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  • I provide complimentary info, services and contacts re International development in France's Silicon Valley - Grenoble (Isere county, southeastern valley of...

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    I provide complimentary info, services and contacts re International development in France's Silicon Valley - Grenoble (Isere county, southeastern valley of the French Alps) and surrounding AuRA region.

    I also assist local and incoming French companies and labs with their networks in the US and Canada.

    I am a team member of French Cluster (Los Angeles), partner of Business France in the US, member of French Founders.
    Specialties: Micro- and Nanotechnology, EDA, software, AI,  new materials, new technologies for energy/renewable energies/cleantech/, smart cities, ICT, Software, nanomedicine, medical devices, Bio- IT, etc. International Trade and development.

  • Over 35 years of hands on experience in the financial and business management of entrepreneurial companies.

    As founder and CEO of Straight Line Management™ I specialize in providing financial expertise and mentoring to high-potential...

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    Over 35 years of hands on experience in the financial and business management of entrepreneurial companies.

    As founder and CEO of Straight Line Management™ I specialize in providing financial expertise and mentoring to high-potential early stage companies. I help them to increase profitability, secure funding, evaluate and capitalize on opportunities, streamline financial operations, and get the financial side of the business under control.

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    Mark Siegfried is a business development and client relationship leader with over 30 years of experience.  He has held sales and business development leadership positions at the local, regional and national levels, with public and private companies.  Mark’s industry expertise includes but is not limited to aerospace & defense, healthcare, life sciences, financial services and technology.

    As Director of Business Development at CBIZ MHM, LLC, Mark works closely with the client service professionals to develop CBIZ’s practice in Southern California.  CBIZ is one of the nation’s leading providers of professional advisory services, focused on accounting, tax, benefits and insurance, HR and payroll solutions. The firm’s clients have access to an unparalleled portfolio of solutions, delivered through a distinctive combination of locally based trusted advisors, backed by a national team of specialized experts.

    Previously, Mark was a Client Relationship Director with Stanton Chase where he worked closely with Stanton Chase search consultants to develop the practice, and support client service efforts.  He currently serves as an Advisory Director to the firm.

    Prior to working with Stanton Chase, Mark was a Business Development Executive in the Los Angeles office of Moss Adams.  There he focused on developing the firm’s relationships with companies in the aerospace & defense, healthcare, life sciences, and technology industries.  Prior to Moss Adams, Mark was one of the Founding Executives of Archetype Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm providing private wealth management advice and guidance to mass affluent clients.  His experience also includes eight years as a Client Relationship Executive with PricewaterhouseCoopers where in addition to business development, he facilitated sales methodologies workshops for partners and directors, and led account planning workshops for strategic clients.  He also spent ten years in sales leadership positions at AT&T, and six years in senior account management roles with National Semiconductor.

    Mark was elected President of LAVA in 2020 after serving on the Board for four years.  Other professional affiliations include… Chairman of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Aerospace & Defense Forum; member of the Company Screening Committee of the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio); Executive Committee and Assistant Group Leader for ProVisors Healthcare Affinity Group; and former Treasurer and Board member of the Association for Strategic Planning. 

    Mark is a graduate of the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University, and resides in Orange County, CA.

  • Innovative problem solver who values simplicity, efficiency, and collaboration between people and organizations, with strong experience in financial...

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    Innovative problem solver who values simplicity, efficiency, and collaboration between people and organizations, with strong experience in financial modeling and data analytics to inform and support quick decisions on complex issues. Specific experience developing, deploying, and supporting new technologies to thousands of retail locations using 3rd party logistics and service providers.

    Specialties: Finding opportunities, conserving resources, enabling people, satisfying customers, analyzing data

  • Heidi Hubbeling is the Chief Operating Officer of the Preccelerator Program and Director of Marketing for top Southern California startup law firm Stubbs Alderton & Markiles.  The Santa Monica-based Preccelerator Program, an accelerator program for early-stage startup...

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    Heidi Hubbeling is the Chief Operating Officer of the Preccelerator Program and Director of Marketing for top Southern California startup law firm Stubbs Alderton & Markiles.  The Santa Monica-based Preccelerator Program, an accelerator program for early-stage startup companies, provides business setup, co-working space, networking, education from over 50+ in-house events per year, mentorship and valuable perks  worth over $250,000 to its participants.  Heidi surrounds the companies with resources, acts as business advisor and helps guide them through the fundraising process.  Heidi’s experience in professional services marketing, relationship building, business development strategy and entrepreneurship spans 16 years.  Heidi attended SUNY Buffalo where she obtained degrees in Business & Economics and Human Resource Management.