Our Mentors

The Geekdom Mentor Team

Don Gleason

CEO & President

Achieve New Heights

Expertise

•   Organization Culture

•   DISC Personality Assessments

•   Transition

Matt Guiver

Owner, GPS Business Coach

Jumpstone International LLC.

Expertise

•   Soft-skills development

•   Branding

•   Pitching and presentations

Kimberly Britton

CEO

Epicenter

Expertise

•   Development

•   Executive Management& Leadership

•   Marketing & public relations

Jill Vassar

Director of Development &Partnerships

17EPIcenter

Expertise

•   Non-profit governance

•   Fundraising

•   Economic development

John Mark Connolly

Business Growth Expert

Entrepreneur

Expertise

•   Organizational Leadership

•   Customer Service

•   Sales

Crystal Darby

Business Advisor

UTSA Small Business Development Center

Expertise

•   Business strategy

•   Corporate positioning

•   New product development

Tommy McNish

Director of Business Development

PCSgrades

Expertise

•   Account Management

•   Customer Service

•   Sales

Luis Martinez, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Trinity University

Expertise

•   Organization Culture

•   DISC Personality Assessments

•   Transition

Sergio Palacios, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

St. Mary’s University

Expertise

•   Business model design

•   Product feasibility and market fit

•   Social entrepreneurship

Chris Smiley

Business Performance Advisor

Insperity

Expertise

•   Account management

•   Sales

•   Human resource services

Collin Beck

Founder & Senior Software Engineer

Koedal

Expertise

•   App design & drawing reviews

•   Early-stage business development

•   Hiring

Jeremy Karney

Design Lead

USAA

Expertise

•   UX/UI

•   Team building & processes

•   Design thinking

John Dryden Nanna

Founder

Dryden Labs, LLC

Expertise

•   Innovation

•   Product development

•   Marketing & public relations

Kyle Metcalf

CEO

Inspired eLearning

Expertise

•   Customer Service / Account Management

•   IT Support

•   Marketing & public relations

Oscar Tijerina

Strategic Innovation Director

USAA

Expertise

•   Innovation

•   Research & Development

•   Design

Stephanie Young

CEO, FrontEnd Developer & WordPress Expert

iNNOV8 Place

Expertise

•   WordPress

•   Content management

•   Content organization

Chris Burney

Chief Financial Officer

Dura Holdings

Expertise

•   Early stage fundraising

•   Financial modeling& forecasting

•   Capital raising

Robert Sosa

Senior Vice President and Treasure

Harland Clarke Holdings Corp

Expertise

•   Financial analysis

•   Financial modeling

•   Corporate finance

John Worthen

Vice President

JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)

Expertise

•   Budgeting and strategy

•   Facility and site acquisition

•   Strategy implementation

David Garcia, Jr.

CEO

Geekdom

Expertise

•   Operations

•   Customer service & account management

•   Development

Alberto Pina

President & Co-Founder

Braustin Mobile Homes

Expertise

•   Brand strategy

•   Marketing strategy

•   Customer-centric processes

Brian Regnier

Operations Consultant

City Education Partners

Expertise

•   Customer service & retention

•   Management & leadership development

•   Operations

Yair Alan Griver

Co-Founder

JusticeForMe

Expertise

•   Ideation

•   Strategy

•   Team-building & maximizing

Terrence de Jager

Senior Director, Sales Operations

LiveVox

Expertise

•   Sales methodology

•   Revenue productivity

•   Cloud computing

Luke Owen

CCO

Flightpath Finance

Expertise

•   Customer service

•   Executive management

•   IT support

Ricardo Reyna

Director of Engineering

Xpansiv

Expertise

•   Software development

•   Product development

•   Development & design

Rachel Romoff

Public Relations Manager
The Linux Foundation

Expertise

•   Marketing & public relations

•   Operations

•   Purchasing & procurement

Chad Smykay

Principle Solutions Engineer

MapR Technologies

Expertise

•   Operationalize systems

•   Managing data

•   Business growth

Amanda Kaeammerer

Deputy Director, Cybersecurity San Antonio

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Expertise

•   Federal policymaking process

•   Marketing & communications

•   Diversity & inclusion strategies

Samar Shah

Managing Partner

Shah IP Law, PLLC

Expertise

•   Patent strategy

•   Intellectual property law

•   Patent litigation

Janice Thomson

Attorney

Self-employed

Expertise

•   Legal writing

•   Strategic planning

•   Intellectual property

Kathy Babb

Senior Marketing Manager

USAA

Expertise

•   Experience design

•   Email marketing

•   Ideation

Dave Geada

CEO &Founder

DBS Marketing

Expertise

•   Strategic marketing

•   Positioning

•   Messaging

Michael Merwarth

Executive Vice President

USAA

Expertise

•   Communications

•   Management routines

•   Team building

Mario Ochoa

Co-Owner

Sammis & Ochoa: A Public Relations Company

Expertise

•   Marketing & public relations plans

•   Lean canvas development

•   Office culture

Peter Risman

Principle& Consultant

Pilot Marketing Strategy, LLC

Expertise

•   Marketing strategy

•   Digital marketing

•   Lead generation

Corky Roth

Principle

Blackwater Management Group, LLC

Expertise

•   Product Marketing

•   Digital Marketing &Sales

•   Operational Planning

Kathy Swanson

Founder, President& Online Integrated Marketing Guru

Integrated Marketing Werx

Expertise

•   Marketing automation (funnel) sequences

•   Online marketing strategy

•   eCommerce advantage

Christian Torres

Sales Coordinator &Asst. to President

Parscale Digital

Expertise

•   Public relations

•   Sales

•   Account Management

Ira Babb

Principle Architect

Rackspace

Expertise

•   Virtualization

•   Capacity planning & management

•   Windows/Linux consulting

John Coldwater

VP of Customer Experience & Compliance

BMC Group

Expertise

•   Development

•   Executive Management & Leadership

•   Operations

Jamie JM Hong

Digital Supply Chain Operations

Ernst & Young

Expertise

•   Communications

•   Management routines

•   Team building

Zack Menegakis

Product Engineering Manager

Rackspace

Expertise

•   Software & hardware development

•   Engineering process improvements

•   UI/UX

Dax Moreno

Chief Operations Officer

Readitfor.me

Expertise

•   Executive Management & leadership

•   Marketing & public relations

•   Sales

Chris Saum

Director of Business Development

Active Capital

Expertise

•   Sales

•   Pitch deck & presentation

•   Fundraising

Lea B. Sims

Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Innovation

USAA

Expertise

•   Developing pitches

•   Developing a business plan

•   New products &tech

Jason Straughan

CEO

Codeup

Expertise

•   Technical leadership

•   Launching a venture

•   Growth & scaling

Ruth Whitenton

Customer Success Architect

DocuSign

Expertise

•   Business plans

•   Goal-setting and prioritization

•   Marketing strategy

Matt Wilbanks

CEO& Cofounder

HelpSocial

Expertise

•   Building a startup

•   Fundraising

•   Messaging & story telling

Donald Wilcox

Enterprise Architect

Hardland Clarke

Expertise

•   Building MVPs

•   Sales engineering

•   Architect products

Teresa Evans, Ph.D.

COO

Trauma Insight

Expertise

•   Developing a pitch deck

•   Public speaking

•   Career & professional strategy

Cynthia Phelps, Ph.D.

CEO & Founder

InnerAlly Inc.

Expertise

•   User interface design

•   Mobile applications

•   Research

Scott Metzger

Founder & CEO

Freetail Brewing Co.

Expertise

•   Distribution Models

•   Capital Structure

•   Culture Management & HR

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