OK 7: Owners of technology companies

OK 7

The members of OK 7 are owners of technology companies.

Meeting time: 3rd Monday of the month from 3 to 6pm

Facilitators

Julie Harrelson
Julie Harrelson

Julie Harrelson is CEO of Harrelson Group, Fund Manager, Cascade Angels. Julie is a trusted adviser to leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. She has navigated executive roles in design, technology, and angel investing. During the course of her career, clients have included companies such as Microsoft, Nike, and Intel.

Stephen Sickler
Stephen Sickler

I have successfully led software sales organizations from early stage start-ups such as Tivoli Systems to high growth divisions within mature companies such as SAP and IBM. I am currently the SVP Sales at Numecent. These results comes from a focus on repeatable customer success. My passion is to bring disruptive technology solutions to customers who become wildly successful using those technologies. Building success then becomes a simple formula: Leverage early successful customer use cases and results, determine the appropriate sales methodology and then ramp for high-velocity growth with effective hiring.

Members

Helen Schwab
Helen Schwab

Helen has 15 years of systems engineering experience working for the Department of Defense throughout the Pacific Theater. With a B.S. in Information Security and an MBA she has started her own business developing a mobile app called Horse Power for the equestrian industry. Helen is a passionate horsewoman currently training and competing in both dressage and polo.

James Gentes
James Gentes

I'm a product manager, full stack developer, and growth marketer with a passion for intuitive design, pirate metrics, and hacking code. I'm currently co-founder and chief product officer of Tend.ai, a company changing the world with robots.

Previously in my career, I managed a $100M global product line for 7 years while at Symantec. I built the official MTV News and People Magazine apps for the iPhone. I patented a method for clustering virtual machines (http://buff.ly/HsIXSG). I started a social media and SEO firm called The Social Business (@thesocialbiz), where I built a social business analytics app in Python and sold it to a NY venture firm called Innovation Garden (http://www.innovationgarden.com) in 2014.

I was also chairman of the Tech Alliance of Central Oregon 501(c)3, I organized BendTech (http://bendtech.com), a co-working facility for startups, I have pitched at the Bend Venture Conference, and I am a mentor and alumni of the FoundersPad business accelerator program.

Greg Eland
Greg Eland

Started in web development circa 2008 building custom websites. Joined BrickWire in 2011 to manage RepairQ, BrickWire's new SaaS product in development. RepairQ was officially released in 2012, and since then has been adopted by more than 1000 mobile repair shops in US/Canada and abroad. In 2015, BrickWire joined forces with Prolific Agency and formed SFE Investments, where Greg is one of three managing partners.

Amanda Krantz
Amanda Krantz

Amanda Krantz is the founder and CEO of DohJe.com, a website connecting patients and caregivers for the sole purpose of sharing gratitude. Before her latest stint in Corporate America, she was an Air Force Captain, professional drummer, Harvard Business School Graduate, serial entrepreneur, and tennis coach.

Craig Lanier
Craig Lanier

After a career in education and the outdoors, in 2005 we ( My wife and I) started The Flybook with the original goal of creating a reservation system to help outdoor guides and outfitters. Today the Flybook is being used in 45 states, and 6 countries. We service tour, activity, lodging, rental and adventure companies. Our cusomters services range from prison tours, adventure parks, heli-ski operations, bike rentals, beer tours and everything in between.

Derek Swanson
Derek Swanson

Since 2006 Derek has worked for media companies in Resort towns in Park City, UT, Lake Tahoe, and most recently Bend, OR. In 2014 Derek started Local Forge, a digital platform with the objective of helping local vendors to create and market customized experiences.

Alan Miles
Alan Miles

I am an energetic professional and leader who thrives in selling technical and tech wearable solutions for AppWEAR. I bring value through my ability to conceive and implement unique strategic action plans, to identify new market opportunities, introduce state-of-the-art technologies for both software and active-wear. In addition, I work to forge strategic partnerships to drive market expansion and revenue/profit growth. I offer a proven track record of exceeding sales goals, time management, contract negotiations and strong communication.

Dana Barbato
Dana Barbato

During my 25 years as an HR Professional across several industries, I developed a passion for working through the tough human issues in business. In doing so, I found that using a consistent, respectful business process for employee relations reduce fear and resulted in a stronger company culture. In 2015, I stepped away from my career and created InvestiPro. Having created and run several small side-businesses in tandem with my HR career has positioned me to make the entrepreneurial move.

Scott Elnes
Scott Elnes

Former TV Meteorologist turned Xbox Video Producer turned founder of HerbAdvisors.com. Scott's forte is writing and producing entertaining, yet informative video content.