Board of Advisors

Derby Entrepreneurship Center’s board of advisor is made up of industry leaders with deep experience in innovation and entrepreneurship. Board members include entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives and more. Board members are generous with their time and frequently share their insights and networks with students and alumni as guest speakers, mentors, judges for competitions and prizes and more.

Kofi Asante, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Elroy Air

Chuck Auster, Partner, Runtide Capital; Chairman, TEC Board of Advisors

Ben Carson Jr., Co-Founder & Partner, Interprise Partners

Karen Cassel, CEO, MedicAlert Foundation

Jack Derby, CEO, Derby Management & Professor of the Practice, Tufts University

John Cuming, President, PPG Aerospace Cuming Microwave

Mike Doyle, President and CEO, COTA Healthcare

Christine Dunn, Partner, Seven Letter

Pamela Goldberg, President and CEO, Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)

Paul Halpern, Managing Director, Head of Deposits and Banking Services, Morgan Stanley

Kim Hartman, Cofounder, Mask Ready

Steve Herrod, Managing Director, General Catalyst

David Jen, Director of Finance and Investments at X (an Alphabet company)

Josh Kapelman, EVP & Managing Director, Hilldun Corporation

Nancy Karp, CFO, Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design

Jordan Kivelstadt, Kivelstadt Cellars

Founder, skyn ICELAND and

Steve McDermid, Managing Director, Emerson Collective

Andy Merken, Corporate, Venture Capital, M&A and Securities Partner at Burns & Levinson LLP

Kenny Nova, Founder and President, Stat Scientific

Catherine Popper, Angel Investor, LaunchPad Venture Group

Steve Remondi, CEO & Founder, Xsphera Biosciences Inc

Peter Rothschild, Managing Director, Daroth Capital

Felice Shapiro, Founder and Publisher,

Forrest Snowden, CEO & CoFounder, Aria Gems Inc.

Omer Trajman, Founder, AskFora

Earle Yaffa, Managing Director, Skadden Arps