About Zell Lurie


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] umich.edu
Shannon Beeman
Associate Director
(734) 936-3528
srbeeman [at] umich.edu
Josh Botkin, ZLI University of Michigan
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
(734) 615-2929
jbotkin [at] umich.edu
David J Brophy, ZLI University of Michigan
(734) 764-7587
djbrophy [at] umich.edu
Andrea Shipp-Caldwell
Program Manager, Alumni Engagement
(734) 615-4427
shippca [at] umich.edu
Erik Gordon
Clinical Professor
(734) 764-5274
rmegordo [at] umich.edu
Ryan Gourley, TechArb
TechArb Director
(734) 763-1021
rgourley [at] umich.edu
Sarika Gupta, ZLI Entrepreneurs University of Michigan
Managing Director
(734) 615-4422
sarikag [at] umich.edu
Angela Kujava
Managing Director, Desai Accelerator
(734) 707-8112
amkujava [at] umich.edu
Taylor Landeryou Zell Lurie Institute Michigan
Program Coordinator
tlandery [at] umich.edu
Mike Johnson Zell Lurie Institute Ross
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
(734) 764-8225
mljohn [at] umich.edu
Katy Lind, Desai Accelerator
Program Manager, Desai Accelerator
katylind [at] umich.edu
Rashmi Menon
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
ramenon [at] umich.edu
Mary Nickson
Associate Director
(734) 615-4424
mnickson [at] umich.edu
Margaret Patterson, Zell Lurie Institute
Administrative Assistant
(734) 615-4419
mcoats [at] umich.edu
Anne Perigo ZLI Entrepreneurs University of Michigan
Associate Director
(734) 615-4425
aperigo [at] umich.edu
Jim Price, ZLI University of Michigan
Entrepreneur in Residence; Faculty in Entrepreneurial Studies
(734) 764-1387
jimprice [at] umich.edu
Emily Zaycosky, Zell Lurie Institute
Program Coordinator
(734) 764-8160
ezayco [at] umich.edu