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Advisors

Robin Damschroder

Robin is a high integrity, passionate leader known for her ability to envision and create successful outcomes in start-up programs or complex organizations.  She has broad-based expertise in strategy, business development, operations and finance that drives operational excellence and market value. Robin had served as an associate hospital director of clinical services and operations for the University of Michigan Health System, and as COO of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston hospitals. Robin is also the founder of CatalyticFOCUS, a Healthcare Consulting & Business Advisory Service and currently serves as a CEO of MicroDevice Engineering, a start-up company, which develops point-of-care systems for blood typing. She is a CPA, and earned a bachelor's degree in general studies and a master's in health services administration from the University of Michigan.

Terry Cross

Terry has been an Angel investor and businessman for over 40 years. He was a co-founder of Sonoma Photonics, which sold to Northrup-Grummen. He was a founding investor in three startups from MIT's tech transfer department. He was employed by Kidder Peabody in various financial services and investment banking activities in Detroit, New York and San Francisco for 28 years.  Terry is a member of the board of directors for Great Lakes Angels and a founding member of The Michigan Venture Capital Association. In past years, Terry has been active in several non-profits in Michigan, California and New York. He currently serves as an evaluator for many investment funds, and has helped raise over $100M in capital.  

Paul Glantz

Paul is a CPA with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with High Distinction from Wayne State University, and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Walsh College. He is the Founder and Chairman of Emagine Entertainment, Inc., and CEO of Proctor Financial Inc. (PFI) in Troy. Glantz is the driving force behind metropolitan Detroit's Emagine theaters, raising more than $45 million in capital to initiate Emagine Novi, Canton, Rochester Hills, and Royal Oak. Glantz worked for Pulte Homes, Inc. as corporate risk manager, assistant treasurer, and later, as president of its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Line Insurance Services. In 1990, he became vice president of finance and administration with PFI, a provider of specialized insurance, and from 1996 to 2007 he helped guide PFI from a value of less than $1 million to more than $50 million. Ernst & Young named Glantz its 2011 Michigan and Northwest Ohio “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.