Judy Robinett is a business thought-leader and funding expert with over thirty years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, including stints as CEO of public and private companies and management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She serves on the advisory board of Illuminate VC in Menlo Park, a top tier micro VC whose portfolio includes the highly successful company Xactly, and Pereg VC in NYC. She also serves on the advisory board of Springboard which has raised $8 billion, had 10 IPO’s and 123 M&A transaction. Ms. Robinett has worked with numerous startups and high growth companies as a strategic advisor, plus served on many boards. Globally, Judy Robinett is becoming known as a “super connector,” making powerful introductions daily using her titanium digital rolodex to introduce one power leader to another. A sought-after speaker, she has given 300+ speeches worldwide on funding strategies, licensing, business ethics, transparency, board responsibilities and leadership. She is currently writing a business book for publication by McGraw-Hill in the spring of 2014. She is the former Managing Director, Golden Seeds angel investment firm; former CEO of Senta Performance Hearing Technologies and publicly-traded Medical Discoveries Inc. She held management positions at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center, Universal Frozen Foods, and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. She was also a member of Department of Commerce team that wrote standards for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence in Healthcare.