Circle of Influences

Timothy Moore

Partner, Cooley LLP

MBA, Harvard Law School

BA, Stanford University

Legal Counsel: Mr. Moore has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2005-2014 for Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation and Venture Capital Law. In addition, Mr. Moore was selected as one of the San Francisco Top Rated Lawyers by the Top-Rated Lawyers magazine in 2014.

Albert Kou

Sales Vice GM at Men-Cheun Fibre Industry Co, Ltd., 

Taiwan & Vietnam

Board Member at Men-Chuen Fibre Industry Co., Ltd

MA, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, 

U.C. Berkley

Supply Chain: Mr. Kuo leaders Men-Chuen Fibre Industry Co., Ltd, one of the world’s most respected textile knitting, dyeing & finishing manufacturing giants, established in 1987. He has maintained Men Chuen's position as a dominant market share holder in the highly-dynamic textiles industry. Mr. Kuo's relentless commitment to excellence in innovative thinking and planning for the future, makes him a true visionary in global manufacturing and sustainability.

Patrick Fisher

Managing Director, Founder, Owner Hive

BA, Western Washington University

Portland, Oregon

Retail and E-commerce: Mr. Fisher is managing director, founder and owner of Hive, a high-end furniture retailer. Starting with one small store in downtown Portland a little over 10 years ago, Patrick has since built an online empire, turning Hive into one of the largest online retailers of mid-century modern and contemporary furniture. Carrying top designer lines, his mastery of retail, e-commerce and customer service has made Hive a model of doing business in the modern world.

Patrick Keating

CEO Keating International SAS

Founder Velo Parnters

MPA, University of Montana

69006 Lyon France

Global Business Strategy: Mr. Keating brings discipline, determination, experience and skills as an accomplished entrepreneur, financial services industry executive and venture capitalist.  His deep experience in the incredibly challenging emerging global markets. Patrick provides a global perspective and focus as an experienced and successful venture capitalist.



Christiane Tsuda

Portfolio Manager HighMark Capital Management

Treasurer at Fathers for Fitness

COO at Boyd Fitness Partners, LLC

BA, Economics- Intl Christian University Tokyo

Finance: Christiane Tsuda is a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for HighMark Capital Management. During her 27-year investment career, Tsuda has researched and invested in countless companies, watching them grow from Private Equity to multi-billion dollar public companies. Ms. Tsuda has received her degree in economics from The International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan.


Eric Goodwin

President and Managing Partner

Goodwin Sports Management

BA - Business, Puget Sound

Marketing and Business Development: Mr. Goodwin is President of Goodwin Sports Management (GSM), one of the top sports management firms in the country. is an expert in new business development and endorsements. Eric oversees corporate partnerships with Coca-Cola, Pepsi (Gatorade), Nike, Adidas, McDonald’s, Electronic Arts, Warner Brothers, 2K Sports and the NBA.