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KSB Coaching and Consulting

Contact: Kathe Shaw-Bassett

KSB Coaching and Consulting

Contact: Kathe Shaw-Bassett

Prior to establishing my coaching practice, I spent 25 years in business development for professional services firms, small businesses and nonprofits. Over the years, in various capacities, I have coached CEOs, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, senior executives, business owners and sales teams. My passion is helping people get unstuck and achieve their personal or professional goals. I also work with organizations to improve communication and collaboration to build resilient, effective leaders and teams.

Coaching relationships are, by definition, highly intentional. The best coaches I've had were observant, candid and challenged me to move beyond my comfort zone, always setting a tone of creativity and support in our conversations.

My style of coaching echoes this. My clients count on me to bring attentiveness, compassion and straight talk.  I believe  we are navigating our careers and our lives, one conversation at a time... and that what gets talked about with candor sets our GPS coordinates for the future.

Anamaria Nino-Murcia

Contact: Anamaria Nino-Murcia

Anamaria Nino-Murcia

Contact: Anamaria Nino-Murcia

I have helped founders and startup leaders feel better and lead better since 2011.

Before I became a coach, I was employee #3 at ElliptiGO, a successful startup producing the world’s first elliptical bicycle. My team started in a storage shed and reached profitability before I left to become the startup-focused coach I never had. Since then, I’ve personally coached over 40 startup leaders to lead their teams more effectively; achieve business outcomes; and become the best version of themselves along the way.

Decode Coaching

Contact: Dane Holewinski

Decode Coaching

Contact: Dane Holewinski

Decode is a coaching company that partners with Startup Founders and CEOs to help them navigate the vast opportunity and intense complexity of building a rapidly growing company. We are based in San Francisco and work with entrepreneurs and their teams in Silicon Valley and around the world.
Founder  → Leader

Founder → Leader

Contact: Jaye Goldstein

Founder → Leader

Contact: Jaye Goldstein

Jaye Goldstein, who was previously on the Pillar VC/Petri team, offers leadership, management and communication coaching to biotech startups. She’s particularly passionate about supporting women and diverse founders.
Nancy Raulston

Nancy Raulston

Contact: Nancy Raulston

Nancy Raulston

Contact: Nancy Raulston

Nancy draws on her diverse background to discover and address individual and team needs. She has an MBA from Dartmouth and an MA and completed PhD coursework in Clinical Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology.
Ben Kiker

Ben Kiker

Contact: Ben Kiker

Ben Kiker

Contact: Ben Kiker

As a resilience coach, Ben has helped numerous businesses, high performers, and executives in recovery successfully work through some of life’s most defining moments. Prior to coaching, Ben had a successful career as a Chief Marketing Officer at some of Silicon Valley’s hottest technology companies. Now, he specializes in working with executives who have ‘hit a wall’ due to substance abuse or other addictions.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Project Include

Project Include

Project Include

Project Include’s mission is to give everyone a fair chance to succeed in tech. We are a non-profit that uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and inclusion solutions in the tech industry.
The Ready Set Co.

The Ready Set Co.

The Ready Set Co.

ReadySet is a consulting and strategy firm that helps companies build more human-centric, inclusive cultures, teams and products. Our clients span industries from tech, to nonprofits, to social change organizations each starting at a unique point in their DEI journey.
Vaya Consulting

Vaya Consulting

Vaya Consulting

We provide culture, management strategy, and diversity + equity + inclusion services for organizations across sectors.
Interaction Institute for Social Change

Interaction Institute for Social Change

Interaction Institute for Social Change

The Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) brings nearly 30 years of experience to our mission:to build collaborative capacity in individuals, organizations, and networks working for social justice and racial equity.

Engineering

VPE Forum

VPE Forum

Contact: Melanie Ziegler

VPE Forum

Contact: Melanie Ziegler

Led by experienced engineering leader, Melanie Ziegler, the VPE Forum provides a peer group for leading VPEs in scaling Boston companies. The organization hosts small, dedicated groups of executives from non-competing, similarly sized companies meet in a confidential, trusting and supportive environment. Members benefit from the insights, honest advice and shared best practices of their peers. Several trusted friends of Pillar have participated in the program who have wonderful things to say about their experience.

