Dr. Mike North,
Founder/Chair

Dr. North holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in engineering with focuses on mechanical design, rapid prototyping, and biomimetic nanotechnology. He’s published in a half dozen major scientific journals, including the journal Nature; and continues to speak internationally on design and innovation.

Mike masterminded builds on the Discovery Channel show Prototype This!, where he led teams of crack inventors, scientists, builders, and engineers to create never before seen spectacles of engineering. Inventions ranged from an omni-directionally driving stilt lifting traffic busting truck to a 30-foot tall waterslide simulator to cutting-edge lifesaving fire fighting equipment.

Mike is now focusing his energy on developing a the ReAllocate community, setting long term strategies, developing capacity building curriculum, and traveling the world spreading the word. In his free time Mike has a design and rapid prototyping firm, North Design Labs, which focuses on rapid innovation, design, and prototyping.

www.northdesignlabs.com

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Timothy Lipton,
Board Member/CFO

Tim is a seasoned and accomplished finance executive, with over 20 years of experience working with both private and public companies, domestic and abroad. He has worked with a number of technology and green-tech start-ups, as well as on Wall Street as an equity research analyst and investment banker where he covered the interactive entertainment software sector. Tim’s general management and operating experience is further complemented by several years directing Switching Gears, which provides early stage technology and green-tech companies a range of services including financial modeling, board selection, key employee identification, business plan creation and refinement, strategic positioning, merger and acquisition advisement, and capital raising activities. He was previously VP Consumer Technology with Morgan Keegan & Company, a subsidiary of Regions Financial, where he executed several IPOs and PIPEs. He started his career on Wall Street with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter after receiving a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Steve Outtrim,
Board Member

Steve is a technology entrepreneur from New Zealand. He is best known for his success in the early dot com boom as the creator of Sausage Software and its flagship product, the HotDog Web Editor. He also founded the software company Majitek and the environment solutions company ekoLiving, and is the former owner of the nutraceutical company Aussie Bodies.

Jeff Diehl,
Senior Story Producer

Jeff tells stories in video of businesses and organizations that integrate meaning into their missions, both in the US and around the world. He has scaled a 20,000 ft. peak in the Bolivian Andes, boated up the Amazon, walked across Spain, climbed three volcanoes, and driven from London to Mongolia.

Bill Landers,
Communications Director

Bill earned his bachelors degree in political science with a focus on energy policy at Boston College and studied land use planning at Tufts University. He migrated to San Francisco in 1995 to work for CMP Media (now UBM) as an executive producer before joining RedHerring.com as managing editor and ultimately executive production manager. When Bill isn’t directing communications efforts for ReAllocate, chances are pretty good he can be found sailing, skiing, camping and playing somewhere in Northern California.

Roy Hardiman,
Board Member

Roy spent almost two decades with Genentech, Inc. in roles that included VP of Alliance Management, VP of Corporate Law and Director and Far East Representative, Business Development. Prior to joining Genentech, Mr. Hardiman was an attorney with the law firm, Morrison & Foerster. Mr. Hardiman also serves on the board of Woodlands, Inc. Mr. Hardiman has degrees in law, biology (biochemistry/molecular biology) and pharmacology.

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