Growth Factory

Dream Team

Entrepreneurs in Residence

BRANDON BROWN
Co-founder & CEO
GRIN

ELIZABETH CONNOLLY
Co-founder & President
Trifecta

GREG CONNOLLY
Founder & CEO
Trifecta

SONNY MAYUGBA
COO & Cofounder
Azra Games

OLEG KAGANOVICH
Investor

TOM KANDRIS
Investor

TYLER SMITH
Founder & CEO
Skyslope

D.J. STEPHAN
Advisor, Co-founder
SkySlope

Key Advisors & Team Members

MONIQUE BROWN
Co-founder & Managing Director
Growth Factory

BETH BROOME
Advisory Board Member &
Senior Advisor to the Provost
UC Davis

DALE CARLSEN
Advisory Board Member &
CEO
Bunker Wilson, LLC

SABYA DAS
Partner
Moneta Ventures

MARK HANEY
Founding Partner
Growth Factory

CRAIG HETTRICH
Founder to CEO Director
&
Founder
The Hettrich Group

CAMERON LAW
Advisory Board Member &
Executive Director
Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

MEHRSHAD MANSOURI
Advisor
&
Owner of Point A

RICK SPENCER
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Growth Factory

Mentor Community

COHORT 1 LEAD MENTORS

AARON ANDERSON
Principal at Impact Venture Capital & Director
UC Davis Startup Center

JOE BENNETT
VP of Engineering
Biostrap, LLC

LARRY CHILLEMI
CFO
Grow West

BRIAN DOMBROWSKI
Regional Director of
Northwest Sales
ScoreVision

SCOTT DRUMMOND
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor
& Advisor
Coach IQ

ROBERT GROTH
Financial Advisor
RBC Wealth Management

LANCE LOVEDAY
CEO
Closed Loop

JOSH DAVID MILLER
CEO
The Right Box

JOHN NOGRADY
Entrepreneur & Technologist
&
Industry Architect
Oracle

KELLY RESENDEZ
EVP of Talent Acquisition and Development
GoodLeap

KEASTON SIMMONS,
MSGC, M.S.Ed., XSD
Venture Fellow
&
Director
IM Solutions, LLC

DEA WILSON
Angel Investor
Wharton Alumni Angels

GROWTH FACTORY STRATEGIC MENTORS

PREET AHLUWALIA
CIO
GNP Capital Partners

JESSIE BECKER ALEXANDER
EIR, Carlsen Center &
Co-founder, Alydia Health

HERNANI ALVES
Founder
Balanced IQ Leadership

DAVE ARD
Sales & GTM Executive, Saas/Fintech/Proptech & Board Member

ANDREW BARTON
CEO
CFM Equipment Distributors

KATHERINE BATEMAN
President
Kayelbee Associates

CHRISTOPHER BELLE
CEO
Tri Tool, Inc.

TESSA BICARD
Head of Brand
Typology

KENNY BLAKESLEE
President & CEO
Pulse Signal Solutions

TODD BOLLENBACH
Founder
GNT Solutions

JOHN BRECKENRIDGE
President & Co-founder
JCB Insurance Solutions

DAMON BROWN
Founder & VP of Business Development
Technicate Computer Solutions

ANTHONY CHEN
Vice President
In Time Tec

ALEX CHOMPFF
CEO
The Minters Collective, Inc.

JOE CICCOLO
Founder
BitAML

RAY CORDANO
Real Estate Investor

MARITZA DAVIS
VP of Experiences & Social Responsiblity
The Sacramento Kings

GURJEET DOSANJH
Principal - Alternatives
Mercer

MARCOS FERNANDEZ
Managing Partner
Fiat Ventures

MATT FRENCH
Co-founder
Sevwins

BRIAN GLADDEN
Strategy & Innovation Consultant
Si2

TRAVIS GOODRICH
Head of Brand, Global
Campaigns & Events
Amazon Web Services

ROBERT GREGOIRE
CEO
CxORE

SCOTT GREGORY
Investor and Sales Leader

MARCUS GRINDSTAFF
Connected Health COO & Advisor

MICHELLE HALLSTEN
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

ROB HANEY
Founder
ClockWork Logistics

MARCUS HOLLON
Senior Associate
Black Capital

KEVIN HOWE
Founder
Three29

JONTAE JAMES
Tech Founder
Nature Trak

MARY KATHRYN JOHNSON
Founder & CEO
Messenger Funnels

TIM KELLER
Founder & Executive Director
Inventopia

MEG LAMBERT
M&A Advisor
M Lambert Advisory

ARIK LEVY
CEO
Luxer One

MARIAH LICHTENSTERN
Founding Partner DiverseCity Ventures

JULIAN LOVE
Venture Partner
Black Capital

PAM MARRONE
Founder & Director
Marrone Bio Innovations

ROB MCALLISTER
President
R Michael Strategies, Inc.

MONTY MONTGOMERY
Chairman & CEO
MontPac

BRYAN MURRAY
Technology Risk Advisor
Bender Insurance Solutions

JULIA NICHOLSON
Principal
JN Consulting

MATTHEW NADEAU, CFP,
Partner
Sutter Wealth Management

MICHAEL PEARSON
Entrepreneur

ANTHONY ROMANO
CEO
CREtelligent

PAUL SHAPIRO
CEO
The Better Meat Co.

CHRISTINE SHELBY
Communications Expert

JAY SHUKLA
President & CEO
Nivagen

KEN TALLO
Partner
Winning Streak Ventures

TELLY TASAKOS
Business Performance Advisor
Insperity

BRYAN VERDUZCO
Division Director
Beacon Hill Staffing

ALLEN WALDROP
Managing Director
Grafine Partners

IAN WHEAT
Director of Innovation
Sacramento Kings

ALEX WICKS
Founder
BizHaven

DOUGLAS YOUNGER III
Founder & CEO
3STEPS4WARD