Founder | CEO
CEO, COO, BOARD DIRECTOR & ADVISOR
Coco Brown guides leadership teams through periods of great change, accelerating growth and expansion within the constraints of broader economic and environmental conditions. With rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member, Coco possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment.
Chief Marketing Officer
CMO, PARTNER & INVESTOR
General Manager and consumer marketing executive with successful experience turning around and building businesses across technology, gaming and consumer packaged goods industries in both large and small global businesses. 20+ years of experience at increasingly senior levels including adviser to 5+ high growth companies. Focus on demand creation to drive profit through great product, acquiring users, creating desire, leading talented teams and driving innovation to ensure the cycle continues in the long as well as short term.
WOMEN’S EXECUTIVE GOLF
Founder | CEO
ENTREPRENEUR, FOUNDER & CEO
Tiffany Jones is a highly spirited business owner/entrepreneur, marketer, writer, speaker, and advocate for women in business. Her greatest professional accomplishment came in 2014 when Tiffany launched Women’s Executive Golf, an instructional golf program designed to prepare women in corporate America how to play golf for business.
She founded her first company in 2009, a user-experience design firm based out of Los Angeles, California. Her clients included Sony, Samsung, Activision and Kimberly-Clark. Since that time, she has co-founded several other businesses including Ideas, Art & Code, a creative marketing agency servicing Fortune 500 clients such as 21st Century Fox, Swisslog and United States Cold Storage.
KARA BERKLICH WEBER
FOUNDER & INVESTOR
Kara is a serial tech/media entrepreneur and operator driven by a creative heart. A born marketer, she’s been lucky or smart enough to be a founder and/or leader of many breakthrough companies – Adap.tv (sold to $AOL), Rubicon Project ($RUBI), Mogopop, Talking Panda, Streetmail (now Everyday Health), and Tripod (sold to $LCOS) – and still finds nothing as compelling as working with brilliant entrepreneurs and amazing companies. Her interests – beyond art, reading and travel – lie in cultivating revolutionary ideas.
Market Relationship Director
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ASSET MANAGEMENT
Regina has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with expertise working with alternative investment firms, specialize in launching new managers in the late 1990’s when the hedge fund boom was in its infancy.
Regina was a partner and founding member of Merlin Securities (currently Well Fargo Prime Brokerage Services) where she developed their West Coast and Southwestern presence.
Head of Operations, Product & Technology
EXECUTIVE & INDEPENDENT BOARD DIRECTOR
As an operations and technology leader, Merline articulates strategies for growth that empower Fortune 500 and private companies to efficiently scale their business. Her leadership experience in the fast growing sectors of cloud computing, mobile, online payments, and e-commerce distinguishes her as a trusted advisor and executive in this age of digital disruption & transformation. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Banner Corporation (NASDAQ: BANR) – a $10.1B holding bank in Washington state and is certified in Cybersecurity Oversight by the National Association of Corporate Directors & the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute.
FOUNDER, BOARD DIRECTOR
Founded in 2016 in Los Angeles by Managing Partners Kara Weber and Lizzie Francis, serial entrepreneurs/operators with deep marketing experience and 7 exits, Brilliant Ventures is a venture firm capitalizing the future of commerce. BV invests seed-stage capital and go-to-market expertise into the success of companies led by brilliant, diverse teams transforming the future of commerce via innovations for products, process and people.
BOARD, GOVERNANCE, C-SUITE EXECUTIVE
Over 25 years of experience including strategic leadership, boardroom advisory, team building and best practices. CEO of Boardspan, at the intersection of boardroom expertise and digital solutions. Boardspan is a cloud-based platform that helps organizations improve their boardroom effectiveness and helps individuals become better board members. Prior to Boardspan was Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates leading the Asia Pacific PE Practice.