Julie Allegro

Julie is Co-Founder and General Partner at Fyrfly Venture Partners and has spent over 20 years in the venture business as investor and operator. Julie has a strong background in investments in SaaS, internet infrastructure and digital media. Prior to FYRFLY, she was the founder of Allegro Venture Partners, also a seed stage investment fund. Portfolio companies include Tango Card, OrderGroove, TRACE, Bazaarvoice, Switchfly, and Spredfast.

Julie is the Founder and Chair of The V Foundation Wine Celebration, a charity wine auction which has raised almost $70M for cancer research. Julie also serves on the national board of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, an organization that was started by Jimmy Valvano and ESPN in 1993.

Julie holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management also from The Wharton School.

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Susan Braun

Susan Braun is a businesswoman, a strategist, a health educator, and a passionate advocate for people with cancer. She has spent more than 20 years working side-by-side with amazing people, driving toward ways to diminish suffering caused by cancer and other conditions – at the individual and the global level.
Ms. Braun is currently the CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research. In the past she has served as the Executive Director of Commonweal; the Executive Director of The ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Cancer Foundation; CEO of the CURE Media Group, publisher of CURE Magazine; the President and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; in various positions within the Oncology/Immunology Division at Bristol-Myers Squibb; and as an executive with the health care consulting firm Pracon Incorporated and the Center for Economic Studies in Medicine.
Among her appointments and responsibilities, Ms. Braun has served on boards and/or committees for several organizations, including: National Cancer Institute, American Society for Breast Disease (ASBD), World Society of Breast Health, California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Barbara Smith Fund, Americorps NCCC, National Dialog on Cancer, Intercultural Cancer Council, the ASCEND Foundation and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. Ms. Braun received a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from George Mason University and a master’s degree in health science education from the University of Maryland. She also completed an academic graduate program (master’s equivalent) in international business and marketing at the University of Muenster in Muenster, Germany.

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Norm Bowling

A widely regarded operations and fundraising executive with over 16 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Norm Bowling has been responsible for stewarding major national experiential marketing, revenue, and mission programs that have raised more than $1 billion since 1999.

Before joining The V Foundation for Cancer Research in October 2015, Bowling recently served as Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer of Susan G. Komen’s national organization in Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for setting the strategic vision and leading day-to-day operations of Komen’s brand marketing, events, corporate relations, direct marketing, and development teams.

A graduate of Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles and Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA, Bowling has extensive experience in operations and fundraising for major national nonprofits, having worked with Komen, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Avon Foundation, the UCLA AIDS Institute and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, among others.

After his graduation from Loyola in 1986, Bowling worked for 13 years in business and commercial law practice, attaining full partnership at the Century City law firm of Gibbs, Giden, Locher and Turner. He served as Chief Operating Officer for Dryden Construction in Northern California from 2003-2004. From 1999-2003, he was senior vice president of business and public affairs and rose to COO of Pallotta Teamworks, a national event production and fundraising company that raised more than $300 million for AIDS and breast cancer charities, among others.

In 2005, he founded HPC Marketing Consulting, LLC, a marketing and operations management business, serving the nonprofit industry with a mission of helping others in the fight to eradicate life-threatening diseases.

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Dr. Anthony Borquez

Dr. Anthony Borquez is the Founder and CEO of Grab, a digital entertainment founded in 2010. Grab specializes in building virtual reality experiences, in addition to their background with mobile apps and games. In 2013, Anthony spun out a new company: Flightly, a cutting edge mobile analytics platform. Flightly recently established a partnership with Twitter to help companies effectively run mobile marketing campaigns on the Twitter platform.

Prior to Grab, Anthony was Founder/CEO of Blue Label Interactive, a mobile game company acquired by Konami in 2006. At Konami, Anthony served as Vice President of Konami Digital Entertainment and was responsible for the online and mobile business.

Before starting Blue Label, Anthony co-founded Spacient Technologies, an enterprise mobile software company that was acquired by Trimble an industry leader in mobile GPS technology.

