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Board of Advisors



James C. Towne - President & COO Microsoft Corporation

Jim was the first President of Microsoft Corporation in 1982.  His career has included roles as VP, President, CEO or Chairman of Greenfield Holdings, Tektronix, Osteo Sciences Corp., Metheus, Photon Kinetics, and MCV.  He holds an MBA from Stanford.



F. Ward Paine - Founder and Managing Partner, Oscco Ventures

Ward was one of the first venture capitalists to open offices at 3000 Sand Hill Road in the late 1960’s.  Since that time, Oscco Ventures raised 3 funds through five partnerships and invested in over 50 deals prior to retiring in 2000. Ward is the father of PPC’s principal partner, Nels Paine



Brent Keeton - Managing Partner, Grange Capital, LLC

Brent Keeton is co-founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Grange Capital. He is responsible for oversight of portfolio management for all client accounts.  Prior to co-founding the firm, Brent spent 16 years with Merrill Lynch and 3 years with UBS/PaineWebber as Senior Vice President, managing portfolios for high net worth individuals, retirement plans, and institutions.



David Arnold - Founder and President, Arnold Partners

Dave is the principal and founder of a boutique executive search firm focused on CFO and Board search for both public and private companies. He has placed over 100 CFO's into a wide variety of industries up and down the West Coast. Dave has spent the last 20 years in executive search after beginning his career in finance at Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer. Dave holds a BA from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.


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