OTBC Board of Directors
Pryor Garnett, Chair of the OTBC Board, is IBM Senior Counsel for Patent Strategy, responsible for IBM’s global patent portfolio and patent leadership, and its IP Law information technology tools. He manages IBM’s Patent Portfolio Managers and corporate IP Law IT team. He has been and remains active in IP professional organizations, with a particular interest in international IP matters, and is a current member of the AIPLA Fellows and of the board of the Oregon Technology Business Center. His primary technical expertise in is software and systems – particularly relational databases – and he has prepared, prosecuted and analyzed many patents in those technologies. He graduated from MIT in 1979 in civil engineering and from the University of Washington School of Law in 1985, and is admitted to practice law in Oregon, Washington, California, New York and Minnesota and before the USPTO. Pryor works from the IBM Hillsboro campus in Oregon.
Mayor Denny Doyle
Before becoming Mayor of Beaverton, Denny Doyle served as a City Councilor for 14 years, bringing his depth of grassroots community involvement to the benefit of citizens. Prior to that, Mayor Doyle has spent nearly 30 years in the fast growing and competitive computer, management and data processing field. He was President of Dennis Doyle & Associates, a computer system sales and consulting firm, specializing in small business assistance. Dennis has delivered speeches on computer issues in England, France and Ireland.
Dinah Adkins is President Emerita of the National Business Incubation Association and currently speaks, consults and writes on topics related to business incubation and entrepreneurship support. She retired In August 2009 after serving 21 years as President and CEO of NBIA, where she led all activities of the 2,000-member organization of incubator managers and developers, heading a staff of 14. Under Adkins’ direction, the Association developed products and services including publications, training, research, and consulting activities for both members – representing 67 nations – and customers. With Adkins in the lead, NBIA managed consulting and training efforts for Japanese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Kuwaiti, Saudi, Malaysian, and American contractors.
Previously, Ms. Adkins was founding staff and manager of the Ohio University Innovation Center, a campus-based incubator, from its inception in 1982 until July 1989. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English from Ohio University.
Matt Wangler is a Managing Director at Ashwood Group. Along with starting several ventures, Mr. Wangler was Chief Operating Officer at Aivea, a software training and e-commerce software provider. Prior to Aivea, Mr. Wangler was Director of Operations for the WiMAX Forum, a worldwide association of companies focused on global adoption of wireless technology. As co-founder of several startups, Mr. Wangler has gained hands-on experience with all aspects of building a business including finance, marketing and sales. Previous to startup ventures, a 17 year career at Intel Corporation included roles as quality/reliability engineer, materials manager, engineering manager and program manager, including a dozen years in new business ventures.
Marc San Soucie
Marc San Soucie is a member of the Beaverton City Council and a longtime technology company professional. Mr. San Soucie has served as Chief Technology Officer or Vice President of Engineering for a number of small software companies in Beaverton, and a Portland-based startup. He also served on the business plan review committee for the Portland Angel Network, and invested in several technology companies.
Ernie Bootsma is a partner with law firm Ater Wynne. He represents emerging growth, as well as mature private and public companies. His practice encompasses the formation, financing, corporate governance, mergers and acquisition, intellectual property, and transactional fields. He has negotiated and closed complex merger and acquisition transactions, planned and counseled clients with regard to intellectual property protection and maintenance, structured and implemented licensing and distribution arrangements, and handled debt and equity financing transactions for clients in a wide variety of industries.