The faculty and staff of the Zell Lurie Institute bring a wealth of experience to the study and practice of entrepreneurship. The ZLI team is a dedicated group of professionals with backgrounds and ongoing practice in founding startups, venture capital, technology commercialization, startup management,
invention, and successful exit strategies.

Stewart Thornhill
Executive Director
(734) 615-4421
thorstew [at]
Shannon Beeman
Associate Director
(734) 936-3528
srbeeman [at]
Josh Botkin, ZLI University of Michigan
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
(734) 615-2929
jbotkin [at]
David J Brophy, ZLI University of Michigan
(734) 764-7587
djbrophy [at]
Andrea Shipp-Caldwell
Program Manager, Alumni Engagement
(734) 615-4427
shippca [at]
Erik Gordon
Clinical Professor
(734) 764-5274
rmegordo [at]
Sarika Gupta, ZLI Entrepreneurs University of Michigan
Managing Director
(734) 615-4422
sarikag [at]
Angela Kujava
Managing Director, Desai Accelerator
(734) 707-8112
amkujava [at]
Mike Johnson Zell Lurie Institute Ross
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
(734) 764-8225
mljohn [at]
Katy Lind, Desai Accelerator
Program Manager, Desai Accelerator
(734) 249-8988
katylind [at]
Rashmi Menon
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
ramenon [at]
Mary Nickson
Associate Director
(734) 615-4424
mnickson [at]
Margaret Patterson, Zell Lurie Institute
Administrative Assistant
(734) 615-4419
mcoats [at]
Anne Perigo ZLI Entrepreneurs University of Michigan
Associate Director
(734) 615-4425
aperigo [at]
Jim Price, ZLI University of Michigan
Entrepreneur in Residence; Faculty in Entrepreneurial Studies
(734) 764-1387
jimprice [at]
Michelle Wander Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurship University of Michigan Ross
Program Coordinator
mfwander [at]
Emily Zaycosky, Zell Lurie Institute
Program Coordinator
(734) 764-8160
ezayco [at]