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.

Danielle Torrez

Danielle Torrez

Chief Executive Officer Experience Global

Fall Office Hours:
1-4pm on Thursdays

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Shawn Glinter

Shawn Glinter

Founder and CEO of Nanoferix

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Greg Lewis

Greg Lewis

CEO of Tennessee Center for Family Business

Fall Office Hours:
On an as needed basis.

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Blake Bernard

Blake Bernard

Waller Attorney

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Germain Boer

Germain Boer

Professor of Accounting, Emeritus and Director, Owen

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Stryker Warren

Stryker Warren

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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

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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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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

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Andrew Goldner

Andrew Goldner

Partner at GrowthX

Fall Office Hours:
2:00-4:30pm
Every third Wednesday starting August 30th.

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Rosemary Ramsey

Rosemary Ramsey

VP of Strategic Projects for Brookdale Senior Living

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Phil Shmerling

Phil Shmerling

CEO of InCrowd Capital, LLCJ

Fall Office Hours:
3:30-5:30pm
September 6th
September 27th
October 11th
October 25th
November 8th

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Bj Howard

Bj Howard

President/CEO of Convergenz

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John Bers

John Bers

Adjoint Professor of Engineering Management

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Neil Whitney

Neil Whitney

Start-up Fanatic & Menud Cofounder

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Yiorgos Kostoulas

Yiorgos Kostoulas

Associate Professor, Engineering Management Program

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Amr El-Husseini

Amr El-Husseini

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lodestone Advisory Group

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Joe Rando

Joe Rando

Associate Professor of the Practice of Managerial Studies

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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

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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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Jon Robinson

Jon Robinson

Owner / Executive Consultant The QA Consultancy

Fall Office Hours:

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Stephanie Pruitt

Stephanie Pruitt

Fall Office Hours:

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