Senior manager with 30 years experience defining and executing flexible, results-oriented product development processes: establishing agile processes such as continuous integration and scrum to be able to react to continuous requirement changes; maintaining rapid, high quality deliveries, while maintaining sanity for the engineering team; driving the development lifecycle, from product definition, requirements, and specification through design, development, quality assurance, release, and customer support; building, directing, motivating, and retaining teams including managers, architects, teams leads, and individual contributors; managing projects and teams in large distributed corporate environments.
Bart is an Assistant Professor at Portland State University and is a widely recognized as an expert on open technology.
Bill has 32 years experience in VP/executive global sales and marketing in numerous high technology sectors where responsibilities included developing and enabling product definition, product launch and distribution strategies with a primary focus on aggressive revenue and market share growth. The scope of these responsibilities ranged from the development of market and channel strategies for early stage companies to the major revamping of strategies for Fortune 500’s. Technology sectors spanned computer peripherals, high frequency GaAs FET components, client-server software, data communications, and test and measurement systems. Currently Bill is Principal at WCE Consulting, a firm focused on revenue and market share growth through sales and channel strategy alignment. In addition he serves on a number of emerging company advisory boards, is am active board member at OEN and is an adjunct instructor at PSU and U of O.
Brian is Principal at Pria Technologies Inc. As a visionary leader bringing over 20 years of experience in establishing operational optimization across diverse industries in both national and international operations, he is recognized for talents in strategy development and providing corporate vision. Expertise includes converting strategic plans into tactical reality through guiding companies in establishing themselves as viable business. He devises and implements new programs and initiates successful processes to produce new product with maximum revenue. Former positions include CEO/founder of Skyron Systems Inc., President of SPA, Inc, VP Global Operatinos of Sarif Inc., and Senior Director, RadiSys Corporation.
David Eastman has extensive experience in building venture start-ups into commercially viable companies, with domain expertise in the semiconductor, high technology, biotechnology and medical device industries, specifically developing business plans, integrated marketing campaigns and go-to-market strategies for devices, systems & software. Currently, David is the Chief Executive Officer of Gamma Therapeutics, a new biotechnology venture start-up developing a host of medical devices and solutions for the cardiovascular disease industry. From 2008-2009, David was the Interim CEO of Yecuris Corporation, a biotechnology company developing humanized mice for drug discovery. He was instrumental in raising $1.5 M in venture capital, launching the company globally, and building strategic partner relationships with ten of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline.
Dwayne is an energetic leader with over 25 years of experience in technology, product development, program management, professional services and organizational development. He has history of focusing on the organization as a whole; developing the strategies, people, processes and relationships necessary to achieve overall success. A committed entrepreneur, Dwayne has held senior executive positions in several high growth organizations and has lead or participated in over fifty mergers and acquisitions, integrations or early stage investments. His current focus is on helping teams with a good plan and market opportunity find the right people, funding and support that scores a win for all participants.
Hugh is a senior manager with extensive business development, marketing and management experience in the international business community. His strengths include strategic planning, marketing, sales, partnering, international business and pricing strategies. He has a successful track record in sales of high value products and services to large corporations and has particular expertise in data visualization, telecommunications, image processing, video on demand, and business intelligence software.
Dave is a patent attorney with decades of experience in semiconductors, electronics, software and networks. He’s happiest when figuring out how a start-up can make effective use of the legal system, but he’s pretty handy with a soldering iron, too.
Iris has an extensive Human Resources background as a generalist and an executive. She is equally comfortable providing executive counsel or conducting an internal investigation. Respected by the HR community, Iris is sought after in many extreme employee relations situations. The experience Iris brings includes all facets of Human Resources.
Jim McCreight is the Director of Strategic Parterships. He was formerly the President of the Museum Trustee Association, a non-profit working to educate and train museum board members in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to MTA Jim was with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network for nine years and continues as a volunteer for OEN. He has helped found six companies over the past 35 years, served as Chair of the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce and Beaverton Arts Commission, and currently serves as a Trustee on the Maryhill Museum of Art and The High Desert Museum boards. He is a graduate of Portland State University.
