Get top-notch advice from subject-matter experts.

Meet with one of our Experts-in-Residence, who provide subject-matter expertise through an entrepreneurial lens. Each EIR holds 30-minute sessions monthly that are free of charge and available to anyone: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Bring questions or ask them about their experiences – they are here to help.

Appointments are required and can be made using the Book Now button to the right.

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Community Connectors
Mentor Program
Bob Arnold
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Nov 11

Robert Arnold

President and Principal, RHA Results LLC

Areas of Expertise:

  • Engineering & Automation
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • New Product Strategy & Development


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University
  • MS in Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University
  • Senior Executive Certificate in Global Economics, Strategy, and Leadership, London Business School
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Wed 28
Nov 18

Kara Jones

Director of Communications, The Tech Garden; Adjunct Professor, SUNY Oswego School of Business

Areas of Expertise:

  • Brand Building
  • Go-To-Market Strategy
  • Investor Readiness (Deck Design & Presentation)
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Networking & Community Building


  • BA in Public Relations, SUNY Oswego
  • MA in Integrated Marketing Communications, Marist College
  • Executive Leadership Development Program, CenterState CEO
  • Leadership Greater Syracuse
Melissa Royo
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Melissa Royo

Director of Data Science, ITX

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Statistics


  • BS in Applied Statistics, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • MS in Applied Statistics, Rochester Institute of Technology
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Nov 06

Felipe Vasconcelos '16S

Chief Executive Officer, StartBeauty

Areas of Expertise:

  • eCommerce
  • International Supply Chain
  • Product Management
  • Social Media Strategy & Digital Marketing


  • BA in Information Systems, Rutgers University
  • MBA, University of Rochester
Tom Willett
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Nov 17

Thomas Willett

Counsel, Harris Beach PLLC

Areas of Expertise:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Not-for-Profit Law
  • Venture Capital Transactions


  • BS in International Affairs, United States Air Force Academy
  • JD, Cornell University