The executive board is a dedicated group of undergraduate students who share a passion for fostering entrepreneurial spirit on Boston College’s campus. The group plans and organizing all events connected to the Elevator Pitch and Venture Competition along with forming connections between students and the greater entrepreneur community.
CJ Reim is the surrent chair of BCVC and is a junior at Boston College from North Oaks, Minnesota. A student in the Carroll School of Management Honors Program, CJ is currently working towards concentrations in Information Systems, Finance, and Accounting. CJ joined the Executive Committee of BCVC in the spring of 2010 as Director of Alumni and Judge Relations. In addition, this summer CJ will be working in Menlo Park, California for Morgan Stanley's Technology Investment Banking Division. In his free time, CJ enjoys kiteboarding and is an avid connoisseur of Buffalo Wings.
Mateusz (Mat) is a Junior in the Boston College Carroll School of Management where he is working towards a major concentration in Finance and a minor in International Studies. Mateusz became a part of the Boston College Venture Competition Executive Committee at the end of his freshman year to support the growing student entrepreneur spirit at BC. He is in charge of all mentor/mentee relationships for the competition. Mat is currently interning at BCVC affiliated company WePay.
Rich Rines is a junior Boston native and is pursuing a double concentration in Information Systems and Finance. Last semester he studied at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. At BC, he serves on the executive committees of the Boston College Venture Competition and the Information Systems Academy. In the summer before his sophomore year, CJ Reim and Rich co-founded Applied Power Innovations LLC., a green tech firm. In his free time he enjoys developing iOS and web applications and graphic designing.
Karn is originally from Mahopac, New York. He is a Sophomore in the Boston College Carroll School of Management, pursuing a triple concentration in Finance, Operations & Strategic Management, and Economics. In his spare time, he loves to play tennis, collect newspaper clippings, and hang with friends. Karn joined the executive board as a sophomore to help continue to improve the entrepreneurial community at Boston College.
Nick Pricco is a current Junior in the Boston College Carroll School of Management. As a student in the Honors Program, he is pursuing concentrations in Accounting, Information Systems, and Finance. He is from Minnetonka, Minnesota and is gung-ho about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit at BC. Nick joined the Executive Board in the spring of 2011. Nick will be interning at UBS this summer in the investment banking division.
Sydney is a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management with concentrations in Marketing and Information Systems. She is from Weare, NH and joined the BCVC board in the Spring of 2011. She is fascinated by the innovative world of startups and looks forward to working in a collaborative and freethinking environment in the future. She participates in Women in Business, intramural soccer, Real Food, and the PULSE program, and she enjoys studying Arabic.
Annie Weber is currently a Freshman at Boston College from Saint Louis, MO. She is in the Carroll School of Management Honors Program, where she is working towards concentrations in Marketing and Operations Management. Annie joined the BCVC Executive Committee her freshman year to help foster a spirit of entrepreneurship within the Boston College Community. In Annie's freetime she spends enjoys going on adventures in Boston, swimming, and hanging out with friends
Kevin Lee is currently a Junior at BC from Quincy, Massachusetts. As a student in the Carroll School of Management, Kevin is currently pursuing his interests through concentrations in finance and information systems. He joined the committee in the Spring of 2011 to foster his interest in entrepreneurship. In Kevin's free time, he strives to maximize his vertical leap by means of the kangaroo effect.
Paul Hillen is currently a Freshman at BC from Plymouth, MN. As a student in the Carroll School of Management, he is currently pursuing his interests and has yet to decide on a concentration. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan and watched them beat the Steelers in Dallas in Super Bowl XLV. Currently, he works for Jebbit, last year's BCVC winner. He joined the committee in the Spring of 2012 to foster his interest in entrepreneurship and promote it at Boston College.
Doctor Meile teaches Operations Management, Project Management, and Quantitative Methods in the Carroll School at Boston College as an associate professor. He earned his B.S. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and a Ph.D. in MIS from Texas Tech University in 1985. Before earning his Masters and Doctorate degrees, Dr. Meile worked in the manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries for seven years. He taught at Babson College from 1985 to 1991 and has held visiting positions at Bentley College and The University of New Hampshire. He has been with Boston College since the fall of 1996.
He teaches courses in New Product Development, Project Management, Operations Management, and Management Science. His areas of research interest include innovative classroom education techniques to support operations. He has published several cases and journal articles, has contributed material to several textbooks, and has co-authored a book with Dr. Janelle Heineke entitled Games and Exercises for Operations Management. In addition to acting as one of the faculty advisors for BCVC, professor Meile enjoys working on projects in his home workshop.
Professor Gallaugher's courses and research focus on strategy, technology, and social media. He is the author of a widely-adopted IS textbook and has been published in leading journals, including Harvard Business Review and MIS Quarterly. He coordinates the TechTrek program and has led field studies to Silicon Valley, Seattle, Europe, and Asia. He is also the faculty advisor for the Information Systems Academy, and co-advisor to the student-run Boston College Venture Competition (which has sent alumni teams to the elite Y-Combinator business accelerator program).
Prof. Gallaugher has consulted to and taught executive seminars for several organizations including Accenture, Alcoa, Duke Corporate Education, ING, Partners Healthcare, Staples, and State Street. His comments on business and technology have appeared in many media outlets including BusinessWeek, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and WCVB-TV. The Heights named Prof. Gallaugher a Momentum Award recipient for his "contributions toward moving BC forward."