Sanjay Sabnani is a serial entrepreneur and business strategist with a long-standing passion for the Internet and Technology industry and online network community building. Sabnani has been an active proponent of message boards since 2002, when he acquired General Mayhem (www.genmay.com), his first message board community.
Sabnani has occupied senior executive positions in several publicly held companies: as EVP Strategic Development at Hythiam, Inc. (HYTM), as Director of Business Development and Strategy at OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS), and as President and Director at Venture Catalyst, Inc. (VCAT).
Sabnani achieved recognition as an expert at each company and its respective industry space, assisting in raising over $200 million in public equity financing for these companies. In addition, Sabnani has served as Chairman of the Board for two distinguished non-profits, Artwallah (arts festival) and TiE SoCAl (venture capital networking) and is also the founder of a California based charity EndDependence, which grants scholarships for addiction treatment.
Sanjay Sabnani is married with three daughters, all currently residing in Porter Ranch, California. Sabnani received his BA in English Literature from UCLA.
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Mr. Weiss, a CPA with a BBA in Accounting from Emory University, has approximately 20 years of related finance and accounting experience, and most recently headed up finance and business operations for a Bay Area Internet startup, Xtranormal. Prior to that, Mr. Weiss was Chief Financial Officer of Sandbox Industries, based in Chicago, where he helped provide strategic financial management for a hybrid venture capital firm engaged in healthcare fund management, new business incubation, and new business accelerators. Mr. Weiss was also a regional CFO for a Goldman Sachs Partners Company, USI Holdings, and began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Rich has over 15 years of experience in various operations, finance, strategic planning and corporate development positions across multiple industries. Most recently, Rich was VP of Operations for a publicly traded healthcare services company, and was primarily responsible for managing the delivery and operations of the company’s product for health plan clients throughout the US. Rich has also recently consulted for and provided financial expertise to technology clients. Rich is a CPA, and started his career with Ernst & Young in assurance services, working in both the New York and San Francisco offices specializing on banking and technology clients. Rich earned BS in Accounting from NYU and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He enjoys reading, lap swimming and spending time with his family.