Who We Are


Board Description:
STLVentureWorks provides the St. Louis region with resources and services that contribute to the success rate of business startups.  The benefits include financial assistance, space rental, shared client services and on-site management consulting.  The board is responsible for oversight management of the property and affairs of the corporation, participation in applicant selection and mentoring client companies.

Board Contact
Becky Ward
314.615.7679 | e-mail

William Gilbert

Board President
Director of Operations
Q-Up Mobile Systems

Gabriela Ramirez-Arellano

Board Vice President
Director of Entrepreneurship
Executive Director
Center for Emerging Technologies

Brian Hurd

Board Secretary
Technical Assistance Program Manager
Rice Community Development, Inc.

James Seitz

Board Treasurer
Executive Vice President
Lindell Bank

Rodney Crim

CEO & President
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

Shawna Collier

Chief Partnership Officer
Justine Petersen

Maria Degregorio

Business Counselor
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Stacey Fowler

Interim Director of Strategic Workforce & Compliance Inclusion
St. Louis Development Corporation

Matthew Gieseking

Forsyth Advisors

Sarah Jacobs

Manager, Economic Development

Kraig Kreikemeier

Kreikemeier Group

Matt Menietti

Executive Director
TechArtista Foundation

Peggy Northcott

Managing Member
Capital Performance, LLC

Gilberto Pinela

Communications Manager
Cortex Innovation Community

Bryan Rogers

Director of Long-Range Planning
Bi-State Development/Metro Transit

Dr. Patricia Suess

St. Louis Community College

Jeffery Yorg

Managing Director of Compliance & Risk
Associate General Counsel Buckingham Wealth Partners