Sean O'Leary, Interim Executive Director

Prior to joining NC IDEA as Interim Executive Director, Sean was CEO and president of RTP-based StrikeIron, which sold to Informatica in June 2014. Sean has over twenty years of technology sales and operations related experience with a proven track record in building and leading global organizations for both Fortune 500 companies and venture-backed enterprises.


Andrea Headshot - WEB.jpgAndrea Cook, Grant Program Manager

Andrea manages the grant program and marketing efforts at NC IDEA. She has been involved in the Research Triangle’s entrepreneurial community for over fifteen years serving in varying marketing and communications roles within well-known and respected entrepreneurial support organizations, investment firms and professional services firms. Andrea received a B.A. in Journalism and a Minor in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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