Beitdashtoo, Sr. Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Mitratech,
Mr. Beitdashtoo has extensive experience in the
sales and delivery of software and services to
firms worldwide. His background reflects a record of significant
achievements and contributions in managing and leading a broad range
of e-business activities in both a strategic and operational capacity.
Prior to joining Mitratech Mr. Beitdashtoo was Senior Vice
President for Business Strategy at Hummingbird Corporation with
responsibility for the company's Corporate Business Strategy, Global
Strategic Alliances, Worldwide Professional Services and Analytic
Application Solutions. During his tenure, Mr. Beitdashtoo helped
engineer several major acquisitions which transformed Hummingbird into
a major player in the Enterprise Software marketplace.
Hummingbird, Mr. Beitdashtoo served as Vice President of
Professional Services at Cognos, culminating a l6-year career with
that company. His background also includes positions with Alexander
Grant & Company (Grant Thornton LLP) and Arthur Andersen. Mr.
Beitdashtoo has established a reputation as a versatile senior
executive with a demonstrated capacity to build and lead successful,
sustainable businesses based on solid fundamentals, ethics, integrity,
honor and trust. Mr. Beitdashtoo's holds Bachelors and Masters of
Science Degrees in Computer Science.
Eric Peters, Private Investor
Peters has over 14 years
experience in managing the day-to-day operations of a Software
Development company including, VP Sales & Marketing, COO, CFO, Product
and Project Management, Programming, and Quality Assurance. He was
the co-founder of Plaid Brothers Software, a software company
that provided software for the brokerage industry. He was responsible
for various areas in the company as the company grew from a 2 person
to a 100-person company and later was acquired by Sungard Data
Systems. Eric has an honorable discharge from the US Marine Corps and
holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of
founder and President of Philosopher's Stone Ventures, LLC.
Ramesh is the founder and President of
Philosopher's Stone Ventures, LLC. He is an experienced Chief
Technology Officer, Chief Software Architect, and a successful
entrepreneur. He is also an active investor in early stage technology
companies, and a prominent member of angel investment clubs, including
the Tech Coast Angels (TCA), and the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE); and is
an advisor for GKM Ventures. He has a great deal of experience in
early stage venture capital, technology incubation, distributed
enterprise computing, biotechnology, telecommunications and financial
software platforms. Mr. Ramesh currently sits on the board of five
companies in the internet infrastructure and enterprise software
spaces. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on technology investment
and early stage funding in entrepreneurial conferences in southern
White, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Intel Corp.
thought of by many as one of the ‘Fathers of Technology’ in Orange
County. He Co-founded and ran
Corollary, Inc., from “two guys in a garage” until it was acquired
by Intel, now called their Advanced Chipset Division. Three years
after introduction, the Profusion chip which he helped develop, is
still largest revenue source for Intel’s Advanced Chipset Division. He
also managed to beat “Intel marketing machine” message that 8-CPU chip
set was impossible and unnecessary, convincing the industry of vision
and Compaq, Hitachi and Samsung to be co-development partners. George
was also a finalist in Orange County Entrepreneur-of-the-Year and an
Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and Director, Vital Stream,
Senior Vice President of AnaServe, Inc., Former Director of North
American Sales for Globalink, Inc., UC Davis Graduate
Phil Rodas, National Account Manager, Quest Software, Inc.
Phil Rodas is a
Senior Account Manager responsible for Quest Software solutions
that provide application performance management
for the availability and reliability of critical business
applications. He has been with Quest Software as they’ve grown from 25
employees to over 1,800 and
has consistently performed as one of the top sales associates selling
into local and national
accounts. Phil has been in the
industry for over 10 years, beginning with Computer Associates through
the buy out of Legent Corporation.
Andrew Johnson, Sr. Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison, Inc.
a Senior Vice President in Lee Hecht Harrison's Irvine, California
office. He is known for his passionate interest in helping clients to
obtain meaningful employment through the development of targeted
career objectives and proactive job search skills. Andrew’s expertise
focuses on individual career transition consulting with a special
emphasis on communication strategies.
a Certified Career Management Practitioner and former President of the
International Association of Career Management Professionals (IACMP),
Orange County Chapter. Andrew's career transition consulting
experience began in 1978 as an executive recruiter. His client
companies covered a variety of industries including manufacturing,
medical/healthcare, real estate development and public accounting.
Previously, he acquired his accounting experience with Kenneth
Leventhal & Co. (now Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate
Group). As a Captain in the U.S. Army, Andrew gained a wealth of
knowledge in leadership, counseling and team building.
Johnson frequently serves as a guest lecturer and panel member on
career transition issues. He is also active with local colleges and
universities. Andrew is a member of the Director’s Advisory Committee
for the Women’s Opportunities Center, University of
California, Irvine Extension where he serves on the Executive Committee He also
participates in the student mentoring program with the College of
Business & Economics at
California State University,
As a cum laude graduate of California
State University-Fullerton, Andrew also received the Arthur Young
Award for academic excellence.
Ken Lilley, Regional Sales Manager, Clearswift, Inc.
Kenneth Lilley has been
a successful software product sales professional for the past
seventeen years. Currently with Clearswift Corporation, the
world's leading provider of software for managing and securing
electronic communications. Clearswift delivers the
capabilities for organizations to protect themselves against email and
web-based threats, meet legal and regulatory requirements, implement
productivity-saving policies and manage intellectual property passing
through their network. Ken's focus is on the growth of the South West
region. Previous to that, Ken worked with Excelery, a Boston
start-up, and launched the company's sales efforts in the west. Prior
to that, he served as Broadvision's Southwest Regional
Sales Manager, and helped grow the region during the exploding dot com
era. During his tenure there, Ken grew his sales team from three
people to 38 and played an integral role in increasing the company's
sales revenues by 251 percent in 1999 and 112 percent in 2000.
PARTNER, Preston Gates & Ellis LLP
Greenberg is a partner in the Orange County office of Preston Gates &
Ellis LLP. Bart practices general corporate law with an emphasis on
mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings.
has assisted in mergers and acquisitions in a wide variety of
industries, including automobile collision repair, medical supplies
distribution and information technology. Bart's practice has
emphasized the representation of consolidators and roll-up strategies,
focusing on all acquisitions and financing activities, including
private and public equity, senior credit facilities, and mezzanine and
vendor facilitated debt facilities. He has represented issuers and
venture capital funds in numerous private placements, and has
substantial experience in the licensing and distribution of software
and other products and technologies. Bart has also had significant
involvement with the leasing of facilities for cellular and other