ROI Influencers: Technology 2021 — Founders (A-M)

Don Katz, Thai Lee and David Rosenberg appear in our Top 10.

Read the Founders from N-Z here.

Jarrett Bauer
Co-founder & CEO
Health Recovery Solutions

Fast-growing company, based in Hoboken, offers suite of telehealth services aimed at reducing hospital readmissions and allowing patients to better engage in their own care.

Alex Baydin
Founder & CEO

His proprietary platform that helps companies monitor and resolve potential compliance violations in their marketing and advertising has made him a highly regarded thought leader.

Saki Dodelson
Founder & CEO

A visionary in online education, she recently launched Beable, which teaches life-readiness skills all students need to unlock economic opportunity. Prior to that, she founded and ran Achieve3000, where she pioneered online differentiated learning.

Ashley Edwards
Founder & CEO
MindRight Health

Her Newark-based tech startup provides culturally responsive and preventative mental health coaching over text message to empower underserved communities to heal from trauma. Youngest member of our list also serves as East Coast impact chair of Forbes’ 30 Under 30.

Andras Forgacs
Co-founder & CEO
Modern Meadow

Company seeks to transform the world of materials by unlocking the power of nature using biomaterials that are inspired by leather and made from plant-derived protein — not from animals. 

Gilles Gade
Founder & CEO
Cross River

He has merged established expertise of a bank with innovation and product offering of a tech company — which was evident when Cross River handled more than 100,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans, the fourth-highest of any bank in the country.

Anthony Gaud; James Hammerstedt
Co-founder & CEO; Co-founder & chief financial officer
Gaud-Hammer Gaming Group

Gaud (the media and entertainment exec) and Hammerstedt (the accounting expert) have created an Atlantic City company that is transforming the esports experience.

Jessica Gonzalez
Founder & CEO

Serial entrepreneur, who served on Gov. Phil Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Commission, showed her startup skill when she pivoted her latest company, VendX, after the pandemic hit.

Rita Gurevich
Founder & CEO
SPHERE Technology Solutions

Cybersecurity business provides its robust software solution, SPHEREboard, and subject matter expertise for data governance, identity and privileged access management needs for Fortune 100 financial, health care, retail and energy companies.

Sam Gutmann
Co-founder & CEO

Software entrepreneur and business builder pioneered the online and cloud backup and recovery space. Also has served as entrepreneur in residence and managing director at Golden Seeds.

Roy LaManna
Founder & CEO

Cutting-edge technology provides digital infrastructure for audio and video distribution, content protection, rights management, advanced payments and data tracking.

Flint Lane
Founder & CEO

Company is the leading provider of order-to-cash solutions. In other words, it makes it easier for companies to get paid with its cloud-based accounts receivable platform.

To read the Founders from N-Z, click here.

To read the rest of the ROI Influencers: Technology 2021, click here.