Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Blockchain.com Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Co-founder, CircleUp Education Board of Directors
Vice President of Digital, Combs Enterprises Board of Directors
Co-founder and CEO, Skysthelimit.org Board of Directors
Founder, Ghirardelli Construction Board of Directors
Vice President - Western Region Account Executive, FluidEdge Consulting Board of Directors
Chief Operating Officer, Skysthelimit.org Board of Directors
Dr. Danee Pye
Director of Member Experience, Skysthelimit.org
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Snag Board of Directors
Bradford Smith, CPA
Senior Manager, Standish Management Treasurer, Board of Directors
Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
VP of Strategic Partnerships, Pledgeling Advisory Board
Grace is currently Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Pledgeling, responsible for working with companies of all sizes to integrate purpose and impact.
Prior to joining the Pledgeling team, Grace spent the past decade at the intersection of tech and social impact to support corporations, government and nonprofit organizations around the world. She led global corporate responsibility for AECOM’s 90,000 employees, launching the first-ever employee travel grant program in the architecture, construction, engineering industry. She also launched the Tech for Good program at Yahoo, leveraging products and technical expertise for social good initiatives with nonprofit partners.
Grace is a graduate of American University (BA) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPP). She serves on the board of Access Ventures, an impact investment firm that strives to build more inclusive economies through mission-aligned investments that enable communities to flourish.
Director of Product Marketing, Salesforce Advisory Board
Suyog is the Director of Product Marketing for Analytics + AI products at Salesforce. He brings over a decade of product marketing and go-to-market strategy to our advisory board. He also has a background in design & technology, and is a co-inventor on several patents. Suyog received his MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an undergraduate degree in design from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati.
Ashlyn Gentry, PhD.
Managing Director, Human Ventures Co Advisory Board
A renegade academic turned business strategist, Ashlyn began her career in politics and academia, studying and working on political campaigns while earning her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin. As SVP at Palantir’s commercial headquarters in New York, she led growth strategy teams working with clients representing the top media companies and brands in the world. Previously, Ashlyn served as Vice President in the Chairman’s office at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Austin, TX. Ashlyn is on the boards of The Pitch Academy and The 404. She is a mentor for women in tech and media in New York and Los Angeles. Her professional mission is to transform how media and tech help us learn about our world, creating conversations that lead to a fuller understanding of ourselves and others.
Worldwide Senior Business Development Manager - IoT, ML, Analytics at Amazon Web Services Advisory Board
Imran helps Customers adopt new technology including Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and other AWS cloud products. He has over a decade in digital solution strategy, and has led teams in enterprise mobility, digital transformation, connected solutions, and partnership management. He is an entrepreneur himself, with ventures in consumer mobile video, fitness analytics, mobile engagement, and hospitality services. He loves mentoring startups and educating people. With his extensive background in tech, he saw that talent existed everywhere, but wasn’t always given the opportunity to thrive. He is thrilled about the opportunity to support this community.
Kirthika Janani Padmanabhan
Program Manager, Google X Advisory Board
Kirthika Padmanabhan is originally from India and been living in the US/Europe for 10+ years now. She is a University of Illinois graduate and currently working for Google. Within Google, she has held various positions globally in Finance, Strategy and Operations across Adwords, Youtube and currently in Google X. She is an engineer by education and moved to the business side with Google. She enjoys volunteering, mentoring startups -- Skysthelimit.org is hence a great next step for her passions outside work. She is looking forward to helping young entrepreneurs by mentoring and being on the advisory board.