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Executive in Residence

Karen focuses on providing financial and accounting solutions to startup companies. She works with companies building their financial model to strategically show the growth of their business from inception to market stabilization. She helps them identify and build their go-to-market strategy by using cash flow and budget modeling. Accounting systems are set up to allow for solid financial reporting and internal controls. Ms. Davis has extensive experience in CFO and management roles in accounting and venture capital. Ms. Davis earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from The Ohio State University and holds an active CPA license in the state of Ohio.

Intellectual Property

Tony von Sadovszky
Executive in Residence

Tony provides business strategy and investment recommendations for TechGROWTH Ohio. He has managed extensive international patents and copyrights for The Ohio State University and he draws on 20+ years of full life-cycle product management and development. He has held key roles in software development for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer packaged goods, aerospace, energy, and chemical industries with in-licensing and M&A activities; in a successful bioinformatics startup; and in a major multinational instrumentation company. His research in geochronology, propulsion systems, astrophysics, and advanced computing has led to contributions to X-plane technology demonstrators. the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, and the application of machine intelligence in business and finance.

Taxes • Compliance

Executive in Residence

As the founder of The Lachey Company, Ron has worked with many entrepreneurial, high growth clients pursuing funding and he brings this expertise to his work as a TGO interim CEO and strategy coach.  He began his career with the City of Columbus City Attorney’s office where he assisted in local income tax litigation. He joined the Ohio Department of Taxation and as an Attorney and Legislative Liaison. Moving to the private sector, Ron joined Ernst & Young LLP and worked in State and Local Tax and corporate income tax planning, assisting companies in securing tax credits and incentives. He was appointed as Tax Services Coordinator for various clients in the Columbus area.  Ron earned his B.S. in Finance at The Ohio State University and his J.D. and L.L.M in Taxation from Capital University.

You might ask…

I have a new product or service and I want to start a business. What do I do first?

I had an idea and I formed my business. What do I do next?

How can TechGROWTH Ohio help my business?

How do I market my services and products?

What are the forms of incorporation and which is best for me?

What is a business operating agreement? And do I need one?

How do I find investors?

How should I structure my business ownership to best achieve my long-term goals?

How can I take my business to the next level?

…anything to help your technology business succeed.

About TechGROWTH Ohio

TechGROWTH Ohio is a $75 million public-private partnership based at Ohio University (OHIO). As one of the premier programs of the OHIO Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, TechGROWTH Ohio has a strong track record of partnering with creative entrepreneurs as they make their dreams a reality. You can learn more about our work at