Carnegie Mellon University

Swartz Center Advisory Board

The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board consists of members from key constituencies of the national entrepreneurial community with connections to Carnegie Mellon University. These business leaders and successful entrepreneurs will support the Swartz Center leadership by providing expertise and guidance for the ongoing activities of the Center.

Lane Bess

Lane Bess

Principal and Founder, Bess Ventures and Advisory

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande

President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC

Matt Humphrey

Matt Humphrey

Co-founder and CEO, LendingHome

Jonathan Kaplan

Jonathan Kaplan

Founder and Chairman, The Melt

DJ Kleinbaum

DJ Kleinbaum

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Emerald Cloud Laboratory

Susan Koger

Susan Koger

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, ModCloth

Miles Reidy

Miles Reidy

Partner, QED Investors

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers

Founder and Chief Product Officer, Nest

Ruchi Sanghvi

Ruchi Sanghvi

Vice President of Operations, Dropbox

Peter Stern

Peter Stern

Serial Tech Entrepreneur and CEO

Jim Swartz

Jim Swartz

Founding Partner Emeritus, Accel Partners

Shanna Tellerman

Shanna Tellerman

Co-founder and CEO, Modsy