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
    • Kurt Baumgarten
    • GM Ventures
    • Member
    • Martin Dober
    • Invest Detroit Ventures
    • Member
    • Ara Topouzian
    • MVCA Executive Director
    • Committee Liaison

Events Committee

    • Kim Pasquino
    • Wakestream Ventures
    • Chair
    • William Blake III
    • Beringea
    • Member
    • Stefon Crawford
    • GM Ventures
    • Member
    • Paul McCreadie
    • Arboretum Ventures
    • Member
    • Mike Psarouthakis
    • UM Office of Tech Transfer
    • Member
    • Alison Todak
    • Plymouth Growth
    • Member
    • Ara Topouzian
    • MVCA Executive Director
    • Committee Liaison

Membership Committee

    • Evan Ufer
    • Plymouth Growth
    • Chair
    • Lauren Bigelow
    • Growth Capital Network
    • Member
    • Ben Smith
    • WIPFLI
    • Member
    • Chis Stallman
    • Fontinalis
    • Member
    • Ara Topouzian
    • MVCA Executive Director
    • Committee Liaison

Research Committee

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

Talent Committee

    • Kelly Sexton
    • University of Michigan, Research & Innovation Partnership
    • Chair
    • Jeff Barry
    • Plymouth Growth
    • Member
    • Doug LaLone
    • (Angel Investor)
    • Member
    • Meagan Malm
    • Michigan Capital Network
    • Member
    • Doug Neal
    • eLab Ventures
    • Member
    • Kimberly Reno
    • Renaissance Venture Capital
    • Member
    • Brandon Schram
    • 640 Oxford
    • Member
    • Ara Topouzian
    • MVCA Executive Director
    • Committee Liaison
    • Susan Renno
    • MVCA Project Coordinator
    • Committee Liaison

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

    • Ben Bernstein
    • Beringea
    • Chair (Advocacy)
    • Christina Drake
    • Renaissance Venture Capital
    • Member
    • Patti Glaza
    • Invest Detroit Ventures
    • Member (Research)
    • Camila Noordeloos
    • Grand Ventures
    • Member (Events)
    • Ara Topouzian
    • MVCA Executive Director
    • Committee Liaison