Mentors

All of our mentors are volunteers and offer their time and talent to help foster the growth of startups. They have been fully trained in the VMT Mentoring Process and are VMT Mentor Certified ©.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor please complete the interest Mentor application below.

Meet Our Mentors

Bob Nelson

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Co-Founder
Entrepreneur in Residence, FAU.

Tom Mersch

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Partner, Kelley Kronenberg.

Jim Ryan

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CEO, OutPLEX

Terence Bentley

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Director of Mentor Development

Farrell Foster

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Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Sandi Finn

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Director, VMT Membership Committee
Founding Partner, EdqeCraft Advisors

Jennifer Hudson

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President, ThinkBeyond Public Relations

Alice Morrison

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Chief Executive, Paladin Energy and Technology, LLC

Bob Dakin

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Principal, BD Consulting

Zain Mahmood

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Founder & CEO, Florida Social Capital

Abdul Muhammad II

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Founder & Chief Growth Officer, MDM Ventures

Robert Rubin

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CEO, Skypatrol

Julia Aquino-Serrano

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Founder & CEO, All Systems Grow

Asoka Veeravagu

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Co-Founder & CEO, REVOLVE.

Wally Reams

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C-Level Pharmaceutical Executive – Board Member Sharebite Inc.

Bernardo Wolfson

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Founder & CEO REALIZE, LLC – Executive Coaching and Consulting

NK Tripathy

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Business Advisor

Mary Ann Knaus

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Founder, Aquarius Group

Enrique Triay

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Venture Consulting Manager, University of Miami- The Launch Pad

Daniel Alberttis

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Member of the Board, Quantum Foundation.

Claudio Sorrentino

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CEO & Founder, Body Details.

Monica Van Tassel

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Sr. Wealth Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Geno Valdes

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Chief Operating Officer, Southern Specialties.

Joel Gandara

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CEO, Morro Capital, LLC.

Maria Perrin

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Co-Founder, Principal, Gide, LLC.

Jack Chadam

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Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC.

Nina Segura

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CEO, Metaspire Consulting

Jackie Reeves

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Managing Director, Bell Rock Capital, LLC.

Kate Sackman

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CEO & Founder, The Zenovation Group

Andrew Parry

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VP IT, App Development and Support

Shlomi Ron

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CEO, Visual Storytelling Institute

Hinda Miller

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Founder, Sultanas.biz

Carlos Blanco

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Sr. Director Channel Sales & Alliances, Dynatrace

Alex Arguelles.

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Founder, Hybrid Ventures

Rafael Garzon

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VP of Revenue, Cielo Enterprise Solutions

Lauren Harper

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Founding Director, Social Venture Partners- Miami

Jonathan Fichman

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President & CEO, C-Anax Ventures.

Terri-Ann Brown

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Human Resources and Operations Professional

Erin Curran

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Patent and Trademark Attorney, Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

Matthew Thompson

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Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

Clay Williams

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CEO, Achieve.

Stephen Barnett

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Managing Partner, WhiteKnight Solutions, LLC.

Dr. Christopher Noe

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Founder & CEO, CNoeLimits, LLC

Stephen Kelley

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President & CXO, RedCap Automotive Technology.

Gabriel Goldstein

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Owner, Anidea Engineering, Inc.

Mark Palazzo

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Owner, Marine Electronics of the Treasure Coast.

Lenny Chesal

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Chief Evangelist, Host.net.

Dennis Custage

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Principal, Liquid Capital.

Hillary Matchett

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Executive Director, JPMorgan.

Jim Sheen

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Software Products & Strategy

Bridgette King

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Principal, Get The Scoop, Inc.

Thomas Choberka

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Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Kelley Kronenberg.

Dr. Robert Lins

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Shawn Berg

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Chief Digital Officer, MarineMax, Inc.

Andy Kaplan

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Chief Financial Officer, DonorsChoose.org

Sal Arena

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Sales Director, IEEE Globalspec Inc.

Susan Willens

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Vice President, Manufacturing & Warehouse, Polyconcept North America

Andrew Simkovsky

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CTO, Honorlock

Greg Gould

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Sr. Senior Advisor and Board Member

Jim Hatlan

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President & CEO, Sonivate Medical, Inc.

Laurie Carson

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Strategic Sales Executive

Suzanne MV. Phelps

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Marketing Strategist

Craig Davis

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CEO, Vet Organics

Bill Kofahl

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Human Resources Executive

Jim Black

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Product Technology and Business Executive

Greg Taffet

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Partner, Taffet Associates

Scott Kinnear

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C-Level Operations, Technology and Product Executive

Christian Rotter

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CEO & Co-Founder, Crowd Capital

Dr. Jay Reubens

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Founder, safehands, LLC & Concept2-market.com

Alan Stanford

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Founder & Managing Director, Dash Two LLC

Johnny Daswani

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Founder & CEO, Alpha Street, Inc.

Graham Williams

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Founder & CEO, Cloudbanter

Madeline Aufseeser

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Managing Partner, The K-Pay Group

Michael DeLuca

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IP Counsel, NextEra Energy, Inc.

Kelley Castell

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COO, Bluefin Payment Systems

John Levinson

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Founder & President, Westway Capital

Frank Barbato

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CEO, Third Wave Technology

Claudia Panfil

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Brand Builder

Daniel Kvarnberg

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Director, PCE Valuations

Hartmut Junghahn

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Founder, HJ Boutique Consulting LLC

David Hartmann

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Founder & CEO, The SilverLogic

M. Ali Ansari

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Director, Marcum

Jeff Rinkus

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Founder, Billionize Your Business

Shari Roth

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Executive Coach

Tom Wicky

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Founder, MyFBAPrep

Aaron Chavez

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Partner, Argent Strategies

Sue Romanos

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CEO, CAREERXCHANGE

Jason Mandel

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President, Sky Gem Advisors

Luis Murguia

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Managing Partner, Murguia Associates LLC

Richard Chimelis

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Founder/CEO, Captiva Companies, LLC

Don Hidalgo-Gato

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Lawyer, Business Consultant, Investor

Emily Berlin

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Consultant, SoEnergy International

Shirley Mehta

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Trusted Global Financial Executive

Michael Wills

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President & Founder, Top Line Solutions

Shana Ostrovitz

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Executive Director, 1909

Paul Adkins

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Chairman, Florida Peninsula

Joachim Haubold

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President, Neo-Ventura Investments LLC

Christine Arnholt

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Managing Partner, BrandCraft Consumer Strategy

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