(L-R) John Williamson, Tendai Charasika, Suzanne Bergmeister and Larry Horn

Venture Connectors is excited to announce new leadership for 2018!

Tendai Charasika, CEO of SuperFanU, has been named chairman of the region’s premier entrepreneur and investor forum. Other new members of the executive committee are: president, Larry Horn, president of Great American Specialty Fasteners and CEO of Derby City Cut & Sew; and president-elect, John Williamson, founder and CEO of RCM Brain.

"It's an honor and privilege to serve as president of Venture Connectors," Horn said. "I look forward to creating synergies between organizations that will bring the entrepreneurial ecosystem closer. This will create tremendous value for our members, stakeholders and the community."

Outgoing chair Suzanne Bergmeister, entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Louisville College of Business, has rolled off the board after 12 years of service in various leadership positions. We honored her at our December luncheon.

New directors to our 22-member board include: Kevin Bauman, business development professional; Nathan Fort, partner at Fort Phelps; Demetrius Gray, founder of Weathercheck; and Caroline Hafele, manager of entrepreneur selection and growth for Endeavor Louisville. Officers serve two-year terms, and directors serve three-year terms.

For more than 20 years, Venture Connectors is proud to have served as a catalyst for entrepreneurial and investment activity in the Louisville region.