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Rob Adams

Rob Adams

XTT Consulting, LLC

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Rob spent a decade in Cisco’s M&A team, leading technical diligence, leading corporate technology strategy and managing Cisco’s investment portfolio. Rob has extensive experience mentoring startups on strategy including, technology, go to market, insertion, and talent as well as operations and the art of the pitch.
Lindsay Andreotti

Lindsay Andreotti

CEO at Brilliance Enterprises

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With over 20 years of Sales, HR and Organizational Development experience, Lindsay has assisted in the start, growth, and development of over 200 companies, small and large, in public, private, and non-profit arenas. With a passion for coaching conscious leaders who want to “play to win” rather than “playing not to lose”, Lindsay has focused her attention on the systems and psyche of the human side of business to create significant results.
Fred Auch

Fred Auch

Investor

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Fred is an investor. Focused in the construction arena.
Omri Bahat

Omri Bahat

Independent Entrepreneur

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Omri has worked as a senior PM at Microsoft following the SQL Farms acquisition, at the SQL Server Manageability (SSM) group. Previously the co-founder and CEO of SQL Farms, Inc – software company that develops database management tools for large data centers. Omri was also the lead database architect at Symantec at the Managed Security Services (MSS) division. Additionally, the sales and system engineer at Gilat Communications, hardware engineer at Yitran (Itran) Communications, and VLSI engineer at Intel.
Scott Baker

Scott Baker

VP Global Human Resources at INRIX

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Scott Baker is the VP of HR at INRIX and reports to the founder and CEO. He has supported the growth of the hi-tech company including organization structure, talent acquisition, management coaching, compensation, and guiding the company culture. He describes himself as “a Business Person who wears an HR Toolbelt.”
Alveena Bakhshi

Alveena Bakhshi

Director at Brillio LLC

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Alveena has extensive valuation experience in all sectors of the ICT industry. She is a subject matter expert in analytics and has acquired programs in social media analytics, workflow integration in publishing and intranet redesign. Furthermore, she is an advisor in urban global development startups.
Bobby Bakshi

Bobby Bakshi

Lead Trainer & Org Development Consultant at Edifecs

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Bobby brings love to business. He works with leaders and teams to live their values and mission through their culture by integrating individual values/strengths with the desired business results, Bobby strikes a happy balance. Before Edifecs, Bobby was the segmentation subject matter expert at Microsoft. Bobby is also the Chief Inspiration Officer of Resonant Insights, his boutique consulting firm focused on organizational culture and branding.
Steve Banfield

Steve Banfield

CEO at ReachNow

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Steve Banfield is a experienced leader who excels at building empowered, high performing organizations to design and deliver Internet and mobile services that have delighted millions of people worldwide. He often finds himself at the inflection point as new technologies disrupt existing industries including music and video distribution (RealNetworks, Sony), gaming (Screenlife) and new transportation (INRIX, ReachNow/BMW Car Sharing).
Ash Bhoopathy

Ash Bhoopathy

co(Labs) entrepreneur at Sequoia Capital

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Ash Bhoopathy is a Designer/Hacker/Prototyper in Residence.  He runs a small consulting company called Lizi Labs that works with Venture Capital companies and Series A funded portfolio companies to focus on Design, User experience, and Growth engineering.  In the past, Ash and his team has worked on various startups of their own in the Edtech and Consumer internet markets.   He’s spoken at conferences such as SXSW on data and design decision making.
José A. Blakeley

José A. Blakeley

Partner Architect - Data Warehousing Product Unit - SQL Server at Microsoft

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Specialties:All aspects of database software development, design, and architecture.
Jim Brisimitzis

Jim Brisimitzis

GM US Startups Microsoft

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Jim specializes in Enterprise Software Sales, Sales Management, Customer Relationship Management, CRM, Supplier Relationship Management, SRM, SCM, Global Alliances, Accenture, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, IBM BCS.
Anders Brown

Anders Brown

Managing Director, Radius Inc.

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Mr. Brown is currently Managing Director at Radius Inc., a next-generation technology consulting company focused on the Internet-of-Things based in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Brown launched Radius after serving as Sr. Vice President at iSoftStone (NYSE:ISS), a global consulting and IT outsourcing company based in Beijing, China.
Bill Bryant

Bill Bryant

Founder & Chairman at Airworks

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Bill Bryant has had early and instrumental involvement in over 25 leading software, Internet, digital media and mobile companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor and Board Member.  Companies include
Visio, Netbot, Qpass, Medio, Isilon, Swype, Winshuttle, Ping Identity, Jabber, Opscode and Z2Live.  He is a Partner with Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
Hermann Calabria

Hermann Calabria

CEO of UserNest

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Hermann is currently the CEO of UserNest, a startup providing user management solutions. In 2012, he led a successful exit for his venture Diamond Review. In addition, Hermann spent a decade with the Xerox PARC intellectual capital management team, leading the commercialization, spin-offs, and licensing of PARC’s early-stage technology portfolio. He specializes in product management by unifying user design, marketing strategy, intellectual property strategy, and value creation.
Varun Chhabra

Varun Chhabra

Director, Product Marketing EMC Corporation

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Varun is a technology marketing professional with a passion for building strong teams that deliver measurable business impact. He is happiest when he’s able to motivate and coach my team towards strong growth and results. Product marketing (B2B) experience in technology space – mid-market customers, partner capacity modeling, growing partner ecosystems, competitive strategy, advertising, Press and Analyst Relations, Digital and social marketing.
Henry Chou

Henry Chou

VP of Content at Onvia

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Henry Chou is the Vice President of Content at Onvia. He is responsible for developing the company’s strategy for and managing the operations of its best-in-class content. Prior to Onvia, Chou held senior roles at WhitePages.com, where he was a significant contributor to the rapid growth of the company.
Zachary Cohn

Zachary Cohn

Founder at Wonful

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Zac loves making things happen, and teaching others to do the same. He’s currently the founder at Wonful, which is working with enterprise companies and the State of Washington to teach them about customer development, lean startup, and help them build products like a startup. He’s become a seasoned veteran of early stage business creation and customer development through similar work as a Partner at LIFFFT and while working for Startup Weekend at their headquarters in Seattle. When he’s not changing the world through entrepreneurship, he’s training parkour and doing backflips, traveling the world, and running events all over Seattle.
Bill Cox

