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mike whitaker

Mike has deep roots in the aerospace and aviation sector. His decades of expertise span airlines, aerospace manufacturers, regulation and certification, and all aircraft types—including commercial, GA, and UAS (drones). He is also a sought-after public speaker and commentator who has appeared before audiences ranging from NBC to the US Senate.

  • Deputy Administrator and Chief NextGen Officer, Federal Aviation Administration

  • Senior Vice President, United Airlines

  • Group CEO, InterGlobe

  • Private Pilot

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Dan j. stone

Dan has nearly two decades of experience at executive and board levels in technology and emerging markets. Most recently, he was the CEO of CompuCom a $1.6B IT services company. He has advised many venture capital investors and startups, and has served on multiple company boards.

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Powermat

  • CEO, CompuCom

  • President and General Manager, Lenovo Latin America

  • McKinsey & Company


Michael w. hinshaw, jr.

Mike is an experienced strategic leader who has founded, consulted, and led multiple firms. He currently serves as the CEO of HSM Solutions, a multi-business industrial manufacturing company with 2500+ employees.

  • Founder and Managing Director, Hinshaw Management Consulting

  • McKinsey & Company

  • Honeywell International


dr. daniel sassano

A seasoned expert in the global dental and healthcare industry, Dan ran a successful family dental practice for thirty years while building a psychiatric pharmaceutical company through two private equity recapitalization and a large strategic exit.

  • Co-founder and director of QoL Meds, which acquired Genoa Healthcare and later sold to United Healthcare through PE recapitalization with Nautic Partners and Advent International

  • Corporate Director, Capital First Trust Inc.

  • Private Equity investor and board member in various health care, financial, and business services companies

  • Founder, Sassano Family Dental Care