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Our Team

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

Leadership Team

Stephen Markham

Goodnight Distinguished University Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Executive Director NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Todd Marrs

Senior Director of Development

Ahmed Ali

Director, Albright Entrepreneurs Village

Marshall Brain II

Director, Engineering Entrepreneurs Program

Alisha Brice

Interim Director, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Lisa Chang

Director, Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Haley Huie

Director, NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic

Abby Phillips

Assistant Director for Member Services, Wolfpack Investor Network, LLC

Raj Narayan

Associate Director and Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship

Josh Guter

Program Manager, NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic

Operations Team

Eren Hebert

Entrepreneurship Garage Manager

Margaret Huffman

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Board of Advisors

NC State Innovation and 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 Communication
  • 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