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BEHIND THE SCENES

THE INSPIRATION

From the heart of Rome, Italy, our team agreed to pool their business experience, energy, and talents to empower innovators to:

  • Catapult inspired concepts to go from idea to reality

  • Till the soil for God’s work to blossom

  • Support fellow Catholics

  • Teach the conscious practice of authentic Catholic Social Teaching in business

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OUR TEAM

Meet the personalities behind Exsulto

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ASHLEY NORONHA

Co-Founder

A former executive with the United States’ top lifestyle marketing agency, Director of Communications for a non-profit, and Vatican Official at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Ashley has a Master’s in Theology, an STL in Communications, BS in International Marketing and has served as a professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and various pontifical universities in Rome since 2010.

 

She is the Executive Director of the 501(c)(3), The Truth & Beauty Project, which - in the backdrop of the living classroom of Rome - helps participants know their Christian identity and how to live their faith to set the world on fire. She’s the Rome Correspondent for the Relevant Radio network and a former Television news host and anchor. Ashley married John in 2008 and they have been enjoying la dolce vita in Rome since.  

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FATHER ANDREW LESKO

Co-Founder

A priest of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, Fr. Andrew is completing his Sacred Theology Licentiate in Spiritual Theology from the Angelicum. He also holds a BSBA in Management and an MBA from the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Before entering the seminary, Fr. Andrew helped organize numerous Catholic groups and worked in a fast-based business environment as the director of web and application development for KP Interface, an IT Consulting firm in Philadelphia. While there, the firm was recognized as one of Philadelphia's fastest-growing companies winning multiple awards from the Philadelphia 500. Fr. Andrew is passionate about using his experience to help the Church better fulfill its mission and promote the New Evangelization by helping to encourage and empower Catholics to fulfill the plan God has for them. 

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JOHN NORONHA

Co-Founder

The former head of New Technology Initiatives at Verizon Global, John has worked as a business consultant on various continents and was appointed by the Pope to consult on Vatican reforms. He is the President of the 501(c)(3), The Truth & Beauty Project, and has been a professor of Theology, Sacred Art, and Technology at various universities in Rome. He holds multiple Masters degrees in Technology, Theology, and Philosophy and is a PhD candidate in Bioethics. John was formerly a professional tap dancer and he and Ashley have continued to enjoy dancing through life.   

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MATTHEW WALSH

Co-Founder and CEO

An entrepreneur for over 20 years following his years in the corporate sector and at Big Four firm PwC, Matthew is a CPA by training, having received his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Pace University in New York. Over the course of his entrepreneurial career Matthew started a handful of  successful  companies from the "ground up". His companies were diverse in nature and provided a variety of services to Fortune 1000 companies, international ministries of education, K-12 US-based school districts, and nonprofit organizations via mobile commerce applications. Matthew now spends his time paying it forward through Exulto, serving on boards of nonprofits, life coaching young adults, and business coaching entrepreneurs. 

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IN A NUTSHELL

CONTACT US

Contact

To find out when our next Innovators' application process opens, to volunteer to become part of Exulto's Business Network, or to inquire about becoming a member of Exulto's Catholic Social Impact Investing Guild, simply get in touch below.  

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