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 SaboPartner, 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.
Jeremy KoempelPartner, 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.
Eileen BartholomewPrincipal Eileen Bartholomew is a technology strategist focusing on digital transformations and exponential technologies and business models. She led the operations XPRIZE, where she turned great ideas into audacious competitions to create breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Prior to joining XPRIZE, Ms. Bartholomew served in leadership positions in several large and boutique management consulting firms, including Navigant Consulting and Harbor Research.
Mike BarnesLead 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.
Shane EckelSenior Software Developer Shane has spent more than a decade architecting technical solutions at the intersection of business value creation, fantastic user experiences, and the ability to evolve at the speed of technical evolution. He approaches technical architecture and development with a background in art and design.
Ian DeJesusSenior 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.
Lauren MillerSenior Interaction Designer and Researcher Lauren has spent over a decade solving complex problems and designing engaging products and solutions. In work and in life, she strives to strike a balance between value, clarity, and playfulness - her goal is to make people’s jobs easier, more meaningful, and occasionally more fun. Lauren loves technology, human development, theoretical conversations, and futurist sci-fi.
Jenica WelchSenior Interaction Designer and Researcher Jenica enjoys navigating business challenges to turn product chaos into a carefully crafted coherent UX strategy and a carefully crafted UI. She enjoys working with internal and external clients to bring innovative ideas to life and instilling a user-centered design approach in engineering driven organizations and improving collaborating between engineers and UX designers.
Swathi AnandInteraction Designer and Researcher Swathi graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an Information Systems major and Human-Computer Interaction minor. She comes with a diverse skillset that includes programming, project management, user experience design and data strategy. She aspires to design products that are useful to people, solve problems, and provide intuitive user experiences.
Terri FuellgrafResearch 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.
Mike RhodaAlliance Partner, New Ventures Unrelentingly curious, Mike enjoys connecting disparate ideas in pursuit of novel solutions to business challenges. His 25 years of large, industrial company experience includes executive roles in general management, manufacturing operations, new product development and human resources. A true “journey” guy, Mike also has more than a decade on the ground in East Asia and South America leading diverse and global teams.
Mark CrosierAlliance 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.
Members of our team have had the great fortune to create successful ventures, products and services with amazing companies large and small.
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