Registration for Breakfast with Experts Opens April 1, 2020.

Day 1

Reynolds Bish, CEO, Kofax

Topic: Leadership & Assembling a Team

Reynolds became CEO and a Director of Kofax Limited, a leading provider of intelligent automation software to digitally transform end-to-end business processes, in July 2017 (for the second time) when Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, acquired Lexmark Enterprise Software (LES) from Lexmark International, Inc. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, conducts business on a global basis, has approximately 2,000 employees in more than 30 countries and its annual revenues are in excess of $600 million.

Jeff Curie, Principal, The Curie Point

Topic: Recurring Revenue Models- How Subscription Revenue Works?

Jeff focuses on growing revenue for B2B SaaS companies.  He is a serial entrepreneur and revenue maximization expert in the SaaS space.  He has built and operated several SaaS and software businesses as the CEO and other executive roles that grew from paper napkin ideas, through funding, to grow to several hundred employees and acquisitions.  He is a frequent public speaker on SaaS and scaling technology companies, has several patents, and a great network of resources focused on helping SaaS companies grow revenue. 

Dr. L. Andrew Lyon, Dean of Fowler School of Engineering, Chapman University

Topic: Launching and Leveraging- Academia Partnerships

Dr. Andrew Lyon has over 20 years of experience as a chemist, bioengineer, educator, and entrepreneur and currently serves as the Founding Dean of the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University. Prior to his current role, he served as Dean of the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University from 2014-2018. Before arriving at Chapman, Dr. Lyon spent 16 years at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a member of the Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty and directing a research program aimed at creating new types of biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications.

Cleve Adams, CEO, Trestles Group Inc.

Topic: How to take a company from two guys and a dog to a $ Billion exit

I helped start security titan Websense and grew them from pre-revenue to a $1 Billion IPO in less than 3 years, subsequently sold to Raytheon for $2 billion. I have also had a number of tech company mergers and acquisitions. I help businesses grow and succeed by driving long term company growth through operational excellence and sales and marketing expertise.

I have been honored to serve as a software industry expert and speaker at numerous conferences, universities and corporations including the Harvard Alumni Assoc, multiple Investor, Cyber Security and Smart City Conferences. I have been quoted in top business publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the new book Cyber Minds: Insights on cybersecurity across the cloud, data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and IoT to keep you cyber safe.

Day 2

Delilah Panio, TSX

Topic: Alternatives to VC Funding. Listing on TSX as a option.

As the Vice President of Capital Formation for Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, I advise U.S. companies on the opportunity to list and raise capital on the Canadian capital markets. I was recently named in the 2019 Top 100 People in Finance

As the founder of Stiletto Dash (a consulting firm), I work with early-stage companies on their business and funding strategy and on getting investor-ready. Passionate about helping women entrepreneurs access capital, I created the proprietaty Fortuna Funding Framework for female founders to develop their ideal funding strategy.

I am also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of We Are Enough, a non-profit that educates women on why and how to invest in women-owned businesses and/or with a gender lens. I recently authored the feasibility study "Creating LAIA: The Feasibility of a Women-Focused Incubator and Accelerator in Los Angeles" funded by JPMorgan Chase.

I am very active in the Los Angeles entrepreneur community, including as a frequent speaker, mentor for Founder Institute and the Stubbs Alderton Markiles LLP Preccelerator Program, pitch coach for organizations such as the Women Founders Network, and am the former Co-Chair of Women in LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association). I am a Super Activator and the 2016 L.A. Lead for SheEO, an innovative new model funding model that calls upon women to commit $1,000 each into a perpetual fund to invest in women-led ventures. 

My background is as a capital markets expert with 10 years previously in business development at Toronto Stock Exchange, including as the Director, Business Development & Strategy. I have advised many companies on the going public process and can provide an understanding of private and public financing options in Canada and the United States. 

I hold an MBA in Enterprise Development and a BA in English, and have completed a certification as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner. 

David Meltzer, Co-Founder, Sports 1 Marketing

Topic: Build your Brand, Find your Frequency

David Meltzer is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire.

His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content and communication that’s exactly what you’ll receive.  

He is a three-time international best-selling author, a Top 100 Business Coach, the executive producer of Entrepreneur‘s #1 digital business show, Elevator Pitch, and host of the top entrepreneur podcast, The Playbook. His newest book, Game-Time Decision Making, was a #1 new release, David has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.


Dick Gochnauer, CEO Leadership Alliance

Topic: How leadership/CEOs can work together to build better communities?


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