Tim Rowe is the Founder and CEO of CIC. In addition to his role with CIC, Tim is a Venture Partner and member of the investment committee of New Atlantic Ventures. Mr. Rowe is particularly interested in consumer-facing technology products with mass-market potential companies. Previously, Tim has served as a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Manager with the Boston Consulting Group and an analyst with the Mitsubishi Research Institute. Tim speaks Spanish and Japanese fluently. Tim holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BA from Amherst College.
Brian Dacey is an experienced real estate executive and entrepreneur who has overseen a wide range of commercial, hospitality, retail, and residential projects during his career. Brian has an extensive history of involvement in government, not for profits, and charitable organizations. He is currently President of CIC. He was a founding member of the Board for the Kendall Square Association and serves as a member of A Better City, and the Kendall Square Masterplan Committee and the Transit Advisory Committee for the City of Cambridge. Brian has his B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Melissa Ablett is the General Manager of CIC Rotterdam, where she is responsible for launching and leading Cambridge Innovation Center’s (CIC) first international location. Prior to CIC, Melissa has worked in innovation policy and also helped grow an online media startup from 4 to 50 employees and through an acquisition.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, does a really good Midwestern accent, and lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina - General Manager, CIC Miami
Natalia is an organizational psychologist and strategist focused on merging innovation, entrepreneurship, and community impact. Prior to CIC, she served as the Chief Innovation & Technology Officer for a nonprofit focused on Cuba, one of six product strategists for a $5B human resources software company, and a human capital focused management consultant. She is the founder of Awesome Foundation and Aminta Ventures.
Kim Plank - General Manager, CIC St. Louis
Kim Plank is the General Manager of CIC St. Louis. Most recently, she worked as an economic developer, recruiting health science and bioscience companies to St. Louis and helping startups to expand in the St. Louis Region. Kim plans to continue her work with women and teens in North St. Louis to create pathways to entrepreneurship and workforce development that will allow for sustainable employment opportunities. She is also active in networking together young leaders to carry out efforts for racial and economic reconciliation and restoration for St. Louis.
Sarah Morin - General Manager, CIC Cambridge and CIC Boston
As the General Manager of CIC's Massachusetts campus, Sarah is focused on cultivating high-quality facilities and dynamic communities for innovators. Prior to joining CIC in 2012, Sarah served as the Director of Programs and Volunteer Services at the Cambridge-based Tutoring Plus, which provides free tutoring services to students in under-served communities. Sarah is also an artist, with a particular interest in pen and ink, and watercolors.
Sarah Delmar - Director of Global Expansion
Dougan Sherwood - Managing Director
Dougan Sherwood is a managing director for CIC. In his current role, he oversees the implementation of CIC’s expansion initiatives. In 2014, Dougan led CIC’s first out-of-state expansion effort in St. Louis, where he served as its general manager until 2016. Previously, Dougan was Director of CIC’s Sales and Relationship Management team for nearly five years.
Prior to his work at CIC, Dougan spent several years working in experiential education throughout the United States with a particular focus on leadership development for high achieving students. This work led him to found his own youth program in the Western United States that aimed to serve rising college freshmen. Dougan has also interned for the late Senator Edward Kennedy, served on the board of a non-profit helping children with HIV/AIDS and created an annual bicycle fundraiser for injured service men and women. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Youth CITIES, a program that introduces students to social entrepreneurship. He is a graduate of the University of Utah.
Marcus Fernhout - Executive Director, CIC International
Stas Gayshan - Managing Director
Stas Gayshan recently joined CIC as Managing Director and Founder of CIC Boston. Previously, Stas was the Founder & CEO of Space with a Soul, a 20,000 square foot coworking space in Boston’s Innovation District. Stas is an entrepreneur and an attorney, and he worked in Democratic political campaigns at various levels prior to starting Space with a Soul. In his political work, Stas focused on the intersection of collaboration, technology and activism. Stas has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Most Innovative People in Massachusetts Business and by CJP as one of Boston’s most influential young leaders. He holds leadership positions in several philanthropic and nonprofit organizations active in the Greater Boston area. Stas has a B.A. and a J.D. from Boston College.
Geoff Mamlet - Managing Director, Executive Chairman of Impact Hub Boston
Geoff has been Managing Director of CIC since 2000. In addition to his role with CIC, Geoff is Founder/President of Impact Hub Boston. From 2003 to 2015, he was also a Principal with New Atlantic Ventures. Prior to joining CIC, he was CTO and co-founder of E-Travel, Inc., a leading provider of Internet corporate travel management systems. E-Travel is now a division of Amadeus. Geoff began his career as a software engineer with a variety of startups in the networking and telecommunications industry. He has a B.A. from Williams College.
Travis Sheridan - President, Venture Café Global Institute
Ben Shaw - Director of Global Finance
Kari Mruz - Director of Special Projects
AURELIUSZ GÓRSKI - MANAGING DIRECTOR
Kuba Szwacki - Senior Director, Global Core Infrastructure
Kuba is the Senior Director of Global Core Infrastructure at Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). With a primary responsibility to create an exceptional client IT support, he is also responsible for technical leadership of information systems, technology and security globally for CIC. Kuba has also been successfully leading his team building the IT infrastructure for the new centers across the world. Before being promoted to his current role Kuba held a number of technology-related positions at CIC, where he brought a unique set of interdisciplinary skills, creative problem solving and a deep understanding of technology.
Prior to his work at CIC, Kuba was a teaching assistant at Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Poland. Kuba holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from GUT, where his research was focused on electrochemical sensors and liquid membranes.