Center Mentors

Our Center Mentor Program is just one of the ways you can connect with our amazing entrepreneurial ecosystem. If you want more information on the program, or to become a Center Mentor, email Kelli Gradin at [email protected].  If you are interested in meeting with some of our mentors, email Center Coordinator Kelli Gradin at the email above, or click the link below to see the schedule, and sign up to meet with our upcoming mentors! 

Fall 2021  Mentor Schedule and SignUp

Meet some of our Mentors-

Hear from Kelly-

Megan Towle

 Megan Towle ’16 joined UnitedHealth Group after graduation from CSB, through the consulting development program. She currently works as a Program Manager at United HealthCare, focused on social determinants of health.

Outside of her day job, Megan is the co-founder of Cedar Films, a Minneapolis based videography company specializing in wedding videography, commercial clients, and documentary film making. Megan’s latest film project, Refugee is Not My Name, won multiple awards on the film festival circuit and was recently released to the public. She is currently in post-production for her latest project, Tent City. At CSB, Megan was a co-director of Extending the Link, an on-campus documentary film organization.

   

Nick Leonard-Mason

 Nick has 20 years of experience providing counsel to businesses and their leaders. After several years as an attorney at two large national law firms, he has led businesses as CEO and General Counsel. He has also advised other entrepreneurs and business clients having acted as “outside” in-house counsel for many businesses.

Nick is a member of Sapientia’s COVID-19 Business Counsel team formed in response to the pandemic. In this role, he uses his extensive experience advising business clients, as well as owning and operating small businesses himself, to help clients navigate the complexities of COVID-19 federal loans programs and financial assistance available to small businesses that are impacted by the pandemic.

Nick has advised clients from many different industries. He has represented companies in technology (medical device, computer hardware & software, and handheld devices), hospitality (restaurants, breweries, hotels, and sports & fitness), recreational vehicles, medical, advertising and media, construction, and manufacturing. Nick’s practice also includes representing clients in Title IX sex discrimination claims.

Being very comfortable handling all sizes of litigation, he has managed extremely large complicated patent lawsuits and represented clients in administrative and licensing hearings. He is efficient at obtaining resolutions by effectively working with a team of litigators. As a former General Counsel and business owner, he is sensitive to efficiency and being cost-minded when pursing his clients’ interests.

Nick is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get things done. Prior to joining Sapientia, Nick created several successful businesses, including award-winning sports bars in New York City and Los Angeles. While he has lived on both coasts, he calls Minnesota home. Lately, he has been enjoying building out his garden and finding adventure outdoors with his husband John.