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.

Ted Rubin

Author, Keynote Speaker, Photofy CMO

Ted Rubin is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, CMO of Photofy, MC/HOST of Brand Innovators Summits and Co-Founder of Prevailing Path. In March 2009 he started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship, hashtag #RonR.

Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted has been listed #13 on Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, and number #2 on the Leadtail list of Top 25 People Most Mentioned by digital marketers.

His book, Return on Relationship, was released January 2013, How To Look People in the Eye Digitally in January 2105 and The Age of Influence… Selling to the Digitally Connected Customer in May 2017.

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.