Venture Advisors

Excell has assembled a broad network of scientists, engineers, business and community professionals who serve as domain experts, advisors and mentors to Excell. This high caliber team of venture advisors takes an active role in assisting Excell by routinely attending weekly pitch sessions and providing valuable expertise and insights to the vetting process.

Richard G. Couch

Founder/Chairman/CEO, Diablo Management Group

Dan Dykens

Serial Entrepreneur

Ron Goettler

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research - Simon Business School, University of Rochester

Dennis Kessler

Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester

Christine Platt, M.D., Ph.D.

Retired Ophthalmologist

Todd Scheske

Statistician/Mechanical Engineer, PEKO Precision Products Inc.

Dave Turner

Retired Managing Director and Head of Private Equity, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Jeff Valentine


Elizabeth D. Warner, M.D.

Retired Obstetrician Gynecologist and Physician Manager, Medical Editor and Author