BGV Team

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Nancy Aichholz BGV, Inc. Executive Director - Cincinnati

Nancy joined BGV in April 2015 after having owned and operated her own start up, NanBrands, dba NanCakes. She has lived the life of a Bad Girl and appreciates the highs and lows, disappointments and triumphs, and the happy, sad, tired, and ecstatic emotional roller coaster startups can bring.

Nancy’s extensive marketing, management, and fundraising background will be put to good use at BGV as we strive to expand regionally while continuing to offer top quality training, support and mentorship for women owned businesses in Ohio and Kentucky.

When not actively engaged in making the life of regional female entrepreneurs better, you can find Nancy with her husband David (also a small business owner of his solo Obstetrics/Gynecology practice) at the many football and basketball games their twin sons play or visiting their daughter at beautiful University of Virginia. Both life long Cincinnatians Nancy and Dave love enjoying all the great Cincinnati restaurants, and the Reds, Bengals, Bearcats and Buckeyes!

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Angela Ozar BGV- Cincinnati/NKY Program Manager - Cincinnati

Angela started with the BGV team in July of 2015 as the Program Manager. A Bad Girl at heart, she spends her time dreaming of how to support and encourage female entrepreneurs.

Angela’s professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm are great assets to program. Before she became a Bad Girl by association, she was in the food & consumer packaged goods industry with experience in sales and data analytics. Her experience and entrepreneurial mindset will be leveraged to take BGV, Inc. to the next phase in its growth.

Originally from Michigan, Angela enjoys exploring Cincinnati and the surrounding areas with her friends. Some of her favorite activities include Pilates, volunteering, being outdoors, and drinking lattes.


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Caitlin Saia BGV- Cincinnati/NKY Ast. Program Manager
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Anne Brower Program Manager - Cleveland

Anne joined the BGV staff team in January 2017.  With a background in program planning, membership, marketing, and more, she is excited to work with female entrepreneurs.  A female entrepreneur herself, she brings a ton of positive energy and a can-do attitude to everything she does.

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Cheryl Stamm BGV, Inc. Board Chair - Cincinnati

Cheryl Stamm is a professional sales executive with 25+ years successful sales management and direct sales experience in the software industry. Cheryl’s skills include executive level solution selling to Fortune 500 companies, strategic planning, building sales plans, forecasting, and P&L responsibility in both sales and presales activities. In her roles she has managed and mentored sales managers and sales representatives to achieve their goals by selling to the C level executives, focusing on the salient business issues, working in a team environment and executing on the business plan.

Most recently Cheryl was VP of Sales for Balanced Insight, Inc., (a CincyTech portfolio company) focused on Agile Business Intelligence delivery software. Prior to that Cheryl spent 6 years at SAS Institute as Sr. Sales Director managing a $45M division selling Business Intelligence solutions to the Fortune 500 companies in discrete manufacturing, automotive and commercial services; (GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Whirlpool, TransUnion, LexisNexis, Nielsen, Cardinal Health, Hertz, Enterprise). In this role she managed a team of 20 individuals made up of 3 sales managers and 17 account executives. In her last year at SAS the business grew 12% which was made up of $10M in new sales and recurring revenue of $35M.

Prior to SAS, Cheryl was with start up company, Synchrony Systems, as VP Sales. At Synchrony Cheryl worked with Balanced Insight CEO, Tom Hammergren, and along with Synchrony CEO, Mark Richey, grew the company and sold to Divine. Synchrony developed and sold eCRM software for the call center space.

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Janet Schlegel BGV, Inc. Board Treasurer - Cincinnati

Janet has built a career using her skills in the field of accounting and finance and currently serves as Treasurer of the BGV Board of Trustees. Her past positions have included Corporate Controller for United Way of Cincinnati and CFO and Treasurer of a mid-size custom manufacturer. She currently provides financial consulting services to small businesses and is the CFO for The Valen Group in Cincinnati.

Janet received her BBA in accounting from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University.

In addition to her work with BGV, she also volunteers for the Cincinnati Art Museum. Her hobbies include travel and art.


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MaryAnn Pietromonaco BGV, Inc. Board Secretary - Cincinnati

A twenty-one year veteran of the financial services industry, MaryAnn has been with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney since 1999. She tries to focus her business on Cash Flow Management, Divorce Planning and Consolidation of Assets. She also specializes in reviewing all aspects of a financial plan including Insurance, Educational Funding, Investments and Estate Planning. MaryAnn is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a CERTIFIED DIVORCE FINANCIAL ANALYST™. She has attained her Series 3, 7,8 24, 63, 65 and life and health insurance licenses and has been on the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Directors Club. MaryAnn completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New York, College at Oneonta. She also served as the Branch Manager until 2005 when she decided to step down from the responsibility to focus more on her clients needs. A native of New York, MaryAnn has resided in Kentucky for eleven years with her husband, Matt Grannen and two sons. She participates in karate with her boys and currently has a black/red belt (eleventh level) She is an avid reader and enjoys running and wine tasting. MaryAnn has also served as Chairperson for HealthPoint Family Care Foundation Board and a board member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. She is currently a member of the Planned Gifts Committee of St. Elizabeth Medical Center and chairs the HealthPoint at the Pops annual event.

