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Team & Board

Our passionate industry leaders help shape and support Buffalo’s thriving startups.

Our Team

Devin Chavanne

Director of Photography and Videography

Dominic Costanzo

VP of Portfolio

Christian Gaddis

Director of Recruitment Marketing

CJ Karrer

Director of Selection/Portfolio Advisor

Sophia Marshall

Events and Community Senior Manager

Ca-rin Miles

Incubator Manager

Carly Ortiz

Senior Talent Manager

Justine Palkowski

Senior Marketing Manager

Meaghan Phelps

Director of Finance and Operations

Arden Sorge

Manager of Investor Relations & Partnerships

Our Board

Mike Wisler

Board Chair

Eric Reich

Immediate Past Board Chair

Cletis Earle

Board Member

Pete Grum

Board Member

Jordy Levy

Board Chair Emeritus

Bill Maggio

Board Chair Emeritus

Dr. Norma Nowak


Learn More About 43North

Our Program

Annual $5M investment in seed-stage startups through our immersive accelerator.

Our Portfolio

Our companies include a unicorn and a publicly traded company among the ranks.

43North Finals

Watch as entrepreneurs battle live on stage for a cut of $5 million.