Jere Doyle '87
Popolo Family Executive Director
Jere Doyle is a proven entrepreneur experienced in building formerly unknown companies into profitable and sustainable industry leaders. Jere founded and launched two companies, Prospective and Global Marketing, leading both from the startup phase to highly profitable businesses, and finally to successful liquidity events for all shareholders. He now operates Doyle Enterprises, where he advises a handful of Boston-based startups.
Jere works closely with entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior management teams. He helps them launch, scale, and grow their businesses and/or product lines into sustainable, long-term, successful ventures. His various roles include consultant, advisor, board member, and angel investor. Jere’s main focus is on helping to build strong, cohesive management teams capable of overcoming obstacles to success.
Jere is passionate about entrepreneurship. He is experienced at building world-class executive teams, developing and launching innovative products, and building vibrant company cultures. He has a particular expertise in all areas of consumer acquisition.
Jere received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1993 and a bachelors of science from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1987.
Kelsey Renda '12 MBA '18
Kelsey Kinton received her B.A in Communications from Boston College in 2012 and has a strong understanding of the Jesuit, Catholic learning context that the University strives to instill in its students.
Upon graduation, Kelsey was hired as Membership Coordinator for the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she was solely responsible for maintaining all Customer Relationship Management database information. Other tasks included billing and finance, generating reports, and newsletter and event production.
Aside from her first position as Membership Coordinator, Kelsey climbed the ladder and worked in a number of different departments at the Bureau, including Public Relations and Sales. During her three years with the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, she also gained a close familiarity with the city’s entrepreneurial landscape and ecosystem. Her experience has prepared her for a wide range of interactions with clients, faculty, students, alumni, and others, as well as for work in areas such as public relations, communications, marketing, operations assistance, and improvement initiatives.
Kelsey’s experience, coupled with her knowledge of Boston College ideals, will be pivotal when building on existing initiatives in the Carroll School of Management, and when reaching out further to the broader University community, alumni, and innovators far beyond Chestnut Hill.
Kristie Dickinson '14
Entrepreneur in Residence
Kristie Dickinson returns to BC as an Adjunct Professor of Design Thinking, after six years at Apple in Cupertino, CA. She is currently creating and teaching the first-ever design thinking course for undergrads in CSOM, and loving every minute of it.
While at Apple, Kristie most recently led Apple Watch efforts for Partnership Management in Worldwide Developer Relations. She acted as champion and seeker of the best third-party Watch apps around the world, and consulted start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike, on product strategy and UI/UX design.
As an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Shea Center, Kristie is focused on providing mentorship for all students interested in design, tech, marketing, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship (having a self-starter mindset within a bigger company).
Kristie graduated from BC in 2014 with a B.S. in General Management. She majored in Marketing, with a minor in International Studies for Management.
In her spare time, Kristie enjoys all things yoga/meditation/mindfulness, dabbling in vegan cooking, and writing songs at the piano.
She encourages students to reach out via email to grab coffee, or drop into office hours anytime. También le encanta hablar en español!
Entrepreneur in Residence
Ross Palley graduated from Emory University in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science.
Following relevant experience in business development and operations at EZE Software Group, Ross dove deep into the world of entrepreneurship and startups.
Ross was the lead organizer for Techstars Startup Weekend NYC for two years, and was involved at MassChallenge as a Startup Service Manager.
After serving as the Director of the Founder Institute, Ross now currently serves as a startup advisor for many promising founders and companies and is the Head of Platform at Venture Lane Startup Hub's Studio.
As an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Shea Center, Ross is focused on providing mentorship for student-founders in the Accelerate@Shea startup accelerator and guides them in their building and development processes.