Meet Our Board of Directors

 

Jay LeBoeuf, Executive Director, Real Industry

Jay is a lecturer in music technology and music business at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and he advises digital media startups such as Chromatik, LANDR, and Kadenze. As an entrepreneur, Jay founded Imagine Research, an intelligent audio technology startup that built a search engine for sound. In 2012, iZotope acquired Imagine Research and Jay joined the iZotope executive team leading research & development, technology strategy, and intellectual property.

   Glenn Dickins,  Architect of Convergence, Dolby Laboratories   Glenn has extensive experience in research, development, and implementation of audio signal processing algorithms for professional and consumer applications. Key participant in three successful startups with two companies becoming listed. Combination of in-depth education and extensive experience in both business and technology development. Personally responsible for the design of signal processing algorithms currently processing 2 million peak concurrent users. Leading Research in the Communications Group at Dolby for imminent and next-generation multi channel interactive voice user experience.

Glenn Dickins, Architect of Convergence, Dolby Laboratories

Glenn has extensive experience in research, development, and implementation of audio signal processing algorithms for professional and consumer applications. Key participant in three successful startups with two companies becoming listed. Combination of in-depth education and extensive experience in both business and technology development. Personally responsible for the design of signal processing algorithms currently processing 2 million peak concurrent users. Leading Research in the Communications Group at Dolby for imminent and next-generation multi channel interactive voice user experience.

   Richard Kulavik,    SVP Engineering, Motive Drilling Technologies   Richard is currently, the senior vice president of engineering for Motive drilling, a Helmerich and Payne, Inc. company focused on technology for the oil and gas industry, Richard’s focus and passion revolve around creating, transforming and delivering technologies into products that benefit everyone. Previously the Chief Technology officer for Turtle Beach, the industry leader in gaming headphones. Throughout his career, he has worked to find ways to merge the academic world with industry to prepare students for what lies ahead of them as they enter the workforce.

Richard Kulavik, SVP Engineering, Motive Drilling Technologies

Richard is currently, the senior vice president of engineering for Motive drilling, a Helmerich and Payne, Inc. company focused on technology for the oil and gas industry, Richard’s focus and passion revolve around creating, transforming and delivering technologies into products that benefit everyone. Previously the Chief Technology officer for Turtle Beach, the industry leader in gaming headphones. Throughout his career, he has worked to find ways to merge the academic world with industry to prepare students for what lies ahead of them as they enter the workforce.

 
   Marlene Scherer-Stern,  Career Development Specialist Stanford University   Marlene has over 25 years of diverse higher education experience including a variety of roles in career development, experiential learning and cooperative education. She has developed many programs and presented at numerous conferences representing her private and public university experiences. At BEAM, Stanford Career Education, she served as an Assistant Dean and Associate Director of Career Ventures.  A few of the signature programs co-designed by Marlene at Stanford include the creation of a student alumni mentoring program, the Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series Program and Shadowing Alumni in the Real World.  She currently has 3 of her own in colleges around the globe and is always up for an adventure, especially those outdoors involving sunsets.

Marlene Scherer-Stern, Career Development Specialist Stanford University

Marlene has over 25 years of diverse higher education experience including a variety of roles in career development, experiential learning and cooperative education. She has developed many programs and presented at numerous conferences representing her private and public university experiences. At BEAM, Stanford Career Education, she served as an Assistant Dean and Associate Director of Career Ventures.  A few of the signature programs co-designed by Marlene at Stanford include the creation of a student alumni mentoring program, the Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series Program and Shadowing Alumni in the Real World.  She currently has 3 of her own in colleges around the globe and is always up for an adventure, especially those outdoors involving sunsets.

   Rocky Kahn,  Founder & CEO, Edyt   Rocky is a technical product visionary with tenacity. He was trained and originally worked in robotics and embedded image processing software and, while at HP Labs, was a primary inventor of the navigator used in modern optical mice. Since 2005, he's focused on informatics, especially the design & implementation of document-centric information systems.

Rocky Kahn, Founder & CEO, Edyt

Rocky is a technical product visionary with tenacity. He was trained and originally worked in robotics and embedded image processing software and, while at HP Labs, was a primary inventor of the navigator used in modern optical mice. Since 2005, he's focused on informatics, especially the design & implementation of document-centric information systems.

   Errol Arkilic,  CEO, M34 Capital   Errol is a Founder of M34 Capital and Real Industry. M34 is an investment company that focuses on seed and early-stage projects being spun out of academic and corporate research labs. Typical investments range from $250,000 to $500,000 and usually represent the first outside capital deployed. M34 focuses on turning science projects into companies and does so across a broad spectrum of technologies and geographies.

Errol Arkilic, CEO, M34 Capital

Errol is a Founder of M34 Capital and Real Industry. M34 is an investment company that focuses on seed and early-stage projects being spun out of academic and corporate research labs. Typical investments range from $250,000 to $500,000 and usually represent the first outside capital deployed. M34 focuses on turning science projects into companies and does so across a broad spectrum of technologies and geographies.

 

Our Advisory Board

Glenn Dickins, Architect of Convergence, Dolby Laboratories

Jay LeBoeuf, Executive Director, Real Industry

Matt Sandler, Startup Business Development, Amazon

Colby Springer, Principal, Polsinelli LLP

Heather Rafter, Principal, RafterMarsh

Marlene Scherer-Stern, Educator, Mentor, Higher Education & Career Development Specialist

Dave Hill, Jr., Go 2 Market Coach, Go 2 Market

Suketu Kamdar, Audio Engineering Project Manager, Apple

Justin Evans, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Rocky Kahn, Founder & CEO, Edyt

Errol Arkilic, CEO, M34 Capital

Mark Ethier, CEO and Co-Founder, iZotope

Richard Kulavik, SVP Engineering, Motive Drilling Technologies