Collin started his first company in 2003 and grew it to a national presence with over 75 employees. Within 18 months of founding Reverse Mortgage Lending in 2016, he built it to one of the top 100 reverse mortgage brokerages in America. Collin has bootstrapped three companies that have earned millions of dollars in revenue. He has founded nine startups and brings direction, creative vision, and the ability to execute large scale projects relentlessly.
Seth Cheshire is a Portland-based creative director, graphic designer and design educator. Currently Seth heads Portland based creative agency CheshireBeane as Creative Director, where his clients include Facebook, Instagram and Zillow. Over the past twelve years Seth has led creative and strategic teams working in physical and digital mediums across multiple markets including lifestyle, entertainment and technology.
Director of Development
Justin brings over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, innovation and creative problem solving. As Co-Founder of Reverse Mortgage Lending, he’s been a guiding force as Director of Business Development, where he designed and oversaw the large scale build of the company’s mortgage sales software, and was responsible for its implementation. He has been accountable for project management, content creation, product design, processes and procedure creation, as well as development of sales tools and software for multi-million dollar organizations.
CTO & Board of Directors
Han Ko has 3 decades of experience in international technology investing and business scaling. Utilizing his engineering background in software development, blockchain and system integration, Han has successfully launched and operated multiple ventures in the U.S. and Asia. His experience includes various venture capital investments in technology and commercial real estate, such as WIF AX (a $50M+ Morgan Stanley managed investment Fund) and Capital Innovators. Han has held various leadership and advisory roles in multiple for-profit organizations, serving as an investor, board member, advisor, and mentor for multiple startups and mid-size companies in the U.S. and Asia. In addition, he serves on multiple boards of not-for-profits, including the AACC Chamber of Commerce, and is an official member of Presidential Advisor of South Korea (NUAC). Han has recently been featured in the 2020 edition of “The Top 100 People in Finance” magazine for his achievements.
RICHARD NACHT ESQ.
Richard brings a thorough understanding of the intersection of law and business to any endeavor. He has founded six startups and has served as an advisor to another fifty. Richard holds a J.D., an MBA, and has a strong background in business modeling, strategy and tactics. Richard has extensive experience in blockchain law, having acted as counsel or advisor to more than thirty industry participants. He also created the first social network ever used by the recruiting industry, where his clients included Microsoft, Wachovia, and Toyota.
CFO / FOUNDING ADVISOR
Jeremy has over 10 years of international CFO experience, ranging from startups to multinational turnarounds, and oversight of budgets up to $130 million. From 2008 to 2012, he turned around the North American distribution of CITIZEN® brand calculators from a $1.5 million loss to a $500,000 profit. In 2013, he created the financial model that led to the IPO for American Brewing Company. Jeremy co- founded Ideator, the innovation network platform used by UCSD, UCLA, USC, Yale, Salesforce, and several other organizations. He holds a master of accounting degree, a bachelor of finance degree and has also earned the credentials of Certified Fraud Examiner and Registered Investment Advisor Representative.
Jason is one of the founding advisors for Watch Skins. He is a Navy reservist who spent 11 years on active duty in Navy special operations. He brings over 11 years of military leadership from operating more than a decade in the SEAL Teams. He spent his time as an operator, close-quarters combat instructor, and a BUD/S instructor. After graduating from USC’s veterans MBA program, Jason developed a broad network in finance and the private investment fund community. He has occupied various positions in Venture Capital and Private Equity firms throughout Southern California. He also runs a marketing agency as the Chief of Staff, helping PE funds, VC’s, and Investment Banks across the nation showcase their brands.
Perry started his career in the enterprise software arena, gaining a strong understanding of the operations and complexities inherent in multinational business operations before moving to the world of startups and mobile apps. He brings invaluable experience gained within a Y Combinator startup backed by Kleiner Perkins, Bain Capital and Spark. With a passion for working directly with clients on emerging technologies, Perry brings valuable strategic insight to all of his projects.
STEVEN W. HELLER ESQ.
GLOBAL LICENSING ADVISOR
With degrees in both law and accounting, and 25 years in licensing and business development, Steven has combined his vision, experience and strong industry contacts to build The Brand Liaison into one of the licensing industry’s leading boutique agencies. Throughout his career, Steven has been active in all aspects of intellectual property, including the worldwide licensing and enforcement of various world famous properties, representing licensors and licensees in deals with brands such as Gloria Vanderbilt, Bill Blass, Nautica, FUBU, Converse, Puma, as well as properties owned by Disney, MGM, Warner Brothers, the NFL, NBA, NCAA, and FIFA. In addition to his strong negotiation skills and ability to craft business deals advantageous to all parties, Steven is able to utilize his creative and entrepreneurial skills to provide guidance in brand development and product development.
GLOBAL LICENSING ADVISOR
Cory Waisner brings over 25 years of licensing industry expertise in multiple channels including marketing, licensing, and sales of licensed products. His experience has taught him the complexities of both character and brand licensing, and has earned him the coveted Disney Licensee of the Year Award. His licensing activities focus on fashion, characters and entertainment properties, and include work with brands such as Disney, Warner Bros., Vans, Billabong, Old Navy, Dry Bar, Skechers, and Ironman Worldwide Competitions, across multiple product categories. His experience also includes licensed and private label product development, as well as sourcing new products, designs and unique fabrications.
Grace Rachmany is a serial entrepreneur, founder of DAO Leadership, ICO Consult, and Gangly Sister. Grace is an expert in the blockchain space, specifically in the areas of DAO, distributed governance, leadership, and operations of distributed organizations. She has worked with over 100 ICOs and dozens of additional projects in the blockchain space and served as advisor to regen.network, dnn.media, letz.do and other AI and crypto projects. With over 30 years of technology experience, she has held numerous management positions and served as CEO of IwriteICOwhitepapers.com, Tech Tav and Marketecht. Grace works extensively with startups, having been Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Swisscontact, and mentor at Microsoft Ventures and Google Startup. She holds an MBA from Kellogg Northwestern and is a graduate of Anthony Robbins' Business Mastery and Landmark's Team Management and Leadership Program.