Advisory Board


Gigot Advisory Board members advance the educational mission of the Gigot Center and the Mendoza College of Business.  They offer counsel to the Gigot Center director and staff, and volunteer their time and talent to support many Gigot Center initiatives, including the annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition.  Members of the Gigot Advisory Board serve also as guest speakers, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and as judges for the finals of our annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition.

Board Members

Larry Abdo
President, Abdo Markethouse
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Aviles
Co-founder/COO, Merchant e-Solutions
Redwood City, CA
Frank Belatti
Managing Partner, Equicorp Partners
Atlanta, GA
Jeffrey Bernel
Bernel Consulting, LLC
LaPorte, IN
John Bodrozic
Co-Founder, HomeZada
El Dorado Hills, CA
Jennifer Bradburn
Program Manager/Account Executive, Google
San Francisco, CA
David Brenner
Executive Director, Innovation Park
Notre Dame, IN
Timothy Connors
Partner, Pivot North
Menlo Park, CA
Thomas Crotty
Managing Partner, Battery Ventures
Waltham, MA
Jordan Curnes, II
President & COO, Micro Transponder Inc.
Chicago, IL
James Davis
Professor/Dept. Head, Utah State University
Logan, UT
Thomas Dolphin
Chairman & CEO, 21st Century Bank
Minneapolis, MN
Rich Earley
CEO & Managing Partner of Sciath Group, LLC &
Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Dunrath Partners, LLC
Wheaton, IL
Geoff Entress
Voyager Capital
Seattle, WA
Kathleen Flynn Fox
Silver Fox Partners
Bonita Springs, FL
Gary Gigot
CEO, Vennli
South Bend, IN
William Godfrey
Former CEO, Aprimo
Carmel, IN
Roger Huang
Dean, Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Muna Issa
Treasurer, Super Clubs Resort
Kingston, Jamaica
Jeffrey Kantor
Professor, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
James Kelly
President, Cascade Partners, LLC
South Bend, IN
Richard Klau
Chairman, Hajoca Corporation
Denver, CO
James Larkin
CEO, Lark Investments, Inc.
Granger, IN
Ray E. Lopez
Managing Partner, Shamrock Capital Partners
Greensboro, NC
Nancy Lynch
Founder/Principal, Advisorthopaedics 
San Mateo, CA
Ben Magnano
General Partner, Frazier Healthcare Partners
Seattle, WA
Brendan Maher
FISH, Inc.
Westfield, NJ
Thomas McCloskey
Chairman & CEO, Cornerstone Holdings, LLC
Aspen, CO
Patrick McMahon
Technology Commercialization Program Director, Notre Dame Research
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Sam Miller
Director, Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Robert Moore
Owner, RAM Capital Partners LLC
Charlotte, NC
Chris Murphy
Chairman, President and CEO, 1st Source Bank
South Bend, IN
David Murphy
Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship for the Colleges of Science and Engineering
Director, ESTEEM Graduate Program
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Phil Newbold
CEO, Beacon Health System
South Bend, IN
Michael Reardon
Chairman & CEO, Triwater Holdings
Lake Forest, IL
John Riley
Owner, Rapid Air Systems, Inc.
Pewaukee, WI
Bailey Siegfried
Vice President of Global Marketing, NORDAM
Tulsa, OK
Shelley Simon, AIA
Principal, FGM Architects
St. Louis, MO
David Sutherland
Principal and Director, Middleburg Capital Development
Middleburg, VA
Ryan Sweeney
Partner, Accel Partners
Palo Alto, CA
Michael Vogel
Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Andreas Widmer
Director, Entrepreneuship Programs, Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.
Robert Zielsdorf
Vero Beach, FL