Bill Cox

Sr. Director, Strategy Microsoft

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Bill is an accomplished marketing and communications executive with startup and large company experience. Leader of startup product incubation on Microsoft’s SWAT team. Skilled at building great teams and leading by example with hands-on style and fast pace. Data-driven marketer with broad business acumen and experience across channels. Deep expertise leading high-profile communications teams to build awareness, influence the influencers, and change perceptions in support of business goals. 15 years working with CEOs to craft impactful positioning and messaging for critical issues.
Tom Crawford

Tom Crawford

Partner, Altus Alliance

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Along with functional expertise in business development, sales and marketing Tom brings considerable experience in business-to-business markets involving software, services, hardware and IP. He has concentrated industry experience in telecom and mobile but have assisted clients in a variety of markets. His experience spans from venture capital, to start-ups, to large multinational corporations.
Bob Crimmins

Bob Crimmins

Founder at Startup Haven, Co-founder at Wise Walker

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Bob is a serial entrepreneur and career technologist. As an active member of the Seattle tech community, Bob works closely with Techstars, Seattle Women in Tech, Seattle Angel Conference, UP Global and other tech startup oriented organizations. He’s also the founder and chief instigator of Startup Haven, Startup Poker 2.0, Geeks on a Trail and Founder to Founder.
Jackie Davidson

Jackie Davidson

Financial Executive

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Jackie is a seasoned financial executive with broad business and leadership experience in technology companies at various stages of growth. Most recently, she was the CFO for Market Leader, provider of SaaS-software services to real estate professionals. Jackie leverages her experience to advise and mentor outstanding business founders and leaders.
Damon Denali

Damon Denali

Founder and CEO of Appuri

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Founder and CEO of Appuri. Appuri is a Customer Data Platform that enables Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses to maximize their revenue. Appuri captures and connects behavioral data from your website and mobile applications and combines it with other sources such as transactional data and 3rd party demographic augmentation. Appuri becomes a corporate asset.
John DeVadoss

John DeVadoss

General Manager, Enterprise Strategy at Microsoft

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John has spent over 13 years at Microsoft in different roles. He has been a program manager in the distributed applications platform division, an architect working with some of Microsoft’s key partners, director of architecture strategy leading technical strategy for the all-up application platform, and most recently an engineering manager for patterns & practices.
Craig Dewer

Craig Dewer

Senior Director – Product Marketing, Microsoft Windows

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Craig is Senior Director of Product Marketing for Windows commercial. He brings to the position a unique blend of experience in product management, marketing, and a deep understanding of how technology can be used for business advantage. His responsibilities include industry marketing, evidence and product evangelism. Dewar joined Microsoft in February 1995 and has held numerous positions: technical specialist supporting sales of Microsoft® server technology into enterprise accounts in finance and government sectors; chief technology officer for Microsoft’s New Zealand subsidiary; technical marketing manager in the mobile device space; and speechwriter for the senior vice president of Microsoft’s SMS&P division and chief operating office of Microsoft Business Solutions. Before joining Microsoft, Dewar was a design engineer at a large multinational telecommunications manufacturer and CIO at a national law firm. Dewar has a bachelor of science in physics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Deepak Dhawan

Deepak Dhawan

Wireless and Technology Executive

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Deepak is a seasoned executive with deep strategic, operating, and general management roles in wireless telecom and adjacent technology space. Deepak’s past roles have included SVP, Solutions and Services at Motricity and VP of Marketing at Real Networks.
Chris Dishman

Chris Dishman

Founder & CEO, Denali Financial Consulting

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Chris is the Founder & CEO of Denali Financial Consulting, providing financial and operating leadership on a part-time, as-needed basis. He is a a relationship-driven entrepreneur with a passion for starting and growing companies.
Denise Draper

Denise Draper

Freelance Consultant

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Denise is currently a freelance consultant, specializing in working with startups on product strategy and dealing with growth.  Denise was responsible for the startup/turnaround of three small product teams during her eight years at Microsoft (one of those small products is the world’s most-used ETL product).  Prior to that, Denise was CTO of the Seattle-area startup Nimble Technology.   Denise’s interests include new economic models and designing ecosystems (and any other sort of networked behavior), but always with the value prop for the customer as a firm foundation.
Karim Fanous

Karim Fanous

VP Customer Success, Qumulo Inc

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Karim has 15+ years of enterprise software experience ranging from software engineering, product management to executive level positions in fast growing software startups.
Wain Fishburn, Jr.

Wain Fishburn, Jr.

Partner at Cooley LLP

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Wainwright Fishburn, Jr. is a partner of Cooley LLP, a prominent venture capital attorney, and chair of the firm’s Digital Health group. He represents a broad cross-section of digital health companies including, among others, AliveCor, AwarePoint and Misfit Wearables. He is on the Board of the Critical Path Institute, a public-private partnership created in part by the FDA and is a co- founder of seven companies, two of which are public.
Brent Frei

Brent Frei

Founder and Executive of Smartsheet

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Before co-founding Smartsheet, Brent was EVP at Intellectual Ventures. Prior to that, Brent was the CEO and co-founder of Onyx Software Corporation, a Bellevue-based customer relationship management (CRM) software company.
Paul Forecki

Paul Forecki

President and Founder of Voxus

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Paul Forecki is founder and president of Voxus, a fast-growing high tech PR agency targeting emerging companies. Paul has over 20 years of experience in launching and building campaigns for 120+ companies, from boot-strap startups to high-growth venture-fueled rockets to global, publicly traded market leaders. More information is available at www.voxuspr.com.
Jeff Gerber

Jeff Gerber

Enterprise Platform Architect at Apptio

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Before the hottest B2B startup coming out of Seattle, Jeff served as CTO of HP’s Business Service Automation division. Prior to that, he was the founder and chief architect at iConclude, which was acquired by Opsware in 2007. He also served as architect at Mercury Interactive and director at Performant, which was acquired by Mercury Interactive in 2003.
Jamie Gier

Jamie Gier

VP of Corporate Marketing at Edifecs

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Jamie is VP of Corporate Marketing at Edifecs, a healthcare IT company. She has held various positions in brand strategy, marketing communications and public relations at several private high-growth technology companies as well as Microsoft and GE Healthcare. She also has M&A experience, leading marketing integration for two major acquisitions: GE Healthcare/IDX and Microsoft/Sentillion.
Adam Greenberg

Adam Greenberg

Entrepreneur

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The best advice is not truly advice at all. Instead, true experiences/stories give great perspective and let those eager to learn pull their own takeaways. Those who speak on entrepreneurship are there to aid others from making the same mistakes. I’m honored to have spoken at both UW Seattle & UW Bothell for entrepreneurship and am passionate about helping anyone in the start up community.
Yair Alan Griver

Yair Alan Griver

COO, EC Wise, Inc.

