Innovation Depot names new CEO

Brooke Gillis is currently with Techstars accelerator

Brooke Gillis.

Birmingham’s Innovation Depot has hired Brooke Gillis as its new CEO effective Dec. 12.

Gillis comes to the startup incubator from the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator, where she is program manager.

“We are very excited to welcome Brooke to the role of CEO at Innovation Depot,” said Bebe Goodrich, board chair and interim CEO. Describing Gillis as “a seasoned leader in Birmingham’s startup ecosystem,” Goodrich added, “The board is confident she will continue to make a positive impact. Brooke brings the right skill set to the table to propel The Depot into a new era of growth and success.”

Innovation Depot, located in downtown Birmingham, was founded 15 years ago.

“Innovation Depot has been the foundation of entrepreneurship in our region for many years,” said Gillis. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to help enhance Birmingham’s future while working with such passionate entrepreneurs. I want to thank The Depot’s board for trusting me to continue building on the success of our great startup ecosystem.”

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