Darren KallVP of UX at Kall Consulting LLC, and Security UX | TwitterLinkedIn
Darren Kall is the VP of 2 local Dayton companies: KALL Consulting and Security UX. KALL Consulting is a user experience (UX) company that collaborates with technology and technology-enabled companies on product and service development. They do the critical user research for insights, transform those insights into product design, and evaluate customer satisfaction and usability performance. Security UX is a DBA of KALL Consulting that designs and improves the UX of security, privacy, and identity management products which makes them more secure because people can actually use them.
Before founding these companies Darren worked at LexisNexis, Microsoft, AT&T Bell Laboratories, HELP, and IBM. In Darren’s 30-year career he has launched 100’s of products. Darren was educated at Dartmouth, and Rutgers. He holds 11 US patents, 6 international patents, and 137 patent citations.
Earl GregorichOhio SBDC Director, District 4 | Twitter
Earl has worked in the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network for over a decade. He began as a resource provider, teaching the eVantage Internet Marketing and Sales courses which not only developed into consistent counseling sessions with Region 4 SBDC clients, but also launched his first business, Internet Sales Plus, LLC (ISP). As owning partner of ISP, Earl was asked to create and manage a satellite office for the SBDC in Wilmington, Ohio to support the community during the initial recovery phase after the loss of 8,000 jobs related to the pull-out of DHL. This rewarding position resulted in a request to bring Earl into the SBDC Network as a Business Advisor, assigned to Wright State University (WSU) in District 4.
Now in his fourth year at WSU, Earl serves as the Lead Center Director for District 4 at Wright State University where he has seen success in assisting veteran-owned businesses and supporting an active woman-owned business population in the Dayton region. While at WSU, Earl has been the recipient of two performance awards and recently won the 2012 Ohio SBDC Peer Recognition Award for Mentorship.
Earl continues in entrepreneurship as the owner of his second business, Tactical Insights, LLC, a veteran-owned and operated business specializing in internet marketing and web based business management. Tactical Insights, LLC has won the SBA Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year award.
Earl resides in Dayton, Ohio with his wife Carol. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, canoeing and camping in the Boundary Waters and keeping up with his grown children, Brent and Sarah.
Genevieve CatalanoEntrepreneur and Pitch Coach | TwitterLinkedIn
Genevieve is an experienced business pitcher and an active member of the startup community. She has an extensive background in marketing and design and understands the importance of form as well as function in a business venture. With her previous startup, TravelBlender, she personally won or placed second in the Elevator Pitch Round of the University of Dayton’s Business Plan Competition three years in a row, where her team was also a finalist two years in a row. She offers advice on giving effective pitches and writes about her experiences in business at her site, www.pitchlibrary.co.