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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.

Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna

Contact: Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna

Contact: Jerry Colonna

The founder and CEO of Reboot.IO, Inc. Colonna is a certified professional coach, Colonna draws on his wide variety of experiences to help clients design a more conscious life and make needed changes to their career to improve their performance and satisfaction. He established his coaching practice in 2007. Prior to this work, Colonna was venture capitalist focused on investing in early stage technology-related startups.
Julie Engel

Julie Engel

Contact: Julie Engel

Julie Engel

Contact: Julie Engel

Julie Engel, Ph.D. is an executive coach, organization development and team development consultant and facilitator working with executives and managers to be more resourceful, grounded and wise as they navigate the ever-changing, fast-moving, uncertain, challenging, and demanding circumstances of their work and the world.
Laura Parrott

Laura Parrott

Contact: Laura Parrott

Laura Parrott

Contact: Laura Parrott

Laura brings years of experience working with managers and leaders at tech companies and beyond to her practice.  In her role at HubSpot as their VP of Leadership & Management, as well as in her former role as a Global Lead for Manager & Leadership Development Programs at Google, she helped people managers and leaders strategically approach the challenges of leading at scale.

In addition to her full-time roles, Laura co-creates and leads innovative development programs for high potential business leaders. She regularly coaches emerging leaders from start ups in the Boston area, and was a highly regarded facilitator and designer for Intelligent.ly’s Emerge and Exchange programs.

Bob Radin

Bob Radin

Contact: Bob Radin

Bob Radin

Contact: Bob Radin

Bob Radin is a Lecturer at Boston College who teaches management and corporate governance courses in the Graduate School of Management. He also runs a CEO interview series called the Manager’s Studio. His research has focused on power and influence in the boardroom and governance in the mutual funds industry. In addition, he serves as an executive coach to executives in the financial services industry and early stage companies and is a co-founder of Frost Ice Loft located in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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.
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.
10x Management

10x Management

Contact: Sam Zeisler

10x Management

Contact: Sam Zeisler

10x has taken the model of talent representation from the entertainment and sports world and applied it to the tech world - 10x represents and manages high-level, pre-vetted freelance and contract engineers, developers, designers, and other technical experts. Startups can enjoy a hassle-free contracting process at no additional cost other than the standard rate of the person they work with.
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. We We Make Heart's work here. He helped to create the Pillar brand and website.
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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