HQ Members

Adam Crain
Adam Meade
Adam Spisak
Adam couldn't find it - so - he made it. The Big Muddy Challenge (BMC) is an unconventional adventure race designed for teams of parents, their children and friends. Adam leads a passionate team of former pro athletes, executives and teachers delivering BMC's rapid expansion.  Bringing a background from management consulting and leading professional service departments, Adam is heavily focused on partnership development and growth strategy execution. He is open and welcomes conversations about advancing business." id="bio3193" />
Al Scillitani
Alan Wilser
Alex Lewis
Alexander Richter
Andrew Cash
Andy Heymann
Annie Pearce
Ash Bell
Atticus Grinder
Ben Lineberger
Brandan Lennox
Brent Nolan
Brock Elliot
Brooks Malone
Carl Licata
Charles Taylor
Chris Clarke
Chris Moody
Chris Roth
Christina Motley
Clayton Gladieux
Clayton handles business strategy, product design, and customer acquisition at FindFido. FindFido gives owners who have lost their pets an easy way to alert thousands of local people fast. I have a boatload of experience in acquiring customers online via paid channels (Facebook, Google/Bing, YouTube, etc.), and I'd be happy to consult with other local entrepreneurs." id="bio3389" />
Collin Reaves
Conner Burt
Cy Howington
Dan Gallagher
Dan Moore
Daniel Trimpey
David Baxter
Derrick Minor
Doug Salas
Ed Cheely
Erin Terry Garritano
Erin is the Raleigh Community Organizer for Tech Talent South, a Web Coding Immersion Class. Originally from Charlotte, followed by Boone, Erin has been in Raleigh since 2008, and has loved putting down roots in the Oak City.  Erin has never met a stranger and enjoys meeting new people as well as public speaking. Stand-Up Comedy is one of Erin's favorite past-times, and she hopes to bring more live, local comedy shows to Raleigh. Erin lives with her husband, Anthony, and two cats, Reuben, and Rita." id="bio3646" />
Esther Sabbyul
Gary Hayes
Greg Whitt
Haley Tury
Business Manager and resident high 5'er at WedPics - the fastest growing, most awesome, photo sharing app on the entire internet.  When not overseeing Business Operations at WedPics, she's ensuring the team celebrates important holidays like "National Pig in a Blanket Day" and that the Developers eat 3 solid meals a day.  Loves:  Her super rad daughter, Emma Finch. The Foo Fighters and eastern NC bbq.  Dislikes:  Baking, paper cuts and cilantro." id="bio3649" />
Heather Allen, MGIM-MBA
Heather McDougall
Hemanth Nimma
Idan Koren
Issac Kikuchi
Jacob Williams
Jacob created Snap Pack, a modular backpack platform, in the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program at NC State. Jacob is majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering with expected graduation May 2016. He has had work experience with Schneider Electric and Cisco Systems. Jacob enjoys developing business relationships and is always open to collaboration. " id="bio3688" />
James Young
Jan Davis
Jason Humphries
Javier de Ana
Jay Bigelow
Jay Dawkins
Jeff Ligon
Jennifer Meeks
Jennifer Stanigar
Jeremy Wall
Jesse Rodar
Jessica Ekstrom
Jim Zidar
Jody Cumberpatch
Joe Christi
Joe Elliott
Joey Powell
Lead organization to help strengthen our community, one sick child/family at a time. Skills include marketing strategy, business development, process implementation and general tomfoolery.  I don't know what I don't know, but I want to learn. My nonprofit is ten years old, but realistically, we're about where a three-year startup would be, with regard to our growth trajectory. There are so many people in this group that I am sure having the same decisions and discussions I am, just in the for-profit space. I'd love to meet and learn with anyone that wants to share! I'm more than happy to help anyone here however I can. While being in the nonprofit field limits much of my perceived value from a leverage standpoint, I did spend a bunch of time in the for-profit sector in this market. If I can be a resource for someone, don't hesitate to let me know!" id="bio3637" />
Jon Stone
Jonathan Putney
Joseph Bland
Judy Abel
Judy Abel is an award-winning, brand and digital strategist with over a decade of experience in creating integrated customer-centered marketing and communication strategies. Her experience spans a wide range of categories including technology, travel, CPG, financial services, B2B, healthcare and luxury goods.

Her most recent experience includes working as a Strategy Director at Baldwin& in Raleigh, NC. Prior to that role, Judy worked in brand strategy at Tribal Worldwide, gyro and Fallon and in digital strategy at mcgarrybowen, BBDO/Proximity and Weber Shandwick.

Judy enjoys learning about people, cultures and experiences and she loves to discover how people and technology impact and influence culture. She loves working with products that solve real human needs. And she is passionate about branding and marketing that is created with a purpose to make the world better.

