear

Joe Stasio

Company: Merrimack College

Title: Professor

Profession: teaching

John Anastasi

Company: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

Title: Partner, Founder

Profession: IP Attorney

John Bradley

Company: Prince Lobel Tye

Title: Partner

Profession: Lawyer

John Colucci

Company: McLane Law Firm

Title: Managing Director - TradeCenter

Profession: Attorney/CPA

Mentor History: University to University Transportation Company LLC (UTUTC)

John G. Conley

Company: Gilliam Capital LLC

Title: Partner

Profession: Biotech (retired)

Mentor History: Lawrence Yoga Collective , Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion (JCRJD)

John Harmon

Company: John Harmon, CPA, LLC

Title: Owner

Profession: CPA

John Howard

Company: Merrimack Valley FCU

Title: Vice President

Profession: Credit Union/Bank Executive

Mentor History: University to University Transportation Company LLC (UTUTC) , CollegePower Inc

joseph jolly

Company: plenus group inc

Title: CEO

Profession: Food Manufacturing

Mentor History: KEO Homemade Ice Cream

Joyce Dostale

Company: AWare Technologies

Title: CEO/COO

Profession: Serial Entrepreneur

Mentor History: FOB Lifestyle & Apparel , Jumply , Merrimack Valley Time Exchange

Kamal Jain

Company: Symbotic LLC

Title: IT Manager

Profession: Business and Technology Operations

Mentor History: Green Bikes of Lowell , Lowell Naturalization and Citizenship Services , Story-to-Song Project

Kartik Shah

Company: Self

Title: Consultant

Profession: Software / Technology / Mobile / Healthcare

Kay McGowan

Company: A Curated World

Title: Founder, CEO

Profession: Import Retail

Mentor History: Faux Pas

Kelli Proia

Company: IP in Focus

Title: Attorney

Profession: Legal

Ken Savage

Company: ORSYP Software

Title: Director/Owner

Profession: Digital Marketing

Mentor History: Help Around Town

Kerry Lee Andken

Company: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title: Licensing Manager

Profession: Technology Transfer

Kevin McCarthy

Company: Enterprise Ireland

Title: VP Cleantech, Energy & Utilities

Profession: International Business Development

Kevin Oye

Company: Sycamore Networks, Inc.

Title: Consultant

Profession: High Tech Product Creation

Mentor History: Merrimack Analysis Group , AeroShip.it


Company: Marcum LLP

Title: Senior Manager

Profession: CPA/Auditor/Part-time bookkeeper

Linda Pelekoudas

Company: Strategy and Design Solutions, LLC

Title: Principal Managing Partner

Profession: Organizational Architect

Mentor History: Drainage Wear

Lisa Dufresne

Company: Foresight Science & Technology, Inc.

Title: Director, Commercialization Practice

Profession: New technology/product Commercialization

Lou Guercia

Company: Scribe Software

Title: CEO

Profession: Software executive

Mentor History: Alphamatician

Martin Kane

Company: Paladin Interim Executive

Title: President

Profession: Business Executive/Entrepreneur

Mentor History: Operation Delta Dog , Meetcaregivers

Meredith Boumil-Flynn

Company: Enterprise Bank

Title: Branch Relationship Manager

Profession: Banking

Michael Cummings

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Title: Director of Global Operations

Profession: MGT Executive, MFG businesses

Michael Sattler

Company: Opus Two Collaborative, LLC

Title: Principal

Profession: Technical co-founder, CTO

Mentor History: Alphamatician

Michelle Macaux

Company: Next Street

Title: Strategy Consultant

Profession: Consulting

Mentor History: 99 Degrees Custom (99C)

Mike Schwing

Company: Amerish Development Corporation

Title: President

Profession: Finance

Nancy Saucier

Company: UMass Lowell

Title: Assoc. Director, New Venture Development

Profession: Start-up Support/ Marketing

Mentor History: Robotic Feeding Arm

Nandu Kuppuswamy

Company: Sandstone Capital

Title: Vice President - Head of Analytics and Investor Relations

Profession: Investment Management

Nathan Rothstein

Company: Project Repat

Title: President

Profession: Project Repat

Mentor History: Style This Shindig

Nick Karwoski

Company: Surfset, CV2

Title: Director of Marketing

Profession: Marketing Consultant

Mentor History: The Indigo Pixies


Company: Gigaplex

Title: Board Member

Profession: Entrepreneurship

Pat Riemitis

Company: The Atherton Group

Title: Director, Chief Product Officer

Profession: Technology Product Management, Product Marketing

Mentor History: Green Bikes of Lowell , i4class LLC , ProVizual LLC

Patti Fielding

Company: B&L Holdings LLC

Title: Owner/Manager

Profession: Self Employed - Own a successful laundromat and manage a 7 unit apt building