Dr. Borquez has been teaching at the University of Southern California since 1994. He currently teaches Technology Entrepreneurship in the Marshall School of Business and Video Game Production in the Viterbi School of Engineering. Anthony received his BS, MS, MA, and Doctoral degrees all from the University of Southern California.

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Michael M. Clair

Mike is a technology investor and consultant. Mike’s career spanned multiple decades in the computer and communications industries in Silicon Valley. Early in his career, he held executive positions at Tymshare and ROLM Corporation, as well as being a founder and senior vice president of marketing and sales at SynOptics Communications (Bay Networks). These entrepreneurial positions were followed by many years in venture capital. Mike has been a member of the Wine Celebration Board for sixteen years, and is driven to help find cures for cancer, because of his personal experiences with several cancer victims in his own family.

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Mark S. Colella

Mark S. Colella has over 19 years of venture capital and operating experience in life science, medical device and healthcare companies. He has taken a hands-on company building and investment approach to leading edge companies helping create significant shareholder value and return realization. Mr. Colella joined Stamos Capital Partners in 2015 as Managing Director, and leads the private capital investment team. Stamos Capital is a private investment management firm specializing in alternative and multi-asset investment solutions.
Previously a Principal, Mr. Colella is now an Advisor to 5AM Ventures where he has held board and advisory roles with a number of public and private companies. Currently Mr. Colella serves as a Director to Ceterix, a surgical medical device company, and Viveve (VIVMF), a women’s health medical device company, and an Observer to Chrono Therapeutics, a smoking cessation therapeutics company. Mr. Colella has served, in board or advisory roles, with Biodesy, Ceterix, DVS (acquired by Fluidigm), Flexion (IPO), Incline (acquired by The Medicines Company), Pearl (acquired by AstraZeneca), Semprus (acquired by Teleflex) and WaveRx.
Mr. Colella was and executive, and part of the early team, for BÂRRX Medical, a medical device company sold to Covidien for $413 million, and he held management roles with Stryker, a medical device company focused on orthopedics, laparoscopy, urology, gynecology, and minimally invasive general surgery. He spent four years on the founding team and as an Executive Director managing healthcare facilities with Primrose Alzheimer’s Living, an early-stage healthcare service start-up company, and one year working as an analyst for Versant Ventures, a life science venture capital firm.
Mr. Colella holds a B.S. in Biology from Williams College and earned his M.B.A. from Northwestern University, the Kellogg School of Management, where he sits on the Advisory Board for the Innovation and New Ventures Office. Prior to Williams College, he spent two years at the United States Air Force Academy.

 

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Amy Marks Dornbusch

Amy is Proprietor and President of Gemstone Vineyard in Yountville, Napa. She oversees all operations, marketing and sales and works closely with the team to ensure the continued excellence of their Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux style wines. Prior to running the family owned wine business, Amy founded and operated a boutique catering business in New York City, which serviced the wedding, corporate and special event market through their onsite banquet hall and specialty prepared foods market. She also spends her time investing and consulting for seed-stage start ups in the CPG, food and beverage space, currently sitting on the boards of Dinner Lab, Inc, Halo Blow Dry Bars, Inc and Brooklyn Brine. Amy brings her experience in creative development, program management, hospitality, food and wine and event production to the board of the Wine Celebration. Amy, alongside the rest of her family, has a long standing relationship of philanthropy with the V Foundation since the wine event’s inception, and is committed to it’s enduring success in seeking a cure for cancer.

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Shahram Shawn Gholami, MD, FACS

