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Keith Gale

  • Software development consortium design
  • Technology due-diligence
  • Joint technology development team design and facilitation
  • Technology commercialization metrics

Keith R. Gale is a technology commercialization and engineering project management consultant with over 20 years of technology commercialization experience. As a member of the StarNet LLC team, Keith assists clients in technology due diligence, engineering analysis and technology commercialization tracking. He specializes in developing and tracking the performance metrics necessary to assist the commercial feasibility of emerging technologies.  Previously, Keith was Manager of Information Systems projects at American Technology Alliances (AmTech) and Manager of both nuclear and aerospace projects for Westinghouse and WesSpace. Keith holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, and has completed advanced degree work in Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Contact Keith at keith_gale@hotmail.com.

 

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Josette Ferrer

  • Intellectual property evaluation
  • Economic contributions analysis
  • Strategic alternatives development and assessment
  • Portfolio valuation

Josette Ferrer is the founder and a Managing Director of Clairent Advisors, where she assists clients with the valuation of closely held businesses and business interests, intangible assets, intellectual property, stock options, debt instruments, capital equipment / fixed assets, and other assets. Josette's expertise includes: evaluation of intellectual property, including patent and technology monetization, analysis of economic contributions, the development and assessment of strategic alternatives, and patent portfolio mining; valuation analyses for financial reporting purposes; valuation consulting related to tax planning and compliance; development of financial opinions; financial advisory services related to restructuring or bankruptcy; and portfolio valuations. Previously, Josette was the U.S. Practice Leader of Marsh's Valuation Services Group, the Managing Director in charge of the San Francisco Valuation Services Group of WTAS, Inc., Director with Huron Consulting Group and a senior manager at Arthur Andersen LLP. Josette holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of California-Berkeley.  Contact Josette at www.clairent.com.  

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Bill Lennett

  • Alliance financial reporting systems
  • Government funding financial reporting systems
  • On-site audits for performance and financial compliance

William (Bill) Lennett is a financial management and government contract consultant with over 25 years experience combining commercial sector expertise, and government contract knowledge to assist clients in successfully navigating the complex field of government sales. As a member of the StarNet LLC team, Bill designs and implements financial management compliance systems for the government funding element of innovation alliances. He specializes in the complex area of translating between GAAP and CAS accounting necessary to support public/private innovation collaboration. Bill's primary practice is Government Contract Associates (GCA), where he also publishes the GCA Report, a widely read newsletter addressing changes to accounting and contracting regulations. Previously, Bill served as CFO and Controller of ABB Government Services, Inc., as Manager of Internal Audit and Government Compliance at Hexcel Corporation, and as an auditor and supervisor with the Defense ContractAudit Agency (DCAA). Bill is a CPA, and holds a Bachelors from UC-Berkeley, and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.  Contact Bill at www.govcontractassoc.com.

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 Alyson Greenlee

  • Regional economic development
  • Public-private collaboration
  • Economic and workforce development Alignment 
  • Collaborative industry impact analysis and best practice development

Alyson Greenlee is the Founder and Managing Director of CoLab, where she works with clients to develop and manage collaborative projects between the public and private sectors. Alyson is experienced in the business development and project management of large, cross-functional, multi-stakeholder initiatives in over 25 regions worldwide. She has driven the business development, project management, and impact assessment of large-scale public-private projects for clients including the U.S. Department of Energy, World Bank, State of Hawaii, City of Sacramento, Contra Costa Community College District, Pikes Peak (Colorado) Workforce Center, and PG&E.   Previously, Alyson was Special Projects Manager for the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, and an Associate in the Global Economic Development Practice of management consulting firm ICF International. Alyson has an MBA in Global Management from Babson College and a BS in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University. Contact Alyson at agreenlee1@babson.edu

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Management Services Specialist for:

  • Office Systems
  •  Marketing and Sales Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Business and Records Management 
  • Website Maintenance

Francine Sadowsky is experienced in many different areas of office and business management. She has worked in large and small accounting firms, real estate sales, and healthcare services. Her degree is in Accounting and Real Estate Finance. Francine specializes in evaluating office procedures and operations to customize systems for improved efficiency.