Ravi Gundlapalli, Ph.D.


Thought leader on global talent development and mentoring, Ravi’s vision has been acknowledged by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and featured in HBR, Forbes India, Knowledge @ Wharton, World Demographic Forum. Before MentorCloud, Ravi was Founder & Chief Mentor at Turning Point Academy for four years, and led supply chain solutions and delivery for Boeing 787, Raytheon, Cypress and Hitachi GST for eight years.

Tony Karrer, Ph.D.


One of the top technologists in eLearning, Tony is known for working with numerous startups and being the original CTO for eHarmony during its first four years. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years, and has also worked with many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.

Sriram Peruvemba


With over two decades of marketing experience at large and small high tech companies, Sriram has held senior level positions at E Ink, Sharp Corp, TFS Inc, Planar Systems, and Suntronic Technology. He has earned a BSEE, a MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, and is also Head of Marketing at The Society For Information Display (SID) as well as advisor/board member to several high tech firms.

Richie Norton


The bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid and Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It, Richie is a strategic advisor to businesses, organizations and individuals, an international speaker, and CEO and Founder of Global Consulting Circle. Richie has been featured in Forbes, Businessweek, Young Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, amongst others. The 2013 San Francisco Book Festival named The Power of Starting Something Stupid the winner of the business category and the grand prize winner of all book categories in its annual competition. 

Vidya Kaipa


Former content editor for a Berkeley-based travel start-up and freelance political researcher, Vidya is a recent graduate with B.A.s in Political Science and Sociology from UC Berkeley. An avid world traveler, Vidya just finished a year-long Voyage across eighteen countries. Her backpack temporarily retired, she is now focused on bringing MentorCloud to the world instead.  


Marla Gottschalk, Ph.D.

Industrial/Organizational Psychologist who specializes in workplace success strategies and organizational change, Marla explores current topics related to workplace effectiveness, including those related to organizational development, employee engagement and personal growth. Her views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, American Express Open Forum, CareerBuilder and other outlets worldwide. She is currently a member of the LinkedIn Influencer program, and holds a doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a minor in Multivariate Statistics from Wayne State University, and a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University.

Fernando Sepulveda

The founding partner and CEO of Impulsa, a business accelerator with operations in the US, Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Sweden, Fernando also serves on the Board of National Business Incubation Association and is an alum of Harvard KSG and McKinsey. He also served as an advisor to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education in Mexico.

Thomas Squeo

Recognized expert in e-learning, assessment and academic publishing technologies, Thomas was previously CPO & CTO at Declara, CTO at Pierson Labs and CIO at Measured Progress.

Scott Swimley

Involved in human capital and recruiting for over 25 years, Scott is a recognized as a thought leader in the space having been involved in starting several revolutionary companies such as Resumix (acquired by Yahoo!), Alumwire (acquired by TalentCircles), and Gild.  He has a unique perspective having been an entrepreneur seeking funding and well as recruiting for several of Silicon Valley’s game-changing companies.

Rajesh Setty

Cofounder and president of Witty Parrot, Rajesh is a serial entrepreneur, author, and creative marketing expert. He has cofounded eight startups since 2000, written 14 books since the age of 13, and worked as an award-winning teacher at the Founder Institute. He also serves on the boards of Jiffle and Compassites Software, and has been a member of the Band of Angels since 2007. He has been blogging since 2005 and as of today has more than 1900 posts on his blog. You can follow him on Facebook or on Twitter (@rajsetty). 

Joint Venture Partners

Invent Your Future (IYF) is a career and community accelerator supporting corporate employee networks. IYF offers program development and year round learning opportunities including webinars, conferences, speaker series and an online digital resource library. IYF has special expertise in programming for corporate leadership and mentorship initiatives.

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