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Bob Nelson, Co-Founder & CEO

Bob Nelson

Co-Founder & CEO

The Venture Mentoring Team

Tom Mersch Co-Founder Partner, Kelley Kronenberg

Tom Mersch

Co-Founder

Partner, Kelley Kronenberg

Jim Ryan Co-Founder, CEO OUTPLEX

Jim Ryan

Co-Founder

CEO, OutPLEX

Terence Bentley Founding Mentor, Co-Director of Mentor Development  Linkedin

Terence Bentley

Founding Mentor

Co-Director, Mentor Development

Howard_McCarley

Howard McCarley

VMT Mentor

Co-Director, Mentor Development

Terri-Ann_Brown

Terri-Ann Brown

Director, Community Development

VMT Membership Committee

Farrell_Foster

Farrell Foster

Director of Diversity

VMT Membership Committee

Bob_Dakin

Bob Dakin

Chairman, Membership Committee

Principal, B D Global Consulting LLC

Roger Hoss

Roger Hoss

Chief Evangelist

VMT Membership Committee
President, Design & Company

Sandi_Finn

Sandi Finn

Founding Mentor

VMT Membership Committee
Founding Partner, EdgeCraft Advisors

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Alice Morrison

VMT Membership Committee

Chief Executive, Paladin Energy and Technology, LLC

Mike_Giallombardo

Mike Giallombardo

VMT Mentor

CEO & Founder, Total Intelligence Group

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Chris Houghtaling

VMT Mentor

Co-Director, Mentor Engagement

Robert Rubin headshot

Robert Rubin

VMT Membership Committee

CEO, Skypatrol

Shirley Mehta

Shirley Mehta

VMT Membership Committee

Trusted Global Financial Executive

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Bernardo Wolfson

VMT Membership Committee

Executive Coaching & Consulting

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Wallace Reams

VMT Membership Committee

C-Level Pharmaceutical Executive Board Member, Sharebite Inc.

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Claudia Panfil

VMT Membership Committee

Brand Builder

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Andrew Simkovsky

VMT Membership Committee

Director of Information Technology, Excel Impact, LLC

Andy Kaplan headshot

Andy Kaplan

VMT Membership Committee

Advisor, Emergency Ventures

Bill Kofahl headshot

Bill Kofahl

VMT Membership Committee

Human Resources Executive

Abdul Muhammad II headshot

Abdul Muhammad II

VMT Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Founder & Chief Growth Office, MDM Ventures

Scott Kinnear headshot

Scott Kinnear

VMT Membership Committee

C-Level Operations, Technology & Product Executive

Daniel Alberttis headshot

Daniel Alberttis

VMT Membership Committee

Member of the Board, Quantum Foundation

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Jay Reubens

VMT Membership Committee

Founder, SafeHands, LLC

Christian Rotter headshot

Christian Rotter

VMT Membership Committee

CEO & Co-Founder, Crowd Capital

Hartmut Junghahn

Hartmut Junghahn

VMT Membership Committee

Founder, HJ Boutique Consulting LLC

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Bryan Herde

VMT Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Digital Strategy Consultant

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Rafael Garzon

VMT Mentor

VP of Revenue, Cielo Enterprise Solutions

Monica Van Tassel headshot

Monica Van Tassel

Founding Mentor

Sr. Wealth Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

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Asoka Veeravagu

Founding Mentor

VP of Product & Experience, Refraction, Al.

Jack Chadam headshot

Jack Chadam

Founding Mentor

Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC

Maria Perrin headshot

Maria Perrin

Founding Mentor

Co-Founder & Principal, Gide, LLC

Jackie Reeves headshot

Jackie Reeves

VMT Mentor

Managing Director, Bell Rock Capital

Lauren Harper headshot

Lauren Harper

VMT Mentor

Founding Director, Social Venture Partners Miami

Erin Curran headshot

Erin Curran

Founding Mentor

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

Matthew Thompsom headshot

Matthew Thompson

Founding Mentor

Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Clay Williams headshot

Clay Williams

Founding Mentor

CEO, Achieve

Stephen Barnett headshot

Stephen Barnett

Founding Mentor

Managing Partner, WhiteKnight Solutions, LLC

Timeesha Duncan headshot

Timeesha Duncan

VMT Mentor

Experiential Consultant, The Duncan Agency, LLC

Dennis Custage headshot

Dennis Custage

Founding Mentor

Principal, Liquid Capital

Hillary Matchett headshot

Hillary Matchett

Founding Mentor

Chief Development Officer, Hollywood.com

Siri Terjesen headshot

Siri Terjesen

VMT Mentor

Professor & Associate Dean, Research and External Relations

Bridgette King headshot

Bridgette King

Founding Mentor

Principal, Get The Scoop, Inc.

