We want to bring trust and transparency to private practice.
1. You can be the best.
We expect you to join our team at a certain threshold of expertise with the desire and willingness to learn. Following, we will provide a pathway for each individual to be pushed to achieve their full potential. We expect you take that pathway because you can.
2. There are no stupid questions.
We promote transparency and self-growth. If there is something that you do not understand, we encourage you and support your development. You do not become the highest performer until you are secure and humble enough to understand your weaknesses. Do not be afraid of what you do not know and ask for help when you need it.
3. Be passionate.
Whatever you do, put your heart into it or else why are you doing it. We will give you the tools to succeed if you show us what drives you.
4. Attract influencers.
To create social change, we need to be mindful of who represents us and how they are creating meaningful impact among our communities. We want our team to continue to expand and grow but we want to make sure we are promoting our key values to the public.
5. Do the impossible.
We want to give you a playground to be creative, innovative, think differently, and believe that the present circumstances or available resources are not limiting to our future perceptions, functionalities, and social norms.
Dr. Antigone Skoulas is an alumnus of UCLA, Arthur a. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. She has held a variety of leadership roles in California including at the UCLA School of Dentistry, California Dental Association, Western Los Angeles Dental Society, San Francisco Dental Society, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and a variety of other political involvements. She has been a practicing dentist for ten years and has had her own successful start-up dental practice in the Financial District of San Francisco for the last four. She loves yoga, her cat, travel, concerts, rowing, Lipstick Jungle (the TV show), her friends, and family.
Mark Miller's 35 year career has included positions within some of the largest and most advanced computer science and Internet companies. These included Cisco Systems Inc. where he played a leadership role in graphic user interface (GUI) design for the network management business unit, as well as leading an effort for deploying network management capability via "push" technologies; and also Sun Microsystems Inc. where he directed a team to develop and execute various porting and optimization systems for the Sun-386i. As one of the pioneering developers for 3D graphics workstations, Mr. Miller was the first to adapt screen-top controls to the PHIGS input model. A hands-on executive, Mr. Miller typically acts as the lead coder and system architect despite his usual title of CTO. Mr. Miller received a B.S.E.E., Computer Engineering, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and resides in Los Angeles.
I thrive in a position that you have to give it your all. I currently get to live that experience in ad tech at Machine Zone. We work with intense deadlines, and in a field where dropping the ball is not an option. Specialties: Creative Design, Creative Implementation, User Interface and Experience.
Patrick Shannon, MS holds degrees from both MIT and Stanford. He has 10+ years of experience in innovation and technology strategy. He has completed the Founders Institute Incubator program in DC. He has been a three-time founder in other start-ups including Drivana (social bookmarking for your bucketliste), Empower Inc (Far field wireless power transmission), and Breadbox (subscription bake at home artisan bread kits). He is a current executive in a VC backed aerospace startup in Silicon Valley and is developing a suite of technologies and regulatory products to reduce time to orbit for new satellite-based business from 3-4 years to < 1 year.
Dr. Chris Salierno is a general dentist from Long Island, New York. He graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Dr. Salierno has served as the National President of the American Student Dental Association, Chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee, and as President of his local dental society. He lectures internationally on clinical dentistry, practice management, and leadership development. His material can be viewed on his blog, The Curious Dentist. In 2014, Dr. Salierno became the Chief Editor of Dental Economics.
Dr. Andrew Sarowitz is a Dentist practicing in New York City since 2009. He is the owner and founder of 5 dental offices throughout the city. He is the official medical staff of the Brooklyn Nets. He also is an angel investor in various startups including: Kush Marketplace, BeeRoll, and OpenFan.
Bo Pulito has over 10 years experience working in the internet technology sector with an emphasis on partnerships and new business development. He is currently a member of the Global Business Development team at Google where he focuses on new and emerging platform partnerships related to Google’s core revenue business, advertising. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson and BAs in Mathematics and Economics from Boston College. Bo lives in the Bay Area with his family of four (6 month-old son and a dog) and enjoy spontaneous vacations, good sushi and stand-up comedy.
Colby Smith, DDS is a practicing dentist in Los Angeles. He is currently the director of Advanced General Dentistry at UCLA. He holds degrees from UCLA and UCSB. He is highly involved in leadership through the Rotary Club and Western Los Angeles Dental Society. His practice philosophy is simple: nothing is stronger than your natural teeth. His goal is to help people preserve their smiles through minimally invasive treatment and an emphasis on prevention. He has advanced training in most aspects of general dentistry, including dental implants, porcelain veneers and customized smile makeovers.
Michael D. Ashton is a lawyer in solo practice in New York City, where he specializes in corporate transactional law and litigation. He has worked extensively in matters involving domestic corporate assets, business formation, contractual disputes, leases, and collections. He is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the New York County Lawyers Association. He earned his J.D. in 2015 from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and his B.S. in political science from the University of Alabama. He is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey.
Jon Avidor is the founder of Startup.Law. Startup.Law provides responsive legal services to startups and investors across all phases of maturity – from formation to exit – and focuses on building the foundations and structures needed to launch profitable ventures and accelerate enterprise growth. As entrepreneurs and investors ourselves, we are uniquely positioned to help navigate the confluence of technology and opportunity in today’s innovation ecosystem. He is a Northwestern MBA/JD Graduate, and UCD graduate.