Founder and president of Design2Market, Steve Yamaguma brings
over 22 years of marketing communications experience to the
team. A veteran of Silicon Valley, Steve has extensive experience
in promoting semiconductor and IT companies in the global
market. As a part of the original Intel Inside team, Steve
has gained experience in brand development for hi-tech companies
and has helped launch branding campaigns for 50/50 Microelectronics,
OKI-on-Board, ASAT and IDEC. Steve has been active in the
Silicon Valley community having served on various boards including
a founding board member of the Japanese American Chamber of
Commerce of Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Charity
President and CEO,
Splice International - The Bridge Group
Reiko Emmi-Sota is an international business development professional
experienced in high technology and other industries. She has
special expertise in inter-corporate and inter-cultural negotiation,
strategic partnerships and new venture issues, with additional
experience in research, marketing, public relations, and customer
service. A veteran of US and Japanese commerce, she has improved
business practices, expanded markets, and facilitated groundbreaking
summits between major corporations like Apple Computer and
Risktaking for Success
Chief Risk Guru of Risktaking for Success, Dee McCrorey offers consulting and training services for Fortune 500 companies on business innovation and responsible risktaking.
As an author, speaker, columnist, blogger, and radio show host, she brings a practical approach to the challenges faced by today's enterprise leaders and professional workforce.
Dee has over 25 years' experience leading global teams in software development, business re-engineering efforts and innovative operational solutions. Her efforts have resulted in millions of dollars of direct and indirect savings, as well as created new revenue streams. This, combined with a passion for leading high potential, high risk initiatives and programs, earned her a reputation as a turnaround expert, garnering a personal brand of someone who would 'Fix, eliminate or reinvent it'.
Henry S. Olguin
Henry S. Olguin has more than thirty years of experience as
a successful copywriter / communicator. The majority of his
accomplishments result from his eleven-year tenure as VP and
Creative Director for GSD Advertising. While working for the
agency and later operating his own creative services boutique,
he earned more than 60 awards for advertising excellence,
including two Clios and a national Addy. His consummate writing
skill has led him to create and produce dual-language radio
and television commercials, as well as a wide range of print
and collateral materials, for a variety of major clients such
as Coors, Sea World and Fannie Mae. While continuing to serve
clients with his copywriting and branding capabilities, he
has developed seminars on innovation which he has recently
facilitated for the Silicon Valley American Marketing Association,
Campbell Police Department and the Seattle transit authority,
King County Metro. Olguin graduated from the University of
California at Berkeley with a degree in Rhetoric.
Mable Yee - Advisor
Mable F. Yee is a technologist, entrepreneur, filmmaker and activist. She spent 27 years in the tech industry launching and managing global brands for Fortune 1000 corporations like Xerox Corporation, Ashton-Tate and Network General. She has been CEO and co-founder of several start-ups in the networking, internet and consumer marketing industries. She is fascinated with the intersection of New Media technologies, online activism and the opportunities to build new content and distribution models to attract and connect socially networked and mobile audiences.
As a filmmaker, she co-produced the documentary, "Engage Her: Getting minority women to lead and vote". In 2008, Mable launched a new social movement and start up: EngageHer.org. It is an online organization that educates and activates multicultural women and communities to step up to leadership and participate in issues about which they care. Mable has sat on many boards and actively advises technology start-ups and non-profit organizations. She is a member of the Women's Media Center, Shesource.org and, as a public speaker, has appeared at many conferences and engagements.