OK 15: Owners of Medium to Large Businesses
We are a team of rapidly growing businesses with twenty or more employees.
Meeting time: 3rd Monday of the month from 7 to 10am
As the Bend Chamber President, Katy Brooks works with Bend Chamber members and community leaders to build and maintain a business ecosystem that is diverse with incredible human talent to create a vibrant, resilient economy. Katy’s career features forging value-added partnerships and collaboration to secure public/private funding, create new business ecosystems and attract and retain diverse development. She directed economic development, public affairs and public/private partnerships for the ports of Portland and Vancouver, USA. During her time at the ports, Katy also accrued experience in transportation policy and planning, environmental management issues, and commercial/industrial development. She has served on the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board, led freight emissions reduction efforts and served on local and state business boards. Katy has been a public affairs and strategic planning consultant for public and private organizations in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
Tyson holds a Bachelor of Science in Planning, Policy and Management from the University of Oregon. Co-Founder and CEO of SeQuential. Longest running commercial biodiesel producer on the west coast, producing one of the lowest carbon liquid transportation fuels in the market.
A leader that empowers people by creating order out of chaos. A career spent successfully redefining, building and activating commercial operations, cross functional organizations and go to market strategies. Leadership experience is both unique and diverse with a combination of roles including GM P&L management, Sales, Marketing and Category Analytics/Data Science at both the individual contributor and senior management level at: Revlon, Clorox, Frito Lay, PepsiCo, Hewlett Packard, Cord Blood Registry and AMAG Pharmaceuticals. Currently Chief Revenue Officer at Prelude.
My experience is in leading change management, operations excellence and strategic sales and marketing execution. I have set and executed core strategies for successful launch and commercialization of forward-looking products, services and key initiatives. Collaboratively built positive, productive relationships with colleagues, staff members, external partners and community leaders. I have led companies from start-up to growth stage and acquisition.
I actively work to provide support and growth for technology companies as a board member of The Technology Association of Oregon. I am a community volunteer; I co-founded Women in STEAM of Central Oregon, a group focused on promoting career opportunities and delivering resources to local female women in STEAM, and working to create social equity and eliminate gender bias in STEM careers for girls.
In addition to being a passionate dad of three, husband, rock climber and backcountry skier...I am a fourth generation developer, builder and real estate agent whose family has built over 5,000 homes since 1950. Since moving to Bend in 2010, I have focused on residential real estate sales and marketing and have become the top-selling broker in Bend and the leading Sotheby's agent in Oregon through selling over $125,000,000 per year. I shun the title of "realtor", as I am a data-driven residential businessman and marketer by training/education/passion.
Tannus is the CEO and co-founder of Vantage Clinical Solutions, a 22-employee, Bend based provider of consulting services to Physical Therapy companies across the U.S. Tannus holds an MBA from Duke University with an emphasis on marketing and finance. Tannus’s clinical experience spans a variety of healthcare settings including sports medicine, outpatient rehab, acute care physical therapy, impatient care and home health.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, I launched a 20+ year career in adventure and wilderness therapy. I have worked in a variety of academic and therapeutic settings across the U.S. In addition to overseeing all aspects of New Vision Wilderness (NVW), I serve as the Membership Committee Chair for the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council (OBH), and as a member of the state of Oregon Outdoor Youth Program (OYP) Advisory Council. I have spoken at national conferences on topics ranging from wilderness risk management to mental health. I champion the strong culture at NVW, with a focus on empathy, leadership, and best in class services and practices. I am proud to collaborate with such an amazing team of professionals at NVW and consider it a privilege to serve children and families. When not at work, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters.
Preston’s early career was spent in sales, marketing, business development and management for Hewlett Packard, Advanced Micro Devices, and Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services. After that, he made the transition to Silicon Valley startups in such roles as business development, product development and information technology. Today Preston is the CEO of Five Talent Software, a Bend-based company focused on custom websites, mobile apps and custom enterprise application development.