Andrew has extensive experience in strategic communication. He served on the speechwriting staff of a major presidential campaign and as the aide to the chief legal officer of the New York City public schools. A graduate of Stanford University’s law and business schools, he started Main Street Hub to help small businesses adapt to the changing marketplace.
Matt’s expertise lies in helping businesses grow. He has advised both large and small companies in a wide range of industries. Prior to Main Street Hub, he held advisory and investment positions at Goldman Sachs and Colony Capital. Matt has an MBA from Stanford, and started Main Street Hub to provide small businesses with the tools they need to achieve long-term success.
David is responsible for the product innovation and delivery at Main Street Hub. David has 15+ years in building and managing highly talented technology teams. Prior to Main Street Hub, David was the VP of Engineering at Promo Labs and Boundless Network. Prior to that, David also had leadership roles at QuickArrow, CaseFileXpress, and Trilogy. David graduated from MIT with a BS in Mathematics.
David has more than 10 years’ experience building sales and marketing teams in both B2B and B2C focused companies. As one of the first employees at Bella Pictures, he helped build the nation’s largest wedding photography company in a variety of leadership positions, ultimately launching and running Bella’s eCommerce brand, Studio Blue. A graduate of Duke University, David is focused on building awareness about the powerful ways in which Main Street Hub can help connect small businesses to their customers.
Jonathan’s technical vision and execution enable Main Street Hub to provide such an easy yet effective experience for our clients. Previously he was CTO of an education-sector startup, as well as the Managing Partner of a web development firm. He has a BA from Calvin College where he studied Philosophy & English Literature.
Michael Dearing is a member of the d. school faculty at Stanford University and the founder of the investment firm Harrison Metal. Before joining the d.school, Michael spent nearly seven years at eBay serving most recently as Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager. Prior to eBay, Michael held leadership positions at Bain & Company, Filene’s Basement, The Walt Disney Company, and Industrial Shoe Warehouse.
Walter Kortschak is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and now invests privately in early and growth stage technology-enabled companies with innovative business models. He is also a senior advisor and former managing partner of Summit Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm that invests in profitable growth companies. Prior to Summit, Walter was a Vice President at Crosspoint Venture Partners. He is also a past director of the National Venture Capital Association. Walter has consistently appeared on Forbes Magazine’s Midas List of the Top 100 venture capitalists.
Julie Black is an Engineering Manager at Google, where she has worked since 2003. At Google, she manages a team of ten engineers working on key advertising products, and in the past, she has developed partnership strategies for key Google products, analyzed product opportunities for newly developed technologies, and implemented large scale advertising systems.
Jenny Lefcourt advises startups on strategy and marketing, including serving the needs of local businesses. She was VP of Business Development for Bella Pictures, the leading wedding photography provider nationwide. Prior to Bella Pictures, she was the co-founder of WeddingChannel.com, which she started as a graduate student at Stanford University in the late 1990’s.
Brent Tworetzky is a product management leader and startup advisor focusing on innovative consumer and small business web services. Brent is currently VP, Product Management at Udacity, a leader in online education and training, and previously helped build and scale category leaders Chegg, WebMD and Mint.com. He also invested in consumer and enterprise technologies as a venture capitalist at Shasta Ventures.
Tristan Walker is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s largest venture capital firms. Previously, he was the Director of Business Development for Foursquare, a mobile social application that mixes social, locative and gaming elements to encourage users to explore cities in which they live or visit and reward them for doing so. He has led partnership efforts with various media entities and large retailers, including Bravo, MTV, CNN, New York Times, NBA and Starbucks. Tristan was also featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power Top 50 list for 2010.