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Alan, who has started and sold a number of companies, is currently the COO of EC Wise, a consulting firm focusing on data analytics and platform development. Prior to that, he spent a decade at Microsoft, where he was the founding Group Program Manager for the billing stream underlying Microsoft’s Online services; the architect for the Microsoft.com community; and Group Manager for the Visual Studio Data group. Before joining Microsoft, Alan was Chief Information Officer at GoAmerica, a publicly traded telecommunications company; and co-founder of Flash Creative Management, a business strategy and technology consulting company and three time Inc. 500 winner.
Jean-Paul Gomes

Jean-Paul Gomes

Corporate Vice President, Sitecore Corp

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International executive with experience working at all levels (district, national, regional, global) across product management, strategy and marketing, as well as business and partner ecosystem development, including global strategic alliances. Jean-Paul has successfully built new businesses including partner ecosystems from scratch. Several of his campaigns, programs, frameworks and operating models became best practices that rolled out globally.
Steven Gottlieb

Steven Gottlieb

Founder of Gottlieb Group Communications

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Steven Gottlieb is a veteran corporate communications advisor to organizations across technology, financial services, energy, and government enterprises. In each instance, he has helped firms extend awareness and manage their reputation through measurable thought leadership and influencer programs.

Steven is also a two-time NCAA All-American and 1989 NCAA tennis champion..

Anupam Gupta

Anupam Gupta

President and CEO of Mixpo

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Anupam currently leads the overall vision and strategy as CEO at Mixpo, a self-service online video ad platform for media companies, brand advertisers, and agencies. Anupam also worked at MSN for eight years, where he led customer acquisition, product management, and marketing.
Manoj Gupta

Manoj Gupta

Director, Business Development at Microsoft

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Manoj is a strategic business development executive with over 16 years of global experience spanning a wide variety of complex deals including strategic sales, strategic alliance, in-bound IP licenses, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Bryan Hale

Bryan Hale

Exec in Residence at DFJ

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Bryan is an executive in residence at DFJ. Previously, he was at CHEF, helping the company scale from its earliest stages through 200+ employees while serving on the management team in a variety of roles. Earlier in his career, Bryan was on DFJ’s investment team and worked at salesforce.com.
Ted Hasse

Ted Hasse

Corporate Counsel, IP at Zynga

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Ted Hasse is Corporate Counsel for IP at video game publisher and developer Zynga Inc. Before joining Zynga, he was an attorney in private practice at the San Francisco office of law firm Morrison & Foerster. Ted co-founded two start-ups in the Silicon Valley from 1998-2001, and subsequently was the sole founder of an enterprise focused on internet advertising for high-traffic websites.
Yuval Hamudot

Yuval Hamudot

President of Smilebox

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Yuval is the President of Smilebox, a software company that builds creative photo sharing tools for consumers. Prior to this, he was the COO of Perion Network and was a member of the executive team that scaled the company into profitable Internet company and led to an IPO on NASDAQ.
Dan Hay

Dan Hay

CEO at isoutsource.com

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CEO of isoutsource.com, a provider of IT services to SMB companies, Dan has over twenty five years of experience in the high-tech industry. Dan worked at Microsoft in product management in the developer tools and office divisions. He also founded a firm focusing on ERP consulting and custom application development.
Matt Heinz

Matt Heinz

President at Heinz Marketing Inc

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Matt is the President of Heinz Marketing, an agency focused on sales acceleration. He has helped such companies as HouseValues and Payscale achieve remarkable sales growth. Prior to Heinz Marketing, Matt held a variety of roles at Microsoft, Weber Shandwick, Boeing, Seattle Mariners, Market Leader, and Verdiem.
Will Hodgman

Will Hodgman

Entrepreneur, Advisor, Director and Investor

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Will is successful entrepreneur, c-level executive, advisor, Board Director and investor. Will’s career spans global advertising, media, measurement and analytics. He has founded, built, sold and managed global analytics companies that represent the benchmarks in the industry, including AdRelevance, M:Metrics, Nielsen, Hitwise, and comScore.
Mike Iem

Mike Iem

CEO and President of The Ziem Group Inc.

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Mike founded the Ziem Group Inc., a marketing consultancy company, in 2004. He is a passionate evangelist who started his career in Silicon Valley, has worked for Microsoft, Riverbed, and most recently helped two startups, Aptimize and grandPad Inc. get acquired and funded. He has 25 years of marketing experience.
Eyal Inbar

Eyal Inbar

General Manager of Unify Square, Inc.

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Eyal is GM of World-Wide Marketing at Unify Square. Prior to this, he ran the applications portfolio at NEC. Among other roles at Microsoft, Eyal led marketing campaigns and initiatives for Unified Communications. Eyal is also the founder of Performance Point, a financial-technology startup, focusing on online investment management.
Dan Karr

Dan Karr

Managing Director at Karr Consulting PLLC

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Dan has a broad background in investment management and technology industries, responsible for financial strategy, operations management, internal control and executing on key strategic business objectives. Previously, Dan was Controller at Ignition Partners where he managed treasury, valuation, investor reporting, audit and tax functions. Dan is a CPA in Washington State and has an MBA from the University of Washington.
Bob Kelly

Bob Kelly

Vice President at Microsoft

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Bob oversees Microsoft’s business and marketing strategy for Windows Azure. Prior to this role, Bob has been instrumental in growing the Windows Server business from a relatively new product to a market leader–helping to shape Microsoft’s $15 billion server and tools business.
Prashant Ketkar

Prashant Ketkar

VP Cloud Services, Oracle Corporation

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15+ years experience in product management and marketing roles in the software technology sector. Specialties: Product Management, Marketing, Channel.
Mitch Koch

