Entrepreneurs in Residence
Our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR’s) help fill a crucial role at the MCE as dedicated mentors to our resident and affiliate businesses. They leverage their years of experience and specific expertise to provide our clients with insight, advice, and accountability while also serving as their connection point to the other resources offered through the MCE such as the outside advisors in the EnCorps program.
Learn about our EiR's below:
Dave Holly has spent over 25 years leading and developing teams in technology companies such as IBM, Verizon, TTC, and JDSU. During his career he has extensive experience in sales, marketing and product development. In addition he has over 14 years of experience as the president or executive officer of both public and private companies. Dave’s businesses have delivered products and services across six continents and over 100 countries. Dave currently is the CEO of Eagle Management Group, which focuses on the operational aspects of business performance whether it be profit improvement, market development or acquisition integration.
Dave serves as one the Entrepreneurs In Residence for the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE)
Judy L. Harris is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Connections, LLC. Ms. Harris has worked in the digital publishing, media, e-commerce, education and consumer product markets. Ms. Harris was recruited into private equity backed media and educational businesses as a CEO to build digital assets, expand their brands and develop new revenue streams. Her branding and marketing experiences include such brands such as Crayola, Discovery Channel and Hallmark. She has helped companies connect strategy to execution of initiatives to drive revenue.
Ms. Harris was recently appointed Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship. She is a Director and serves on the Audit Committee, for Block & Company, the premier provider of banking, security and cash handling solutions.
Dr. Ferstenberg is a serial entrepreneur with a 30 year history and has held senior executive positions in several early stage pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with a history of successful fund-raising efforts and exits. She has a depth of experience in clinical trials purposed for regulatory submissions and drug approvals. Her areas of specialization include oncology, immunology, vaccines, and infectious diseases of global importance such as TB, HIV, malaria and others. She is the Lead Instructor for the Innovate Program, which trains life scientists in business fundamentals and entrepreneurship and teaches entrepreneurship at Hopkins/UMD.
Lisa Beth serves as one of the Entrepreneurs in Residence at the MCE.