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, 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

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Liv Benger, Operations Associate


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.