John is Program Manager at Red Hat. Former roles: Quality Assurance Manager, Software Engineer; Finance Reporting Manager; Senior Consultant; Senior Auditor; Auditor and Bank Officer.
Len (Van) Van Regenmorter
Van worked on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs with Honeywell, concentrating in the areas of Inertial Guidance Systems, visual displays for astronauts, and hand controls for the Command Capsule and Lunar Excursion Module. Moved to Control Data in 1969 as a program manager for large computer systems. In 1977 moved to Oregon to work for Floating Point Systems, a supercomputer company, where he became Director of Engineering.
From 1991 to 1998 he ran his own consulting business working with small growing hi-tech firms. He would find expansion space, manage all tenant improvements including power, clean rooms, A/C, etc, and then move the company into its new quarters. Len retired in 1998 and immediately began volunteering for SCORE where he has helped numerous clients, especially in the area of detailed financial planning.
Mark has over thirty years of executive level leadership experience – including 11 years at Global 500 companies (Ford and Northrop Corporations, where he built a 250-person business unit in two years) and 21 years of interim executive and business consulting. He is Managing Partner at Synergy Consulting Group, a business development consultancy. Synergy Consulting (www.synergy-usa.com) helps companies attract more customers, increase their revenue, profitability and company value. Mark has served on boards of directors and advisors for several companies. He has a degree in Physics and wrote “The Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide” and “How to Attract Significantly More Customers… in good times and bad.”
Marc San Soucie
I am an elected City Councilor for Beaverton, Oregon. I also chair the Washington County Planning Commission and the Tualatin Hills Park & Rec Bond Oversight Committee, and serve on the Joint Water Commission. I worked for 26 years in the software industry, at Wang Laboratories, GemStone Systems, ShareThis Inc., and Passport Online. I’ve been a Chief Technology Officer, VP of Engineering, and an angel investor. I have a consulting practice, helping small software companies wrestle with growing pains. Specialties: Economic and civic development in Beaverton; Technology business strategy; Software strategy and architecture; Effective two-way technical communication with customers
Patrick M. Wheeler is the Managing Director at Management Contract Services and is a professional executive with an MBA and 25 years of management and consulting experience. He has worked with a large variety of companies, including service industry, wholesale industry and technology companies with sale of $1M-$15M. He has experience as a CEO, COO, GM and contracted CFO. Contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Randy Kinnison
Dr. Kinnison is a professional who brings over 30 years of experience surrounding mediation, counseling, and helping others solve difficult life issues. He graduated with honors with a BA, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Dr. Kinnison has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is active in the community serving on non-profit boards and assisting others in a variety of services. Randy and Sharlyne were married over 34 years ago and together have five children.
Dr. Kinnison has led or established non-profits for the last 30 years. He understands the dynamics between boards, management, staff, and customers. He teaches conflict management skills and interoffice communication. He assists in succession planning in sole proprietorship, family business or partnerships. He has expertise in productivity, leadership, and building consensus. He assists in the forming of partnerships and family businesses as well as dissolutions. He works with small businesses, clinics, and non-profits and corporations.
Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration(now The Tepper School of Business). LinkedIn.
Wm’s involvement with start-up companies includes management, product development, and marketing positions. At Ithaca Software, which was acquired by Autodesk, Wm was responsible for new product development —- building new tools for distributed programming and graphics. As one of the first five employees at Cogent Research, Wm successfully built and managed the graphics group, and designed the underlying technology used in their groundbreaking operating system —- a distributed version of UNIX.
Wm was the founder, president, and CTO of Zat, Inc., whose component-based application assembly tool won Programming Tool of the Year at the Web ’99 conference. Wm sold Zat to WebGain in a deal valued in the mid eight figures. After that, Wm became an angel investor and consultant, as well as taking on management and board of director positions at a variety of local companies, including DigiSlice, and eMarket Group. Wm is now involved in a new startup, Emota.net, which is building ambient social networks for health applications.