Entrepreneurship Advisory Council

Entrepreneurship Advisory Council

Entrepreneurship Advisory Council

The Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) is an interdisciplinary community advancing Rowan’s entrepreneurial capacity by providing high-quality, collaborative and inclusive programming and support. Our community consists of students who entrust the RCIE to instill in them the entrepreneurial competencies and mindset necessary to compete in an ever evolving global economy, faculty who educate the entrepreneurs of the future, and ecosystem partners of all types that support the efforts of the RCIE in educating the next generation of entrepreneurs or that themselves are seeking expertise of the RCIE.

The Entrepreneurship Advisory Council (EAC) assists and supports the Executive Director in setting and driving the attainment of the vision, strategy, growth and overall excellence of the RCIE. EAC members are engaged in the development and implementation of the goals, activities and financial support needed to achieve the RCIE’s mission. All EAC members support the RCIE with their time, talent, and/or treasure. Some EAC members donate their time to attend council meetings and participate in the council strategic planning retreat; others donate their talent guest speaking to classes, judging pitch and business model competitions, and mentoring students; and/or others donate their treasure by financially supporting student entrepreneurship at Rowan in a variety of different ways.

Members

  • Greg Payton, VP of Technology, PNC;  EAC Chair
  • Todd Buck, President, Wheelhouse Analytics
  • Rustin Cassway, President, Demountable Concepts Inc.
  • Chris DeMayo, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown
  • Michael Earle, Division President, The Earle Companies
  • Stephen Gill, Co-Founder and CEO, Red Spark
  • Jay Gould, Consumer Internet, Ad Tech, and Fin Tech Angel Investor
  • Jeanne Gray, President, American Entrepreneurship Today
  • Ernest Holtzheimer, Associate, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • David Lawyer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
  • Anthony Magaraci, President, Trinity Packaging Supply
  • Phon Malone, Founder and CEO, Revel Nail
  • John Maas, President and CEO - Trupex Management Group; RCB Executive Advisory Council Liaison
  • Alisa Morkides, Owner, Brew! Ha Ha and Brandywine Coffee Roasters
  • Katherine O’Neill, Executive Director, Jumpstart NJ Angel Network
  • Edward Remster, President / Owner, SJ Transportation Inc.
  • Dan Ruotolo, Managing Partner, Ruotolo Spewak & Co.
  • Eric Sandberg, President and Owner, The Quint Company
  • Melissa Schipke, Co-Founder and CEO, Tassl
  • Paul Steck, Former President and CEO, Saladworks

Meetings

The EAC meets four times per year, twice in the fall semester (typically September and December) and twice in the spring semester (typically February and May). ​