Mentors

 

Wond’ry Mentors will hold open office hours at the Wond’ry so that students can receive one-on-one personalized guidance and gain access to years of expertise in the fields they hope to enter. This is one of many Wond’ry programs designed to increase learning outside of the classroom and to encourage the pursuit of meaningful connections that lead to independent entrepreneurial and creative endeavors.

Email the Wond’ry if you are interested in becoming a Mentor!

Blake Bernard

Blake Bernard

Waller Attorney

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Legal, Marketing, Operations, Product Design, Technology

Bio
John Bers

John Bers

Adjoint Professor of Engineering Management

Office Hours:  By appointment only, Wednesday afternoons

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Healthcare, Marketing, Operations, Presentation, Technology

Bio
Germain Boer

Germain Boer

Professor of Accounting, Emeritus and Director, Owen

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Networking, Operations

Bio
Jason Burchard

Jason Burchard

Co-founder at RootNote

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Music

Bio
Jeremy Burchard

Jeremy Burchard

Co-founder at RootNote

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Fundraising, Music

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Laura Campbell

Laura Campbell

Founder, Laura Campbell & Assoc.

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Healthcare, Marketing

Sean Casey

Sean Casey

Head of Product for divvyDOSE

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Fundraising, Leadership, Legal, Operations, Presentation, Product Design, Technology

Bio
Ray Capp

Ray Capp

Advisor at JRI Ventures

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Healthcare, Leadership, Operations, Product Design, Technology

Bio
James DiGiorgio

James DiGiorgio

President, Applied Knowledge LLC

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Healthcare, Leadership, Operations

Bio

 

Amr El-Husseini

Amr El-Husseini

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lodestone Advisory Group

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Fundraising, Healthcare, Leadership, Marketing, Operations, Presentation

Bio
Larry Felts

Larry Felts

Principal at PYA

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Fundraising, Marketing

Bio
Anant Gandhi

Anant Gandhi

Innovation Principal, Bridgestone Americas

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Marketing, Networking, Operations, Presentation, Technology

Bio
Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner

Creative Feels

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Healthcare, Leadership, Marketing, Music, Networking, Technology

Bio
Shawn Glinter

Shawn Glinter

Founder and CEO of Nanoferix

Office Hours: By appointment only, Tuesdays 1:30-5:30 PM

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Healthcare, Leadership, Marketing, Networking, Technology

Bio
Andrew Goldner

Andrew Goldner

Partner at GrowthX

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Marketing

Bio
Jeff Gould

Jeff Gould

Chief Strategy Officer for both Amplion Clinical Communications and Orchid International

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Fundraising, Healthcare, Technology

Bio
Kane Harrison

Kane Harrison

VP & CMO of TalkApolis

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Leadership, Marketing, Music, Networking, Operations, Technology

Bio
Adam Harthcock

Adam Harthcock

Co-Founder and COO of Utilize Healthcare

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Fundraising, Healthcare, Marketing, Operations

Bio
Jessica Harthcock

Jessica Harthcock

Founder and CEO of Utilize Healthcare

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Healthcare, Marketing, Operations

Bio
Dov Hirsch

Dov Hirsch

GM at Immersive Health Group

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Healthcare, Leadership, Operations, Technology

Bio
Brad Holliday

Brad Holliday

Co-Founder at ID8 Innovation

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Marketing, Music, Networking, Operations, Presentation, Product Design, Technology

Bio
Rahn Huber

Rahn Huber

Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University Business Librarian, Walker Management Library Owen Graduate School of Management

Office Hours:  By appointment or from 2:30 to 4:30 on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday each month

Areas of Expertise: Research

Bio
Willis Hulings

Willis Hulings

Associate Professor of Practice of Managerial Studies, VU College of Arts & Science

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Leadership, Operations, Presentation

Bio
Diane Keeney

Diane Keeney

Senior Program Specialist, Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Healthcare, Product Design, Technology

Bio
Paul King

Paul King

Professor Emeritus of Bio- and Mechanical Engineering, VU School of Engineering

Office Hours:   By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Healthcare, Product Design, Technology

Yiorgos Kostoulas

Yiorgos Kostoulas

Associate Professor, Engineering Management Program

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Marketing, Product Design, Technology

Bio
Greg Lewis

Greg Lewis

CEO of Tennessee Center for Family Business

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Operations

Bio
Marcia Masulla

Marcia Masulla

CEO of Roar Nashville, Founder & Managing Partner of Nashville Fashion Week, Founder & Executive Director of Tiny But Mighty Fund

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Leadership, Marketing, Networking, Presentation, Product Design

Bio
Libby Monette

Libby Monette

Marketing Manager, AccuReg

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Healthcare, Marketing, Networking, Presentation

Jeremy Park

Jeremy Park

Manager of Aduit & Accounting Services, Pershing Yoakley & Associates

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Legal

Stephanie Pruitt

Stephanie Pruitt

Poet & ARTrepreneur

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Art, Finance, Marketing

Bio
Joe Rando

Joe Rando

Associate Professor of the Practice of Managerial Studies

Office Hours:  Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Fundraising, Healthcare, Marketing, Networking, Presentation

Bio
Peter Rousos

Peter Rousos

Director of New Ventures, VU CTTC

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Healthcare, Leadership, Legal, Music, Networking, Presentation, Technology

Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan

Principal for Ryan Search and Consulting

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Networking, Operations

Bio
Bayard Saunders

Bayard Saunders

CMO of MiiA Digital

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Legal, Marketing, Networking, Operations, Presentation, Product Design, Technology

Bio
Fred Scholl

Fred Scholl

Global Senior Information Security Risk Manager

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Legal, Networking, Product Design, Technology

Bio
Yolanda Shields

Yolanda Shields

Author, Speaker, and Coach

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Marketing, Networking, Operations, Presentation

Bio
Phil Shmerling

Phil Shmerling

CEO of InCrowd Capital, LLCJ

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Fundraising, Leadership, Legal, Music, Networking, Operations, Presentation, Technology

Bio
Peter Smith

Peter Smith

President/COO Golden Spiral

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Finance, Marketing, Operations

Bio
Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

Owner and Consultant Music City Cyber

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Networking, Operations, Product Design, Technology

Bio
Danielle Torrez

Danielle Torrez

Chief Executive Officer Experience Global

Office Hours:  By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Healthcare, Marketing, Music, Operations

Bio
Philip Tulimieri

Philip Tulimieri

Business Executive and Consultant

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Legal, Marketing, Operations, Presentation, Product Design

Bio
Stryker Warren

Stryker Warren

Senior Advisor at Savor Health

Office Hours:  Wednesdays, 1-4 PM, by appointment

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Healthcare, Leadership, Marketing, Operations, Presentation, Product Design

Bio
Neil Whitney

Neil Whitney

Co-founder, Menud

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising, Healthcare, Marketing

Anderson Williams

Anderson Williams

Writer | Entrepreneur | Artist | Social Innovator

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Healthcare, Marketing, Technology

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Michael Woolf

Michael Woolf

Operations Exec | Legal Advisor | Entrepreneur

Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise: Art, Legal, Technology

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