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Larry Robertson
Larry Robertson, 
Principal,
Lighthouse Consulting

Larry Robertson is the founder and a Principal of Lighthouse Consulting, a company providing "strategic guidance and advisory services to growth companies."  He has more than 15 years of experience as a strategic advisor, facilitator and management consultant helping companies chart their success. Larry is also a frequent speaker to the entrepreneur and venture capital communities.

 

Building on a strong and diverse business background in both venture capital and strategic planning, Larry has developed a unique advisory service to business executives offering the rare perspective of viewing a company from both an investment and operations standpoint. He is able to give his clients the balance and perspective necessary to make informed, intelligent decisions about how to make their business successful.  Lighthouse Consulting's client list includes companies as large and well known as Visa and The Nature Conservancy and as small and promising as AsclepiusNet, Heartstream and Sonix.

 

Prior to launching his own business, Larry's previous career history included roles with the Walt Disney Company in strategic planning and business development, Robertson, Stephens & Company in investment banking and venture capital, and J.P. Morgan in financial analysis and currency trading.

 

Mr. Robertson holds a BA with Distinction in Economics from Stanford University , where he was National Honor Society Scholar. In addition, Mr. Robertson holds a Masters of Management (MBA) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University , where he was a Dean's Honor Role member. He is also a trained facilitator and mediator.

 

Duke Chung, 
Co-Founder and CEO,

Cyracle

 

Duke Chung was the co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Limespot.com, a company focused on enabling students to get the most out of their college. Limespot.com grew to over 35 colleges in half a year.

Prior to founding Limespot, Duke was a consultant at Abacus Technology Corporation, an internationally recognized software process improvement consulting firm. Duke began his career gaining extensive expertise valuing technology companies at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. While at MSDW, Duke co-managed and oversaw client accounts with total valuations of over $100 million. Duke holds a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

In 2002, Washington Techway magazine named Duke as one of the area’s top under-30 technology executives. Duke was also selected to the 2002 MindShare Class, an exclusive, by invitation only program for CEOs of the most promising, high tech, start-up companies in the Greater Washington Metropolitan region.

 

Prashanth Viswanath Boccasam,
Founder and CEO,
Approva Corporation
As the Chairman, Founder and CEO of Approva Corporation, "PV" drives the overall strategy and vision of the company. Leveraging the extraordinary potential of the Internet as a computing platform, PV's vision is to deliver solutions that adapt, align and automates the process of collaboration between and amongst applications. PV was Co-founder, President and CTO of Entevo Corporation from 1996 to 2000. The company was sold to BindView (NASDAQ: BVEW) in 2000 for $125 million. He defined the overall strategic direction of the BindView product portfolio, provided executive oversight for all product development and marketing execution and aided sales in closing business at key named accounts. His extensive software and management experience includes building software products for large enterprises in the areas of Internet infrastructure, and Directory and Security Management.

Prior to founding Entevo, he spent several years developing and managing projects at Microsoft Corporation's Systems Division, and later in their Worldwide Consulting Groups (MCS). Prior to that he worked as a software design engineer at SecureWare, Inc., a security software OEM vendor in Atlanta, Georgia.

PV holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science as well as an Executive Management certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School.

 

Don Britton,
Founder and CEO,

Network Alliance, Inc.

 

Don Britton is the CEO of Network Alliance, which he founded in 1997 to deliver the first comprehensive computing solution for small to medium size organizations. Network Alliance provides the same level of information technology services previously only available to enterprises with large budgets and staff.  Don built and worked with the core team that has made Network Alliance the profitable company that it is today.

 

Prior to founding Network Alliance, Don was the Controller and Director of Operations for Mario Morino where he managed the accounting and operational services of the for-profit and nonprofit entities affiliated with the Morino Group and the Morino Institute.  He also developed and implemented managerial applications for use throughout the organization and its affiliated partners.  Don served as the technology mentor for a nonprofit organization serving youth and families in Washington, DC and was the technology representative for the Family Office Exchange and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

 

Don also has experience as an auditor and consultant in public accounting at Beers & Cutler.  He currently serves as the Co-Treasurer for the Medical Care for Children Partnership and donates his time to other non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC metro area.  Don is an alumnus of the MindShare Class of 2001, an exclusive program for CEOs of the most promising, high tech, start-up companies in the Greater Washington Metropolitan region

 

He received a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University.

 

Alba M. Alemán,
Founder and President,
Cairo Corporation 

 

Ms. Alemán is the founder and President of Cairo Corporation.  She brings significant professional capabilities and credibility to this woman-owned, SBA-certified, 8(a) business.  Her vision and extensive management skills, combined with a rare combination of enthusiasm and persistence, distinguishes Cairo from other competitors in this market space.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Latin American Management Association, a national organization focused on increasing the strength of minority-owned businesses in the federal procurement arena.  Ms. Alemán is actively involved in the business community and has been proactive regarding minority and women-owned business issues.  Her technical background includes thirteen years of structured systems development experience and ten full years of full lifecycle development in Information Engineering concepts and tools.
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