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William A. Wallace

Bill has forty years of professional experience, including thirty years in the field of environmental engineering and management. He recently retired from CH2M HILL where for over twenty years he served in a number of senior positions in hazardous waste management, strategic planning, marketing, strategic sales, and in identifying promising new markets and technologies. He also served a three-year term on the CH2M HILL Board of Directors.

Bill led the development of CH2M HILL’s hazardous waste management and clean up business, noted as a major turning point in the company’s history. Later he became responsible for locating, screening and launching promising technologies and businesses. In this role, he created the firm’s sustainable development practice, which has become a significant new area of business as well as an operating philosophy. Bill also created a consulting business in helping Olympic bid cities prepare and make their presentations to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and help them prepare to host the Games. This work involved the 1996 Games in Atlanta, the 2000 Games in Sydney and the 2008 Games to be held in Beijing.

Bill holds offices in several national and international engineering organizations including the American Council of Engineering Companies, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, Sustainable Development Task Force. He is also Vice-chair of Engineers Without Borders–USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries through the application of appropriate and sustainable technologies.

Bill received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, and an M.S. degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP 104) at the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Arlen Meyers

Professional Experience

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA is Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry and Engineering at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences. In addition, he teaches technology transfer and new venture creation at the University of Colorado College of Business Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Development.

Educational Background

Dr. Meyers received his B.S. degree from Dickinson College, his M. D. from Jefferson Medical College and did his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. His received his MBA from the University of Colorado and is a former Harvard-Macy fellow.

Additional Information

Dr. Meyers is the author of over 200 articles and book chapters and is Editor-in Chief of Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery. He is the cofounder and Chief Medical officer of a medical device start up company, Oncolight, and is a consultant to several medical device companies. He presently serves on the Executive Committee of the University of Colorado Bioengineering Center.

Dr. Meyers is a member of the Colorado Governor's Commission on Science and Technology and was formerly the Executive Director of the Colorado Alliance for Bioengineering and cofounder and former director of the University of Colorado MD/MBA program.

Dr. Meyers was named as a member of the Denver Business Journal’s 2004 Who’s Who in Healthcare and directs the International Bioentrepreneurship Fellowship Program at the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Development at the University of Colorado-Denver College of Business.

Cathleen Hight

Cathi combines 19+ years of experience in sales & marketing, operations and human resource development to share strategic insights on achieving business goals.

CATHI’S BACKGROUND- a blend of sales & marketing and training & development:

  • Sales & marketing manager for Dole Fresh Foods and Borden/ Meadow Gold Dairies
  • National sales and program manager for FastTrac® entrepreneurial development programs
  • VP of Operations for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
  • Recruiter for Randstad
  • Senior productivity consultant for the Brain Gain, an international training firm
  • Motorola Instructor for Cycle Time Reduction and Benchmarking
  • Staff development coordinator for Bank of Hawaii, the largest financial institution in the Pacific
  • E-learning instructional designer for Frontline Technology Group

Kenneth E. Apt, Ph.D.

For the past ten years, Ken Apt implemented the DOE/NNSA “Sister Laboratory” program for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The program provides technical cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy for selected countries. In this capacity he

  • Coordinated scientific consultations, visits, training, equipment utilization, and information transfer;
  • Provided technical assessment of programs, facilities, and expertise of foreign scientific institutions; and
  • Conducted frequent on-site consultations with the nuclear authorities of Argentina, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, and Romania.

Ken has broad experience in nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and in arms control verification, including policy analysis and technical instrumentation development. He has implementing the US Nuclear Material Protection Control & Accounting Program at a key site of the Russian nuclear weapon complex and has gained extensive experience in negotiating with foreign counterparts on technical issues.

Ken has provided technical support to the DOE/NNSA international cooperation program in Washington, D.C., where he interacted with numerous DOE offices, as well as relevant offices of Department of State, DoD, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, US foreign missions, and agencies and ministries of foreign countries.

Ken’s doctorate is in nuclear physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published extensively and conducted basic and applied research in analytical chemistry, nuclear chemistry, nuclear reaction physics, isotope geochemistry, radioactive waste management, and environmental and atmospheric monitoring. Ken currently holds the positions of senior guest scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and senior analyst at E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller has over 20 years of high growth technology sales and business development experience. Cindy provides her expertise to client companies looking to improve their growth strategy, and helps them create and implement business development and sales plans.

At Ditech Communications, a voice processing technology company, she drove sales expansion into high growth international markets, developed team-based major account strategies for the sales team, and led the analysis and development of a growth strategy focusing on core competencies and developing new products, new markets, and new sales channels.

Cindy successfully led cross functional, global teams in marketing strategy, market development and customer acquisition at Altamar Networks, an optical networking start up funded and owned by Ditech.

At Equant (now France Telecom), she was a top new business development executive landing global telecom service contracts with multi-national organizations. She also pioneered global teaming among sales organizations to win and manage global accounts.

Cindy has held sales leadership and management positions at several other small technology companies spanning transport hardware, system software, storage systems and other IT related products and services. She has successfully developed new markets, channels and partnerships, often in nascent markets. Cindy’s strong technical capability contributes to her success working with engineers and technically complex products, while her analytical and creative skills lead to successful business transactions and strategies.

Cindy is an active member in IBD (Business Development Network), Denver Telecom Professionals, Women’s Vision Foundation, the DaVinci Institute, and serves on the Advisory Board for Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) and for Stellar Connections. Cindy served as President of the 700 member Rocky Mountain Chapter of (WICT) in 2001. She has also served on the board for the DUET Telecommunications Conference, the Colorado Women’s Leadership Coalition and the Colorado Business Leaders Network.

Cindy has a Master’s in Communications from Temple University (Philadelphia) and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Delaware.

David Gallimore

David Gallimore, M.Ed, is a Senior Consultant of VentureQuest, a consulting, education, and training company that helps organizations harvest innovation by developing people, capitalizing on market opportunities, and commercializing business ideas. The firm works with high growth companies, federal laboratories, and universities world-wide to better commercialize and extract value from their innovation to produce bottom line impact.

David most recently was the Program Manager of Boeing’s Chairman's Innovation Initiative (CII). He was focused on day to day operations of the $200 million corporate venturing fund, continuous process improvement, marketing and the CII web site.

For the last eighteen years, David has led or been a part of six startups at IBM, Wall Data Software, Fourgen Software, and Boeing:

  • Created a new IT training business for IBM that grew to $7 million in two years
  • Developed the sales, marketing, and training for Wall Data that helped the company grow greater than 100% each year for three years and raise $52 million in an initial public offering (IPO)
  • Developed the sales, marketing and training for FourGen that helped the company grow 100% and obtain $10 million in mezzanine financing
  • Created and Flight Technical Services On-Line at Boeing. These B2B web sites are saving Boeing and Airlines millions of dollars a year in reduced paper publishing, distribution costs, and cycle time. Boeing sells over $1 billion of parts and catalog revenue on the web site.
  • Leveraged the brand to start new e-Business consulting and access fees service businesses
  • As an Associate of Boeing Technology Ventures, helped create a new spin-in called Wireless Gatelink, which is accelerating the business plan for Flight Services, Commercial Aviation Services by 18 months and $7 million.

He has managed teams involved in corporate venturing, e-Business, web-based application development, information systems management, IT consulting, process re-engineering, training and human resource development, customer service, sales and marketing.

He graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Minor in English, and from the University of Washington with a Masters in Information Technology and its application to Adult Learning.

David is married with two children and enjoys building a cabin, boating, tennis, and playing the piano.

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