Team

ThinkTank is led by a world-class Executive Board of Directors supporting a senior management team. Our leaders have vast experience in starting and managing large-scale, global businesses and advising early-stage and mature ventures around the world.

Executive Board

Executive Chairman – ThinkTank Innovation, Inc.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer – VentureMoney Management Co.

More than 25 years experience investing in and managing early-stage businesses, distressed situations and the emerging markets. Started businesses that employed in excess of 10,000 employees.

Director – ThinkTank Innovation, Inc.
Trade Commissioner at the Consulate of Canada


Mario has over 11 years of R&D at Ericsson, and 10 years representing Canada’s science, technology, and innovation as Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Consulate in San Diego. He is also a Board Director of industry organizations like EvoNexus, NovaComm, and The Maritime Alliance.

Director, Secretary and General Counsel – ThinkTank Innovation, Inc.
Partner; Chair – India Desk & Cryptocurrency Group – Thompson, Hine, LLP

A current Partner in the Thompson, Hine, LLP law firm in New York, Jim is an extensive authority on securities and corporate transactions, in the United States and internationally,

Director – ThinkTank Innovation, Inc.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Commercialization – UC San Diego


Dr. Roben is transforming the functions provided by the UCSD Technology Transfer Office, Industry Research Alliances, and Industry Contracting into an integrated organization to include patenting, strategic corporate research partnering and industry contracts.

Director – ThinkTank Innovation, Inc.
Partner; Leader of Emerging Growth & Venture Capital Practice Group – Procopio


Roger is the Emerging Growth & Technology Practice Group Leader at Procopio. He has extensive experience advising emerging growth companies, from inception through exit, and the investors that finance them.

Director – ThinkTank Innovation, Inc.
National Community Leader – US Ignite


Responsible for leading the Smart Gigabit Communities Initiative at US Ignite, a non-profit supported by the National Science Foundation and Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House.


Operating Personnel

Chief Innovation Officer – ThinkTank Innovation, Inc.
Managing Director – Velocity Media Ventures


Noted Venture Capitalist having founded Citi Ventures and Velocity Media Ventures with over 38 years experience in providing vision, leadership and strategic direction for the planning, implementation and operations of technologies and systems for global, high visibility environments in support of business initiatives.

Entrepreneur in Residence – ThinkTank Innovation, Inc.
Co-Founder – VentureMoney Management Co.


Entrepreneur with more than 15 years of ownership and operating experience of companies serving the telecommunications and power utility industries. Owned businesses provided project management and design solutions to the nations largest wireless providers.

Managing Director of Donor Relations- ThinkTank Innovation, Inc.


Gina is a seasoned financial professional and has held senior management positions in local as well as national not-for-profit entities. She has held positions at Bank of America and U.S. Bank and founded Hannah’s Crusade.