December 10, 2020
An in-depth conversation from our all-star panel of startup, equity and industry experts discussing how to best position your high growth business to successfully bridge the startup chasm.
Gene Schleppenbach represents clients ranging from early-stage to Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries concerning a variety of corporate, high-tech and intellectual property matters. His corporate experience includes representing clients on formation and structure issues, corporate governance, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions (domestic and international), restructurings, securities regulation issues, partnership and LLC matters, joint ventures, commercial contracts, debt and equity financings, including private equity, venture capital and angel financings, employee stock option plans and executive compensation agreements.
Joe Carlin retired from Boeing as a Vice President after leadership roles taking Argon ST from a start-up to a public company to being acquired by Boeing. After a career as an engineer, entrepreneur and corporate executive, he retired to apply his gifts and energy with early stage companies and nonprofit organizations. He lives in Virginia with his wife and their daughter.
Joe is the founder and principal of several holding and investment companies which focus on early stage investing and mentoring. In this role, he serves formally on multiple Board of Directors and Advisors, and informally mentoring organizational leaders. He is a member of New Dominion Angels. Joe is a member of board of directors or advisors in diverse industries including: Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, international coffee/cacao, cyber currency, logistics, restaurants and brewery, and assured cash transfer.
Christina Winn joined the Prince William County Department of Economic Development as Executive Director in July 2019. In her new role, Christina will be focusing on building upon the robust life sciences ecosystem to attract additional investment and create new higher paying jobs, catalyzing economic development by creating redevelopment opportunities in Eastern Prince William County, and building capacity for small businesses and entrepreneurial support.
With more than 20 years of experience in economic development in Northern Virginia and Arizona; including working in real estate development in the private sector, Christina is well versed in various economic development programs that include development, finance, incentives and marketing.