CWRU Entrepreneurship Speaker Series | Dan T. Moore, President & CEO, Dan T. Moore Company, Zac Ponsky, President & CEO, Ponsky Capital Partners, Mada Helou, MD, University Hospitals

CWRU Entrepreneurship Speaker Series | Dan T. Moore, President & CEO, Dan T. Moore Company, Zac Ponsky, President & CEO, Ponsky Capital Partners, Mada Helou, MD, University Hospitals

by Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Lecture Entrepreneurship Student Life Engineering Digital Event

Tue, 26 May 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Join us on May 26 at 1:00 pm via Zoom as part of the Case Western Reserve University Entrepreneurship Series for a Roundtable Discussion with Dan T. Moore, President & CEO | Dan T. Moore Company; Zac Ponsky, President & CEO | Ponsky Capital Partners; and Dr. Mada Helou, MD & Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology | University Hospitals.  They will discuss their career journies, entrepreneurship, and how the COVID-19 crisis impacts their respective industries.

Moore, Ponsky, and Helou made the news recently as the leads of organizations that collaborated to develop a new ventilator for COVID-19 patients. The electric pneumatic resuscitators, which are a third of the cost of normal ventilators, are meant to support patients waiting for more extensive hospital ventilators. Read the story here (

The conversation will be facilitated by Brad Goldstrom BS, Biomedical Engineering ('20), who will now be pursuing a Master's Degree in BME.   

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We will also be broadcasting this roundtable and future roundtables to Facebook Live on CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship's Facebook page on May 26th starting at 1 pm. 

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Zac Ponsky

President & CEO

Ponsky Capital Partners

Zac Ponsky has had an extensive career in real estate development and investments. Zac is an expert at underwriting, risk management and project/development management.   Zac has spent his career in both banking and real estate development and has experience in complex real estate financing structures.  Zac’s work has focused around large scale institutional and private development projects. In addition to Ponsky Capital Partners, Zac is currently a partner at Midwest Development Partners and Empressas Familiares. In this role, Zac has investment management responsibilities and is charged with oversight of acquisitions, development, repositioning assets and equity partnerships.

Zac is a current board member of AmFinFinancial Corp., current founder and Co-Chairman of the Board for Medworks, Executive Director for MobileMed One Foundation and Board member of Medwish International. In addition, Zac concluded an executive education program at Harvard University in the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Zac graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.S. in Education and University of Southern California Irvine in Development and Construction.

Prior to his current work, Zac was employed at LexinCapital where Zac had responsibilities of originating equity investments and joint ventures for the firm across several major U.S. markets. In this role, Zac also had a concentration on new business development and acquisitions. Prior to joining LexinCapital, Zac was the Director of AmTrust Bank’s (AMT) real estate department as well as the bank’s community affairs department. Zac’s responsibilities at AMT included management of the bank’s equity investments and joint venture partnerships with builders and developers. In addition, Zac directed the purchasing and property management departments of the bank. Before joining AMT, Zac worked at Trammell Crow Company, as part of their national healthcare team. He had business development responsibilities for the northeast region of the country, with a focus on healthcare facility development.

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Dan Moore

President & CEO

Dan T. Moore Company

Cleveland industrialist and entrepreneur Dan Moore as President of the Dan T. Moore Co. has been starting businesses since 1979. He currently serves as chairman of seven companies, each with its own proprietary edge: Soundwich, Inc.; Team Wendy LLC; Impact Armor Technologies LLC; Sleep Optima LLC; Tennessee Iron Products, LLC; Polyfill, LLC; and NatGasCar, LLC. He serves as director of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp (NASDAQ), Cleveland, Ohio, and Invacare Corporation (NYSE), Elyria, Ohio.

In addition to serving on the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees, Mr. Moore serves as a Trustee of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University School, and the Wendy Park Foundation. He is also on the Cleveland Metroparks Board of Park Commissioners. He holds 53 patents and degrees from Trinity College and the Harvard Business School. He has won numerous awards and honors. He has penned a blog about his motorcycle travels (the Silk Road, and most recently, the Continental Divide – When not traveling, Dan finds time to ski and sail. (CSU).

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Mada Helou

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

University Hospitals

Dr. Mada Helou, MD, is the Program Director for Anesthesiology at University Hospitals, in addition to being an Assistant Professor there.  She specializes in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Anesthesiology. Prior to working at University Hospitals, she was a resident, before becoming a fellow, at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Helou is a graduate of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine ('10) and the University of Cincinnati ('06).

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