Finance & Accounting

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Wolf & Company

Wolf & Company

Contact: Mike Kanarellis

Wolf & Company

Contact: Mike Kanarellis

Wolf & Company is the largest regional accounting firm in Massachusetts. They work with a number of venture backed technology companies, including Pillar portfolio company Zapata.
Supporting Strategies

Supporting Strategies

Supporting Strategies

Supporting Strategies provides full HR, benefits, accounting and payroll support to scaling companies. We work with Janean Sullivan at the company. Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with Supporting Strategies across several startups.
Samet CPA

Samet CPA

Contact: David Marcus

Samet CPA

Contact: David Marcus

Samet is a full-service accounting firm in Boston. The firm's experienced accountants stay abreast of the latest data, regulations, and industry trends, providing advice that helps advance their clients' business goals. Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with the firm across several companies. We work with David Marcus at the firm.
Mary Hirtle, CPA

Mary Hirtle, CPA

Mary Hirtle, CPA

Mary Hirtle focuses on supporting startups with various financial services, with an emphasis on tax preparation, tax savings advice, and consultation on business entity set up. Mary has worked with several startups in our network who have shared positive reviews.
Botkeeper

Botkeeper

Contact: Louie Balasny

Botkeeper

Contact: Louie Balasny

Botkeeper helps companies streamline their accounting tasks through the convenience and efficiency of automated bookkeeping software paired with artificial intelligence. Pillar and several of our portfolio companies have experience working with the company.
Signature Bank – Signet

Signature Bank – Signet

Contact: Sarmen Saryan

Signature Bank – Signet

Contact: Sarmen Saryan

Signature Bank is a New York State-chartered commercial bank, Member FDIC.  With over $70 billion in assets, Signature Bank is a full-service bank built upon strong financials and exceptional client service, provided by experienced financial professionals. Signet is Signature Bank's very own blockchain based 24x7x365 instant fiat settlement platform.

Fundraising

IDEO: Storytelling for Influence

IDEO: Storytelling for Influence

IDEO: Storytelling for Influence

This online storytelling course teaches IDEO methods that will inspire your team, superiors, or investors to get them excited about following your lead.
Visions in Focus

Visions in Focus

Contact: Beth Susanne

Visions in Focus

Contact: Beth Susanne

Pitch Coach Beth Susanne has helped her clients raise over $10B in funding to date, working with global leaders such as Singularity University, Oxford Foundry, Barclays, BMW, Disney, and over 3000 international tech startups from 60 countries, across all technologies. Founders have raised an average of $4M each, following her 2-day pitch intensive. Her online and in-person workshops focus on how to craft and deliver a compelling pitch so that you achieve your funding goals quickly, and your value is immediately recognised in the market. Beth came highly recommended to Pillar by one of our portfolio startups, based in Madrid, and will begin coaching our portfolio teams in 2020.

Hiring, HR & Benefits

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Supporting Strategies

Supporting Strategies

Supporting Strategies

Supporting Strategies provides full HR, benefits, accounting and payroll support to scaling companies. We work with Janean Sullivan at the company. Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with Supporting Strategies across several startups.
Sapers & Wallack / Hilb Group

Sapers & Wallack / Hilb Group

Contact: Aviva Sapers

Sapers & Wallack / Hilb Group

Contact: Aviva Sapers

Sapers & Wallack/Hilb Group NE provides trusted benefits, retirement, insurance and investment advice to help you ensure the financial well-being of your business or family. Pillar works with the firm for our own insurance needs.
Pave

Pave

Pave

Pave integrates with your HR systems to build compensation benchmarks. Pave is compatible with 25+ HRIS and Cap Table systems. Pave is API-powered; it takes ~3-5 minutes to integrate your systems. Upon completion, you’ll receive free access to Pave’s real-time market data to inform salary and equity grants when making job offers or advancing folks within your company. Pave recently announced Benchmarking for Crypto compensation.
Radford

Radford

Radford

Radford surveys deliver rewards insights and compensation data from executives to developers to scientists to sales professionals.
Advanced HR

Advanced HR

Advanced HR

Advanced HR offers compensation data, planning and management software.
12Twenty

12Twenty

12Twenty

12Twenty drives meaningful engagement with employers for career advisers and students at the university level.

IT Firms

Coretelligent

Coretelligent

Coretelligent

Coretelligent is a leading provider of comprehensive managed and co-managed IT support, cybersecurity, and cloud services. Our team of world-class experts provides top-tier organizations with the services they need to thrive in today's digital economy. We're proud to be one of the most awarded IT service providers in the nation. Providing complete IT support 24/7/365 days a year, our innovative proprietary technology solutions and full suite of security services ensure exceptional business performance, data protection and security for our clients' most sensitive information assets.
RetroFit Technologies

RetroFit Technologies

Contact: Eric Brown

RetroFit Technologies

Contact: Eric Brown

RetroFit Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1983, with the goal of providing premier Technology Solutions to small and medium sized businesses in New England. We’re a leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) specializing in IT Security Solutions, proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Management, Back-up and Disaster Recovery, Onsite Support and Maintenance, as well as Hardware Procurement.
Intervale Technologies

