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Dennis Kearney
Chair
High Performance Business Strategies
Owner
Dennis is the Founder of High Performance Business Strategies. Dennis is profit acceleration advisor, business coach, and published author. Business owners hire HP Business Strategies to increase their revenue and profit without spending an additional cent on new marketing or advertising. Over the years, Dennis has developed a keen understanding of the complex issues facing small business owners in the type of challenging economy we have today.

With 18 years experience in  a multitude of industries including artisan food manufacturing, environmental consulting, transportation planning, business banking, and retail management, Dennis knows firsthand the challenges and struggles involved in owning, growing, and running a business.  His diverse experience enables him to quickly and effectively teach business owners how to successfully apply the right strategies, in the right order to achieve their desired business goals.
Sue Keddington
Treasurer
Arleen Agricola
Mark Allen
Gaper, LLC
Independent Computer Consultant
Jennifer Brust
Sparta Business Solutions
CEO
Jennifer was born in SF, a Bay Area native, and a single mom. With 15+ years of experience as an HR expert, Jennifer has committed her life’s work to help small businesses grow by giving them the tools to focus on the work they love and to delegate the rest. Jennifer holds a PHRca and B.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Business and prides herself as a forever student, consistently staying up to date with emerging HR trends and updates. The blend of her formal education and in-the-field experience has made her a sought-after industry expert with an exceptional track record including hiring and training over 1,700 Independent Contractors nationwide – in only three months.

Jennifer is very active in her community. She is an active member of the Junior League, PTA, a leader in Generation Gluten Free, and a leader in the BNN (Burlingame Neighborhood Network). Jennifer has had a passion for service work since she was a child, volunteering at shelters, prisons and hospitals. 

Jennifer enjoys ballroom dancing and cooking with her son. 
Saili Gosula
Active In-Home Therapy
Executive Director

Saili was born in India and grew up in Brazil.  She had lived in 3 countries by the age of 4, and has lived in the US since she arrived to attend college at the age of 18.  Saili was the owner and Executive Director of Synergy HomeCare for 12 years and currently owns Active In-Home Therapy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science and a Masters in Computer Science, and was the Director of Inventory Systems at Gap, Inc at her last corporate job. After a successful 20+ year in Corporate IT, Saili decided to start her own business and work full-time in a job that she could be passionate about from beginning to end. Always an avid volunteer in the schools and local non-profits, focusing on people and the community became more important to her, and she made a radical career switch. She is passionate about her career in home care, where she gets to help others, be involved in the community, and create jobs. Her two companies together provided a spectrum of services focused on keeping the elderly happy, healthy and safe at home – caregiving, physical therapy, massage therapy, and more. She differentiates herself by her tirelessly giving and positive approach. This has quickly grown her businesses and provided her with many loyal fans and followers, across clients, associates, and employees.

At first, most of Saili’s volunteering was related to her children – PTAs, coaching soccer, theater organizations. As her children grew and her business ties deepened, Saili has continued to be involved in her community, contributing her time and talent to various organizations. In addition to being the Chairman of the Board of the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce, she also serves on the Board of Hillbarn Theatre, another one of her passions, as well as some senior industry organizations.

Saili enjoys singing, dancing, laughing, exercising, reading, and spending time with loved ones and friends.

John Lee
General Mortgage Capital Corp.
Mortgage Consultant
I have been in the mortgage business since 1993.
We have extensive mortgage product to help home owner obtain financing on:
Conventional product, FHA loan, Non-QM Loan - Home Ready/Home Possible
Like ot help home owner to reduce mortgage payment and debt consolidation
Joanna Lem
Keller Williams Peninsula Estate
Real Estate Specialist

I am a Bay Area native and was born and raised in Burlingame. I am a proud homeowner in San Mateo where I am always out and about with my Border Collie/Terrier pup, Pepper. Being a ‘foodie’ I love being surrounded by so many amazing restaurants throughout San Mateo County and the Bay Area. I can’t get enough of our beautiful landscape and how we are so lucky to be within a drive from the city, ocean, mountains, the bay and especially the wineries! 

Real estate is such an incredible way to build wealth - especially here along the Peninsula! My parents came from such humble beginnings and traded up through 11 homes (often living in the in-law/ADU) before making it to my Burlingame childhood home. Also with my dad being a general contractor I grew up visiting job sites and exploring homes. My parents’ real estate journey made a profound impact on me. I am so passionate about making real estate attainable to all and helping our clients build generational wealth.
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Hansen Beaudreau & Associates is a dynamic group of realtors who bring intelligent real estate solutions and investing models to clients seeking opportunities to build wealth through first homes, income properties, and trading up.

