Team

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.

Executive Director
(734) 615-4421
thorstew [at] umich.edu
Managing Director
(734) 615-4422
sarikag [at] umich.edu
Associate Director
(734) 936-3528
srbeeman [at] umich.edu
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
(734) 615-2929
jbotkin [at] umich.edu
Director
(734) 764-7587
djbrophy [at] umich.edu
Program Manager, Alumni Engagement
(734) 615-4427
shippca [at] umich.edu
Clinical Professor
(734) 764-5274
rmegordo [at] umich.edu
Managing Director, Desai Accelerator
(734) 707-8112
amkujava [at] umich.edu
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
(734) 764-8225
mljohn [at] umich.edu
Program Manager, Desai Accelerator
(734) 249-8988
katylind [at] umich.edu
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
ramenon [at] umich.edu
Associate Director
(734) 615-4424
mnickson [at] umich.edu
Administrative Assistant
(734) 615-4419
mcoats [at] umich.edu
Associate Director
(734) 615-4425
aperigo [at] umich.edu
Entrepreneur in Residence; Faculty in Entrepreneurial Studies
(734) 764-1387
jimprice [at] umich.edu
Program Coordinator
mfwander [at] umich.edu
Program Coordinator
(734) 764-8160
ezayco [at] umich.edu