Our Advisory Board

Chris Kelly

Former CPO

Social Networking

Chris Kelly
  • Former Facebook Chief Privacy Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Politician
  • Attorney

Jeffrey Moore


Big Data

Jeffrey Moore
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business: Senior Lecturer in operations & IT(retired), GSB CTO 1979-1999
  • Textbook co-author in business analytics
  • Consultant in IT applications of business analytics & big data
  • GSB Sloan Distinguished teaching Award Winner

Steve Westly

Venture Capitalist


Steve Westly
  • Former eBay Senior VP of Marketing
  • Former CFO/California State Controller
  • Westly Group Managing Partner

Ross Haghighat

Entrepreneur / VC


Ross Haghighat
  • Triton Systems Chairman/CEO
  • Executive Chairman of the Board at iSonea Limited (ASX:ISN)
  • Member - Board of Directors at Aduro BioTech Inc.
  • Member - Board of Directors FRX Polymers Inc.

Todd Barasch

Managing Director

Media Biz Dev & Global Content Distribution Strategy

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  • Managing Director, Global Business Development, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Vice President, Disney Media Networks Global Distribution Business Operations & Strategy
  • Executive in entertainment industry strategy, marketing and business development

Dr. Sachio Semmoto

Entrepreneur / CEO (Japan)


Sachio Semmoto
  • CEO of eAccess and eMobile
  • Founder of KDDI and eAccess
  • Board member of NetApp Inc. and Reuters
  • Former Prof. at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Keio

Paul Deneve

VP reporting to CEO

Fashion & Technology

Paul Deneve
  • Apple
  • Former CEO Yves Saint Laurent
  • Former CEO Lanvin
  • Former CEO Nina Ricci
  • MBA, University of Chicago

Sara Azadi

Marketing Innovations

Public Relations

Sara Azadi
  • SVP Edelman: Digital, Social Strategy, Analytics and Production
  • Clients: Adobe, Dow, Starbucks, HP PayPal, Ghirardelli
  • Former clients: Grateful Dead, Pandora, Dolby, Microsoft, Red Bull
  • Former VP: Loomis Group

Trevor Koverko

Entrepreneur / CEO

Technology & Blockchain

Trevor Koverko
  • CEO of Polymath.
  • Founded DAI and
  • Founder of Oculus Rift (acquired)
  • Participant in dozens of ICOs
  • Original advisor/investor in Ethereum Project

Aslan Ettehadieh, Esq.


Intellectual Property

  • Founder and Managing Partner, ASLAN LAW
  • Former U.S. Patent Examiner, USPTO
  • Former Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Emmanuel Abiodun

Entrepreneur / Blockchain Architect

Technology & Blockchain

Emmanuel Abiodun
  • Oracle’s Blockchain Product Architect
  • Next generation distributed ledger/Blockchain
  • Early Bitcoin investor
  • Founder of variousblockchain/smart contract projects

Devendra Mishra

Entrepreneur / Executive

Supply Chain Management

Devendra Mishra
  • Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, MESA
  • Founder and Executive Director, HITS
  • Former CEO, Stan Lee Media;
  • Executive in entertainment industry supply chain positions
  • Supply chain management academic, published author, and journal editor

Shirley Tafoya

Chief Revenue Officer

Business & Finance

Shirley Tafoya
  • Chief Revenue Officer, Rakuten Marketing
  • President, Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO)
  • Harvard, Notre Dame de Namur, Stanford

Pegah Ebrahimi



Pegah Ebrahimi
  • Chief Operating Officer, Global Technology Investment Banking
  • Former CIO of Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Banking Division
  • Entrepreneur
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics from MIT