National Council

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 to enhance and expand its impact.

Roster

Updated 08/05/2019

Chairmen

MR. Robert J. Skandalaris

Chairman and CEO of Quantum Ventures

Members

MR. ALAN R. BENDER

Partner and Co-Founder
Trilogy Equity Partners

MR. F. GILBERT BICKEL III

Senior Vice President-Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

MS. MAXINE K. CLARK

Chief Executive Officer
The Clark-Fox Family Foundation and
Founder
Build-A-Bear Workshop

MR. CHARLES K. COHN

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

MR. PHILLIP W. FISHER

Founder
Mission Throttle, LLC

DR. F. NICHOLAS FRANANO

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

MR. JEREMY N. FRIEDMAN

Co-Founder and CEO
Schoology

MR. ROBERT HAFT

Managing Partner
Morgan Noble and
Chairman
National Investments Group

MR. THOMAS J. HILLMAN

General Partner
Lewis & Clark

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

Founder and CEO
Jane.ai

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 and
Founder and CEO
Vest Financial Group

MR. EDWARD J. KOPLAR

President
Koplar Communications, LLC

MR. MICHAEL R. LOYND

Owner
The Loynd Group and
Executive Director
Interco Charitable Trust

MR. JAMES V. O’DONNELL

CEO
Exegy, Inc.

MR. PAUL F. PAUTLER

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

MR. STEVEN C. ROBERTS

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

MR. ROBERT BROOKINGS SMITH III

Vice President, Strategic Business Development
Ascension Health

MR. Howard D. Steinberg

Vice President
Budget Car and Truck Rental of Atlanta

MS. J.j. STUPP

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

Founder and Managing Partner
LBY Partners, LLC