our team

  • BRANDON MARKEN

    Founder | CEO

    In addition to serving as the President of the Lab, Brandon runs an agency called the Lean Rocket Group. 

  • KEN SENEFF

    Co - Founder | COO

    Ken is a serial entrepreneur and owner

    of several businesses, in addition to his work at the Lab.

  • KAITI MCDONOUGH

    Director of Member Services

    Kaiti ensures that all Lean Rocket Lab members and start-up teams have a delightful experience; as well as handling all Lab events and community engagement.

  • MATT RUDD

    Entrepreneur in Residence

    Matt has done it all from starting his own manufacturing company to running a company with hundreds of employees. Matt is also an EIR at Spartan Innovations.

  • BECKY VEYDT

    EIR / Pitch Coach

    Dr. Becky Veydt serves members and teams as a professional speech coach  and helps with presentation and pitch readiness. 

  • ALEX PRASAD, JD

    Venture Creation

    In addition to providing formation/capital legal assistance to our clients, Alex assists our team in managing investments through our fund & oversees due diligence activities

OUR BOARD

Nick Arcaro - Board Chair, Elite Machining, JAMA

Ken Seneff - COO, Board Secretary

Jennifer Rivera, CPA - Board Treasurer, Lally Group

Brandon Marken - President, CEO 

Steve Rick - Abbott, Thomson, Mauldin, Parker, Beer & Rick, PLC

Tim Rogers - The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc

Nadia Abunasser - MEDC

David Shirkey - Orbitform

OUR ADVISORY TEAM

Fredrick Molnar

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Vice President, Entrepreneurism and Innovation

 

Brad Smith

Endurance Law Group PLC

Attorney

 

Karena Mills

County National Bank

Vice President – Lending

 

Christie Myers

Opportunity Dallas

Managing Director

 

Dan Radomski

LTU Collaboratory

Director

Ron Griffith

Spring Arbor University

Special Advisor to the President

Anita-Maria Quillen

DEP Engineering

President & CEO

 

Corey Mays

Downtown Development Authority

Executive Director

 

Steve Rick

Abbott Thomson Mauldin Parker & Beer, PLC

Attorney

 

Ronald Betzig

Jackson College

Director of entrepreneurship program

 

Eric Boorom

Worth Investment Group

Founder

 

Karen Farr

Eaton Aerospace Group

Sr. Administrative Asst

 

Aaron Mason

Next Door Photos

Director of Expansion

 

Ric Walton

Walton Insurance Group

President

Paul Gruber

Consumers Energy

Manager, Product & Business Development

 

Phil Tepley

Small Business Development Center

Director of Technology Commercialization Services

 

Nick Arcaro

Elite Machining

President

 

Bill Rayl

Jackson Area Manufacturers Association

President

 

Mark Kerrins

Private Investor

Jeff Matzen

Fresh Water Ventures

Director

 

Baker College

Program Director IT/Cis

 

John Rogers

Albion Malleable Brewing Company

CFO

 

Michael Halacka

Securencrypt

CFO

 

Cindy Weaver

Walton Insurance Group

Chief Financial Officer

Arctaris Michigan Partners

Managing Director

 

Amy Torres

The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc.

Vice President of Economic Development

 

Jon Shackelford

Endurance Law Group PLC

Intellectual Property Attorney

 

Scott Fleming

Jackson Anchor Initiative

Chief Operating Officer

 

Cynthia Gascoyne

Walton Insurance Group

Personal Lines Manager

funders

Our work is made possible by these organizations.

consumers energy foundation
Michigan economic development corporation (mEDC)
jackson anchor initiative
the hurst foundation
the phil and pat willis foundation
bond & co
the walton insurance group
gerdau steel
cp federal credit union
the enterprise group of jackson
eaton aerospace corporation
elite machining
securencrypt
jackson area manufacturer's association (jama)
jackson dda
the cardinal group
orbitform
lally group
peak manufacturing
henry ford allegiance
Meridian wealth management
county national bank
lomar
Alro steel

smart-zone partners & friends

Organizations who help us deepen our impact.

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