FREDERICK CARY, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder Mr. Cary is a senior executive, strategic consultant, attorney and investment banker. He has focused on building global companies from startup stage through exit by IPO or M&A. As an operational executive (CEO/Chairman) he has built high-growth businesses in finance, enterprise software, mobile technologies, Web services, and digital video, HDTV, broadband and Personalized television, as well as consumer related product companies. He has led many mergers and acquisitions both as an executive and as counsel. Mr. Cary received his JD degree from Thomas Jefferson in California, attended post graduate certificate studies at Harvard Law School, and obtained his international MBA with Honors from the University of Liverpool. Sample deals as CEO and typically first employee: Boxlot – negotiated a $120 million sale to a public company. Path 1 – took the company public with a $30 million IPO. Imagine Communications – a global company with $500 million in annual revenue and 1,200 employees. City Loan – increased revenue to $25 million and expanded into 8 states. As an investment banker, iBankers raised $2 billion in two years.
MICHAEL CORRADINI, CEO & Co-Founder Mr. Corradini has spent his entire life as an entrepreneur, creating and testing methods that have helped over 300 inventors and entrepreneurs develop, fund, or grow their ideas. He has launched a multitude of successful business ventures himself from financial lead generation, to real estate investing, international seminars, a real estate brokerage, and patent commercialization. He has also founded and grown two private companies to achieve Inc. 500 status. As a former director at the Los Angeles World Trade Center, he helped entrepreneurs source raw materials globally for their products. Mr. Corradini received a B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Southern California and graduated from the Lloyd Greif School of Entrepreneurship. Mr. Corradini is a health addict, snowboarder, and a compulsive problem solver.
JESSICA PEAK, Director of Project Management Ms. Peak is the Director of Project Management for our entire highly skilled project success team. As such, our wise-beyond-her-years Director is responsible for facilitating our entrepreneur partners’ vision – turning their dreams to reality. She manages well over 100 projects for IdeaPros and is personally responsible for many of the ﬁve star reviews we have received from our grateful partners. Previously, Ms. Peak was a volunteer at Farm Animal Rescue and is the youngest local member of P.E.O, a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship. A true over-achiever, Ms. Peak graduated high school in just two years and is currently attending Harvard Business School every evening after her typical 10-hour day.
MARGOT SANDY Ms. Sandy is the key engineering and manufacturing liaison for IdeaPros. Previously, Margot was part of the Brookstone Lab as a Senior Mechanical Engineer after years of developing consumer products as a Product Development Engineer at Fisher-Price. In her roles at these companies she was responsible for developing consumer products in cross-functional teams (Marketing, Industrial Design, Packaging Engineers, Quality Engineers and Electrical Engineers) from product conception to production start. These variety of experiences and her educational background at Rochester Institute of Technology (MS / BS Engineering) have allowed Margot to excel in Product Development and fueled her passion for learning and product creation. She has developed over 200 consumer products from product conception to production start, and the products she’s developed have been featured in, among other places, Macy’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Brookstone, Amazon, Best Buy and Sears. In addition to her work experiences, Margot is an author, has a passion for volunteering and enjoys competitive running, CrossFit, corny jokes and international travel. She recently has accepted the President’s Scholarship Award at Imperial College London and will work towards her PhD while continuing to make IdeaPros’ products come to life.
SIMON SOLOTKO, Director of Crowdfunding Mr. Solotko is an expert Marketer and Industry Analyst. He is one of our top crowd funding experts. He has served as a CMO and led seminal crowdfunding projects including The Virtuix Omni, Sriracha Stix, Laelaps GPS, NimbleVR (canceled due to Facebook Acquisition), Avid Union Blade, and many more. Crowdfunded projects need to have a good target audience, strong appeal, and articulate with online audiences coherently. He helps design and execute efficient campaigns with tangible, exciting, and sensible rewards for backers, and a sense of importance, authenticity innovation to ignite the imagination of backers. Previously, Mr. Solotko spent five years at Raytheon IIS in business and strategic planning. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Texas, a BA from the University of Chicago, and has studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Harvard and Kent State University. Simon is at the vanguard of augmented and virtual reality and has developed unique visualization and interface technologies.
MATT FICHTNER, Director of Online Sales Mr. Fichtner is a top seller on Amazon and an expert online marketer. He has 11 years active duty as a helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps. He began his entrepreneurial journey while completing his capstone project for his MBA program at USC and ended up doing over $250,000 in sales on Amazon by the end of the calendar year. He now has eight different products selling on Amazon and is adding more as fast as he can. Mr. Fichtner belongs to multiple Amazon business groups, online selling masterminds, and has learned from some of the most successful online sellers in the world. As he learns more every day about expanding his own sales channels he looks forward to helping people get their ideas off the ground utilizing the power of Amazon and online pre-orders.
San Diego Team
Frederick Cary Executive Chairman
Michael Corradini CEO
Jessica Peak Director of Project Management
Kevin Nguyen Project Team Leader
Cameron Bunker Senior Web Developer & Project Manager