About Robert Steven Kramarz – Executive Director, Intelliversity
Specializing in funding for innovative companies, impact investing, royalty finance, and executive team building, he is passionate about empowering innovators with what they need most for success. To this end, he’s author of the recent books Born to Star and The Road Less Traveled – Raising Capital without Debt or Equity. He’s currently Executive Director of Intelliversity and active team member of the Water Impact Alliance, Pacific Royalties, 22nd Century Ventures and Vantera Partners. He works tirelessly to increase the amount of private funding available for innovation and impact investments.
About Arthur Lipper
Arthur Lipper is acknowledged worldwide as a financial pioneer. He formed two New York Stock Exchange member firms, Arthur Lipper Corporation and New York & Foreign Securities. He’s lectured at many prominent universities, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Georgetown, and has written books on investing in privately owned companies, entrepreneurship and the management of early stage companies. Mr. Lipper is best known for his financial innovations. He originated the Lipper Index and Lipper Mutual Fund Performance Analysis service and awards. In 1969 he was the first to file a prospectus for a stock index fund, The Stock Average Fund, which was the basis for stock index funds. His Forward Contract Exchange Co. Ltd. in Amsterdam created the concept and was the first firm to trade stock index futures. As Editor-In-Chief of Venture, the Magazine for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs, he worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and their investors, helping them understand the risks and rewards of investing in private companies. Most recently, he developed the methodology to implement a public Royalty Exchange. This innovation was driven by Mr. Lipper’s concern that financing of many private companies might be best accomplished through a sharing of revenues, rather than through the traditional means of selling equity or incurring debt. Now called Revenue Participation, he’s been writing and speaking about this asset class since the mid-1980’s.
About Burke Franklin
Burke Franklin, is known as the man who’s helped “launch a million businesses” since he invented business planning software in 1988 with the introduction of his best-selling BizPlanBuilder® software and templates. From that successful beginning, he launched the Business Power Tools™ dashboard of successful business productivity software apps & templates for launching, funding, and building a successful business with minimum BS. (“Cliff’s Notes® for business”) It’s ideal for startups, small / growing companies, and especially business advisors. Burke’s highly praised book, Business Black Belt teaches 100+ current, real-world lessons and is rich in hard-won tips for building and running a business today.
About Stephie Althouse
Dr. Stephie Althouse is an authority on guiding talented companies and their people to higher performance. She is known as a “Geek Guru” and for articulating the “Geeks Dilemma” and her passionate support for women in STEM. High-tech/high-Talent companies coached by Dr. Stephie Althouse are more productive, reporting breakthrough financial results while having fun doing it! In understanding the business challenges faced by scientists and other innovators, she brings a Ph.D. in Chemistry and 20+ years of experience in C-level leadership. She received the TR100 Award as one of 100 “most promising young innovators under the age of 35” by MIT Technology Review Magazine and won two “Technology of the Year” awards. She is now a certified executive coach and a member of the Institute of Coaching, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. For more details, see visitingCEO.com.
About Craig Slavin
For over 30+ years Craig has been a leader in concept creation, sales, motivation, business growth, recruitment and human resource management. The single most important lesson Craig learned is the best business will not succeed if it is not sold to, managed or staffed by the right people. This one factor prevents a business from performing to its fullest and even predicts failure.
That lesson led to the development of his powerful, proprietary program, The Navigator, a behavior mapping tool. Navigator Assessments give an “inside look” to staff, teams, and candidates as well as on a personal level. Navigator Assessments eliminate the guess work and unknowns about people and their behaviors. It allows individuals and companies to measure one of the most important factors for success – human capital.
The Navigator is used by global organizations, franchises, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, teams, HR departments and individuals to dial in the right people and the right skills set needed for peak business results.
Here are a few of the hundreds of worldwide companies that Craig has worked with to expand their business: AT&T, Shell Oil, Apple Computers, Walt Disney Company, Bally Total Fitness, Sears Holdings, Apple Computers, Reliance Industries, Bata Shoes, and Hewlett-Packard.
About Robert Donnell
Robert’s passion is blending SEO and marketing talent to provide SEO Marketing. This is a powerful perspective that helps companies grow and transform into online powerhouses. Having held every major position in corporate sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry and a pioneer in digital marketing. He is uniquely positioned to deliver integrated marketing solutions for P5 Marketing’s clients. He holds an MSA from Pepperdine University and an MBA from Cal-State. Robert is bilingual in English and Spanish and a US veteran.