The Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program
Through JumpStart’s Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program, successful Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs and executives share their knowledge, experience and expertise to guide the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The program provides advice and critical experience in areas such as sales, marketing, venture capital fundraising, board formation/management and human resources.
Ideal candidates for the program include startups and scaleups with high-growth potential and large-market opportunities, ranging from pre-revenue to cash-flow positive.
Each client of the Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program is matched with up to four mentors who meet on a consistent, ongoing basis.
Each mentor brings different experiences and expertise to the program, but they all find common ground in tackling the complex challenges faced by entrepreneurs.
Our mentors are seasoned business leaders and succesful entrepreneurs who have built and grown some of Northeast Ohio’s most successful companies.
These mentors donate their time to the program because they believe supporting the next generation of great business leaders is the key to creating a vibrant economy.
From founders and presidents of Fortune 500 companies to venture capitalists and leaders of nationally celebrated tech startups, our ever-growing network of mentors comes from a broad range of business backgrounds.
- Mark Hartel Technology Innovation Advisor
- Rob Matousek Director/GMM - eCommerce, American Greetings
- Gopal Nadkarni, Associate Professor, University of Akron
- Mike Burke Director, Rudolph Libbe
- Bob Aber Founder & Principal Consultant, Aber Advisors
- Heidi Grosowsky Product Director
- Jay Freund Partner, Canal Holdings, LLC
- Jennie Zamberlan President & CEO, Avantia, Inc.
- Hal Yeager Managing Director and Co-Founder, CXO Advisory Group
- Dan Hartnett Marketing & Sales Executive
- Linda Bluso President, Linda L. Bluso, LLC
- Michael Claxton Business Executive
- Judi Feninger Business Executive
- Jen Lombardi Head Honcho & Creative Genius, Kiwi Creative
- Aaron Bates Commercialization Executive, The Ohio Federal Research Network
- Alan Brenner Principal, A. S. Brenner Consulting
- Chris Tjotjos Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Promithia
- Tom Furnas Managing Director, Inglewood Associates LLC
- Marc Rossen Attorney at Law
- Mark Kasinec President & Founder, ChainRing Advisors
- Jeanne Coughlin President, Coughlin Group
- Patrick Russo Vice President, Marketing, CoVest Sourcing Network
- Jack Harley Co-Founder & Co-President, First Power Group LLC
- Tom Barrett CEO, 7Signal
- Peter Chung Associate, Cyprium Partners
- Jeff Moore President and CEO, Value Based Solutions, LLC
- Mary Partin Consultant, Centric Consulting
- Mark Molnar Chief Financial Officer
- Anurag Khanna Founding Partner, Panacea Global Partners
- Terry Ginley Director of Technology and Mergers & Acquisitions, Socius
- Brian Gale President, I.D. Images
- John Opdycke VP of Marketing, Boundless Spatial, Inc.
- Scott Oldham Partner with Hahn, Loeser & Parks
- Dan Kellogg Managing Director & Co-Founder, Crystal Venture Funds
- Fred Binstock Managing Partner, Fred R Binstock & Associates
- Phil Kubec Co-Founder, President/CEO, System4 LLC
- Bob Gray Technical Innovation & Business Executive
- Jim Gilbride Area President, FocusCFO
- Fehmida Kapadia President, KapaMed Consulting
- Tim Austin VP Sales, Group Management Services Inc.
- Michael McDonnell Partner, Renovata Partners
- Dave Petno Vice President, Employee Benefits Consultant, USI Insurance Services
- Dan Rose Angel Investor, Board Member, Entrepreneur and I-Corps Ohio Instructor
- Kathryn Motiska Principal Consultant, Financial Management Consulting
- Mike Ryan Operations Executive
- Rita Brauneck Executive Coach
- Mark Hoersten Former VP Marketing, Keithley Instruments
- Mark Teague Chief Financial Officer, BioMotiv
- William Cooper Owner, Cooper Legal Group, LLC
- Marc Rosen President, The Vector Group
- Michelle Moran Vice President Sales, Involta
- Jason Shefrin Executive Vice President, interDesign, Inc.
- Caroline Barni CMO, Tech Elevator
- Brad Long Global Supply Chain and Sourcing Executive, Pentair
- Dan Craft Director of Finance & Administration, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
- Scott Stephens Principal, Great Lakes Light Works LLC
- Ed Rivalsky Healthcare Executive
- Michael Goldberg Assistant Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, CWRU
- Nikki DiFilippo President and CMO, Via Vera Group
- Todd Thompson General Manager, RRD Marketing Solutions
- Karen Adame Managing Partner, Operations
- Kara Carter Partner, Advancement, JumpStart
- Thomas Brown Vice President of Global Marketing, GE Healthcare
- Brent Brumbaugh Principal Architect – Emerging Technologies, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
- Paul Stupay Chief Strategist, GrowLogic LLC
- Dale Mesnick Principal, PromiseTwo (NEOACQ Holdings)
- Ralph Cutcher Owner, Brick House Partners, LLC
- William Aamoth Senior Finance Executive
- George Snider Of Counsel, Hennes Communications
- JJ DiGeronimo President, Tech Savvy Women
- Jim Stifler Economic Development Director, City of Hudson
- Ofer Pinhasi VP Product Management, MedyMatch Technology Ltd.
- Jon Cocco CEO & Owner, Feedall Automation
- Heather Hall Engagement Manager, Sales Benchmark Index
- Scot Adkins President/COO, Great Lakes Integrated
- Amy Hammond Product Manager, Supply Chain, OEConnection
- Matthew Embacher Director, PNC Capital Markets LLC
- Robert Stein President, RBS & Associates
- Brian Zollar Director of Business Development, Guardian Technologies
- Craig Petz Senior Manager, Value Based Solutions LLC
- Dana Allender Founder & Chief Revenue Strategist, SUN
- Paul Patrizi President, Market One, LLC
- Ray DeAngelis Regional Provider Relations, ProMedica Health System/Paramount
- Matthew Iorio, MSE, MBA Manager, Clinical Affairs, Neuros Medical, Inc.
- Cathy Lippert Founder & Chief Practitioner, ProdOptic, LLC
- Harjas Sidhu Senior Vice President, Analytics and Portfolio Management, PNC
- John Kundtz Associate Partner, Sr. Global Business Development Executive, Sales Manager, IBM
- Bill Mooney Business Executive
- Taesun Cha Vice President, Operations, Kent Displays
- Alan Strauss Founder, Sales Concepts, Inc.
- Rahul Aras President & CEO, Beta Cat Pharmaceuticals
- Ryan Dietrich Owner, Finance Jack
- Tim Hansen CEO, CleanerFood, LLC
Ready To Get Started?
Complete our short, centralized application form. Our team will review your information and assess whether your company is a fit the Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program.Apply Now
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