James Oury

James Oury is Founder of Oury Law, based in Durango and Denver. James is a US Attorney, British Lawyer and Accountant with 25 years of global legal experience. He is a serial entrepreneur (3 start ups and exits) and a Member of the International Bar Association. Oury Law provides actionable advice to technology entrepreneurs looking to propel growth.

Brian Ormsby

Brian Ormsby, Founder & CEO at Pantheon Solutions, is passionate about helping small business succeed in the difficult terrain that is government compliant accounting and contract management. Brian is a US Air Force Veteran serving in Cost & Budget Analysis. He spent 10 years as the Director of Operations and Program Manager with Pathfinder Systems, Inc. building simulators for the US Department of Defense and NATO allies. Brian has extensive experience in cost and pricing. During his tenure at Pathfinder, Brian was responsible for all Cost Volume submission for the company’s proposals to the DoD and NATO allies (several per year). Brian currently specializes in helping firms manage their accounting and contracts with the DoD, NSF, NIH, DOE and NASA. Brian is a certified ISO 9001 Quality Auditor as well as a DOT certified Cost Analyst. He holds a BS in Management from Regents College.

Yev Muchnik, Esq.

Yev Muchnik is a corporate and business attorney with broad experience across different practice groups, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, securities, private equity, fund formation, debt and equity capital raising, public company and private company corporate governance and compliance, and white-collar investigations. Yev has advised start-up and growth-stage companies in the consumer products, agriculture, healthcare, aviation, aerospace, agriculture, blockchain, artificial intelligence, clean energy, human resources and SAAS industries.

Yev graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of Colorado, received an LLB from the University of Birmingham School of Law (UK) with the highest honors, and obtained a joint LLM from the George Washington University School of Law and Oxford University.

After being admitted to the New York bar in 2008, Yev began her career in the corporate practice group of Squire Patton Boggs in Moscow, Russia, focusing on international private equity, mergers and acquisitions and white-collar investigations (FCPA). Following Yev’s move to Squire Patton Boggs’ Washington, DC office, she assisted multinational companies with white-collar investigations and compliance programs at King & Spalding and Paul Hastings.

Yev then moved into the role of General Counsel for Santeon Group, a publicly traded company, focusing on government contracting, agile consulting and enterprise software development. Yev continues to serve as outside corporate counsel to a number of Santeon’s divested entities. In 2013, Yev joined JetSmarter as their Secretary and General Counsel, helping them raise their Series Seed through Series B rounds of financing totaling over $150m.

In 2017, Yev’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to start ESQLegal, a coworking space for transactional attorneys, with a focus on access to justice and legal technology. Currently, Yev is the managing partner of a boutique law firm called Launch Legal, corporate counsel to one of Wyoming’s first SPDI applicants, and also acts as an advisor to a Colorado based legal tech company and a number of industry diverse blockchain companies. She also serves on a number of Colorado government blockchain advisory steering committees in agriculture and banking, the board of Global Women in Blockchain, the Women Who Startup Foundation, Women in Voice Tech and the Lex Lead Group.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Technology
  • Startup law
  • Securities
  • Business law
  • Venture capital
  • Fund formation
  • Capital markets
  • Minority and underrepresented founders

Catherine McHale

Catherine McHale helps small businesses take the leap to the next stage of their growth through fresh, creative strategic marketing. Through her programs and support small businesses can gain clarity on their current situation, and then work on innovative marketing solutions that develop communities and create sales growth.

Born and brought up in the UK, her significant background in blue chip technology marketing (including senior roles at Apple UK) spans channel marketing, strategic branding, product management, communications, small business programs and PR. Since relocating to Colorado she has worked with small businesses to apply big brand tactics and strategy to their unique communities, through her business Power & Purpose Marketing.

Del Mackey

Del Mackey is the founder and CEO of Peak Innovations Group LLC, a small business assistance organization dedicated towards helping innovative companies move further towards a successful commercial undertaking. Del has over a decade of experience in the SBIR/STTR programs, where he worked both sides of the fence; in one capacity as part of a small business seeking funding and in another capacity as part of a FAST awardee team helping hundreds of businesses go after these funding opportunities. Del brings this expertise to bear at Peak, focusing on grant writing and proposal creation, market exploration and understanding, product planning and pipelining, and funding opportunity matching. Del has a BIS from National University and an MBA from New Mexico State University.

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