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.
- Peter Chung Associate, Cyprium Partners
- Jeanne Coughlin President, Coughlin Group
- Rob Matousek Director/GMM - eCommerce, American Greetings
- Dan Hartnett Marketing & Sales Executive
- Ralph Cutcher Owner, Brick House Partners, LLC
- Todd Thompson General Manager, RRD Marketing Solutions
- Chris Tjotjos Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Promithia
- Kara Carter Partner, Advancement, JumpStart
- Judi Feninger Business Executive
- Bob Aber Founder & Principal Consultant, Aber Advisors
- Terry Ginley Director of Technology and Mergers & Acquisitions, Socius
- Tom Barrett CEO, 7Signal
- Scott Stephens Principal, Great Lakes Light Works LLC
- Phil Kubec Co-Founder, President/CEO, System4 LLC
- Marc Rosen President, The Vector Group
- Jim Stifler Economic Development Director, City of Hudson
- Mark Teague Chief Financial Officer, BioMotiv
- Jason Shefrin Executive Vice President, interDesign, Inc.
- Ryan Dietrich Owner, Finance Jack
- Mike Burke Director, Rudolph Libbe
- Hal Yeager Managing Director and Co-Founder, CXO Advisory Group
- Aaron Bates Commercialization Executive, The Ohio Federal Research Network
- Kathryn Motiska Principal Consultant, Financial Management Consulting
- Gopal Nadkarni, Associate Professor, University of Akron
- Dana Allender Founder & Chief Revenue Strategist, SUN
- JJ DiGeronimo President, Tech Savvy Women
- Michael McDonnell Partner, Renovata Partners
- Brian Gale President, I.D. Images
- Ray DeAngelis Regional Provider Relations, ProMedica Health System/Paramount
- Matthew Iorio, MSE, MBA Manager, Clinical Affairs, Neuros Medical, Inc.
- Fred Binstock Managing Partner, Fred R Binstock & Associates
- Paul Patrizi President, Market One, LLC
- Marc Rossen Attorney at Law
- Jon Cocco CEO & Owner, Feedall Automation
- Jeff Moore President and CEO, Value Based Solutions, LLC
- Tim Austin VP Sales, Group Management Services Inc.
- Jack Harley Co-Founder & Co-President, First Power Group LLC
- Paul Stupay Chief Strategist, GrowLogic LLC
- Alan Brenner Principal, A. S. Brenner Consulting
- Jay Freund Partner, Canal Holdings, LLC
- Bill Mooney Business Executive
- Dan Kellogg Managing Director & Co-Founder, Crystal Venture Funds
- Dale Mesnick Principal, PromiseTwo (NEOACQ Holdings)
- Amy Hammond Product Manager, Supply Chain, OEConnection
- Fehmida Kapadia President, KapaMed Consulting
- Mary Partin Consultant, Centric Consulting
- William Aamoth Senior Finance Executive
- Mark Kasinec President & Founder, ChainRing Advisors
- Ofer Pinhasi VP Product Management, MedyMatch Technology Ltd.
- Rahul Aras President & CEO, Beta Cat Pharmaceuticals
- Heather Hall Engagement Manager, Sales Benchmark Index
- Dave Petno Vice President, Employee Benefits Consultant, USI Insurance Services
- Heidi Grosowsky Product Director
- John Kundtz Associate Partner, Sr. Global Business Development Executive, Sales Manager, IBM
- Patrick Russo Vice President, Marketing, CoVest Sourcing Network
- Jennie Zamberlan President & CEO, Avantia, Inc.
- Thomas Brown Vice President of Global Marketing, GE Healthcare
- Cathy Lippert Founder & Chief Practitioner, ProdOptic, LLC
- Harjas Sidhu Senior Vice President, Analytics and Portfolio Management, PNC
- Karen Adame Managing Partner, Operations
- William Cooper Owner, Cooper Legal Group, LLC
- Brian Zollar Director of Business Development, Guardian Technologies
- Brent Brumbaugh Principal Architect – Emerging Technologies, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
- Bob Gray Technical Innovation & Business Executive
- Scot Adkins President/COO, Great Lakes Integrated
- John Opdycke VP of Marketing, Boundless Spatial, Inc.
- Mark Molnar Chief Financial Officer
- Robert Stein President, RBS & Associates
- Dan Craft Director of Finance & Administration, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
- Mark Hartel Technology Innovation Advisor
- Nikki DiFilippo President and CMO, Via Vera Group
- Tim Hansen CEO, CleanerFood, LLC
- Matthew Embacher Director, PNC Capital Markets LLC
- Brad Long Global Supply Chain and Sourcing Executive, Pentair
- Linda Bluso President, Linda L. Bluso, LLC
- George Snider Of Counsel, Hennes Communications
- Craig Petz Senior Manager, Value Based Solutions LLC
- Michael Goldberg Assistant Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, CWRU
- Michael Claxton Business Executive
- Jim Gilbride Area President, FocusCFO
- Ed Rivalsky Healthcare Executive
- Dan Rose Angel Investor, Board Member, Entrepreneur and I-Corps Ohio Instructor
- Jen Lombardi Head Honcho & Creative Genius, Kiwi Creative
- Anurag Khanna Founding Partner, Panacea Global Partners
- Michelle Moran Vice President Sales, Involta
- Mark Hoersten Former VP Marketing, Keithley Instruments
- Mike Ryan Operations Executive
- Rita Brauneck Executive Coach
- Alan Strauss Founder, Sales Concepts, Inc.
- Caroline Barni CMO, Tech Elevator
- Tom Furnas Managing Director, Inglewood Associates LLC
- Taesun Cha Vice President, Operations, Kent Displays
- Scott Oldham Partner with Hahn, Loeser & Parks
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.