Carl Koenemann

Carl Koenemann

Carl Koenemann entered the professional realm by securing a degree in electronics and communications and immediately landing a position within a prominent technology enterprise upon graduating. For nearly a decade, he has immersed himself in the vibrant startup landscape, amassing extensive expertise spanning diverse domains and technologies. From artificial intelligence…

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Leen Kawas

Leen Kawas

Dr. Kawas is a Co-Founder of Athira Pharma and the inventor of its lead drug candidate ATH-1017. She also invented several of the innovative drug candidates in Athira’s pipeline. Dr. Kawas served as Athira’s chief executive officer and president, and as a member of its board of directors from January…

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Laura Troyani

Laura Troyani

Laura Troyani is the Founder and Principal of PlanBeyond, a boutique marketing research and strategy firm. With a background in data-driven marketing and business strategy, Laura built PlanBeyond under the principle that all major business decisions should be based on objective data and observations, and has grown the firm to…

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Peter Zieve

Peter Zieve

Peter Zieve is the CEO, President and Founder of Electroimpact, a Seattle, Washington-based manufacturer and designer of automation assembly systems and machinery for commercial aircraft. Zieve established Electroimpact in 1986, shortly after completing his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. An accomplished engineer and entrepreneur, Peter Zieve…

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Olivia Summerhill

Olivia Summerhill

Olivia Summerhill, the founder of Summerhill Wealth Management, works exclusively with affluent women, protecting their lifestyle throughout the divorce process. Olivia works closely with her clients’ divorce mediators to negotiate the most advantageous settlements. After the divorce finalization, Olivia uses her knowledge of behavioral finance to work with her clients…

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Joan Melendez

Joan Melendez

Founder and President Joan Melendez leads the team at Xcelrate UDI. She is a passionate advocate for the safety of patients and for innovation in healthcare. Xcelrate UDI is a medical device barcode scanning solution that goes beyond compliance to improve patient safety at the point of care. Where did…

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Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes

From Poulsbo, Washington, Andrew pursued the path that checked all the boxes that aligned with the socially acceptable narrative of success- from what he studied, his career, and his relationships. When failure found Andrew and the world he had constructed began to the crumble, he discovered that the foundations of…

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Val Kiossovski

Val Kiossovski

Involve everyone and brainstorm for new ideas. When everyone is contributing and involved, they take ownership and embrace the idea.   Val Kiossovski is a native of Bulgaria. He lived his life as a musician doing odd jobs, as any emerging artist, under communist rule. At the age of twenty-seven,…

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