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Skandalaris Center National Council

The Skandalaris Center National Council includes entrepreneurs from St. Louis and across the nation.

Council members convene twice annually to advise the Skandalaris Center on the implementation of its mission. During these meetings, Council members critique plans and add their creative ideas to further develop the program and enhance and expand our impact.



Chairman and CEO of Quantum Ventures


Mr. Alan Bender 

Partner and Co-Founder, Triology Equity Partners

Mr. F. Gilbert Bickel II 

Senior Vice President - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Ms. Maxine Clark 

CEO, The Clark-Fox Family Foundation 

Founder, Builder-A-Bear Workshop

Mr. Charles K. Cohn (BU '08)

Founder and CEO, Varsity Tutors, LLC 

Dr. Joseph M. Davie 

Retired Senior Vice President, Research, Biogen, Inc.

Mr. Suren G. Dutia

President, DynaMatrix, LLC 

Formerly Senior Fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Dr. F. Nicholas Franano (ME '94)

President and CEO, Flow Forward Medical, Inc. and Metactive Medical, Inc.

Mr. Jeremy N. Friedman (LA '09)

Co-Founder and CEO, Schoology

Mr. Robert Haft

Managing Partner, Morgan Noble

Chairman, National Investments Group

Mr. Thomas J. Hillman (LA '78)

General Partner, Lewis & Clark 

Mr. Clifford K. Holekamp (GM '01)

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cultivation Capital 

Mr. Glenn D. House Sr.

President and Co-Founder, 2Is, Inc. 

Mr. Kishore Kanakamedala

Senior Director and Chief of Staff, Ads & Commerce, Google, LLC

Mr. David F. Fareed Karandish (BU '05)

Founder and CEO,

Mr. Jonathan M. Kemper

Vice Chairman, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. 

Mr. Bogert Kiplinger

BCW Securities, LLC

Mr. David M. Kleinhandler

Founder and CEO, Blackridge Capital Group, LLC 

Founder and CEO, Vest Financial Group

Mr. Edward J. Koplar 

President, Koplar Communications, LLC

Mr. Michael R. Loynd (LW '99)

Owner, The Loynd Group 

Executive Director, Interco Charitable Trust

Mr. James V. O'Donnell (GB '74)

CEO, Exegy, Inc. 

Mr. Paul F. Pautler

Managing Director, Soundwaves Capital, LLC 

Retired Executive Vice President and Director of Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Col. Steven C. Roberts

Chief of Staff, Department of the Sheriff, City of St. Louis 

Principal, The Roberts Companies

Mr. Scott Rudolph

CEO, Piping Rock Health Products, LLC

Mr. Jerome J. Schlichter

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arch Grants


Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Ascension Health


Chairman and CEO, SSB Solutions, SSB Investment Funds, and SSB Financial Services

Mr. Howard D. Steinberg (LA '83, GB '83)

Vice President, Budget Car and Truck Rental of Atlanta

Ms. J.J. Stupp (GB '83)

Retired CFO and Founder, Exegy, Inc.

Mr. David M. Thomas

Grades 11-12 History Teacher, Advisor, and Department Chair, Trevor Day School

Mr. Laurence B. Yavner (LA '87)

Founder and Managing Partner, LBY Partners, LLC