edg3 FUND Judges
U.W. Foster School of Business
Tom Eckmann has held senior level management consulting positions with A.T. Kearney, Arthur D. Little, and KPMG Peat Marwick and served as the senior operations officer in two publicly-held technology firms. But his true passion is entrepreneurship and he’s started and sold two software companies, a business service outsourcing company, and a renewable energy company. In 2007 he joined the faculty in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Enrique Godreau III
Women’s Venture Capital Fund
Enrique is a business, technology and investment professional with years of experience starting and growing market leading products and enterprises. For 15 years, he served in research, product development and business management roles at Xerox PARC, Adobe and Gartner. In 1996, he cofounded Voyager Capital, a Seattle-based, early stage venture capital firm where for 16 years he led investments in software, wireless and digital technology businesses. Enrique also co-founded 9Mile Labs, a Seattle-based startup accelerator. He later joined UP Global, the nonprofit parent company of Startup Weekend, Startup Week and other entrepreneur-focused programs. Currently, he serves as an advisor to the Women’s Venture Capital Fund.
Director of Investments
Tacoma Venture Fund
Dennis Joyce is an early stage Investor focused on providing capital to diverse startup teams. His specialties include early stage investing, angel and pre-seed syndications, and the Pacific NW ecosystem. As the Director of Investments for Tacoma Venture Fund, Dennis leads due diligence in prospective portfolio investments. He is a Board Member for William Factory Small Business Incubator, Investor and Advisor for Blokable, Inc., Investor and Member for Alliance of Angels, Investor and Mentor for the Female Founders Alliance, and Investor and Member of the Puget Sound Venture Club. Dennis holds an MBA from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
Senior Vice President, Director Municipal & Specialty Banking
Rich Martinez serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Kitsap Bank’s Municipal & Specialty Banking. Rich is an experienced banker, partnering with businesses and municipalities in the Pacific Northwest for decades. A lifelong Washingtonian, Rich studied Economics, History, Business and Environmental Science at the University of Washington. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and earned his Gemba Kaisen License in Lean Management from Shingijutsu, Japan. Rich actively works with a number of non-profits, including serving on the Board of Directors for Virginia Mason. He is a member of Kitsap Bank’s edg3 FUND committee.
Senior Vice President, Risk Management
Emily Olson has nearly 20 years of financial institution experience including accounting, finance, operations, strategic planning and leadership. Working to change business for good, Emily has taken the lead in several initiatives within the community and at Kitsap Bank to dispel myths that sustainability as a business strategy can negatively impact the bottom line. Emily is involved in her community; currently serving on the Board for Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County and the Kitsap Humane Society. She holds a BA in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from the University of Washington, and a Masters of Business Administration in Sustainability from Presidio Graduate School. Emily is a founding member of Kitsap Bank’s edg3 FUND committee.
Port Ludlow Associates
Diana Smeland became the President of Port Ludlow Associates in 2007, after serving as the interim President during 2006. Diana has a long career in the financial arena, starting with Weyerhaeuser, moving to Pope Resources, then to Controller for Port Ludlow Associates. She was promoted to CFO in 2004. Diana worked on many different aspects of finance, from running the financial operations to setting up international companies. Diana is an executive board member of the Olympic College Foundation and is a founding member of the Excell Puget Sound group.