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Erin McGowan • Senior Associate Director, Snider Consulting
Erin leads Snider Consulting. Erin engages new clients, manages client relationships and coordinates across other Venture Lab programs. Prior to Snider Consulting, 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, Growth Program
Jon leads Snider Consulting’s Growth 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 Consulting, 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, Business Building
John leads Snider’s Business Building program. John coaches and advises entrepreneurs and CEOs to help drive better-informed business decisions and enable sustainable change. 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 and operations efforts since 2003. Previously, John was a program executive and instructor at Wharton Small Business Development Center; he has also worked for companies including Aramark, KPMG and multiple start-ups and started his career as a US Navy officer. John has an MBA from Wharton and a BS from Villanova University.