Mitch Koch

Corporate Vice President at Microsoft

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Mitch is an innovative and results-oriented entertainment and technology industry executive with 30+ years’ experience in sales, marketing, finance and general management. He thrives in fast-paced, challenging environments that grow through innovation, experimentation and continuous improvement.
Mitch has driven business results in high growth situations by converting strategy to repeatable executional excellence. He focuses on simplifying complex business requirements into actionable components. Creating a shared vision, with measurable outcomes, he has led cross-functional teams to mesh and yield success regardless of organizational boundaries.
Dan Kranzler

Dan Kranzler

Managing Partner, eFund LLC

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Dan has spent the past twenty-five years running, supporting and financing entrepreneurial companies in the high-tech arena. Educated at the University of California at Berkeley, in psychology and counseling, Mr. Kranzler has employed his skills in facilitating communications to help organizations build and deliver a unified vision for their companies and products. In 1980, Mr. Kranzler founded Beepers Northwest and built it into the largest paging company in the Northwest. The company was purchased by McCaw Cellular Communications, where Mr. Kranzler became the first General Manager for the cellular and paging operations. He worked as part of the team that built the cellular group from eighteen employees to over 1000 in the first year of operation through acquisition of additional territory licenses, consolidating numerous markets and rapid customer growth under the McCaw CellularOne banner.
Lawrence Lerner

Lawrence Lerner

President LERNER Consulting

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Lawrence is known for engineering opportunity through change. He’s built and launched successful businesses on three continents. Working with global brands he’s help launch new products and services that have driven top line growth and transformation to better align IT with business. He’s been part of eight startups in executive roles.
Ying Li

Ying Li

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder at Concurix

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Dr. Li is a leading practitioner in big data and large-scale knowledge discovery, data mining and analytics, recognized with the ACM SIGKDD Service Award in 2012. Dr. Li is a pioneer in Internet scale data mining, applying her extensive academic and industry research expertise at the Computer Research Institute of Montreal and in the first big data analytics effort at Microsoft in 1998. She has continued to advance the field in subsequent years, building state of the art technologies in data mining, machine learning, information retrieval, computational advertising, internet monetization, business intelligence, online privacy, and personal data. She has over 70 patents filed and granted, has collaborated with over 100 researchers and data scientists, and has built and led world class data mining organizations of over 300 people.  Dr. Li received B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics from Peking University, Beijing, China, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She is currently the Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Concurix Corporation, a new startup building high performance operating systems for big data and big compute.
Michael “Luni” Libes

Michael “Luni” Libes

Founder and Managing Director at Fledge.co

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Michael is a 20+ year, career serial entrepreneur, who has built six startups, five of which he founded. His companies include Fledge (the “conscious company” incubator), Ground Truth (market research and “big-data” analysis), Medio Systems (mobile search, advertising, and analytics), Mforma (mobile gaming and applications), 2WAY (enterprise collaboration systems), and Nimble (pen computing, PDAs, and early smartphones).
Chek Lim

Chek Lim

CTO, Tango Card

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Chek is the CTO of Tango Card, where he is responsible for the company’s technology vision and execution. He brings 15+ years of experience in building B2C and B2B software products, with focuses in SaaS, mobile client/web, and high-volume transactional platforms.
Court Lorenzini

Court Lorenzini

Co-founder and CEO at Primus BioVision

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Court is a serial entrepreneur with ventures in semiconductor equipment, electronic commerce, and entrepreneurship who believes in following his strengths and passions. Prior to Primus BioVision, Court was founder and CEO of DocuSign. Before DocuSign, Court was President and CEO of Flatrock, Inc., CEO of Point.com and CEO of Nth Dimension.
Rebecca Lovell

Rebecca Lovell

Startup Liaison at City of Seattle

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Entrepreneur enthusiast. Mentor, coach, and matchmaker. Instructor and operator. Startup yenta. Currently serving: *As a mentor for Tech Stars (Summer 2010- present), *As a mentor for Founder Institute (Summer 2011-present), *On the employer advisory board for the UW Foster School of business, *On the board of advisors for LikeBright, *As an instructor in the UW MBA Program on Venture Capital (Fall 2008-present). Startup Weekend frequent-flier. Seasoned public speaker (TEDx, Ignite). Karaoke junkie.
Vidur Luthra

Vidur Luthra

Founder and CEO of Resultrix

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Vidur is founder and CEO of Resultrix, a pay-for-performance global digital marketing agency. Vidur is also Managing Partner at Vega, a marketing consulting firm. Previously, Vidur spent 10 years at Microsoft in various global marketing roles.
Janis Machala

Janis Machala

Senior Business Executive, Corporate Director, Entrepreneur and Executive Coach

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Senior business executive and entrepreneur with extensive expertise driving the formation, growth, and market success of technology-based or vertically-focused organizations. Recognized expert in strategic partnerships. Skilled at getting growth companies connected to the right people to achieve successful market adoption and realize their full potential. A proven executive leader and corporate director known for leadership recruitment, talent management, and executive coaching. Experienced in strategic planning, corporate relationships, marketing strategy and execution, and creating corporate value via innovation.
Rakesh Mahajan

Rakesh Mahajan

Senior Director, Marketing at T-Mobile

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Rakesh has spent over 15 years in the mobile and technology industries across the US, Europe and India where he has run businesses as well as led product and marketing functions. Rakesh has mentored and worked with numerous B2B and B2B2C startups… he has also experienced the joy (and pain!) of running a startup too. He is currently Senior Director of Strategy at T-Mobile USA, where he is also spearheading numerous strategic partnerships with technology companies.
Ryan Maloney

Ryan Maloney

CEO and Founder of Atlas Networks

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Atlas Networks is a locally owned Seattle based company focused on delivering the best in internet and telephone services to our region! We are building a city wide high speed network that can surpass the speeds of most any other company. Through partnerships with building owners, property managers, and other local companies, our network continues to expand rapidly. Atlas is focused in gigabit internet services to commercial and residential properties in the Seattle region and we are the exclusive provider to the Suncadia community in Cle Elum. Ryan was the initial founder of the company and has led the company as the CEO averaging 20% year over year growth.
Sanjay Manchanda

