Robert Steven Kramarz

Robert Steven Kramarz

Specializing in funding for innovative companies, impact investing, royalty finance, and executive team building, he is passionate about empowering innovators with what they need most for success.

To this end, he’s the author of the recent books Born to Star and The Road Less Traveled - Raising Capital without Debt or Equity. He's currently Executive Director of Intelliversity and an active team member of the Water Impact Alliance, Pacific Royalties, 22nd Century Ventures, and Vantera Partners. He works tirelessly to increase the amount of private funding available for innovation and impact investments.

Arthur Lipper

Arthur Lipper

Arthur Lipper is acknowledged worldwide as a financial pioneer. He formed two New York Stock Exchange member firms, Arthur Lipper Corporation and New York & Foreign Securities. He's lectured at many prominent universities, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Georgetown, and has written books on investing in privately-owned companies, entrepreneurship, and the management of early-stage companies.
Mr. Lipper is best known for his financial innovations. He originated the Lipper Index and Lipper Mutual Fund Performance Analysis service and awards. In 1969 he was the first to file a prospectus for a stock index fund, The Stock Average Fund, which was the basis for stock index funds. His Forward Contract Exchange Co. Ltd. in Amsterdam created the concept and was the first firm to trade stock index futures. As Editor-In-Chief of Venture, the Magazine for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs, he worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and their investors, helping them understand the risks and rewards of investing in private companies. Most recently, he developed the methodology to implement a public Royalty Exchange. This innovation was driven by Mr. Lipper’s concern that the financing of many private companies might be best accomplished through a sharing of revenues rather than through the traditional means of selling equity or incurring debt. Now called Revenue Participation, he's been writing and speaking about this asset class since the mid-1980s.
Burke Franklin

Burke Franklin

Burke Franklin is known as the man who’s helped “launch a million businesses” since he invented business planning software in 1988 with the introduction of his best-selling BizPlanBuilder® software and templates. From that successful beginning, he launched the Business Power Tools™ dashboard of successful business productivity software apps & templates for launching, funding, and building a successful business with minimum BS. ("Cliff’s Notes® for business”) It's ideal for startups, small/growing companies, and especially business advisors. Burke’s highly praised book, Business Black Belt teaches 100+ current, real-world lessons and is rich in hard-won tips for building and running a business today.

Dr. Stephie Althouse

Stephie Althouse

Dr. Stephie Althouse is an authority on guiding talented companies and their people to higher performance. She is known as a "Geek Guru" and for articulating the "Geeks Dilemma" and her passionate support for women in STEM.

High-tech/high-Talent companies coached by Dr. Stephie Althouse are more productive, reporting breakthrough financial results while having fun doing it! In understanding the business challenges faced by scientists and other innovators, she brings a Ph.D. in Chemistry and 20+ years of experience in C-level leadership.

She received the TR100 Award as one of 100 “most promising young innovators under the age of 35” by MIT Technology Review Magazine and won two “Technology of the Year” awards. She is now a certified executive coach and a member of the Institute of Coaching, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. For more details, see https://topnotchceo.com

George Kenney

George Kenney

George Kenney's advisory company providing guidance to the Center for Strategic Management, Inc. (CSM) is dba Entrepreneur's Boot Camp.

George Kenney is the founder and Managing Director of Shepherd Ventures, a successful Tech, SW, and Life Sciences Fund. George has a strong technical background combined with extensive Wall Street and financial industry experience.

As a catalyst for change, he has invented many technical and financial products. George founded 5 companies, 4 of which were successful. He has raised over 50 fundings for a broad range of technology and financial companies. George runs an Entrepreneur's Boot Camp which fully equips CEOs to raise money and an Investor's Boot Camp which equips investors to invest wisely.

Mark Cofano

Mark Cofano

Mark has over 40 years of experience in business and much of that has been creating, leading, and managing change initiatives. He can use that experience to help you achieve the change your organization needs to survive and thrive.

To assist you with change, he acts in one of three roles...Visionary, Advisor, or Project Leader.
- As your Visionary, Mark can help you and your organization see around corners.
- As your Advisor, he works primarily at the Executive Office or Board Level to provide fresh and timely perspectives.
- As your Project Leader, he has many years of experience running big projects, tech, and otherwise, enabling transformations across the enterprise

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Steve Meleen

Pamela Stambaugh

Executive Coach to C-Suite and Emerging Leaders to develop the inner game that runs the outer game. Team Building for Accountability and Performance | Assess and Increase Employee Engagement | Recruit "A" players | Manage and Measure Succession Planning.
www.accountabilitypays.com

 

Steve Meleen

Meleen has over 35 years of experience in operations, finance, and business creation with emerging growth, private and public multinational companies where he has also served on several boards of directors. He has participated in corporate bankruptcy assignments and headed several turnarounds including new financing rounds for those companies. He has 12 years of international operating experience in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East including five years of residence in Indonesia and Singapore from 1973 to 1978 and two years in an American public company and then co-founded and managed three companies in Singapore and Malaysia.
http://www.vanterapartners.co/

 

Rick Barrera

Rick Barrera

Rick works closely with the entrepreneurial community to help them drive explosive revenue growth and build memorable brands. www.Barrera.com.

