Team

Meet the team behind the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. The global team supports program activities and new initiatives in all MassChallenge locations and beyond. 

Team

Scott Bailey
Chief Growth Officer
Scott Bailey
Chief Growth Officer

Scott is a strong advocate for entrepreneurial ecosystems and designs all programs and activity with the entrepreneur first mentality.

Shankar Ambady
Senior Software Engineer
Shankar Ambady
Senior Software Engineer
Xavier Atizol
Finance Manager
Xavier Atizol
Finance Manager
Omri Baumer
Chief Technology Officer
Omri Baumer
Chief Technology Officer
Paul Bissex
Principal Software Engineer
Paul Bissex
Principal Software Engineer
Robby Bitting
Director of Special Projects
Robby Bitting
Director of Special Projects
Joe Botsch
Global Operations and Data Manager
Joe Botsch
Global Operations and Data Manager
Ryan Bowen
Global Operations Project Manager
Ryan Bowen
Global Operations Project Manager
Jeffrey Danford
Videographer
Jeffrey Danford
Videographer
Sarah Dawson
Junior Software Engineer
Sarah Dawson
Junior Software Engineer
Siobhan Dullea
Chief Operating Officer
Siobhan Dullea
Chief Operating Officer

Siobhan Dullea oversees global operations at MassChallenge and also supports the organization’s future expansion.

Paige Friedlander
Executive Coordinator
Paige Friedlander
Executive Coordinator
John Harthorne
Founder & CEO
John Harthorne
Founder & CEO

John Harthorne is the Founder and CEO of MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, MassChallenge is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry.

Naila Jahan
Global Operations Manager
Naila Jahan
Global Operations Manager
Erika Keller
Senior Designer
Erika Keller
Senior Designer
Roman Kern
Senior Director of Global Operations and Technology
Roman Kern
Senior Director of Global Operations and Technology
Jon Kiparsky
Software Engineer
Jon Kiparsky
Software Engineer
Mike LaRhette
President, Global Community
Mike LaRhette
President, Global Community

Mike leads on partnerships and people.

Matt Lubin
Junior Systems Engineer
Matt Lubin
Junior Systems Engineer
Yotam Manor
Software Engineer
Yotam Manor
Software Engineer
Brittany McDonough
Director of Global Partnerships
Brittany McDonough
Director of Global Partnerships
Caroline Pepek
Global PR & Communications Manager
Caroline Pepek
Global PR & Communications Manager
Sunanda Narayan
Global Partnerships Manager
Sunanda Narayan
Global Partnerships Manager
Kevin O'Reilly
Global Partnerships Coordinator
Kevin O'Reilly
Global Partnerships Coordinator
Jason Pulsifer
Global Financial Controller
Jason Pulsifer
Global Financial Controller
Clara Scheinmann
Director, CEO Affairs
Clara Scheinmann
Director, CEO Affairs
Mike Schumann
Vice President of Corporate Development
Mike Schumann
Vice President of Corporate Development
Kara Shurmantine
Senior Director of Global Partnerships
Kara Shurmantine
Senior Director of Global Partnerships
Jeff Simeon
Product Manager
Jeff Simeon
Product Manager
Julie Snow
Vice President of Development
Julie Snow
Vice President of Development
Shannon Sullivan
Global Brand Manager
Shannon Sullivan
Global Brand Manager
Jocelyn Tuttle
Director of People Strategy & Operations
Jocelyn Tuttle
Director of People Strategy & Operations
Nathan Wilson
Senior Director of Software Development
Nathan Wilson
Senior Director of Software Development