Board of Advisors

Bill Boyle

Bill Boyle '81 - Board Chair
FiberGate, Inc.

Bill founded FiberGate, Inc., a Washington D.C. metro area provider of Dark Fiber services. He ran the company for 17 years and successfully exited in the fall of 2012. Currently, Bill invests and works with startup companies through the Dingman Center Angels.

Maurice Boissiere

Maurice Boissiere '89

Maurice is the Chief Customer Officer of DataTribe, a cyber foundry that invests and co-builds cybersecurity ventures of the future by commercializing nation-state cybersecurity capabilities. He has more than 20 years of product leadership experience at early-stage ventures and is an Adjunct Professor at Smith School of Business.

Paul Capriolo

Paul Capriolo '06

Paul founded Social Growth Technologies, a social gaming advertising startup he grew for seven years before securing its acquisition by Kiswe Mobile in 2016. Currently, Paul is the Director of Growth at Zentail, an e-commerce technology company based in Columbia, MD.

Charles Carr

Charles G. Carr '85

Chuck is a Partner at RSM, the leading U.S. provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. He primarily serves technology and life science clients, as well as numerous restaurant/hospitality clients. Chuck has helped many companies with their IPO process.

Ish Dugal

Ish Dugal '05
Golden Arc Capital

Ish is the Founder and Managing Partner at GoldenArc Capital, a Silicon Valley based private investment firm. Ish has 14 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience and has invested in 15+ high growth ventures with 3 IPOs and multiple M&A exits from his portfolio.

Stephen Ferber

Stephen B. Ferber '90
Golden Gate BPO Solutions, LLC

Stephen is CEO & Managing Partner of Golden Gate BPO Solutions, LLC, which he founded in 2006 in conjunction with Paxys, Inc. and Advanced Contact Solutions, one of the largest outsourced providers of contact center and BPO solutions in Southeast Asia.

Matt Fishlinger

Matthew Fishlinger '07
Gramercy Risk Holdings, LLC

In 2014, Matthew formed Gramercy Risk Holdings, LLC with his father, William Fishlinger, former CEO and Chairman of The Wright Insurance Group. Gramercy provides financial, operational and legal resources for both domestic and foreign property and casualty insurance entities.

Harry Geller '81
Serial Entrepreneur

Harry is an entrepreneur whose career has spanned a broad range of successful startup companies. Geller has launched, owned and managed fourteen multi-million dollar businesses, primarily focused on the fields of logistics, food services and real estate.

Jeff Grinspoon

Jeff Grinspoon '90, MBA '95
VWG Wealth Management

Jeff is Managing Director, Partner at VWG where he works with business owners and executives formulating business succession plans, managing liquidity events and executing wealth transfer strategies.

Deborah Hemingway

Deborah Hemingway, Ph.D. '18
Leon Scientific

Deborah received a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Maryland before launching a biotech company, Leon Scientific, where she currently operates as CEO. She is an active angel with the Dingman Center Angels and a mentor with the Ladies First Initiative.

Gloria Jacobovitz

Gloria Jacobovitz, Ph.D.
Applied Physics Laboratory

Gloria is an entrepreneur, angel investor and technology manager. She has over 20 years of experience in research, technology based startups and entrepreneurship, as well as Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

David Quattrone

David Quattrone, MBA '05

David is Co-founder and CTO at Cvent, for which he designed and supervised the development of Cvent's original beta product as well as all of Cvent's subsequent product releases, upgrades and redesigns.

Pam Rothenberg

Pam Rothenberg
Womble Bond Dickinson

At Womble Carlyle, Pam founded and leads the firm’s Impact Economy team. Providing both cutting edge strategic consulting and a full-breadth of legal services, Pam’s team helps companies and entrepreneurs “grow their competitive advantage, with Impact.”

Michael Schwab
D&H Distributing Company

Michael Schwab began his D&H career in 1989 as an outside sales rep. in the Philadelphia area. Over the years, he has overseen D&H's staff of product managers, growing the department from two to more than 50 representatives. Michael became co-president in 2008.

Ralph Sita

Ralph Sita '84

Ralph P. Sita, Jr., CPA is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cybrary, a crowdsourced Cyber Security and IT career development and training platform. Prior to starting Cybrary, he founded his CPA firm that operated for over 22 years.

Kathryn Stewart

Kathryn Stewart
Cranbrook Capital

Kathryn is Founder and Managing Director of Cranbrook Capital, which provides seed and early stage capital to emerging tech focused Companies. The firm has invested in Apio Systems, CircleUp, Canvas, Homesnap, GoTenna, Passive Capital Management and SalesWarp.

Polly Vail

Polly Vail
Turnstyle Partners

Polly is an Independent Consultant. She develops assessments, strategies and implementation plans for clients who need advice on branding, communication and business development. Among her past clients are the International Lyme Disease Society and GeniusRocket, where she served as business development director and president.

Ex-Officio Members

Holly DeArmond, MBA '17
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship


Dr. Rudolph P. Lamone
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Interim Dean Ritu Agarwal
Robert H. Smith School of Business