BIANYS Staff

Marc Alessi

Marc Alessi

Executive Director

Marc, a former state legislator, is a serial entrepreneur; having started companies across a number of sectors
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Marc is a serial entrepreneur; having started companies across a number of sectors, he has also been an active angel investor in a number of start-ups and is the former Executive Director of the Long Island Angel Network (LIAN).

Marc is a Corporate Attorney by training, and has been a consultant or advisor to a number of start-up companies and incubators in the Information Technology, Energy, Security, and Biotechnology sectors.

Marc is on the Board of Directors of Peconic Bay Hospital and the Long Island Power Authority, one of the largest public power utilities in the nation.

Marc is on the Board of Advisors of a handful of not for profits, such as the Nassau Suffolk Law Services (provides civil legal services to the poor) and the East End Arts Council.

Marc is a former New York State Legislator and had spear-headed legislation for entrepreneurial development & technology innovation.

Marc has a BA from SUNY Albany and a JD from Touro Law School.

Jessica Jin

Jessica Jin

Staff

Jessica is the Data Analysis expert on staff
More About Jessica
Jessica is the Outreach Coordinator of Stony Brook Entrepuer Club and has been selected as the Student Ambassador and Data Analysis Committee Member of the President’s Council of Student Advisors.

She worked on the IBM Watson for Patient Safety project at Celgene as the Safety Operations Intern. She performed market analysis on the China Surgical Stapling Devices Market to benchmark competitors as the Product Marketing Intern at Medtronic.

She is a studying Information Systems and Applied Mathematics & Statistics with a minor in Entruepurship in the Honors College at Stony Brook University. Raised in Shanghai, China she came to the U.S at the age of 16. Jessica is an entrepreneur with a passion for about empowering women. During her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, reading, and swimming

Tom Mariner

Tom Mariner

Web Guy

Years of C-Suite experience with technology firms has helped Tom turn great ideas into shipping products.
About Tom

Tom has led or been on great teams that have given us the video game, handheld game, microcontroller, auto electronics, and medical device industries. He has helped lay the groundwork and commercialized fields as diverse as speech synthesis and recognition, wireless and wired data networking, and artificial intelligence.

Among the “firsts” are technology for healthcare systems for countries, annual reports for the hotel and hospital industry associations, nationwide banking systems, monitoring systems for the US Telcom Industry, mainframe and embedded real-time operating systems, and the first use of Windows in embedded control development systems.

He helped found, grow to nine-figure annual sales, and exit a company that grew to dominate its market as the developer, manufacturer, and worldwide seller of medical imaging systems.

Most importantly, yell at him about this website.