Advisors

Advisors

Desai's wide network of experienced advisors volunteer with us as mentors, industry experts, investors, speakers, workshop leaders, skilled networkers, and fellow entrepreneurs. Located across the country, they consult with founders in-person and remotely on topics ranging from investor relations to legal aid.

Below are just a few of the startup experts who graciously volunteer their time with Desai teams.


Desai's wide network of experienced advisors volunteer with us as mentors, industry experts, investors, speakers, workshop leaders, skilled networkers, and fellow entrepreneurs. Located across the country, they consult with founders in-person and remotely on topics ranging from investor relations to legal aid. Below are just a few of the startup experts who graciously volunteer their time with Desai teams.

Kelly LaPierre

Startup Consultant, Founding Managing Director, Desai Accelerator

Jonn Behrman

VP Program Management & Ann Arbor GM, Criteo

Josh Botkin

Lecturer & Entrepreneur in Residence, Zell Lurie Institute

Mark Boundy

Sales Performance Consultant, Miller Heiman Group

Paul Brown

Partner, Michigan eLabs/eLab Ventures

 

Amy Cell

Chief Matchmaker, Amy Cell Talent LLC

Jonathan Chizick

Head of Marketing, AppZen

Melanie de Vries

CEO, de Vries Strategy Group

Jonathan Fay

Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship

Adrian Fortino

Partner, Mercury Fund

Pete Giordano

Entrepreneur, Maker, Investor, GoStart.io

Mike Johnson

Faculty & Entrepreneur in Residence, Zell Lurie Institute

Nate Johnson

Chief Marketing Officer, Realtor.com

Satish Katpally

Product Strategy Advisor, Independent Consultant

Bob Kuehne

President, Blue Newt Software & Renaissance Sciences Corporation

Eugene Lee

Head of Business Operations & Strategy, Pinterest

Ethan Linkner

CEO, Screencastify

 

   

Satish Malnaik

CEO, NextServices Inc

Lisa McLaughlin

CEO & Co-Founder, WorkIt Health

Rishi Narayan

Founder & Managing Owner, Underground Printing/ChiBor Angels

Rajesh Nerlikar

Director of Workplace Products, Morningstar

Hirakh Parikh

Seed Fund Program Manager, Center for Entrepreneurship & Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Deb Power

President, Power Marketing Research

Jim Price

Faculty & Entrepreneur in Residence, Zell Lurie Institute

Jeff Rinvelt

Principal, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

Jeremy Schneider

Founder, RentLinx

Deb Siegle

Principal, Strategic Marketing Solutions

Heath Silverman

Co-Founder & CEO, Stessa

Stefan Sysko

Co-Founder & CEO, Citizen Retail

Edward Tang

Co-Founder & CTO, Avegant Corporation

Dana Thompson

Clinical Professor of Law & Director of Entrepreneurship Clinic, University of Michigan Law School

Stewart Thornhill

Executive Director, Zell Lurie Institute

Jim Vitek

Consultant, QuikOrder

Robert Vogt

CEO, IOSiX

Richard Walker

Co-Founder, Impellia

Christina York

CEO, SpellBound

Kelly LaPierre
Kelly LaPierrek

Startup Consultant, Founding Managing Director, Desai Accelerator

Jonn Behrman
Jonn Behrman

VP Program Management & Ann Arbor GM, Criteo

Josh Botkin
Josh Botkin

Lecturer & Entrepreneur in Residence, Zell Lurie Institute

Mark Boundy
Mark Boundy

Sales Performance Consultant, Miller Herman Group

Paul Brown
Paul Brown

Partner, Michigan eLabs/eLab Ventures

Amy Cell
Amy Cell

Chief Matchmaker, Amy Cell Talent LLC

Jonathan Chizick
Jonathan Chizick

Head of Marketing, AppZen

Melanie de Vries
Melanie de Vries

CEO, de Vries Strategy Group

Jonathan Fay
Jonathan Fay

Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship

Adrian Fortino
Adrian Fortino

Partner, Mercury Fund

Pete Giordano
Pete Giordano

Entrepreneur, Maker, Investor, GoStart.io

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson

Faculty & Entrepreneur in Residence, Zell Lurie Institute

Nate Johnson
Nate Johnson

Chief Marketing Officer, Realtor.com

Satish Katpally
Satish Katpally

Product Strategy Advisor, Independent Consultant

Bob Kuehne
Bob Kuhne

President, Blue Newt Software & Renaissance Sciences Corporation

Eugene Lee
Eugene Lee

Head of Business Operations & Strategy, Pinterest

Ethan Linkner
Ethan Linkner

CEO, Screencastify

Satish Malnaik
Satish Malnaik

CEO, NextServices Inc

Lisa McLaughlin
Lisa McLaughlin

CEO & Co-Founder, Workit Health

Rishi Narayan
Rishi Narayan

Founder & Managing Owner, Underground Printing/ChiBor Angels

Rajesh Nerlikar
Rajesh Nerlikar

Director of Workplace Products, Morningstar

Hirakh Parikh
Hirakh Parikh

Seed Fund Program Manager, Center for Entrepreneurship & Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Deb Power
Deb Power

President, Power Marketing Research

Jim Price
Faculty & Entrepreneur in Residence, Zell Lurie Institute

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Jeff Rinvelt
Jeff Rinvelt

Principal, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

Jeremy Schneider
Jeremy Schneider

Founder, RentLinx

Deb Siegle
Deb Siegle

Principal, Strategic Marketing Solutions

Heath Silverman
Heath Silverman

Co-Founder & CEO, Stessa

Stefan Sysko
Stefan Sysko

Co-Founder & CEO, Citizen Retail

Edward Tang
Edward Tang

Co-Founder & CTO, Avegant Corporation

Dana Thompson
Dana Thompson

Clinical Professor of Law & Director of Entrepreneurship Clinic, University of Michigan Law School

Stewart Thornhill
Stewart Thornhill

Executive Director, Zell Lurie Institute

Jim Vitek
Jim Vitek

Consultant, QuikOrder

Robert Vogt
Robert Vogt

CEO, IOSiX

Richard Walker
Richard Walker

Co-Founder, Impellia

Christina York
Christina York

CEO, SpellBound

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