MEET OUR MENTORS

Our mentors have walked in your shoes: They’ve built and supported companies from the ground up. They’ve ideated, developed product, bootstrapped, launched, iterated, gone to market, grown sales teams, raised money, sometimes pivoted, scaled up, made tough decisions, failed forward and successfully exited.

They’re generous with their time and expertise because they are passionate about giving back and helping entrepreneurs like you succeed. Once you become a Member of Station Houston, they’ll be happy to help YOU, too!

 

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MENTORS AT STATION

Abel Acuna

Founder, Startup Launcher LLC & Kickstart 101

 

Rakesh Agrawal

Founder, CEO, SnapStreamMedia

 

Colleen Akehurst

CEO, AIEn USA

 

Neal Benedict

President, Silver Brick Management Solutions

 

Syed A. Biabani

Board of Directors, Zdaly

 

Malek Bohsali

Consulting CFO, ESP Completion Technologies, LLC

 

Chris Booker

Development Manager, Infusion

 

Jason Brown

Innovation Consultant, American Family Insurance

 

Huyen Bui

EVP Technology, Life Line Healthcare

 

Heath Butler

Managing Partner, Gestalt growth advisors 

 

Freddy Castillo

Founder, Layers Design & Media

 

David Chang

Principal, Nightwalk International, LLC

 

Andrew Clark

Principal, Castell Group

 

Kenley Clark

CEO, Project Insiders

 

Scott Cleveland

CEO, Scott Cleveland PLM Consulting

Ken Cohen

Director of Student Internship Programs, The Village School

 

Stuart Coleman

Venture Associate, Chevron

 

Daniel Cotlar

CMO, Blinds.com

 

Scott Craig

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

 

Cody Cupp

Founder and CEO, UNEE Group

 

Howard Davis

Consultant, March Capital

 

Shakeatha Davis

Principal, S Davis Law Group

 

Mohammed Dhanerwala

IT Consultant, Bridgepoint Consultant LLC

 

Marcus Erickson

Senior Director of Development, Campus Management Corp

 

Doug Erwin

Chairman, Redhouse Associates

 

Raissa Evans

Founder and Chief Strategist, Running Reload, LLC 

 

Nathalie Felciai

Founder & CEO, Amuseworld

 

Eric Fishhaut

Director of Technology Consulting, Gelber & Associates

 

Mark Friedman

Key Account Manager, Commvault (Retired)

Juliana Garaizar

Managing Director, Houston Angel Network

 

Blair Garrou

Managing Director, Mercury Fund

 

David Gaskin

Contract Consultant, Argus Media

 

Aziz Gilani

Partner, Mercury Fund

Michael Girdey

Managing Director, Geekdom Fund

Kenton Gray

CTO, iOffice

 

Sarah Groen

Owner, Quartz Capital, LLC

Raja Gupta

CEO, OBMedia, LLC

 

Sean Hill

Associate, Vincent & Elkins LLP

 

Taylor Hou 

Founder and Head of Product, RemarkHQ.com

Matthew Howard

Risk and Insurance Consultant, The Nitsche Group

Erik Ibarra

Chief Experience Officer, Calamine

Phil Jackson

Director of Development of Operations, cPanel

 

Anna Jarman

Analyst, Shell Technology Ventures

Ryan Joy

Startup Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

 

Matthew Keas

Software Engineer, Tools and Research, StackWave

Emily Keeton

Co-Founder, Station

 

Lennart Koopmann

Founder and CEO, Greylog

 

Tim Kopra

Partner, Blue Bear Capital

 

Keith Kreuer

Principal, Redhouse Associates

 

Paul Kwiatkowski

CTO & Founder, GroupRaise

 

Ankur Laroia

Leader, Solutions Strategy, Alfresco Software

 

Jim Lawnin

Partner, Houston Angel Network

 

Dave Lee

President, Gemini

 

Michelle Lenzen

Founder, Humans at Heart

Patrick Lewis

Cheir Strategist, ETR&D

Layla Lumpkin

Business and Finance Attorney, Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered

 

Alley Lyles

CEO, Slink Interactive

Karl Maier

Business Advisory, Doeren Mayhew

 

Kelly McCormick

Managing Director, University of Houston – RED Labs

 

Alex McDonald

President, SiteCoach

 

David McEwing

Patent Attorney, Houston Patent Law

 

Amitav Misra

Partner, Arundo Analytics

 

Harvin Moore

Principal, Frontera Technology Ventures

 

Dave Morris

VP of Technology and Strategy, The Right Place

 

Diana Murakhovskaya

Co-Founder, Monarq

 

Billy Murphy

Partner, Dwyer Murphy Calvert LLP

 

Marc Nathan 

VP Client Strategy, Miller Egan Molter & Nelson

 

Jon Nordby

Chief of Strategy, Houston Exponential

 

Wendy Nunnelley

VP of Consumer Goods, Board Member, The Coca-Cola Company

 

Hesam Panahi

Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative Professor, Rice University

 

Sam Parikh

VP Sales, Graylog

 

Wade Pinder

Senior Product Manager, Blinds.Com

 

Ted Plemenos

Consultant, ExxonMobil

 

Mark Poag

Managing Director, Fitz Gate Ventures

Eric Pulaski

CEO & Founder, SmartVault Corporation

 

Leland Putterman

Co-Founder & Chairman, Trivie, Inc

 

Mehdi Rafiee

Sr. Researcher, Statoil

Michael Raspino

President, May River Ventures
Attorney

John Reale

Founder, Station Houston

 

Jeff Reichman

Principal, January Advisors

 

Brent Reynolds

Senior Vice President, Houlihan Lokey, Inc.

 

Weston Rice

Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank

 

Grace Rodriguez

Co-Founder and CXO, Station Houston

Carolyn Goodwin Rodz

Founder, Alice

Kerry Rupp

General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

 

Marcus Rydberg

Co-Founder, CTO, Lead Developer, Luminare

 

Marc Schmulen

Founder, JellyCapital

 

Kyle Scott

Principal, 3BK Shepherd Investments LLC

 

Dheeraj Singal

CEO, FFS Commerce

Anupam Singh

Principal, Aramco Energy Ventures

Jag Singh

Managing Director, A.R.M. Consulting

 

Myron Stout

VP – Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs

 

Ariel Sztern

President, TISA Software, LLC

 

Remington Tonar

COO and Partner, Brandsinger Strategies

 

Andrew Van Chau

Principal, JQV Strategies

 

Urvish Vashi

VP, Global Marketing, HighRadius

 

Vivek Venkatraman

Design Manager, Khan Academy

 

Celestine Vettical

VP, Intelligent Energy Products & Technology
Baker Hughes

 

Adam Wulf

Founder, Milestone Made