Sanjay Manchanda

Product Marketing Management at Microsoft

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Sanjay leads marketing for Microsoft’s Office 365 business group. Prior to this Sanjay led the Microsoft Office Division in India. Prior to Microsoft, Sanjay was co-founder and CEO of a venture-backed enterprise software startup called B-Bop.
Chanbir Mann

Chanbir Mann

Founder and CEO of Green InfoSystems

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At Green InfoSystems, Chanbir is bringing a new paradigm to outsourcing which involves revitalizing the local community with lucrative IT jobs. Prior to Green, Chanbir was COO at Edifecs where he led sales and solutions consulting, client services and alliances.
Wedge Martin

Wedge Martin

Co-Founder of GeoPapyrus

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Former CTO and Co-Founder of Badgeville, currently Co-Founder of GeoPapyrus, an augmented reality platform which aims to bring social networking back into the real world by fusing social media with physical surfaces viewable by mobile devices.  In previous lives, developed web applications and constructed high availability platforms for Shopping.com ( now Ebay ), Reuters NASDAQ, the DoE, IBM, and Cisco.  Designed the energy communications network for the power deregulation effort in California, and extended the network to cover the western half of the US.  Loves working with web app platforms, databases, and wide area networking.  Was a pioneer in the VoIP industry helping to build the first SaaS based iPBX system, now sold as 8×8.
Leslie McGuire

Leslie McGuire

Director of Product Marketing at Parallels

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Leslie leads Parallels value-added cloud services strategy, developing innovative solutions and marketing programs that enable cloud service providers to meet the needs of their SMB customers.  Before joining Parallels, Leslie held several leadership positions at Microsoft, most recently as Director, Windows Server and Management Marketing.   During her 17-year Microsoft tenure, Leslie launched many incubation businesses, fostered strategic OEM partnerships, developed ISV ecosystems and drove end-to-end SMB  channel partner strategies. 
Matt Mcllwain

Matt Mcllwain

Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group

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Matt focuses on a broad range of software-driven companies. He currently serves on the boards of 2nd Watch, Animoto, Apptio, ExtraHop, Skytap, Mixpo, Optify, PayScale, Qumulo, Smartsheet, Placed, and Tier 3. Before joining Madrona in 2000, Matt was vice president of business process for the Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC), a Fortune 250 company. He also was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, concentrating on strategy and marketing.
Sam McRoberts

Sam McRoberts

CEO of VUDU Marketing

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Sam McRoberts is the author of Screw the Zoo, and the CEO of VUDU Marketing. He has delved deep into the worlds of philosophy, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience to better help his clients to reach their target audiences. He has been quoted as an expert in his field in publications such as Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur. When he isn’t writing or running his business, he’s most likely exploring Seattle with his wife and son.
Sunil Mehta

Sunil Mehta

CFO of Soma Networks


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Sunil is currently CFO for Ensuant Technologies. He has held finance roles such as CFO, VP and Treasurer in many startups such as SOMA Networks, Leadis Technology, VLSI Technology and Maxtor.
Shirish Nadkarni

Shirish Nadkarni

CEO od Zoomingo, Inc

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Serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of proven experience in creating and growing new businesses. Developed consumer technologies that have been used by tens of millions of users worldwide. Successfully founded and achieved exit with 2 startups. Co-Founder of Zoomingo, a top mobile shopping app that helps shoppers discover local items on sale at their favorite retail stores.
Nate Moch

Nate Moch

VP Product Teams, Zillow

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I love creating new, innovative, consumer focused products (and teams). This includes everything from product strategy to hiring to growth hacking. Specialties: Product Development Management, Product Planning & Strategy, Growth Hacking, Product/Program Management, Search Engine Optimization, User Interaction Design, Email, Team Building, Business Development.
John Morrow

John Morrow

former SVP, Corporate Development and General Counsel at Vertafore

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John Morrow is an experienced corporate development and legal executive who most recently led the legal, corporate development/M&A, strategic business development and privacy groups at Vertafore, the leading provider of specialized software, services and information for the insurance distribution channel, which was acquired by TPG Capital for $1.4 billion.
Tom Nault

Tom Nault

Member of Board of Directors Conenza, Echo-Sense

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Tom founded three different successful startups all with successful exits. He managed four turnarounds resulting in profitable exits. Most notably, he acquired controlling interest in Open interface North America (OINA) and sold it to Qualcomm in 2007. Tom has over 10 years of experience as an independent federal court appointed corporate trustee.
Allison Nelson

Allison Nelson

Business Leader and Entrepreneur

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Allison is a proven business leader and hands-on operational executive. She’s held senior leadership positions for a publicly traded technology company where she completed 12 acquisitions, spun off a separate entity, and led a division of 750 employees. She has significant experience with finance, business analytics and strategy as a management consultant with Bain & Co., and investment banker for Credit Suisse and Kidder Peabody. She’s founded companies, is an investor, consultant, advisor, and an outsourced CEO, CFO, COO resource for retail, consumer and technology companies, as well as an active angel investor, board member, consultant, and mentor. Her work is not specific to the Seattle area as much of it is located in the bay area as well as on the east coast. She helps entrepreneurs by focusing on financial and business models, strategic online and offline marketing, go to market planning, operational and strategic roadmaps, and tactical presentation skills and packaging needed for sourcing investments. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Wellesley College.
Timothy Ng

Timothy Ng

Program Manager at Microsoft

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Program management experience building scalable cloud services for server management. Software engineering experience building compilers and debugger technologies.
Specialties:Engineering for Cloud services, Compilers, Debuggers
Abe Pachikara

Abe Pachikara

Business Manager at Microsoft

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Marketing Generalist with 14 years agency experience at Leo Burnett and Digitas, responsible for positioning & messaging, online programs, and advertising campaigns for United Airlines, FedEx, BofA, Kraft and IBM. At Microsoft, earned Circle of Excellence field award twice: as U.S. cloud computing developer evangelism lead; & for establishing marketing governance capability.
Jiantao

Jiantao "JT" Pan

CEO, Changhong Research Labs, Inc.