Jennifer Hudson headshot

Jennifer Hudson

VMT Mentor

President, ThinkBeyond Public Relations

Ron Rosenzweig headshot

Ron Rosenzweig

Founding Mentor

Julia Aquino Serrano headshot

Julia Aquino-Serrano

VMT Mentor

Founder & CEO, All Systems Grow

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N.K “Trip” Tripathy

VMT Mentor

Business Advisor

Mary Ann Knaus headshot

Mary Ann Knaus

VMT Mentor

Founder, Aquarius Group

Enrique Triay headshot

Enrique Triay

VMT Mentor

Venture Consulting Manager, University of Miami - The Launch Pad

Claudio Sorrentino headshot

Claudio Sorrentino

VMT Mentor

CEO & Founder, Body Details

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Joel Gandara

VMT Mentor

CEO, Morro Capital, LLC

Nina Segura headshot

Nina Segura

VMT Mentor

CEO, Metaspire Consulting

Kate Sackman headshot

Kate Sackman

VMT Mentor

CEO & Founder, The Zenovation Group

Andrew Parry headshot

Andrew Parry

VMT Mentor

VP IT, App Development & Support

Shlomi Ron headshot

Shlomi Ron

VMT Mentor

CEO, Visual Storytelling Institute

Hinda Miller headshot

Hinda Miller

VMT Mentor

Founder, Sultanas.biz

Carlos Blanco headshot

Carlos Blanco

VMT Mentor

Sr. Director Channel Sales & Alliances, Dynatrace

Alex Arguelles headshot

Alex Arguellas

VMT Mentor

Founder, Hybrid Ventures

Dr. Christopher Noe headshot

Dr. Christopher Noe

VMT Mentor

Founder & CEO, CNoeLimits, LLC

Stephen Kelley headshot

Stephen Kelley

VMT Mentor

President & CXO, RedCap Automotive Technology

Ariana Pareja

Ariana Pareja

VMT Mentor

President & Co-Founder, Pareja Family Foundation

Lenny Chesal headshot

Lenny Chesal

VMT Mentor

Chief Evangelist, iM Data Centers

Thomas Choberka headshot

Thomas Choberka

VMT Mentor

Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Kelley Kronenberg

Shawn Berg headshot

Shawn Berg

VMT Mentor

Chief Digital Officer, MarineMax, Inc.

Jonathan Fichman headshot

Jonathan Fichman

VMT Mentor

Managing Director/Founder, Kabot Advisors

Sal Arena headshot

Sal Arena

VMT Mentor

Sales Director, IEEE Globalspec Inc.

Robert Lins headshot

Dr. Robert Lins

Founding Mentor

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery

Maria Gutierrez

Maria Gutierrez

VMT Mentor

Sr. Manager Internal Controls, Office Depot

Greg Gould headshot

Greg Gould

VMT Mentor

Sr. Advisor and Board Member

Jim Hatlan headshot

Jim Hatlan

VMT Mentor

President & CEO, Sonivate Medical, Inc.

Laurie Carson headshot

Laurie Carson

VMT Mentor

Strategic Sales Executive

Dennis Day headshot

Dennis Day

VMT Mentor

Principal Advisor, H&CO, LLP

Craig Davis headshot

Craig Davis

VMT Mentor

CEO, Vet Organics

Suzanne Phelps headshot

Suzanne MV. Phelps

VMT Mentor

Marketing Strategist

Jim Black headshot

Jim Black

VMT Mentor

Product Technology and Business Executive

Greg Taffet headshot

Greg Taffet

VMT Mentor

Partner, Taffet Associates

Alan Stanford headshot

Alan Stanford

VMT Mentor

Chief Financial Officer, Azorra Aviation

Johnny Daswani headshot

Johnny Daswani

VMT Mentor

Founder & CEO, Alpha Street, Inc.

Graham Williams headshot

Graham Williams

VMT Mentor

Entrepreneur & Advisor

Madeline Aufseeser headshot

Madeline Aufseeser

VMT Mentor

Managing Partner, The K-Pay Group

Mike DeLuca headshot

Mike DeLuca

VMT Mentor

IP Counsel, NextEra Energy, Inc.