Shahram Shawn Gholami, MD, is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is one of the few physicians in the United States skilled in minimally-invasive procedures that include scar-less techniques, lasers and laparoscopy, providing patients options for the treatment of urologic disease. He has conducted thousands of laparoscopic and-or robotic surgeries since 2000. His success and vast experience performing laparoscopic prostatectomies rank him in the upper 2% of all practicing urologists. This work has placed Dr. Gholami on an international platform as a globally respected clinical researcher. Dr. Gholami completed his Urologic Laparoscopic Oncology Fellowship training at the University of Paris, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris and his surgical and urology training at University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Gholami currently serves in a variety of local, national and international capacities, including: Director of Urology, Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose, CA); Director of Men’s Health, American Medical Center (Shanghai, China); Urology Expert Reviewer, Medical Board of California; Quality Care Committee Member, Cooperative of American Physicians Insurance Group; Founder and Partner of Boss Surgical Group; Founder of Boston Global Medical Investments (BGMI),( a company focused on the transfer of clinical systems, medical protocols, science, technology, and third party payer relationships to Asia from the United States); co-Founder of Champion Health Enterprises,LLC ( a company focused on the creation of novel health ecosystems for Native American tribes and business entities); Managing Partner of Bay Area Surgery Center; Founder, Board Member and Partner in Urologic Surgeons of Associates of Northern California (USNC), and Partner in Urology Associates of Silicon Valley (UASV).

Doctor Gholami serves on a variety of boards for medical device companies, internet start-up companies, and medical universities including: VMDoc (MDKinect, Inc a internet medical IT company- Chairman Board and co-Founder), Puracath, Inc (novel catheter purification device. Medical Board), Stryker Endoscopy (Medical Board), Neotract Corporation (Medical Board), EM Kinetics (Medical Board) and 5AM Venture Company (Medical Consultant), Boston University School of Medicine (Dean’s Advisory Board), and Fourandhalf, Inc ( Internet real estate management company).

Previously, Dr. Gholami served on the Clinical Faculty of the University of California, San Francisco; as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose); as Vice President of Urological Surgeons of Northern California (founding Board Member and Partner); as owner of Alvarado Hospital Medical Center (San Diego, CA); Director of Robotic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose, CA); and as the Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Community Hospital (Los Gatos, CA).

Recognition for the work of Dr. Gholami has been manifold. He has been voted Top Doctor by Forbes Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Silicon Valley Magazine, San Francisco Magazine and the San Jose Business Journal; he is a recipient of Men’s Health Network Research Award and the Golden Glove Award from the European School of Surgery; Dr. Gholami is an Endoscopy Scholar from both Ethicon Endosurgery and Stryker Endoscopy; He has received the Research Award from the California Urology Foundation; He is a First Prize winner in the Northern California Urology Resident Research Award; he has received scholarships from the American Heart Association, the Junior Diabetes Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Bank of America Scholarship Award; and he is a two time recipient of the American College of Physicians Medical Student Research Award.

Dr. Gholami’s professional memberships and affiliations include: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery; International Sexual Medicine Society; Men’s Health Network Board of Advisors; American Urological Associates; Northern California Urological Society; San Jose Surgical Society; American Association of Clinical Urologists; American Medical Association; American College of Physicians; Santa Clara Medical Society; Urology Journal Editorial Board; The Golden Glove Society-European School of Surgery; and the Endourological Society.

Dr. Gholami earned his Doctor of Medicine designation at the Boston University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science at Cornell University where he also was a wide receiver on the Cornell intercollegiate football team. His Urological and Surgical residencies took place at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Gholami lives and works in Los Gatos, California.

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Christian Hoff

Christian Hoff is best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in Broadway’s Jersey Boys, his Broadway debut in The Who’s Tommy and two Grammy Award-winning cast albums. He has appeared in films such as Encino Man, Star Trek IV, Honor Thy Mother and In Love and War and television’s All My Children, Law & Order, ER and JAG, among others. His voice is heard on Harper-Collins audiobooks, Hanna-Barbera cartoons and numerous TV and radio campaigns including American Express and Bank of America, a tradition he began as the original voice of the Richie Rich Cartoon Show. Entertainment Weekly named Christian the “Master of Mimicry” when he surpassed the audiobook world record for voices by well over 200. Outside of performing, Christian’s interests bring a variety of opportunities as a director and choreographer, public speaker, published songwriter and producer and founding member of the musical group The Midtown Men. With his company, Logos Enterprises, Ltd. he specializes in contemporary Chinese art and collectibles investments. As National Spokesperson for The Bachman-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation, he began championing fundraising and awareness for non-profits, hospitals and charities that has grown nationwide to include Points Of Light, Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Safe At Home, The Inner City Foundation and more. His family’s longtime commitment to the V Foundation Wine Celebration struck a personal chord this past year when his youngest daughter and wife were diagnosed with pediatric leukemia and breast cancer. “As a board member, I proudly join the fight for a cure and elevated care for all cancer fighters.” ~ Christian

