Meet Our Team

We are a growing team of advisors, directors, executives and entrepreneurs working to ensure that Bounce’s programs, services and facilities meet the needs of our vibrant community.

Leadership

Executive Team

Doug Weintraub

CEO

A northeast Ohio industry leader, investor and entrepreneur, Doug sets and maintains the vision for Bounce.

Jessica Sublett

COO

Jessica oversees Bounce’s operations. She knows our people, our building and the ecosystem better than anyone.

Jeanine Black

CMO

With a focus on strategic growth and a strong community, Jeanine sets the narrative for Bounce. 

Support

Team Members

Christopher Mazziotto

Director, Entrepreneurial Services

Christopher oversees programming for our technology entrepreneurs.

Ace Epps

Director of Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Ace oversees programming for our non-tech entrepreneurs, with a focus on minorities.

Vicky Fleet

Office Manager

Vicky gets here early in the morning to keep our office and facility fully operational.

Jeff Smith

Workshop manager

Jeff knows all the things when it comes to operating the Workshop: A Creative Co-op.

Robbie Coon

Program Coordinator

Robbie is our intake specialist and helps manage our programs for tech entrepreneurs.

Michael Jefferson

Program Coordinator

Mike is a business counselor and our intake specialist for non-tech entrepreneurs. 

Lauren Marsh

Community Administrator

Lauren helps manage our first-floor Generator space and she does so with a smile. 

Alec Simon

startup advisor, MAGNET

Alec serves Akron’s Iterator clients, advising startups with a physical product.

Julie Maurer

startup advisor, HR

Julie provides entrepreneurial-focused HR services and consulting to  incubator clients.

Austin Kettner

startup advisor

Austin is Bounce’s tech expert  and specializes in design and development.

James Hilton

startup advisor

James manages the tech client pipeline and specializes in marketing, branding and strategy.

Jack Hilton

startup advisor

Jack specializes in business practices, fundraising and strategy.

Mike Haritakis

Entrepreneur in Residence

Mike is a veteran entrepreneur in the healthcare/biomed/biotech industry. 

Heather Hall

Entrepreneur in Residence

Heather is a veteran advisor for software startups, focusing on go-to-market strategies.

Tony Vespoli

entrepreneur in residence

Tony is a proven industry leader, specializing in value-driven sales strategies. 

Tim Turritin

Entrepreneur in Residence

Tim is a veteran entrepreneur, specializing in sales leadership and training.

Vicki Tifft

Entrepreneur in Residence

Vicki is a veteran entrepreneur, providing insight, advice and counseling to Bounce companies.