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

Co-Founder
Entrepreneur in Residence, FAU.
Tom Mersch

Co-Founder
Partner, Kelley Kronenberg.
Jim Ryan

Co-Founder
CEO, OutPLEX
Terence Bentley

Founding Mentor
Director of Mentor Development
Farrell Foster

VMT Membership Committee
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Sandi Finn

VMT Membership Committee
Founding Partner, EdqeCraft Advisors
Alice Morrison

VMT Membership Committee
Chief Executive, Paladin Energy and Technology, LLC
Bob Dakin

Chairman, Membership Committee
Principal, BD Consulting

Zain Mahmood

VMT Mentor
Founder & CEO, Florida Social Capital

Abdul Muhammad II

VMT Mentor
Founder & Chief Growth Officer, MDM Ventures
Robert Rubin

VMT Membership Committee
CEO, Skypatrol
Julia Aquino-Serrano

VMT Mentor
Founder & CEO, All Systems Grow
Asoka Veeravagu

Founding Mentor
Co-Founder & CEO, REVOLVE.
Wally Reams

VMT Membership Committee
C-Level Pharmaceutical Executive – Board Member Sharebite Inc.
Bernardo Wolfson

VMT Membership Committee
Founder & CEO REALIZE, LLC – Executive Coaching and Consulting
NK Tripathy

VMT Mentor
Business Advisor
Mary Ann Knaus

VMT Mentor
Founder, Aquarius Group
Enrique Triay

VMT Mentor
Venture Consulting Manager, University of Miami- The Launch Pad
Daniel Alberttis

VMT Membership Committee
Member of the Board, Quantum Foundation.
Claudio Sorrentino

VMT Mentor
CEO & Founder, Body Details.
Monica Van Tassel

Founding Mentor
Sr. Wealth Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management.
Geno Valdes

Founding Mentor
Chief Operating Officer, Southern Specialties.
Joel Gandara

VMT Mentor
CEO, Morro Capital, LLC.
Maria Perrin

Founding Mentor
Co-Founder, Principal, Gide, LLC.
Jack Chadam

Founding Mentor
Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC.
Nina Segura

VMT Mentor
CEO, Metaspire Consulting
Jackie Reeves

Founding Mentor
Managing Director, Bell Rock Capital, LLC.
Kate Sackman

VMT Mentor
CEO & Founder, The Zenovation Group
Andrew Parry

VMT Mentor
VP IT, App Development and Support
Shlomi Ron

VMT Mentor
CEO, Visual Storytelling Institute

Hinda Miller

VMT Mentor
Founder, Sultanas.biz
Carlos Blanco

VMT Mentor
Sr. Director Channel Sales & Alliances, Dynatrace

Alex Arguelles.

VMT Mentor
Founder, Hybrid Ventures

Rafael Garzon

VMT Mentor
VP of Revenue, Cielo Enterprise Solutions

Lauren Harper

VMT Mentor
Founding Director, Social Venture Partners- Miami
Terri-Ann Brown

Founding Mentor
Human Resources and Operations Professional
Erin Curran

Founding Mentor
Patent and Trademark Attorney, Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
Matthew Thompson

Founding Mentor
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.
Clay Williams

Founding Mentor
CEO, Achieve.
Stephen Barnett

Founding Mentor
Managing Partner, WhiteKnight Solutions, LLC.
Timeesha Duncan

VMT Mentor
Experiential Consultant, The Duncan Agency, LLC
Dr. Christopher Noe

Founding Mentor
Founder & CEO, CNoeLimits, LLC
Stephen Kelley

VMT Mentor
President & CXO, RedCap Automotive Technology.
Ariana Pareja

VMT Mentor
President & Co-Founder, Pareja Family Foundation

Lenny Chesal

VMT Mentor
Chief Evangelist, Host.net.
Dennis Custage

Founding Mentor
Principal, Liquid Capital.
Hillary Matchett

Founding Mentor
Executive Director, JPMorgan.
Jim Sheen

Founding Mentor
Software Products & Strategy
Bridgette King

Founding Mentor
Principal, Get The Scoop, Inc.
Thomas Choberka

VMT Mentor
Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Kelley Kronenberg.
Dr. Robert Lins

Founding Mentor
Shawn Berg

VMT Mentor
Chief Digital Officer, MarineMax, Inc.
Jonathan Fichman

VMT Mentor
Managing Director/Founder, Kabot Advisors
Andy Kaplan

VMT Membership Committee
Chief Financial Officer, DonorsChoose.org
Sal Arena

VMT Mentor
Sales Director, IEEE Globalspec Inc.
Jennifer Hudson

VMT Mentor
President, ThinkBeyond Public Relations
Susan Willens

VMT Mentor
Vice President, Manufacturing & Warehouse, Polyconcept North America
Andrew Simkovsky

