Our experienced leadership team includes investors, growth experts and former operators.  We've faced the same challenges you are facing right now while founding startups, building companies, and investing in innovators. And we did it all with the support of our peers. 

Eleanor Haglund

Founder, CEO

Multi-award winning, 3-time CEO who excels at communication and culture, Eleanor focuses on bringing out compelling stories and attends Columbia Business School.

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Ed Engler

Founder, Lead Coach

Ten-time founder or

co-founder, multi-fund manager and super angel, Ed focuses on coaching teams and building value-added capital around great founders and markets.

  • Ed Engler

Maneesh Sagar


Fundraising and operations strategy

Maneesh Sagar is an 8X founder, early stage VC in the New York area, and an Innovation Fellow and Founding Career Coach at Columbia University where he teaches classes on startups and Venture Capital.  Maneesh has worked with companies across domains, including AI, ML, IoT, TMT, CPG, Pharma and Infrastructure. His operational experience and management perspective is invaluable to startups as they negotiate the intricacies of successfully managing their rapid growth.


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Ian Magazine


Operations strategy, fundraising, and mergers and acquisitions

Having raised over $100M in funding and managed 184 acquisitions across industries that include healthcare, robotics, energy, cybersecurity, IT and more, Ian Magazine is a dynamic, bottom line driven business leader who is able to address and provide resources relating to your business challenges.


Ian is best known for his work at Nextel, where he was a founding member of Nextel’s Senior Management team and it’s 1st employee. Nextel was acquired for 35 Billion dollars in 2005.


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Whitney Lynn


Fundraising and operations strategy

Whitney is an accomplished CEO, entrepreneur, startup mentor, business advisor, and turnaround executive with a proven track record of achieving measurable results across global operations in software, systems and storage.


His recent accomplishments include being a business advisor, mentoring startups, and working with startup CEOs to create effective, engaging, simple, and direct pitch decks from the eyes of the investor. He supports starts refine and redirect their go-to-market strategy, channels of distribution, the importance of managing cash, and to initially create traction with key alliances and strategic partnerships to accelerate growth.

  • Whitney Lynn

Edward Cotler


Cryptocurrency markets and financing strategies


Edward is a financial services professional with expertise in structured products, digital assets and new business development. He has started several businesses at large banks. As a coach, he has helped startup entrepreneurs with business strategy, fundraising and operations.

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Shawn Johal


Scaling up, developing leadership, and building a high performing team

Shawn is a business growth coach and Certified Scaling-Up expert, helping entrepreneurial companies achieve alignment and profitable growth. He was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award & former President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Montreal chapter. He has been featured in media publications including Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Ladders, Real Leaders, CEO Blog Nation, and others.

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Eric Guy


Personal and professional development, leadership, and living with purpose

Eric Guy is the Chief Victory Officer at the Center for Victory. His philosophy is based on the empowerment model where he and his team transfer knowledge through training and support. It’s a process of empowering people, enhancing cultures, and elevating organizations, starting with the leaders who stand at the helm.

  • Eric Guy

Vikram Lakhwara


Fundraising strategy and business storytelling

Venture capitalist and storytelling expert. Vik has evaluated and worked with thousands of startups and developed pattern recognition of successful startups. Currently the Managing Director at Green Cow Ventures and former Manager of Startups and Venture Capital at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

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Amardeep Kahlon


Marketing strategy


20-year veteran of CPG marketing who was recognized in 2019 as #7 Influencer by PRWeek, Amardeep has led numerous creative marketing and innovation campaigns globally that generated a total of over $1b in net new revenue in his career.

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Christa Downey


Personal and professional development and women leaders

Visionary coach, CPCC certified at the Co-Active Training Institute, the largest coach training institute in the world. Christa has over 20 years of advising and coaching experience, and currently serves as the Director of the Engineering Career Center at Cornell University.

  • Christa Downey

Audrey Dunning


Scaling business and sales strategy


Athena award-winning CEO of Summa and long-time corporate sales leader, Audrey is passionate about building teams aligned around compelling culture.

  • Audrey Dunning

Adam Paulisick


Product development and sales strategy

Visionary leader who has led game-changing technology teams.  From design to finance to sales enablement, Adam has  built enormous value with his vast experience and disruptive ideas. He is currently the Chief Product Officer at Headstorm.

  • Adam Paulisick

Ralph Massaro


Sales strategy and implementation


Ralph is a senior-level sales executive for the tech industry with over 30 years of experience. Most recently, as VP of Worldwide Sales for Wombat Security Technologies, his team grew revenue to $50m prior to the successful acquisition by Proofpoint.

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Peter Kozodoy


Scaling up and leadership

Peter Kozodoy is the award-winning author of Honest to Greatness, an Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and business coach who works with organizations and their leaders to help them overcome self-limiting bullsh*t and use honesty to achieve greatness. His articles on leadership and entrepreneurship have appeared in Forbes, Inc., HuffPost, PR Daily, and more. He holds a BA in economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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