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
Executive Director, North America
Scott Bailey
Executive Director, North America

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

Jordan Aibel
Director of Operations
Jordan Aibel
Director of Operations
Shankar Ambady
Senior Software Engineer
Shankar Ambady
Senior Software Engineer
Xavier Atizol
Finance Manager
Xavier Atizol
Finance Manager
Paul Bissex
Principal Software Engineer
Paul Bissex
Principal Software Engineer
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 Partnerships Coordinator
Naila Jahan
Global Partnerships Coordinator
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
Mike LaRhette
President

Mike leads on partnerships and people.

Matt Lubin
Systems Engineer
Matt Lubin
Systems Engineer
Brittany McDonough
Director of Global Partnerships
Brittany McDonough
Director of Global Partnerships
Peter Micali
Senior Director, Marketing and Operations
Peter Micali
Senior Director, Marketing and Operations
Hallie Moran
Director of Global Operations
Hallie Moran
Director of Global Operations
Kevin O'Reilly
Sales Operations Coordinator
Kevin O'Reilly
Sales Operations Coordinator
Caroline Pepek
Global PR & Communications Manager
Caroline Pepek
Global PR & Communications Manager
Jason Pulsifer
Global Financial Controller
Jason Pulsifer
Global Financial Controller
Kara Shurmantine
Senior Director of Global Partnerships
Kara Shurmantine
Senior Director of Global Partnerships
Jeff Simeon
Product Manager
Jeff Simeon
Product Manager
Shannon Sullivan
Global Brand Manager
Shannon Sullivan
Global Brand Manager
Nathan Wilson
Senior Director of Software Development
Nathan Wilson
Senior Director of Software Development