Becky Rickenbach is a Senior Business Solution Architect working with Large Global Financial Institutions and Automotive clients for Fidelity Information Services, Inc. (FIS) In this capacity, she represents the FIS business solutions and provides expertise in the closure and delivery of complex projects.
Rick Cantabery has more than 30 years of industry and consulting experience in manufacturing, financial services and distribution operations, including aerospace, automotive, agriculture, insurance, and consumer goods industries. He has expertise in strategy development and portfolio management, and has implemented lean six sigma and design for lean six sigma methodologies across a number of industries in the US, France, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico and China as both an operations executive and as a senior consultant.
Originally from Little Rock, Pat Mason recently moved back to Arkansas after 22 years of working in finance and technology in San Francisco. He has held a variety of technical positions with IBM, American Airlines, multiple investment banks as an internet/software equity analyst including E*Offering.com and some other startup software companies.
John Scuderi has been serving organizations and businesses for the past 18 years. With experience in the beverage and communications industries, John moved to banking in 2010 as a payments consultant where he has worked to provide payment solutions for middle market companies and governmental entities.
With nearly 15 years of public relations and brand management experience gained through a number of roles in corporate, nonproﬁt and agency organizations, Heide Harrell works for one of the region's top advertising agencies, Stone Ward, as senior brand manager and senior public relations account manager.
Heide has a deep knowledge and understanding of public relations, marketing campaigns, media campaigns and crisis communications strategies. In addition, Heide has obtained the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America and has a Master's degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications.
Founder, President & CEO, The Venture Center
Lee Watson is the founder, president & CEO of The Venture Center. As a Champion of the national Startup America initiative and leader of Startup Arkansas, Lee provides the vision and leadership for The Venture Center. He guides strategy and direction for the development of the organization and programs.
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