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Anthony Kozy

Half of the “Kozy Brothers” partnership that owns a chain of gourmet fresh grocery stores, particularly noted for the charming De Martini Orchard in Los Altos, a “constant farmers-market” where produce is bought daily to provide customers the freshest items.  The company is also an avid supporter of its local community. Whether they’re providing job experience for area students or donating to an upcoming fundraiser, the Kozy brothers take pleasure in supporting schools, houses of worship and charitable organizations. 

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Frank X. Lonergan, Jr.

Frank X. Lonergan has over twenty years experience working in diverse, global industries from entertainment to technology to food and beverage. After graduating from Saint Mary’s College of California (1991), Mr. Lonergan spent four-years in the television and motion picture industry serving as a producer at CN Studios, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1995, Mr. Lonergan joined NanYa Pacific, Inc., an international trade agent for the Formosa Group of Taiwan serving as VP of Sales, President and then President and CEO. Today, Mr. Lonergan serves as Founder and Managing Partner of Woodside Wine and Spirits Limited, a Hong Kong based multinational distributor of fine wines and distilled spirits.

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Ryan McDonough

Ryan co-founded Accompany and serves as CFO. The Accompany platform integrates with your email, contacts, social feeds and more to keep you ingeniously informed on your professional connections at all times, turning your network into a constant stream of opportunity. Prior to Accompany, Ryan was the CFO at Ning, where he shepherded the business from a freemium model to focusing exclusively on its subscription business, increasing the paid user base by 5X. The turnaround resulted in Ning’s acquisition by Mode Media, creating one of the largest social media companies in the world with more than 250 million monthly unique users, and 100,000 publishers & content creators. Prior to that, he was a partner at early stage fund Constantin Partners and an engagement manager at McKinsey. He holds an MBA from Wharton and BA from Berkeley.

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Ryan Nece

Originally signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2002, Ryan Nece was a part of the Buccaneers team that went on to win a World Championship that season in Super Bowl XXXVII. Ryan spent a total of seven years in the NFL as a linebacker and special teams standout for the Buccaneers and, in his final year, the Detroit Lions.
During his time in the NFL, Ryan consistently stepped up as a leader. He established himself as a team captain in Tampa where he set an example for his teammates to follow with his work ethic both on the field and in the community.
For seven years, Nece’s primary focus was football, which provided him with a platform to impact others and opened doors to new and exciting opportunities. In addition to his work on the football field and in the community, Ryan has spent the last several years honing his business acumen. Following his career in the NFL, Ryan started several new career ventures to channel his focus and energy toward areas off the playing field. Ryan, along with former teammate Jeb Terry, created an exciting communications platform company called StraightCast. This platform improves the way people generate, distribute and consume mobile video. The goal of StraightCast is to revolutionize the way content providers connect and engage with their followers through authentic content.
Ryan also has experience as a media personality, as he reported weekly from the sidelines during the 2010 UFL season on behalf of the Versus Network. Ryan then worked part-time for Brighthouse Sports Network as a football analyst, as well as host of the pre- and post-game shows on the Buccaneers Radio Network, US 103.5. Currently, Ryan works with FOX Sports 1 as an on-air analyst and sideline reporter.
Ryan’s football and business endeavors have certainly played a major role in developing who he is as a person, but he believes his reason for waking up every day is to make a positive impact in someone else’s life. Ryan founded the Ryan Nece Foundation in 2006 in an effort to increase his extensive community service efforts in the Tampa Bay area. The mission of the Ryan Nece Foundation is to be a beacon to teens by empowering them to impact giving in their communities. The foundation’s vision is to create opportunities for teens to embrace the Power of Giving through service projects, inspirational programs, and volunteerism. Ryan’s goal through the foundation is to help mentor the next generation of servant leaders who will become the philanthropists, volunteers, and nonprofit organization leaders of tomorrow.

