Our team

 



 

Executives


 

Our team


 

Bart Frischknecht

While on a run one day, was followed by a stranger in a car who blasted the Rocky theme song. You know you wish that happened to you.

Bart Frischknecht

Vice President, Research

Michael Seiler

A spreadsheet master who can hit a 1-iron with the best of them and make a mean smiley face pancake.

Michael Seiler

Director, Finance & Operations

Melissa Kavanagh

A terrible sleeper with a knack for throwing parties and organizing her children’s activities, Melissa loves fresh seafood … and McDonald’s Coke.

Melissa Kavanagh

Accountant

 

Mary Claire Mandeville

With a BA and MBA from Notre Dame, Mary Claire has previous experience in social enterprise and business development. She is also on a personal mission to find and then replicate the world’s best cinnamon roll.

Mary Claire Mandeville

Business Development Manager

Rachel Mele

Rachel is an expert parallel parker and sleeps soundly at night dreaming of world domination. By day, she brings Vennli’s value to the dental industry and actually enjoys public speaking.

Rachel Mele

General Manager, Healthcare

Lindsay Giudice

A scientific researcher at heart, Lindsay applies her analytical mind to her client’s biggest challenges. She loves craft beer and French toast but hates inefficient processes and typos.

Lindsay Giudice

Manager, Customer Success

 

Sehare Hemani

Once dreaming of being a figure skater, Sehare now has a BA from UCLA and years of agency experience. She has the innate ability to fall asleep anywhere, anytime and lives for carbs. And cheese. And preferably together.

Sehare Hemani

Customer Success Manager



 

 

Board members


Gary Gigot (Chairman)
Gary’s work experience spans advertising, software, angel investing, and venture capital. Gary is also the benefactor of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame.

Robert Dowdell
Bob has vast experience leading organizations from executive and Board positions. He brings with him rich experience in financial management, start-up strategy, and business development.

Christophe Dessaigne
Chris an investment manager representing Ambassador Enterprises, a for-profit, philanthropic equity firm that invests in leaders and the organizations they lead. He brings experience in international business, education, sales, account management, and social enterprise.

Ting Gootee
Ting serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Elevate Ventures, with primary responsibilities in investment strategies, due diligence, portfolio oversight and back office operational support. She brings rich experiences in fund management and in business, financial and legal due diligence.

Kevin Keleghan
Kevin is President and CEO of URS and has a successful track record of leading large public companies and private equity-backed companies. He is experienced with global businesses that provide services to multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, telecom and utilities, and state and local governments. He brings expertise in growing revenues and profits through a disciplined management approach and building winning teams.

James Thompson
Jim is a career veteran of Leo Burnett, and he has broad advertising and marketing management experience spanning a range of categories from Hallmark to United Airlines to Nestle to General Motors. He has a particularly deep expertise regarding competitive differentiation and brand positioning.