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Dr. Jiantao Pan is CEO of Changhong Research Labs Inc. (CRL), a California corporation based in the heart of Silicon Valley. Backed Changhong group. Dr. Pan’s mission is to help Silicon Valley startups to succeed in China and globally, through a tailor made deep incubation program.
Chirag Pancholi

Chirag Pancholi

Experienced Startup Mentor

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Chirag is a successful startup founder contributing to an active entrepreneurial community in B2C, B2B, and B2B2C markets. His expertise spans full company lifecycle: formation, fund raising, team building, product development, market entry, market expansion, sales growth and liquidity events.
Ramesh Parameswaran

Ramesh Parameswaran

Software Architect

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Ramesh is a serial entrepreneur and a former senior technologist from Microsoft. He founded AskMe.com and Nirvaha Corporation which provides software as a service to manage billings and commissions. More recently, Ramesh has been helping startups with technology issues using his deep expertise with mobile, wearables and various browser and server side technologies. He brings to startups an unusual combination of deep technology and business acumen honed by many years of startup experience.
Todd Paris

Todd Paris

Board Director, Footmarks

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Over the past 22 years, I have helped to grow new businesses from concept through product development, global launch and P&L ownership across the high tech and digital media spaces. Having worked as a management consultant, product manager and marketer, sales and sales leader, I am passionate about identifying and driving great experiences for clients and consumers alike.
Carl Paschke

Carl Paschke

General Manager of IT at Microsoft

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At Microsoft, Carl is responsible for delivering enterprise solutions across various Microsoft business groups at scale.  He led design, engineering & operations activities for a multitude of internal and external facing properties including MSCOM & CRM.  He was actively involved the XBOX launch for software and hardware, and is currently leading efforts in next generation customer experiences for consumer & commercial support.
Liz Pearce

Liz Pearce

CEO at LiquidPlanner

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Since 2007, Liz has helped more than 1500 project teams overcome scheduling and collaboration challenges through the use of best practices and better tools. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, branding, sales, operations, support, management and business development. Before joining LiquidPlanner, Liz ran her own successful marketing consultancy where she worked with a diverse set of clients. She also held product and project management positions at Amazon.com, Google, and Sony Computer Entertainment America.
Ali Piyarali

Ali Piyarali

Partner at Accenture

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Ali is a partner in Accenture’s Media and High Technology practice, specializing in software distribution, licensing and large transformational programs. In addition to client engagements his responsibilities include developing and communicating Accenture’s view on the software industry, sharing best practices among client teams and initiating new growth programs and campaigns for Accenture. He joined Accenture in 1989 after completing the Master’s program in Industrial Engineering at the University of Washington.
Tim Porter

Tim Porter

Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group

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At Madrona, Tim focuses on the software, infrastructure, and wireless sectors. He is particularly interested in SaaS, cloud computing, next-generation enterprise data centers, and opportunities created by new mobile platforms. Tim serves on the boards of Appature, buuteeq, Context Relevant, and AppFog, and is a board observer for Apptio, ExtraHop Networks, Impinj, Skytap, Smartsheet, Tier3, and Z2Live.
Jesse Proudman

Jesse Proudman

Founder and CEO at Blue Box Group

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Over 15 years of experience building and leading IT businesses, Jesse Proudman has successfully demonstrated his technical and business leadership aptitude as a hands-on, do-it-yourself entrepreneur. A University of Puget Sound Business Leadership Program graduate, he founded Blue Box in 2003 and has led the company to record growth levels through both prosperous and troubled economic times.
Pradeep Rajurs

Pradeep Rajurs

Senior Solutions Architect at Derflan

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20+ year proven track record of defining strategic direction and delivering results, business development and architecting solutions for business scenarios. Leader with extensive industry experience across enterprise and mid-sized companies including product design, sales, marketing and technology solutions. Skilled in Enterprise/Business Strategy, Market Assessment, Project Management, Partnerships, Architecture Design, Technology Solutions, Product Marketing and Business Development.
Vibhu Ranjan

Vibhu Ranjan

Global Sales and Marketing Leader

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Global Sales and Marketing Leader with seventeen years of progressive leadership experience in general management, solution sales, marketing, channel partner management and business development.
Customer Vertical Expertise: High Technology, Power & Utilities, Public Sector, Manufacturing, Retail, Telecommunications and Financial Services.
Key product types represented include: Enterprise Software, B2B Applications, Cloud Computing, SaaS, Mobile, and Professional Services.
Start-Up Experience: Acting mentor at high-tech accelerator, 9Mile Labs where I advise early stage entrepreneurs on product positioning/messaging, business model creation and go-to-market strategies.
Before joining F5, I led Microsoft’s Solution Sales team in the US Midwest Region covering over 2,000 customers across 3 states representing over $200 million annual revenue for Microsoft. Promoted 4-times at Microsoft.
Chris Rimple

Chris Rimple

CTO, Camp Native

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Chris is CTO of Camp Native, a graduate of 9Mile Labs. As an executive leader, he has designed, built, and managed products generating hundreds of millions in annual revenue. He combines comprehensive product expertise with deep technical knowledge, guiding teams in delivering innovative solutions to worldwide consumer and enterprise markets.
Jeff Roach

Jeff Roach

Enterprise Strategy Consultant at Indigo Slate

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Specialties are in Project and Process Management. Extensive experience in Desktop and Network Support and in Network Systems Engineering. One strength issuccessful experience working with users and upper management and the dealing with important and sensitive projects. With a background in full-time ministry and social work, it lends an unique inter-personal skills that are rare in the IT industry. 20 years in training and mentoring adult learners growing their skill set.
Andrew Rogers

Andrew Rogers

Founder & CTO at SpaceCurve

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Andrew is currently the CTO and the founder of SpaceCurve, the first real-time analytical database platform designed for the Internet of Things. A Silicon Valley veteran of companies like Netflix and Cisco, he has two decades of operational experience in real-time Big Data and is a pioneer in the development of distributed database technologies for real-time geospatial and location intelligence.
Bryan Rutberg

Bryan Rutberg

Communications Facilitator & Coach

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Bryan helps leaders and their organizations connect with their key audiences – customers, partners, employees, and investors – in person, in print, and online. Authors, executives, and entrepreneurs work with Bryan to develop clear messages and say them well. Corporate success at HP, McKinsey, and Microsoft preceded his entrepreneurial career.
Edmond Sanctis

Edmond Sanctis

Co-Founder Sahale Snacks, Inc.

