About Elevate > Management
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hourigan serves as CEO of Elevate Ventures, Inc. and oversees the management of investment and outreach programs, and has served as a primary resource for entrepreneurs with high-growth, high-technology innovation.
With a strong background in finance and entrepreneurship, Mr. Hourigan brings experience to his new role as the state's chief entrepreneurial consultant. He most recently worked as the Managing Director of the 21 Fund. Previously, Mr. Hourigan worked as the chief strategic officer for debt mediation firm, Preferred Financial Solutions. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Hourigan served as a business development consultant for Chart Logic, a Utah-based electronic health record firm that Mr. Hourigan turned around in less than 9 months to profitability. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hourigan co-founded and served as a senior executive of a technology solutions company before executing a successful sale of the firm. He has also served in various senior trading and finance positions with New York City investment firms including First Boston Corporation, UBS Securities and AMT Capital.
Mr. Hourigan sits on the Board of Courseload, Policystat, Wellfount, Straylight Optical, and Vocare. He is a co-author of a patent in automated loan-risk assessment and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.