Mentors-on-call

Frank Homer

Project Manager
Whiting-Turner

Co-Founder
The Heylo Foundation

Frank is a project manager for a nationally recognized engineering and construction firm achieving over $5 billion in annual sales.  He has managed over $200 million in award winning projects and responsibilities have included coordinating work with owner representatives, architects, engineers, inspectors, and site subcontractors; tracking costs to manage project budgets; participating in meetings to coordinate work and manage labor concerns; implementing project schedules; tracking project phase completions against milestones; and developing contracts and purchase orders to document all work and projected costs.  

His entrepreneurial drive has carried over into real estate.  Since 2009 he has purchased and redeveloped over a dozen real estate properties with the intent to purchase ~30-40 more by 2020 and compete against the top residential developers in the mid-Atlantic.  

In 2012, he co-founded The Heylo Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing young entrepreneurs with funding, resources, and mentorship. 

Frank is a 2003 graduate of Villanova University (College of Engineering) and was recently selected as a ’40 Under 40’ National Award Winner by Building Design + Construction magazine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy/Sustainability Design
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Venture Capital and Fundraising

Preferred Contact Methodfrancis.homer@whiting-turner.com

Carl Eppolito

Sales and Business Development Leader

Carl Eppolito is a sales and business development leader with 10+ years of experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, and sales executive. Currently he is a Sr. Account Executive at SAP managing 22 named accounts across the East coast and Southeast regions. Before joining SAP, Carl completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Villanova University where he focused on Finance and held graduate internships at both SAP in Global Marketing and BNY Mellon in ForEx Analysis. Previously, Carl worked as a sales executive for technology startup Waterfall, apparel startup Mission Playground, and consultant for numerous other technology startups. He attended the University of Tennessee and holds a BSBA in Finance.

Preferred Contact Method: carl.eppolito@gmail.com

Phillip Macero, Jr.

Strategic Financial & Business Acumen with Strong Managerial Leadership

My professional career profile represents an exemplary track record within the dynamic high-tech global Fortune 500 Companies. I have held progressive senior managerial responsibilities roles at Toshiba America and Philips North America in the controllership and Sr. Director Finance roles supporting the North American Domestic Sales Operations. My accomplishments and core competencies encompass operational and business performance analysis with profit & loss accountability, managerial leadership and are complemented by my Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York and a Master’s Degree from Villanova University of which I was awarded a Graduate Fellowship for the Full – Term of the Master’s program. 

Preferred Contact Method: dmacero@aol.com

www.linkedin.com/in/macjr/

Josh Solan

Mobile, internet, and finance/investing

Josh runs xda-developers.com, the premier Android development-related community in the world, and is a co-founder of the company that created Themer, an app that lets Android users transform the look and functionality of their phone's homescreen. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 (BS, The Wharton School & BAS,School of Engineering and Applied Sciences), he spent ten years at various long-short equity hedge funds. 

Preferred Contact Method: josh.solan@gmail.com

Miye Wire

Owner/Founder
MiyeWire, LLC

Co-Founder
The Heylo Foundation

Miye’s passion for entrepreneurship began shortly after college when she founded her own financial planning practice in 1990.  She is a Certified Financial Planner® and licensed investment advisor representative. Over the years she has served on several Boards and been an active participant in the local business community. 

She assists professional families and business owners, mostly in the fields of technology and government contracting, to manage their finances and plan for secure futures for themselves, their families, and their employees.

Miye earned a BA degree in Economics and Japanese from Georgetown University.

In 2012, she co-founded The Heylo Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing young entrepreneurs with funding, resources, and mentorship.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Forecasting
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Client Service
  • Business Development
  • Resource Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management

Preferred Contact Methodmwire@miyewirellc.com

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II Luscri, Director, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

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