Jeff Fagnan  , President/ Founder, TUGG/ Accomplice

Jeff Fagnan, President/ Founder, TUGG/ Accomplice

Fred Shilmover  , Founder/ CEO, InsightSquared

Fred Shilmover, Founder/ CEO, InsightSquared

Sarah Downey ,  Accomplice Board Advisor

Sarah Downey, Accomplice
Board Advisor

Janet Comenos  , CEO, Spotted Media

Janet Comenos, CEO, Spotted Media

Zoe Anetakis  , Accomplice Board Advisor

Zoe Anetakis, Accomplice
Board Advisor

Chase Garborino  , CEO, HqO

Chase Garborino, CEO, HqO



Mike Cole

Mike joins TUGG after spending the last 5 years working with high-growth, community centric startups in NYC. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Mike holds a passion for all things New England and is excited to return and work alongside the Boston tech and nonprofit communities with the shared goal of promoting social good. He joins TUGG with a vision centered on growth and a renewed focus on supporting and accelerating our portfolio nonprofits. He lives in Weymouth with his wife, Ann, and dog, Stella.


Engagement Council

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.