Intervale Technologies

Contact: Frank Dearborn

Intervale Technologies

Contact: Frank Dearborn

Since our founding in 2002, we have grown to become one of New England’s premier telecom service providers. At Intervale, we help you choose and integrate new technology into your business at your own pace and according to your particular needs. We offer flexible solutions that will grow with your business and the training and support you need to manage your new applications.
Ueno

Ueno

Ueno

Ueno is a full-service agency, helping companies design and build beautiful digital products, brands, and experiences. They've worked with Pillar portfolio company Abridge, with great results.
Addis

Addis

Addis

The Addis team has deep roots in branding which enables them to be creative partners with a long- term strategic vision for the brands they work with.  The firm provides cost-effective support and works with well-established clients in Boston.
Wilfey

Wilfey

Contact: Carly Mellos

Wilfey

Contact: Carly Mellos

Wilfey is a creative house that partners with VC firms to provide its portfolio companies with cost-effective design and positioning resources. Wilfey specializes in producing high-quality work on tight deadlines with expertise in branding, positioning, pitch decks, and marketing assets.
Skurchak Design

Skurchak Design

Contact: John Skurchak

Skurchak Design

Contact: John Skurchak

John Skurchak created our Pillar logo, and we have worked with him on several projects. He is extremely talented, and can help with full brand development.
We Make Heart

We Make Heart

Contact: Thomas O'Connell

We Make Heart

Contact: Thomas O'Connell

Thomas O'Connell is the founder of We Make Heart. Thomas is a master storyteller and helps companies bring their identify to life through content and visual design. He helped to create the Pillar brand.
Women Who Design

Women Who Design

Women Who Design

A Twitter directory of accomplished women in the design industry. 
Oficio

Oficio

Oficio

Oficio provides beautifully designed coworking spaces, private offices, meeting rooms, and event space in Boston.
WeWork

WeWork

WeWork

WeWork is a platform for creators, providing hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community, and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life's work.
Impact Hub Boston

Impact Hub Boston

Impact Hub Boston

Impact Hub Boston provides coworking spaces that inspire, connect, and empower people to realize enterprising ideas for sustainable impact.
CIC Boston

CIC Boston

CIC Boston

CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center) helps exceptional entrepreneurs around the globe innovate better and faster. In service of fixing the world through innovation, CIC creates infrastructure and programing for innovators. This includes flexible and custom office space; shared wet lab facilities; civic innovation spaces; and targeted initiatives to support changemakers, disruptors, and out-of-the-box thinkers in growing their companies.
Workbar

Workbar

Workbar

Workbar provides a web of communal workspaces where freelancers, start-ups, and remote employees of larger enterprises can enjoy high quality office amenities at an affordable price. At convenient and accessible locations around the cities of Boston and Cambridge, the company provides meeting rooms to meet with clients and give presentations; event space; and a wide variety of social and educational programming including happy hours, lunch seminars, workshops, and networking events.
GSVlabs

GSVlabs

GSVlabs

GSVlabs is a global innovation platform focused on accelerating startups and connect corporations to exponential technologies, business models, and ideas. The company has a co-working space based in downtown Boston that supports startups with space, programming, insight and connections.

Product & Growth

Craft

Craft

Contact: Jeremy Merle

Craft

Contact: Jeremy Merle

Made by Craft creates digital products focusing on beautiful, human-centered design, UX and product strategy. The Pillar team has worked with Jeremy in the past, and the team is responsible for the Petri.bio website.
Thoughtbot

Thoughtbot

Thoughtbot

thoughtbot is a design and development consultancy with an office in Boston that mentors your team while bringing your digital product ideas to life. The company has partnered with hundreds of founders and growing startups to build web and mobile apps that delight users.
Fresh Tilled Soil

Fresh Tilled Soil

Fresh Tilled Soil

Fresh Tilled Soil solves hard design UX / UI problems and brings complex product ideas to life. Over the past 13 years the team has delivered UX and product design to 700+ clients across the world.

Sales

Reveneer

Reveneer

Contact: Greg Casale

Reveneer

Contact: Greg Casale

Reveneer designs, builds & manages high-velocity inside sales operations. If you don’t have the time or expertise to build your own inside sales operation, Reveneer will do it for you. The company's all-in-one services encompass the entire operation to deliver sales results that are predictable and repeatable over time. Several Pillar portfolio companies have worked with Greg Casale at the company.
Candidate Labs

Candidate Labs

Candidate Labs

Candidate Labs is a modern search firm pairing seasoned recruiters with technology and data to ensure sales and marketing leaders are able to confidently grow their teams without compromising on speed or fit.

Strategy & Operations

ProfitWell

ProfitWell

ProfitWell

Led by CEO, Patrick Campbell, ProfitWell solves the hardest parts of subscription growth. The company provides outcome-centered products that reduce churn, optimize pricing, and grow your subscription business end-to-end.

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