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Advisory Board

Our advisory board is comprised of successful business leaders, investors and attorneys that have an in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship. They serve as an external partner to our Center and students by providing perspective in the classroom and applied learning experiences. Throughout the year, board members serve as mentors to our students and provide support to our programs.

WAVE Advisory Board

Joseph Boucher

Joe Boucher

Founding Shareholder
Neider & Boucher, S.C.
Corey Capasso

Corey Capasso

CEO
Urbint
Kristen Forecki

Kristen Forecki

Senior Director, Experiences & Devices Strategy
Microsoft
Laura Francis

Laura Francis

Chief Executive Officer
SI-Bone
Ross Freedman

Ross Freedman

Co-Founder & Board Member
Rightpoint
John Hevey

John Hevey

Founder and Managing Member
Birch Avenue Investments, LLC
Mike Mathews

Mike Mathews

President
Economic Growth Advisors
Mark Meester

Mark Meester

Managing Member
Meester Capital, LLC
Dan Neely

Dan Neely

Founder and CEO
Networked Insights
John Neis

John Neis

Managing Director
Venture Investors of Wisc.

Bruce Neviaser

Principal
Imagine Resorts & Hotels
Chuck Oehler

Chuck Oehler

Founder and CEO
Primorigen Biosciences Inc.
Neil Peters-Michaud

Neil Peters-Michaud

Founder and CEO
Cascade Asset Management, LLC
Kay Plantes

Kay Plantes

Founder/Principal
Plantes Company
Dan Reed

Dan Reed

Managing Director
American Family Ventures
Paul Shain

Paul Shain

President and CEO
Singlewire Software
Terry Sivesind

Terry Sivesind

President and Co-Founder
Poseidon Probes and Wisconsin Investment Partners
Chad Sorenson

Chad Sorenson

Founder and President
SunPeak, LLC
Becky Splitt

Becky Splitt

Consultant
American Family Ventures
Harsha Tipirneni

Harsha Tipirneni

Managing Partner
Aryabhatta Ventures
Melissa Turczyn

Melissa Turczyn

Partner/Co-Chair
Venture Best, Michael Best & Friedrich
Reena Vokoun

Reena Vokoun

Founder and CEO
Passion Fit

Weinert Advisory Board

Andy Albert

Andy Albert

Managing Director & Operating Partner
Svoboda Capital Partners
Erica Gruen

Erica Gruen

President
Quantum Media
Chris Hornung

Christopher Hornung

Founder and Former CEO/Chairman
Pacific Cycle
Steve Jacobson

Steve Jacobson

CEO
Fairway Independent Mortgage
Aaron Kennedy

Aaron Kennedy

Founder & Past Chairman
Noodles and Company
Jack Lavin

Jack Lavin

President
Javelin Partners, LLC
Thomas F. Pyle Jr.

Thomas F. Pyle Jr.

Chairman
The Pyle Group
Toni Sikes

Toni Sikes

CEO
CODAworx
Michael Smith

Michael Smith

CEO
Equinauts
Neil Thall

Neil Thall

Chairman
Acsis, Inc.
David Walsh

David Walsh

Partner
Foley & Lardner, LLP

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