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Mindshare Announces 2020 Cohort

Mindshare, an exclusive organization designed for CEOs of the most promising high tech companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, announces the members of its 2020 class.

Founded in 1997 with the mission to help CEOs build long-term, sustainable companies, Mindshare connects select, handpicked CEOs from some of the area’s hottest emerging companies, ultimately creating growth opportunities, and fostering collaboration in a collegial environment.

Mindshare received more than 100 nominations for 2020, with 46 of those accepted into the final cohort.

The newest Mindshare members will complete a series of classes, taught by notable speakers, on building a business as a CEO. At the conclusion of the program, members with significant attendance and participation will graduate and join a powerful alumni network of more than 1,000 CEOs.

2020 members attended a special welcome event on February 24th at the Capital One Arena, hosted by Ted Leonsis and the Mindshare Board.

The 2020 class members are:

Yossuf Albanawi, Pilleve
Kishan Ananthram, Ionidea
Nick Beavers, Media Cybernetics
Joe Belsterling, MajorClarity
Wayne Bovier, Higher Digital
Rhonda Bray, Rhythm Management Group
Javier Castro, Gravatate
Barb Chan, Koolooks
Lloyd Clark, BlueRidge AI
Ronnie Kwesi Coleman, Meaningful Gigs
Gregory Coleman, Sworkit
Pat Condo, NTENT
Stephanie Cummings, Please Assist Me
Andrew Elliott, RoundlyX
Jamil Evans, Evans & Chambers
Shavini Fernando, OxiWear
Jon Finkelstein, EDGE Workplace
Manu Fontaine, Hushmesh
Todd Frager, Library Systems & Services
Brian Gallagher, ProtectedBy.AI
Cedric George, General Innovations
Erin Hatten, Dupont Circle Solutions
Dan Hill, Alma Philanthropy
Josh Ho, Referral Rock
Nelson Jacobsen, Altavoz Distribution & Entertainment
Piyush Jain, Simpalm/Ducknowl
Neeta Jain, Vibrent Health
Peter Kilpe, CyberWire
Christopher King, We Are Marcus
Pam Krulitz, Optify
Rob Lake, FIVE
Greg Levesque, Strider Technologies
Josh Matthews, Apkudo
Brian McMahon, Bandura Cyber
Danny Olmes, Hellen Systems
Vadim Polikov, Legends of Learning
Josh Rachford, Ideas Workshop
Steve Ressler, Callyo
Neill Sciarrone, Trinity Cyber
Taylor Stein, EngagedMD
Joe Sullivan, Aerial Applications
PJ Taei, Uscreen
Dharmesh Trivedi, DXOutcomes
John Warden, Hememics
Gabby Wong, Franconnect
Alan Worden, Community Data Platforms

The Mindshare Board’s Executive Committee includes Harry Glazer of SPROCKIT; April Young of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.; Steve Balistreri of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and Michael Lincoln of Cooley, LLP. Mindshare is supported by a board of industry veterans who are committed to building a strong ecosystem for success.

About Mindshare

Founded in 1997, Mindshare’s mission is to help CEOs from the most promising high-tech emerging growth companies in the Greater Washington Metropolitan region build long-term, sustainable companies by providing mentorship, creating business opportunities and a sense of community, and fostering teamwork in a collegial environment. Year after year, the CEOs who graduate from Mindshare reaffirm its enduring value through continued business opportunities and lasting friendships.

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