The 2013 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 8


Neel Sus

Neel is an engineer by education but a true business man by trade. He’s currently the CEO of Susco Solutions, a productivity software development firm, and Touch Studios, a mobile development firm, both based in New Orleans. Outside of his own businesses, he is a founding member of Net2NO, a mentor to young entrepreneurs, and is involved as a board or committee member in many local organizations including the American Marketing Association, Louisiana Technology Council, and GNO, Inc.  On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Nic Perkin

Nic co-founded the rapidly growing firm, The Receivables Exchange, which offers an online marketplace for receivables. The company has made national news non-stop with their top management team, NYSE Euronext partnership, and their success while being based outside of New York. In 2013, Nic Co-founded the Spearpoint Buyout Group and is now Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of the group. On LinkedIn.

Patrick Comer

Patrick is the CEO of Federated Sample, one of the hottest start-ups on the Silicon Bayou. Federated Sample, launched in March of 2010, is a market research technology firm based in New Orleans that focuses on bringing efficiency and automation to online sampling via their primary product, Fulcrum.  After starting out as one man at a desk in Launch Pad, FedSample now has a rapidly growing staff.  On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Patrick Mulhearn

Patrick is the Director of Studio Operations at Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at the Celtic Media Centre. He is also a founding members of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association. Through his work as a marketing producer, he produced and directed on-air promotions and campaigns. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Peter Bodenheimer

We’ve referred to Peter previously as a behind-the-scenes guy who gets things done. His resume shows a man who quickly rose through the ranks of interactive marketing. Today he is a partner atFlatStack, a software development firm, an, “untitled collaborator” for Voodoo Ventures, and a partner and co-founder of Launch Pad Ignition. Peter’s passion and drive are sure to bring many more successes to him and those around him in the future. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Peter Ragusa

Peter is one part of the duo behind mobile health companyBetter Day™ Health. Peter, MD, MPH is the CEO and Co-founder. He is a graduate of LSU, the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Yale School of Public Health. He has 10 years of startup, health policy, technology, and healthcare experience. On LinkedIn.

Ralph Maurer

Ralph is the Executive Director of Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane in addition to his other positions at the university, which include working as a professor of the practice of strategy and entrepreneurship and the Executive Director of the Family Business Center. He also co-founded Elstrott, Maurer & Hunnewell with other members of the 2013 SBN 100. On LinkedIn.

Rand Ragusa

Rand is the other half of the duo behind mobile health company VoiceHIT. He is the Senior VP of Business Development and Co-founder of the company. He has held senior executive roles with four Silicon Valley start-ups and has 14 years of technology and software sales, marketing, and business development experience. On LinkedIn.

Ravi Prakash

Previously the Operations Manager at The Idea Village, Ravi is now the full-time CTO at Dinner Lab, a consumer dining experience that brings together up and coming chefs in interesting locations across 10 cities. Ravi understand business processes, translate them into technology requirements and improve organizational efficiencies. On LinkedIn.

Robbie Vitrano

Robbie Vitrano is a name frequently tossed around on the Silicon Bayou because he’s involved in numerous corners of it.  His claims to fame include his role as a co-founder of the Idea Village, a co-founder of Naked Pizza, Chairman of Trumpet, CEO of Trumpet Ventures, and a Board member of GNO, Inc. Robbie also mentors entrepreneurs through Launch Pad Ignition and speaks around the world on branding and communications. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Rodrick Miller

Rod is the President and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance, the official economic development public-private partnership for the City of New Orleans. In 2013, the organization released ProsperityNOLA,  a city-wide plan for economic development that focuses heavily on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurship and identifies the Creative Digital Media industry cluster as a key target for growth over the next five years. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Thanks again to our sponsors: 365 ConnectNew Orleans Startup FundLaunch PadRon Bienvenu,Eiffel Society and The Idea Village!

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