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Andrew Adrian
Andrew Adrian CEO - Founder, LENDIT Inc. Biography LENDIT In May 2016, Andrew Adrian founded LENDIT Inc. The first year of the Company’s existence was comprised of Andrew planning features, operations and raising funds. On his own, he was able to raise $85,000 USD with only a PowerPoint and a strong foundation for LENDIT’s projections....
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Perry Yee
Perry Yee Founder at Active Valor/ US Navy Veteran https://activevalor.com Biography To me, there’s nothing greater than building strong friendships and relationships within the community. I have been fortunate enough to have surrounded myself with amazing people with positive energy, looking to make a big difference in this world. It has been the fuel I...
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Philippe Louis-Jean
Philippe Louis-Jean Business Development plj@alum.berkeley.edu Biography I am a business professional with a wealth of diverse experiences spanning across various fields; from sales, to military & government, to technology & entrepreneurship. Leading business development of an international defense contracting startup, I managed a projects budget of ~ $10MM. My leadership resulted in securing over $20MM...
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Amanda K. Lettmann
Amanda K. Lettmann Founder SimpleDisability & Kardia Ventures Biography COO & Business Transformation Expert with a MBA, Six Sigma Black Belt, SCPM, CPCC, and 20 years of Operations Leadership creating transparent and aligned operating environments in startups and enterprise businesses. Leads operations and tech transformation, M&A optimizations, and performance management in Hi-Tech, FinTech, and InsurTech....
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Jason Araghi
Jason Araghi CEO of Green Beans Coffee jason@elevategourmetbrands.com greenbeanscoffeeomaha.com Biography Jason Araghi is the CEO of Green Beans Coffee. His entrepreneurial spirit and drive, as well as a belief that “failure is not an option” has led to the dynamic growth and success of the companies he oversees. In 1996 while living as expats in...
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Elizabeth Perez
Elizabeth Perez-Halperin CalVet Deputy Secretary of Minority Veterans Biography Elizabeth Perez is a proud Californian originally from Fresno and has both Native American and Mexican American roots. She comes from generations of farm workers and military service. Elizabeth was first appointed by Governor Brown to the California Veterans Board in July 2017. January 9, 2018,...
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Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown Founder & CEO, The Rosie Network and 2018 SBA Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year http://www.therosienetwork.org Biography As CEO of The Rosie Network, Stephanie Brown has appeared on national FOX News, CBS, the CW and has been featured in Woman’s Day magazine, The New York Times, Business Insider, U.S. Veterans and Military...
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Chuck Forrest, P.E., ENV SP
Chuck Forrest, P.E., ENV SP President & KMEA 619.399.5900 Ext. 101 cforrest@kmea.net http://kmea.net As founder and President of KMEA, Chuck Forrest provides the strategic direction to this award-winning environmental engineering and consulting services firm. Chuck graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a degree in engineering. Upon graduation he was commissioned as an officer in...
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Ronald J. Hoefer
Ronald J. Hoefer Chief Visionary & Storyteller aka CEO, Milestone Risk Management 949-379-6950 Biography I’ve often said that I’m an executive coach stuck inside the body of an insurance man. I ask tough questions that challenge business owners to think outside their usual patterns and look for solutions from the bottom up, top down, and side-to-side....
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Richard B. Oliver
Richard B. Oliver Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 213-488-7102 richard.oliver@pillsburylaw.com https://www.pillsburylaw.com Dick Oliver is a partner in the law firm's Government Contracts & Disputes practice and is located in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Oliver has more than thirty-five years of experience representing clients dealing with a wide range of government contract issues concerning...
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