Carolyn A. Kirk was appointed as Interim Executive Director by the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Board of Directors on June 18, 2018, and is leading the search committee for a full-time executive director.
Interim Executive Director
Lisa Erlandson was named Chief Financial Officer of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative in May 2018. Lisa brings over 25 years of experience managing accounting and financial operations at MassTech, having joined the agency as a staff accountant in 1990. Prior to being named to the CFO position, Lisa was the Director of Financial Operations and Controller for MassTech, where she managed the agency’s general accounting processes, led the development and approval of the annual corporate budget, and oversaw the annual corporate audit. Lisa holds a B.S.
Stephanie Helm was appointed to be the first director of the MassCyberCenter at MassTech in September 2018. A career U.S. Navy officer, Helm brings to the role deep expertise developed in her senior leadership roles and over her nearly 30 year career as cryptologic/information warfare officer, roles which included positions where she oversaw long-term program development and time-sensitive operations.
Phil has significant experience in matters related to science and technology policy and public economic development programs. He previously served as the Assistant Secretary and General Counsel of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Affairs and General Counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Phil received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, and J.D. and Master of Laws in Taxation degrees from Boston University School of Law.
Patrick Larkin is Founder and Director of the Innovation Institute, the economic development division of the MassTech Collaborative (MassTech), one of the nation's first state agencies to focus on innovation-based economic development. The Innovation Institute at MassTech collaborates across sectors and regions to support the Commonwealth’s Innovation Economy, which drives jobs, startups, and business growth. Mr.
Holly has been responsible for leading human resource activities for both the investment and technology sectors. She has served a diverse group of employees by managing the responsibilities of employee relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment and staffing, organizational development, performance planning and immigration/ex-pat programs. With experience in managing several corporate acquisitions, she has acted as an Organizational Development consultant to align talent with human capital needs and enhance culture.
Ira Moskowitz is the Director of Advanced Manufacturing Programs at the Mass Tech Collaborative.