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Lawrence F. Probst III

Larry is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Electronic Arts, the world’s leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. He also serves as the Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee.

Larry joined Electronic Arts in 1984 and served as the Vice President of Sales until 1986. From January 1987 to December 1990 he was Senior Vice President of the company’s publishing division. He led Electronic Arts as President from December 1990 to October 1997, and was named Chief Executive Officer in May of 1991 serving in that capacity until April 2007. Larry has been a Director of Electronic Arts since January 1991 and was elected to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors in July of 1994.

Larry navigated EA through multiple technology transitions, made strategic investments in new platforms such as mobile and online, and expanded international operations to over 75 countries. During his tenure as CEO, the company grew its annual revenue from $175 million in 1991 to $3 billion in 2007, and increased its market capitalization from approximately $300 million to more than $18 billion.

Before he joined Electronic Arts, Larry held the positions of National Sales Manager at Activision, Inc. and National Accounts Manager at Clorox. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. Larry lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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John Roediger

Mr. Roediger has more than 20 years of investment banking experience, providing strategic advice to global growth companies. Prior to joining Signal Hill, John was a Partner at Montgomery & Co., JP Morgan and Hambrecht and Quist, and served in the US Navy.

John has been involved with numerous companies across the technology and healthcare landscape. He looks to provide companies with strategic advice in mergers and acquisitions as well as public and private financings. His past representative clients include: NetScape, F-5 Networks, Omniture, Concur Technologies, Network Solutions, Legal Zoom, Siebel Systems, Mission Critical Software, DriveCam, SwitchFly, OpenLane, Peregrine Semiconductor, Vantage Media, and Shiftwise.

John received a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California, where he is on the Biomedical Engineering Board. John is on the Jimmy V Foundation Wine Board as well as on the board of Hedgefort Capital, a U.S.-based investment fund focused on Brazilian investing and the advisory board for the Injured Marine Semper Fi fund.

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Marc Rollins

Marc Rollins is a Vice President and Banker with the J.P. Morgan Private Bank in San Francisco. Marc is responsible for delivering the firm’s wealth management capabilities and resources to clients in Northern California. His team focuses on education and organization, utilizing solutions across both sides of the balance sheet including banking and lending services, investment management, and trust and estate planning.

Prior to joining the San Francisco team in 2014, Marc worked in the Private Bank’s Financial Principals group in New York City where he focused on advising financial professionals including hedge fund, private equity and venture capital partners. His investment experience includes managing multi-asset class portfolios including traditional and alternative assets. Marc began his career working in institutional equity derivatives at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York.

Marc graduated with honors from Claremont McKenna College, where he received a B.A. in Economics and was the starting shortstop on the baseball team. A cancer survivor, Marc is actively involved in raising money for research and recently joined the Board of The V Foundation Wine Celebration – a charity wine auction – which has raised over $68 million for cancer research. Marc is also a Fellow with the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College.

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Constance E. Skidmore

Connie is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Comfort Systems USA (NYSE: FIX), a $1.4B construction firm. She is also on the Audit Committees of ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR), and BayCare Health Systems and advises two West Coast technology growth companies. In 2011, she joined the Board of the V Foundation for Cancer Research and is currently on the Executive and Finance Committees.

Connie served on the 18-member elected Board of U.S. Partners and Principals for PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC, ($7B in revenues) for a four-year term prior to her formal retirement. Concurrently, Connie was the U.S.Tax Strategy Leader for the Firm. She was responsible for both short term and long term strategies for this $2B business as well as leadership of the offshoring services business. Earlier in her PwC career, she was West Region Tax Managing Partner where she was the equivalent of CEO for the $300M unit, managing the coordination of all tax compliance and consulting advice provided by the Firm for clients throughout the West.

