Advisory Board


Jeff Spitzner, Advisory Board

Jeff Spitzner is a tech entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience as a founder and executive of seven scientific/bioinformatics/healthcare software and bio-technology companies that collectively contributed over $25 Million to the Central Ohio economy. Dr. Spitzner won the 2011 TechColumbus Innovation Award for Executive of the Year for his successes as Chief Executive of Rescentris.  His experiences include fundraising, product visionary, strategic marketing, technology commercialization and product development, partnering, sales management, business development, and executive leadership. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University, then conducted postdoctoral studies on DNA-protein interactions, bioinformatics, and molecular cancer research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Jeff is currently President of Amperand. Spitzner is a strong advocate for the arts, including innovation and technology arts.

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Andy Adrion, Advisory Board

Andy founded one of the first "incubators' for ideas, proof-of-concept to market. As a VR/AR pioneer he has a passion for building business. A serial entrepreneur that has founded, built, turned around, sold, shuttered or flamed-out companies over the last 25 years. 
I love creating new businesses, building existing businesses and working with great people..we are all in this together. Partner, VRv1 (Virtual Reality Company); Principal A2 ltd; Principal A2 Technologies; Co-founder/President Virtual Images.

Chris Northup, Regional Vice-president

Chris Northup, Advisory Board

Chris Northup is currently Eastern Regional Vice-president for Union Savings Bank. 

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Lara Lashutka Crotty, Advisory Board

As a political, strategic strategist and non-profit consultant, Lara provides invaluable insight in navigating the corridors for government, business and fundraising.