The LaunchPad is pleased to welcome Belle Martorano G ‘19 (Whitman) as our new Alumni Entrepreneur in Residence for Spring 2021. She is the founder of Rilind Consulting, a company culture firm specializing in organizational management, change implementation, and operational optimization. Leveraging a decade of experience in learning and development, community engagement, and crisis intervention, she revitalizes and restructures struggling organizations and start-ups within both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors through targeted team training, strategic planning, and executive coaching. She also founded and manages a private equity fund providing seed-stage capital for socially responsible, mission-driven initiatives — particularly start-ups led by women and founders of color. Currently, she serves on several advisory boards for both domestic and international companies, nonprofits, and community organizations.
A graduate of the Whitman School of Management with both an MBA and an M.S. in Entrepreneurship, she also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California and a Professional Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. In addition, she is a Certified Scrum Master; a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner; and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She is currently completing her EdD in Leadership and Learning in Organizations at Vanderbilt University.
She is available to provide mentorship in early-stage team building and networking; conflict and crisis management; partnerships and early equity distribution; diversity, equity and inclusion; and fleshing out investor pitches and presentations. She is also available for 1:1 coaching in soft skills, best practices, and leadership development. Consultation can be conducted via email, or by scheduling a phone or Zoom meeting through Calendly.