Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship


  • Simon Mak, PhD

    Simon Mak

    Professor of Practice
    Executive Director,
    Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship

  • Jim Bullock

    Successfully negotiated deals, handled litigation and managed teams - domestically and internationally. 

  • Chris Cook

    Entrepreneur, Investor, Board Director, Advisor. Deep experience in retail, customer experience and marketing.

  • Jim Hart

    Director of Arts Entrepreneurship; Professor of Practice; Director, Meadows Artist Bridge; Faculty in Residence of McElvaney Commons

  • Charles Hosch

    Charles has more than 35 years' experience in complex business transactions and litigation. Partner at Hosch & Morris, PLLC, Charles Hosch is a successful business and trial attorney representing his clients in complex business transactions and litigation

  • Pat Kriska

    Patricia Kriska

    Business Plans and coaching start up entrepreneurs both domestically and in other countries
    Professionalizing Non Profits on the business side-helping them to look more attractive to donors and manage their resources more effectively 

  • James Loomstein

    With more than 15 years experience in strategic planning, digital marketing and consumer insights, James is all about staying a step ahead of the digital marketing status quo.

  • Carlos Martinez

    Carlos Martinez

    Visionary leader and entrepreneur with thirty-two years of professional consulting experience in the implementation of enterprise-wide software applications and business transformation solutions in the upstream oil and gas industry.

  • Samantha Colletti

    Samantha has nearly a decade of experience in the financial services and banking industry covering venture capital, private equity, leveraged buy outs, technology and innovation. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics for Southern Methodist University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.