James Morel has over 25 years of experience creating and growing consumer and B2B brands. He previously founded Dr. TATTOFF, a chain of laser tattoo removal clinics located in CA, AZ, GA and TX, where he served as CEO and Director. Mr. Morel was also the founder and President of 1-800 POSTCARDS, the New York City based promotional printing company, and produced reality television shows including "Star Dates" for the E! network. He holds a dual degree in Psychology and Advertising from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.
Ali R. Zamani
Ali R. Zamani is currently the Managing Partner of Overlook Investments. Mr. Zamani also serves on the Board of Directors for Protos Blockchain Corp, a cryptocurrency hedge fund and asset management company leveraging artificial intelligence. Previously, Mr. Zamani served as a Portfolio Manager and CIO at Gefinor Capital Management from 2014 to 2016. Prior to Gefinor, Mr. Zamani was a Principal at SLZ Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm, from July 2012 to December 2013. Prior thereto, he was a Portfolio Manager at Goldman Sachs from 2004 to 2012 where he managed upwards of $400 million across various sectors. From 2002 to 2004, he was a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, a boutique New York-based investment bank focused on the energy and utilities sectors. Mr. Zamani holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School.
Mr. Savneet Singh is the Co-founder of Tera Holdings, a holding company of niche software businesses. Prior to Tera, Mr. Singh founded GBI, the first electronic platform and asset manager that allowed investors to buy, trade and store physical precious metals. GBI is now one the largest independent provider and custody platform of precious metals in the United States and as a result he was named to the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list, Crains 40 under 40 and the Empact 100 list of top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30. In addition, he is an investor and advisor to a number of technology and FinTech companies including Sofi, Ripple, Lending Club and others. Prior to GBI, he was an investment analyst at Chilton Investment Company where he covered investments in the technology, alternative energy and infrastructure space. Prior to Chilton, Savneet worked in the investment banking department of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Singh received his B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. In addition Savneet is a member of the Board of Directors of Blockchain Power, Owl Mountain Capital and Produce Pay, Inc. He is also Chairman of CoVenture, an emerging asset manager he helped start, that now has committed assets of over $200 million with funds in the direct lending, venture capital and the cryptocurrency space.
Mr. Ravi Sood is a Canadian financier and venture capitalist. He was the co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Navina Asset Management Inc. and its predecessor company Lawrence Asset Management Inc which at its peak controlled over $800 million in assets globally. Mr. Sood is the founder and Chairman of Galane Gold Ltd, a gold producer operating in Botswana and South Africa and Blockchain Power, the first vertically integrated cryptocurrency miner powering its own mining operations through wholly owned renewable energy operations including wind, solar, and hydro plants. He is also the founder and former Chairman of Feronia Inc., a plantations agriculture company operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a director of ICC Labs Inc., and Natural MedCo, both producers of cannabis and derivative products. He previously served as a Director of Prontoforms, an industry leading mobile forms company, and Elgin Mining Inc., the owner and operator of Sweden's largest gold mine, until its acquisition by Mandalay Resources.
Ted Dhanik is an online marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a co-founder of engage:BDR, a leading integrated-media advertising company, and has worked in strategic marketing and business development at Myspace, LowerMyBills, and NexTag Corporation. Mr. Dhanik has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University at Hayward. He sits on the board or advises other tech startups such as Fighter, LuxeCoat, and Schizo Pictures, and is an active mentor at Los Angeles-based startup accelerator Start Engine.
Karm Khanna has over 15 years of experience in software development, project management, IT strategy and implementation. He serves as the founder and CEO of Famcom, a custom IT solutions provider that has implemented successful solutions at SAP, Warner Bros., Urban Decay, UCLA, USC and AFI. He is passionate about bringing good ideas to life and has helped many startups go from inception to launch. Karm has a BBA from the University of Delhi. He divides his time between Famcom's offices in Los Angeles and New Delhi. When not working, you can find him live tweeting Arsenal football games.
Marcello Alvarado is an LA-based web designer/developer, with over 8 years of experience creating and developing. I have a keen eye when it comes to visual and interactive design. I'm a simple well-rounded guy interested in everything web. I hold a BA in Media Arts Graphic Design and an AS degree in Design. Being a native LA resident, I have had the privileged to work for several known companies, including Warners Bros. and Larry Flynt Publications Inc.
When I'm not designing and coding things, I like to listen to music, eat popcorn, frisbee golf and I'm a dog lover. @marcelloalvarad
Jaroslaw Sirko is an executive with 15 years of experience in banking and insurance. He has held senior leadership positions in leading financial institutions, including ING Insurance, Raiffeisen Bank and Deutsche Bank at the Vice President and Director levels. His core expertise is risk management and compliance. He also led various initiatives aimed at improving sales effectiveness and operational excellence in customer service.
