Paul Gasparro

Paul, the founder of Northforge Innovations Inc., is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and developed companies in the network communications industry, including Voicetek Corp., Aurora Systems and NexCen Technologies.

Paul has over 30 years of experience working with major network communications service providers, telephone and computer equipment manufacturers, and with Fortune 100 companies to help deliver and improve products, services and operational performances of their businesses. He has served in key executive positions at Motorola and Fairchild/Schlumberger. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Network Communications Council (MNCC), and is active in the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum, Inc.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He holds several patents in the fields of computer telephony integration. Connect with Paul on LinkedIn.

Ryan Gasparro

Ryan, a founding partner of Eastham5 Investments, is pursuing a degree in Finance and International Business at Loyola University Chicago. Though still in school, Ryan is well experienced with leadership and project making. Participating in Envision Business Start-Up programs at Stanford University and the University of Chicago, Ryan won merit first prizes for his business plans. Ryan also is an avid communicator with years of service as a social media manager for local businesses and larger operations. With his experience in business and communications, even before earning a degree, Ryan is extremely welcomed and eager for new future relationships, partnerships and experiences. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn.

James Kirk

James is a founding partner of Eastham5 Investments and a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst pursuing a double major in Spanish and communication. James had many years of experience in public speaking, customer service, and leadership while working at Roche Brothers and the Christmas Tree Shop. Additionally, he previously worked as a social media marketing intern and blog writer at Down the Cape Travel Guide. James is an advanced Spanish speaker and also studies Portuguese and French. He has had a passion for real estate from a young age because his grandmother, Alice Kirk, has worked as an agent in the Boston area for many years. Connect with James on LinkedIn.

Marion Belanger

Marion began her career as a certified public accountant in MA, where she has developed her career in almost thirty years of management roles in research and development sectors, notably in high tech manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and software development. As an operational, “hands-on” manager, in roles such as controller, CFO, VP of Human Resources and associated roles, Marion has developed in-depth understanding of how businesses work day-to-day and how R&D investments and processes integrate with business operations.