Where it all started

Flywheel launched in 2011. Our purpose? Form an innovative social enterprise hub like no other in the United States. Since then we have mined hundreds of best practices in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. That’s helped us identify the characteristics most essential to a social enterprise becoming successful and sustainable.


Our Team


Bill Tucker

Executive Director

“I am passionate about making the world a better place and I believe that the marketplace can be a powerful force for social and environmental change.”


Joe Vallo

Director of Consulting Services

“I especially enjoy working with an energetic entrepreneur and a clever product idea and helping to transform them into a capable leader with a solid business model that makes a profit AND makes a difference.”


Gayle Hilleke

Senior Advisor

“My passion for social enterprise is a natural outgrowth of my professional background, which has revolved around helping nonprofits and their communities to flourish.”


Fred hilkowitz

Senior Advisor

He has over 15+ years in leadership positions in the software industry. He held director positions at Quest Diagnostics, within their strategic software division, leading numerous product development teams to successful commercial deliveries. Fred has spoken on numerous occasions at conferences regarding Agile development practices and is regarded as an expert in the local area. His strengths are utilizing innovative practices to align teams and create solutions that delight customers. 

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Roy Kulick

Executive in Residence



Josie Dalton

Program Director


Our Board


Advisory Council


In 2018, we introduced a coach certification process to ensure that the high quality contributions of these industry experts are recognized.

Each certified coach has served Flywheel at six or more coaching sessions, has received continued outstanding reviews from our social entrepreneur clients, and is deemed an extension of the Flywheel brand. 

See our Certified Coaches