Kelley Castell headshot

Kelley Castell

VMT Mentor

COO, Bluefin Payment Systems

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Frank Barbato

VMT Mentor

CEO, Third Wave Technology

Daniel Kvarnberg headshot

Daniel Kvarnberg

VMT Mentor

Managing Partner, Physician Advisory Solutions

David Hartmann headshot

David Hartmann

VMT Mentor

Founder & CEO, The SilverLogic

Ali Ansari headshot

Ali Ansari

VMT Mentor

Director, Marcum

Jeff Rinkus headshot

Jeff Rinkus

VMT Mentor

Founder, Billionize Your Business

Shari Roth headshot

Shari Roth

VMT Mentor

Executive Coach

Tom Wicky headshot

Tom Wicky

VMT Mentor

Founder, MyFBAPrep

Aaron Chavez headshot

Aaron Chavez

VMT Mentor

Partner, Argent Strategies

Michael Mahler headshot

Michael Mahler

VMT Mentor

Strategy and Business Transformation Professional

Sue Romanos headshot

Sue Romanos

VMT Mentor

CEO, CAREERXCHANGE

Pamela Rauch headshot

Pamela Rauch

VMT Mentor

VP, External Affairs and Economic Development, FPL

Jason Mandel headshot

Jason Mandel

VMT Mentor

President, Sky Gem Advisors

Raimundo Diaz headshot

Raimundo Diaz

VMT Mentor

SR. VP, Global Head of International Corporations, Auxadi

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Luis Murguia

VMT Mentor

Managing Partner, Murguia Associates LLC

Richard Chimelis headshot

Richard Chimelis

VMT Mentor

Founder/CEO, Captiva Companies, LLC

Don Hidalgo Gato headshot

Don Hidalgo-Gato

VMT Mentor

Lawyer, Business Consultant, Investor

Emily Berlin headshot

Emily Berlin

VMT Mentor

Consultant, SoEnergy International

Shannon Hunter headshot

Shannon Hunter

VMT Mentor

VP-Merchandising Operations & Sustainability, Office Depot

Javier Figueras headshot

Javier Figueras

VMT Mentor

Senior Manager- Strategy & Growth, Global Alliances

Michael Wills headshot

Michael Wills

VMT Mentor

President & Founder, Top Line Solutions

Shana Ostrovitz headshot

Shana Ostrovitz

VMT Mentor

Executive Director, 1909

Paul Adkins headshot

Paul Adkins

VMT Mentor

Chairman, Florida Peninsula

Joachim Haubold headshot

Joachim Haubold

VMT Mentor

President , Neo-Ventura Investments LLC

Christine Arnholt headshot

Christine Arnholt

VMT Mentor

Managing Partner, BrandCraft Consumer Strategy

Lionel Tapiero headshot

Lionel Tapiero

VMT Mentor

Account Executive, FinTech and Marketplace Lending

Barbara Shrut headshot

Barbara Shrut

VMT Mentor

President, SLB Advisors

Katie Nowak headshot

Katie Nowak

VMT Mentor

Founder & Principal, Kanvas

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Benito Varela

VMT Mentor

COO, Impruven LLC

Steve Fales headshot

Steve Fales

VMT Mentor

President, Praeter Advisory

Zain Mahmood headshot

Zain Mahmood

VMT Mentor

Founder & CEO, Florida Social Capital

Pam McCormick headshot

Pam McCormick

VMT Mentor

B2B, Office Depot

Imran Siddiqui headshot

Imran Siddiqui

VMT Mentor

Associate Vice President, Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience (BCeX)

