Posts in Subject Matter Expert
Donavon Ostrom

Donavon Ostrom is executive director of Impact Business Accelerators and has been providing business acceleration and corporate re-engineering services to some 60 companies since 1994.  His core skills are strategic planning and implementation, team building, process improvement, and building business infrastructure.  His experience in the integration of acquired companies and corporate re-engineering – both in design and execution – gives him a unique understanding of the dynamics of productivity and focus.  Donavon co-founded Impact Business Accelerators in 2007 and serves as executive director.

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Jim Zemezonak, CRE

Prior to starting Boulders Realty Advisors (BRA) in Scottsdale Arizona, Jim served as the Managing Director at Landauer Realty Advisors a national firm owned by AEGON Insurance while sitting on the board.  He formed BRA when the offices were sold to Grubb and Ellis in the late 1990's.  Prior to his involvement in Landauer he co-founded the Financial Services group of Frain, Camins and Swartchild (FC&S) a leading independent brokerage group (Chicago) that is now CBRE.  He served as a partner during his time at both FC&S and Kennedy Midwest, a preeminent real estate auction firm.

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Tom Swann

Tom Swann is a serial entrepreneur having started several businesses in New Mexico and Arizona. He is the founder and former president of Optomec, Inc., a pioneer in the additive manufacturing industry. Swann’s areas of expertise include business formation and planning, SBIR Grants, technology commercialization and licensing.  He holds an Executive MBA from the University of New Mexico and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Hernan Lopez

Hernán López has extensive engineering and operations experience within the medical device industry. With over 10 years of experience from big multinational medical device specification developers to small contract manufacturers, Hernán is able to understand, implement and leverage best practices that are flexible and adaptable to the maturity of an organization. Incrementally, he has held executive leadership positions and participated in successful startup development and growth. Hernan is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a passionate believer in operational excellence.

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Mark Schwartz, PhD

Dr. Schwartz is a highly-experienced biotechnology executive currently serving as Director and adviser to several biotechnology and medical device companies. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at San Jose State University with appointments in the Masters in Biotechnology Program, the Lucas School of Management in the Business College, and the department of Biology.  
 

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Steven D. Wood, PhD

Steve is a recovering academic who has founded and developed successful businesses in the healthcare industry.  His passion and expertise align to help organizations accelerate their profitable revenue growth. This is accomplished by helping organizations understand and translate real customer needs and buying dynamics into effective marketing and sales strategies, activities and materials, and developing strategic partnerships to create a significantly higher volume of qualified customer opportunities and improve product breadth and functionality. 

 

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Dorine Rivers, PhD. PMP

Dorine Rivers, PhD, PMP is a business management executive with a PhD in Business Management and a Project Management Professional certification. She has 30 years of hands-on experience working in various industries, and specializes in helping companies create efficient organizations, processes, and systems. She has extensive knowledge and proficiency in operations, manufacturing, and product development. She is an advocate for entrepreneurs and startups, and has helped numerous individuals, companies, and products to launch.

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