Advisory Board

David G. Grano
David G. Grano - President, CEO and Founder VERO

Dave Grano is president, CEO and founder of VERO, and he serves as chairman and founder of APTUS Financial. Previously, David built the largest network... More

Dave Grano is president, CEO and founder of VERO, and he serves as chairman and founder of APTUS Financial.

Previously, David built the largest network of independent automated teller machines as president and CEO of Card Capture Services (CCS) and subsequently negotiated the sale of CCS to E*TRADE Access.  In the wireless industry, David held executive management positions with US West Cellular, the OneComm division of Nextel and Next Communications’ Pacific Northwest division.

David serves as a board director for several business and nonprofit entities, including the Boys and Girls Aid Society. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international relations from the University of Oregon.

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Robert MacLellan
Robert S. MacLellan - Co-founder of Pacific Coast Restaurants

Robert MacLellan co-founded Pacific Coast Restaurants, Inc. (PCRI) in 1980 and serves as chairman of the board. PCRI is owner/operator of Newport Bay Restaurants, Stanford’s... More

Robert MacLellan co-founded Pacific Coast Restaurants, Inc. (PCRI) in 1980 and serves as chairman of the board. PCRI is owner/operator of Newport Bay Restaurants, Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar, The Portland Steak & Chophouse, The Portland City Grill, Manzana Rotisserie Grill, Henry’s 12th Street Tavern, The Portland Deli Company and Billy Heartbeats. Robert is active in corporate management, including real estate/site selection, finance, legal and marketing.

Prior to PCRI, Robert was a corporate middle management executive for such firms as Taco Bell, and Fotomat Corporation, and he was a vice president of Marriott Corporation’s Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours. For several years Robert served clients nationally as an explosive growth specialist.

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Lee Koehn
Lee Koehn - Lee Koehn & Associates

Lee Koehn has more than 30 years of experience in executive selection, human resources and business management. In 1978, Lee founded an executive search company... More

Lee Koehn has more than 30 years of experience in executive selection, human resources and business management. In 1978, Lee founded an executive search company dedicated to providing the finest in retained executive search services to companies located in the western U.S. Previously, Lee was a vice president, human resources for a Northwest-based Fortune 500 corporation.

Lee has been a leader in education and economic growth issues within the Portland, Ore., community. He co-founded and was past president of the Columbia Willamette Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, co-founded of the 2001 Pacific Northwest Financial Conference, and co-chaired the conference in 2003 and 2004. He was recently elected to the board of directors of Quiktrak and Identity Safeguards. He received his Bachelor of Science from Portland State University.

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Bob Wiggins - Shareholder at Lane Powell PC

Bob Wiggins is a well-known entrepreneur, lawyer and investor in early-stage companies.  Currently, Bob is a shareholder at the law firm Lane Powell PC, where... More

Bob Wiggins is a well-known entrepreneur, lawyer and investor in early-stage companies.  Currently, Bob is a shareholder at the law firm Lane Powell PC, where he focuses on corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and financing events as well as general corporate matters. Most recently, Bob was chairman and CEO of Site9 Inc., a software company located in Portland, Ore.

Additionally, Bob is also currently the manager of Mount Hood Equity Partners, LP, an $8 million venture fund headquartered in Lake Oswego, Ore.  He’s also been an active investor in a number of Pacific Northwest start-ups, including Learning.com; SnapNames.com; Decision Dynamics, Inc.; and DealPlanner, and has served on the Board of Directors or Advisory Board of other companies, including Veris Industries, Inc.; Kentrox; and Cerus Industrial.

Bob is a graduate of the University of Oregon, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.  He also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating first in his class in 1982.

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