Our Team

We are a bold, purpose-driven group who want to make a dent in the world by helping you to make yours. We believe that the intersection of passion and profession is real, it is attainable, and that we can help you discover it.

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Rich DiTieri

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Chief Operating Officer

Kevin  Brown

Chief Financial Officer

DaVID yourgrau

Vice President: Business Development


Director of Admissions



Program Director, Boston

Rob Schuller

Director of Business Development

Wafaa Arbash

Program Manager, Boston

Shanice Graves

Associate Director,  Boston

Brad Darby

Associate Director of Operations


Alumni Chapter Heads

Malaika Nicholas

Alumni Chapter Head, New York


Josh Simons

Alumni Chapter Head, Chicago


Joshua Bareket

Alumni Chapter Head, New York


William Younker

Alumni Chapter Head, Boston


Raela Ripaldi

Alumni Chapter Head, Boston


Gerald Charles

Alumni Chapter Head, New York



The Board

Joan Parsons

Silicon Valley Bank

Katie Rae

Project 11


Reed Sturtevant

Project 11


Walter A. Winshall

Collaborative Seed & Growth Parthers, LLC


The Advisory Board


Aaron O'Hearn

Startup Institute

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Akhil Nigam

Founder & President
Mass Challenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator

Amy Millman

Springboard Enterprises, the non-profit venture catalyst for women entrepreneurs

Carol Fulp

President & CEO
The Partnership, and renowned expert on talent management for professionals of color

Diane Hessan


Doron Meyassed

European President
Promise Communispace, and visionary entrepreneur

Elise James-Decruise

VP, New Marketing Institute


Elliott Masie

The Masie Center & Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM; a futurist focused on the changing world of learning

Gail Goodman

Constant Contact; small business expert and visionary

Howard Tullman

1871, Chicago’s lauded startup hub; serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist

Karen Mills

Senior Fellow
Harvard Business School, and 23rd Administrator of the Small Business Administration for President Obama’s cabinet

Katie Bickford

VP of Sales
Starry, Inc.

Len Schlesinger

Baker Foundation Professor
Harvard Business School, and former President of Babson College

Panos Panay

Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, and founder of Sonicbids

Richard Banfield

Co-Founder & CEO
Fresh Tilled Soil, and expert in product design

Scott Griffith

Entrepreneur in Residence
General Catalyst, and former Chairman & CEO of Zipcar

Shaun Johnson

Startup Institute

Steven Koltai

Brookings Institute, and creator of Global Entrepreneurship Program for the U.S. Department of State under Hillary Clinton