Mentors

Mentors in Residence 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/entrepreneur in residence.

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Danielle Torrez

Danielle Torrez

Chief Executive Officer Experience Global

Fall Office Hours:
1-4pm every other Thursday

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Kendra Oliver

Kendra Oliver

Visiting Lecturer

 

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Greg Lewis

Greg Lewis

CEO of Tennessee Center for Family Business

Fall Office Hours:
2-4pm on September 12th and September 26th

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Blake Bernard

Blake Bernard

Waller Attorney

Fall Office Hours:
4-6pm on Wednesdays and every third week of the month 3:30-5:30pm on Tuesdays.

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Germain Boer

Germain Boer

Professor of Accounting, Emeritus and Director, Owen

Fall Office Hours:
2-5pm on Tuesdays

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Stryker Warren

Stryker Warren

Fall Office Hours:
2-4pm on Wednesdays

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Adam Harthcock

Adam Harthcock

Co-Founder and COO of Utilize Healthcare

Fall Office Hours:
3-6pm every other Wednesday starting August 30th.

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Jessica Harthcock

Jessica Harthcock

Founder and CEO of Utilize Healthcare

Fall Office Hours:
By appointment only

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Yolanda Shields

Yolanda Shields

Author, Speaker, and Coach

Fall Office Hours:
2:00-5:00pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of the Month.

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Rahn Huber

Rahn Huber

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

Fall Office Hours:
Pop up visits but can be available as needed.

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Andrew Goldner

Andrew Goldner

Partner at GrowthX

Fall Office Hours:
2:00-4:30pm
11/15
12/6

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Rosemary Ramsey

Rosemary Ramsey

VP of Strategic Projects for Brookdale Senior Living

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Larry Felts

Larry Felts

Principal at PYA

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Jeremy Park

Jeremy Park

Manager at PYA

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Scott Tomickek

Scott Tomickek

Senior Manager at PYA

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Donnie Gregory

Donnie Gregory

Manager at PYA

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Phil Shmerling

Phil Shmerling

CEO of InCrowd Capital, LLCJ

Fall Office Hours:
3:30-5:30pm
September 5th
September 26th 2:30-4:30pm
October 10th
October 24th
November 6th

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Shawn Glinter

Shawn Glinter

Founder and CEO of Nanoferix

Fall Office Hours:
9/5: 1-3p
9/12: 1-4p
9/19: 1-4p
9/26:1-5:30p
10/10: 1-5:30p
10/17: 1-4p
10/24: 1-5:30p
11/7: 1-5:30p
11/14: 1-5:30p
11/21: 1-5:30p
11/28: 1-5:30p
12/5: 1-5:30p

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John Bers

John Bers

Adjoint Professor of Engineering Management

Fall Office Hours:
2-3pm on Fridays

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Neil Whitney

Neil Whitney

Start-up Fanatic & Menud Cofounder

Fall Office Hours:
Thursdays from 3-6pm

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Yiorgos Kostoulas

Yiorgos Kostoulas

Associate Professor, Engineering Management Program

Fall Office Hours:
8:30-10:30am on Fridays

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Bj Howard

Bj Howard

President/CEO of Convergenz

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Joe Rando

Joe Rando

Associate Professor of the Practice of Managerial Studies

Fall Office Hours:
10-12pm on Wednesdays

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Anca Pop

Anca Pop

Owner of Striker Advisory

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CTTC

CTTC

Commercialization and Technology Transfer office

CTTC, Vanderbilt’s Commercialization and Technology Transfer office

Jason Burchard

Jason Burchard

Co-founder at RootNote

Fall Office Hours:
9:00-1:00pm on Wednesdays except for the following.
September 13th
September 20th
September 27th

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Jeremy Burchard

Jeremy Burchard

Co-founder at RootNote

Fall Office Hours:
9:00-1:00pm on Wednesdays

Book a meeting

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Libby Monette

Libby Monette

Full-Immersionist and Founder, Go Strategies, LLC

Fall Office Hours:
2:00-4:00pm on Wednesdays

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Amr El-Husseini

Amr El-Husseini

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lodestone Advisory Group

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Stephanie Pruitt

Stephanie Pruitt

Poet & ARTrepreneur

Fall Office Hours:

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Jon Robinson

Jon Robinson

Owner / Executive Consultant The QA Consultancy

Fall Office Hours:
1-4pm on Mondays

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Willis Hulings

Willis Hulings

Managing Director

Fall Office Hours:

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Lauren Egge

Lauren Egge

Fall Office Hours:
Starting in October every other Tuesday from 10-1pm

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Laura Campbell

Laura Campbell

CEO

Fall Office Hours:

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Kane Harrison

Kane Harrison

VP CMO

Fall Office Hours:
Thursdays 2-4pm
Fridays 9-11am

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Stuart Brent

Stuart Brent

CEO

Fall Office Hours:
Third Monday of October from 11-3pm
Second Monday of every month from 11-3pm

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Brad Holliday

Brad Holliday

Fall Office Hours:

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Anderson Williams

Anderson Williams

Fall Office Hours:

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Marcia Masulla

Marcia Masulla

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

Fall Office Hours:
Wednesdays 12-3pm

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Peter Smith

Peter Smith

President/COO Golden Spiral

Fall Office Hours:
2nd Wednesday of the month beginning in November from 3-5pm

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Nate Carden

Nate Carden

Fall Office Hours:

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Victoria Mitchell

Victoria Mitchell

Fall Office Hours:
Book a time

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Michael Woolf

Michael Woolf

Fall Office Hours:
On an as needed basis

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Anant Gandhi

Anant Gandhi

Innovation Principal, Bridgestone Americas

Fall Office Hours:
On an as needed basis

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Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan

Principal for Ryan Search and Consulting

Fall Office Hours:
On an as needed basis

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Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner

Creative Feels

Fall Office Hours:
On an as needed basis

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Bayard Saunders

Bayard Saunders

CMO of MiiA Digital

Fall Office Hours:
On an as needed basis

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Andrew Maraniss

Andrew Maraniss

Author of Strong Inside

Fall Office Hours:
On an as needed basis

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