STARTUP MENTORS

Offering advice and support for your entrepreneurial journey

Atlanta Tech Village has a coveted group of Advisors and Mentors available to Village startup Founders. They are a highly vetted community of people who have a wealth of experience, insight, and a pay it forward mentality. We strongly believe that every Founder should have at least one Mentor.

Advisory Board

Aly Merritt
Ania Lackey
Irina Burlack
Julie Pierre

Mentors for Founders/CEOs

Aaron Hurst
Adam Lewites
Ashton Thomas
Bahadir Ustaoglu
Bill Jones
Brennen Lawrence
Cameron Abt
Christine Jones
Diane Bloodworth
Jake Hadden
James Summer
Jane McCracken
Jeff Goldblatt
Jermaine Brown
Kim Wilson
Mike Burke
Phil Hill
Shade Reid

advisors

A.T. Gimbel
FUNDING: Business Strategy & Venture Capital
Alexandria de Aranzeta
CULTURE: People, DEI
Amanda Sabreah
Go-to-Market Strategy & Product Engagement
Andrew Tabit
BUILDING MVP: tech advisory for non-tech startup founders in the pre-MVP stage
Antoine Woods
FUNDING: Fundraising Prep, Investor Readiness
Benjamin Rudolph
MARKETING: SEO/Pay Per Click
Brian Culler
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING: Software Engineering Process and Leadership/Strategy
Brice Nguoghia
GOOGLE CLOUD
Chantel Wayne Cohen
MENTAL HEALTH: Therapy with a Business Coaching lens
Chris Moreno
SALES & MARKETING: GTM, Sales/Distribution Strategy, Sales/Fundraising Decks
Dale Kirkland
Capital planning & optimization, equity and debt.
David Eramian
LEGAL: Intellectual Property
David Kurkjian
SALES: Master Messaging
Derrick DeCarlo
MARKETING/SALES: Messaging, Sales Team Development
Greg Collins
Unified Revenue Growth: Sales, Success & Support
Hernando Bunuan
FUNDING: Raising from Angels and Institutions
Hesom Parhizkar
Technology: Scaling, architecture, to growing/mentoring a team
Jim Schutz
Legal: Intellectual Property; Technology; and Commercial Contracts
Joe Yeager
Product Strategy and GTM Strategy
John Dwyer
BUSINESS: Business Scaling
Josh Byrd
MARKETING: Growth Strategy, Positioning, Team Building
Joy Roberts
MENTAL HEALTH: Developing A Mental health Plan & Personal Development
Karthik Puvvada (KP)
GO TO MARKET STRATEGY
Kelly Anne O’Neill
SALES: Strategy and Growth
Kerry Rapp
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Strategy
Kim Seals
TALENT MANAGEMENT: Hiring and People Strategies
Landon Howell
MARKETING: Growth Marketing
Li-Ming Pu
PEOPLE: Human Resources, Leadership Development
Margaret Weniger
SALES: Building foundations that scale, cross-functional alignment, strategy, skills process
Megan McElroy
CLOUD SERVICES: AWS
Michael Anaya
Cybersecurity Expert
Michael Costner
DATA ANALYTICS
Mike Gomez
Sales/Go-To-Market Strategy
Nick Hasty
Growth, Tech (AI/ML), Product Development
Patrick Terry
ACCOUNTING: General Startup Needs
Rich Bailey
PRODUCT: Customer Experience, Strategy, Development and Vision.
Robbie Hurwitz
Legal: Strategy, operations, and business development
Scott Lopano
FUNDING: Getting ready to raise - Business Strategy, Venture Capital, and Pitch Decks
Stefanie Diaz
INVESTOR RELATIONS
Susanne Duke
BUSINESS: Enterprise Sales and Marketing Coach
Tim Dorr
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: Architecture, Team Building, and Management
Wayt King
LEGAL: Early-stage SaaS startups, financing
Will Grossenbacher
LEGAL: Formation Issues, Protecting IP, Planning for an Exit
Yusuf Mohamed
LEGAL: Strategy, Operations, & Leadership