Committees

We are the voice of Michigan's investment and entrepreneurial community.

Committees

The following describes the current MVCA committee structure and the strategic objectives of each committee. Committees have strategic objectives and update their plans each year usually during the first quarter of the year.

Advocacy Committee

    • Adrian Fortino
    • Mercury
    • Chair
    • Nick Moroz
    • UM, Ctr for Entrepreneuriship
    • Member
    • Ara Topouzian
    • MVCA Executive Director
    • Committee Liaison

Events Committee

    • Kim Pasquino
    • Wakestream Ventures
    • Chair
    • William Blake III
    • Beringea
    • Member
    • Paul McCreadie
    • Arboretum Ventures
    • Member
    • Mike Psarouthakis
    • UM Office of Tech Transfer
    • Member
    • Alison Todak
    • Plymouth Growth
    • Member
    • Angela Heflin
    • MVCA Associate Director
    • Committee Liaison

Membership Committee

    • Evan Ufer
    • Plymouth Growth
    • Chair
    • Kent Helfrich
    • GM Ventures
    • Member
    • Fred Molnar
    • MEDC
    • Member
    • Chis Stallman
    • Fontinalis
    • Member
    • Ara Topouzian
    • MVCA Executive Director
    • Committee Liaison

Research Committee

    • Jeff Rinvelt
    • Renaissance Venture Capital
    • Chair
    • Prem Bodagala
    • Red Cedar Ventures
    • Member
    • Dan Kidle
    • Arboretum Ventures
    • Member
    • Joe Lampen
    • Wakestream Ventures
    • Member
    • Jared Stasik
    • Detroit Venture Partners
    • Member
    • Angela Heflin
    • MVCA Associate Director
    • Committee Liaison

Talent Committee

    • Doug Neal
    • eLab Ventures
    • Chair
    • Jeff Barry
    • Plymouth Growth
    • Member
    • Doug LaLone
    • Fishman Stewart
    • Member
    • Meagan Malm
    • Michigan Capital Network
    • Member
    • Kelly Sexton
    • University of Michigan, Research & Innovation Partnership
    • Member
    • Ara Topouzian
    • MVCA Executive Director
    • Committee Liaison

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

    • Patti Glaza
    • Invest Detroit Ventures
    • Chair (Research)
    • Ben Bernstein
    • Beringea
    • Member (Advocacy)
    • Camila Noordeloos
    • Grand Ventrues
    • Member (Events)
    • Terrence Reeves
    • Commune Angels
    • Member (Membership)
    • Ara Topouzian
    • MVCA Executive Director
    • Committee Liaison