Our Story & Founders

We're a group of seasoned business leaders ready to make a mark for good.

Our network of established global business leaders and senior executives share the belief that sustainable shareholder value is maximized when business owners and leaders practice a passionate commitment to serving employees, suppliers, shareholders, customers, local communities, the environment, and society at large.

Board of Directors

Yumiko Damashek

Board Chair

Ms. Damashek has been a seasoned senior executive in the semiconductor industry for over 30 years. She has been on the board of both non-profit and for-profit organizations and active in government advisory boards.

David Ferran

Board Member, Founder & CEO

After a 35-year career as a senior executive in the fiercely competitive semiconductor industry, David has had a chance to reflect on the process of starting, building, leading, buying and selling high tech companies.

Ozzie Gontang

Board Member

With over 40 years of experience in psychotherapy and conflict resolution, Ozzie's passion is coaching people to be better athletes, business professionals and world class humans.

Corey Mohn

Board Member

Corey is the Executive Director of the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) and former Director of Statewide Programs for the Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship.

Hannah Lambert

Graphic Designer &

Digital Marketing Manager

Hannah is a full-time college student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design at San Diego State University. With her background in design and social media, Hannah manages Torrey's social channels and marketing efforts.

Isabel Wen

Strategy Consultant

& Advisory Board Member

As a Business Operations Strategist, Isabel has helped dozens of start-ups and early stage companies innovate and scale new technologies in life sciences, tech, and real estate.

Andrea Lakier

Marketing Consultant &

Content Strategist 

As a marketing professional with a passion for using business to positively impact both people and planet across industries through multi-stakeholder capitalism, Andrea takes a consultative approach to helping organizations drive marketing strategy across various industries. 

Core Team

Core Advisors and Partners

Michal Chick

Chairman of

Advisory Board

Michal Chick is a Human Resource and Organizational Development Executive and entrepreneur, who works with businesses to find and eliminate the barriers that impede employee performance.

David Peck

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Peck has worked throughout Asia for the last 45 years. During this forty plus year span he successfully started, developed, bought and sold several technology related businesses.

Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky

Founding Team Partner

Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky is a speaker, consultant, psychologist, and author whose diverse background brings a unique and multidimensional perspective to his global clients.

Kevin Rafferty

Founding Team Partner

Kevin is "The Conscious Leaders Coach." He offers executive, team and culture transformation coaching to leaders who are open to evolving and taking their organizations to new levels of performance, profitability, engagement and success.

James Newton

Founding Team Partner

James founded Newton Learning Corporation in 1992 to provide an accelerated learning path for the development of personal and professional excellence. He is nationally known as a consultant, facilitator and trainer.

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