StartupSB Advisory Board

StartupSB Advisory Board is a great group of entrepreneurs, startup gurus and professionals working in and around Santa Barbara’s Startup Community.

Jacob Tell
CEO, Oniracom / Storywall
Jacob’s expertise is in positioning premiere entertainment, lifestyle, and consumer brands through high level marketing strategy. With an educational background in film and politics, Jacob seeks world changing solutions for positive and creative people. He embraces technology-driven solutions and aims to make them widely accessible. With an appreciation for nature and hope for the future of human ecology, Jacob supports forward-thinking environmental & political leaders and aims to further meld artistry and science.
Chris Snowden
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
UBS Financial Services, Inc., Snowden Vineyards and Goodland Wines.
Mark Cardona
Steve Woodward
Executive Vice President at Riviera Insurance Services, LLC
Steve Woodward is the Executive Vice President of Riviera Insurance Services and anchors his division in assisting companies with Employee Benefit offerings. Steve earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Agribusiness Management at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. With a combined industry experience of over 20 years, Steve and his team employ strategic solutions that allow clients to remain competitive, while retaining quality employees. By doing this he helps the client with cost conscious solutions and ease of Benefits Administration.
Mike Wald
Chief Business Development Officer at Oniracom
Mike has been involved with technology since playing on his first Apple in 1988. Educated as an Ecological Anthropologist, he brings both scientific and sociological insight to every project. He has worked with a broad spectrum of technologies and even broader list of media in his 10+ years of web development. This multi-faceted background allows him to make complex sites work beautifully. As the Chief Business Development Officer, Mike’s current passion is creating effective solutions for communication and transparency in the entertainment industry.
Jillian Cardona
Creative Director, Cardona Law
Jillian graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is in her final year of law school before taking the bar. Jillian brings her design and art background to Cardona Law in our pursuit of delivering a quality and enjoyable experience for our clients.
Tony J Winter
Chief Technology Officer @ QAD
Tony Winter has over 25 years of expertise in the software industry. He is the Chief Technology Officer for QAD Inc, a leading provider of cloud enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. Overseeing a global team of research and development personnel, managing the technical relationships with many prominent technology partners, and leading technology innovations in Web, Analytics, Mobile, Cloud, IoT and User Experience (UX).
John Luccetti
Business Development @ Oniracom
Kevin Claiborne
Himani Sawhney
Himani is a Santa Barbara based digital marketing professional. She has versatile international experience from working at small and medium sized companies (including start-up) to very large Fortune 500 technology companies. For over a decade, she has helped companies gain and maintain customer mindshare through a unique combination of online marketing and data analytics skills.
Michael Fauver
Partner, Buynak, Fauver, Archbald, Spray LLP

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