Meet Some of PowerLink's Executives-In-Residence (EIR)
PowerLink exists to help business owners get to the next level of growth. An important part of that journey involves sitting in a meeting with a group of advisors giving lots of insight and knowledge. It can get overwhelming - that's where the EIR comes in. They are a specialized group of people who have built a business to at least $1M and have the time to give back, facilitate meetings and work with business owner/s and advisors to keep meetings productive and moving forward. We are proud to present three of our EIR's currently working with PowerLink Advisory Boards.
Wendy Mascio is a serial entrepreneur that started her entrepreneurial journey by co-founding Medical Equipment Source, LLC a multi-million dollar medical equipment company where she now serves as chairman of the board. After experiencing domestic and international success, Wendy went on to co-found VIVO Worldwide Inc. to serve as a strategic partner to Medical Equipment Source, LLC to manage the growing international distributions channels as well as medical device development where she now serves as chairman. Currently Wendy runs her latest company CompleteIt Consultants where she utilizes her talents in “getting things done” to help organizations succeed by planning, implementing and achieving their goals. Wendy’s passion for the entrepreneurial spirit has led her to be active with business development/entrepreneurial programs at several universities and organizations- Chatham University- Women’s Business Center Business Counselor, “Mentoring Board” and “My Path”, Duquesne University SBDC- Guest Speaker, University of Texas- Medical Device Incubator Consultant, University of Arizona- Incubator Consultant, Grove City College- Business Plan Competition Judge, Guest Speaker and Business Advisory Board and PowerLink-Executive in Residence. Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, Wendy was an award winning sales professional with over a decade in Pharmaceutical sales and sales training experience. Wendy believes that the entrepreneurial dream is attainable through with good planning, strategic execution and hard work.
Harry Edelman worked in the B2B marketplace throughout his business career. He served Heyl & Patterson Inc., a 128-year-old Pittsburgh company with products used in the chemical, mining, energy, renewable fuels, transportation, environmental, and metals industries for unloading and processing raw materials, in a number of executive positions, including Director of Marketing, Sr. Vice President, Executive Vice President, & COO. Known as a self-starter and lifetime learner, Harry thinks with both sides of his brain and relates comfortably with technical and creative individuals. Mentoring and coaching others has been Harry’s passion throughout his career, starting with employees and co-workers. For the last several years, Harry has served as a mentor with members of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Program of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute. Harry also works with the Katz School of Business MBA program students and the Innovation Institute Blast Furnace on bringing ideas to market. Currently Harry is an Executive in Residence with PowerLink working with their Advisory Boards and CEO Circles. Harry has enjoyed outside service in several leadership positions including GlobalPittsburgh, TeamPA International Advisory Board (founding member), and PEMA Process Equipment Manufacturers Association. Harry continued his education with Leadership Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Entrepreneurial Fellows Program and Harvard Business School Executive Education Program studying Strategic Marketing. Recently becoming a "Certified Business Development Professional". Harry and his wife live in the Strip District of Pittsburgh in a loft built in 1892. Their children live in Pittsburgh, Boston, and Barcelona Spain.
John Seiffer has founded and run several companies since 1979 – including one he ran while living 1500 miles from the company HQ. He is a past president of the International Coach Federation, and the Angel Investor Forum. John was an Entrepreneur In Residence for CTNext. He currently serves on the board of the Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Forum. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two dogs. John’s work through his CEO Boot Camp program helps scale-up companies avoid the typical growing pains and grow faster. He is the author of an e-book “Stages of Company Growth” which is available on his website www.CEOBootCamp.com.