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Our Team

NC State Entrepreneurship's leadership, staff and advisory board are dedicated to promoting a culture of entrepreneurship throughout the university and in the Triangle area.

Faculty and Staff

Steve Markham

Executive Director, Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jennifer Capps

Assistant Vice Provost, Managing Director

Erica Wisecup

Director of Business Operations

Todd Marrs

Director of Development

Kenneth Proseus

Event & Operations Coordinator

Eren Hebert

Entrepreneurship Garage Manager

Ahmed Ali

Director of Albright Entrepreneurs Village

Margaret Huffman

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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Board of Advisors

NC State Entrepreneurship offers our sincere thanks and gratitude to all of our advisors for their support and guidance.

  • Andy Albright | President and CEO, National Agents Alliance Corporate
  • Donnie Barnes | Retired, Red Hat
  • Kevin Barry | Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Second Nature
  • Scott Bolin | Co-Founder and CEO, Next Century Spirits
  • Dick Daugherty | Retired, IBM
  • Scott Daugherty | Senior VP, Global Business Development, Cormetech Inc.
  • Matthew Davis | Chief Marketing Officer, TradePending
  • Chris Evans | Executive Chairman, Tethis
  • David Gardner | Founder and Managing Partner, Cofounders Capital
  • Julie Gavaghan | Owner, Blue Heel Development
  • JiNan Glasgow George | Founder, NEO IP
  • Donnie Goins | Entrepreneur, Former Chief Engineering Officer of Software Development Europe
  • Brian Harry | Technical Fellow, Microsoft
  • Patti Key | Chief Revenue Officer, TPx Communications
  • Aly Khalifa | Co-owner and Director of Innovation, Designbox
  • Alagu Periyannan | Entrepreneur, Former Co-Founder & CTO of Blue Jeans Networks
  • Hans Peterson | CEO, Superior Industrial Maintenance
  • Ven Poole | Senior partner, Dewitt Carolinas; board member, GFL Environmental
  • Lee Prevost | Advisor and Investor, Cofounders Capital
  • Hersh Tapadia | Co-founder and CEO, Allstacks
  • Donald Thompson | CEO, Walk West and Founder and CEO, The Diversity Movement
  • Grant Willard | Co-founder and President, Joulebug
  • Scot Wingo | Founder and CEO, Spiffy
  • Steve Yauch | President, Carolina Electrical Assemblers