Barry Etra / Raise Forum
Barry Etra has over 30 years of business experience, having worked in Sales and Marketing, Operations, and General Management, all with privately-held companies.
He came to Atlanta as the COO of a plastics manufacturing plant. Today, he runs the RAISE Forum (Retention and Advanced Investment for the Southeast at Emory), which is helping to change the face of the early-stage world in the Southeast by helping to fund Southeast companies from Southeast equity lenders.
He has a BA and an MBA from Columbia University; his MBA is in marketing and finance.
Roger Reak / Stratalli, LLC
With over 30 years of experience in managing companies for success, Roger Reak has presided over 4 successful business turn-arounds, and has developed a methodology that generates exceptional results for companies in trouble and for companies enjoying rapid growth!
Reak has held President or Business Unit/Division Manager positions at 13 different companies including Mitsubishi Electric and National Semiconductor and is a partner and an investor in 3 early stage businesses. He is accredited as a management consultant and is currently working with over 70 companies, helping them to prepare for and find growth funding.