Who Are We?
Founder & CEO
During medical school, Lisa Clifford worked as a Registered Behavioral Technician and Certified Autism Therapist where she administered one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy to children with autism. She has a background in Digital Marketing and has an all-things-autism column at Thrive Global.
Dr. Peter Haaland, PhD
Dr. Haaland conceived and executed high-risk, high-payoff research programs to ensure the future success of the nation's intelligence and defense enterprises. He developed new methods for mapping the chemical composition of the atmosphere, and was engaged in addressing nuclear, chemical, biological, radiological, and cyber threats to national security. Dr. Haaland is an entrepreneurial scientist and inventor with successful developments in fire suppression, ophthalmic lens coating technology, semiconductor processing, scalable databases and thin film optical filter design. He holds A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Harvard. Dr. Haaland is a founding General Partner of InnerProduct Partners, serves as the Chief Science Officer for two technology startups, and as the CEO of a venture developing radioisotope synthesis at the point-of-care.
Larry Rodriguez is an executive with a legacy of building and growing companies from early stage startups to the Fortune 100. Larry's work has produced over $2 billion NIAT leading a Fortune 100 company to over 26x growth in 8 years and being named as the fastest growing company in that category. Larry held leadership roles with Johnson & Johnson, Essilor, High Performance Optics, Wells Fargo and Capital One. He has developed and led growth plans for four early stage companies with each being acquired by global giants and/or becoming a global leader in its space.
David founded media.com, an award-winning digital marketing agency that pioneered the cost-per-click buying model and became a subsidiary of Grey Group. He was on the leadership team at NetZero from their days as a startup, through IPO, to becoming a $1 billion global public company. David has over 20 years experience building high growth, profitable tech companies.
Gene is a serial entrepreneur who took $100 and bootstrapped it into a multi-million dollar global business by leveraging a cult like social media following. He built an enterprise class element management system currently used by telcos today from Southern California to Sierra Leone to Saudi Arabia. Gene is on the Board of Springs Charter Schools, the largest private charter school network in America. He is a contributor to Forbes.com, is a mentor for a variety of companies from computer vision to a professional sports league and is a respected thought leader in crypto and blockchain.
Lynette Schaefer, Master Optician
Lynnette Schaefer is the owner of Bulls Eye Wear in Missoula, MT, and is one of the few Master Certified Opticians in the country. She has 28 years of experience in glasses manufacturing and her in-depth experience working in different aspects of the industry has enabled her to provide personalized eyewear and her own brand of "Situational Optics".