Mentor History: Little Leaders

Pattie Mercier

Company: Vigorous Communications

Title: Managing Director

Profession: PR/Marketing Consultant

Paul Franzosa

Company: zds

Title: innovator & mentor

Profession: Product Development Entrepreneur

Mentor History: The Indigo Pixies

Paul Lewis

Company: Chemco

Title: President

Profession: Executive

Paul Souza

Company: B2B CFO

Title: Partner

Profession: Financial & Business Consulting

Philip Cohen

Company: AudioCommon

Title: Co-Founder & CEO

Profession: Entrepreneur

Philippe Jeanjean

Company: Boston Global CP

Title: Director of Global Operations

Profession: Director of Global Operations

Pradeep Aradhya

Company: Novus Laurus LLC

Title: CEO

Profession: Mobile Entrepreneur

Mentor History: KEO Homemade Ice Cream , The Medallion Movement , Faux Pas

Raj Melville

Company: Deshpande Foundation

Title: Executive Director

Profession: Marketing

Mentor History: Mill City Grows , i4class LLC

Ray Wrobel

Company: NMTW Community Credit Union

Title: Vice President

Profession: Financial

Regina Au

Company: BioMarketing Insight

Title: Strategic Marketing Consultant

Profession: Consultant

Richard Ross

Company: Ghana Strategic Advisors

Title: Managing Member

Profession: Attorney/ Consultant

Rithy Uong

Company: Lowell HighSchool

Title: Guidance Counselor

Profession: Educator

Mentor History: RoundShip LLC

Robert Mihail

Company: The Jacobs Law

Title: Senior Counsel

Profession: Patent Attorney and Technology Transfer Consultant

Roger Greene

Company: Ipswitch, Inc.

Title: CEO

Profession: Software

Roland Nutter

Company: The Debland Group, Inc dba AdviCoach

Title: CEO

Profession: Business Adviser/Coach

Rosemary Infante Costello

Company: self

Title: Consultant

Profession: community/economic development

Mentor History: AeroShip.it

Saleha Walsh

Company: Insource Services

Title: Same

Profession: Director, HR Consulting Practice

Mentor History: Story-to-Song Project

Scott McKenzie

Company: Costantino Richards Rizzo, LLP

Title: Senior Manager

Profession: Public Accounting

Mentor History: 99 Degrees Custom (99C)

stephen alepa

Company: Matau Advisers

Title: President

Profession: Consultant

Mentor History: Merrimack Analysis Group , RoundShip LLC

Stephen Ives

Company: Merrimack Valley YMCA

Title: President and CEO

Profession: YMCA

Mentor History: Sweat For A Cause

stephen schultz

Company: Supporting Strategies

Title: COO

Profession: Financial Service

Mentor History: FOB Lifestyle & Apparel

Steve Hartel

Company: Trilogy Financial

Title: Training Manager

Profession: Financial Planning

Steve Pappas

Company: Panviva, Inc.

Title: Senior Vice President - North American Operations

Profession: North American Leader


Company: Second & Fourth

Title: General Partner

Profession: VC

Mentor History: Alphamatician , RoundShip LLC

Steven Coleman

Company: Navigator Advisors

Title: Principal

Profession: Consultant/Attorney

Mentor History: Operation Delta Dog


Company: SmartSource

Title: UI Architect

Profession: IT

Tai Kien

Company: Innovative Medical Design, Inc.

Title: President/ CEO

Profession: Medical Device

Mentor History: FOB Lifestyle & Apparel

Teg Rood

Company: Rood Consulting

Title: Principal

Profession: Consultant

Mentor History: Merrimack Valley Time Exchange

Theresa Park

Company: City of Lowell

Title: Director of Economic Development

Profession: Urban Planning

Tim Curran

Company: Sample6, Inc

Title: CEO

Profession: Software/Biotech/Angel Investor

Todd McDonagh

Company: MedSafe

Title: COO

Profession: Senior Manager

Tom Fitzpatrick

Company: Good Technology

Title: Strategic Account Director

Profession: Sales/Marketing Management

Mentor History: University to University Transportation Company LLC (UTUTC)

Tom Hoarty

Company: ActionCOACH

Title: Certified Business Coach

Profession: Business Coach - Consultant

Tom O'Donnell

Company: Product Genesis

Title: VP, Business Development

Profession: Strategy Consulting

Mentor History: KEO Homemade Ice Cream , MHM Studios Printmaking , FEMG Productions

Trish Fleming

Company: MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

Title: former Executive Director

Profession: Executive Management

Mentor History: Balefire Labs, LLC , Lady Dye Fiber Arts & Design , Tomo360

Valerie Kijewski

Company: UMass Lowell

Title: Professor

Profession: Educator / Consultant

William Bowhers

Company: Merrimack College

Title: Associate Professor

Profession: Educator

Mentor History: Delightful Surprise Sweets