Our Team

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Michael Goldberg

Executive Director 

Michael Goldberg, the inaugural executive director of the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship,  is an experienced venture capitalist and international business leader whose teaching is focused on the fields of entrepreneurship and early stage finance.

Todd Schwarzinger
Todd Schwarzinger

Chief Commercialization Officer

Todd Schwarzinger is also a healthcare venture partner with Refinery Ventures. He has more than 16 years of investment banking, investing and consulting experience with healthcare and life-sciences companies.

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Doug DeGirolamo

Assistant Director

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Anne DeChant

Executive Director, Office of Translation and Innovation, School of Medicine

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Sophia Ciancone

Internal Communications Manager

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Elisabeth Chillrud

Communications Intern

Elisabeth Chillrud is a third-year Marketing major at Case Western Reserve University with a minor in Spanish. When she isn't studying or planning events with CWRU's University Program Board she manages the Veale Institute's social media pages.

Yvonne Pan

Communications Intern

Emily Nemecek

Programming Intern