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Michelle Andersen BGV, Inc. Board of Directors - Cincinnati

Michelle Andersen is the Design Director for Flourish Design, LLC. Andersen started Flourish as a landscape design company in 2010 after freelancing and realized her dream of owning her own business. Flourish has evolved into an award winning, high end residential landscape and interior design business that also handles installation and maintenance for prominent properties across the Tri-State. Prior to Flourish, Andersen worked as the Horticulturist for the City of Cincinnati caring for the grounds surrounding Krohn Conservatory and the Hinkle Magnolia Garden in Eden Park.


Andersen is a graduate of University of Cincinnati’s DAAP Architecture program. During her time as a student, she co-oped for architecture firms in Adelaide, Australia and Hawaii that focused on eco-friendly design. Michelle’s passions include being involved in philanthropic work, giving back through mentorship, spending time outdoors and traveling abroad.

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Kathy Mitts BGV, Inc. Board of Directors- Cincinnati

Kathy is the Managing Shareholder of the Cincinnati office of Elliott Davis Decosimo. She has over 20 years of experience in public accounting, specifically in the tax compliance and planning area. Her tax consulting experience includes comprehensive S-corporations, partnerships, not-for-profit entities and individual research and planning. Kathy also works with estate and gift tax planning, review and compliance, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service. She was named one of the Top 10 Women Accountants in Cincinnati by Women’s Business Magazine and has been consistently named as a Five Star Wealth Manager by Cincinnati Magazine since 2009.

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Karen Finan BGV, Inc. Board of Directors - Cincinnati

Karen Finan is a Partner with Gilman Partners, Cincinnati’s leading executive placement firm, responsible for new business in concert with the company’s focus on a number of executive and technical industries. She finds opportunities with companies in search of mid to senior level talent and is growing the firm’s CRE/Chamber/Economic Development Practice.

She is also owner of Finalized specializing in project management services for select private and non-profit opportunities. Finan’s experience lends itself to a comprehensive, collaborative approach to the work at hand with an eye towards the results impacting the bottom line. Think it. Plan it. Do it. The company’s tag line clearly calls out the approach each project receives.

Fortified with extensive background in a variety of industries, Karen previously served as SVP for Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) where she led 45 relocations/expansions at the national level accounting for over $250 M in Capital investment in the Northern Kentucky region. She previously directed national marketing and new business efforts at Duke Realty Corporation and Duke Construction.

Recently named ”Professional Woman to Watch” by based on largest deals completed and innovative initiatives and a 2010 recipient of NKY’s Outstanding Woman award, Karen holds a BA from Northern Kentucky University. She is actively engaged on the national level with the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). Locally she is Chairwoman of the Redwood Board; Board member of the European American Chamber of Commerce; Vice Chair of the NKY Education Council and member of Northern Kentucky University’s Foundation Board.

Contact Karen at or 859.620.3583


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Matt Shad BGV, Inc. Board of Directors - Cincinnati

Matt has been a part of the Bad Girl Ventures family as a collaborative partner since BGV’s inception in 2010.  Since 2013, he came on as a coach and mentor and currently as a Board Member in 2014.  Matt brings a wealth of experience in micro-lending, small business coaching and sound advice particularly in areas of business regulation, zoning and real estate matters.  Matt’s previous micro-entrepreneurialism experience as Loan Committee Chair and Vice Board Chair of ECDI, Ohio’s largest SBA micro-lender.


Matt has diverse experience in the fields of urban planning, entrepreneurialism and micro-lending and public sector economic development.  Throughout his career, Matt has prided himself on mastering the art of implementation.   Matt has implemented many forms of development assistance programs, understanding their mechanics and details.  Matt has spent years in the economic development industry and understands the tactics and tools necessary to bring results.  And finally, his years working development industry provides insights on zoning, real estate and compliance issues in operating a physical presence for a business.


Matt’s education background includes a Bachelor of Urban Planning degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton.  Matt has previous experience in city management experiences in the Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus regions.  Other professional involvements include Board positions with Columbus2020, MODE and American Planning Association and Great Placemakers Lab Director.


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Dan Dutro, Jr. BGV, Inc. Board of Directors - Cincinnati

Dan is an attorney with Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer Co. LPA, a general practice law firm located in Oakley. He practices primarily in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, commercial lending, and non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. He advises his clients on transactions, the drafting and negotiation of real estate documents, including contracts and leases, and on the qualification and operation of organizations that operate as 501(c)(3) entities.


Dan joined the Board of Directors of Bad Girl Ventures (“BGV”) in January, 2014. He hopes that his service allows BGV to help female entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership and financial independence. Through that success, Dan believes that the Greater Cincinnati community will benefit from great businesses, more jobs, improved neighborhoods, and a vibrant business environment.


As a long-time resident of Cincinnati, Dan is involved in a number of community service activities. In addition to BGV, he volunteers as a reader at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a lector at the Community of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, a volunteer at Montgomery Community Church, and as a Board member of Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center.