Our Program Team

Jean Tagliamonte

Jean Tagliamonte

Jean Tagliamonte, PMP is the Assistant Vice President for Planning and Engagement is in the Office of the Vice President for Technology and Human Resources. Jean supports the strategic initiatives and multi-year plans of Computing and Information Services, and has been directing the VIE Program since its inception. Jean also serves on the selection committee for the Ellen Rudnick '72 Student Entrepreneur Fund.

Erin McHugh

Erin McHugh

Erin McHugh is a Program Administrator in the Office of the Vice President for Technology and Human Resources. Erin supports the programming and logistics of the program, particularly its alum-led and major events.

Julian Aguilar

Julian Aguilar '23

Julian Aguilar '23 is an Interim Academic Computing Consultant in Academic Computing Services, a unit within the Office of the Vice President for Technology and Human Resources. Julian staffs the program, and manages its programmatic and mentorship components. He also provides front-line venture consulting and support to all program participants.

Alum Advisory Group

The Alum Advisory Group is an engaged community of alums who actively contribute to the enhancement of the VIE Program's operations and objectives.

Christopher Deutsch '97
Founder, Lofty Ventures

Peter Hamady '90, MBA, MSE
Founder, Stealth Mode

Eric Liu '08
Entrepreneur

Vivek Mahapatra '05
Vice President, GTM Salesforce AI (Global)

Natalie Nixon '91, PhD
Creativity Strategist & CEO, Figure 8 Thinking

Ellen Rudnick '72, MBA
Senior Advisor on Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Kristina Salen '93, MBA
Chief Financial Officer, Booksy