Rosemary Coates, MBA
Rosemary Coates is the President of Blue Silk Consulting and the Executive Director of the non-profit Reshoring Institute. She is an Amazon.com Best Selling author with five books on supply chain and operations management including: “42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China,” and “Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes.” She has been a management consultant for over 25 years with nearly 80 clients worldwide. Ms. Coates earned an MBA from University of San Diego and a BS in Business Logistics from Arizona State University. She teaches Global Supply Chain Strategies and Architectures, part time, at UC Berkeley.
Alastair Hood, PhD
Alastair Hood is CEO & Co-founder of Verdafero, Inc., a utility analytics and resource efficiency consulting and software company based in San Jose, California. Prior to founding Verdafero, Dr. Hood was a founding team member, Development Director and Board Member of Nanosight Ltd, UK—a nanotechnology company developing single-nanoparticle analysis systems for the cleantech, biotech, life science and nanotechnology industries. Dr. Hood holds a PhD from the University of Plymouth, UK in the research and development of a novel Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) sensor and benchtop Photon Scanning Tunneling Microscope (PSTM) for the study of biological cell adhesion.
Richard McKay, PhD
Rich McKay is President and founder of Full Spectrum Scientific, a consulting company that delivers customized solutions for clients in the life sciences, helping them gain scientific and commercial traction for their novel technologies. Dr. McKay has worked for companies small and large: from startups developing single-molecule sequencing technologies, to GE Healthcare, where he developed imaging instrumentation for digital pathology and high-throughput cell based screening. Dr. McKay’s PhD work was in G protein mediated signaling in Drosophila and he did his postdoc at NIH where he studied mammalian calcium signaling.
Sean K. Murphy, MS
Sean Murphy is CEO of SKMurphy, Inc., a strategic advisory firm based in Silicon Valley that specializes in market creation and new technology product introduction. Prior to SKMurphy, Mr. Murphy has worked for Cisco Systems, 3Com, and AMD in a variety of engineering management, marketing, and business development roles. He holds a BS in Mathematical Sciences and an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.