Coleman Team

Bruce Leech (MBA ’81), Executive Director

Bruce Leech, DePaul MBA alumnus, has been connected with the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center as a board member and mentor since 2005. Bruce has moved from his role as founder of CrossCom National to Executive Director of the Coleman Center with a wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge and experience. Lead initiatives include involvement with Chicago’s rich ecosystem of entrepreneurs, such as partnerships with incubators like 1871, development of mentorship programs for student support, and a focus on growing student businesses.

Abigail Ingram (MA ’15), Assistant Director

Abigail joined the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center team with entrepreneurial and small business experience after two years of working within the DePaul University community. After co-founding and bootstrapping a music studio in Denver, Colorado, Abigail returned to her native Chicago to work in higher education. Abigail brings zeal for program development, connecting DePaul and Chicago entrepreneurs, and assisting aspiring students to the Coleman Center.

Livia Bercot, Student Assistant

Meet Livia! She joined the Coleman Center over a year ago during your graduate education at DePaul. She is an expert at all things salesforce, events, and research.

Li Yan, Student Assistant 

Meet Li! She joined the Coleman team Spring of 2017. She is our web and metrics wiz. Always willing to help with all of our program measures and web updates.

George Brigandi, Student Assistant 

Meet George! He joined the Coleman team Autumn 2017. He is a graduate student at DePaul studying sustainability management and recently completed our Student Internship Program at Urban Rivers.

Fern Teeraporn, Student Assistant 

Meet Fern! Our new marketing guru on the Coleman team. She is the voice of our center who is in charge of our social media, brand identity, and newsletters.