ANGEL MARTINEZ

Martinez, former CEO and President of Deckers, has 40 years of brand building experience. Marinez serves on the Boards of AHA!, The Santa Barbara Foundation, SBIFF and Korn Ferry. Angel was Executive VP and CMO of Reebok International Ltd. and President and CEO of The Rockport Company. Martinez championed Reebok’s Human Rights programs and served on the Board of Advisors of the Human Rights Award. Martinez was honored for his work in 1997 with the Man of the Year award and again in 2011 as Person of the Year. A native of Cuba, Angel is a graduate of UC Davis, where he was an All-American in cross-country and track.

JENNY SCHATZLE

Schatzle, author, speaker, fearless female entrepreneur. Jenny has created a global movement and is on a mission to redefine how people look, feel, and talk about themselves. Through an authentic, positive community that supports and encourages people to move, love and listen to their bodies, Jenny has helped thousands of people change their lives. Jenny is the mother of twins and an active coworker.

MARINE SCHUMANN

Marine emigrated from France 5 years ago when she fell in love with the Santa Barbara eco-system. Schumann saw opportunity when she realized the local solar industry wasn’t as developed as the eco-conscious culture. Following her passion, Marine co-founded Brighten Solar which is now an industry leader with large residential and commercial clients such as Deckers, Starbucks and Airbus.

Prior to Brighten, Marine worked as a project manager, implementing the ISO 14001 sustainable certification throughout a network of 400+ hotels worldwide.  
 
In 2016, Brighten Solar received two major awards, the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Outstanding Small Business award and the Pacific Coast Business Times Spirit of Small Business award. In 2017, Marine received the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) BRAVO Award, as an ‘Entrepreneur to Watch’.

HEATHER HOCHREIN

EVmatch aims to increase electric vehicle adoption and address harmful transportation emissions by rapidly increasing vehicle charging accessibility. Heather is deeply committed to creating an inclusive clean energy economy. She spent five years in leadership roles at Rising Sun Energy Center, a leading green workforce training organization based in Berkeley, California and is versed in energy policy and electric utilities from working with PG&E. Hochrein has a Master of Environmental Science & Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Bachelor of Science, Molecular Environmental Biology from Berkeley.

MARK SYLVESTER

In 2003, introNetworks deployed a social network for TED Conference and has since created hundreds of introNetwork Systems across a customer base including Adobe, McCann Worldgroup, SONY Pictures, The National Science Teachers Association, NASA, Cisco, HP, Harvard, Brown University, Wharton, and Xerox. Sylvester co-founded Wavefront Technologies; developer of an early commercial 3D modeling/animation systems. Mark produces TEDxSantaBarbara and hosts podcast HackingTheRedCircle; interviewing TEDx organizers.

ERIC SANCHEZ

As founder of NimBull Podcasts Eric’s mission is to encourage the next generation of innovators…by interviewing innovators. After successful careers in Advertising and Pharmaceuticals in NYC, Eric re-located to Santa Barbara with his family over 12 years ago and started a new chapter as a Tech Entrepreneur.

With no tech experience, but a solid background in corporate sales, Eric quickly learned to be a pseudo-engineer, build teams and relationships that helped him co-invent SweetSpot, an innovative motion capture sensor technology. Having successfully exited from SweetSpot, Eric is now integrating his corporate sales background and entrepreneurial experience to develop a content marketing services company, NimBull Podcasts.