Michael Gray, CTO- Moovel, TiE Charter Member

Michael was CTO at GlobeSherpa for more than six years before joining Moovel.

Michael is TiE Charter Member and has Masters International Management, Supply Chain Management, PSU.


Nat Parker, CEO- Moovel, TiE Charter Member

Nat oversees the development of cutting edge software solutions to improve urban mobility with exceptional teams in Portland and Austin who are working to connect public transit and alternate transportation options into one seamless experience. Prior to joiningMoovel Nat was Founder and Chief Executive at GlobeSherpa Inc., a software company specializing in mobile ticketing applications for mass transit and other verticals.

Nat is TiE Charter Member and has Masters in International Management, Finance/ Sustainability, PS


Paula Hayes, CEO & Founder

Hue Noir was created by Paula Hayes, an entrepreneurial cosmetics chemist with a degree in biology, an MBA and a life-long love of makeup, sparked by trying her Mom's red lipstick at age 14.  Hue Noir brings to life Paula's dream of empowering women to look and feel their very best.

She began her career in R&D, specializing in product development for prominent clients in the food, beverage, and cosmetics industries, and went on to work in senior management at large corporations, before moving on to use what she'd learned to help build start-up enterprises.

Thanks to her professional and personal experience, Paula knows women of color deserve better makeup options.  To meet that need, she established Hue Noir in Los Angeles, California, and in 2009 relocated her business to the Portland, Oregon region of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Through Hue Noir, she is sharing her passion for beauty with expertly-crafted, skin-friendly products in a rich palette of flattering shades designed specifically to enhance the natural beauty of women with deeper skin tones.


Raghu Raghavan, Founder & Board Member at Act-On Software, Inc

Founder of Act-On Software, one of the fastest growing private companies in America (Forbes List 2013, Inc 500 List in 2013, 2014 & 2015, Deloitte Fast500 list in 2013, 2014 and 2015).

Previously, co-founder of one of the most successful cloud-based marketing technology companies of the past decade: Responsys (NASDAQ: MKTG), eventually acquired by Oracle. As one of two founders, conceived, architected and built pioneering online marketing application service on a multi-tenanted SaaS platform. Built top-notch product development organization spanning 3 geographic locations.


Michael Choi, Chairman, Board of Directors - Axiom EPM

Mike guides the overall direction for Axiom EPM, including company strategy, business development and international expansion efforts. With over 20 years of experience in the enterprise performance management software industry, he has been instrumental to the company’s rapid growth. He was President & CEO at CPM Systems, Inc before joining Axiom.


Michael DeSalvo, Oregon BEST, RAIN Eugene, OSU Advantage Accelerator

Michael is a Product management and partnerships leader, with experience that spans expat and domestic roles. He develops products and strategy across organizations to serve a globally diverse markets. Experience focusing on customer experience and productization across both services and hardware based products. His areas of expertise beyond products include Go-to-Market and service delivery within internet and IoT for consumer to enterprise. Both hands-on and team management throughout product lifecycle including: identification, definition (MRD / PRD), Agile product development, customer segmentation, market positioning and launch.  Served/ing in a variety of business roles from product to partnerships in the UK, EU, MENA, and the US.


Chris Carlson, Entrepreneur and investment Manager

Chris Carlson is a prolific entrepreneur and investment manager. He began his career at UBS O’Connor in 1998 and in 2001 moved to London, working first as a Trader and then Portfolio Manager for the US $1 billion European Risk Arbitrage and Special Situations Fund. In 2003 he joined Deutsche Bank as Vice- President and co-managed the proprietary operations of the equity division in Europe which invested over £500 million across all asset classes. In 2006 Chris founded Caesium Capital an alternative asset investment business which managed over $100mln and returned over 10% per annum through 2010. In 2009 he went on to co-found MusicQubed, a micropayment based digital music service. As COO for MusicQubed from 2009-2014 Chris was responsible for building a global team of over 100 people and over-seeing the development, delivery and rollout of MusicQubed’s products for key partners such as MTV, Vodafone and Telefonica. MusicQubed is now one of the world’s leading digital music services with over 3mln subscribers. Since his return to Oregon Chris has been active in the entrepreneurial community acting as a Board Director for NemaMetrix and as a Charter Member of TiE.  Active in the voluntary sector, Chris is a founding member of the Venture Partnership Foundation, a charitable limited company owned mutually by its founders and donors, who are primarily entrepreneurs from the world of finance, private equity and venture capital.


Kanth Gopalpur, Chair at Business Oregon Commission

Kanth Gopalpur, is a Portland based entrepreneur and angel investor. He is a Board Member at James Beard Public Market, Poached Jobs and TIE Oregon. Kanth had co-founded Monsoon Commerce, Inc. in 2002 and served as its President and CEO. He also founded and led the online operations of Powells.com from 1994 to 2000. He holds a Master’s Degree in Government and International Studies from the University of South Carolina. He has a patent in Online marketplace management system with automated pricing tool.