About Us.

Bessemer Alliance is a close-knit group of dedicated partners allied with an extended network of first-rate collaborators. While the term alliance describes the composition of our company, it also speaks to our philosophy as individuals. We enjoy working with people and are always looking to cultivate long-standing alliances with our clients, collaborators and co-workers. In our experience, partnerships that are productive and meaningful not only improve the quality of life for all involved, they can be major catalysts for innovation. Learn about what we do.

Russ Sabo

Russ Sabo

Partner, President, Strategy Lead Russ has over 25 years of experience in new business creation. He brings to our clients a background anchored in both “on the street” customer-facing roles, as well as a diverse range of new business development experiences that have allowed him to successfully steer many new ventures through the icebergs of corporate politics.
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Jeremy Koempel

Jeremy Koempel

Partner, Vice President, Design Director Jeremy has managed and produced award winning, ground-breaking work for a diverse range of clients including the National Academy of Sciences, Whirlpool, Cisco, and Panasonic. He possesses a deep passion for and expertise in the areas of technology, human-centered design, and visual design and thrives to devise elegant solutions at the intersection thereof.
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Mike Barnes

Mike Barnes

Lead Analyst, Research Lead Mike has nearly a decade of experience analyzing vertical market segments and determining prevailing trends. He has worked with a wide variety of clients across industrial, infrastructure, energy, and technology segments throughout the globe. Mike is passionate about learning and is always looking to see how clients can adapt their businesses to be forward-thinking and create value for their customers.
Anthony Levin-Decanini

Anthony Levin-Decanini

Senior Designer and Researcher Anthony has 15 years of experience designing digital experiences for clients like Kennametal, Allstate, Unigroup, and The University of Chicago. He believes deeply in the value of rigorous research and collaborative design. It’s his mission to find the sweet spot between what people really want and what organizations really need.
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Matt Hancher

Matt Hancher

Project Analyst Matt is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a strong passion for research and the unwavering determination to get an answer. He is willing to search and explore through information until he unearths the data our clients need. Through both primary and secondary research, Matt has the drive to learn about the client’s space and find out where opportunities lie.
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Ian DeJesus

Ian DeJesus

Interaction Designer and Researcher Ian’s modus operandi is to challenge assumptions and get to the root of a problem. He relishes solving wickedly complex problems that result in meaningful solutions that meet the needs of users, and the business. He has extensive experience designing solutions for a range of domains including operations command-and-control, computer networking, and medical administration.
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Drew Fyock

Drew Fyock

Senior Software Engineer Drew is passionate about new technology and applying it to solve interesting challenges. Numerous years spent developing enterprise software has provided him unique insight into the needs and opportunities of that industry. Also as an open-source advocate, Drew participates in numerous OSS projects and co-organizes the local JavaScript meetup group.
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Spencer Sugarman

Spencer Sugarman

Interaction Designer and Researcher Spencer revels in uncovering, understanding, and solving problems to craft elegant experiences for users and clients alike. He believes great design comes from a foundation of inventiveness, experimentation, and rigor, and has spent almost a decade applying these principles to a diverse range of industries from education to healthcare to transportation.
Mark Crosier

Mark Crosier

Alliance Partner, New Ventures and Engineering Technology innovator and thought leader in the management and control of electricity demand though pervasive Internet devices. Recognized and well-connected leader in the European Clean Tech Sector and UK knowledge economy with extensive European and US experience.
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Terri Fuellgraf

Terri Fuellgraf

Research Analyst Terri has over 20 years of running small and medium size businesses and has translated her experience to consulting with experience in chemical, electrical and construction industries. Through her real-world experience she brings clear, pragmatic insights to each engagement.
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Andy Chen

Andy Chen

Research Analyst Andy has a background in Finance and running small businesses and uses those experiences to conduct research projects for our clients. He has a passion for learning about new industries and cultures and using that knowledge to understand their way of conducting business in order to maximize opportunities.

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Members of our team have had the great fortune to create successful ventures, products and services with amazing companies large and small.