Resident Experts

ERA’s Resident Experts are highly experienced engineers, designers and operations experts who are available to our startups.

Executives in Residence

Philip Neches – Founder, Teradata | Acquired by NCR/AT&T
Galina Ozgur – Global Accelerator Strategist

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Joseph Galarneau, Co-founder, CEO, Mezzobit | ERA6 W’14 | Acquired by OpenX
John Williams, Co-founder, Buzztable | ERA1 S’11 | Acquired by Sysco
Liran Amrany, Founder and CEO, Debitize
Erik Mumford G2Strategy
Nik Bonaddio, Founder and CEO, numberFire | ERA1 S’11 | Acquired by FanDuel
Lisbeth Kaufman, Founder and CEO, KitSplit
Rami Bitar, Founder and CEO VidRocket | ERA3 S’12. SkillHire.
Al Torres, Co-Founder, SummitSync | ERA12 W’17 | Acquired.
John Corrigan, Co-Founder, SummitSync | ERA12 W’17 | Acquired
Nishant Mittal, Co-Founder, Monaeo | ERA4 W’13 | Acquired.
Nick Trusty, Co-founder, Alumni Spaces | ERA8 W’15
Jay Shek, Co-founder, Buzztable | ERA1 S’11
Nick Miller, Co-founder, Parking Panda | ERA1 S’11 | Acquired by SpotHero
Warner Siebert, Co-founder, Buzztable | ERA1 S’11 | Acquired by Sysco

Alumni Lead Mentors

Mark Webster, Co-founder, CEO, Sayspring | ERA12 W’17 | Acquired by Adobe
Scott Werner, Co-founder, CTO, Sayspring | ERA12 W’17 | Acquired by Adobe

Resident CTO

Cagatay Ozgur Technologist, Expert Software Developer

Resident Technologists

Tom Jaklitsch CTO, Negotiatus
Matt Pestritto Startup CTO
Andrei Rebrov CTO, Scentbird
Dan Goldin Director of Engineering, TripleLift
Michael Grassotti CTO, LiftForward
Rahul Mahida, CTO, Daivergent
Travis Bloom, CTO, Pawlicy Advisor
Rom Cohen, CTO, Airbud

Resident Product Experts

Pierre Wooldridge Mobile UX Expert
Gokce Gizer Design, Marketing and Branding Expert

Resident UI/UX Expert

Viktoriia Pshenychko Software and UX expert

Resident Growth Hacker

Cassie Lancellotti-Young Analytics and Growth expert

Resident Accent and Communications Coach

Lisa Marie Patti, M.S. CCC-SLP Accent and Communications Coach


If you’re interested in becoming an intern at ERA or for our companies, we want to hear from you! We run programs for college and grad students looking to get involved in startups and work in an entrepreneurial environment. Our founders look for interns across many functional areas from engineering to market research and UI/UX to business plans.

Please email us to learn more about being an intern at ERA.

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