DAVE MELTZER

Advisor & Executive Coach

In his early 20s, David Meltzer quickly rose to the top of his game in the business world, becoming a millionaire. David lectured around the globe and saw rapid success in every business project he touched. But something was missing, and in his 30s as a multimillionaire, he went on a rapid downward spiral that ended in bankruptcy. It was only then that David realized, in order to revive and thrive, he needed to codify what had made him successful in the first place. He has since emerged to realize even more rewarding heights of success in business and life.

David Meltzer has created a platform that uses four overarching principles—gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication—and these principles have allowed him to communicate and mentor everyone from college students to c-suite executives. These four principles in everyday practice allow David to live by his mission to “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.”

FRANCINE HARDAWAY

Advisory Board Member

Francine Hardaway, PhD., serial entrepreneur, angel investor, coach and mentor, is a co-founder of Stealthmode Partners, an accelerator for growth companies in Arizona and the Bay Area. Her expertise is in bringing tech products to market and creating sustainable businesses.

She began her first company in 1980. In 1996, that company was acquired by Intel. She left Intel to found Stealthmode in 1999, and has been heavily involved in Arizona’s emergence as a technology hub.

A prolific writer, she has written about technology entrepreneurship and health care for Huffpo, Fast Company, Business Insider, and Phoenix Business Journal.

Francine is a graduate of Cornell, Columbia, and Syracuse Universities.

BO HEDFORS

Advisory Board Member

A native of Sweden, Bo has 50 years of global telecom experience in both wireline and wireless. He founded his own telecom/internet consulting practice in Chicago, USA in 2002. Bo was President of Hedfone Consulting, Inc until its dissolution in Dec of 2009.

Previously, Bo was Executive Vice President of Motorola and President of Motorola Networks based in Chicago. He came to Motorola in 1998 from Ericsson, where he spent 30 years in different management positions. Among them, President of Honeywell Ericsson Development Co. in Anaheim, California 1984-1986, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of LM Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden 1990-1993 and President and CEO of Ericsson, Inc. in Dallas, Texas 1994-1998.

Bo has been chairman of Kineto Wireless and has served on several boards including TellabsOpenwave and Mobile365. He has worked as an advisor to SunCompaqHP and Samsung and is currently engaged as advisor to Trice ImagingPhluido and CloudBackend.

Bo holds a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and he is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

STEFAN LLOYD

Advisory Board Member

Stefan is an experienced Principal and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in Investment Management and international trade. Skilled in Negotiation, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Asset Management, and Equities. Strong business development professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Finance, Economics from University of Gothenburg.