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Seasoned executives, innovators, and founders

Lisha Davis

Lisha Davis

Founder, Arable Ventures

An innovation leader, venture builder, startup investor, and business strategist who has served on various sides of the business table. She is the founding principal of Arable Ventures, a boutique innovation and strategy consulting firm and the founder of Pave, uncovering the careers that best fit people's passions, skills, goals and work style. Prior experiences include serving as the founder and CEO of Vanguard’s Innovation Studio, where she was responsible for the identification of white spaces with the power to disrupt and the build out of successful ventures to fill those spaces. An angel investor and startup advisor, Lisha also teaches a course on Open Innovation & Strategic Alliances @ Temple University, and is a lifelong advocate of diverse founders and funders.

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Matt Hildenbrand

Executive

A highly sought after board advisor and executive strategist with 30+ years of technology leadership and 4 highly successful exits under his belt. Matt is a "been there, done that" guru of the technology industry, having taken businesses from startups through large enterprises to IPO or acquisition in diverse markets including FinTech, EdTech, Healthcare, and more. His insights have been the foundation of large enterprise digital transformation, corporate innovation, and M&A strategies in multiple multi-billion dollar companies. These days, Matt is enjoying a partial retirement as he supports local startups and non-profit organization to achieve success.

Lohit K Lakshman

Lohit K Lakshman

Executive, Mphasis

A business development and sales leader with 25+ years of experience aligning technology for the next generation of business operations. Lohit specializes in business development of cloud technologies including iPaaS, hybrid, public, and private cloud offerings. Armed with an engineering background, Lohit has an enviable track record of solving difficult business problems through digital innovation and impactful solutions. An entrepreneur at heart, Lohit is passionate about supporting, advising, and investing in innovative startups to produce growth, profitability, and sustainability in competitive global markets.

John Viglione

Founder, Quantumreg

A technologist, architect, and executive leader, culminating 30+ years of proven success into his new venture capital and startup advisory firm, Quantumreg. Previously, John helped lead Vertex Inc. through various executive positions beginning with CTO 25 years ago and ending with leadership on their Executive Committee and Strategy Incubation Board which sponsored incubation investment in new and emerging business and technology ventures. John is an active member of the local technology community, advises start-ups, and volunteers time with charitable organizations in the Philadelphia area.

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