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Meet our Mentors

Chuck Papageorgiou

Operations Management, Technology, Turn-Arounds, Mergers and Acquisitions Pre and Post Integration, Change Management

Kirk Burton

Business development, open innovation, business intelligence and market research, technology consulting, and root cause analysis

Nelson Castellano

Attorney, law, corporate law, and securities law

Brian Code

Fee based comprehensive financial planning, advisory services, retirement analysis and programs, insurance analysis and planning, estate strategies
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Tony DiBennedeto

Leadership, start-ups, cloud computing, Microsoft Dynamics, SaaS, professional services, Microsoft CRM, SharePoint, and management consulting
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Robert Francis

Management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, international business, management, restructuring, and strategies
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Debra Friar

Customer Development | Marketing strategy | CRM |Product Management | Customer Insight | Business Development | Advertising

Alfred Goldberg

Mobile devices, mobile marketing, mobile strategy, mobile applications, project management, leadership, marketing strategy, e-commerce, and analysis

Jon Gordon

System level software, enterprise software, semiconductors instrumentation, new business development, strategic planning, licensing IP, and raising capital

Chad Jaquays

Lead generation, SEO, web analytics, affiliate marketing, PPC, online advertising, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate development
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Ricardo Lasa

Management, financial analysis, marketing, entrepreneurship, MIS, data warehousing, data mining, and interface design
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Marc Mandt

SMB advertising, classified and print advertising, telemarketing sales, voiceover work, and do not call compliance
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Tim Hayes

Leadership, customer support, customer experience, customer relations, worldwide product technical support, and performance management

Mitch Neff

Social business, brand marketing strategy, metrics analysis, digital audit development, process/systems innovation, product and campaign development

Indraneel Paul

Turn-arounds, business strategy, management, leadership, business development, business valuation, and the lean-startup

Lance Raab

Entrepreneurship, online marketing, strategy, domain names, marketing strategy, business development, nonprofits, and executive management
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Gerwai Todd

Business development, leadership, sales management, strategic planning, solution selling, business strategy, and software development
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Eric Williams

Analytics, strategic planning, CRM, project management, product development, product marketing, e-commerce, retail, and SDLC
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Jim Gossett

Strategy, vision and mission planning, transformational innovation, sales, marketing, software development, contract negotiations, strategic alliances

Dan Nolan

Strategic planning and execution, leadership development, energy security, strategic communications, management, decision analysis, change management

Ryan Sullivan

Direct Response Marketing, Validation, Channel Sales, Lean Startup, Distribution

Enrico Palumbo

Business development, Sales & Marketing Strategy, Business Modeling, Executive Coaching
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John Wagner

IT Strategy, SaaS, Software Development, Agile/Scrum, Enterprise Software, Product Management
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Ashok Kartham

Product Management, Enterprise Software, Executive Management, Customer Lifecycle Management
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Darcy Raymond

Marketing Strategy, Brand Management, Social Media Marketing, Advertising, Digital Strategy

Steve Johnston

Startup Coaching, Strategic Planning, New Business Development, Financial Analysis

Caroll Streetman

Hardware Diagnostics, Market Development, Product Development, Sales Force Development

Daniel Caccamo

Marketing Strategy, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Business Development, Trade Marketing
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Tom Panaggio

Problem Solving, Public Speaking, Marketing Consultation, Opportunity and Risk Management
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Bharath Natarajan

Cloud Solutions | Go-to-Market Strategies
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Gina Giacusa

Legal | Funding |Intellectual Property | Business Contracts

Kenneth Ervin Young

Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Coach

Nick Outman

Attorney – venture capital & angel investing, lending, entity formation, general corporate, contracts

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Interested in becoming a mentor?

We are and will always be looking to get the most committed, actively engaged mentors on board to keep this program successful. By becoming a FirstWaVE mentor you’ll have the unique opportunity to contribute your experience and network to projects that create financial and social impact in a growing community of entrepreneurs right here in your own backyard.

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