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Edmond has created businesses in media, technology, and consumer products. He is the co-founder of Sahale Snacks. Edmond spent eight years with NBC, where as founding president, he took NBC Internet public with over $100 million in sales and a top ten Internet ranking. Edmond was previously the CEO of Omnilux, a broadband infrastructure company, and also president of video game publisher, Acclaim Entertainment.
Eva Schoenleitner

Eva Schoenleitner

VP of Marketing at Sage

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Eva Schoenleitner is the Vice President of Product Marketing at Sage North America. She has extensive experience in the high-tech, software and consulting industries through executive level roles at Microsoft, VMware, and Deloitte & Touché. Her expertise ranges from Business Strategy to translating it to tangible outcomes in Marketing, Sales, and the Channel. Eva has broad international experience in Europe and Asia including emerging markets.
John Sechrest

John Sechrest

Founder, Seattle Angel Conference

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John Sechrest is the co-organizer for the Lean Startup Seattle group and the founder of the Seattle Angel Conference as well as the Willamette Angel Conference. John wrote code at HP for the first networked calculator. As an entrepreneur, John founded an Internet Service Provider in Oregon. John is currently active in the Seattle Open Coffee and Eastside Open Coffee.

Soumitra Sengupta

Soumitra Sengupta

Principal Development Manager at Microsoft

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Soumitra was one of the key technologists driving the development of Windows Phone 7 software and hardware. He was also a key contributor to the development of the SQL Azure platform. Soumitra was the co-founder and CTO of a venture-backed enterprise software company called B-Bop.
Pablo Serrano

Pablo Serrano

Senior Product Manager, Technology Solutions at IMS Health

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Pablo is a business savvy product manager with a solid record in both hardware and software, building reliable, secure and responsive products that people love. He is experienced managing product roadmaps along multiple releases in an agile environment and collaborating with internal and external partner teams as a product evangelist. He thrives on connecting business and engineering teams to build products that customers love.
Ajay Sikka

Ajay Sikka

Managing Consultant at Ci2i Services, Inc.

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Ajay has 20+ years’ experience working with Enterprise Software & Services companies. He has been part of 2 successful startups (Vermeer-FrontPage & IndiaHQ). Ajay has built new businesses, driven M&A transactions, and led large teams. He provides strategic guidance, helps in building Global alliances, and architecting Product roadmaps. He is very active in supporting startups in the Seattle area and in India.
Dharmesh Singh

Dharmesh Singh

Sr. Director at Salesforce.com

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Focused on driving solutions for supporting the full customer lifecycle from pre-sales to renewals. Dharmesh brings a multi-disciplinary lens to help jumpstart startups having global experience across sales, operations, product and program management.  Over 15 years at Microsoft where he worked across Asia–Pacific, US Field and Corporate headquarters. Actively involved in mentoring early stage and venture funded startups focused on the enterprise space.
Madhu K Singh

Madhu K Singh

Principal at MK Singh Law Office

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Madhu works closely with growth companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs to develop successful legal and intellectual property strategies in the areas of technology, mobile, and social. She also assists U.S. companies expand into India. Madhu is the faculty lead of the Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic at Seattle University School
of Business.
Sherril Small

Sherril Small

ChangeMarketer & Managing Partner at CJSA LLC

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Sherril is a marketing and communications specialist who understands how to open new markets.  Her firm, ChangeMarketer, works with high-tech companies to establish, expand or reposition businesses and their products in the marketplace.  Her clients include technology leaders, inventors and innovators.
Brewster Stanislaw

Brewster Stanislaw

Co-Founder and CEO, Inside Social

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As CEO of Inside Social, Brewster is dedicated to helping the world’s largest brands harness the full potential of social marketing. He’s worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to measure and increase their social ROI by better understanding how social shares lead to sales. He’s primarily responsible for the product roadmap and strategic vision at Inside Social where he has helped the company raise $1.1+ in seed financing from top-tier angels. A reformed financier, Brewster previously worked in equity sales and corporate finance at NYSE Euronext; he’s since realized that zeros and ones are way more interesting in code than financial models.
Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens

Marketing Executive

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Accomplished consumer marketing executive with a passion for innovation and delivering big results. • 30-year track record of consistently launching successful new products and initiatives. • Adept manager of large teams (100+) and budgets ($100M+) in Fortune 500 companies, as well as small, hands-on start-up ventures. • Diverse industry experience: retail, food service, consumer goods, telecom, software and electronics. • Broad portfolio of branding, advertising, DM, web, PR and CRM accomplishments. • Skilled talent recruiter and developer; agency and strategic partnership manager. • Thinks and reacts quickly and creatively when companies need it most. • Compelling communicator and expert public spokesperson.
Jerome Stewart

Jerome Stewart

Director of Marketing and Business Strategy, Digital Crimes Unit at Microsoft

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Jerome is Director of Marketing and Business Strategy with Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit where he is responsible for go-to-market strategy and business operations. Jerome brings 15 years leadership experience spanning software, cloud services, customer care, and cybersecurity. He worked overseas for six years, including two as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Prakash Sundaresan

Prakash Sundaresan

CEO of SunBoKai LLC

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Prakash Sundaresan (孙博凯) is a technology industry leader, innovator, advisor and investor. Born and raised in India, educated in the US and with extensive work experience in both the US and China, Prakash is a uniquely cross-cultural executive that is adept at melding the best of East and West. With over 20 years’ experience, Prakash is a widely recognized expert in the areas of Big Data and Cloud Computing.
Eric Swift

Eric Swift

General Manager, WW Productivity Sales Specialists at Microsoft

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Shannon Swift

Shannon Swift

President/CEO, Swift HR Solutions, Inc.

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Shannon Swift is the CEO of Swift HR Solutions, Inc., a provider of strategic HR services and products for early stage companies. Shannon has more than twenty years of human resources experience, combined with successful executive level management and business development roles. She has held the top senior HR positions at GoAhead Software (Vice President and Corporate Secretary), Nastech Pharmaceutical (Senior Director), and Health Team Northwest (Director), formerly Home Health Care of Washington. She has also held senior level roles in outsourcing firms TriNet VCO (Managing Director) and PMSI (Director of Business Development).
Ray Taft

Ray Taft

Sr. Director of IT at Gap, Inc.

