The CREATE-X Council is an advisory body comprised of Georgia Tech alumni and donors with deep startup and industry experience. The council meets bi-annually and plays an influential role in shaping the strategic goals of CREATE-X.

Council Members

Behrooz Abdi

General Manager, TSK Invensense

Omar Balkissoon

CEO and Co-Founder, OGSystems (OGS)

Robin Bienfait

Founding Partner, Valor

Bob Friday

VP/CTO, Mist

Adam Fuller

Co-founder, Velocity Ventures, Inc; CEO North Fulton Express

Gennadiy Gurevich

Managing Partner, Dominion Capital LLC

Kolby Hanley

Founder/CEO, UltraView Archery

Chris Klaus

CEO/Founder, Kaneva

Sigmund Lee

CTO, American Gaming Systems

Charles Mackarvich

Chairman, Tie Down Engineering, Inc

Jim Pope

President and CEO, Northern Trust Retirement Consulting, Inc.

Marcus Ruzek

Senior Program Director, Marcus Foundation