Arch Grants

About Arch Grants

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Arch Grants Staff

The Arch Grants Staff includes individuals with very distinct, complementary, and intentional experiences and skillsets. 100% of staff are donors to Arch Grants. These individuals are wholly committed to the success of the organization because they are also committed to St. Louis.

Emily Lohse-Busch

Executive Director

Gabe Angieri

Director of Development & Operations

Julia Campbell

Director of Programs

Julie Maurer

Competition Manager

Alfred Jackson

Entrepreneur Support Manager

Board of Directors +

The Arch Grants Board of Directors is a volunteer group of civically-minded individuals who are tasked with the governance, strategy, fiduciary responsibility, ethical oversight, and long-term sustainability of Arch Grants.

Bob Guller, J.D., M.B.A., President

BEB Management


Jerry Schlichter, J.D., Chairman

Schlichter, Bogard, & Denton


Matt Badler, Treasurer

Twain Financial


Jerry Howe, M.B.A., Secretary

Big River Communications


Carl Bouckaert

Startup Advisor


Pradip Das, Ph.D

The Exponential Group, LLC


John H. Ferring, IV

Plaze Incorporated


Reed Howlett

358 Capital, LLC


Joe Schlafly, J.D.

Venture Capital Consultant


Sanjay Jain, J.D.

Investor


Richard Tao

Richard Tao LLC


Cindy Teasdale

Jane.ai


Elizabeth Zucker

Interior Investments


Jamie Froedge, M.B.A., ex officio

Emerson


Competition Committee +

The Arch Grants Competition Committee manages the identification of qualified applicants. This committee is composed of volunteers who represent multiple organizations in the St. Louis region that are also working to encourage the development of early-stage businesses in St. Louis. Volunteers have strong ties to venture capital, private equity, angel investment, and local universities.

Harry Arader

Advisory Council Member


William Broun

Competition Committee Member


Holly Benson

Competition Committee Member


Scott Bernstein

Competition Committee Member


Laura Burkemper

Competition Committee Member


Dan Broderick

Competition Committee Member


Helen Ciesielski, M.B.A.

Competition Committee Vice Chair


Christina Conners

Competition Committee Member


Marie Carlie

Competition Committee Member


David Christenson

Competition Committee Member


Tom Cohen

Competition Committee Member


Brian Clevinger

Competition Committee Member


Dedric Carter, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Competition Committee Member


David Dankmyer, J.D.

Competition Committee Member


Dan Creston

Advisory Council Member


Pat Doherty, M.B.A.

Competition Committee Member


Brian Dixon

Competition Committee Member


Myers Dill

Competition Committee Member


Dave Finklang, C.P.A., C.G.M.A., M.B.A.

Competition Committee Member


Jean Fidone-Schroer

Advisory Council Member


Dan Griffis

COMPETITION COMMITTEE MEMBER


Jim Howard

Competition Committee Member


Tim Hayden

Competition Committee Member


Elise Miller Hoffman

Advisory Council Member


Steve Trampe

Advisory Council Member


Michele Kloeppel

Competition Committee Member


Jerome Katz, Ph.D.

Competition Committee Member


Chisom Uche

Advisory Council Member


Kathryn Love, J.D.

Competition Committee Member


Heather Wood, M.B.A.

Advisory Council Member


Brian Kinman

Competition Committee Member


Mark Lewis, M.B.A.

Competition Committee Chair


Gary McKinney

Competition Committee Member


Devon Moody-Graham

Competition Committee Member


De Nichols

Competition Committee Member


Henry Randall

Competition Committee Member


Brynn Sanders

Competition Committee Member


Thad Simons, J.D.

Competition Committee Member


Bill Schmidt

Competition Committee Member


Bill Turpin

Competition Committee Member


Advisory Council +

The Arch Grants Advisory Council is comprised of talented professionals and experts in their fields. The group volunteers their time and expertise to assist Recipients with networking, mentoring and special pitch sessions. In addition, the Advisory Council participates in key stages of the Global Startup Competition to help review applications. Arch Grants is grateful for the Advisory Council's time and dedication to supporting entrepreneurship in the St. Louis region.

Harry Arader

Advisory Council Member


Mark Bartig

Advisory Council Member


Ross Chaifetz

Advisory Council Member


Dan Creston

Advisory Council Member


Jim Eberlin

Advisory Council Chair


Jean Fidone-Schroer

Advisory Council Member


Jim Fox

Advisory Council Member


Talia Goldfarb

Advisory Council Member


Elise Miller Hoffman

Advisory Council Member


Jack Scatizzi

Advisory Council Member


Steve Trampe

Advisory Council Member


Chisom Uche

Advisory Council Member


Heather Wood, M.B.A.

Advisory Council Member