Building the Groundswell

Excellence through Executive Engagement

Wave mentors are essential to furthering our mission because they guide Accelerator members through the process of building, launching, and growing a successful tech startup. Wave mentors are industry experts who are determined to make meaningful, strategic relationships with Wave Accelerator members.

Why Executive Mentorship?

It is no secret that mentorship is one of the most valuable assets for growth. Tampa Bay Wave has taken that value and given it exponential impact by engaging local founders and CEOs who have built companies and had significant exits. These entrepreneurs have proven their skill and ability and we are happy to have them as our Executive Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.

Program Benefits

  • Individual attention from the area’s most successful entrepreneurs
  • Active engagement with those who understand your needs and struggles
  • Access to networks and resources that grow your company
  • Advocates for your success

Our Member Companies

Mentor Network

Mentorship is an integral part of the Tampa Bay Wave experience. We are motivated to connect Wave accelerator members with mentors who are aligned with their business goals, values, and vision. Our mentors are invested in entrepreneurs who are building the future of Tampa Bay’s tech startup ecosystem. One of the many benefits of being a Wave accelerator member is that you will be able to connect with mentors who will help you on your journey of building a successful tech company.

Andrea Paul

Co-Founder and Chief Medical officer of Board Vitals

Andrew Adams, Sr.

Sr. Executive at Adams Consulting

Andy Swenson

CEO of Delbridge Group

Arnie Perez

Benjamin Gordon

Former CTO and Co-Founder at

Bernie Borges

Co-founder, CMO at Vengreso

Bill Geiser

Brandon Heitman

Brent Britton

Brett Owens

Cameron Mccaskill

Sr. Director of Business Development at Qualcomm

Candice Rezvanian

Chad Jaquays

Chandra Clines

Christopher Mcelveen

Christopher Tain

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at eWorkSuccess

Chuck Papageorgiou

Cliff Emmons

CEO of IIoT-Oxys and Founder and President of Accelerated Healthcare Innovations

Dan Rodriguez

Daniel Caccamo

Danyell Jones

Financial Advisor | CMO | Owner
Raymond James | CrownMed | MMG

David Eason

David Reader

David Whelan

Debbie Lundberg

Dennis Panos

Deon Bradley

Dominic Natale

Doug Garis

Emmanuel Ramos

Senior Vice President, Operations at Trellance

Enrico Palumbo

Eric Pilcher

Partner at Cherry Bekaert

Eric Williams

George McGourty

Partner at Arriba Advisors LLC

Gerwai Todd

Greg Bosl

Greg Pierce

Chief Cloud Officer at DXC Concerto Cloud Services

Gwen Tormey

VP Strategy & Operations at Corestream

Hal Edwards

Jamie Egasti

Jane Sadd Smalec

Senior Consultant

Janice Pratt

Owner/President, Proforma JP Marcom Advantage

Jason Warnke

Managing Director at Accenture

Jeff Goble

Jim Gossett

John Blake

CEO at Authorio Digital LLC

John Morrow

Jon Katz

Jordan Casal

José Morey, M.D.

Josh Jaquish

Vice President at DXC Technology

JR Griggs

President, Red Wall Marketing

Kailah Matyas

Managing Partner, Redwood Partners

Kalpesh Patel

Corporate & Technology Attorney at FL Patel Law PLLC

Katheryne Downes

Kelly Kavanaugh

Kevin Goodwin

Kim Stebbings

Kimberly Crum

Former Director of Human Resources/Chief HR Officer at City of Tampa

Klaus Schaefer

Kostas Stoilas

Managing Member, Fortress Commercial Real Estate

Kyle Melear

Lance Raab

Leela Gray

Brigadier General (Retired), U.S. Army

Linda Cassaly

Director of Operations at Connectwise

Madeline Dent

Marc Mandt

Marc Matyas

Margaret Wong

Mario Rodriquez

Marshall Tucker

Matthew McNulty

Michael Branca

Nelson Castellano

Nicholas Brunner

Nick Outman

Penny Parks

Peter Christian

Ramit Singh

Ricardo Daza

Richard Munassi, MD MBA

Rick Hanley

CFO, Marxent Labs

Robyn Spoto

Salma Benkabbou

Lead Legal Strategist at The Benkabbou Law Firm, PLLC

Sam MallikarjunanSam Mallikarjunan

Santo Cannone

Scott Winston

Co-Founder / COO, Business Impact Networks

Sean Mccoy

Shane Needham

Shoaib Shaikh

Skip Marshall

Vice President and CTO of Tribridge

Stephen Kelly

Shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson

Steve MacDonald

Steve Rosen

Steve Simmons

Executive Vice President of Compliance Services at A-LIGN

Steven Fiske

Head of Product at Hivelocity

Stewart Kelly

Account Executive - Large Group, Florida Blue

Susan Nieland

Tania Tawil

Former VP of Partner Development/Strategic Alliances at Vibes

Thomas Stanton

Thomas Vacca

Tina Agustiady

Tom Butts

VP of Product Management at Digi

Tom Panaggio

Tony Dibenedetto

Troy Michels

Interested in motivating and guiding Tampa Bay’s tech entrepreneurs?

Join our community of Wave mentors.

What They Say


There is amazing energy around the tech startup community in Tampa Bay.  As a Wave mentor, I’ve had the opportunity to work with impressive entrepreneurs with exciting solutions.  Supporting their success and that of our region is truly rewarding.

Santo Cannone
Mentor, Entrepreneur in Residence, Board Member