Brian Beckon

Managing Attorney, Cutting Edge Capital

Managing Attorney Brian is an attorney with over two decades of experience working for nonprofits, start-ups, and publicly-traded companies. His experience spans a diverse range of industries, including finance, software, publishing, energy, and philanthropy. Brian...

John Katovich

John KatovichPresident, Cutting Edge CapitalAs President of Cutting Edge Capital, John is dedicated to helping Mission-minded business find mission-friendly capital. He has over 30 years of experience as a securities lawyer and entrepreneur. John was General Counsel...

John Kuhry

John KuhryExecutive Director, Economic Development & Financing Corporation (EDFC) John W. Kuhry is currently the Executive Director of the Economic Development & Financing Corporation (EDFC), a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is “Connecting money and ideas with...

Louisa Schibli

Louisa Schibli Co-founder, Milk Money Vermont Louisa is an entrepreneur who thrives on the ability to find creative solutions to any problem. After developing several websites tailored to local living, Louisa drew on that experience and her passion for technology and...

Janelle Orsi

Janelle Orsi Attorney, Co-Founder and Director of Sustainable Economies Law Center Janelle Orsi is an attorney living and working in Oakland, California. Her law and mediation practice is focused on helping individuals and organizations share resources and create more...

Michael Shuman

Michael H. Shuman Economist, Attorney, Author, and Entrepreneur Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is one of the architects of the crowdfunding reforms that became the...

Marco Vangelisti

Marco Vangelisti Founder, Essential Knowledge for Transition Marco came to the US as a Fulbright scholar in mathematics and economics at the University of California in Berkeley. In April 2009 Marco left the finance industry, where he managed investment equity...

Jerry Hildebrand

Jerry Hildebrand Director, Center for Social Impact Learning, Middlebury Institute of International Studies Prior to accepting the Middlebury Institute of International Studies appointment, Jerry was the Founder/CEO of the award winning Global Center for Social...

Kent Glenzer

Kent Glenzer Dean, Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies Associate Professor Kent Glenzer was appointed dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management in January 2015. Glenzer serves...

Timothy Barrett

Timothy Barrett Business Owner and Monterey Councilmember Small business owner, Timothy Barrett, has lived in Monterey for 31 years. He is known for his ability to get diverse groups of people working together to make life better for those with special challenges....

Christina Oatfield

Christina Oatfield Policy Director for California Legislative Affairs, Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) Christina Oatfield is the Policy Director for California legislative affairs at the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), in Oakland, where she works with...

Arno Hesse

Arno Hesse Arno Hesse is the Founder of Credibles, a new community-funding service for local food businesses (if you eat, you’re an investor). As a co-leader and investor with Slow Money Northern California, Arno has led multiple investments in sustainable food...

Angela Barbash

Angela Barbash Angela Barbash is Principal of Revalue, a registered investment advisory firm founded in 2013, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Revalue serves values-driven and local impact investors by providing financial services that lead to contentment, optimism,...

Amy Cortese

Amy Cortese Founder of Locavesting AMY CORTESE is an award-winning journalist who writes about topics spanning business, finance, food and travel. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and a former editor at Business Week. Her book, Locavesting: The...

Chris Miller

Chris Miller DDA & Economic Development at City of Adrian, MI Chris Miller is the lead economic and downtown developer for the City of Adrian, in SE Michigan. He came to this position with a background in business, a career in education that included private and...

Youngro Lee

Youngro Lee Co-founder/CEO, NextSeed Prior to starting NextSeed in 2014, Youngro was a private equity lawyer for over 7 years at leading international law firms of Cleary Gottlieb, Kirkland & Ellis and Weil Gotshal, specializing in private equity fund formation...

Janice Shade

Janice Shade Co-founder, Milk Money Vermont Janice Shade is an entrepreneur and financial consultant with 20 years experience in strategic planning, capital campaigning, financial analysis, marketing and sales. Her specialty is the consumer products industry, with...