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Mentors

The Mentor program is for experienced executives and entrepreneurs to have fun, stay fully informed about the latest trends, make friends and help new entrepreneurs learn from their wisdom. I invite you to join us, and I hope that you will enjoy giving back, as I do. Become a Mentor.
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For over 12 years, Andrew has been an inventive marketing and equity raising linchpin creating new growth for organizations and enhancing current equity acquisition through both offline and online strategies.

With the ongoing need and pressure to quickly adapt to new and changing technology, Andrew has a knack for engaging and aligning retail investors toward the vision of the organization in an authentic way.

Robert DykesMentor
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Bob has been a top level executive at several leading companies. He has expertise in recruiting, building and managing the team, innovative product enhancement, and patents. Former CFO of Symantec, Flextronics, Juniper, and Verifone

Ken ChanMentor
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Ken is a Director in Letou Research and is based in Hong Kong, leads the financial and risk operations in Greater China and other APAC countries and advises international and domestic companies in China and Hong Kong on risk management solutions. He helps companies to better understand what specific risks their businesses face and assists them to design mitigation solutions, so they can seize opportunities for growth.

Ken has extensive experience providing multinational companies in China and Hong Kong with solutions in business intelligence, reputational due diligence, and compliance-related reviews. He routinely helps clients to evaluate risks in their investment decisions, responding to and collecting information on fraud, and providing context on Chinese and Hong Kong regulatory issues.

Ken also regularly supports Chinese companies from the globe in going-abroad projects, and helps them to understand and prepare for dealing with complex security matters, conducting threat assessments, providing context on local political and social relationships that may affect the sustainability of their operations, and evaluating foreign business partners.

Letou Research has an in-depth business network among APAC countries. Become our partner and together we’ll unlock new markets and new revenue streams.

Karen BlackMentor
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Karen has been an executive at companies like Boingo, Enfish and Symantec. She can help companies with the software development life cycle including innovation, quality, and deployment.

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Accomplished C-suite level leader in Business Transformation, Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs with more than 25 years of results oriented, successful experience in Life Sciences, High-tech and Automotive industries across three different continents;  Executive adviser and Consultant in Business Transformation, Operational excellence, Business Process Management, Medical Device / Combination Product Regulations and Quality Systems, M&A due diligence and New Product / Technology development; Strong strategy focused, cross-functional people leader willing to coach leaders at all levels.

Robert LeeMentor
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A career entrepreneur and startup addict. Founder and CEO of UTM Systems Corp,1st company to successfully enable online PIN-based debit transactions within the US. Also sits on the advisory and board positions of several brain and injury groups.

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Previous GM of HP Software, CEO Polivec, President Finjan, Executive VP Akana, Executive Sun Microsystems, Advisor, Board Member

Chris KocherMentor
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Business strategy consultant and adviser with over 25 years of operating experience. Focusing on marketing, sales, new product and business development initiatives to increase revenues and accelerate company valuations. Former Product Group Manager, Symantec

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Founder and technology innovator at nCourt, safeBond and GovernmentWindow, specializing in the processes of citizen/government interaction. Author of books on business and family law.  Semi-retired attorney, former elected Magistrate Judge, admitted to practice in Georgia, Federal Courts, US Tax Court and SCOTUS.  Founded three companies that grew to +$20m revenue from launch (one is now over $200m).  Licensed USCG Master Captain, 35 years married father of four and lifelong student of human process. Currently spends some time as general counsel/consigliore to several small businesses and nonprofits when not tinkering with whatever motor happens to be lying about.

Dan SheppardMentor
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Dan pilots products from concept through market development and placement. He can help reduce expenses, leverage technology, enhance performance, improve customer satisfaction, and increase sales. Former VP of Marketing at AST Computers.

Len ChermackMentor
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A  Serial Sales and Marketing CEO, Board Advisor to Venture and P/E firms, with Global P&L Experience in (Infrastructure On Premise and Cloud, IoT, Healthcare IT, ERP. Supply Chain and CRM).  Proven at Creating an Immediate and Positive Impact on a Company’s Top and Bottom Line, Positioning Companies to Drive Profitable Revenue Growth on a Global Scale. A Pioneer in CRM and IoT.

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With over 25 years of experience in financial services, high technology, real estate development and consumer products companies, I have consistently led companies to high growth levels and significantly increased profitability that led to very successful Founder and investor exits.

In both CFO and COO roles, I managed the financial and HR functions for three previous startups that created over $500 million in shareholder value

The funding for these companies required over $80 million in venture, private equity, hedge fund, commercial bank debt and lease financing. I have completed 2 successful Reg CF and Reg D campaigns in the last 18 months, one of which is too close shortly.  Both campaigns exceeded expectations providing badly needed expansion capital to those companies.

In addition to my startup experiences, I have a wide variety of commercial banking experience as a VP at Pacific Continental Bank and at First Interstate Bank of Oregon in the Bank's Technology Banking group.

Additionally, I was a Senior Accountant for Price Waterhouse Coopers, Los Angeles office early in my career where I focused on high growth companies in which an IPO or M&A was the primary exit for the founders and investors.

Todd BrecherMentor
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Todd Brecher is an expert in helping companies grow their businesses through strategic alliances. In his 20+ years as an attorney, including most recently as SVP, Ass. General Counsel, Business Affairs at Cablevision Systems Corporation, Todd has served as a trusted advisor and business partner to senior executives in the evaluation, structuring, negotiation, and implementation of acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and strategic commercial transactions of every variety. Prior to his time at Cablevision, Todd spent 8 years at Time Warner Cable in positions of increasing responsibility. Todd’s background includes several years spent in private practice in San Francisco & Palo Alto during the height of the late 90s Internet boom. Todd is a graduate of Yale University and Boalt Hall School of Law, and resides in New Rochelle, NY, with his wife and 3 children. Todd serves on the Board of Directors of the American Reform Zionist Association and the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, and is an avid tennis player and consumer of all forms of digital content.

Brian WongMentor
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Mr. Wong has been CEO of three technology companies; Board Director of Technology companies, Non-Profits, and Educational Institutions. As an entrepreneur he has raised over $180M in equity funding, formed strategic partnerships and investments with over a dozen international companies, and completed M&As. .

Lyle MaulMentor
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An entrepreneur specializing in software companies and real estate with over 20 successful start-ups, including two IPOs. He is co-author of the award-winning best seller, The Entrepreneur's Roadmap to Success.

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