Nominations for MITX’s 2011 Future Leaders Group Announced

Final six Future Leaders will be announced in June

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()--35 individuals have been nominated for the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange’s (MITX) 2011 Future Leaders Group (FLG) – recognized for their leadership, entrepreneurialism and impact on the Massachusetts innovation economy. The FLG provides a fresh perspective on up-and-coming innovation and market trends. In turn, MITX provides them access to events and education, networking opportunities, and direct engagement with mentors.

“The inaugural 2010 FLG – Cort Johnson, Matt Lauzon, Christine Peterson, Ali Robbins Hyatt and Rob Toof – have been a fantastic source of inspiration and insight,” said MITX’s President, Debi Kleiman. “We are excited about the nominations; these young people are making an impact in our industry, and are poised to be a driving force for future growth.”

2011 Nominees:


Brian Balfour, Boundless Learning

Leah Brunson, Microsoft

Jake Cacciapaglia, FitnessKeeper

DJ Capobianco, Hill Holliday

Ben Carcio, PromoBoxx

John Clark, MessageAMP

Dan Dietz, Olejo Stores

James DiSabatino, Roxy's Gourmet Grill Cheese

Matt Douglas, Punchbowl

Ryan Durkin, CampusLIVE

Jason Evanish, Greenhorn Connect

Caitlin Feen, MySuperMe

Saba Ghole, NuVu

Brent Grinna, Evertrue

Brenna Hanly, Mullen

Mina Hsiang, General Catalyst

Meghan Keaney Anderson, Performable

Dylan Klymenko, Mullen

Eric Leist, Allen & Gerritsen

Iker Marcaide, peerTransfer education

Robert McGrath, Labtiva

Jay Meattle, Shareaholic

Dmitriy Molchanov, Yankee Group

Christopher O'Donnell, Performable

Andrew Paradise, Aislebuyer

Alex Patriquin, Wattzy

Alex Pearlman, Mullen

Kyle Psaty, BostInnovation

Boris Revsin, CampusLIVE

Chris Savage, Wista

Harvey Simmons, BranchOut

Victoria Song, Flybridge

Jen St. Pierre, EMC

Aaron White, Boundless Learning

Tina Yip, Grey Group

”The talents of these individuals exemplifies why Boston is such an incredible place,” said Dave Balter, CEO of BzzAgent and Chair of the FLG. “They’re changing how we think about marketing and innovation.”

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Release Summary

MITX announces the 35 nominees for the 2011 Future Leaders Group. The final six, who will comprise the 2011 FLG, will be announced in June.


Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange
Gena Folts, 617-871-2155 x205