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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

Joe Boucher

Founding Shareholder
Neider & Boucher, S.C.

Corey Capasso

CEO
Urbint
Kristen Forecki

Kristen Forecki

Senior Director, Experiences & Devices Strategy
Microsoft

Laura Francis

Chief Executive Officer
SI-Bone
Ross Freedman

Ross Freedman

Co-Founder & CEO
Rightpoint

John Hevey

Founder and Managing Member
Birch Avenue Investments, LLC

Bill Krugler

President
Milwaukee JobWorks

Mike Mathews

President
Economic Growth Advisors

Mark Meester

Managing Member
Meester Capital, LLC

Dan Neely

Founder and CEO
Networked Insights

John Neis

Managing Director
Venture Investors of Wisc.

Bruce Neviaser

Principal
Imagine Resorts & Hotels

Chuck Oehler

Founder and CEO
Primorigen Biosciences Inc.

Neil Peters-Michaud

Founder and CEO
Cascade Asset Management, LLC

Kay Plantes

Founder/Principal
Plantes Company

Paul Reckwerdt

Founder and Former President
TomoTherapy

Dan Reed

Managing Director
American Family Ventures

Paul Shain

President and CEO
Singlewire Software

Terry Sivesind

President and Co-Founder
Poseidon Probes and Wisconsin Investment Partners

Chad Sorenson

Founder & Principal
RedSpark Ventures, LLC

Becky Splitt

Consultant
American Family Ventures

Harsha Tipirneni

Managing Partner
Aryabhatta Ventures

Melissa Turczyn

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

Reena Vokoun

Founder and CEO
Passion Fit

Weinert Advisory Board

Andy Albert

Managing Director & Operating Partner
Svoboda Capital Partners

Erica Gruen

President
Quantum Media

Christopher Hornung

Founder and Former CEO/Chairman
Pacific Cycle

Steve Jacobson

CEO
Fairway Independent Mortgage

Aaron Kennedy

Founder & Past Chairman
Noodles and Company

Jack Lavin

President
Javelin Partners, LLC

Tom Pyle

Chairman
The Pyle Group

Toni Sikes

CEO
CODAworx

Michael Smith

CEO
Equinauts

Neil Thall

Chairman
Acsis, Inc.

David Walsh

Partner
Foley & Lardner, LLP

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