Mindshare, an exclusive organization designed for CEOs of the most promising, disruptive technology and product companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, announces the members of its 2023 class.

Founded in 1997 with the mission to help CEOs build long-term, sustainable companies, Mindshare connects select, handpicked CEOs from some of the area’s hottest emerging companies, ultimately creating growth opportunities, and fostering collaboration in a collegial environment.

“This new cohort mirrors the dynamic nature of startups in the region—inclusive of everything from government, cyber, AI and health tech to media and food and beverage companies,” said Steve Balistreri, Treasurer of the Mindshare Organizing Board. “The quality of the nominations made this year’s selection process one of the hardest in 27 years and we are excited to welcome this new group of leaders into a powerful network of more than 1,200 CEOs and ecosystem partners.”

Mindshare received 115 nominations for 2023. The new Mindshare class will complete a series of classes, taught by notable speakers, on building a business as a CEO. The new class includes:

  • Mustafa Al-Adhami, Astek Diagnostics
  • CEO, Global Action Alliance
  • Greg Baker, Balance Theory
  • Ryan Bass, CAREier
  • Jeff Beck, AnswersNow
  • Tina Beilinson, Seven Starling
  • Larry Bradley, SolasAI
  • Daniel Broderick, BlackBoiler
  • Jeff Bzdawka, Knowland
  • Thaibinh Cao, Mindgrasp
  • Stephen Carter, TRAXyL
  • Farhad Chowdhury, Vianova AI
  • Ben Clark, RealStaq
  • Heather Combs, StraighterLine
  • Greg Cooper, AquaLith Advanced Materials
  • Sheila Corcoran, Evizia
  • Mike Denning, SecureG
  • Raveesh Dewan, Joget
  • Brendon DiBella, GovForce
  • Tyler Duvall, Cavnue
  • Kenny Eck, Patient Sortal
  • Charlie Englehart, Ntrepid
  • Sara Fagen, Tunnl
  • Rust Felix, Slope
  • Rob Freishtat, Uncommon Cures
  • Sonny Ganguly, Clutch
  • Anthony Giagnacovo, CallRevu
  • Fonta Gilliam, Wellthi Technologies
  • Marcus Goodwin, Ownerific
  • Chris Green, Mad Hatter AI
  • Sameer Gulati, Ordway
  • Lola Han, Kamsa
  • Ric Hughen, Linshom Medical
  • Caitlin Iseler, Happyly
  • Chris Jahr, RiPSIM Technologies
  • Robert Johnston, Adlumin
  • Howard Langsam, OPEXUS
  • Liesl Leach, BluBinder
  • Gregg Levin, EnGen
  • Nao Liu, Nanobiofab
  • Angel Livas, ALIVE Podcast Network
  • Barbara Matthews, BCMstrategy
  • Idan Meir, RightHear
  • Kenn Miller, JUJU Spirits (Drunk Fruit and YOJU)
  • Tom Miller, ClearForce
  • Austin Murdock, SixMap
  • Alex Murphy, JobSync
  • Terry Nealon, Learning Without Tears
  • David Nguyen, ThruGreen
  • Glenn Noble, ProudlyGive
  • Obi Ohiaeri, Binkey
  • Sid Pailla, Sunny Day Fund
  • LaToria Pierce, Team Handoff
  • Brian Price, Kion
  • Daniel Ra, Red Alpha
  • Bailey Robin, Matium
  • Adam Segal, cove
  • Vishal Shah, Element
  • Husein Sharaf, Cloudforce
  • Nikhil Shenoy, Colvin Run Networks
  • Neal Singal, Global Pal
  • Dmitry Sokolowski, Volt AI
  • Olivia Walch, Arcascope
  • Michelle Lim Warner, DCANTER
  • Margarita Womack, Latin Goodness Foods

The new cohort was welcomed by Ted Leonsis and the Mindshare Board at a kick-off event on March 8, 2023 at Capital One Arena.

The Mindshare Board’s Executive Committee includes Harry Glazer of SPROCKITApril Young of Hercules Capital, Inc.; Steve Balistreri of MorganFranklin Consulting and Michael Lincoln and Katherine Ferguson, both of Cooley, LLP. Mindshare is supported by a board of industry veterans who are committed to building a strong ecosystem for success.

About Mindshare

Founded in 1997, Mindshare’s mission is to help CEOs from the most promising, disruptive technology and product emerging growth companies in the Greater Washington Metropolitan region build long-term, sustainable companies by providing mentorship, creating business opportunities and a sense of community, and fostering teamwork in a collegial environment. Year after year, the CEOs who graduate from Mindshare reaffirm its enduring value through continued business opportunities and lasting friendships.

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