The Morino Institute
has assembled an extraordinary team in support of Netpreneur, made up of people
with exceptional skills, a passion for entrepreneurship, and expertise in
starting and growing organizations.
As Netpreneur prepares to sunset
at the end of the year, we will work to insure that its legacy and benefits
continue through the activities of other groups in the region. At the same time,
these team members are seeking new opportunities for themselves.
Over the years, the Netpreneur network has helped hundreds of businesses in our
community find great people and resources. And vice-versa. If you have been
impressed with the vision, execution, and professionalism of Netpreneur, these
are the people who have made it happen, and who will bring those talents,
energy, and more to their next challenge. We invite you to contact them to learn
more about them and what they can do.
Morino Institute Netpreneur
Director, Business Development
addition to creating and leading Netpreneur’s respected AdMarketing list,
Mitch’s focus is on the interactive marketing area where he has been able to
develop and leverage a variety of business relationships that help drive
traffic, create affinities, and promote individuals, businesses, and brands. A
founding member of the Netpreneur Program, his particular interests are in tying
together traditional direct marketing and sales into interactive, loyalty
Director, Investor Services
over 10 years of experience in Finance and Information Technology, Ben is
responsible for all Netpreneur Funding & Finance programs, series, and
events. Prior to joining the Morino Institute, he served as a Technology Analyst
with the Advanced Technology Department of the American Chemical Society. He
holds an MBA in Corporate Finance and MS Information Systems from The George
Washington University in Washington, DC.
is responsible for the planning and development of Netpreneur products and
services, and plays a key role in developing editorial, marketing, and
communications strategies for the program. He has been with the Morino Institute
since its creation, and was a part of the team that originally developed both
the Institute’s and Netpreneur’s objectives and strategies. Prior to joining
the Morino Institute he was a marketing executive at technology firms and led
sales and acquisitions roles in the publishing industry.
has been Office Manager for Netpreneur for the past three years. In addition to
administrative support, she keeps the online and offline events running
smoothly, manages the Netpreneur Calendar submissions and broadcasts, and
coordinates monthly Coffee & DoughNets sessions. Her behind-the-scenes
assistance and commitment to customer service are evident in many aspects of
Netpreneur programs and services.
the last four-and-a-half years, Adele has coordinated the planning process and
managed the logistics and execution of events on behalf of the Morino Institute
and all of its ventures, including Netpreneur. Her other experience is diverse,
including computer programming, software sales, her own gift business, and
high-level support to prominent community leaders at EDS and Virginia's Center
for Innovative Technology.
Webmaster and Website Programmer
is responsible for all of the technical development and maintenance for the
entire family of Morino websites including Netpreneur.org and, formerly, YouthLearn.
He manages the hardware, software, and development and productivity tools, and
is also responsible for updates and maintenance on all Morino servers and
technical management of our email discussion lists. He is involved in planning,
strategy and execution for all Web-based, email, and other technical services of
Vice President, Netpreneur Program
F. "Fran" Witzel was one of the original team to develop and launch
the Netpreneur Program. He created the program's Investor Services efforts,
including facilitating 8 seed equity investments within 2 years, He has 25 years
of experience in building high-growth software companies by driving revenues,
developing partnerships, and facilitating early stage private equity financing
Interactive Site Producer
Ann had been the force behind the creative development and daily maintenance
for the Netpreneur website, as well as design and production of print materials.
In addition to graphic design and production, she played a key role in planning
and developing site services, including Profiles, My Services and other major
enhancements. She has received several awards for both design and print, and
recently accepted a position as Creative Director at Sport
& Health Clubs.