Let’s Go Learn’s Business Advisory Board
Partner, Farella Braun & Martel Gloster received a BA, cum laude, in Political Science from the College of the Pacific in 1980 and his JD from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1983, where he was valedictorian and Order of the Coif. He is currently a partner in the business department of Farella Braun & Martel as well as co-chairman of the firm’s Internet and emerging-growth business group. Gloster has extensively represented and advised business-to-business Internet ventures, e-commerce companies, Internet company incubators, Internet service providers, and Internet businesses in the specialties of financial services, supply chain management, education, distance learning, training, real estate, design, and other areas.
Manager, Citadel Investment Group Brogan received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has 20 years of systems architecture and management experience, and he currently manages systems development projects for Citadel. Prior to joining Citadel, Brogan was Vice President of Technology for Robertson Stephens, an Investment Bank, where he managed the firm’s technology development, its Internet Strategy, and a team of 40 individuals.
Jim Mongiello, Jr.
Director of Telebusiness, Portera Systems, Inc. At Portera Systems, Mongiello has built and developed a global telebusiness organization that targets vertical market segments, helping Portera achieve an almost 80% market share for subscription-based PSA solutions in the professional services industry. Prior to his work at Portera, he served as Telesales Manager at Adobe Systems, managing a team that sold Adobe publishing solutions to the F500 segment. Mongiello has also held telesales and field sales positions with several software companies, including Software Publishing Corporation, makers of Harvard Graphics.
OEM Sales Director, Apple Computers, Inc. Murray has led multiple companies to successful partnerships involving selling through strategic channels. Currently, she is working with OEM partners to deliver the power of Unix to Apple’s customers. At VMware, Murray developed and implemented the company’s executive channel strategy, which was instrumental in the penetration of its IT-focused market. Prior to her work at VMware, Murray managed the emerging eReseller Channel at Adobe Systems. Murray’s experiences at Adobe also included multi-channel strategic planning, VAR partner development, and field sales and marketing.
Principal, Midnight Design Williams’s history is deeply rooted in computers. Long before attending and graduating from U.C. Berkeley; as early as in junior high school he was writing and teaching programming. His experience includes computer programming, consulting, and interactive design. In the late 1980s, Williams quickly gained a reputation for his expertise in the newly emerging interactive design field. Since his founding of Midnight Design in 1989, he has firmly established the company as an industry leader. Some of his most prestigious honors include two NewMedia Invision awards and a ‘Best of Show’ award at Comdex. Current and past customers include Apple Computers, the Smithsonian, Novell, Adobe, Mitsubishi, Macromedia, PC Computing, and Levi’s. Today, Williams continues to demonstrate that he is a pioneer as Midnight Design utilizes emerging Web technologies to push the boundaries of multimedia publishing. He brings to Let’s Go Learn extensive experience in educational interactive development, as well as product creativity.