This is the core of our team - an executive director who leads the program, a management team that works with the entrepreneurs, and a board of directors that maintains good governance.

The Team In Charge of the Program

Meet our core accompagneurs

Patricia Allgood is Group Chair with Vistage International, where she works with CEOs to increase their effectiveness  and improve their businesses.  Previous experience includes starting a healthcare software company, Dental Systems, which she sold to National Data Corporation, joining them as vice president responsible for operational and sales management. She then began systems consulting in workforce reengineering for large service and manufacturing companies.

Patricia has a BA from St Mary's College, Notre Dame, a JD from John Marshall Law School, and an Executive MBA from GA State University.

Suhas Apte has developed a valuable global perspective, extensive consumer products industry experience and sustainability credentials based on a broad career path working in Asia-Pacific, developing markets, Europe and the United States. He has held several executive positions at Kimberly-Clark, from which he retired as Global VP for Sustainability; he remains on its external Sustainability Advisory Board.

He is a member of World Business Council for Sustainable Development US Alumni Council, is a partner in the Blue Earth Network, and is on the boards of social NGO Global Giving, TiE Atlanta and EPI Breads.

Bernie Burgener helped fund and grow small businesses in various countries and industries in South America in a financial as well as a consulting function, working for a private investment company out of Lima, Peru. He then worked for over twenty years with a water treatment company in Atlanta, leading its international business development, including strategic planning and acquisitions. Today he leads the Greenhouse Accelerator as its executive director.              

   

Bernie is a PhD economist by education and a sustainability consultant by avocation.        

Anthony Coker is VP of Market Development at Hannah Solar, a regional EPC specializing in Solar, Battery Storage, Back-up Power, and EV Charging. He previously worked with Suniva (a solar panel manufacturer), Software AG (IT business solutions), Accenture (chemical industry consulting), GE Plastics and Dow Corning.

   

Anthony received his bachelor in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech, has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and an executive MBA degree from the University College of London.     

Amelia Fusaro has more than two decades of experience in developing strategic plans and growth strategies for emerging technology companies. She also has experience in change management, assisting companies to make the transition to high-growth models while   preserving existing assets.

   

Having advised numerous entrepreneurial companies, including as President and COO of Atlanta-based Wren Solutions, Amelia plays a vital role in shaping corporate strategic direction and building the executive management team, with a focus on growth, execution and operations.

Chandler McCormack is co-founder and CEO of OxBlue, which offers video equipment to monitor construction sites remotely.  OxBlue brought a tool to the   construction industry that makes communication and documentation easier and better, without requiring people to change the way they do things.  Previously, he worked as a civil engineer and land planner, managing numerous commercial, industrial and multi-family development projects.

Chandler holds BS degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.     

Nic Mulliez has 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the textile industry, in bread manufacturing, and with clean tech companies. He founded and is currently Chairman of EPI Breads, with 450 employees, production bakeries in Georgia, Texas and Michigan, and customers in all 50 states. 

   

Nic is involved with the French incubation model 'Reseau Entreprendre', which serves as a model for the Greenhouse Accelerator.  He follows the motto "to create jobs, we need to create and help entrepreneurs".           

Eric Noziere is an international executive who has held various responsibilities in the Automotive and Energy sectors, including electric vehicles, sustainable   mobility and alternative energies. As Vice President Corporate Planning and Programs at Nissan Americas, he led the U.S. market introduction of the LEAF Nissan, the first mass market electric vehicle. He has held a wide spectrum of functions, including strategic planning, JV negotiations, partnerships management, finance and turnaround.

Eric has an MBA from Columbia University in New York, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d'Eléctricité in Paris.

The Greenhouse Team

The complete team that makes the Greenhouse special includes also ...

our Entrepreneurs, and

our Accompagneurs.

Because We Are a Collaborative Endeavor.

Our pool of accompagneurs consists of experienced individuals who have the time and interest to give back and help budding entrepreneurs.

They are deployed to fill the skill gaps of our startups in a two-way matching process.

The Ecosystem For Startups

We are not alone in this effort to support startups:

The ecosystem for startups in Atlanta is rich with resources of all kinds. We do not intend to claim exclusive rights to success stories but work in parallel to, and closely with, these organizations.

For a good overview check out Startup Atlanta.

Our Organization

The Greenhouse is a public 501(c)(3) charity.

The Team In Charge of Governance

Meet our board of directors

Mark Callaway is Sr VP, Portfolio Manager, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in Atlanta. His area of concentration is helping clients set investment objectives, developing an asset allocation strategy, making stock and fund selections, and establishing customized investment strategies. Mark served over 25 years as a third-generation trustee on two of the Callaway Family Foundations. In addition, to help foster and pass on this appreciation for philanthropic involvement to his children, he created his own family foundation for which his four children currently serve with him as trustees.

   

Mark has a BA degree in political science and an MBA from LaGrange College.

              

Anthony Coker is VP of Market Development at Hannah Solar, a regional EPC specializing in Solar, Battery Storage, Back-up Power, and EV Charging, located in Atlanta. He previously worked with Suniva (a solar panel manufacturer), Software AG (IT business solutions), Accenture (chemical industry consulting), GE Plastics and Dow Corning.

   

Anthony received his bachelor in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech, has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and an executive MBA degree from the University College of London.

Stephen O’Day leads the Sustainability Practice Group at Smith, Gambrell & Russell. The practice focuses on legal issues relevant to sustainability initiatives of businesses and institutions, including alternative energy, recycling, water supply and conservation, water quality, waste minimization and management, energy conservation and efficiency, clean technology, green building and construction.

   

Stephen studied civil engineering at Georgia Tech, earned a BS in political science at Furman and has a JD in law from Harvard. 

              

Stephanie Stuckey is a sustainability consultant working with a variety of clients, mostly in the nonprofit sector, on climate change, energy, and environment issues.  She has served as Director of Sustainability and Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Atlanta, run an environmental nonprofit law firm, GreenLaw, and served for 14 years as a GA State Representative, where she served on the Natural Resources Committee.  

   

Stephanie earned a JD in law from UGA.            

Bernie Burgener has helped fund and grow small businesses in various countries and industries in South America in a financial as well as a consulting function, working for a private investment company out of Lima, Peru.  He then worked for over twenty years with a water treatment company in Atlanta, leading its international business development, including strategic planning and acquisitions. Bernie serves as the Executive Director for the Greenhouse Accelerator.

   

Bernie is a PhD economist by education and a sustainability consultant by avocation.