Entrepreneur in Residence Program
Entrepreneurs add value to the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative in many ways, and it is of great importance that our programs maintain a consistent exchange of ideas and activities between our students and faculty on campus, and entrepreneurs in the greater business community. Currently, this goal is achieved in many ways, including guest speakers, adjunct faculty, mentors, and competition judges. The Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) Program is designed to extend these efforts further by bringing a select group of accomplished entrepreneurs onto campus in a structured way.
They are tasked with acting as mentors and advisors to students interested in entrepreneurial careers; participating on an expert panel in the weekly “Chalk Talk” and monthly “Pitch Jack” programs; serving as guest speakers, competition judges, and curriculum advisors in the program; and participating in other Entrepreneurship Initiative projects.
Georgetown students should feel free to reach out directly to the EiRs to ask for their advice and mentoring using the contact information provided below.
Entrepreneurs in Residence – Fall 2012
Jeffrey Fine is Chairman of the Board of Directors of CIBT Inc, a global expediter of visas and passports based in McLean, VA. Since acquiring CIBT in 2003, he has lead the Company through 25 acquisitions and four rounds of institutional financing, culminating in the sale of CIBT to ABRY Partners in December 2011. Jeff is also a Director of Relectric LLC, a San Jose CA-based remanufacturer and distributor of electrical components owned by The Audax Group. Jeff has been an advisor to AEA Investors, a multi-billion dollar private equity fund. Previously he owned and invested in several middle-market companies. Jeff has been profiled in FORBES, Business Week, and American Executive. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an MBA from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Harris serves as Managing Director of Startup Regions for the Startup America Partnership. Having founded or been on the senior leadership team of four separate companies, Donna is focused on accelerating the formation of strong regional entrepreneurial ecosystems that can foster more successful startups and accelerate the trajectory of their growth.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Donna was Vice Chair of Interpoint Group, a government markets, government relations, and public affairs strategy and management firm, which generated nearly $8 billion in revenue, passed/defeated legislation and executed public affairs campaigns for corporations, non-profits, foundations, and governments globally. She was also previously Founder and CEO of Kinderstreet, which sold SaaS enterprise management, commerce, and communication solutions company in the municipal, education, sports and recreation markets. She was also Vice President of Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Product Management for Centromine, a provider of web-based clinical/fiscal systems in the Health and Human Services industry. Donna has also previously held a variety of roles at Oracle Corporation and EDS.
Donna is an alumna of Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit focused on scaling high-growth, women-led businesses, which has helped nearly 450 women-led companies raise $5 billion in equity financing. She is also a founding member of FounderCorps, a Washington, DC non-profit that organization made up of experienced technology entrepreneurs working to promote a broader and deeper technology entrepreneurial community in the Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland region.
Donna received her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and her MBA from The University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and son. email@example.com
Shaun Johnson is a technologist, early adopter and helper of Hoyas. He currently is an Associate at TechStars, the #1 startup accelerator providing seed stage investment and mentorship. Previously, Shaun was a management consultant in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Technology & Innovation practice. He has advised companies in various spaces across the emerging technology landscape, including smart grid energy, healthcare IT, broadband infrastructure & alternative assets. Prior to Booz Allen, Shaun managed metadata and econometrics as a Program Analyst at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Shaun holds a B.A. in computer science & sociology from Georgetown University and an M.S. in information systems from The Johns Hopkins University. firstname.lastname@example.org
Still a lover of sexy consumer web products, Shaun has helped numerous startups with product roadmapping, getting off the ground and taking market share.
Alyssa is an experienced business executive with a career spanning the banking, management consulting, consumer retailing and non-profit sectors in the US and UK. Her current focus is social entrepreneurship and social impact ventures - including the launch of social impact businesses and the unique challenges of managing “double and triple bottom line” organizations.
Alyssa began her career on Wall Street and then worked for McKinsey & Company, in both New York and London. She left consulting to launch The Great Little Trading Company, a UK-based mail-order and online retailer of children’s products. Since stepping down from day-to-day management of that company in 2005, she has worked as a strategy consultant to commercial and social sector entrepreneurs. She also launched New Venture Mentors, a non-profit seed fund and incubator for entrepreneurs from underserved urban communities.
Alyssa is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and the Associate Director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Georgetown. She holds a BA in government from Harvard and an MBA in finance from the NYU Stern School of Business. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Veeral Majmudar is the President and CEO of Savan Group LLC, a boutique strategy and management consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. He started the company in 2006 and has led the Savan Group through a significant period of growth and success. The firm’s client list includes the seven (7) federal agencies spanning seventeen (17) different projects. Recently, the firm was recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of seven “small jewels” in the country to watch in 2011 and beyond.
On a personal level, Mr. Majmudar has led major assignments focused on decision and change management, asset management, process definement, strategic planning, and organizational development.
An active participant in public forms, Mr. Majmudar has spoken on the importance of increasing accountability, performance measurement, and technology utilization in the public sector at conferences and meetings.
Prior to his current position as President, Mr. Majmudar was an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. Earlier, he also served as a Senior Consultant with KPMG Consulting. Mr. Majmudar received his B.S. degree in business administration from Birmingham-Southern College and his M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2007. firstname.lastname@example.org
David Ross is a healthcare innovation consultant working with Johnson & Johnson as part of the Janssen Healthcare Innovation group, where he uses his background as an entrepreneur, innovator, and implementer to help healthcare companies craft and deploy new business models and strategies to foster discontinuous innovation. He previously built technology-based businesses, leveraging his business understanding, engineering, software development, and technology skills to deliver innovative solutions and positive P/L results. He holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon and a Masters of Engineering from the University of Maryland, and is a 2011 graduate of the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. email@example.com
T. Richard Stroupe, Jr.
T. Richard Stroupe Jr. is a Washington, D.C.-based entrepreneur, investor, and advisor with experience in supporting mission-critical application development for the U.S. Federal Government. He currently is the founder and managing principal of Crimson Holdings LLC and an investing member of Blu Venture Investors LLC. Previously, Stroupe was the founder and CEO of TRS Consulting Inc, which was acquired by NCI Information Systems Inc. in 2009. Prior to TRS/NCI, Richard delivered software development and database administration support at Oracle Corporation, BAE Systems, and SAIC. Stroupe holds a B.S. in computer information systems from Appalachian State University and an M.S. in engineering management from The George Washington University. He also is a graduate of the Owner/President Management program from Harvard Business School. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hank Torbert has spent the last 15 years in private equity, operational management, business development and corporate finance. Since 2006, Mr. Torbert has focused on investing in and enhancing middle market companies, notably roll up and platform company opportunities. As a founding investor and board member, Mr. Torbert played an integral role in the launch, development and $100MM Initial Public Offering of Mood Media (TSX: “MM”), an internet-based music services company. Previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of Broadcast Capital and Vice President at JPMorgan Chase Bank. Mr. Torbert holds a B.A. from Columbia University and earned both a masters degree in International Finance and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. email@example.com