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Michael DeAloia

Advisor Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area, US

Freelance Columnist, Plain Dealer Publishing Co. and Chief Evangelist, Designing Interactive.

Freelance Columnist, Plain Dealer Publishing Co. and Chief Evangelist, Designing Interactive.

4 vouches

Involved In


Emerging Chefs
BlueBridge Networks, LLC


Ohio Venture Association, Inc.
BitFiniti, LLC
Pantek Incorporated


Board Member Ohio Venture Association, Inc. October 2015 - present
Advisor BitFiniti, LLC July 2016 - present
Investor - Board Member Pantek Incorporated July 2015 - present
Freelance Columnist Plain Dealer Publishing Co. March 2014 - present
Chief Evangelist The Refinery March 2014 - present
Partner & Co-Founder Emerging Chefs October 2010 - December 2015
Co-Host Cleveland Confidential Radio March 2014 - January 2015
Executive Producer - "The Steel Fired Story of Chef Nowak" Emerging Chefs Films/RustBelt Rebels July 2013 - August 2014
Regional Vice President Expedient December 2012 - December 2013
Practice Leader/Business Development LNE Group July 2009 - August 2010
Senior Director of Business Development FIT Technologies October 2007 - March 2009
"Tech Czar"/Senior Executive for Technology Development City of Cleveland December 2004 - October 2007
Co-Founder/Chief Financial Officer BlueBridge Networks, LLC January 2004 - December 2004
Business Development Director SS&G Financial Services May 2000 - October 2003
Senior Associate Ernst & Young LLP 1997 - 1999


Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University Finance 1994 - 1996
Xavier University Economics 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Events
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Payments
  • • Sports
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Marshall Memorial Fellowship, 2009
Bridge Builders (Cleveland Leadership Center), 2007
Rotary Foundation - Group Study Exchange, 1999

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I am open to working as an informal advisor, business coach or as an active participant at the board level. I am an affable, easy-going but inquisitive chap who is seeking strategic advisory and investment opportunities.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think Michael is awesome?
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Chris Hock
We worked together  •  President and Lead Advisor, Griffon Partners. Previously Business Development Director/ Branch Manager, Robert Half.
I've known Michael for a number of years. Besides having fantastic work experience, Michael is very well connected, insightful and enthusia ... stic about helping others.
Bob Cohen
CEO, Braintree Business Development Center. The Ohio State grad.
Michael knows a ton of people.
Lee Fisher
They're my friends  •  Urban Scholar, University of Ilinois Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Great Cities Institute.
Michael has a great entrepreneur network- probably the best in Ohio.
Mike Krilivsky
CEO / Founder, RageOn (
Michael D is one of the best connectors and conduits of his time and a true leader in his community.

Joe Fiorini
We worked together  •  Interaction Developer, Designing Interactive. Previously Owner, densitypop.
Joe is a wealth of knowledge on the technology side of the house. A good leader. Provocative ideas and concepts. One of the best cats I know ... in the entrepreneurial arena.

David Moss
We worked together  •  SVP, Social & Mobile Marketing, Pixsi and Partner / Creative Director, Emerging Chefs. Purdue grad.
David and I were co-Founders of and it was a wonderful experience.

Mai Moore
Founder & Co-CEO, City Tech Cleveland (under construction) and Founder & Executive Director, EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice.
Mai has been a constant innovator in the Cleveland entrepreneurial market.

cory casey
They're my advisor  •  Radiology Technologist, Hospital in Toledo,OH and Radiology Technologist, West Central Surgery Center.
Cory has the keen interest and drive to be a unique entrepreneur.

Steve Cencula
Principal, FORM and Board of Director Member, Cleveland Institute of Art.

Amy Sharpton
CEO, Dream In Focus Technologies, LLC.

Amy Sharpton
CEO, Dream In Focus Technologies, LLC.

Rick Turner
Director of Catering, SMG Facility Management.
Savvy entrepreneur. World renown. Funniest cat on the planet.