Advisory Team

 

BRANDT BRERETON

Managing Partner, Brereton, Hanley & Co., Inc.

  • Silicon Valley-based - national investment banking practice

  • 30 year experience M&A, PE & ESOP advisory

  • Structured equity fund experience as general partner

STEVE BRINKMAN

Automotive Executive

Bio coming soon!

JAMES CHUNG

Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield

  • Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40

  • Managed Western US for retail platform

  • State Director for ICSC (International Council for Shopping Centers)

  • Transacted over one billion in sales and total lease consideration

  • BA University of California, Berkeley

MATT DRISCOLL

Global Talent Acquisition Leader at SentinelOne

  • Global Talent Acquisition Leader @ Adobe, VeriSign, ArcSight, Demisto and SentinelOne

  • Build global recruiting teams focused on providing proactive recruiting strategies

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Worcester State University, Bachelor's degree

RYAN FARSAI

Director of Corporate Marketing at Proofpoint

  • 20+ years corporate marketing and digital leader - high-tech hardware, software and cyber security

  • Brand, global advertising, corporate sponsorships, content and strategic marketing for multi-billion dollar enterprises to small start-ups

  • Business, San Jose State University, BS and Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School

GEOFF FASEL

Shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart PC

  • Business attorney who represents high-growth technology-centered companies from startup on.

  • Included in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars from 2009-2013

RICHARD GRUBER

Corporate Finance at Microfocus

  • 31 years of Corporate experience in both Global and Regional Finance Management, Distribution Management, Procurement, and Credit and Collections. 

  • Extensive Finance and Accounting practice knowledge and expertise in the areas of Customer Support and Services, Supply Chain, Inventory, Software, and Financial Planning and Reporting.

  • 27 years HP - 1 year HP Enterprise - 3 years Micro Focus

  • San Jose State University - BS Finance  

TOM GUTSHALL

Director and Co-Founder at Cepheid

  • Silicon Valley Executive, Angel Investor, Advisor to start-up health care companies 

  • Participation in philanthropy guided by God's will; lived servant leadership role as part of CityTeam ministries chairman with pivotal successful growth

  • Elder at the Union Presbyterian Church in Los Altos

  • BSChE, University of Delaware (BS); Marketing Management, Harvard Business School 

JILL HORN

VP of Sales at Wintec Industries

  • 25+ years Software Sales & Management.

  • Expert in simplifying messaging and developing sales processes to empower sales teams, deliver value to customers, and close deals; BtoB, BtoC, and Community Engagement.

  • Druker School of Management CGU - MBA; ASU - BS Computer Science

JIM HUGUET

Partner at Waste Streams Managent, Author

  • Strategic consultant, author of Great Companies, Great Returns, mutual funds manager & entrepreneur. 

  • Enjoys turning concepts into businesses.

DUSTIN KEELE

Founder & CEO, SolRates

  • Silicon Valley Fintech and Renewable Energy Entrepreneur

  • Specialties:  Strategic Partnerships, Full Stack Development, Financial Modeling, Growth Hacking, Award Winning Sales and Marketing Automation

  • B.B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Cox School of Business

PATRICK LENCIONI

Author & President of The Table Group

  • New York Times best selling author & thought leader

  • Named "One of the new gurus you should know" by Fortune magazine in 2008

  • Champions a practical & straight forward approach to tackling organizational health, teamwork & employee engagement.

STEVE R. LENCIONI

IT Product Line Manager at Dell Technologies

  • Hewlett-Packard (25+ years), EMC -> Dell Technologies (5+ years)

  • Committed to values of teamwork, trust, transparency, clear communication and facilitating the success of others.

