MarySheila E. McDonald, John F. Scarpa Professor of Entrepreneurship


Affiliated Faculty

Richard Booth, Professor of Law & Martin G. McGuinn Chair in Business Law

Jennifer O'Hare, Professor of Law

Michael RischVice Dean & Professor of Law

Komal VaidyaDirector, Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship & Assistant Professor of Law



The Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) position is key to the Scarpa Center’s vision and mission to focus on the intersection of business and law through cross-disciplinary programming, groundbreaking coursework and real-world learning opportunities. During the semester-long tenure, the EIR will hold regular office hours to mentor Villanova Law students and other students across campus, advise and coach for student competitions and offer guest lectures in courses aligned with his or her expertise. The Center will have an EIR each semester during the academic year.


Spring 2024


Terrence Low
Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Lavelle Wines 

Terrence Low is an entrepreneur, strategic thinker and cultural innovator with a decade of experience on intrapreneurial teams at Fortune 500 companies like IBM and LinkedIn. His expertise in brand building, identifying and molding emerging market trends has led him to a significant role at Michael Lavelle Wines. In his role as CEO, he ensures that every aspect of Michael Lavelle Wines' vision is executed to the highest standard, blending strategy, creativity and operational excellence. Under his leadership, the company has grown from one market in 2020 to over 15 in 2023, leveraging partnerships with The Alinea Group, Whole Foods, Soho House, Marriott, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and more.  

Michael Lavelle Wines is an award-winning premium wine company, co-founded by Low alongside Aaron "Michael" Coad and partners, sommelier Devin M. Kennedy and Brandon L. Crump. Launched in June 2020, it is the youngest Black-owned wine company. The founders recognized an untapped market: fresh, culturally relevant wine experiences for millennials and minority audiences. Their approach combines art, education and unique wine experiences, as evidenced through “The Iris Collection.”

Hailing from Chicago's Southside, Low's journey is marked by a BA in Economics from Howard University and a persistent curiosity for connecting disparate elements and challenging norms. This drive for cultural and market disruption guided him into the consumer goods industry through the wine and spirits industry. 



Peter Groverman ’10, is co-founder and vice chairman of Grovara. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Grovara is the first B2B marketplace for natural and organic brands. Its technology platform connects US healthy consumer brands with international retailers, helping to prepare companies for the global marketplace. His other businesses include Product Search Live, an innovative shopping experience; BFY Media, a media network focusing on global wellness health and food; Stretch Gallery, a virtual and physical art gallery in Miami; and the R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation, a nonprofit helping those affected by natural disasters. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami and a JD from Villanova Law. Groverman served as Villanova Law's EIR in spring 2023.


Jane Winchester Paradis was born in New England, raised in Georgia, attended to boarding school in Massachusetts, went to college in Florida and then started her career in fashion in New York City. After 12 years at Lilly Pulitzer, she left to pursue a dream to build a brand that would connect with customers across the country, creating quality, chic, coin jewelry with meaning behind each piece. Jane Win Jewelry launched in December 2017. Paradis served as Villanova Law's EIR in fall 2023. 


Justin Rosenberg is founder and CEO of the fast-casual restaurant, honeygrow. Established in 2012 in Philadelphia, honeygrow has 20+ locations in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, with plans for additional locations. Rosenberg earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State University and an MBA from Temple University. He served as Villanova Law's inauagural EIR in Fall 2022.

MarySheila E. McDonald
John F. Scarpa Professor of Entrepreneurship
Director, Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085