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Harry Leonhardt (Chairman)

Harry J. Leonhardt, Esq. is a seasoned Business Executive and Corporate Lawyer, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer with over 35 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Before relocating to San Diego, Mr. Leonhardt started his career as a patent litigator in Los Angeles specializing in complex intellectual property cases for clients like… Read more »

SCOTT ADAMS

J. Scott Adams

Scott Adams has nearly 30 years experience in the commercial real estate industry as an investment sales broker, corporate leader, project manager, and client advisor.   During his career, Scott has led the negotiation and sale closings of over $1.5 Billion of investment sales of office, office/flex, and industrial properties across Virginia and North Carolina.  In addition to… Read more »

Larry Solomon

Lawrence R. Solomon is an equity portfolio manager at The Capital Group. He has 35 years of investment experience and has been with The Capital Group for 34 years. Earlier in his career at The Capital Group, Larry was an equity investment analyst covering computer hardware, software, communications equipment, computer services and imaging. Prior to… Read more »

Lieutenant General (ret) Michael K. Nagata

Mike Nagata retired from the US Army in 2019 after 38 years of Active Duty, with 34 years in US Special Operations. His final government position was Director of Strategic Operational Planning for the National Counterterrorism Center from 2016 to 2019. He is today a Strategic Advisor & Senior Vice President for CACI International, and… Read more »

Richard Wells

Richard Wells has over 20 years of experience in investing and advising managers of high growth technology companies. He joined Insight in 2005 and focuses on investments in application software, infrastructure management, DevOps, and cybersecurity. Richard has sponsored over 38 investments at Insight and has realized 15 acquisitions and 2 IPOs. He has sponsored investments… Read more »

David Janke

David is the founder and managing member of Blackswan Partners LP (“BSP”) a middle market private equity firm.  At inception BSP secured financial and strategic backing from Maverick Capital Ltd. (“Maverick”) a hedge fund with total assets of over $10 billion as only the second outside investment manager backed by Maverick.  In addition to investments… Read more »

Lyla Kohistany

Lyla is an inclusion strategist and cultural intelligence advisor. She began her career in 2001 as a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer stationed in Japan. Born in Kabul and a refugee of the Soviet conflict, the attacks on 9/11 prompted her to transfer into the Intelligence community where she served as a Counterterrorism analyst in… Read more »

Dave Alberga

Dave has assisted in the launch of numerous start-up organizations and in their growth into large companies. His background includes leading The Active Network from pre-revenue to $480M in annual sales, and a $1B exit for investors.  Prior to Active Dave served as the COO of the CitySearch cityguide business from just after startup to… Read more »

Greg Smith

Command Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) Gregory A Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of TIGRE Global Solutions Inc. TIGRE Global Solutions Inc focuses on three primary areas of consulting. First, education and leadership development of high performing teams in National Security and high stress/high impact professions. Second, seeking out emerging technology, discreet capabilities, and developmental… Read more »

JUSTIN CONNOLLY

Justin Connolly

Justin Connolly – Executive Vice President, affiliate sales and marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks – oversees all aspects of domestic distribution, affiliate marketing and affiliate-related business operations for ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Fusion, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, Longhorn Network, SEC… Read more »

marc brown

Marc Brown

As Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Marc Brown is responsible for aligning the business and people strategies for Bridgepoint Education. During his tenure, he redesigned all aspects of the company’s people agenda and talent systems to shape a culture of solutions-based innovation, passion for the impact education has on changing lives, and workforce agility… Read more »

Matt Stevens

Matt Stevens transitioned from the U.S. Navy in July 2017 after serving for 26 years as a SEAL.  He attended The Honor Foundation’s (THF) inaugural East Coast class in the Spring of 2016, joined the THF SOF Advisory Board in the Spring of 2017, and then joined THF’s Board of Directors in February 2018.  Throughout… Read more »

Matt Bigge

Matt Bigge is a Partner at Crosslink Capital focused on early stage IT infrastructure and security investments. Matt has over 20 years of successful general management and multi-stage venture investing experience. He carries a strong track record of investing in leading edge technology companies including CloudShield (SAIC), Narus (Boeing) and ArcSight (HP), and was also… Read more »

JON SKINNER

Jon Skinner

Jon Skinner, a partner at William Blair since 2008, leads William Blair’s global Technology Investment Banking team. Comprising more than 80 bankers worldwide, William Blair’s technology group is a trusted advisor to the world’s leading technology companies and investors. A 20-year veteran of the investment banking industry, Jon has played a lead role in advising… Read more »

Frank Muller

Frank Muller is an international businessman providing visionary leadership to startup, turnaround, and emerging growth companies. Muller began his career with PepsiCo and within three years was named Executive Vice President of Transportation and Advisor to the Board Chairman. Under his guidance, PepsiCo acquired a transportation business in Iran and successfully turned around a $50… Read more »

John Burnham

John Burnham leads Intel Strategy and Mission Command Integration at Accenture Federal Services in Washington, D.C. Before entering the private sector, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control from 2014-2017, with oversight of the Cooperative Threat Reduction program, building global partner capacity to detect and prevent the proliferation… Read more »

Heidi Fearon-Barker

Heidi is a veteran U.S. Navy Commander. She graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1996 as a highly decorated swimmer.  She served as a Supply Officer supporting Naval Aviation, Marines, and Special Forces. Her last several years she served in an Executive Officer capacity.  She retired from reserve service in 2016. She is… Read more »

Jerome King

Jerome King is a Marine Veteran and THF Alumni. He is an Associate Director at UBS, specifically within the Investment Banking Global Research team based out of Manhattan, New York. Jerome was born and raised in Australia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2009 initially as a rifleman in 7th Marine Regiment in Twenty nine Palms,… Read more »

Justin Nahama

Justin Nahama is a passionate and highly-accomplished leader, business strategist and attorney who believes in impact for all. Justin forged his legal practice as a federal prosecutor and Marine JAG after joining the military shortly after 9/11, where he earned the reputation “as one of the premier litigators in the Marine Corps.”   He then joined… Read more »