BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mike Cole, Executive Director
After almost a decade spent in varying roles at high-growth startups in Providence, Atlanta, and New York, I wanted to come home to New England - to do something socially conscious but tech driven, entrepreneurial but community focused. TUGG is the perfect intersection between Boston's burgeoning tech community, it's dynamic nonprofit ecosystem, and a simple but powerful common good. I'm proud to lead TUGG on a new trajectory to make giving back as core as anything else in life.
“You’re not giving if it doesn’t hurt” - Robert Healey
The Engagement Council is a group of dedicated volunteers and TUGG evangelists who help TUGG fulfill our mission of engaging our community and supporting innovative nonprofits.
Rebecca Rowe, Digital Marketing Manager
Gerald Rojek, Controller
Gerald Rojek is an artist and educator from Boston, Massachusetts. He has exhibited his work locally, nationally, and internationally and is represented in many private and corporate collections. When he is not changing the world through his art, Gerald acts as TUGG’s controller and finance whiz.
Jeff Fagnan, President/ Founder
Jeff is a partner at Accomplice, a Boston area venture capital firm focused on seed and early stage technology investments. He refers to himself as an organic farmer. Seems fitting.
Dana Samuels, Founder
Dana is a long time fundraising consultant to venture capital firms. She has worked with a number of prominent Boston firms and is currently working with a group out of New York City.
Hemant Taneja, Founder
Hemant is managing director of General Catalyst Partners and runs their Silicon Valley offices.