Our Team

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Matthew Yerkes

Executive Director


Matt Yerkes is the founder of Cultivate, providing coaching and workspace for startups. Matt launched his first SaaS business called Honeycomb Archive in 2001. Matt has started a range of successful endeavors with a passion of helping Cultivate business startups that include several web based SaaS products.



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Mesha Nakanishi

Director




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Rick Hulse

Board Member


Rick Hulse is the CEO and President of Rampart Hosting, one of the top 25 web development firms in Central Ohio. Rick’s expertise is providing software and business development for startups and technology firms.


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Gary Ross

Board Member


Gary Ross is a CEO experienced in leading the growth of software, technology and service businesses from startup to $150M in revenues. Gary coaches small business owners and executives, and works alongside them, to help them reach their growth goals utilizing concepts captured from his book, The Growth Cube (www.thegrowthcube.com). Gary has also recently founded and launched a new healthcare software startup called Med-Compliance IQ. (www.medcomplianceiq.com)




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Kristy Campbell

Board Member


Kristy has spent her 20+ year career working with – and within – tech startups to help them build their brand, grow revenue and scale. She leads Rev1’s portfolio sales and marketing efforts, helping companies generate awareness, first customers, and a repeatable sales pipeline.


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Kyle Rausch

Board Member


Development Director – City of Grove City



Allen Houk

Board Member


Allen Houk, CPA, CMA is an accomplished Certified Public Accountant and small business advisor. He has over thirty-six years in the field, including time with regional CPA firm, Meaden & Moore, and several years working in the private sector. Over the past twenty-seven years, he has also operated a tax preparation consultancy, and nearly fifteen years ago, began his own public accounting firm in Grove City, Ohio.



Jason Hipsher

COO Med-Compliance IQ, Senior Advisory Consultant at Justice