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.

Boccasam

PV Boccasam
WealthEngine

PV is a General Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners and has over 20 years of operational and executive management experience. Currently, PV has stepped into the role of CEO of Orchestro, for which he sets the vision, strategy and governance for the evolving company.  

Maurice Boissiere

Maurice Boissiere
Higher Calling Ventures

Maurice is a startup coach and consultant committed to helping people turn their concepts into reality. He has more than 20 years of product leadership experience at early-stage ventures and is an Adjunct Professor at UMD.

Paul Capriolo

Paul Capriolo '06
Zentail

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
RSM

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.

Jason Cohen '96
Halen Brands

Jason is the Founder and Co-CEO of Halen Brands, Inc. which he created in 2015. The company quickly funded Chef’s Cut Real Jerky in March 2015, then purchased Rex’s Outrageous Road Crew Crunch in September 2015; and, recently, Core Hydration in June 2016.

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.

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.

Mark Levine
Core Capital Partners

Mark is a Managing Director of Core Capital Partners, a venture capital investment fund with $400 million under management. Core Capital’s portfolio companies concentrate on enterprise software, specifically cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics and mobile markets.

Sam Medile

Sam Medile '80
Off Campus Parking

Sam is an entrepreneur and angel investor with over thirty years of business experience. He founded Towne Park, the nation's premier provider of hotel parking services. He currently operates as Managing Director of Off Campus Parking.

David Quattrone

David Quattrone MBA '05
Cvent

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.

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.

Brian S. Taff '89
Streetsense

Brian is well-versed in entrepreneurship and corporate strategy. As CEO at Streetsense, a strategy and design collective that creates, transforms, and activates brands and places, he both establishes and executes strategic initiatives and manages day-to-day operations.

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

Dean Alex Triantis
Robert H. Smith School of Business