Our Team


- CEO emeritus

Atlas, our founder and CEO was with the firm his entire professional career. His involvement with clients focused around displacement of desk objects and team building. Atlas is a graduate of the Santa Barbara City Advanced Dog Obedience Program and was scheduled to repeat the program in its entirety multiple times. Weighing in at about 160 lbs, Atlas was a blue great dane. Blues are the rarest of great danes. Other than their coat, they are just like other danes - oversized lap dogs. Atlas hails from Victory Acres in Woodstock, GA. He was born on August 30, 1999 (and, yes, we celebrated with cake every year).

Atlas left us with our memories in early 2007. He lived large in every way imaginable and we all miss him.

Atlas was active in establishing and maintaining off-leash areas in Santa Barbara and Atlas's picture still adorns the poop bag stations in many parks. Since relocating to Seattle, Atlas has taken an interest in graffiti and has brought downtown residents together to remove it. His last clean up attacked about 250 blocks with 112 volunteers (see Seattle Paint Out). We think he was making up for that time he pooped on the floor at Bertlesmann Ventures and we never did tell him he was forgiven.

Atlas also did his part to help try to drive away drug dealers and keep Belltown livable by turning the downtown Regrade Park at 3rd and Bell into an off-leash area for all of his friends (see Seattle Times article). Atlas was the only non-service dog to enter Seattle's city hall when the city council awarded him for contributions in 2003. He has also received a commendation from the Seattle Police Department.

Mike Crill

- Managing Director

As a high-tech CFO since 1995, Mike has helped raise over $150MM in angel and venture funding in more than 60 different funding rounds and has managed mergers and acquisitions. He has contributed to companies that have created over $1Bn in wealth for entrepreneurs.

Mike has sat on over 30 boards for public and private companies and advised over 100 startups. As an advisor, Mike focuses on funding strategy, corporate governance, go-to-market strategy, board and executive compensation, and contracts. He began his work in startups as a CFO where we served over 75 companies in that capacity. In his current role, Mike manages Atlas, the nation’s largest venture accelerator and advises startups.

Mike's prior work history includes assignments as a division controller and plant manager with AlliedSignal, an operations analyst with Data General, as a cost accounting consultant and, earlier, an officer supporting the US Army's elite 82nd Airborne division. He left active duty as a Captain in 1989, having contributed to winning the Cold War (you’re welcome).

Mike holds BS from Syracuse University, magna cum laude, with majors in Finance, Personnel and Industrial Relations, and Managerial Law and a Military Science minor. Mike graduated at the top of his class with an MBA from Duke University. Mike is a winner of the US Army's George C Marshall award and was recognized as the top cadet in the Eastern US region. He was one of the first AlliedSignal employees to be recognized as a Master Black Belt for his work in quantitative methods. Mike is also a past president of Seattle's West Precinct Advisory Council and has received commendations for volunteer work from the city of Seattle. He has sat on NWEN's board where and has served as chairman of the screening committee for ESIF. He is currently on the screening committees for the Alliance of Angels and the Band of Angels and a member of EO. He is a regular speaker to angel groups, university classes, entrepreneur groups and law firms on a broad range of topics related to startups.

Mike has built or re-designed three homes and does his own architecture, general contracting, electrical and other work. His efforts have been recognized in several local groups and publications. When he's not working with a startup, you can often find Mike at the gym or with his beautiful young bride, his daughter (aka “the bundle”), and Wilma, his great dane.


Christy Ghosh

- Controller

Christy is a controller who has helped businesses ranging from one person start-ups to successful mid-size companies gain better perspectives into the financial health of their operations. Christy's areas of expertise include managerial accounting, audit controls, financial management, and benefits administration and compliance.   Prior to Atlas Accelerator, Christy was the Controller at a web development firm in Seattle. Before that she held finance and accounting positions with several San Francisco Bay Area companies, including a financial and accounting consultancy, a product design firm and a biotechnology venture.She earned her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.


Jennifer Schlador

- Director of Recruiting

Jennifer has twenty years of experience and is recognized as one of the top executive recruiters nationwide. With that experience, she is able to tap into her large network of professionals to search for potential candidates. Jennifer recruits for all levels in the company starting at the VP position and her clients trust her to manage the process from start to finish. She has built entire sales, marketing and technical teams, where none existed before.  Having also served as a successful sales representative and sales director, Jennifer understands the business needs from an inside out perspective.  In her spare time, Jennifer loves spending time at the beach with her children, and rooting for her beloved Green Bay Packers.


Wendy Dooley

- Financial Analyst

Since 2006, Wendy has worked as a Financial Analyst providing finance and accounting support to over 45 different high-tech startups. She works mostly on building financial plans and budgets. She has also helped with other projects as needed, including production plans, capitalization tables, and valuations. Wendy’s prior work history includes assignments as a Logistics Accountant for American Woodmark, a Program Control Officer at Computer Sciences Corporation, a Promotions Assistant for Coca-Cola North America, and a Senior Marketing Specialist at Aireco, Inc.

Wendy holds a BS from Frostburg State University, with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing.

Wendy lives in Virginia with her husband and three-year-old twin girls. When she is not working or taking care of her family, she enjoys swimming, soccer, Guitar Hero and Wii Boxing.

Andy Majewski

- Controller

Andy (Andreas) brings over twenty years of varied financial experience to Atlas and has worked in technology, retail, wholesale/import and telecommunications.
Currently, Andy is the controller for the largest independent marine dealer in the Western United States. Previously, Andy was the controller for a luxury jet travel business and also the controller for WatchGuard Technologies while they went through their IPO. He then ran the subscriptions renewal sales operations for WatchGuard and later was a sales reporting analyst for their worldwide sales group.

Andy received his BA in business from the University of Washington and his MBA from Seattle University. He holds a WA state CPA license.

Andy lived in Germany and has travelled extensively and still speaks passable German. He is a board member for a local little league organization, coaches soccer and tries to commute on his bike. When he's not working or volunteering he likes to go boating with his family or get away to his condo in Whistler to ski or mountain bike.


Teddi Pratchett

- Controller

Teddi brings 20 years’ experience in finance to Atlas, providing financial support mainly in the technology sector. As a controller, Teddi focuses on GAAP compliance, closing and producing financial reports in a timely manner, development of quarterly reports and tax reporting. She is able to provide the day to day accounting or work side by side with an office manager or bookkeeper. Teddi can help with the preparation of budget and financial plans, capitalization tables, and due diligence documentation, as well as the process associated with financing rounds. Teddi thrives on improving efficiencies within her clients accounting processes.

Teddi has worked for Atlas since November of 2008, she was the proud recipient of the 2009 Atlas Employee of the Year.

Teddi’s prior work history includes 13 years at WPP companies; Hill and Knowlton and J. Walter Thompson as Director of Finance and Operations. Prior to that, she worked as a controller at a property management company in San Diego.

Teddi received a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Economics and Decisional Sciences from University of California, San Diego.

When not working for Atlas, she coaches or manages soccer teams for her three kids and resides on the board of the local soccer organization. She also owns and runs a small business; a salon in Mountlake Terrace.


Cathy Nobis

- Atlas Special Advisor

Cathy is currently a physician in private practice in Bellevue. That has very little to do with our business but because she's Atlas' mom, she deserves a place here. Thanks for looking after the CEO.