He holds a degree in management and marketing from University of M. Curie Sklodowska, a Masters in International Business from EDHEC Business School and a Masters in Risk Management from University of Poitiers.
Lloyd John Lemmon
Lloyd Lemmon began his career in law qualifying as a solicitor with international law firm Pinsent Masons in 1998. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Northumbria Newcastle School of Law and a 1992 graduate of Brunel University in London. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Lemmon was Head of Legal at the TD Waterhouse (part of the Toronto dominion bank group) and previously held the same post at Newcastle Building Society. He serves as general counsel and group company secretary of the Lottoland Group.
Kevin Harrington is a business executive and marketing tycoon, well-known as being an original shark on the Emmy-winning TV show, Shark Tank. Kevin is also recognized as the inventor of the infomercial and pioneer of the As Seen On TV empire. Original co-founding board member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, he was also named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the world by Entrepreneur's Magazine. He has launched over 20 businesses that saw sales exceeding $100-million annually. Through his international business network, he has been involved in generating over $5-billion in sales around the world for over 500 products.
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Alnesh Mohan has over 20 years of accounting, auditing, and tax experience providing advisory services to a wide array of clients. He has been a partner at Quantum Advisory Partners LLP, a professional services firm focused on providing Chief Financial Officer and full-cycle accounting services to private and public companies, since 2005. Acting on behalf of several public companies, Mr. Mohan has acquired considerable experience in financial reporting, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.
Kurtis Rintala has served as the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of engage:BDR, a leading integrated-media advertising company, overseeing day to day operations and helping with the strategic direction of the company. His oversight expertise is in Accounting, Financial, Legal, and Human Resources matters, where he enables operational excellence and future growth through vision, strategy, and innovation. Mr. Rintala was an early member of the very successful Internet startup, LowerMyBills.com, before co-founding engage:BDR. He grew up in the San Francisco area and earned a Bachelors of Arts at California State University, Chico.
Warwick Smith is a Venture Capitalist specializing in publicly traded companies. He has a background in marketing and finance, and has been involved in both roles for various public companies since 1999. He served as the Chief Executive Officer for Western Pacific Resources Corp. (TSXV: WRP) from its inception, where he raised over $25 million for the company and brought in a financial partner along with a management team to run its primary asset.
Previously he founded Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV: RRI), where he provided corporate development services. After developing a team and securing financing, it was listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, where Mr. Smith and the team successfully raised financing from numerous key strategic shareholders.
Earlier in his career he provided investor relations and public relations to various public companies, most notably Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM). Mr. Smith brings with him extensive media contacts and strategic public company specific relationships that have been built over a 15 year career. During the early part of his career as a media relations specialist he worked with numerous television stations, magazines, radio and internet sites to help elevate the exposure of publicly traded companies.
Jane Tattersall is a digital and lifestyle marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in brand and entertainment industries. She currently runs Tattersall Media, a digital consultancy that works with brands and start-ups, and previously held strategic marketing roles at TJX, Myspace, Jive Records and Sony/BMG. She holds a degree in political science and French from Carleton University.
Norman Wareham, Mr. Wareham has over 40 years of financial, accounting and international management experience. He has provided management consulting and accounting services to public companies in Canada and the United States. He brings a success-driven and fiscally responsible approach to the public companies he has been a director/officer of. Mr. Wareham studied accounting with the Certified General Accountants Association of B.C. Mr. Wareham is currently Vice-president and CFO of a craft brewery located in Ontario, Canada and a Director of Canamara Titanium & Iron Ore Corporation in Vancouver, B.C.
Erin Ostrom, Erin Ostrom is a marketing communications and investor relations professional with a decade of experience in the capital markets. She serves as VP of Corporate Development for Stock Syndicate, a website community that builds awareness around compelling microcap companies trading on the Canadian exchanges. She holds a bachelors degree in English Literature from Simon Fraser University and a diploma (honors) in Marketing Communications from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
Michael James Brown
Michael James Brown,Michael James Brown (Commonly referred to as just MJB) is an experienced marketing professional with an extensive background managing all aspects of the production of marketing collateral for social media, offset printing, web, video, large format, screen printing, etc. He has worked for companies such as News America Marketing, ING Advisors, The Home Depot and Deluxe Check Printers to name a few.
He understands that a highly responsive customer service department is key to retaining satisfied customers. He has developed new and improved processes with emphasis on improving quality and adding value for end users, while increasing profitability and maximizing partnerships with third party suppliers.
Michael is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University. Away from work he volunteers with various charity organizations throughout Southern California. Long Beach Ronald McDonald House, Food Finders, Long Beach Day Nursery are a few organizations where he has helped in the community. All other time is spent attending his daughter's travel volleyball matches and riding his motorcycle!
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