Princeton Consulting Advisors Initiative
The Princeton consulting advisors initiative was started in 2018 to provide guidance to our VCI teams on consulting projects. Our advisors are all extraordinary people with years of experience in consulting. In addition to VCI projects, advisors also provide career path, networking, and case interview guidance to our club members. Click into each picture to learn more and please say hi to them when you have a chance!
Executive in Residence
Steve is an active member of the New York/ Boston/ Philadelphia early stage investment community through the New York Angels (NYA) and Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG), participation on the boards of a number of companies and advising companies through involvement as a Senior Board Advisor via Haven Partners, LLC.
Involvement with Princeton as an XIR (Executive in Residence) has provided a welcome opportunity to engage with creative academic teams and compliment their deep passions and help them convert those ideas to viable companies with practical business experience.
Additionally, he brings an international perspective from a consulting career spanning 35+ years with advanced technology companies leading their launch of new products, services and capabilities – taking them from strategy to market operation. Steve launched Accentures’ Communications/ High Tech and Utilities businesses across Greater China with over 10 years as Managing Partner. Through the launch of the worlds first commercial video streaming service in Hong Kong, he helped create one of the early Accenture companies – Imagine Broadband, LLC – where he was the COO, Asia-Pacific.
With over twenty years of marketing strategy, innovation, consumer insights and analytics experience, Nora is passionate about uncovering growth opportunities and building businesses. Nora co-founded and sold Naturally Nora, Inc. to Post Consumer Brands and serves as an advisor to emerging and growth companies. Before that venture, she was a Partner at Rosetta Marketing, where she was responsible for helping Healthcare clients translate insights into digital marketing programs. Her previous experience includes strategy consulting at Bearingpoint, brand management at Campbell Soup, and strategic planning at Bozell.
She holds a BA from Harvard and an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School. In her free time, Nora rows competitively and serves as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Trenton Children’s Chorus.
Rob is a Partner at Accenture with over 28 years of consulting experience. He has also been on the Global Supply Chain Advisory Board at Rider University and the Director of the Franklin Supply Chain Advisory Board at Syracuse University. He is also a founding investor of Tigerlabs here in Princeton, NJ.
Ginger Ding, PhD
Dr. Ding has a 10-year track record in biomedical research and was an awardee of Susan G. Komen grant in support of her pre-clinical studies. She joined Mybiogate as a project manager in April 2018. In this role, she leads a team of scientists and consultants to perform biotech industry analysis, focusing on the oncology sector. She also contributes to the content delivery on Mybiogate platform and establishment of partnerships with a variety of biotech companies and organizations. Prior to Mybiogate, Dr. Ding co-founded Bioscience Consulting based in Beijing, China, and served as former vice president of TMC consulting club (a non-profit organization of 500+ members).
Brendan is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Strategy at Radius8. His current focus is on developing marketing and sales initiatives, exploring new models of online-to-offline attribution, overseeing project success metrics, and unearthing new insights on the behaviors of today’s connected consumer. Brendan obtained his PhD in Chemistry and Materials Science from Princeton University. While at Princeton, Brendan led several teams in management consulting for high tech startups at the TigerLabs Accelerator.
Chief Science Officer
Michael K Fuccillo
Mike is the Chief Science Officer of Wellth, a digital health startup that combines behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, and mobile technology to help people with chronic illnesses practice better self-care. He leads the company’s research efforts to ensure the scientific integrity of their products and innovate in new areas. He serves as an investigator for three randomized clinical trials and has raised over $250,000 in awarded grants from the NIH, NYCEDC, and startup competitions. Dr. Fuccillo holds a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University and has published 14 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals including JACS, Nature Communications, and Scientific Reports. He has prior expertise working at high-tech startups in the semiconductor, nanotechnology, and alternative energy industries, and as a pro bono management consultant for small companies in Princeton, NJ.