Board of Advisors

Harry AlfordHarry Alford, III ’07
humble ventures

Harry Alford is the co-founder of humble ventures, a DC-based venture development firm that drives innovation forward in partnership with startups, investors, and established organizations.

Bill BoyleBill Boyle '81 — Board Chair
FiberGate, Inc.

Bill Boyle 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, Boyle invests and works with startup companies through Dingman Center Angels.

Maurice Boissiere

Maurice Boissiere '89
DataTribe

Maurice Boissiere 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 the Smith School of Business.

Charles Carr

Charles G. Carr '85
RSM

Chuck Carr 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. Carr has helped many companies with their IPO process.

Ish Dugal

Ish Dugal '05
Golden Arc Capital

Ish Dugal is the founder and managing partner at GoldenArc Capital, a Silicon Valley based private investment firm. Dugal 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 Ferber 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 Fishlinger 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 Geller 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 Grinspoon is managing director and partner at VWG where he works with business owners and executives formulating business succession plans, managing liquidity events and executing wealth transfer strategies.

Jennifer HsinJennifer Hsin '98
CNF Investments LLC

Jennifer Hsin is a director and CFO at CNF Investments LLC, where she is responsible for sourcing and managing portfolio companies with a focus on SaaS and tech-enabled businesses.

Gloria Jacobovitz

Gloria Jacobovitz, PhD
Applied Physics Laboratory

Gloria Jacobovitz 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
Cvent

David Quattrone 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 Rothenberg founded and leads the firm's impact economy team. Providing both cutting-edge strategic consulting and a full-breadth of legal services, Rothenberg's team helps companies and entrepreneurs "grow their competitive advantage, with impact."

Michael Schwab

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. Schwab became co-president in 2008.

Manpreet SinghManpreet Singh '03
Singh Capital Partners

Manpreet Singh is the CIO of Singh Capital Partners, an investment office based in the Washington, DC area managing the wealth of the Singh families. The company directs investments into venture capital, real estate, and growth equity. Previously, Singh was the founder and president of Dingman Center Angels portfolio company TalkLocal. Singh received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business in entrepreneurship, fnance, and real estate. He also holds a BS in finance with a citation in entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland, College Park.    

Ralph Sita

Ralph P. Sita, Jr., CPA '84
Cybrary

Ralph Sita is the co-founder and CEO of Cybrary, a crowdsourced cybersecurity 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 Stewart is the 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 Vail 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.

Max WeinerMax Weiner ’96
Max Weiner Jewelers and Budge

Max Weiner is an entrepreneur, real estate investor and gemologist who works mainly in second-hand jewelry markets buying and selling diamonds, watches, coins and precious metals.

Ex-Officio Members

Holly DeArmondHolly DeArmond, MBA '17, Managing Director
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship 

Rudolph LamoneRudolph P. Lamone, Founder
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Ritu AgarwalRitu Agarwal, Interim Dean
Robert H. Smith School of Business 

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