Welcoming New Member Richard Tillberg

We are pleased to welcome Richard Tillberg as our newest member of RVI.

Richard Tillberg, New RVI Member

Richard Tillberg, New RVI Member

Richard Tillberg comes to RVI with 25 years of consulting experience, primarily in mediation and real estate development. For the past ten years, he has been running his own consulting company called Richard Tillberg Consulting. His company provides mediation services in all areas, concentrating on real estate, business and legacy disputes. He also facilitates public input or citizen decision-making, primarily with local municipalities.

Before starting his own venture, Richard was Vice President of Urban Futures Inc., Where he consulted for local municipalities relating to public/private real estate development projects.

Richard holds a certificate in Mediation from UC Irvine, an MA in Urban Planning from Morgan State University, and a BA from The College of William & Mary in History and Philosophy. To learn more about Richard, check out his LinkedIn profile here.

Welcoming New RVI Members Aarush Manchanda and Nick Gardner

We are pleased to welcome Nick Gardner and Aarush Manchanda as RVI's newest members.

Nick Gardner, New RVI Member

Nick Gardner, New RVI Member

Nick Gardner is the Owner/President of NGM Services Inc, a mechanical services company specializing in plumbing, heating, welding, construction, and Residential, Commercial and Industrial equipment installation.

Nick is a certified Master Plumber and Welder, and has twenty years of experience in mechanical contracting. Nick is an alumnus of Westfield State College and Greenfield Community College.

To learn more about Nick, check out his LinkedIn profile here.

 
Dr. Aarush Manchanda, New RVI Member

Dr. Aarush Manchanda, New RVI Member

Dr. Aarush Manchanda is in the trenches of heart disease and precision medicine every day--and has been for over 10 years. After receiving his medical degree from most prestigious Medical College in India, he immigrated to the United States where he completed his internship and residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

He earned many top awards as a student, resident, and researcher, including the Resident of the Year Award from George Washington University and the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington D.C., and the Best Resident Research Award from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania for consecutive years. He continued to be a leader amongst this colleagues serving as a chief fellow at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.

After graduating from fellowship in 2010 and being board certified in five specialties: internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, and echocardiography., he took the role of Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services at Intermountain Cedar City Hospital--in Utah.

In this role, he brought comprehensive cardiology services including state of the art multimodality cardiology, once thought to be only a fantasy for the rural community of Cedar City, into the realm of everyday practice. Dr. Aarush Manchanda has made it his life's work to facilitate a health-conscious community and is at the forefront of shared decision making and personalized medicine. He strongly believes this to be the mantra for "precision cardiology", a term coined by him. His first step towards precision cardiology is educating people about the heart and how it works (https://www.theartisansapproach.com) and continuously seeks ways to make understanding complex health issues accessible to everyone. Aarush published a book in 2016 entitled “Your Heart House: An Artisan’s Approach™ to Understanding Heart Health”.

Dr. Aarush Manchanda (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aarushmanchanda) is an active investor with widespread interests, ranging from healthcare and wellness tech solutions using digital health, genomics & precision medicine, telehealth, artificial intelligence, iOT, biosensors, nanotechnology to fintech and ride sharing companies. He is a Board of Director at Portable Genomics, an adviser at Massive Bio, Fruitstreet, and sixsents, and a Co-Founder of a telemedicine startup called This American Doc.

He currently works as a cardiology faculty at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield MA, affiliated with University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Aarush Manchanda lives with his wife, two daughters and son in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and spends his leisure time skiing, playing golf, and meditating. To learn more about Dr. Aarush Manchanda, you can find him on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.


 

Welcoming New RVI Members: Andrew Klopfer, Mike Michon and Norm Smith

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Klopfer, Mike Michon and Norm Smith as RVI's newest members.

Andrew Klopfer, Returning RVI Member

Andrew Klopfer, Returning RVI Member

Andrew Klopfer is a returning RVI member. He has experience with over 3 million square feet of commercial real estate, analyzing businesses, client management and selling business opportunities to investors. He is a relationship builder and seller in his heart and thrives on helping organizations and people understand risk and make money. Andrew has spent the past 4 years at ARK Ventures, LLC, where he runs Business Development and Investment Strategy. 

Andrew brings strong experience in business development, sales, prospecting, asset management, due diligence, investor presentations, and relationship management. He is passionate about hockey, and was formerly a journalist. Andrew is certified in Real Estate Finance, received his MBA from Babson College, and his BS from Union College in upstate New York. 

Mike Michon, New RVI Member

Mike Michon, New RVI Member

Mike Michon has 26 years’ experience in building and real estate management. Currently, Mike is the Principal at Interland Real Estate, LLC. He previously worked for St. Michael’s Construction, Corp. 

Mike has received a number of building and construction management certifications from Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute for Technology, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Technology from Framingham State University.

Norm Smith, New RVI Member

Norm Smith, New RVI Member

Norm Smith is an innovative executive adviser to privately held businesses with extensive experience leading and managing complex organizations in sophisticated and challenging environments. 

Previously, Norm worked at the MassMutual Financial Group, a Fortune 100 company, for sixteen years, serving for more than a decade as either its Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer or Chief Financial Officer of its U.S. insurance operations.  A CPA, he has a held a variety of other senior financial roles including being the Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Paul Revere Insurance Group (now UNUM) when it was publicly traded on the NYSE and Audit Committee Chair for an offshore reinsurer majority owned by Cerberus Capital Management.   

Prior to joining MassMutual, he spent six years as a founding member of a hedge fund and hedge fund back office business.

Norm holds both an MBA and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. At UMass, he was given the ECAC Merit Medal awarded to the outstanding senior student athlete, and he remains an actively involved alumnus across a range of programs and initiatives.