Elana Fine, '02

Managing Director, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Elana Fine was appointed managing director of the Dingman Center at the Robert H. Smith School of Business in July 2012, after joining the team in 2010 as director of venture investments. As managing director, Fine's primary focus is leading the Dingman Center in support of its mission and strategic plan. Key responsibilities include oversight of the student venture incubator, Dingman Center Angels investor network, business competitions, and technology commercialization efforts. Fine also serves as co-chair of the Dean's Task Force on Entrepreneurship and Innovation and will be working with our academic director to expand the Dingman Center's research activities and curriculum development.

Prior to joining the Dingman team, Fine was an associate and a vice president at the Boston office of Revolution Partners, a national middle market investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions and private capital advisory for the technology industry. Fine also served as Revolution Partner's chief financial officer from 2003-2006, and administered the firm's internal controls and its budget as it grew to $10 million annually.

Fine earned an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2002, and earned a BS in finance, magna cum laude, from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1997. She resides in Potomac, Maryland with her husband and two children.