Corporate Partners

As a key benefit to Yale entrepreneurs, YEI annually enlists a select number of companies who serve as YEI Corporate Partners. These partners are recruited to afford YEI entrepreneurs access to legal or business expertise. YEI Corporate Partners understand the enormous effort required for entrepreneurial success and generously provide support for the program through donations and in-kind services to approved YEI venture teams.

Current YEI Corporate Partners include:       


Financial planning, investments, market and industry insight.

dave janny Dave Janny, Financial Advisor
Dave has worked in the financial services industry since 1983, starting his career with Merrill Lynch. His vast experience in the business included a 10-year stint in branch management at PaineWebber from 1991-2001. Dave’s interest in helping individuals manage their financial planning and investment needs took him back to being a Financial Advisor in 2001 at UBS, which had acquired PaineWebber. In 2012 he opted to move his practice from UBS to Morgan Stanley in Westport CT. Dave has a passion for the markets and prides himself on his industry knowledge. He strives to link his market outlook with the financial goals of his clients.


Incorporation, finance agreements and business transactions.

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Frank Marco, Partner
Frank is a partner in the firm's Corporate Practice Department and Chair of the firm's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Clean Technology Practice Group. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate, finance and securities law.
paul hughes Paul Hughes, Partner
Paul Hughes is the former Chair of the firm's Corporate Department and also practices in the Health Care Department. He is experienced with the representation and operation of both mature and emerging growth companies in a variety of industries including energy and utilities, information technology, clean technology, telecommunications, biotechnology, health care services, manufacturing and outsourcing.

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 james schulwolfJames Schulwolf, Partner
Jim Schulwolf represents senior and mezzanine lenders, institutional investors, venture capital investors (including SBICs), private equity funds, hedge funds, emerging growth companies and private companies in financing, investment, leasing, acquisition, corporate, licensing and restructuring transactions.  
matt monteithMatthew Monteith, Associate
Matthew Monteith practices primarily in the areas of business and finance.  Matthew represents commercial banks, venture capital investors, private equity funds, tax credit financiers and other senior and junior lending institutions, as well as emerging growth companies and other corporate borrowers.


The patent process, filing a patent, first to file.
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bas nabulsi Bas Nabulsi, Partner
In his twenty five-plus years as an intellectual property attorney, Mr. Nabulsi has spent almost equal amounts of time in-house and in private practice.  His extensive in-house experience, broad-based engineering background and first-hand familiarity with the dynamics of product development and product commercialization have enabled him to provide valued counsel to clients across a broad range of industries and technologies.

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anthony sabatelli Anthony Sabatelli, Partner
Anthony D. Sabatelli is an experienced patent practitioner and former biotech executive and research scientist, who provides insightful, practical, and business-oriented service to his clients. Although his primary focus is on biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry, he has had broad experience across many areas of the chemical field including formulations and polymers.


Best accounting practices and tax issues for startups including choosing a legal entity, keeping records and necessary filings.

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dominic scarano Dominic Scarano, Partner
Dominic Scarano, Jr. became a partner in Bailey, Schaefer & Errato in 1998, after serving as a manager in the firm.  Prior to that, Dominic was a manager at Bailey Moore Glazer Schaefer & Proto.  He is a member of the Boards of the Better Business Bureau (Treasurer) and the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce (Treasurer). 

andrew errato Andrew Errato, Partner
Andrew J. Errato was a founding partner of Bailey, Schaefer & Errato in 1992.  Prior to that, Andy was a partner in the CPA firm of Bailey Moore Glazer Schaefer & Proto.  Throughout his CPA career, Andy had an integral role in firm management and staff development, in addition to client responsibility. He started his career with Arthur Young & Company, rising to Senior / Manager on the audit staff. 

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lisa lasaracina Lisa LaSaracina, Partner
Before cofounding FML, Lisa spent 10 years at Ernst & Young's Hartford office, rising to the rank of tax senior manager. Her experience covers a range of industry categories, from service companies and major manufacturers to biotech innovators. Lisa has worked with businesses of all sizes - from start-ups to multibillion-dollar publicly traded companies.
frank milone Frank Milone, Partner
When combined with his 10 years of experience at Ernst & Young prior to co-founding FML, Frank has over 20 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to technology, biotechnology, medical device, manufacturing, consumer products and service companies. He has significant experience working with start-up high-growth companies with areas of expertise including revenue recognition and accounting for complex equity transactions.


The importance of branding and how to build a brand.

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noah simon Noah Simon, Managing Director
Noah is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction. His work as a brand designer has had a foundational impact on international media projects, museums, and NPOs. He mentors new ventures through the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, and has recently overseen the design and strategy of successful economic development fundraising efforts totaling $193 million. His work has received awards and recognition from Graphis, Print Magazine, the American Planning Association and The New York Times. Prior to founding Fish, he was a graphic designer at Cummings & Good. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. 
howard fish Howard Fish, Director for Clients
He has led branding and communication work for museums, art centers, media companies, and universities. Prior to founding Fish, he was a communication strategist for national political campaigns, a Hong Kong-based reporter for newspapers including The Times of London and The Sydney Morning Herald, and an editor and director of media companies in the United States. Publications under his direction have won more than 30 national awards, including awards from the Art Directors Club of New York and Folio Awards for Magazine excellence. His brand work has won Graphis awards. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 


Medical device product design and commercialization.

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oleg shikhman Oleg Shikhman, Entrepreneur
Oleg is a medical device entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in product development and commercialization. He has cofounded and managed medical device startups with a number of successful exits.