Advisory Board

Navin Dimond

Navin Dimond is founder, president and CEO of Stonebridge Companies, which owns and operates 42 hotels in the United States. Navin's honors include receiving the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Platinum Management Company of the Year Award, the Award of Excellence from the American Asian Hotel Owners Association, the Hilton Hotels Multi-brand Developer of the Year Award, and Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award for the Rocky Mountain region. Navin holds undergraduate degrees from Washington State University and a master's degree from the University of Denver.

Jeff Potter

Having spent more than 20 years in the airline industry, most recently as president and CEO of Frontier Airlines for five years, Jeff Potter is now CEO of Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club. In addition to 12-years with Frontier, Jeff was president and CEO of Vanguard Airlines. His other airline related experience has involved management positions with McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Pacific Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Northwest Airlines.

Shawn Davison

A serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience in building successful software and technology companies, Shawn is Founder of Davison Ventures, an early stage software venture investment, management and consulting firm specializing in mobile application strategy, design and deployment, as well as Cloud Computing services (migration, scalability & management). Formerly, Shawn has been:

  • CEO of Vozle which built mobile collaboration applications that leverage voice recognition technology
  • Responsible for new technology R&D for RedPrairie Corporation (a $300M privately held software vendor)
  • Co-founder and CTO of StorePerform Technologies — acquired by RedPrairie in 2007
  • CTO of eToys Direct, recently acquired by ToysRus — including eToys.com, KBToys.com and KBkids.com ecommerce sites

David Johnson

David has over 20 years of experience developing successful enterprise and commercial software products. Most recently, David founded lynxLOGIC, a software consulting firm specializing in helping tech startups define and execute their technology strategies. Prior to that, David was CTO of Mocapay, a pioneer in the mobile gift and payments industry, where he architected and led the development of Mocapay's secure, mobile payments platform. Before Mocapay, David was the lead software architect at StorePerform Technologies, where he led the development of StorePerform's flagship Workbench product, used by fortune 100 retailers such as Best Buy and Lowe's. StorePerform was acquired by RedPrairie in 2007. As a software engineer and program manager at Microsoft for six years, he contributed to new, patented web technologies and led teams working on the first releases of Exchange Server and development tools such as Visual InterDev. David received his BSEE from Virginia Tech.