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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

Liran Amrany, Founder and CEO, Debitize | ERA12 W’17
Rami Bitar, Founder and CEO, VidRocket | ERA3 S’12
Nik Bonaddio, Founder and CEO, numberFire | ERA1 S’11 | Acquired by FanDuel
Michael Cerrone, Co-Founder, Buzztable | ERA1 S’11 | Acquired by Sysco
Chebem Chukwu, Co-Founder and CEO MobilePhire | ERA13 S’17 | Acquired by MobileSense
John Corrigan, Co-Founder and CEO, SummitSync | ERA12 W’17 | Acquired
Joseph Galarneau, Co-Founder and CEO, Mezzobit | ERA6 W’14 | Acquired by OpenX
Lisbeth Kaufman, Co-Founder and CEO, KitSplit | ERA9 S’15
Brian Lee, Co-Founder, BlockStreetHQ | ERA14 W’18
Nick Miller, Founder and CEO, Parking Panda | ERA1 S’11 | Acquired by SpotHero
Sharmeen Mitha-Sehgal, Founder and CEO, AppyCouple | ERA2 W’12
Nishant Mittal, Co-Founder, Monaeo | ERA4 W’13 | Acquired by Topia
Karen Moon, Co-Founder and CEO, Trendalytics | ERA4 W’13
Erik Mumford, Co-Founder and CEO, Piiku | ERA5 S’13
Al Torres, Co-Founder, SummitSync | ERA12 W’17 | Acquired
Nick Trusty, Co-Founder and CEO, Alumni Spaces | ERA8 W’15
Jay Shek, Co-Founder and CEO, Locality | ERA1 S’11
Warner Siebert, Co-Founder and CEO, Buzztable | ERA1 S’11 | Acquired by Sysco
Arif Sorathia, Co-Founder and CEO, Karate Health | ERA 11 S’16| Acquired by Progentec

John Williams, Co-Founder, Buzztable | ERA1 S’11 | Acquired by Sysco

Alumni Lead Mentors

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

Resident CTO

Cagatay Ozgur, Technologist, Expert Software Developer

Resident Technologists

Travis Bloom, Co-Founder and CTO, Pawlicy Advisor | ERA16 W’19
Rom Cohen, Co-Founder and CIO, Hyro | ERA15 S’18
Dan Goldin, VP Engineering, TripleLift
Michael Grassotti, CTO, LiftForward
Tom Jaklitsch, Co-Founder and CTO, Negotiatus | ERA10 W’16
Rahul Mahida, Co-Founder and CTO, Daivergent | ERA15 S’18
Matt Pestritto, Startup CTO
Andrei Rebrov, Co-Founder and CTO, Scentbird | ERA7 S’14
Carlos Montoya, Co-Founder and CTO, Stellar Employ | ERA14 W’18

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


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