VMT Membership Committee
CTO, Honorlock
Greg Gould

VMT Mentor
Sr. Senior Advisor and Board Member
Jim Hatlan

VMT Mentor
President & CEO, Sonivate Medical, Inc.
Laurie Carson

VMT Mentor
Strategic Sales Executive
Dennis Day

VMT Mentor

Suzanne MV. Phelps

VMT Mentor
Marketing Strategist
Craig Davis

VMT Mentor
CEO, Vet Organics
Bill Kofahl

VMT Membership Committee
Human Resources Executive
Jim Black

VMT Mentor
Product Technology and Business Executive
Greg Taffet

VMT Mentor
Partner, Taffet Associates
Scott Kinnear

VMT Membership Committee
C-Level Operations, Technology and Product Executive
Bryan Herde

VMT Mentor
Digital Strategy Consultant
Alan Stanford

VMT Mentor
Chief Financial Officer, Azorra Aviation
Dr. Jay Reubens

VMT Membership Committee
Founder, safehands, LLC & Concept2-market.com
Christian Rotter

VMT Membership Committee
CEO & Co-Founder, Crowd Capital
Johnny Daswani

VMT Mentor
Founder & CEO, Alpha Street, Inc.
Graham Williams

VMT Mentor
Entrepreneur & Advisor
Madeline Aufseeser

VMT Mentor
Managing Partner, The K-Pay Group
Michael DeLuca

VMT Mentor
IP Counsel, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Kelley Castell

VMT Mentor
COO, Bluefin Payment Systems

John Levinson

VMT Mentor
Founder & President, Westway Capital

Frank Barbato

VMT Mentor
CEO, Third Wave Technology

Claudia Panfil

Membership Committee
Brand Builder

Daniel Kvarnberg

VMT Mentor
Director, PCE Valuations

Hartmut Junghahn

VMT Membership Committee
Founder, HJ Boutique Consulting LLC

David Hartmann

VMT Mentor
Founder & CEO, The SilverLogic

M. Ali Ansari

VMT Mentor
Director, Marcum
Jeff Rinkus

VMT Mentor
Founder, Billionize Your Business
Shari Roth

VMT Mentor
Executive Coach
Ron Rosenzweig

VMT Mentor
Tom Wicky

VMT Mentor
Founder, MyFBAPrep
Aaron Chavez

VMT Mentor
Partner, Argent Strategies
Michael Mahler

VMT Mentor
Strategy and Business Transformation Professional
Sue Romanos

VMT Mentor
CEO, CAREERXCHANGE
Mike Giallombardo

VMT Mentor
VMT Director, Veteran Outreach
Pamela Rauch

VMT Mentor
Vice President, External Affairs and Economic Development, FPL
Jason Mandel

VMT Mentor
President, Sky Gem Advisors
Raimundo Diaz

VMT Mentor
Luis Murguia

VMT Mentor
Managing Partner, Murguia Associates LLC
Richard Chimelis

VMT Mentor
Founder/CEO, Captiva Companies, LLC
Don Hidalgo-Gato

VMT Mentor
Lawyer, Business Consultant, Investor
Emily Berlin

VMT Mentor
Consultant, SoEnergy International
Shirley Mehta

VMT Membership Committee
Trusted Global Financial Executive
Shannon Hunter

VMT Mentor
VP- Merchandising Operations & Sustainability, Office Depot
Michael Wills

VMT Mentor
President & Founder, Top Line Solutions
Shana Ostrovitz

VMT Mentor
Executive Director, 1909
Paul Adkins

VMT Mentor
Chairman, Florida Peninsula
Joachim Haubold

VMT Mentor
President, Neo-Ventura Investments LLC
Christine Arnholt

VMT Mentor
Managing Partner, BrandCraft Consumer Strategy
Lionel Tapiero

VMT Mentor
Account Executive, FinTech and Marketplace Lending
Barbara Shrut

VMT Mentor
President, SLB Advisors
Howard McCarley

VMT Mentor
Global HR Learning Leader
Steve Fales

VMT Mentor
President, Praeter Advisory
Imran Siddiqui

VMT Mentor
Founding Director, Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience (BCEx)
Chris Houghtaling

VMT Mentor
CEO, VisoneersPartners, Inc.
Enrique Gomez

VMT Mentor

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