Disruptive Technologists Team:

Lauren Keyson, Publisher

Lauren Keyson is a journalist for NYConvergence.com and NY Tech Council, and works with startup and first stage technology companies in her own PR and Publishing firm specializing in social media and website content. Starting out as the editor for the California-based financial publication Buyside Magazine and for various Northern California Business Journals, she moved to New York City to work on Wall Street as the Vice President of Publishing for the financial research and data company Multex.com (now owned by Reuters) and later for Instinet, the broker-dealer. She has her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, her AS in Web Development from IADT, and a Publishing Certificate from Stanford University.

Donna Hollins, Director of Operations

Donna Hollins is a seasoned professional bringing more than a decade of experience in both North America and Europe. She has an MBA from Babson College with focus on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Her background in marketing, fluency with financials and aptitude for business operations serve to benefit clients of the management consulting firm Nodson Hollins, Inc.

John Atwood, Editor

Associate Managing Editor for CCH Washington Service Bureau Inc.; publications include: SEC Today, SEC Filings Insight, International Securities and Financial Reporting Update, SEC No-Action Letter Weekly, SEC New Registrations Report. He has a BA from University of Virginia.

Louis Fico, Web Developer

Computer programming major turned web developer. After obtaining a BA in Interactive Digital Design from Quinnipiac University, Louis has become one of the most well-rounded developers in the area. From video editing to OOP in Actionscript to browser scripting, he has input into virtually every web-related subject.

Kenny Jorkin, Graphic Designer

With an AA in Web Design from International Academy of Design & Technology, and over 25 years experience in the print industry in the metropolitan area of Los Angeles, Kenny has the ability to create web and graphic designs, from beginning to end.

Maxime Keyson, Editorial Assistant & Event Coordinator

Maxime has experience in both the Corporate world and Event Coordinating. She attended Boston University and is excited to be putting together the future Disruptive Technologist meetups and meeting NYC’s most disruptive entrepreneurs!

Han Ma, Intern

Han Ma is now a MBA student at New York Institute of Technology and obtained B.A from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China.

Mia Vissichelli, Intern

Mia Vissichelli is a business student at New York Institute of Technology studying Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management.

Joanne L. Scillitoe, Advisory Board

Joanne Scillitoe, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and associate professor of Entrepreneurship in the School of Management at NYIT.