Cleveland Organization Adds Experienced Entrepreneurs, Investors and Corporate Leaders to its Board

Cleveland-based JumpStart Inc. has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are:

Karim Botros: Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, MetroHealthBotros oversees business and corporate development, innovation and integration at MetroHealth, as well as planning and market research. He joined the organization as Chief Strategy Officer in August 2013. He was previously a member of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Emerging Businesses group and oversaw corporate development projects. Between 1999 and 2008, Botros worked in private equity, acquiring companies within the health care, IT and business service industries at The Riverside Company and The Jordan Company.

Brian Hall: Owner and CEO, JIT Services, LLCIn addition to running his own operations management firm, Hall is also Senior Vice President at The Greater Cleveland Partnership, where he serves as Executive Director for the Commission on Economic Inclusion. In 2016, Hall formed 2NorthStar Capital, LLC to acquire (via controlling investments) businesses in logistics, packaging, manufacturing, staffing and other services that sell into supplier diversity friendly sectors.

Michael Regelski: Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Electrical Sector, EatonAt Eaton, Regelski works with engineering and business leaders to develop and implement the company’s electrical sector technology strategy.  He is also responsible for providing overall direction and guidance for all engineering, program management and technology enhancement initiatives within the sector. Regelski is also an experienced entrepreneur, serving as one of the founding members and Vice President of Engineering for Lenel Systems–which was acquired by United Technologies in 2005.

“Karim, Brian and Michael are important additions to our board,” said JumpStart Board Chair William Seelbach. “The experience and expertise they bring as entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders will be incredibly valuable in shaping and guiding the future direction of the organization.”

“JumpStart exists at the intersection of several disciplines including investing, economic development and corporate innovation,” added JumpStart CEO Ray Leach. “Karim, Brian and Michael have a diverse range of skills and experiences in all of these disciplines. We are fortunate to have each of them join our board.”

To learn more about these three new board members, and view the full JumpStart board of directors, visit: www.jumpstartinc.org/about/who-we-are/.

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About JumpStart Inc.
JumpStart unlocks the full potential of diverse and ambitious entrepreneurs to economically transform entire communities. For more information, visit www.jumpstartinc.org and follow @JumpStartInc on Twitter.