Enrique Gomez headshot

Enrique Gomez

VMT Mentor

Head of Operations, Samson & Surrey

Mike McFall headshot

Mike McFall

VMT Mentor

Entrepreneur and Advisor

Cathleen Reese headshot

Cathleen Reese

VMT Mentor

Human Resources Executive

Vinay Gandhi headshot

Vinay Gandhi

VMT Mentor

Founder & CEO, Florida Social Capital

Andreas Rothe headshot

Andreas Rothe

VMT Mentor

Partner/CFO, Performance Partners LLC

Harun Duzgoren headshot

Harun Duzgoren

VMT Mentor

Chief Commerical Officer, Subsea Global Solutions, LLC

Yogesh Pandey headshot

Yogesh Pandey

VMT Mentor

Senior Manager, Marketing Operations, Office Depot

Jim Sheen headshot

Jim Sheen

Founding Mentor

Software Products & Strategy

Bill_Nass

Bill Nass

VMT Mentor

Investor, Consultant and Advisor, William Nass

Geno Valdes headshot

Geno Valdes

Founding Mentor

VMT Membership Committee Co-Director of Mentor Engagement

Mike O'Donnell

Michael O’Donnell

VMT Mentor

Founder & CEO, StartUPbiz.com

Keshni Morar

Keshni Morar

VMT Mentor

Director, Founder Institute

Natasha Singh

Natasha Singh

VMT Mentor

VP, Strategic Alliances, U.S. Bank

David Daffner

David Daffner

VMT Mentor

Vice President, Managed Services Taylor Corporation

Crystal Stiles

Crystal Stiles

VMT Mentor

Senior Director, Economic Development

Nelson_Telemaco

Nelson Telemaco

VMT Mentor

Board Director, Strategist, & Accelerator

Randy Pianin

Randy Pianin

VMT Mentor

CEO, JAE Restaurant Group

Rodolfo Oppenheimer

Rodolfo Oppenheimer

VMT Mentor

Partner, Insights Mentors, Member of Board of Directors

Lisa_Luby

Lisa Luby

VMT Mentor

Senior Vice President, Right Management Florida/Caribbean

James_Kimmel

James Kimmel

VMT Mentor

Principal, Kimmel & Associates

Josie_Bacallao

Josie Bacallao

VMT Mentor

Jonathan_Sepsenwol

Jonathan Sepsenwol

VMT Mentor

Co-Founder/Group COO, Xelsya, Inc.

David_Less

David Less

VMT Mentor

Fractional CIO, DAL Consulting

dawn_watts_2

Dawn Watts

VMT Mentor

President & CEO, DW Consultants Inc.

Jeffrey_Snider

Jeffrey Snider

VMT Mentor

Co-Founder & Advisor, Base Miami

Lucia_Rodriguez

Lucia Rodriguez

VMT Mentor

VP, DEI Marketing Strategy–AHL, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Summer Kusel

Summer Kusel

VMT Mentor

Founder, S&D Consulting Services, LLC

Christopher_Daniels

Christopher Daniels

VMT Mentor

Senior Vice President of Sales, Uniphore

Yenvy Truong

Yenvy Truong

VMT Mentor

CEO, Upswing Health & Founder, LSM Group

Daniel_Sfeir

Daniel Sfeir

VMT Mentor

Entrepreneur & High Performance Coach

Lauren Werle

Lauren Werle

VMT Mentor

VP, Internal Audit

Aimee Reiss

Aimee Reiss

VMT Mentor

Entrepreneur

Stacie_Sussman

Stacie Sussman

VMT Mentor

Revenue Growth Architect, SSR Digital Group

Cassie Crosby

Cassandra Crosby

VMT Mentor

Founder & Leadership Coach, Iterata Solutions

Scott_Rivello

Scott Rivello

VMT Mentor

Partner, Ernst & Young

Upendra_Mody

Upendra Mody

VMT Mentor

Consulting

Behzad Jamshidi

Behzad (BJ) Jamshidi

VMT Mentor

Director of Information Technology

Gustavo_Diaz

Gustavo Diaz

VMT Mentor

Strategic Portfolio & Continuous Improvement Director, Claro Colombia

Nafis_Azad

Nafis Azad

VMT Mentor

Founder & Chief Product Officer, Lucky

Julia Lucidi

Julia Lucidi

VMT Mentor

Founder / Founder Tactics

David Brosnahan

David Brosnahan

VMT Mentor

Principal, Brosnahan Consulting

Daniel_L_Nelson

Daniel L. Nelson

Entrepreneur & Recovering Accountant

Startup Economics 101

Bob_Walsh

Bob Walsh. Jr.

Principal

The Welsh Advisory Group

Florida Atlantic University

The path taken by entrepreneurs is never a straight line and is full of twists and turns that often require expertise and guidance from professionals outside of the organization. We at 2nd Vault could not be more grateful and appreciative of the time and knowledge provided to us by the Venture Mentoring Team. Every minute spent with our mentoring team is time well spent and invested. The VMT mentoring team is a perfectly crafted group of professionals that all have meaningful direction and insights to provide. The VMT mentors keep us focused on what is in front of us systematically, helping to lead our company to scale. We feel so fortunate to have been selected as mentees of the VMT and hope to pay it forward in the future.  Thank you for all you do and the impact you have on start-up founders, as there is no price one could ever assign to the value we have received.

Kevin C. Cox, phD, MSE

Senior Instructor and Assistant Director

Elevate Together

Office Depot initiated the Elevate Together program in 2021 partnering with The Venture Mentoring Team, the National Urban League and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to deliver impactful, measurable and scalable support services that foster business creation and growth opportunities for Black and Hispanic businesses.

It has been an honor to partner with the Venture Mentoring Team during Elevate Together’s launch and early stages. Their mentoring methodology and training set a high bar, and their mentors have been invaluable to our Elevate Together grant recipients.

We look forward to the VMT’s continued work with Urban League affiliates, Hispanic Chambers and other community partners to provide mentoring services to minority-owned small businesses as they grow and expand their mentoring services.

Sharu Goodwyn

National Manager, Community Investment, Elevate Together

Alex Price

National Director, Community Investment / Co-Leader, Diversity Council