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Current speakers from the Smart Funding Summit are featured below. If you are interested in speaking or participating at a future summit, please send us background information via email at email@example.com
Chief Financial Officer - Televerde
Jill Barnard is the Chief Financial Officer for Televerde. In this position, Jill is focused on strategic movements and fast company growth. She joined Televerde with 30-years of executive experience across seven industries.
Shareholder, Attorney – Gallagher & Kennedy
Steve has a strong understanding of how to efficiently represent entrepreneurs, small companies, public companies, and funding sources in all types of financing transactions.
CEO & Co-Founder, Vaco
Jerry Bostelman founded Vaco in 2002 with a simple idea in mind: to create a place where the talented malcontents of the world could be free to do work they love, where smart companies could connect with exceptional humans, and where people would work hard, have fun, and never want to leave.
VP Business Development, Montage Partners
Chris’ primary responsibilities include sourcing and screening for new investment opportunities, building and maintaining intermediary relationships, and connecting with owners and management of lower middle-market companies.
Founder, LINK Capital LLC
Lena Dalbey, Founder of Link Capital LLC, has 25 years of experience in sourcing and executing transactions, most recently as a Managing Partner with JDB Capital Partners.
Donna JW Hare
Sr. Business Performance Consultant, Insperity
Donna JW Hare has more than 21 years' experience in the professional employer organization (PEO) industry.
EVP of Innovation and Venture Development, Arizona Commerce Authority
Andy Lombard serves as Executive Vice President of Innovation and Venture Development for the Arizona Commerce Authority.
Principal and Chief Sales Officer, Marsh & McLennan / Lovitt & Touché
Trindl Reeves has been a Principal for Marsh & McLennan Agency since 2006. With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Trindl’s leadership is grounded in her expertise in risk management and health & welfare consulting.
VP of Business Development, BIG YAM
As Vice President of Business Development, Smeets is responsible for targeting and building the best possible partnerships for BIG YAM.
Co-Founder, Montauk Corner Partners
Mike is a co-founder and Partner at Montauk Corner Partners, a Scottsdale based private equity firm.
Managing Director, Sorenson Capital
Peter Sturgeon joined Sorenson Capital in 2006. He focuses on investment opportunities in key industries of interest to the firm where he has strong experience, including energy and software.
Summit Host, Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author
Robert Vera enjoyed a twenty-year career in the banking industry. In 2006 he took a leap of faith to follow his dream to become an entrepreneur.
Managing Director- Transaction Services, Grant Thornton
Bryan is an advisory managing director based in San Francisco, specializing in transaction services. He has more than 20 years of experience providing financial due diligence to private equity and corporate clients
NJOY, Retainer Club LLC, Aladdin Dreamer, Inc.
Prior to Retainer Club and Aladdin, Craig was the President & CEO of NJOY, Inc. which he led to become the world's largest independent electronic cigarette and vaping company.