Cary Breese

Cary Breese

Cary has more than 15 years experience in senior leadership and is a multiple time CEO, with expertise in technology, healthcare, and financial services. He is experienced in large Fortune 500 companies as well as small start-up environments. As an analytical thinker who excels at execution, creating organizational focus, and…

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Patrick Chung

Patrick Chung

Patrick Chung is managing general partner of Xfund, the early stage venture capital firm that backs lateral thinkers. The firm was founded in 2012 as a partnership between leading U.S. universities and venture capital firms. Xfund closed its latest oversubscribed fund, Xfund 3, in September 2020 at $120 million. Before…

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Sardor Umrdinov

Sardor Umrdinov

With only $800 to his name, Sardor Umrdinov took a leap of faith. He came to the United States from Uzbekistan in 2003, looking to build his family a brighter future. His path to success was difficult but over the years, Sardor has created a name for Home Alliance by…

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Calla Gold

Calla Gold

Calla Gold, owner of Calla Gold Jewelry, a Santa Barbara based jeweler, has been a Personal Jeweler since 1983. Calla is a by appointment jeweler, specializing in custom jewelry design, wedding rings, jewelry restoration and revitalizing of unworn and under worn jewelry. Calla is the author of “Design Your Dream…

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Jason Hughes

Jason Hughes

For 30 years, Jason Hughes has been a leader in leasing and purchase negotiations. His work on behalf of clients in his native San Diego, across the West Coast, and nationally has played a transformational role in the commercial real estate industry. In addition, his legislative work has helped to strengthen…

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Matthew Tarutis

Matthew Tarutis

Matthew B. Tarutis is a writer, Navy Veteran, producer, actor, and confidence coach living in Los Angeles, California. Matthew is best known for his leading role on the reality television series Life Unfiltered, where he stars beside reality superstar Serena DC. The entertainment insider has a reputation for lending his…

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Sam Madani

Sam Madani

Sam Madani is the co-founder and CEO of BOMANI Cold Buzz, an alcohol-infused cold brew coffee brand. Born and raised in California to Iranian immigrants, a great deal of Sam’s motivation comes from witnessing the challenges his parents have successfully overcome. This drive combined with his insatiable desire to learn…

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Robinson Helicopter

Robinson Helicopter Company was founded in 1973 by Frank Robinson, whose vision was to produce the world’s highest quality, most reliable helicopters in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible. Upon his retirement, Frank Robinson was succeeded by his son, Kurt, who is the Chairman and President of the Robinson Helicopter…

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Brent Walsh

Brent Walsh

Brent Walsh is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist originally hailing from Fremont, California. He attended college at California State University, East Bay, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average for his short tenure there, before dropping out with ambitions of touring. A musician for nearly his entire life, Brent could not…

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Saint Jovite Youngblood

The president of Youngblood Metals Mining, Saint Jovite Youngblood has more than a decade of experience buying and selling jewelry, coins and vintage toys for discerning collectors. Youngblood’s specialty is pre-Victorian jewelry. He’s well known for his expertise in vintage toys. Earlier in his career, he focused on precious metals…

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Tai Sunnanon

Tai Sunnanon

Hailing from Los Angeles, Tai Esteban Sunnanon is today’s renaissance man, focused on solving some of the world’s most pressing problems through social entrepreneurship. Tai is currently the Founder/CEO of the Strategic Insights Group, a mission-driven consulting firm; Founder/CEO of The Life Coach Expert, an executive coaching firm; Co-Founder/CEO of…

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