After graduating from The University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, John obtained his Chartered Accounting qualifications. In his three years working in Europe he gained experience in international investment banking and venture capital investment. He has 30 years of real estate investment experience both in Australia and the US. This experience includes financial administration, corporate and property specific financing, asset management, property acquisitions and dispositions, capital markets and strategic planning. Over the past eight years John has been active in private investments in financial services, investment real estate and technology.
Jason is an Internet visionary and entrepreneur who started his career by leading the launch of LucasArts Entertainment's complex online system architecture in 1992. After gaining a wealth of technical knowledge and over a decade of digital media experience launching the media infrastructure of companies such as Mazingo Networks and Tranz-Send Broadcasting Company, Jason founded Fordela with the vision of creating an intuitive, scalable and cost-effective rich media management solution which could be offered as a cloud-based service. While pioneering the company into a space where dealing with all media is seamlessly and intuitively integrated into both enterprise infrastructure and commerce, Jason Deadrich also acts as a local industry leader, allowing his technical knowledge to be tapped as a community resource as he speaks at college campuses and technological conventions, and teaches students from the San Francisco Academy of Art.
Peter Ryan is the Managing Partner of First & 10 Capital Management, LLC and has been involved in the brokerage and money management industry for the past twenty years. Peter was formerly employed by Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette (DLJ) as a Vice President and Senior Vice President in their Private Wealth Management division. Education: UC Berkeley, BA Political Science and MBA, Golden Gate University.
Managing Director of The Huggard Consulting Group, an international consultancy specializing in strategic issues management. With over 30 experience, his focus is on the marketing, sales and provisions of strategic consultancy services to the chemical, pharmaceutical, agro-chemical, healthcare, environmental, food, and other industries.
Peter McLaughlin graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master Degree majoring in Psychology. The past 30 years has worked in International Aviation, working in Australia, The UK, Asia and Japan where he has gained extensive Sales and Marketing experience. During this time he has also been involved in mergers, strategic and tactical management, and a Public Share Offering. He is often consulted on the International Airline Industry and Travel Industry trends.