Board of Advisors
William hurtt, CPA
Mr. Hurtt has over 14 years of experience in taxation specializing in real estate, small to medium sized business, and not-for-profit entities. He spent several years at a national accounting firm where he serviced high-net-worth individuals, private foundations, and real estate owners and developers. William received his Masters in Taxation from the University of Southern California. He is frequently consulted regarding accounting methods and capital gains planning.
Robert Wright, CEO and founder Bungalow Clothing
Mr. Robert Wright is the founder and CEO of Bungalow Clothing. Previously, Rob was a Co-Founder of ReachLocal, Inc. and served as its Executive Vice President and General Manager of Xchange since 2008.
Mr. Wright served as Vice President of Business Development at ReachLocal, Inc. from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Wright was responsible for working with advertising agencies, webmasters, and large web sites that wish to offer their customers access to ReachLocal’s advertising platform.
Prior to ReachLocal, Mr. Wright served as Director of Business Development for WorldWinner, Inc., the leading provider of prize-based tournaments in online games of skill. At WorldWinner, Mr. Wright was responsible for offering WorldWinner’s tournament platform to the Internet’s leading game portals, including Pogo.com, Games.Yahoo.com, Gamesville.Lycos.com, and Shockwave.com.
Mr. Wright also serves on the Development Committee for the Heart Of Los Angeles Youth, a non-profit organization helping under-privileged children enrich their lives through education, athletics, and fine arts.
Lance Bustrum, CEO Alternate Routes, Inc.
Mr. Bustrum has spent over 20 years building connections between companies and their customers. Skilled in understanding how to influence behavior and dissect the true nature of business challenges. In December of 2000, co-founded Alternate Routes, a research and strategy company that specializes in finding new solutions to marketing challenges. Alternate Routes’ clients include companies that range from Fortune 500 to start-up. Lance is a Wharton graduate with a degree in marketing and psychology focus.
RAFAT ALI, CEO SKIFT
Rafat is the CEO/Founder of Skift, a travel intelligence startup that offers news+data+services to professionals in the travel industry and professional travelers.
Previously, he was the founder/CEO of paidContent and ContentNext, which he sold to UK's Guardian News and Media in 2008, and left in 2010. Prior to that, he was managing editor of Silicon Alley Reporter.
Rafat was the Knight Fellow at Indiana University, where he completed his Masters in Journalism, 1999-2000. Prior to that he completed his BSc in Computer Engineering, from AMU in Aligarh, India.