Archives: Speakers

Dave Ray
Dave Ray Facilitator/Coach, Mind Masters Biography Dave’s personal experience as a business owner as well as his career as a Naval Officer has positioned him to coach and guide individuals to be successful. For the last 15 years he has had the opportunity to help work with and train members of the world's greatest Navy...
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Bob Lawerence
Bob Lawerence Journalist & Emcee Biography It means a great deal when we can make a difference to someone who's watching." Solid reporting skills and tenacity make Bob Lawrence an excellent television journalist. He puts his heart into each story and comes up with reports that capture San Diego's attention and emotions. For example, his...
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Barbara Bry
Barbara Bry Council Member, San Diego District 1 Biography Before serving on the San Diego City Council, Barbara was the chief operating officer of Blackbird Ventures which invests in and incubates early stage technology companies. She has been an entrepreneur in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Barbara was a co-founder of Atcom/Info, the leader...
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Jim Wong
Jim Wong Chairman, National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. Biography As a management consultant for the past 35 years, I have been using an interdisciplinary and open-systems approach to consult with CEOs and founders to improve organizational performance and viability, as measured by the value and confidence customers place in the firm’s products and services and...
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Derric Haynie
Derric Haynie CEO,  Vulpine Interactive Biography A Social Media Marketing Agency that help build contagious brands and passionate fans. Derric is passionate about technology, the future, and marketing.
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Matthew M. Harper
Matthew M. Harper Director Entrepreneur Services | Speaker | Writer Biography Matthew Harper is from San Francisco and retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. Currently he is Director of Entrepreneur Services at VentureMoney Management Company, a highly-diversified global alternative asset management firm with an early stage venture capital...
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Michael J. Sadak
Michael J. Sadak CEO, BrandAmerica, Inc Biography Mr. Sadak has over 35 years of experience doing business in Asia. In 1992, he founded a boutique advisory firm to assist American business to expand into Asia that is now BrandAmerica. Prior to 1992, Mr. Sadak worked for16 years in international investment banking. During ten of those years...
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Mike McGrane
Mike McGrane Vice President - Regional Lending Director 916.365.8297 ext. 233 mikem@veteranlaunch.org http://www.veteranlaunch.org Biography Mike McGrane is the Regional Lending Director of Veteran Launch in the Sacramento area. His duties are mainly as a Business Development Officer and Underwriter. Mike works with small business owners or their spouse who are U. S. Veterans to help...
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Darnisha Hunter
Darnisha Hunter Community Representative District 4/Veteran Advocate for the City of San Diego Mayor’s Office Biography Community Representative District 4/ Veteran Advocate for the City of San Diego, working with community council groups, community planning groups, BID's, Economic Development developers, Governor / Congress/ Senator's offices, GC's and Sub-contractors, Code Enforcement, Fire & SDPD. Veteran Affairs,...
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Michelle Burkart
Michelle Burkart Principal, Diversity Supplier Alliance 619-249-2758 michelle@diversitysupplieralliance.com https://www.diversitysupplieralliance.com Biography Michelle Burkart has devoted her career to building businesses whether they were her own, or for her clients. She began her career in Europe working with the Department of Defense in Germany. She returned to the United States where she cofounded her own enterprise, a...
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