Vice President, Customer Engagement, Aktana
Eric has been mentoring entrepreneurs for years in various capacities, idea generation, business planning, networking, operational infrastructure, marketing, and distribution.
He brings leadership qualities and has 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical and life sciences industry. Eric has deep expertise in analytical and marketing activities in venture-backed and privately held companies. Eric currently serves as the vice president of customer engagements at Aktana, a venture-backed cloud-based analytics and data science software company.
Eric launched his own company, Apis Ventures, focused on leveraging behavioral economic theory to bring about social change, mainly in the area of distracted driving. Apis Ventures has developed the Drive Beehive platform, available on App Store and Google Play.
Eric started his career at Accenture. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a BS in Pharmaceutical Marketing and holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in Healthcare Management and Operations/Information Management.
Chief Operating Officer, PharmaMetrics
David has extensive experience in venture-backed companies and has helped grow several start-up companies including PharmaMetrics as well as the world’s first venture-backed Promotion Research Organization and syndicated data provider, ImpactRx.
David has dedicated his career to delivering strategic and business process solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. His area of expertise is in the areas of managed markets strategy, contract analysis, and fact-based negotiation. David has also consulted to many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies on issues ranging from merger integrations, pharmacoeconomics, and major product launches.
David started his career at Accenture and ascended to the leadership team of the Managed Markets Practice where he was responsible for global strategy and analytics. David received a B.S. with Latin Honors from Dickinson College with concentrations in physics and economics.
Managing Director, Kyler Professional Search
Amylyn has over 20 years of experience in identifying human capital talent needed to lead many of the worlds most respected companies. Most recently she grew a $5.5M Talent Service offering under the Newton Consulting brand.
Amylyn employs the full life cycle recruiting approach to identifying leadership talent to properly match resources to existing founders and management teams thus ensuring a proper cultural fit and expertise expansion for the company.
Amylyn is currently the Managing Director of Kyler.
President and Chief Executive Officer, One, Inc.
Chris Ewing is the President and Chief Executive Officer of One, Inc., overseeing all business operations and the strategic direction of the company.
He has significant insurance operational experience, including serving as the President and CEO of Stonewood Insurance Services, Inc., a non-standard auto insurance general agency in California from 2006 to January 2012. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Ewing was the CTO and General Counsel of Cost-U-Less insurance center and was the President and CEO of Keenan Holdings, Inc. from 2004 to 2012. He was also a co-founder of ClearSide General Insurance Services, LLC, a California auto insurance general agency that was acquired in December 2012 by GMAC Insurance. In addition to his insurance and insurance technology experience, Mr. Ewing was a co-founder and the President and CEO of Shari’s Berries from 1998-2003.
Mr. Ewing received his Bachelor of Business Administration from UC Riverside and his Juris Doctor from the McGeorge School of Law.
Managing Partner, RAXO
Marla is a producer by trade, a creative director by day, and over the last twelve years, she’s had the opportunity to work on everything from broadcasting campaigns to social media strategies, as well as pretty much everything in between. She truly enjoys working with global brands and startups, but most of all loves working for the people the brands create for.
She has spent over a decade in the constant pursuit of best marketing practices and big ideas, a tenure that includes the creation and management of two successful agencies as well as marketing roles in the hospitality industry such as Sales & Marketing Manager for W Hotels and District Director of Marketing for Hilton Hotels. Her first agency, B Culture Media, started with a humble handful of employees, that Marla quickly grew into one of more than 30 that cultivated a dynamic clientele with brands such as Torneau, Cole-Haan, and Starwood Hotels. After thriving under Marla’s watchful eye, B Culture Media was acquired and renamed Nervewire.
Currently, Marla is the director of RAXO, an award-winning content and production studio she cofounded two years ago, one that started with two employees and now boasts a diverse team of more than 15 and many freelancers, and consistently delivers high quality work to clients like the BBC, HBO, and Le Cordon Bleu, among others. In 2016, Marla sought out to disrupt the social impact space by creating Humanified, a social cause application that helps users commit acts of kindness through curated challenges, a social platform to share accomplishments and a way for users to connect with causes near them.