Two years after its inception, the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR) program at Goizueta is going strong and welcomes a new cohort of six members. These seasoned entrepreneurs offer a wealth of experience and insight to students.
“We are thrilled to have a set of very diverse Goizueta alumni join our second EiR cohort,” says Amelia Pane Schaffner, director of entrepreneurship. “They each have tremendous experience and skill sets, on both the entrepreneur and investor side, which are areas our students have equal interest in. The EiRs are also important advisors to us, providing a sounding board for how to grow our initiatives and best help our community of entrepreneurs, as well as keeping us well connected in the ecosystem.”
New Entrepreneurs in Residence Cohort
Sig Mosley 66Ox 68BBA is the managing partner of Mosley Ventures, a venture fund investing in early-stage technology start-ups in the Southeast. He also serves on the board of directors of several private companies and has received numerous honors for his work.
Roger Barnette 98MBA is CEO of MessageGears, an email marketing software company whose clients include Expedia, Booking.com and Geico. Prior to MessageGears, Barnette was president of IgnitionOne, a company formerly named SearchIgnite, which he founded. He grew that business into one of the world’s largest digital media platforms.
Michael Cohn 05MBA is an entrepreneur, early-stage technology investor and former managing director of Techstars Atlanta. He was the co-founder of Cloud Sherpas; the fast-growth cloud advisory and technology services firm was acquired by Accenture in 2015. Since then, Cohn has shifted his focus to supporting aspiring entrepreneurs as a mentor and investor to dozens of start-ups and founders.
Gardiner Garrard 99MBA is the cofounder and managing partner of TTV Capital. He has more than 19 years of venture capital experience and is recognized by Institutional Investor as one of the top investors in fintech. While at Emory, he was awarded the Art Dietz Faculty Award for Excellence in Finance.
Kanchana Raman 12MEMBA has launched several companies over the past 23 years. In 1996, she founded Avion Systems and built an organization with extensive knowledge of the ICT industry. In 2003, she formed ASI in India, and in 2014 she formed Avion Networks Inc., a joint venture with Tech Mahindra.
Louise Wasilewski 13EMBA is CEO and cofounder of Acivilate, a social enterprise providing rehabilitation software to criminal justice agencies. She has spent 25 years in technology innovation, introducing streaming TV and operating secure cloud-based services.