MENTOR DIRECTORY

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Recovering Economic Developer, Former Partner at a Private Equity firm, turnaround ops, Board Governance and policy junkie. 

Investor

ERIKA LUCAS

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Owned and operated businesses from startup stage to growth. Experience in onboarding systems, operations, sports, wellness and VR. 

Founder, Operator

CHRIS LUCAS

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Manages social media, content creation, community platforms and outreach.

Community Manager

GABY EICHENLAUB

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VP of Ticket Sales and Data Ops for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Thunder LaunchPad Partner.

Business Development

SCOTT LOFT

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Helped conceive the Thunder Launchpad, formerly with the Thunder, now VP at Recentive Analytics. 

Business Operations

KARLIS KEZBERS

Partner at HoganTaylor, a CPA and Strategy consulting firm with offices across the nation. He has been a StitchCrew mentor since inception.

CFO

AARON ACKERMAN

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Founder of Verge Law, a StitchCrew mentor since inception. Matt also owns multiple retail businesses. 

Venture Lawyer

MATT JONES

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Orchestrates founders needs with GAN resources, mentors and tools. 

GAN Community

LIZZIE CROUGH

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Partner at KO Firms and venture lawyer for startups and startup orgs, including GAN and TechStars. 

Venture Lawyer

KEVIN GIBSON

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SBIR (Gov Tech) Funding expert. Runs the OU Innovation Hub. 

SBIR Funding

TOM WAVERING

Connects Founders with Corporate Partners. Former DD Associate at one of the largest Angel Groups. 

GAN Partners

JULIAN BUSCH

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Founded Watkins-Conti-Product, a women's health startup. Often mentors on fundraising, patents and negotiation.

Founder

ALLISON CONTI

Co-Founded Happily (formerly DateBox). Now owns a marketing firm focused on sports and celebrity brands.

Founder + Influencer Marketing

ASHTON OWENS

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Partner at Mettise and a mega connector. Previously served as executive director of economic & workforce development.

People + Operations

SHELLEY CADAMY

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Founder of Tailwind, a social media integrator and data analytics company.  StitchCrew mentor since inception. 

Founder + Growth

DANIEL MALONEY

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Founded Happily (formerly DateBox), a relationship health company. 

StitchCrew mentor since inception.

Founder

BRETT KOLOMYJEC

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Business Development executive at Arvest Bank and Latinx community activist.

FinTech and Banking

MIRIAM CAMPOS

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Chairwoman and CEO of Citizens Bank. Developed and patented FinTech solutions. 

FinTech and Banking

JILL CASTILLA

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Leads Public Policy and Community Development for Google Americas. Andrew is also StitchCrew Board Member.

Policy and Community Relations

ANDREW SILVESTRI

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Founder of Goose & Gander and former COO of recently acquired WeGoLook. 

Founder + COO

KENNETH KNOLL

ED at Holberton Tulsa, former founding team member at Quorum a B2B SaaS company based in DC.

Executive Director

LIBBY WULLER

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Founder of BrandingOfficeHours, a growth for startups firm. Formerly Brandi was responsible for all of GAN's marcom efforts. 

Founder + CEO

BRANDI STANLEY

Responsible for deal flow and due diligence at Tulsa based VC Atento Capital.

Venture Capitalist

CHANDLER MALONE

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Venture Capitalist and a StitchCrew mentor since inception. Focuses primarily on Health Tech. 

Venture Capitalist

WILLIAM PAIVA

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Venture Capitalist and a StitchCrew mentor since inception. Managing Partner Rebar Capital and Venture Advisor at Innov8.

Venture Capitalist

STEVEN KATZ

Managing Partner at Cortado Ventures, Oklahoma City based VC Fund. Founder Antioch Energy.

Venture Capitalist

NATHANIEL HARDING

Founder of Bandwagon, Venture Partner in Republic and Angel Investor. 

Founder and Angel Investor

HAROLD HUGHES

Secretary of Technology and Innovation at the Chickasaw Nation. Former Co-Founder of Appable.

Angel Investor

CHRIS SHILLING

Innovation Contractor for the State of Oklahoma under the Dept. of Commerce. Former Sec. of Ed

GovTech 

MELISSA HOUSTON

General Manager for the Oklahoma City Energy FC Team.

Sports Tech

JASON HAWKINS

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