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About Advice.

Learning about pioneer technologies is not the same as being able to go deep with a leading expert and practitioner who can help you determine what’s right for you and your business.

radical has leveraged the strength of our global network of experts to create the Radical Advisors network. A curated group of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who are also practitioners working across a variety of industries who can provide you with expert advice specific to your needs.

Whether it be in the form of a day-long challenge workshop, or a series of curated one-on-one advising sessions, our expert network has walked in your shoes and has the expertise and experience to best support your needs.

If you want to get quickly up to speed, then get moving into action. radical Advice goes far beyond “the talk.”

radical Advisor Network

Our global network of experts is a curated group of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders ready to share their experiences, learning and practical advice. They work across a variety of industries and can provide you with expert advice specific to your needs.

Pascal Finette

Pascal Finette.

Co-Founder at radical Ventures, Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation

Pascal’s work focuses on the intersection of technology, global impact, and culture; inspiring, educating and empowering entrepreneurs, corporate irritants and change makers to tackle the most intractable problems of our time. Pascal founded a series of technology startups, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group, and Mozilla’s Open Innovation Lab, was a Principal at Google.org and built Singularity University’s startup programs including the SU Accelerator and Venture Fund. Further, Pascal publishes the opinionated newsletter, “The Heretic”, which is read by tens of thousands of change-makers globally. He’s the author of the book “The Heretic - Daily Therapeutics for Entrepreneurs”. // More about Pascal Finette.

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Strategy, Digital Transformation, Open Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Jane Finette

Jane Finette.

CEO and Co-Founder of radical Ventures, Founder and Executive Director, The Coaching Fellowship

Jane is obsessed with accelerating change at scale through conscious leadership. Her experience is anchored at the intersection of technology and human potential. Jane’s held senior leadership roles at eBay, Sotheby’s and Mozilla. Jane is also the Founder of The Coaching Fellowship, a non-profit which nurtures and brings together some of the world’s most extraordinary emerging young women leaders in social change. She is a certified CPCC ACC executive coach, and leadership expert. // More about Jane Finette.

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Decentralized Systems, Engagement, Community

Lisa Kay Solomon

Lisa Kay Solomon.

Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker and Executive Educator; Designer In Residence, Stanford d. School

Lisa Kay Solomon guides leaders of all ages to be more creative, flexible and resilient in the face of increasing complexity and change. Lisa teaches at Stanford’s d. School and Singularity University and co-authored the bestseller, Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change, and Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation. // More about Lisa Kay Solomon.

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Design, Imaginative Futures

Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley.

Chief Executive Officer, Creative Commons

Ryan Merkley is CEO at Creative Commons. CC licenses are the global standard for sharing, supported by an international community, with over 1.4 billion licensed works on over 9 million websites. He was COO at the Mozilla Foundation and served as Director of Communications for Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics. As Senior Advisor to former Toronto Mayor David Miller, he led the city’s budget and launched the open data initiative. // More about Ryan Merkley.

Areas of Expertise: Decentralized Networks and Collaboration; Multi-Sector Strategies for Making Change; Strategic Communications and Crisis Comms; Hiring, Developing, and Activating Diverse Global Teams; Partnerships and Negotiation

Eli Bressert

Eli Bressert.

Head of Siri Platform Science & Insights, Apple

Eli Bressert is the Head of Siri Platform Science & Insights at Apple. I'm an astrophysicist turned data scientist and have been leading a variety of teams at Stitch Fix, Netflix, Convoy, and Apple in data science, engineering, and infrastructure. Authored the O'Reilly book on scientific Python libraries, mentor at Singularity University and Insight Data Science. // More about Eli Bressert.

Areas of Expertise: Data Science, Engineering, and Infrastructure; Product Innovation & Strategy; Startup Advising; Hiring & Building Teams; Building Tech Brands

Carol Reiley

Carol Reiley.

CEO, stealth; Board/Advisor, drive.ai; Founder, Squishybotz

Carol is an industry leader in robotics and AI and was the youngest member on the IEEE Robotics & automation board. She's developed highly regulated products in a variety of different applications such as space (Lockheed Martin), underwater (research) and medical (Intuitive Surgical). She did her graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, co-founded and led company strategy for drive.ai, and most recently founded a health company. She also leads diversity and STEM education initiatives. // More about Carol Reiley.

