Founding Board

Founding Chair (2016-2021)
Joseph M. Shafran
Chairman and CEO
Paran Management Company
2720 Van Aken Blvd. #200, Cleveland, OH 44120

Founding Board Member (2016 -2021)
Howard Thompson
Senior Director, Business Growth and Development
Greater Cleveland Partnership, Business Growth Services
1240 Huron Rd. E, Suite 300, Cleveland, OH 44115

Board Chair (2021)
Carlos M. Grodsinsky, PhD
Chief Operating Officer and Sr. Vice President of Technology
ZIN Technologies
6745 Engle Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Board Member (2021)
Tom Chema
The Gateway Group
1701 E 12th St. #504, Cleveland, OH, 44114-3203

Founding Executive Director (ex-officio) (2017-2021)
Stuart C. Mendel, PhD
2000 Aerospace Parkway
Brook Park, Ohio 44142