Kirk Sanders

Attorney, Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, PC

Lawyer concentrating in Will contests, collections, serious personal injury cases, business organization & contracts, fiduciary litigation (Power of Attorney abuses, estate litigation), commercial real estate.

Wesley Nagel

Army Manager at Adobe

An experienced sales rep who has worked with Government as well as small and Fortune 500 co. He specializes in software solutions and consulting sales. Specialties: Software, Consulting Services; Business Intelligence, Cloud migration, Application Development, Sales, Security Application/Implementations; Patch Management, high availability Software, Network Security Solutions, Worked with OEM/Wholesale, VAR, Channel Development, Working with a Large Virtual team, Channels partners, Active Top Secret Clearance

Kevin Warden

Senior Marketing Director at RJ Reynolds

Marketing professional with brand management and sales management experience. Direct experience with product & packaging development, point of sales materials development, merchandising development, print advertising (consumer and trade), direct mail, e-mail, web design, and personnel management. Specialties: Competitive analysis, customer relations, business analysis, trend application

Eric Tomlinson

President Wake Forest Innovation Quarter / Chief Innovation Officer, WF Baptist Medical Center

Eric Tomlinson is a Physiology & Pharmacology Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is also President Wake Forest Innovation Quarter / Chief Innovation Officer, WF Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Tomlinson is highly skilled in biotech, commercialization, and technology transfer.

Noah Reynolds

Real Estate Investor & Entrepreneur

Adjunct Instructor in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Bryan School of Business, real estate investor, and entrepreneur.

Chris Perry

CEO at New South Associates

Experienced entrepreneur and investor.

Brice O’Brien

EVP External Relations and Chief Communications Officer at Reynolds American, Inc.

Investor and external relations expert.

Shay Mustafa

Senior Marketing and Management Executive

HIghly skilled and experienced in leadership experience revitalizing, launching and growing brands. This experience includes an in-depth understanding of marketing with integrity, and ingenuity, in regulated environments. She is also an investor and strategic planning expert.

Shafi Mustafa

CEO/Co-Founder at Savveo

Entrepreneur, marketing and advertising specialist, expert investor and advisor.

Algenon Cash

Managing Director at Wharton Gladden & Company

Succeeded in the real estate and financial services fields, and has demonstrated an excellent commitment to community engagement and leadership. He is an award winning entrepreneur, speaker, columnist, political advisor, investment banker, fiscal conservative and philanthropist.

Richard Brenner

CEO of Image Wizards

Entrepreneur, expert in sales management, investor.

Fletcher Steele

President at Pine Hall Brick

Graduate of NC State College of Engineering, President at Pine Hall Brick, investor.

Stan Dean

Partner at Dean Law Firm, PLLC

Legal specialist in civil and commercial litigation and mediation.

Paul-Ernest Cheron

Corporate Development Officer at Hanesbrands Inc.

In-depth knowledge of the Apparel, Aerospace & Defense, Oil, Gas and Energy industries. Accomplished strategy leader with 20+ years of value-added contribution and continuous growth. Extensive experience with international operations, acquisitions/integrations, and business partnering.

Justin Nifong

Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney at NK Patent Law Law

Justin is a registered patent attorney focused on patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation, patent legal opinions, and various other Intellectual Property matters.

John Millican

Vice President and Co-Owner, Salem Group

25+ year information technology career with multiple certifications in data storage planning, backup, replication, and recovery. Specialties: IBM Technical Specialist Storage Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems Storage Specialist

Bryan Thompson

Bryan Thompson

Owner, Surratt, Thompson & Ceberio, PLLC

Expert attorney in corporate, estates and trusts.

Allen Oakley

Allen is an expert in the real estate industry and a leader of the top executive recruiting firm in the Triad. Allen represents the Oakley LLC investment in New Ventures,

Jon Bell

CEO, Bell Partners

Leading private equity investment trust in multi-family housing, property management

Andy Dreyfuss

Partner, Venn Capital

Partner in private equity and real etate investment, Executive with Piedmont Angel Network

Robert Phelps

Owner, Triad Mac

Founder of Triad Mac, an Apple Support provider in North Carolina.

Joia Johnson

Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel Hanesbrands Inc.

