Peter Yewell

Peter Yewell


  • Facebook: One of first 100 employees and part of original sales team. Developed and led partnerships within employer recruiting, mobile, and consumer electronics. Build and led first sales channel partnership for employer branding. Case Study of first employer branding with Ernst & Young in the book Groundswell, by author Charline Li and Josh Bernoff (2008)
  • Yahoo West region manager for Yahoo Hotjobs, led the enterprise account team working with client HR departments. Previous senior sales roles for Yahoo and Yahoo Broadcast, formerly
  • Co-Founder / Producer of St. Louis Blues Heritage music festival. The first city sponsored blues music event in St. Louis history.
  • Andersen Consulting (Accenture): Programmer / Analyst specializing in Unix/C on Sun Microsystems.
  • Degrees: Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Missouri.
Jay Zalowitz

Jay Zalowitz


  • Financial Times: Product Manager for . Led product development and social integration of online properties
  • Google: BOLD Intern program working on products that developed into Google Plus.
  • Co-Founder / Developer of a Patent pending algorithm applying social signals to confirm identity resolution across multiple networks.
  • Degrees: Information Technology, Finance, and Economics. Magna cum laude from Seton Hall University
Mike Hagerty

Mike Hagerty


  • Barnes & Noble: Head of business development and product partnerships for Nook Study eTextbooks.
  • Lenovo/ IBM: Worldwide product manager for ThinkPad. Led / launched 30 products. Revenue doubled in three years to $1.2B.
  • Kno: Business development manager. Built first institutional partnership into a program-wide adoption publisher template.
  • Degrees: Economics, with a labor economics thesis, Princeton University. MBA marketing, Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Randall Koutnik

Randall Koutnik

Full Stack Developer

  • RocketSpace: Adjunct Instructor at RocketU
  • Zaption: Software developer
  • Dormless: Co-founder of ed-tech startup
  • Directive: managed services provider, whose software development process he revolutionized
  • Attended Roberts Wesleyan College for Computer Science and Business Administration
  • Set New York state record for technical certifications upon graduation from IT vocational school
Cory Borman

Cory Borman


  • Director of User Experience at LesConcierges.
  • Microsoft BizSpark: UX and website design. Producer of the Bizspark Show.
  • Design clients include: CaptureProof and Future Technologies.
  • Print design / Publishing work: Viacom, Reed Business Information, Pearson Education, Microsoft
  • Degrees: Valedictorian, Graphic Design, The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles.
Alec Joy

Alec Joy


  • Freelance front-end developer and software engineer for past 5 years, since high school
  • Sweet Home Productions: Web Developer at a multi-media production company
  • Degrees: Expected graduation in 2014 in Computer Science and Web Development from Genesee Community College
Eric Grafstrom

Eric Grafstrom

Advisor. Product and Platform Strategy & Management

  • Advisor: Dub Labs, Tempo, Gengo, Pickmoto, cooliris, Boku, bunndle.
  • Mashable Blogger on business development for startups.
  • Xobni: SVP Operations
  • Yahoo: Director, Business Development in London and California.
  • first sales hire, and first person to sell webcasting (acquired by Yahoo in 1999)
Clay Tingley

Clay Tingley

Advisor. Product Strategy & HCM Industry

  • Director HCM Product Management, Workday.
  • Similar roles at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Teamscape.
  • Clay was the 1st Product Manager hired at Workday and has run their core business product team since the very beginning
Andrew Cargas

Andrew Carges

Advisor. Recruiting Business & Target Customer Strategy

  • VP Global Talent Acquisition, Groupon, inc.
  • Similar roles at Sungard, Microsoft, and SuccessFactors
  • Andrew has been recognized as an early adopter and one of the first recruiters to use LinkedIn as a sourcing tool.
Andre Gharakhanian

Andre Gharakhanian

Advisor. Legal, Social Network and Investor Management

  • Founder and Managing Partner, Silicon Legal Strategy
  • General Counsel specializing in technology Startups & VC’ financing: Uber, Lyft, Triggit, TaskRabbit; Floodgate, Baseline