Our WISDOM + HEART service means that along with sharing our knowledge and insights, we bring service with heart. We believe in making real connections with our clients and are committed to serving you as your trusted partners meeting you where you are and empowering you to reach your goals.

 

 

Len Moore
Wine Gallery
Proprietor
Len Moore opened Wine Gallery with partner/daughter/chef Melissa Moore on April 6, 2018. It is our desire to operate a Wine Bar serving unique wines from 10 countries and gourmet food nightly, except Mondays. We host Wine Tastings most Wednesdays and have happy hour specials daily from 5pm - 6pm. All of our wines are available to go at a discounted price. Join us, discover great wine and gourmet food anytime we are open. Thank you.
William Pitney
FocusYOU
Financial Planner and Coach
Arash Shokouh
Ophtek
Owner

Ophtek LLC Owner and Technologist Arash Shokouh has had over 17 years of experience with technology spanning IT, engineering and web security.  He is a published inventor with a BS and MS in Computer Engineering.

Ophtek is a full service office technology and IT support company committed to customer satisfaction. We serve the bay area ranging from Sacramento to Morgan Hill.  We provide our clients with a complete range of IT services including support, security and projects.

Jennifer Slaboda
Vigor & Trim
Partner
A former marketing executive, I was living with low back, neck and shoulder pain, plus carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists. With better eating and exercise habits, I was able to lose 18 pounds, equaling 15% of my body weight, and keep it off. My transformation inspired me to begin a career as a fitness instructor to help others gain control of their health in mid-life. Since 2014, I've been coaching clients in fitness and nutrition, specializing in Pilates. 

Vigor & Trim is an online fitness website with strategic fitness and health programs for adults 50 and over. The exercise programs will invigorate and inspire you to experience life differently, in a body that feels good, moves well, and looks good.

In addition to Vigor & Trim, I also instruct at RockSalt Pilates in San Mateo.

Jennifer’s Training: National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Balanced Body Education Comprehensive Pilates Training, Precision Nutrition L1 Coach, SCW Fitness Education Senior Specialization and Group Instruction, TRX Training, Pilates Method Alliance member.

Yumi Tomita
Donnalynn Polito
Vigor & Trim
Partner
Donnalynn is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Exercise Physiologist, Master Exercise Nutrition Coach, and a Corrective Exercise Specialist.  I teach people, particularly middle age and older adults, how to keep their body moving and healthy so that they can enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle and do the activities they love to do.
 
I’ve been training adults in fitness and health for more than 4 decades.  I have three-prong approach that teaches people how to better understand their bodies from a more holistic approach.  My primary focus is to provide tools, techniques and information that informs and enables clients to work confidentially and more successfully with life’s transitions.

Through the years, I danced, jogged, hiked, practiced Kung Fu, Judo, taught Aerobics.  I continue to be active lifting weights, practicing yoga, walking, and teaching.  I loved then and still love learning and experiencing those things that offer an opportunity for fun, expansiveness, and growth, both physically and mentally.  I continues to study, and I'm currently writing a book, having fun with the grands, and yes, still teaching.   You can find Donnalynn at Vigor and Trim, a Health and Fitness Membership site for Over 50.  www.vigorandtrimfitness.com
 
 
 
 
 
Pauline Cheung
Staff Liaison
The Cocoa Exchange
Founding Curator
Hello!! ~  I'm Pauline, a Founding Curator with The Cocoa Exchange, a division of Mars Wrigley Confectionery. I offer an exclusive line of premium chocolate and savory cocoa products. These are ideal for gifts whether for in a business setting or social affairs. I conduct Chocolate Tasting Experiences. I love sharing chocolate and introducing people to new and creative ways to use chocolate. Did you know that 83% of the population say chocolate is their favorite flavor? I'm looking for that 83%! Please contact me to schedule a Chocolate Tasting Experience! Need a special gift? I can help you with that unique delicious gift that he or she will remember.

Are you looking for something special for your clients, employees, child's teacher, etc., please contact me. I have the perfect gourmet Chocolate products for every occasion. Ask me about special volume discount offers. We ship to all 50 states. I also support organizations that do fundraising!