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.
- Jim Gilbride Area President, FocusCFO
- Chris Sklarin Vice President, Edison Partners
- Rick Kluchin President, Encore Wealth Planning
- Ed Rivalsky Healthcare Executive
- Rodolfo Salas President, RSR International, Inc.
- Rob Matousek Director/GMM - eCommerce, American Greetings
- Alan Brenner Principal, A. S. Brenner Consulting
- Marc Rosen President, The Vector Group
- Robert Hurwitz Co-Founder, Office Max
- Fred Binstock Chief Financial Officer, Streamlink Software
- Paul Stupay Chief Strategist, GrowLogic LLC
- William Aamoth Senior Finance Executive
- Scot Adkins President/COO, Great Lakes Integrated
- Brad Long Global Director of Supply, Pentair
- Gopal Nadkarni, Director, Proof of Concept, University of Akron
- John Opdycke Chief Marketing Office, Vox Mobile
- Scot Rourke Chief Information and Transformation Officer, Cuyahoga County
- George Snider Of Counsel, Hennes Communications
- Dan Rose Angel Investor, Board Member and Entrepreneur
- Kathryn Motiska Principal Consultant, Financial Management Consulting
- Ralph Cutcher Owner, Brick House Partners, LLC
- Jack Harley Co-Founder & Co-President, First Power Group LLC
- Fehmida Kapadia Innovation Project Manager, NineSigma
- Cathy Lippert Founder & Chief Practitioner, ProdOptic, LLC
- Lee Nielsen Owner, The Nielsen Group
- Karen Adame Managing Partner, Operations
- Mark Teague Managing Director, Venture Management Solutions Group
- Bob Aber Founder & Principal Consultant, Aber Advisors
- Michael Goldberg Assistant Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, CWRU
- Ofer Pinhasi VP Product Management, MedyMatch Technology Ltd.
- Scott Oldham Partner with Hahn, Loeser & Parks
- Gene Groys Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Youngstown Business Incubator
- Jim Stifler Economic Development Director, City of Hudson
- Jay Freund Partner, Canal Holdings, LLC
- Terry Ginley Director of Technology and Mergers & Acquisitions, Socius
- Len Cosentino President & CEO, Checkpoint Surgical
- Leonard Young Founder & President, Leonard D. Young Co., LLC
- Rahul Aras President & CEO, Juventas Therapeutics
- Mark Molnar Chief Financial Officer, Corporate United
- Aaron Bates Commercialization Executive, The Ohio Federal Research Network
- Peter Chung Associate, Cyprium Partners
- Tom Barrett CEO, 7Signal
- Craig Petz Senior Manager, Value Based Solutions LLC
- Anurag Khanna Founding Partner, Panacea Global Partners
- Tom Furnas Principal, Inglewood Associates
- Mark Hartel Technology Innovation Advisor
- JB Blackwelder Chief Financial Officer - VP Finance, Crown Battery
- Paul Patrizi President, Market One, LLC
- Linda Bluso President, Linda L. Bluso, LLC
- Jennifer Brooks Career Marketing Professional
- Jeff Moore President and CEO, Value Based Solutions, LLC
- Tim Hansen CEO, CleanerFood, LLC
- Alan Strauss Founder, Sales Concepts, Inc.
- Kara Carter Partner, Development, JumpStart
- JJ DiGeronimo President, Tech Savvy Women
- Rita Brauneck Executive Coach
- Tim Austin VP Sales, Group Management Services Inc.
- Todd Thompson Executive Vice President, Precision Dialogue
- Mike Ryan Operations Executive
- Samuel Gerace CEO, LaunchVector
- Jon Cocco Global CEO
- Michael McDonnell Partner, Renovata Partners
- Jeanne Coughlin President, Coughlin Group
- Matthew Embacher Director, PNC Capital Markets LLC
- Mark Kasinec President & Founder, ChainRing Advisors
- Jason Shefrin Executive Vice President, interDesign, Inc.
- Dan Craft Director of Finance & Administration, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
- Scott Stephens Principal, Great Lakes Light Works LLC
- Brian Zollar Director of Business Development, Guardian Technologies
- Dale Mesnick Principal, PromiseTwo (NEOACQ Holdings)
- Brian Gale President, I.D. Images
- Michelle Moran Regional Director, Involta
- Marc Rossen Attorney at Law
- Mike Burke Director, Rudolph Libbe
- Nikki DiFilippo President and CMO, Via Vera Group
- Bill Mooney Business Executive
- Dan Kellogg Managing Director & Co-Founder, Crystal Venture Funds
- Jennie Zamberlan President & CEO, Avantia, Inc.
- Caroline Barni CMO, Tech Elevator
- Thomas Brown Vice President of Global Marketing, GE Healthcare
- Darrell Spencer Global Manager of Supplier Development, Tenneco, Inc.
- Chris Tjotjos Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Promithia
- Taesun Cha Vice President, Operations, Kent Displays
- Mark Smith Trustee, Cleveland International Film Festival
- William Cooper Owner, Cooper Legal Group, LLC
- Judi Feninger Business Executive
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
We’re always on the lookout for new mentors to help entrepreneurs grow. If you’re interested in volunteering your expertise, contact us at email@example.com.