MEET YOUR…

ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE

Successful entrepreneurs that will help you develop and strengthen your entrepreneurial competencies.

JIM MATTEO

Jim Matteo founded Bird Rock Systems in April of 2004. Bird Rock Systems provides computer products, training, and services to enterprise, higher education, and government organizations. Bird Rock Systems specializes in information security, mobility, datacenter, and collaboration solutions. Bird Rock Systems has been recognized for fast growth by the San Diego Business Journal, INC 5000 and CRN publications.

He is currently on the San Diego Entrepreneurs Organization Board of Directors and serves as an SDSU Lavin Mentor.

He is a partner in CSCI, a small business IT managed services company. Jim was previously Director of Sales at Evolv Technologies and Regional Sales Manager at IKON Technology Services. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Management from Manhattan College.


MENTORS

Extraordinary people that will guide and advise you among your entrepreneurial journey.
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NIKHIL VAISH
Senior Strategy Consultant

HOW LAU
New Product Development Manager at Chobani


JES OSROW
Director of People and Culture

BRIAN QUIRK
Senior Director, Enterprise Sales at adMarketplace

VALERIE CHRISTIE
Strategic Transformation, Operational Excellence & Business Process Innovator.

KEVIN GREANEY
Chief Executive Officer at Assessment Innovation, Inc.

ROBERT SIGNORE
CEO at RFR Capital LLC

MICHAEL TRACY
President at Online Matters, LLC.

RICHARD FORAN
President & CEO

DANIEL VILLANI
Founder & CEO at Villani Analytics

JUSTINE CHAN
COO at Haircare Startup

 

COORDINATORS

Extraordinary people that will assist you during your entrepreneurial journey

 

FÁTIMA CARRERAS

COORDINATOR


Proactive and energetic, always looking for opportunities to keep learning and improve my experience. She loves to work with people from different cultures and exchange our knowledge. She lives half of the year in Colorado, United States, and the other half, in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

CLAUDIA ÁLVAREZ

COORDINATOR IN TRAINING


She loves people, learning, sharing, dreaming, challenges and traveling. She’s an inquisitive Industrial Designer that's always searching for new things to learn and how to help people.

 

SPEAKERS

 

HELENE RUTLEDGE
Chief Innovation Officer

ANDRÉS VALENCIA
CEO Change Consulting

BEN HART
Co-founder and CEO of Qinetic & QMedia

RICHA AGARWAL
Founder, Strategist, Innovator

MAX ARTEMENKO
Founder at Silec