Claudia Cavalluzzo bids farewell after seven years at Converge

After seven years, with six spent at the helm, Dr Claudia Cavalluzzo is moving on from her role as Executive Director of Converge.  Claudia’s dedication, vision, and passion have truly made their mark on all of us fortunate enough to work alongside her. Her tireless advocacy for entrepreneurship in Scotland’s university sector has been inspiring, and her efforts to support diversity and collaboration have left a lasting impact.

During her time as Executive Director, the Converge team doubled in size and capacity, providing training to 100 aspiring entrepreneurs every year. Claudia led the development of regional hubs which enable better, more localised and inclusive support to all students, graduates and academic staff across Scotland. With her Business Development hat on, Claudia designed and delivered a new corporate sponsorship strategy facilitating the steady growth of Converge prizes over time. Her efforts also forged valuable relationships with key organizations, including energy giant SSE.

We’ll miss Claudia enormously but her legacy lives on in the thriving community of academic entrepreneurs she has helped foster. Their achievements are a testament to Claudia’s unwavering support and guidance. 

During this period of transition, we’re fortunate to have Adam Kosterka stepping into the role of Interim Executive Director. Adam’s seven years of experience at Converge position him well to carry forward Claudia’s vision and ensure continuity for our team, our university partners and the entrepreneurs we serve.

We’re excited for both Claudia and Adam as they embark on new journeys. Let’s take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to Claudia for her incredible contributions and to wish her the very best in her future endeavours.