Brandon Johnson

January 5, 2017

Paula Serios

Paula Serios is an accomplished marketing executive having served as a Chief Marketing Officer for several mid-cap corporations in the healthcare and retail sectors after a successful tenure at world-class advertising and marketing agencies.  She has managed teams of 8 to 80 and budgets up to $100MM+.  Her experience in omnichannel marketing includes integrated marketing experience with deep expertise building and leading digital marketing teams. She is known for her passion around doing well (building profitable revenue) and doing good (contributing to the world in a meaningful way.)  Paula is currently leading a virtual customer experience consultancy while pursue her […]
September 20, 2016

Phoebe Schiff

I decided to start my own company after I managed the marketing department for a clothing line. I wanted to leverage my knowledge of all aspects of a department in a way that helps businesses prioritize their marketing needs. I am a strategist specializing in fashion, lifestyle and entertainment marketing. I work with all small businesses and advise clients on how best to allocate their budgets.
June 20, 2016

Rick Gehringer Finalist for CTO Awards

Rick Gehringer was selected as one of the finalist for The Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2016 CTO Awards.  The Los Angeles Business Journal event was held on June 7, 2015 in Santa Monica, CA to honor Chief Technology Officers, or more broadly, those in the top information technology positions within their organizations (CTO, CIO, VP, Director, etc.).  These important powerful and influential individuals play vital roles in making Los Angeles businesses, institutions and nonprofit groups successful. Together with their CEOs, their decisions impact all aspects of the business including their company’s growth, profitability, functionality in the marketplace through decisions in […]
June 20, 2016

Think Outside of the Box: 5 Tips for Branding Your Company

There’s no secret formula for branding that works 100% of the time for every single company. If there was, everyone would be following it and creating a unique brand would be a piece of cake! Unfortunately, branding isn’t as simple as 1-2-3. But with an out-of-the-box approach and meticulous research, you can put yourself ahead of your competition. Below are some ideas to point you in the right direction: Do Your Research. Pretend you know absolutely nothing about the industry and research, research, research. Find out everything you can: get to know your competition, investigate the market you are targeting […]
June 8, 2016

Nousha Navaie

Nousha studied fine arts and has worked as an artist and graphic designer for small and big companies for years. She found her real passion in solving problems and finding solutions and that was the beginning of her journey in entrepreneurship! In her current project she wants to create an opportunity for women to express their personal style through their appearance and feel more confident and empowered. She finds tremendous amount of joy in having a positive impact on others’ lives. Nousha also is a firm believer in the value of learning.
May 9, 2016

Huy Nguyen

Huy Nguyen is a successful sales and marketing professional with extensive experience in information technology marketing, management, business development and consulting. He is an entrepreneur by heart and has a unique and diverse background, holding executive management positions in various industries and organizations from startups to the Fortune 100. Most recently, Huy was the head of sales and client relations for PointBurst, an innovative startup, that specializes in building social advocacy tools, content marketing strategies, and connecting global brands and influencers. Currently, Huy is the CEO and Principal Consultant of The Growth Hack, Inc, which helps emerging brands identify and […]
May 5, 2016

Social Entrepreneur or Economic Entrepreneur?

Innovation is the core aspect of any enterprise. Innovation results from a search for a solution to an existing problem, a pain, or an improvement over status quo. An enterprise gathers and deploys all the resources needed to apply the innovative idea to create value. An enterprise that generates economic (or monetary value) is what we think of as a “corporation” in a normal sense of that word. Wealth creation through innovation is the main objective of a corporate entity. On the other hand, the objective of a social enterprise is to create social value, that in turn creates social […]
March 12, 2014

Mojdeh Eskandari

Mojdeh’s multicultural upbringing shaped her character to become a change agent, resourceful leader, problem solver, business mentor, and philanthropist. During her career she has assumed senior executive roles for highly competitive international high tech companies in Asia, Europe, and the US. She has a passion for adventure, innovation, selfless leaders, and connecting ideas and resources to make amazing things happen. Mojdeh has been inspired by TED talks for many years and has engaged in organizing TEDx events to spread great ideas and create a new dynamism in her current community of Orange Count
March 12, 2014

Christopher Lynch

Chris is co-founder of the Community Vitalization Council (CiViC 180) which helps communities improve their economic vitality by developing small businesses. CiViC 180 creates and manages programs to retain businesses, develop entrepreneurship and increase global business connections. It supports these with state of the art viral marketing and works with communities to develop sustainable funding streams to support the programs. From 2009 to 2012, Chris was Vice President at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce where he handled economic development and tourism promotion activities for the City of Irvine. He initiated an award winning international business program that featured webinars, training […]
March 12, 2014

Mark Percy

Mark’s passions are to unify high capacity families around a significant common purpose and elevate their positive social impact, as well as highlight creative ways to invest in a family’s next generation. Since 2008, Mark has been a family office executive for KNET, a consortium enterprise that serves as the family office for Steeve Kay, a software entrepreneur in Orange County, CA. Mark was Executive Director of Kay Family Foundation from 2010-2013, and is currently Vice President, Strategic Relations. In addition, he is Principal of Next Generation Strategies, an independent, conflict-free philanthropic advisory firm. NGS serves client goals to: 1) […]