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 - President
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.
Sarah Morin - Head of Centers, North America
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.
Melissa Ablett - Strategic Director of Sales & Operations, Europe
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.
As site director of CIC Philadelphia, Sally recruits pioneering, civically-minded organizations to expand its entrepreneurial ecosystem and amplify its good work. An expert in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sally’s passion is creating opportunities for innovation communities to balance global and local priorities and perspectives through growth, strategic partnerships, community engagement, and outreach programs. Sally created CIC’s first Social Impact Cohort to nurture novel local non-profits by providing space, resources, and networking opportunities to accelerate their impact and develop Philadelphia’s talent pipeline.
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.
Mark Moreau - General Manager, Massachusetts Campus
Rebecca Webber - General Manager, Providence
Sarah Delmar - Director of Global Expansion
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.
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.
Travis Sheridan - President, Venture Café Global Institute
Carrie Earle Allen - Executive Director, Captains of Innovation Program
Naomi Berlin - Strategic Sales Director, North America
Naomi currently leads the sales and relationship management team at the Massachusetts sites of the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), and is the Strategic Sales Director for CIC's growing North American portfolio. In these positions, she helps foster an environment where thousands of innovators and entrepreneurs can launch new ventures quickly and efficiently, giving them a resource-rich environment in which to succeed.
Prior to joining CIC, Naomi focused her professional life in communications and government, including work in media relations at Dukas PR, a role in government relations with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and was a political fundraiser with the Alex Sink for Governor campaign in her home state of Florida. Naomi holds a BA from Tufts University in International Relations, and an MPA from NYU’s Wagner School for Public Service.
Anna Whitlock - Director, Talent Acquisition
Huib ter Braak - Head of Europe
Michael W. MacPhail - Director of Design
In a previous life, Michael was an administrator and organizational manager in higher education. He has served as Chair of the Architecture Department at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Director of Administration at Harvard’s Center for Green Buildings and Cities.
After moving from Canada to the USA, he graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and relocated to Boston where he worked for several large architecture firms on educational facilities, museums and transportation centers. He co-founded the firm, dEmios, and is currently a registered architect in the state of Massachusetts as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects.