Meet the Team

Get to know the team behind xLab at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

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    Youngjin Yoo

    Associate Dean of Research
    Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professorship in Entrepreneurship
    Department of Design & Innovation
    Faculty Co-Director
    WBS Distinguished Research Environment Professor
    University of Warwick


    Phone: 216.368.2471

  • Erman Ayday Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science CWRU

    Erman Ayday, PhD, MS, BS

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


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    Mark Dangelo

    Associate Director of Client Engagement
    Adjunct Professor


  • Stefan Agamanolis

    Stefan Agamanolis

    Associate Director of Strategic Research Programs
    Office of Strategic Research Initiatives


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    Celeste Blau

    Associate Director of Research Administration
    Office of Strategic Research Initiatives
    Assistant Director of xLab
    Department of Design & Innovation


    Phone: 216.368.5326

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    Fred Collopy

    Professor Emeritus
    Department of Design & Innovation


  • Kalle Lyytinen Faculty Director, DM Program Case Western Reserve University

    Kalle Lyytinen

    Iris S. Wolstein Professorship in Management Design
    Faculty Director
    Doctor of Business Administration Program
    Department of Design & Innovation
    Distinguished University Professor
    Department of Design & Innovation


    Phone: 216.368.5353

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    Jim Gilmore

    Associate Professor
    Department of Design & Innovation


Advisory Board

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Mark Beckmann

Director of Manufacturing Industry Solutions, Microsoft

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Fred Collopy

Professor Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University

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Greg Gumbs

President and CEO, Bosch Rexroth North America

EMBA ’07

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Ray Leach

Ray Leach

CEO and Founder, JumpStart

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Varun Nagaraj

Varun Nagaraj


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Andrew Quigg

Chief Strategy Officer, Progressive Insurance Company

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Sherry Sanger

EVP Marketing, Penske Transportation Solutions

PhD ’14

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Srinivas Rao

Director, Digital and Emerging Payments, Amazon

MBA ’99

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Jim Treleaven

President & CEO, Via Strategy Group

BS ’69 PhD ’90

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Valt Vesikallio

Valt Vesikallio

Senior Vice President of Global Services, Hyland Software

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Research Affiliates

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Robert W. Gregory

Associate Professor of Business Technology

Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami

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Nicholas Berente

Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations

Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

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