Rebecca is currently a Partner at Optimity Advisors, a leading advisory firm that focuses on strategy, operations and IT. She has more than 18 years of experience in Technology Staffing and Consulting Services. Rebecca’s success is a result of her true dedication to building strong, honest and meaningful relationships with companies and employees, alike. She truly believes there is an opportunity for everyone who has the drive, skills and talent for technology. Rebecca is also passionate about the healthy development of children through Martial Arts and is the joint owner of a Mixed Martial Arts Studio in Calabasas, California. She has two beautiful children and two dogs that make her life full and complete. She was born and raised in Louisiana and moved to California in 1990, but is still a true “Southern Belle” at heart.
Herag is the founder of KRE Consulting; a management consultancy with extensive experience in delivering large, complex and diverse projects. With a unique ability to articulate complex ideas clearly, he utilizes his skills in various settings: as a professor in academia, as a social entrepreneur in charitable organizations, as a facilitator of mens’ leadership development, as well as managing partner at KRE. He is currently working on establishing a non-profit that enables adults on the Autism spectrum to find meaningful and professional jobs in the marketplace.
Herag earned his MBA and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. An avid sports fan, he is a die-hard soccer enthusiast, with a dream of attending every World Cup with his wife of 25 years, Lisa, in their near future. He prefers beer over wine, reads Tim Keller and Malcom Gladwell, watches UFC with his son, Robert, attempts at gardening with his youngest son, Ethan, and even attends UCLA games with his daughter, Karina (Fight On!)
Leonard is currently the Vice President of Product Development at ADP and is responsible for the technology, delivery, and success of the company’s small business and mid-market solutions that deliver Human Capital Management products for millions of businesses. As an accomplished technologist and general manager, he has a history of delivering winning products and technical innovation in an array of growth stages from startup to Fortune 100 companies. He’s been recognized for understanding consumer motivations/needs, technology trends and being able to synthesize these and translate them into award winning solutions. Leonard attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate studies and received his MBA from the USC. He is a native to Southern California and currently resides there with his wife and two children.
With more than 20 years in the software business, most recently at the executive level overseeing the entire product lifecycle, Elan has seen the impact of quality assurance and software testing on the long-term successes of large and small companies. With close links to the world of autism, Elan is particularly interested in empowering people on the autism spectrum with skills that can help them and their employers succeed.
Sanjeev runs runs product, engineering and business/tech operations as Chief Product Officer at OpenMail, a marketing technology player in the email and PPC space. OpenMail has 165 employees, and is the 6th largest PPC player. Previously, as VP Product/VP Data at Swagbucks/Prodege, he created web, mobile, email and data products. Prior to Prodege, he created a critical care product at Parity Computing that predicts the onset of diseases. Prior to that, Sanjeev held several technology positions. Sanjeev’s background spans technology, marketing, product management and entrepreneurship.