Board of Directors

Margi Sullivan – Chairwoman of the Board

Margi Sullivan is a native of the Bay Area.  After earning a BFA from California College of the Arts in Environmental Design, she has had an extensive and varied career. Margi started out as an interior designer with the architectural firm of Whisler Patri.  She joined Rucker Fuller as a designer and left as the Vice President of Business Development.  She established SideMark San Francisco, a furniture dealership that focused on creating healthy workplaces that supported ergonomics and interesting spaces for the users. Mid career she also worked as a publicist for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, Walt Disney’s World on Ice and AOL. She also was in-house with Gensler Worldwide Architecture and supported their Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Francisco and Seattle branches. Margi has served on a number of boards and has received numerous awards from her community.

Laura Guido-Clark – Founder/President

Laura Guido-Clark is the principal of Laura Guido-Clark Design, LLC, a multiple disciplinary design studio that specializes in the human experience. She is the Global Creative Director of Materials Innovation for Herman Miller in addition to collaborating on color, materials and finishes with companies like Kodak, HP, Samsung and Toyota - and industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, and home furnishings. Her textile and pattern design include work for HBF, Carnegie, Pallas, FLOR and Uncommon. As a result of her expertise, Laura has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on design, and was an expert design blogger for Fast Company magazine. She was honored as the IIDA Northern California Chapter recipient of the 2014 Leadership Award of Excellence. Laura has a B.F.A. in Interior Design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Prior to founding her own firm, Laura served as the Vice President of Design for Deepa Textiles in San Francisco, and taught color & materials at CCA and University of California at Berkeley.

Chris Domina – Vice President

Chris Domina is a partner and senior member of the global brand team at IDEO, a global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. He leads a Bay Area group that focuses on designing brand-driven experiences that create business growth and impact. Chris has worked with a diverse range of clients including eBay, Nike, Citi Bank, Air New Zealand, Timberland, Procter and Gamble, Accenture, Snap-on, and the National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining IDEO, Chris was the Director of Design and a member of the executive management team at Metro, a furniture manufacturer and subsidiary of Steelcase. He was responsible for overall strategy, design direction, and new product development for which he was awarded numerous patents. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Arizona State University and an MFA from the University of Illinois. He also studied at the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy.

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Katie Bowman – Secretary

Katie Bowman is the principal and founder of Acta Non Verba Inc, an architecture and interior design studio that specializes in aviation and hospitality projects. She has worked on projects across the US for Motorola, Google, Hyatt, as well as internationally for the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.  Closer to home in San Francisco, Katie completed the renovation of Palio restaurant as well as being a design manager for the new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport.

Katie is a native of Alabama and has a Bachelor of Interior Design degree from Auburn University. Prior to founding her own firm, Katie worked for many leading architecture firms in Chicago such as RTKL, VOA and HOK before coming to her senses and fleeing winter and moving to the left coast to continue to work for HOK, Google and being the first project leader for M Moser Associates’ San Francisco office. 





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Andrew Belschner -Fine Arts Community Liaison

Andrew currently works as a fine artist, after a long career in architecture and design.  He has a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University and has worked with Caudill Rowlett Scott in Houston, and in San Francisco with Skidmore Owings & Merrill.  He was a partner with Robinson Mills & Williams and with AndrewBelschnerJosephVincent, both in San Francisco.  More recently Andrew has worked from his own design studio as a consultant in product design to textile, carpet, and furniture manufacturers.  He received the IIDA Leadership Award of Excellence in 2012.  Currently Andrew is represented as an artist by Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco.

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Mark McGourty -Treasurer

Mark joined Sensys Networks, Inc. in 2015 as Vice President of Finance and Administration and was made CFO in 2016.
Mark has over 35 years of experience as a financial executive. Mark is a results-driven financial executive with extensive startup experience and specializes in operations, infrastructure and capital markets.
Prior to joining Sensys Mark was the CFO of Bear Data Solutions, Inc., where he led the turnaround of the company and enable the successful sale to a publically traded company in the fall of 2014.
Prior to Bear Data, Mark was the CFO at Eightfold Logic, Inc. from May 2009 to March 2012. In addition to his responsibilities as CFO, in June 2011, the Board of Directors asked him to assume the role of CEO. In his capacity as CEO/CFO, Mark oversaw all of the company's operations.
Additionally, in 2011, Mark provided consulting services to The DealMap regarding its financial and administrative functions and assisted in the sale of the Company to Google in July 2011.
Mark previously held the COO and CFO position at The Sports Retail Networks Inc., where he directed the day to day operations of the company. Prior to The Sports Retail Networks, Inc, he held a variety of senior financial positions at BayHill Partners LLC, Atherton Capital Incorporated, Brokers Acceptance Corporation, First California Mortgage Company and The Associates. Mark began his career as a Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young. He received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Founding Board Member Emeritus

Frank Merlotti, Jr. - Chairman of the Board  (President, Coalesse)

Shaun F. Wilde - Vice President  (Global Marketing Manager, CSC)

Kevin Lee

 

Advisory Board

Connie Riccardi
Shaun F. Wilde
Susan Jue
Krista Markell