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Meet with one of our Experts-in-Residence. Office hours are available monthly during the academic year and by request over the summer.

Questions? Contact Meghan Plate, Program Assistant.
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Robert Arnold

President and Principal, RHA Results LLC

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic Planning and Business Plans
  • Finance
  • Management and Negotiations
  • International Business
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Engineering and Automation
  • Customer Service
  • Executive Mentoring

Education:

  • 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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Kathryn Cartini

Chief Marketing Officer, Upstate Venture Connect
Chief Executive Officer, Peacock Media

Areas of Expertise:

  • Connecting Founders to Resources
  • Networking
  • Marketing and Storytelling
  • Technology
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Community Building
  • Investor Relationships
  • Venture Capital
  • Executive Mentoring

Education:

  • Mass Communication & Media Studies, SI Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

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Doug Chambers

VP: Head of Powered By We, WeWork

Areas of Expertise:

  • Engineering and Technology Development
  • Management and Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Strategic Planning
  • Scaling and Company Growth
  • Community Building

Education:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester
  • MBA and Operations Management, DePaul University

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Elliot Garbus

Independent Advisor and Consultant, Elliot Garbus Ventures LLC

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Executive Leadership
  • Application Engineering
  • New Product Development
  • Patent Application
  • Software Design and Implementation

Education:

  • BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Rochester
  • Intel Executive Accelerator Program, Stanford University

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Michael Lightman

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at InfoDev, World Bank Group

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategy
  • Operations and Management
  • Building a Slide Deck
  • Presenting
  • Fundraising
  • Market Analysis
  • HR and Hiring
  • Critical Feedback and Executive Mentoring

Education:

  • BBA in Marketing, James Madison University
  • MBA, University of Rochester

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Andrew Scheinman

Chief Executive Officer, Nidus BioSciences
Principal & Owner, Scheinman Law

Areas of Expertise:

  • Patent Attorney
  • IP and Legal Experience
  • Technology Licensing
  • Scientific Development
  • Executive Mentoring
  • Startup Management
  • Strategy
  • I-Corps Trained Mentor

Education:

  • BS in Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD in Biology/Structural Molecular Biology, UCLA
  • JD, California Western School of Law

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Thomas Willett

Counsel, Harris Beach PLLC

Areas of Expertise:

  • Corporate Law
  • Industry Experience (Food & Beverage, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets, Photonics, Science & Technology, etc.)
  • Not-for-Profit Law
  • IPOs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital Transactions

Education:

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

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Total Hours in 2017-2018
79
Departments Served
27
Virtual Hours in 2017-2018
21
New EIRs in 2017-2018
4