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Erin McGowan • Senior Associate Director, Snider Center
Erin leads the Snider Center. Erin engages new clients, manages client relationships and coordinates across other Venture Lab programs. Prior to Snider Center, Erin managed the Wharton Small Business Development Center programs for over a decade. Erin has a background in social enterprise from her work at New York City-based Housing Works. Erin started her career in Corporate Services at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Erin has a Master’s Degree in in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jon Potter • Program Director, Snider Venture Consulting
Jon leads the Snider Venture Consulting program. Jon manages client relationships and oversees the content of each project ensuring the delivery of high caliber work by the individual teams. Prior to his work with the Snider Center, Jon oversaw the Growth Consulting Program for the Wharton SBDC for four years. His previous roles include Economic Development Manager for University City District in Philadelphia, Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, and founding Executive Director of The DREAM Program, a youth mentoring nonprofit. Jon has an MBA from MIT Sloan and BA from Dartmouth College.
John Ondik • Program Director, Snider Venture Advising
John leads Snider’s Advisory services. John coaches and advises entrepreneurs and CEOs to help drive critical insights to make them better informed business decisions. In addition to his work with Snider, he is the owner of The Ondik Group, a management consulting firm which has been advising businesses and government in a variety of strategy, operations and business development efforts since 2003. Previously, John has worked at multiple companies including most recently as VP of military services at Aramark. John has an MBA from Wharton and a BS from Villanova University.