Legal counsel, governance, international law

Stan Kelly

Presient and CEO Piedmont Triad Partnership

Economic development, former President for the Carolinas with Wells Fargo

Steve Dolasse

Executive in Residence, Wake Forest University School of Business

A growth focused strategic leader with a broad portfolio of expertise and a bias for execution

Rob Arnold

Cofounder, Threatsketch

Software and cybersecurity expert

Randy Elliott

Vice President of Project Development Landmark Builders

Construction industry executive

Don Flow

Chairman and CEO, Flow Companies

Executive enterpreneur, angel investor

Drew Hancock

Chief Executive Officer, Frank L. Blum Construction Company

Construction industry executive, community leader

Stephen McPherson

Executive Director and Cofounder, SixtyEight-Twelve Holdings, LLC

Investor, Facility Operations, Bulding Supply

Brian Platz

Cofounder, Silk Road Technology

National recognized expert in Internet products, e-business initiatives and e-commerce solutions with a variety of high-tech start-ups.

Brad Bennett

Chief Farestarter, Wilfire

Marketing guru, cofounder of Flywheel, Flywheel Foundation Board

Perry Clark

Owner, Allegra

Single service marketing and print

Mark Dunnagan

Vice President, Frank L. Blum Construction Company

Business Development, Project Management

Greg Pool

Entrepreneur in Residence, WFU Center for Creativity and Innovation

JD/MBA, Angel investing and stratup counsel

Michael Prince

Sr. Manager - Lean, Strategy and Transformation, Hanesbrands Inc.

Lean strategy, key processes and systems requirements to drive organizational success.

Elliot Strunk

Ringleader, Fith Letter

Branding, graphic design, digital marketing

Alston Team

Project Manager, Carolina Investment Properties

Financing and Development

Coleman Team

Cofounder and Partner Linville Team Partners

Commecial Real Estate

Randall Tuttle

Partner, Trade Street Capital Partners

Venture Capital and Private Equity

Kurt Gehsmann

CFO Winston-Salem Dash


Evan Goldman

Principal Consultant, Early Education Group

Nationally credentialed edtech expert

Hilton Graham

Head of Licensing, Collaborations & Partnerships, HanesBrands

Brand Visionary, Innovator, Marketing Leader

Tim Gupton

Vice President, Carswell Distributing

Wholesale distribution

Kim Westmoreland

CEO, KeraNetics

Biotech entrepreneur, Venture Capital

Alicia Hardin

President and Cofounder Workplace Strategies Inc., Flywheel Coworking

Principal designer and cofounder of Flywheel

Will Joyner

Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Specialties:Corporate and Securities, Private Equity, M&A, Flywheel Advisonr, Flywheel Foundation Board

Geoff Lassiter

President, Winston-Salem Dash

Entrepreneur and sports maven

Peter Marsh

Vice President, Cofounder Workplace Strategies Inc., Flywheel Coworking

Startup Fanatic, Principal Designer and cofounder of Flywheel

John Whitaker, Jr.

CEO and Banking Director, Founder of Inmar

Leadership, Venture Capital

Mike Mitchell

Director, Sapient

IT Services, MIT Grad in Computer Science and Engineering

David Neill

Owner, Bob Neill Inc.

Entrepreneur and onwner of Mercedes Benz of the Triad

Cory Newton

Executive Vice President, Sean Dunn Insurance

Expert in cost-containment & strategic planning

Stuart Parks

President, The Arden Group

Owner and investor in automotive and real estate

Albert Wood

President, Al Wood Consulting Services

Financial technology consultant with expertise in electronic payments, mission critical operations, IT strategy, technology development and acquisition.

Joe Parrish

Partner, The Variable

Marketing, Business Strategy and Entrpreneurship

Eric Rauschenberg

Marketing / IT Manager Carsell Distributing

Ideator, SCAD Grad

Bonnie Bowen

CPA/ABV, CFA Hutchinson Family Offices

Accounting and business consulting

Mary Craven

Litigation Partner, Womble Carlyle

Civil and Business Litigation

Joe Hettinger

Senior Director Marketing, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Marketing, consumer insights and brand strategy

Alex Schenker

Cofounder and CEO, Cover Story Media

Publishing with multiple consumer-driven, web-based brands

Michelle Schenker

Cofounder and COO, Cover Story Media

Publishing with multiple consumer-driven, web-based brands

Howard Stanton

Senior Loan Officer, Sun Trust Mortgage

Banking and investmentsBanking and investments

Richard Staretts

President and CEO, Small Footprint

IT Solutions Developer and Entrepreneur

Patrick Turner

CTO Small Footprint

IT Solutions Developer and Entrepreneur

Winton Jennette

SVP Strategy and Planning, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Seasoned executive with a wealth of marketing, brand and business strategy experience. Hands on and bottom line oriented.

Anna Reilly

Community Leader

Social Entrpreneurship

Keith Vest

President, Partner, The Variable

Marketing and Entrpreneurship