  • Master’s, Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

ALLEN MCCLINTON

Sales Leader at Tesla and Cobalt Robotics

  • Co-founder of Silicon Valley charter school, early-stage startup expertise, leading growth initiatives for the Tesla Home Charging program

  • Empathetic sales and strategic business development leader

  • United States Marine Corps, Georgia Tech, B.S.; UT-Austin, Master's; Wharton School, MBA

JEFF MCCOLLOCH

Principal Consultant at McColloch Consulting

  • 25 year veteran business operations manager at Intel

  • Organizational and leadership development guru

  • Founder of McColloch Conulting, providing effective leadership consulting to Google, Microsoft, GE Healthcare, Duke & more

KEVIN MCGARY

Business Development Manager at KnectIQ Inc.

  • 35 years Information Technology; Successful Sales Career in Cybersecurity, Enterprise Applications, Application Development Automation and Enterprise Job Scheduling/Utilities

  • Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, and is an executive with the Douglass Leadership Institute and the Northstar Leadership Pac; leader in Civic Engagement

  • Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker, Lecturer

DOMINIC NICOLI

Silicon Valley Real Estate

  • Recognized as one of the top sales people in the United States  

  • Expert in building high velocity sales for small businesses

  • Angel Investor - San Jose State University (BS)

NANCY ORTBERG

CEO at Transforming the Bay with Christ

  • 20+ years in leadership experience in sales, service and the healthcare industry. 

  • Public speaker, both domestically and internationally on leadership and the development of corporate culture

  • Change agent, executive coach, keynote speaker, catalyst, entrepreneur & author.

SAM RAPP

VP - Sales Leader

  • 30 years sales and sales management; key contributor to the growth and financial outcomes of BEA Systems, Serena Software, Rally Software and Avoka Technologies.

  • Specialties: Security software, infrastructure software, software development and customer experience solutions.

  • American History, Yale University, BA

TOM REES

Founder & General Partner at Realty Equity Enterprise Services

  • Silicon Valley commercial real estate guru overseeing the transaction of many large premier commercial properties

  • Partner at Rees Properties Inc., a real estate investment & management company that believes in incorporating biblical principals into its business operations

RICK SOUKOULIS

CEO at ReadyPrice

  • Forward-thinking mortgage industry entrepreneur with more than 35 years of experience

  • Passionate about using technology to revolutionizing long-standing industry practices. 

TOM STEIPP

President & COO at NES Financial

  • President and COO at NESFinancial

  • Specialties: Synchronization and Timing, Telecom, New Technology Development and Commercialization

  • CEO, United States Air Force Academy (BSEE), Purdue University Krannert School of Management (MSIA)

JOHN THOMPSON

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur & Founder

  • Cofounded & sold the largest real estate firm in the Silicon Valley (Top 10 in the US) to Berkshire Hathaway

  • Angel Investor - Developer - Real Estate Investor

  • Expert at building winning cultures and teams

  • UC Berkeley (BS)

SHANNA TOMKO

Owner, Shanna L. Tomko, CPA

  • CPA licensed in CA & WA and Enrolled Agent (EA)

  • 21+ years’ experience as a tax strategist and money coach

  • Specializing in Stock Option Planning & Real Estate Taxation

MIKE TORRE

Director, Technical Operations at Google

  • An engineering leader with an expertise of building great teams, delivering innovative solutions, and bringing new technologies to market.

  • Expert in creating a manufacturing strategy, establishing a supply chain, and delivering capability to enable a variety of extremely complex and diverse product roadmaps.

  • BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

IVAN WINFIELD

VP of IT at Seaboard Corporation

  • Results-focused senior executive with 20+ year track record of building high performing teams, delivering superior IT services and driving change within organizations

  • Distinctive blend of IT leadership, Fortune 500 and 'Big 5' consulting experience across diverse industries: manufacturing, financial services, consumer products, transportation and healthcare

MICHAEL WOODNORTH

Founder & CEO, Woodnorth Advisory

  • Impact-focused finance and strategy professional focused on supporting businesses whose models create positive social outcomes.

  • Investment banking, corporate lending, strategy consulting, nonprofit and for-profit executive experience.

  • Indiana University (Kelley School of Business) BS in Finance-Real Estate, International Business; Vanderbilt University (Owen Graduate School of Management) MBA in Strategy and Human & Organizational Performance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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