Rick is a nationally acclaimed speaker, sales trainer, marketing consultant, and author, known throughout the Fortune 500 for his extraordinary speaking ability and his unique approach to brand building. His research on the strategies used by breakthrough brands like Apple, American Express, Lexus, Minute Clinic, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks, Google, and Zipcar will change your thinking about sales and marketing forever. His client list includes Abbott Labs, AutoZone, Bayer, Caterpillar, Harley-Davidson, IBM, Intel, Merrill Lynch, and Verizon. In his bestselling book, "Overpromise and Overdeliver: How to Design and Deliver Extraordinary Customer Experiences," he illustrates how an increasing number of cutting-edge firms are building breakthrough brands in record time. In his newest book, “We Before Me” he teaches you how to eliminate selfishness in the workplace and to lead your team more than you ever thought possible.

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Lucas Root

Robert Donnell

Robert's passion is blending organic SEO and marketing to provide SEO Marketing. This powerful perspective helps companies grow and transform into online powerhouses.

Robert has held every major position in corporate sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry and pioneered digital marketing in several industries.

He is uniquely positioned to deliver integrated marketing solutions for P5 Marketing's clients. He holds an MSA from Pepperdine University and an MBA from Cal-State. Robert is bilingual in English and Spanish and a US veteran.

Lucas Root

Lucas led numerous operations teams for various corporations on Wall Street for Mergers and Acquisitions for over 17 years. After establishing a consistent track record of success, he started his own consulting business and left his corporate job. Since then, Mr. Root worked with some of the world’s strongest brands, including Wells Fargo, AIG, Bird, and the Pokemon company, with whom he is still working.

Lucas works with strong brands with a well-funded great idea, who do not quite know how to execute.

Tim Kelley

Tim Kelley

Tim works with top leaders in many fields and countries to redesign and evolve society. He is the author of "True Purpose" and the best-selling co-author of three other books.

Tim has trained over 1,000 consultants, therapists, and coaches around the world in his methods. He has worked with hundreds of CEOs and executive teams from Alibaba, ING, Nabisco, Oracle, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He has also worked with government ministers and presidential candidates and found the higher purpose of two countries.

Tim has commanded military organizations, including an amphibious assault craft unit, and is a retired Naval Reserve officer.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MIT.  Tim's purpose is to inspire humanity to design and create the society we know in our hearts we truly want.  http://newparadigmgloballeader.com/

Anne Sandberg

Anne Sandberg

Independent consultant with 30 years of experience in business psychology, including human resources, training design and delivery, and assessment tools. Managing Partner for the Harrison Assessments Talent Solutions system globally. Executive Coach with Select Advisors in Orange County, CA since Dec. 2017.  www.predictsuccess.com

"By using scientifically proven assessments that provide job-specific profiles along with a robust people selection and development (hiring, promotions, retention, development, talent management) process, organizations make dramatic improvements in their cost structure and in the effectiveness with which they deliver and market their customer solutions."

Robert Spengler

Robert Spengler

Robert is keenly interested in deciphering cross-talk between the immune system and the nervous system in order to develop therapeutic breakthroughs in neuropsychiatric treatments. He pioneered the discovery that classical neurotransmitters (monoamines) direct immune cell function and that an immune cell-derived inflammatory mediator (tumor necrosis factor, TNF) directs brain neuron function.

His career spans over 30 years of research experience in neurobiology, pharmacology, and molecular immunology.  Through the marriage of related fields, He developed his novel, flourishing research program at the University at Buffalo.

His research findings have been published in over 60 manuscripts and he has authored five book chapters,

Leonard Chaikind

Leonard Chaikind

A Harvard Business School graduate, Leonard worked with Shell Oil Company, Royal Dutch Shell as Treasurer and Finance Director. He later founded Institutional Investors Consulting Company, a "do good" consulting company and investment bank.

In 2019, Robert closed Institutional Investors Consulting Company and formed a new company called IICC - basically a "due good) consulting company with a mission of "making the world a better place to live." Today Leonard runs his not-for-profit project called the Brain-Body Research Institute (BBRI).