Leadership Team

SunDown RunDown Group's Leadership Team is comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs, community development, financial, and business professionals with the united goal to help entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next step.
Board of Directors -
Providing Oversight and Direction for
SunDown RunDown Group

Brett Bringardner

Brett is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in new business development. He successful built and exited a custom store fixture business and built and exited from Talon Microelectronics, an e-waste recycler and reseller. Brett also served as an entrepreneur in residence at the Columbus, OH based OnVentures and later founded LibriLoop, a closed loop recycler that takes books and recycles them into reusable paper products for libraries and school systems.

Dennis Garlington

Dennis brings his wealth of experience in opportunity analysis, capital and financial modeling, and performing due diligence on management, lenders, and investors for corporations and new ventures with revenues under $200M. Dennis also volunteers his time with the OSU Business Plan Competition as a mentor and judge and also a mentor for the Scioto Ridge Job Networking Group.

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Looking for a qualified member to round out the board of directors. Should have prior board experience working with a not-for-profit serving entrepreneurs.








Paul Proffitt

Founded SunDown RunDown in March of 2013. Also runs the Central Ohio Chapter. Background in Higher Ed, Data Analysis, Business Development and Digital Marketing. Proffitt has worked on a number of startups and was involved with two, now defunct, incubators in the late 1990s in Central Ohio. Proffitt volunteers for the OSU Business Plan Competition as a judge and mentor.

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Looking for a seasoned VP for SunDown RunDown to act as the Chair for the Chapter Committee and be a backup to the President of SDRD.

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Looking for a seasoned Treasurer for SunDown RunDown to act as the Chair for the Venture Fund and Fundraising Committees and help audit the books.





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Looking for an experienced secretary for the board of directors to manage all communications and keeping the minutes for the board and making sure committees are documenting their activities.

Chapter Committee -
Coordinating activities of the chapters

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Looking for a seasoned VP for SunDown RunDown to act as the Chair for the Chapter Committee and be a backup to the President of SDRD.

Paul Proffitt

Founded SunDown RunDown in March of 2013. Also runs the Central Ohio Chapter. Background in Higher Ed, Data Analysis, Business Development and Digital Marketing. Proffitt has worked on a number of startups and was involved with two, now defunct, incubators in the late 1990s in Central Ohio. Proffitt volunteers for the OSU Business Plan Competition as a judge and mentor.

Katie Mang

Founded the Akron chapter in 2013 after pitching at a Columbus event for her company Voolla. Katie brings her background in volunteer management, higher education management and social entrepreneurship to SunDown RunDown's community of talented and diverse professionals.

Bob Cohen

Founded the Mansfield chapter in 2013 after seeing the concept replicated in Akron and checking out a Central Ohio event in New Albany. Bob is the CEO of BrainTree and brings years of experience in business development and securing capital for startups.

Rob Johnston

Founded the Canton, Ohio chapter in 2014 after seeing the concept replicated in Mansfield, Ohio and checking out a Northeast Ohio event in Akron, Ohio. Rob has over 15 years of experience driving strategic, technical and tactical consulting services and solutions to major, mid-tier and emerging pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device and life science development companies. Rob is currently a Partner with 3-D Business Accelerator, a BDeWees Consulting Company. His expertise includes developing new business, establishing strategic partnerships, branding / marketing and overseeing the delivery of consulting solutions focused on start-up, early stage and existing companies.

Program Committee -
Developing and Evaluating new & current initiatives

Mikey Widner

Breadth of experience and willingness to listen will serve Sundown Rundown well. Problem solver and organizer. Believer in doing things well the first time or doing it better the second. If we are doing it correctly, it will be fun!

Brett Bringardner

Brett is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in new business development. He successful built and exited a custom store fixture business and built and exited from Talon Microelectronics, an e-waste recycler and reseller. Brett also served as an entrepreneur in residence at the Columbus, OH based OnVentures and later founded LibriLoop, a closed loop recycler that takes books and recycles them into reusable paper products for libraries and school systems.

Andi Sie

Andi Sie is an investor, advisor and a serial startup entrepreneur with over 22 years of experience in creating, launching, executing and managing initiatives to validate new innovations and drive customer growth. He has invested in real estate, medical and various tech startups. He is currently leading a locally funded startups based in Ohio; eEvent.com and eSolutech.com. As a missionary entrepreneur, Andi believes in the power of entrepreneurship to change the world. He loves to help and empower other aspiring entrepreneurs.

Venture Fund Committee -
Evaluating Applications to
The Venture Capital Fund

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Brett Bringardner

Brett is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in new business development. He successful built and exited a custom store fixture business and built and exited from Talon Microelectronics, an e-waste recycler and reseller. Brett also served as an entrepreneur in residence at the Columbus, OH based OnVentures and later founded LibriLoop, a closed loop recycler that takes books and recycles them into reusable paper products for libraries and school systems.

Andi Sie

Andi Sie is an investor, advisor and a serial startup entrepreneur with over 22 years of experience in creating, launching, executing and managing initiatives to validate new innovations and drive customer growth. He has invested in real estate, medical and various tech startups. He is currently leading a locally funded startups based in Ohio; eEvent.com and eSolutech.com. As a missionary entrepreneur, Andi believes in the power of entrepreneurship to change the world. He loves to help and empower other aspiring entrepreneurs.

Andy Stewart

Andy is an energetic entrepreneur with more than 15 years of hands-on management experience with startups, early-stage companies. He has held leadership roles with Go BIG Network (now Startups.co / Fundable.com), InsuranceAgents.com (acquired by Bankrate), SJH Ventures, Miller Gold Partners, Dynamic Media Group, and C Magazine. Areas of expertise include: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Business Development, Project Management, Product Development, Operations, Marketing, Lead Generation, Fund Raising and Investor Relations.

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Fundraising Committee -
Raising Money to Fund Activities & Programs

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Brett Bringardner

Brett is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in new business development. He successful built and exited a custom store fixture business and built and exited from Talon Microelectronics, an e-waste recycler and reseller. Brett also served as an entrepreneur in residence at the Columbus, OH based OnVentures and later founded LibriLoop, a closed loop recycler that takes books and recycles them into reusable paper products for libraries and school systems.

Andy Stewart

Andy is an energetic entrepreneur with more than 15 years of hands-on management experience with startups, early-stage companies. He has held leadership roles with Go BIG Network (now Startups.co / Fundable.com), InsuranceAgents.com (acquired by Bankrate), SJH Ventures, Miller Gold Partners, Dynamic Media Group, and C Magazine. Areas of expertise include: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Business Development, Project Management, Product Development, Operations, Marketing, Lead Generation, Fund Raising and Investor Relations.

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