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Julie Augustyn
Justin Bauer
Justin Beard
Justin Carboneau
Justin England
Justin Gerock
Justin Miller
Keegan Guizard
Keith Strombotne
Kemp Dunbar
Kemp is an NC State Mechanical Engineer with a passion for small business and entrepreneurship. Currently focused on designing, manufacturing, and marketing with Sluice Hammocks, he wants to share the comfort and versatility of camping-style hammocks with a new audience. He also works as an independent engineering design contractor through Fourth Wind Inc, which he founded in 2012." id="bio3694" />
Kevin Altman
Kirsten Schambra Stevens
Kyle Linton
My background is in business development and marketing. As is the case I have worked for a variety of startups across multiple industries. Specifically I have experience in the mobile application and development space which coincides directly with our current product creation efforts. Outside of Nicotrax I am a ACE Certified personal trainer and am always wanting to talk fitness or travel! I would love to meet with anyone wanting to talk entrepreneurship or personal training! I can provide basic marketing/development advice as well and would be interested in the appropriate collaborations." id="bio3199" />
Lance Cassidy
Lawson Rankin
Leslie Woods
Lister Delgado
Liz Morris
Maddie Hren
Madison Mundy
Magdalyn Duffie
Makana Dumlao
At Bean, I handle most everything design-related: hardware & software. Feel free to reach out if you have questions, I plan on being around most days. " id="bio3203" />
Mark Brothers
Megan Fowler
Megan is currently a student at North Carolina State University, studying Graphic Design. As an intern at WedPics, she works with the other designers to strategize new ways to market and brand the company." id="bio3690" />
Michael Conway
Michael Hoy
Mike Lee
Mike is an investment professional with over 15 years of experience in private equity, most recently as a Director at Lincolnshire Management where he managed acquisitions and served as an officer and board member for companies in advertising, aviation, food, education, media and transportation. He is a Princeton alum and represents for East Coast hiphop, the Mets and the football Giants.  " id="bio3311" />
Nicholas Cioffi
Nicholas Sailer
Nick Bonnaud
Co-Founder of K&R Technologies, a wearable technology company focused on reducing the complexity of our everyday lives through a gesture based user-interface and a user unique, universal BioID. Can offer advice/mentorship on leadership and team building. Previous job as an Officer in the Army for 5 years regularly had me in charge of teams from as small as 2-3 people to groups as large as 30-40." id="bio3227" />
Owen Jordan
Rachel David
Rebecca Horton
Richard Averitte
Rick Terrell
I'm assisting DX Labs with their device incubator as an advisor. I also do internet of things-ish consulting and am CEO at ExerScreen, a startup focused on no-nag fitness for couch potatoes. I'm a full stack computer scientist and have worked at every level from silicon design on up to cloud computing architectures. I live in Charlotte and usually am much older than I look. I'm happy to lend an ear whenever. I tend to be in Raleigh Mondays and sometimes Tuesdays." id="bio3195" />
Rick Wilfong
Rob Andrews
Roger Debo
I am the Director for The Entrepreneurship Collaborative in the Poole College of Management at NC State. We are committed to entrepreneurial education, outreach and research. Our goals are to prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs while building and assisting startups in RTP. The Entrepreneurship Clinic is our flagship activity for bringing the resources of NC State to Raleigh entrepreneurs. For office hours, appointments or additional information, please go to: http://tec.poole.ncsu.edu/" id="bio3201" />
Roy Hano
Samantha Attard
Sarah E Allen
Saul Selwyn Flores
Sean Newman Maroni
Shannon Bauman
Sophia Hyder
Soroush Jamali Pour, Alex Browne, Fabio Berger
Stephanie Justice
Tadhg O’Toole
Tess Moses
Tess is one of the Events Summer Interns for HQ Raleigh. She is helping out with Innovate Raleigh and the other events at the HQ Raleigh space. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management: Program Management from NC State and is working at Walt Disney World in August.

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Tia Simpson
Timothy James Husted
Todd Olson
Tom Allen
Tom Simon
Officially, I'm the Director of Marketing. Marketing plan generation for products, general marketing and communications responsibilities and more. I'm also involved heavily in Product UI and Business Development. Generally helping share my passion for 3D with the world. I moved to Raleigh in 2009 looking for a fresh start. I live in Downtown Raleigh and am heavily involved in the community. I love to BBQ, have two happy dogs and an amazing wife who supports me every step along the way.  I want everyone to share in my passion for 3D. Come find me and let's chat, and maybe along the way we can 3D print something together! " id="bio3391" />
Tony Voiers
Tracy Wright
Wes Johnson
Wesley Burt
Airglow, Inc.
Akili Software
Anytakers Sports
Atlas Certified
Automatak LLC
Bean-Time Tracking
Big Muddy Challenge
Big Pixel
Biocentric Apps
Bulletin Mobile
Cardboard Box
Career Champions
DX Lab Design Incubator
E-Action Alliance, LLC
Find Fido
Finridge Enterprises LLC
Forward Triangle
Grey River Group
Harrison Analytic Technologies
Headbands of Hope
Help One Now
Hockey Stick Principles
Imurj, LLC
K&R Technologies
Lawson Hammock Company
Lexi Capital
Luxury Shoe Club
MDeverywhere, Inc
Me Fine Foundation
Mindset Systems
Mlinzi Vaccines, Inc
MusicBox LLC
NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic
Nine Oaks Media
Noverant, Inc
Novocor Medical Systems
Oak City Foundry
Oak City Technologies
OBX Computing Corporation
Palombo & Friends Foundation Inc.
Pennies 4 Progress
People First Tourism
Polymer Braille, Inc.
Portable Databases
Privateer Digital Media
Raleigh Coffee Company
Raleigh Raw
Sanitation Creations
Scientific Organizational Solutions, LLC
Seventh Generation
SF Robotics
SHE Globl Media
Signal Hill
Simply B Gluten Free
Sluice Hammocks
Snap Pack
Snap Yeti
Source 3
Stealz Inc.
SuNica, Inc.
Tech Talent South
The Jace Solution
The Pros Closet
USA Futsal
Vaporware, Inc.
Vital Plan
Wandering Spirit Yoga Travel