Board of Directors

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction”

– John C. Crosby

Jeff and Jeanie Tennant

Jeff and Jeanie Tennant

Coach to Start-Up Companies

Jeffrey S. Tennant, PhD, PE is a retired professor of Mechanical Engineering with specialties in ocean engineering and aero-space engineering. Jeanie McGuire Tennant is a retired technology transfer specialist, coach to young companies and manager with 40 years of experience. Together, the Tennants have reviewed and edited countless business plans for start-up technology companies.

Bob Nelson

Bob Nelson

FAU Tech Runway Mentor

Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Mentor and Executive with over 40 years of business
experience in the software development, public safety, financial and transportation
industries.

Co-Founder of The Venture Mentoring Team, Entrepreneur in Residence at FAU’s
School of Business, Founding member of The New World Angels investment group,
member of the Enterprise Florida SBIR/STTR Steering Committee, past member of the
Florida Atlantic University Technology Transfer Advisory Team, Founding Director of
Mentoring at Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway Accelerator, and judge for the
Cade Prize for Innovation, the U.S. Department of State TECH-I International Business
Plan Competition.