Connie has over 30 years experience and has worked with a variety of public and privately held companies advising on accounting and tax strategies, global corporate structuring, due diligence projects, employee benefit plans, corporate mergers and acquisitions, stock options, and syndications. She served as the primary tax advisor on numerous initial public offerings and other SEC filings. During her years as an advisor, Connie developed deep expertise in technology, real estate, construction and manufacturing industries. She rendered financial advice to over 300 clients including Bechtel, Cisco, Sega, Sun Microsystems, Hyundai Electronics, Micron Technology, and Vulcan Capital (Charter Communications).

Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Connie was a tax specialist with the Internal Revenue Service. She holds a B.A. degree from Florida State University and a M.S. degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Recently, she completed the Directors College program at Stanford Law School.

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Anthony Smith

Anthony is Co-founder and Managing Director of LEADERSHIP RESEARCH INSTITUTE, a global management and leadership consulting firm. He has been an active consultant for over twenty-five years in the areas of organizational change, post-merger integration, organizational assessment, executive coaching and development, and leadership training and design. He has served clients in a variety of fields, including McKinsey and Company, Goldman Sachs, TPG, National Geographic, ESPN, the NFL, American Express, Lazard Asset Management LLC, and Spencer Stuart. He has also served in the not for profit space, serving clients such as Women’s World Banking, American Red Cross, The Nature Conservancy, and the Carnegie Institute.
Anthony has served on the teaching and research faculties of several universities, including Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, the University of California, and the European School of Management at Oxford University. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in the Behavioral Sciences where he received a scholarship to study humanistic psychology under the supervision of Dr. Carl Rogers, world renowned psychologist at the University of Bristol, UK. He earned his Doctorate from the School of Leadership and Educational Sciences at the University of San Diego. Following his Doctorate, Anthony was appointed as a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Social Anthropology at the University of California, where he studied Leadership and Organizational Culture under F. G. Bailey, world class scholar and author of Humbuggery and Manipulation, The Art of Leadership.
Anthony’s research and writings on leadership have appeared in several publications, including the European Journal of Management, the Journal of Leadership Studies, Businessweek, Investors Business Daily, The Economist, and the best-selling books, The Leader of the Future and The Organization of the Future, both published by the Drucker Foundation. Wired Magazine cited Dr. Smith as an “acclaimed visionary” for his insights and provocative views on leadership along with Charles Handy and Jay Galbraith. He is also author of the critically acclaimed book entitled Leadership Taboos: The Ten Secrets No One Will Tell You About Leaders and What They Really Think, (Jossey Bass, March 2007), and ESPN; The Story and Lessons Behind the Most Fanatical Brand in Sports, (Wiley and Sons, August 2009). His latest book, The Luck of Leadership, how randomness, serendipity, chance and probability effects leadership, is due out early 2016. Anthony serves on several boards, including the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

 

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Todd Zapolski

Todd founded Zapolski Real Estate, LLC (ZRE) www.zapolskire.com. As Managing Member of Zapolski Real Estate, LLC with offices in Napa, CA and Durham, NC Todd Zapolski has over thirty five years’ experience in real estate investment and development. In addition, he is Principal of Zapolski Holdings and ZRE Advisory Group.

In 1998 he co-founded Zapolski + Rudd, LLC. Todd served as Managing Member until the company was split among the principals in 2008. Under Z+R he built a bi coastal operation with offices in North Carolina and California with interests in a diverse portfolio of real estate located in six states with a value in excess of a half a billion dollars.

From 1991 through 1998 Todd served as Executive Vice President of Durham, NC based Mark Properties, Inc. In that capacity he directed the acquisition effort for three equity funds that were successfully invested in undervalued commercial properties of primarily shopping centers located in ten states.

1982 – 1991 Todd was the owner of Consolidated Ventures Corporation that was located in Chapel Hill, NC. As President/CEO he managed the daily operation of the real estate development, brokerage, and investment company.

Among other interests Todd was a partner in the Girard Winery, Napa, CA, and has served in leadership capacities in many community and industry organizations. He served as Chair of the Genesis Home Family Shelter and is currently a board member of the Ole Health Foundation, V Foundation Wine Celebration, and member of the national board of Don’t Ever Give Up – a V Foundation for Cancer Research entity. Todd is a 1980 graduate of Duke University.

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