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Board of directors

James Costa

Vice Chair, Farm Sanctuary

James Costa is Vice Chair of Farm Sanctuary as well as a board member of The International Fund for Animal Welfare. He is on the President’s Council for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He is also a Board Member of The International Documentary Association. He has directed the documentary Lunch Hour, a documentary about the National School Lunch Program and Childhood Obesity. Additionally, he is an advisory board member of Sea Shepherd and is in pre-production of Comic Relief Wild. James has also previously acted as Chairman of the Board for The Hunt’s Point Alliance for Children and Vice Chair National Council for HSUS.

Jaimi Goodfriend

Founder, Trading Sciences

Jaimi E. Goodfriend, CFA is a founder of Trading Sciences and the venture’s anchor in the financial community. Jaimi brings over 12 years of active trading, security analysis and portfolio analytic expertise to Trading Sciences and additionally serves as an adjunct professor teaching hedge fund management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at DePaul University in Chicago. Jaimi holds an economics degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Jaimi has past experience at Balyasny Asset Management, the Citadel Investment Group, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and ARC Art Gallery. Her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The New York Times, Bloomberg News and her interviews have appeared on CNN and PBS. Jaimi has served as a board member at Market InformationLab as well as a volunteer for Equality Illinois.

Mari Kuraishi

Co-Founder and President, GlobalGiving Foundation

Mari Kuraishi co-founded GlobalGiving with Dennis Whittle, and currently leads the organization. Before GlobalGiving, she worked at the World Bank where she managed and created some of the Bank's most innovative projects including the first ever Innovation and Development Marketplaces, and the first series of strategic forums with the World Bank's president and senior management. Mari also designed a range of investment projects in the Russia reform program, including a residential energy efficiency project, structural adjustment loans, and legal reform project. In addition to her native Japanese, Mari speaks Russian, Italian, and French. She has an undergraduate degree in history from Harvard University and did graduate work in Russian and Japanese history and politics at Harvard and Georgetown Universities. Mari completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Doug Masters

Partner, Loeb & Loeb

Douglas Masters, Partner and Deputy Chair, Advanced Media and Technology and Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Protection at Loeb & Loeb litigates and counsels clients primarily in the areas of intellectual property, advertising and unfair competition. He helps sports leagues, athletes and advertisers protect and exploit their branding, marketing and other intellectual property assets. Mr. Masters has counseled major corporations and prominent individuals in a variety of matters involving trademark and copyright clearance, registration, policing and enforcement; as well as consumer protection issues, such as allegations ofdeceptive or unfair advertising and marketing practices, and unfair competition. Mr. Masters also has extensive experience advising companies in domain name protection and enforcement proceedings, and matters and litigation relating to the unique issues of online marketing and advertising.

Chinwe Onyeagoro

FundWell, CEO and Co-Founder

O-H Community Partners, CEO and Co-Founder

Chinwe Onyeagoro is the CEO and Co-Founder of FundWell (formerly New Equity Business), an online platform that helps small businesses identify the right financing solutions and build financial health. Chinwe co-founded the boutique consulting firm O-H Community Partners (OHcp) that over the last 7 years has successfully raised a total of $120 million in grants, competitive loans, tax incentives, government subsidies, and owner equity financing on behalf of for-profit and non-profit clients across the country. Chinwe graduated magna cum laude with a joint degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Harvard University. She is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of both the Economic Club of Chicago and Lambda Alpha International. She was named one of Chicago’s 40 under 40 by Crain’s Chicago Business and her work has been featured in Reuters, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Uptown Magazine, and Chicago Defender.

Braden Pollock

Owner, Legal Brand Marketing

Braden is a serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, which helps attorneys grow their businesses via online marketing, and is the leading provider of DUI leads in the United States. He owns several state franchises of Smart Start, an ignition interlock provider with service locations throughout the country. Braden also owns ScienceFiction.com, SignatureFiling.com and sits on the board of Epik.com. A regular speaker on the international domain conference circuit, Braden owns more than 13,000 online domains and is a sought-after domain and internet consultant for corporate clients.

Adam Radulovic

President, XL.net

Adam Radulovic is an experienced entrepreneur and small business leader.  He works with many nonprofit clients and across several sectors. As President of xl.net – Keeping You Productve, Adam helps organizations meet their strategic goals through tailored technology support. Adam is the former Director of Divine, software that broke down communications silos at Fortune 500 companies to optimize knowledge worker effectiveness. Divine (Parlano) was acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Adam has a BAE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Adam served as a Project Manager at UBS.