Karen Jaffe has 25+ years experience in the implementation of technology in the enterprise and telecommunications environment. With an undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from Cornell in electrical engineering and MBA from NYU, she has worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories for 10 years implementing leading-edge technologies in high-speed data networks as well as developing a customer training program for high-speed data network implementation. She has led development teams for product definition and deployment of mobile applications for enterprise CRM management and has served as Director of Product Strategy for Oracle’s pharmacovigilance risk management and analytics products.
David Cheng was recently the CEO of Accenx, a healthcare SaaS company that is now a part of IBM. David founded Accenx back in 1997 and took the company through its organic growth stage as well as raising multiple rounds of funding to support its SaaS product development. In October 2009, Accenx was acquired by Initiate Systems and together were then immediately acquired by IBM. So, David has the rare experience of working thru two acquisitions back-to-back. David is currently retained by IBM to continue supporting IBM’s initiatives for “Smarter Healthcare“.
An active investor with 27 years of successful track record, working in full partnership with founders to create the appropriate structures, systems and teams required. Ray is a member and board member of Tech Coast Angels, an active investor and COO of TCA portfolio companies MasherMedia and Vokle. A co-founder and investor of Everyone.net, he helped to secure over 12 million in funding and led the company through the internet bubble, orchestrated and steered the company from an advertising supported startup to a profitable subscription business. Prior to Everyone.net, he was Vice President of International at NetManage, a provider of ebusiness and application integration solutions.
Dick Dadamo has served in all phases of corporate management. Dadamo formed his consulting firm, RJD Associates, Inc. for mentoring presidents. Dadamo presently is a founding Director of three companies and served as a Director of several public companies. He was a member of the Tech Coast Angels for 10 years. Dadamo with his partner, Phil Harding offers their class The Laws of Management Physics and numerous seminar topics to in-house classes at local companies. Dadamo is the author of seven books on Management, directed to hands-on-management.
Mike Brown is the Co-Founder & CEO of ModBargains – a market leader in the aftermarket automotive industry (car customization). He founded the company in 2004 at the age of 19 while he was a full time student at Chapman University in the Entrepreneurship program. Mike completed his degree in 2006 at Chapman. He is a competitive, driven, strategic entrepreneur with experience in sales, e-commerce, search engine optimization, and management. In 2006 Mike was named the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year.