Our Team

Client-Focused Dedication

At JobsOhio, we pride ourselves on client-focused service that exceeds expectations. Driven by experience and dedication to Ohio economic development, our team goes the extra mile for companies. Meet the JobsOhio team here to help you every step of the way as you invest and grow in Ohio. 

Executive Team

With more than 200 years of combined experience at some of the world’s leading companies, JobsOhio’s executive team members are experts in Ohio’s growing industries. Our executive team leads key initiatives for business attraction, investment and job growth for Ohio.

John Minor
John Minor
President and Chief Investment Officer
Kristi Clouse
Kristi Clouse
Executive Director of Operations
Andrew Deye
Andrew Deye
Senior Director of Strategy, Sales & Research
Kevin Giangola
Kevin Giangola
Chief Financial Officer
Don Grubbs
Don Grubbs
General Counsel
David Mustine
David Mustine
Senior Advisor
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Aaron Pitts
Senior Managing Director
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Kristi Tanner
Senior Managing Director

Sector Directors

The JobsOhio sector directors are experts in their respective industries and partners to the JobsOhio managing directors in business development and industry advancement.

Karthik Avadhanula
Karthik Avadhanula
Sector Management Analyst

Business Development Team

The JobsOhio business development team assists companies wanting to establish or expand business operations in Ohio.

Lee Crume
Lee Crume
Director, Global Business Development
Bryan Farlow
Bryan Farlow
Senior Manager, International Business Development
Justin Kocher
Justin Kocher
Manager, International Business Development
Craig Price
Craig Price
Manager, North American Business Development

International Business Development Team

The JobsOhio international business development team represents Ohio across the globe.

Dr. Joachim Arnold
Dr. Joachim Arnold
Managing Director, Europe
Brian Shaw
Brian Shaw
Managing Director, Asia
Nadja Sunter
Nadja Sunter
Business Development Manager, Europe
Erisa Yamamoto
Erisa Yamamoto
Business Development Manager, Japan

Project Team

The JobsOhio project team is a go-to resource for companies in the midst of their Ohio investment, assisting them from start-to-finish.

Brandon Simmons
Brandon Simmons
Director of Project Management
Liz Askew
Liz Askew
Project Coordinator
Claire Cason
Claire Cason
Project Coordinator
Tony Ciambrone
Tony Ciambrone
Project Manager
Matt Deptola
Matt Deptola
Project Manager
Jason Dunkle
Jason Dunkle
Senior Project Manager
Tyler Lash
Tyler Lash
Project Coordinator
Diana Rife
Diana Rife
Revitalization Project Manager
Tori Schaefer
Tori Schaefer
Project Manager
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Project Manager
Kevin Watson
Kevin Watson
Project Coordinator

Project Finance Team

The JobsOhio project finance team helps small to medium-sized businesses with funding opportunities.

Tracy Allen
Tracy Allen
Project Finance Advisor
Hu Tu Lam
Hu Tu Lam
Credit Analyst
Joe Worboy
Joe Worboy
Senior Project Finance Manager