A Force for Collaborative Innovation

Cintrifuse made up of people, funds, and ideas all dedicated to establishing a stronger tech presence that will ultimately improve the economy for the Greater Cincinnati area.

We are a public-private partnership established to drive the next phase of growth for the region – innovation that will be enabled and delivered by startups.

Why do we do this?

A tech-focused economy is a self-sustaining ecosystem that continuously attracts talent, creates jobs and investment opportunities, which eventually leads to one solution, that leads to the next, and then the next.

Greater Cincinnati is primed for this, as we are the home of hundreds of global corporations who depend on innovation to solve their biggest problems, yet, are often too large to be agile.

This may be unlike our tech-based startups who have talent and agility, but often lack the funding to see their solutions through or, if they do, the ability to reach potential customers.

Not to mention, Cincinnati has several Universities with valuable knowledge and research at their fingertips.

All of these entities are all close, but seldom, if ever, collaborating. And with investors waiting to invest wisely across the country, we have all the makings for a thriving tech-based economy – just waiting for something to help set it into motion.

That’s where we come in.

We believe collaboration is essential to innovation and breaking down walls is the best way to have breakthrough ideas, so we facilitate it in every way possible.

Our Team

Gaby Blocher
Strategic Account Director
Cintrifuse

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Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson
Director
Syndicate Fund

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Jessica Boesch
Project Coordinator
Cintrifuse

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Maurice Coffey
Executive on Loan
Procter & Gamble

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Karen Deime
Manager of Administration
Cintrifuse

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Nick Faulkner

Nick Faulkner
Principal
Syndicate Fund

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Ian Frampton

Ian Frampton
Analyst
Syndicate Fund

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Emily Geiger

Emily Geiger
Vice President, BigCo Innovation
Cintrifuse

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Patrick Henshaw
Vice President, Growth, Startups & Technology
Cintrifuse

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David Hollabaugh
Product Director
Spry Labs

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Laura Hughes
Events & Operations Manager
Union Hall

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Kellie Kuzmuk
Program Manager
Cintrifuse

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Naashom Marx
Director of Customer Connections
Cintrifuse

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Henry Molski
Marketing Manager
Cintrifuse

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Calista Sarakatsannis
Front Desk Greeter
Union Hall

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James Thompson
Front Desk Greeter
Union Hall

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Eric Weissmann
Vice President, Communications, Community & Economic Inclusion
Cintrifuse

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Kevin Willey
Executive on Loan
The Kroger Company

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George Michael
Director of Strategic Barks
Union Hall

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Our Board

Valarie Sheppard, Chair
Senior Vice President, Comptroller and Treasurer
Procter and Gamble

David Adams
CEO, 1819 Innovation Hub and Chief Innovation Officer
University of Cincinnati

Jim Anderson
CEO, Retired
Children's Hospital

Rahul Bawa
CEO
PowerIT Solutions

Steve Bishop
Group President, Global Health Care
Procter and Gamble

David Cannady
Chief Strategy Officer
Mercy Health

Karen A. Chamberlain
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Western & Southern Financial Grp.

John Cranley
Mayor
City of Cincinnati

Greg Crawford
President
Miami University

Mark Mumford
Senior Vice President, Finance & CFO
Children's Hospital

Mark Fahner
Vice President Corporate Business Development
Cincinnati Bell

Kay Geiger
President, Ohio and Northern Kentucky Region
PNC Financial Services Group

Bob Gilbreath
Co-Founder and CEO
Ahalogy

Mark Heimbouch
Chief Operating Officer
Vantiv

Alex Heiman
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Standard Textile Co., Inc.

Amy Spiller
President, Ohio and Kentucky
Duke Energy

Brian Hodgett
Director, State Government and Community Relations
Procter and Gamble

Tarek Kamil
Founder and President
Cerkl

Ryan Kean
VP, Technical Strategy & Architecture
The Kroger Company

Gary Lindgren
Executive Director
Cincinnati Business Committee

Julia Poston
Office Managing Partner
EY

Raja Rajamannar
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President, Healthcare Business
Mastercard

Scott Robertson
Chairman
RCF Group

Jeff Rodgers
CFO
Michelman

Tim Schigel
Founder and President
Refinery Ventures

Tim Spence
EVP, Chief Strategy Officer
Fifth Third Bank

Tony Stollings
Executive Vice President and CFO
First Financial Bank

Adam Symson
President and CEO
The E.W. Scripps Company

Ashish Vaidya
President
Northern Kentucky University

Tom Williams
President and CEO
North American Properties

James Zimmerman
Partner In Charge, Cincinnati
Taft

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