Irv Cohen spent over thirty years as an executive for the Wall Street banks and large private conglomerates, including a position as a senior executive with JP Morgan where he relocated 2500 high-paying jobs to the Tampa Bay area. Irv now lends his wealth of knowledge and expertise to multiple high-impact organizations including SeedFunders, Social Venture Partners and the St. Petersburg Group.
Joe Hamilton is connected to several organizations working to better St Petersburg. He is the co-founder of the St Petersburg Group, a civic-focused consulting group that founded The St Pete Catalyst and St Petersburg Press. He is also a partner in SeedFunders and Social Venture Partners. He hosts several programs including Startup Report, Impact Catalyst and the St Pete X podcast.
Dzuy Nguyen has been in the tech space for a long time (he wrote his first QBASIC program at age 7). A well-rounded technologist, he has been everything from a help desk technician, developer, project manager, to his current role as Managing Partner and C.O.O. of Big Sea, a marketing agency with offices in St Petersburg and Colorado Springs.
Drawing on a decades-long career in philanthropy and nonprofits, Karen brings expertise in strategy and communications to her role as the Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Foundation. She excels at helping mission-driven organizations position, brand and deliver on their unique value propositions and engage authentically with donors, funders and communities. Previous work includes leadership roles at the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.