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Ray is responsible for designing, building and operating the Global Data Center and IT footprint for Gap, Inc. Before Gap, Ray was VP of IT Infrastructure at Expedia.com where he led multiple operational and engineering teams. Ray founded and was CEO for Jupiter Hosting, which was acquired by Navisite.
Seth Talbott

Seth Talbott

CEO, Entrepreneur & Startup Advisor

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Seth is a serial entrepreneur who started his career in IT and software development over 15 years ago. Over that span, Seth has run a global data center for a major software company, been CEO of a group of award winning medical clinics and founded numerous companies including AtomOrbit which VentureBeat named as one of the most innovative Early-stage Startups in the 2013 Innovation Showdown in Cloud software. AtomOrbit also won the GeekWire 2013 Startup Day Pitch competition. He has been all over the world to consult and advise with some of the largest companies in the world, including AT&T, Microsoft, Vodafone, Citi, Wells Fargo, Target, and the British Ministry of Defense, just to name a few.
Christine Thompson

Christine Thompson

President & Owner at Informing Arts

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Christine was instrumental in creating new software categories and developing markets for Apple  and Adobe, a pioneer in digital media and publishing. She led Apple’s digital publishing business during a period of explosive growth:  $1 billion in <5 years. She has served on the coaching committee for an angel’s network, helping founders hone their pitch for investors.  Through her work with Informing Arts,  Christine advises B2B and B2C clients on strategies to build brands, find their sweet spot and drive growth through an aligned revenue engine.  These days she is keen to innovate new models to link best practice frameworks from customer discovery +  lean startups + B2B buyer journeys + content marketing  as a faster way to grow markets and acquire the right B2B customers.
Alex Tibbets

Alex Tibbets

General Manager at Nordstrom Direct

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Motivated by the satisfaction of activating unconventional approaches to ambiguous opportunities and problems that seem intractable. Expertise in planning, negotiating, launching, and marketing “firsts” – in product, process and partnerships.
Andrew Toner

Andrew Toner

Senior Engineering Leader

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“Andrew is a tech focused entrepreneur who enjoys rolling up hisg great solutions at scale. Andrew has spent 20 years in technology including leading engineering teams at Amazon retail and AWS, consulting teams at Microsoft and his own start-up.
Rick Turoczy

Rick Turoczy

Co-Founder at PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment)

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Rick is a leader of the Portland, OR startup community. He founded and manages PIE, a Portland-based technology accelerator run in collaboration with global advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. He’s also the editor of Silicon Florist, a blog covering the Portland startup and open source scenes. Rick serves as a board member at the Technology Association of Oregon and an advisor to the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
Mike Vandenbos

Mike Vandenbos

Entrepreneur in Residence, Zipwhip

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I enjoy people. My highest and best use has always found me listening to founders pain points or new opportunities and help them find a way.
My background in customer and business development allows me to provide tech companies with the tools to accelerate and optimize revenue.
Change agent, entrepreneur, winning attitude is what I bring to the table for B2B tech startups.
Vijay Vashee

Vijay Vashee

Board Member at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Vijay is an active angel investor, venture capitalist, philanthropist, founder of TiE Seattle, and mentor to many entrepreneurs. Vijay also has served as Chairman of Bellevue College and on various other boards. During his tenure at Microsoft, Vijay launched several key software products.
Haresh Ved

Haresh Ved

Chair at TiE Angels Group Seattle (TAGS)

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Haresh launched and is the Chair of the TiE Angels Group Seattle (TAGS.)  He is also the Founder and Managing General Partner at Cronus Ventures LLC, an early stage investment company.  Prior to founding Cronus, Haresh spent 10+ years holding key development and leadership roles at Microsoft Corporation, steering them in their initial product design and development efforts to shape up the future of handheld devices, Tablets, and mobile computing. He also played a key role early on in developing and implementing tools, technologies, and strategies to take Microsoft products to international markets.  Haresh’s key focus areas are Mobility, Education, eLearning and eHealth.
Joe Wallin

Joe Wallin

Legal Counsel to Start-Ups and Emerging Companies at Davis Wright Tremaine

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Joe Wallin focuses on emerging, high growth, and startup companies. Joe frequently represents companies in angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other significant business transactions. Joe also represents investment funds with respect to their fund formation work, and represents investors in and acquirers of businesses, and provides general counsel services for companies from startup to post-public. Joe is also the founder of the firm’s Startup Law Blog – you can learn more about him at StartupLawBlog.com.
Skip Walter

Skip Walter

Managing Director at Factor Inc.

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Innovation Catalyst for aspiring world changers. Entrepreneur, intrapreneur and author with over 45 years of experience in executive coaching, executive management, new venture mentoring, software engineering, product development, high technology mergers and acquisitions, organizational development, and joint venture development. He was the Father of ALL-IN-1, Digital Equipment Corporation’s $1 billion per year integrated enterprise office automation system.
Joe Whitford

Joe Whitford

Legal Counsel to Start-Ups and Emerging Companies at Davis Wright Tremaine

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Joe Whitford focuses his corporate finance practice in startups and the emerging-company sector, where he has served for more than 30 years as General Counsel and advisor to high- growth software, Internet, health care, medical device, biotech, wireless, and specialty retail business ventures.
Brad Wright

Brad Wright

CEO Leadership in Motion

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Director of Marketing focused on advancing food transparency systems for restaurants, schools and hospitality industries associated with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Customized dining through interactive nutrition and Allergen menus. Previously at Boeing as the Director of Collaboration Services/Business Partner to Digital Aviation Services.
Darren Yetzer

Darren Yetzer

Senior Director at Microsoft

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Senior-executive level individual with a proven leadership track-record in the areas of channel business development and digital channel marketing.
Created and executed successful channel (routes to market) strategies across e-commerce, BI, Cloud and Voice businesses. Accountable for developing channel portfolios with a balance of business development and programmatic scale activities. Resulted-in, with proper P&L management and appropriate routes-to-market focus, increased sales, larger customer base and entry into new product categories and geographies.
Jeremy Zaretzky

Jeremy Zaretzky

Regional Lead, Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network

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Jeremy is passionate about the startup and venture capital ecosystem in Seattle, and believes that the region is poised to become one of the world’s premier hubs for entrepreneurship. He is involved with several local entrepreneurship groups, including the Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network, UW’s Buerk Center, 9Mile Labs, and Techstars. Jeremy is also an experienced entrepreneur, having served as co-founder and president of WireSpring for more than 15 years.