Mr. Corbett was formerly a Wall Street executive with over 30 years in investment banking including many years at the iconic firms of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. As the founder and CEO of a successful San Francisco Investment Banking boutique, he financed over $2 billion in public and private companies. He was an advisor for biotech, development, and growth-stage technology companies providing both strategic capital and a path to go public.
A business veteran in the areas of financial services, capital markets, and real estate. Richard’s experience ranges from managing director at several investment merchant banks and Board director of both public and private companies. As a founder of Harborview Capital, he leads a team of strategic advisors in the area of capital formation, merchant banking, and management consulting.
Mr. Rios is currently a philanthropist. Prior to turning to philanthropy approximately ten years ago, Mr. Rios was the founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of D.F. Rios Construction, Inc., the largest framing construction company in the state of California, for over 30 years. Mr. Rios was also President of the California Framers Association and on the Board of Carpenters. Additionally, Mr. Rios sat on the Board of Pan Pacific Bank where he was instrumental in closing its acquisition by California Bank of Commerce in December 2015.
Ms. Butler works for the fintech start-up, Brex.com, and has been with the company over the last two years. She built out the entire sales development organization from scratch and oversaw top-of-funnel production for the Go To Market Team at Brex.com. Ms. Butler managed the increase of reoccurring annual revenue from $20,000,000 to $100,000,000 in just 18 months and her team accounted for 85% of the net new revenue generated during the period.
Mr. Henry is the Chairman and CIO of CWH Associates, investment management and consulting firm he founded in 1989. CWH is the owner and General Partner of Worthington Growth, LP, one of the earliest thematic focused, research-driven investment funds specializing in small and mid-cap companies.
CEO and Chairman of ZAGG, Inc, in less than 8 years the company went from a start-up, to generating over $265 million in annual revenue. Additionally, he took ZAGG from OTC markets to the Russell 2000 Index, and then up-listed on NASDAQ.
Joe Abrams is an early-stage investor, advisor, and board member with several technologies and consumer companies. He co-founded several companies, including eUniverse, an early-stage internet company, later renamed Intermix Media and the parent company of the social network site MySpace.
Former chairman of San Francisco think tank Pacific Research Institute. Board member, The International Institute of Education. Former SVP, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), a former member of Committee of Foreign Relations & board of trustees of the University of California – Santa Cruz.