Our Business Advisors


Former Vice president of Human Resources at Tesla Motors

Arnnon Geshuri

Arnnon (Arnie) Geshuri joined Tesla in November 2009 as VP of Human Resources driving employee headcount from 400 to over 35,000 world-wide by 2017.   Previously, Arnie joined Google as chief staffing architect in late 2004, when the company just emerged from its IPO and employed around 2,500 people. While he oversaw all aspects of recruitment, Google evolved into a global technology powerhouse with 20,000 employees. Before Google, Arnie was VP of Human Resources for E*TRADE Financial where he helped scale the FinTech company by more than 2,000 people in 18 months.


Founder, EDITOR and writer OF Architecht

Derrick Harris

Derrick Harris is the founder and editor of ARCHITECHT, which covers the most interesting news and information about the business impacts of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and other trends reshaping enterprise IT. Derrick has been a technology journalist for more than a decade, most notably at Gigaom, and prior to ARCHITECHT was an early member of the marketing team at software startup Mesosphere.


co-Founder of StreamLabs

Murtaza Hussain

An Internet entrepreneur with 15 years of building online companies, Murtaza is currently the co-founder and president of StreamLabs, the most popular tool set used by live broadcasters on Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, etc.  He has been funded by Sequoia Capital.

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Managing Partner, Emigrant Partners

David Marcus

David Marcus is Managing Partner of Emigrant Partners, an affiliate of Emigrant Bank tasked with expanding the bank’s private wealth business – New York Private Bank & Trust – into cities across the U.S. and abroad.  Prior to Emigrant, David was Head of Capital Markets at E*TRADE Financial. Prior to E*TRADE, David was Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at W.R. Hambrecht & Co. David is also co-founder and Chairman of HollerMedia Inc., a micro-podcasting platform.  


Advisor & Investor of C2 growth, former GM Apple online store

Chris Misner

A 12-year Apple veteran, Chris most recently launched Apple’s Online Store in China,  led Apple’s e-commerce across all of Asia Pacific and created Apple’s e-commerce partnership network.  Chris was a senior  executive at Netscape, Backflip and Good Technology (acquired by Motorola).  


founder & CEO of zana

Shea Tate-Di Donna

Shea Tate-Di Donna is a career VC, entrepreneur, and Silicon Valley insider with more than a decade of experience in early stage high tech venture capital. She was the founder and CEO of Zana, acquired by Startups.co. Shea has served as a strategic advisor to Melinda Gates and her executive office Pivotal Ventures around women's access to capital and the investing landscape in Silicon Valley. Previously, Shea was senior vice president and part of the founding team at True Ventures where she served on the investment team and built True's calling card founder services platform, creating initiatives such as True University, TEC: the True Entrepreneur Corps, and Founder Camp.



Vice president of Product at Netflix

Todd Yellin

After over a dozen years at Netflix, Todd has leveraged the power of personalization to drive a key ingredient of the company's success.  As VP of Product he leads a team that combines art and science and is responsible for the sophisticated content discovery algorithms, the design of the user interfaces, and the personalized video and image assets that make Netflix's titles sing across dozens of languages. The goal is to create an easy, compelling way for Netflix members to find something great to watch.