Partners

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Bringing the experience that comes from helping to build successful businesses like McCaw Cellular and HomeGrocer.com; our focus is on developing strategy, structure, processes and goals that are achievable and growth that is sustainable. Our partners have a rich set of experiences, including:

Mary Baker Anderson has held a variety of leadership positions in early stage and rapidly growing technology and software companies. With a deep subject matter expertise in finance, Mary has raised almost a half a billion dollars in equity. She also is experienced in business processes that scale effectively with business requirements and resources.

Mary is currently the Managing Partner of Calipa Partners, focused on emerging growth companies. Prior to founding Calipa Partners, Mary was the Chief Executive Officer of ThinkShare Corporation, a mobile enterprise application software company with a focus on field service automation. Before joining the ThinkShare team, Mary was the CFO then VP Finance for Homegrocer.com, from early stage through the company's IPO.

Mary also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CyberSafe, an enterprise network security software company. Mary was also the Vice President of Finance at McCaw Cellular/AT&T Wireless, and the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Operations for the Wireless Data Group. While there she was also the President of the Working Board of the CDPD Forum during this formative phase of the wireless data industry. Before joining McCaw, she held various management positions at Seafirst Bank/BankAmerica, most recently as Senior Vice President.

Mary currently serves on the board of directors or advisors for several early stage companies. She also is a University of Washington MBA Mentor and a coach for several entrepreneurial forums. Mary holds a B.S. in Management from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from the University of Washington. Mary passed the CPA exam in the state of Washington.

Kristin Martinez has spent more than a decade working with new ventures--as an investor, advisor, lender and entrepreneur.

She founded Sound Point Ventures, LLC, in 1998 to provide private equity services and innovations. Sound Point created and manages Angels with Attitude, an "active angel" venture fund formed in 2000 to make early stage investments in sustainability.

Kristin was a co-founder of New Vantage Partners, LLC, a private equity investment advisory firm in the Mid-Atlantic. Kristin also spent 8 years in the energy industry, most recently as COO and Treasurer of startup Pepco Energy Services, Inc. She managed supplier and vendor relationships, external financing, and new technology investments.

Kristin is a Director of TraceDetect, MACH Energy, Precision Farming Enterprises, Inc., and a board observer of TeachFirst. Kristin holds a BS from Boston University and an MBA in Finance and Investments from The George Washington University.