Entries by Ariel Ruben

Derek Barclay

Co-Founder & President  LoanHero Derek Barclay is a passionate entrepreneur who has been in the consumer finance industry for over 4 years. He was the co-founder and CEO of BounceBack Finance, a sales and marketing company that partnered with multiple consumer finance lenders. He successfully grew and led the company to a merger and acquisition […]

Jeffrey Belk

Managing Director  ICT168 Capital, LLC Jeffrey Belk is Managing Director of ICT168 Capital, LLC, focused on developing and guiding global growth opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology space. Formerly, Belk spent almost 14 years at Qualcomm Incorporated (from when the company was $200M in revenue to $7B+), where prior to his departure in early […]

Neal Bloom

Entrepreneur  Hired Top 5 Things to Know About Neal Bloom 1. I have launched 84 astronauts into space while working on the Space Shuttle program. 2. I am an ENTJ and high Influencer on the DISC survey. 3. I have run over 62 miles at once while climbing 12,000 feet on trails. 4. I am […]

Stacey Davenport

Founder & CEO  Davenport Executive Search Dr. Stacey L. Davenport is the Founder and CEO of Davenport Executive Search as well as co-founder of DavenportMajor Executive Search. Her hands-on operational leadership in Life Sciences and Healthcare has been sought after by clients worldwide. Ms. Davenport brings a depth of clinical experience combined with a strong […]

Emad Fareed

Partner  KPMG CPA focusing mostly on life science companies ranging from start-up to public companies. Co-lead KPMG San Diego’s life science practice and venture capital practice. I service companies ranging from emerging growth IPO companies to mature public companies.

Kristi Jaska

Vice President  ViaSat VP, ViaSat Inc. July 1987 – Present (29 years 1 month), Carlsbad, CA Member of Technical Staff, Linkabit Inc August 1985 – July 1987 (2 years), San Diego, CA

Killu Sanborn

Director of Business Development  Oxford Finance Corporation Life sciences specialty finance professional, venture capital investor, business development and operations executive, scientist, banker and consultant. Expertise: Life science venture debt and equity financings, life science startup formation, strategy, business development and M&A, startup operations, and financing. Venture fund investment strategy, deal analysis, investment exit strategy identification […]

Stuart Starr

Shareholder  Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. I am a Shareholder of Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. I have been with the Firm since 1999 and have been in public accounting since 1992. My technical expertise is in providing audit and consulting services to technology and life science companies, both publicly traded and privately held, including many backed […]

Grant Wright

CEO & Managing Partner  (W)right On Communications Grant Wright has more than 25 years of senior management experience leading external affairs and business development for major American and Canadian corporations and their subsidiaries. With extensive skills in all aspects of communications including media, regulatory, governmental, community outreach and labor relations; he has also led major […]