Meet our Advsiors

James F. Goodmon, Jr.

VP and GM, CBC New Media Group

James (Jimmy) F. Goodmon Jr. is a life-long broadcaster with a passion for the business. Goodmon assumed responsibility of CBC New Media Group at Capitol Broadcasting Company, serving as its Vice President & General Manager. At CBC New Media Group he has developed a successful vision and strategy for emerging media business opportunities. In his role he also oversees strategic acquisitions and investments, and start up projects for the company.

Goodmon is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and earned his M.B.A. at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. He resides in Raleigh with his wife Anna and his three sons Fletcher, Watson and Walker.

Rob Jesmer

Partner, FP1 Strategies

Rob Jesmer joined FP1 Strategies in January of 2013, after a decade of service at the highest levels of Republican politics. Before joining FP1, Jesmer spent four years as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), overseeing an effort that netted five seats for Republicans and raised over $200 million. At the NRSC, Jesmer reported directly to then-Chairman and Senator John Cornyn of Texas, for whom he had previously worked as campaign manager. Prior to that, he served in senior national and regional political positions at the Republican National Committee (RNC) and National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and as a chief of staff on Capitol Hill. Jesmer’s political experience also includes running campaigns in Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois and Minnesota.

Jeffrey Clark

Founder & CEO, Beaker Incorporated

Jeffrey Clark is the Founder & CEO of Beaker Incorporated, a technology-based recruiting platform for the life sciences industry. His career in leadership and executive recruiting spans more than 15 years, including his role as Chief Operating Officer at KCI, the world’s largest life sciences search firm. He founded Beaker in 2009 as a radical new model for executive recruitment for companies across the global life sciences industry. Jeffrey is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Naval Special Warfare Officer.

John Andrews

President of The Katadhin Company

John is a career marketer, entrepreneur and intraprenuer. He is the co-founder and president of The Katadhin Company, a digital media and ecommerce consultancy for brands and retailers. John is helping to shape the future of marketing through great consumer engagement across new media channels. He has 20+ years experience in consumer packaged goods and retail marketing including 8 years of ground up social media knowledge which he leverages to build new media formats in the shopper marketing space. He is the founder of Collective Bias Shopper Media Company, Carusele Content Marketing Company and creator of Walmart Elevenmoms social marketing platform.

Michael Olander, Jr.

CEO, MDO Holdings

Michael is CEO of MDO Holdings, a diversified company with operations in Health/Fitness, Restaurants, Commercial Real Estate and Venture Funding. Through MDO Ventures, the investment arm of the company, Michael targets companies with strong product and team where he can add value as an advisor. A graduate of The College Of Charleston, his passions are food, wine and editing awesome pictures of them with Photofy!

Andrew Parmentier

Managing Partner, Height Securities and Co-Founder, Harvest Exchange Corp.

Andrew is the co-founder of Harvest (www.hvst.com) a social platform that helps you connect, share, and track investment ideas, firms and professionals. He is also a co-founder of Height Securities a privately-held capital markets firm that provides research and investment banking services to institutional investors and corporations. Andrew holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from University of Oregon.