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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Seattle Angel and Venture Conference, sponsored by SocialRadius. This event was in Seattle, WA on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

    Photo of Cathi Hatch, President and CEO, Zino Society Cathi Hatch
    President and CEO
    ZINO Society
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    ZINO Society
    Prior to founding ZINO Society, Cathi Hatch has held executive roles and consulted in the restaurant business for over twenty-five years, including her work as director of operations for Schwartz Brothers Restaurants and regional vice president for Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. She currently holds positions on a number of for-profit and nonprofit boards including Zones, Inc.; Pacific Continental Bank; Pacific Northwest Ballet; YMCA, PONCHO and the United Way of King County.

    Photo of Peter Weiss, Angel Investor Peter Weiss

    Angel Investor
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    Angel Investor
    Peter Weiss's career includes more than thirty years of finance and managerial experience; a dozen years consulting on corporate finance and general management issues for early stage companies; and twenty-five years as an early stage investor.

    Mr. Weiss’s consulting practice centers on tailoring capital structures and financing plans to match a business’s capital needs, economics and long-term goals. His experience as a manager and an arms-length investor provides a context for understanding the goals of different stakeholders and has led him to think carefully about how to foster alignment between and among disparate parties. His wide-ranging background has allowed him to develop a variety of tools and techniques to help attract capital and return cash and profits to investors and owners.

    Mr. Weiss’s business principles are rooted in his family’s specialty food company where he worked while growing up. His professional career began on Wall Street with mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buy-outs. His consulting clients include technology, retail, service and manufacturing companies. Mr. Weiss has owned and operated businesses, served on multiple Boards of Directors and been active in a variety of community service organizations.

    Photo of Saqib Rasool, CEO and Angel Investor, Conceivian Saqib Rasool
    CEO, Angel Investor
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    Saqib brings more than 15 years’ experience in technology companies as an executive, a founder, and an investor. He has extensive experience in both enterprise and consumer technologies. His career has spanned multiple industries and sectors including software, health care, education, investments and finance, and clean technology. This experience comes to bear in his multifaceted role as CEO at Conceivian, as software architect, start-up mentor, business strategist, and trusted advisor in a variety of areas to a broad array of client businesses.

    Earlier in his career, Saqib spent eight years at Microsoft in key technology and management roles. He later went on to found the Internet venture Metafos Inc., aimed at revolutionizing the payment systems industry. Metafos was later acquired by an Australian-based private equity firm at $70 million valuation. He also founded, which was widely recognized as a major step forward in social commerce systems for college students.

    Saqib holds a B.S. in Computer Information Sciences from Minnesota State University. Saqib is a voracious reader, an amateur poet, a health nut, and is personally and professionally committed to building out the forthcoming “New Economy” in which he sees a convergence of social, environmental and economic interests.

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