Subtle issues of culture and how to interact with my people have been invaluable.
Michael Smith, President, TeraTech, Inc.
People

Miki Saxon is the founder of RampUp Solutions and co-creator of Option Sanity™ (www.optionsanity.com), the only values based incentive stock allocation program that maximizes motivational stock, while creating a laser focus on the company's goals. Economical SaaS drives performance, predicts dilution; audit trail for security, one-click reports save time and much more.

She is the talent behind Clarity REwriting, a service that edits and rewrites web content, executive summaries, presentations marketing material, etc, so they convey information in ways that meet the needs of today's readers.

Miki writes MAPping Company Success and has coached startup executives on their cultures and communication skills for more than a decade.

She uses a system she developed called MAP (mindset, attitude, philosophy)™ that's predicated on the belief that every outcome starts with a thought, so "To change what they do, change how you think™"

MAP is the result of more than 25 years of successful recruiting during which she developed an in-depth understanding of the bottom line impact of employees who are turned on—and off. Miki distilled that knowledge into the framework called MAP (mindset, attitude, philosophy)™ that helps leaders build better cultures and achieve stronger results.

In 2003, she shifted from consulting to a virtual coaching model to accommodate both her clients preferences and a move to southern Washington State.

For more information, see Miki's LinkedIn profile.



Alan E. Negrin, Chairman/angel/contributor, held senior management roles in companies as diverse as Xerox and Harris Corp. He is a serial entrepreneur with founding roles in Optilink (acquired by DSC, now owned by Alcatel), Advanced Fibre Communications (was public, recently acquired by Tellabs), and E/O Networks (acquired by GoDigital, now owned by ICBS).

His 30-year career spans engineering, marketing, as well as general and senior management. Since retiring, Al has served as an active Board member of Pliant Systems, Inc., seeded several startups, and taken up golf, about which his only comment is, "Tiger has less than nothing to worry about."

Al is an active contributor to RampUp's product line, having formulated the original math and mechanics for Option Sanity™, as well as many of the precepts found in Empowerment Through Management Communications™.



Matt Weeks is a serial entrepreneur and corporate start-up/spin-off disruptor and innovator.  A consummate deal guy and connector, he serves on a variety of boards and advises a number of startups and established companies in the areas of competitive strategy, market entry, M&A and IP /productization across technology, social, mobile, financial services and retail/consumer.  Currently Matt serves as CEO/Co-founder of Mobile startup WorkersCount, a new direct-to-consumer social service at the intersection of human capital management and corporate brand management/protection.  Matt has served as CEO, CMO, CRO and founder or co-founder of 8 previous companies, including executive leadership at a number of global public companies.  Active in the SF/Bay Area venture and startup community, Matt is co-executive producer of two highly successful annual conferences; GeoLoco and SocialLoco in San Francisco.  He serves on the National Board of the USC Marshall School of Business, and is emeritus chairman of the SF Bay Area Marshall Alumni chapter.  He holds a BA in English Literature from Amherst College and an MBA in Finance and New Venture Management from USC's Marshall School of Business and the Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Study where he was a Dean's Scholar.  A native of Palo Alto, he is active in local not-for-profit organizations and resides on the Peninsula with his family. When not riding bikes, enjoying a local beach or at Tahoe, he can be found lurking the aisles at Fry's or listening to an entrepreneur or investor or collaborating to hatch a new product/service at one of the local coffee hangouts.  Notable recent non-work achievement:  6 different black diamond expert runs in 1 day with his 11-year old daughter at Squaw Valley this Winter. Matt does *not* hold a BA in computer science from Stonehill College.



Eileen Glenn
is an accomplished technical writer and programmer, with more than 20 years experience spanning all aspects of software product development.

She has authored user manuals, tutorials and on-line help facilities, as well as sales and marketing material.  She has also assisted with the design of user interfaces for engineering software products.

Eileen has a strong programming background that includes C, C++, JavaScript, C#, HTML, and Java.

 


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