James Cossler

Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence

Jim Cossler is the Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence for the Youngstown Business Incubator.

From his position as Senior Vice President for Corporate Services of the Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jim joined the organization in 1998 as its CEO when YBI was positioned as a traditional “mixed use” incubator, and became the primary architect of its transformation into the nationally known incubator, accelerator and managed technology cluster that YBI is today. In May 2017, Jim stepped down from his role as YBI’s CEO to devote himself to his passion, coaching startup companies. Today, as Entrepreneur in Residence, his primary role is to serve as a mentor and entrepreneurial expert to YBI’s portfolio of companies, as well as to build and manage the internal and external relations and networks necessary for their growth and success.

Jim is passionate, as well, about instilling the entrepreneurial spirit in our next generation of young people. To that end, he is actively involved in working with students in their business schools and entrepreneurship programs at universities and colleges throughout the Cleveland to Pittsburgh region.

Jim has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Technology Evangelists in Northeast Ohio by the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. He has also been recognized as one of the 100 most influential business leaders in Northeast Ohio by both Inside Business magazine and Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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Barb Ewing

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Cossler

Jim Cossler

Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence

Colleen Kelly

Colleen Kelly

Senior Director of Organizational Advancement

Heidi Ruby

Heidi Ruby

Director of Operations

Corey Patrick

Director of Marketing and Communications

Gianna Serra - Client Services Manager

Gianna Serra

Client Services Manager

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Stephanie Gaffney

Stephanie Gaffney

Director of Advanced Manufacturing Programs

Michael Bianco

Michael Bianco

Engineering Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing

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Dylan Negro

Engineering Project Associate, Advanced Manufacturing

Rich Lonardo

Rich Lonardo

Additive Manufacturing Project Manager

minority & Small business assistance team

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Vern Richberg, CBA

Regional Director, Minority Business Assistance Center

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Carmella Williams, CBA

Director of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion

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Aaron Adair, CBA

Counselor, Minority Business Assistance Center

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Tia Toles

Coordinator, Minority Business Assistance Center

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Stephanie Gilchrist

Director, Women in Entrepreneurship Program

Entrepreneurs in Residence

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Heather Hall

Entrepreneur in Residence,
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Sally Schriner

Entrepreneur in Residence,
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Bob Sopko

Bob Sopko

Entrepreneur in Residence,
Digital

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Tim Fahey

Entrepreneur in Residence, Additive Manufacturing

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