Areas of Expertise: Robotics, AI, Product, Research, Diversity and Inclusion

Mary Grove

Mary Grove.

Co-founder, Silicon North Stars

Mary Grove is co-founder of Silicon North Stars, a nonprofit that aims to educate and inspire young Minnesotans toward futures in tech. She previously spent 14 years at Google where she was the founding Director of Google for Entrepreneurs. Mary is an investment partner at Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, focused on investing in innovative startups based outside of Silicon Valley. // More about Mary Grove.

Areas of Expertise: Business Development, Partnering with Corporates, Fundraising, Building Teams, Leadership, OKRs and Management

Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam.

Co-Chair, Energy and Environment, Singularity University

Ramez is the co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University. He’s a computer scientist, award-winning author of 5 books, and an angel investor in cleantech startups. Prior to his work in energy, he spent 13 years at Microsoft working on web-scale systems, machine learning, and information retrieval. // More about Ramez Naam.

Areas of Expertise: Energy, AI, Transportation, Experimentation, Bottoms-up Innovation

Samantha Snabes

Samantha Snabes.

Co-founder and Catalyst, re:3D Inc

Samantha is an officer in the Air National Guard and the CEO for re:3D where she works with dirty fingernails facilitating global connections between others printing at the human-scale and/or using recycled materials. A serial entrepreneur, she currently volunteers as the Chair of IEEE Entrepreneurship. Previously, she served as the Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence for NASA HQ and Deputy Strategist supporting the NASA JSC Space Life Sciences Directorate after selling a start-up for a DARPA-funded, co-patented tissue culture device. // More about Samantha Snabes.

Areas of Expertise: Designing Hardware for Commercial Application, Developing Public/Private Partnerships, Supporting Innovation Within the Federal Government, Creatively Bootstrapping a Small Business, Identifying Effective Growth Strategies for Open-Source Technologies and Social Enterprises

Chris Shipley

Chris Shipley.

Managing Partner, Ascent Line Partners

Chris Shipley has documented, influenced, and predicted the impact of technology on business and society for more than 30 years. As a journalist and analyst, her instincts and insights ushered hundreds of market-changing startups to market and spotted disruptive trends long before they became mainstream. // More about Chris Shipley.

Areas of Expertise: Digital Media and Media Business Modeling, Future of Work, Startup Culture and Strategy

Mike Smith

Mike Smith.

Mike Smith Live

Through his disruptive, nationwide school leadership tours; his internationally recognized non-profits; his honest and challenging book, “Legacy Vs. Likes”; his Find Your Grind career-exposing platform; and other impactful social entrepreneurship endeavors; Mike Smith has been on the frontlines with Gen Z and Millennials every day for the last 10+ years. Now, Mike’s sharing his insights within the corporate landscape to help companies more effectively and authentically market to, connect with, attract, and retain today’s youth. // More about Mike Smith.

Areas of Expertise: Reinvigorating Climate and Culture; Nonprofit Management; Social Entrepreneurship; Leadership Development; Youth Engagement; Branding; Marketing; Public Speaking

Nathana Sharma

Nathana Sharma.

Partner, Crypto Lotus; General Counsel, Labelbox

Nathana Sharma is a partner at Crypto Lotus, a digital asset investment fund, general counsel at Labelbox, a venture backed artificial intelligence startup, and is faculty at Singularity University. Nathana was previously a technology transactions associate at Gunderson Dettmer, where she advised high-growth venture capitalist-backed start-ups and venture funds on a range of technology and business issues. She is a JD/MBA graduate of Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management. Nathana was a lead researcher at MetaMed, a venture capitalist-backed medical research start-up and has a background in immunology and neuroscience. She is also a graduate of Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program. // More about Nathana Sharma.

Areas of Expertise: Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Artificial Intelligence, Regulatory Affairs, Law and Governance


How Does It Work?

The radical Advisor network provides a unique opportunity to get 1:1 access with extraordinary experts in the field. We begin with a needs assessment with a client to understand your challenge and high potential areas, and then bring in recommended advisors. An engagement might range from a two-hour conversation to an ongoing engagement with a curated group of advisors depending on your needs. Our advisers are not consultants; they act as thought-partners who will share their practical advice and experience.

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