The Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) and Entrepreneurial Advisor Program is one of the primary ways that we connect the Georgetown campus to the “real world” of entrepreneurship. These accomplished entrepreneurs are on campus and “on call” throughout the term to act as mentors and coaches to students. Come meet them at our weekly chalk talks, or reach out and schedule a meeting/call – they are ready and willing to help. The profiles are listed below – click on the photo for their bios and contact details.  Have questions?  Contact Zoi Calomiris at

EiR Office Hours are Open for 2018! Click below to make an appointment today.

Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs)


  • Laura Clark

    Expertise: Brand Creation & Management / Retail / Messaging / Start-ups / Customer & Community Relations

  • Shye Gilad

    Expertise: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Strategy, Leadership Development

  • Patricia Henriques

    Expertise: Startups, Growth Strategies, Board Development, Operations & Finance


  • John Jabara

    Expertise: Pharma/Biotech, Cleantech/Sustainability, Healthcare, Retail, Enterprise, and Residential Real Estate

  • Fiona Macaulay

    EXPERTISE: Scaling social ventures, emerging economies, major partnerships, thought-leadership

  • Mike Malloy

    Expertise: Social Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Pitching and Fundraising

  • Peter Mellen

    Expertise: Publishing, Online Media, Commercial Real Estate, E-Learning , New Product Development, New Venture Creation and Financing

  • Miguel Monteverde

    Expertise: Early-stage startups, Media


  • Jill Monk

    Expertise: Start ups, ideation to launch, customer discovery, product and business model validation, strategy, marketing, messaging, positioning, and partnerships.

  • Meghan Roman

    Expertise: Branding, Messaging, Press Relations, PR strategy, Venture Capital

  • Mark J. Silverman

    Expertise: Tech and Non-Tech Startups, International Matters, Organizational Development, Business Development

  • Marc Steren

    Expertise: Startups, Customer Discovery and Design Thinking, Product Positioning

  • Dave Terzian

    Expertise: Franchising, Foodservice, Real Estate Entrepreneurship, Structuring Deals

  • S. Tien Wong

    Expertise: Technology Services and Startups, CRM (customer relationship management), Middle Market Buyouts, Venture Capital, Business strategy, Entrepreneurship

Experts On Call (EoCs)


  • Jenny Abramson

    Expertise: Social Impact Tech, Education, Personal Data, and Media

  • Rahul Bhandari

    Expertise: Starting and Scaling Businesses, Product Development, Business Development, Team Development, and Fundraising

  • Paul Centenari

    Expertise: Sales, Manufacturing, Operations/Logistics, Venture Finance, and Personal Development

  • Shaun Johnson

    Expertise: Technology Startups and Startup Accelerators, Seed Stage Investment, Product/Concept Development, IT Analytics

  • Ryan Kuder

    Expertise: Business Development, Venture Capital, Product Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Strategy/Operations

  • K. Shelly Porges

    Expertise: Business Strategy, Product and Marketing Strategy, Public-Private Partnerships, Business Development, Entrepreneurship Ecosystems, Social Enterprises, Global Entrepreneurship

  • Pat Sheridan

    Expertise: Innovation in Large Organizations, Mobile Development, Web Development, Startup Management, Leadership Development

  • Cherian Thomas

    Expertise: Mobile, Tech, Fundraising, Sales, Customer Acquisition Strategy

  • Hank Torbert

    Expertise: Private Equity, Business Development, Corporate Finance, Operational Management, Mergers and Roll-Up Opportunities

  • Rick Toren

    Expertise: Hospital and Medical Device Development, Healthcare Technology, Healthcare Management, Business Development, Startups

  • Jaime Vasquez

    Expertise: Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Operations, and Leadership

  • Sara Zulkosky

    EXPERTISE: Venture Capital, Startups, Business Development, Strategy/Operations, Sustainability