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.


Executive Team

Doug Weintraub


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

Jessica Sublett


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

Jeanine Black


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


Team Members

James Hilton

Sr. Director, Entrepreneurial Services

James oversees all programming at Bounce for entrepreneurs.

Ace Epps

Director, Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Ace champions inclusivity and accessibility for all entrepreneurs

Rose Saborse

Director, Community & Partnerships

Rose manages our community partnerships and ensures the Generator is vibrant & engaged. 

Michael Bauman

Director, Facilities

Mike manages all aspects of Bounce’s facility operations. 

Vicky Fleet

Finance & Admin Manager

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

Asha Zayn

program manager

Asha manages Bounce’s intake process and oversees the Next Level Business Incubator. 


Theresa Attalla

Marketing Manager

Theresa manages Bounce’s  digital and content marketing. 

Austin Kettner

startup advisor, tech manager

Austin is our tech expert and specializes in design and development. 

Jack Hilton

startup advisor, Program manager

Jack manages our software accelerator. Specialties are  fundraising and strategy.

Molly Carpenter

Community & Events Coord.

Molly manages events in the Generator and oversees community engagement.


Selina Garcia

Program Coordinator

Selina oversees the MORTAR at Bounce program, including three cohorts and an alumni program. 

Bryce Collison

Program coordinator

Bryce manages our tech incubator and oversees technology company intake.


Cheryl Metcalf

Community Administrator

Cheryl oversees front of house operations, greeting everyone; ready to answer your questions. 

Alec Simon

startup advisor, MAGNET

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

Mike Haritakis

Entrepreneur in Residence

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

Bill Flickinger

Entrepreneur in Residence

Bill is a veteran entrepreneur in biomedical, life sciences and healthcare.   

Jeff Rockwood

Entrepreneur in Residence

Jeff is a veteran entrepreneur who specializes in marketing, sales and branding. 

Elijah Stambaugh

entrepreneur in residence

Elijah focuses on strategy, teaching, leading and learning, specializing in edtech.

Vicki Tifft

entrepreneur in residence

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

Gene Groys

entrepreneur in residence

Gene is an entrepreneur, specializing in launching and managing companies.