TCA Board of Governors

Tech Coast Angels has five networks across Southern California, allowing us to provide mentoring and guidance locally in the entrepreneurial communities we serve, while leverage the combined expertise (and capital) of our over 300 members.

Each network (or chapter) has its own President and Executive Committee. The Board of Governors (BOG) coordinates activities across all our networks, and sets overall policy. The current members of our Board of Governors are:

  • Jeff Draa, Chairman
  • Chris Hameetman, Vice Chairman and President – TCA Los Angeles
  • Grant Van Cleve, President – TCA Orange County
  • Sergio Gurrieri, President – TCA San Diego
  • Mike Panesis, President, TCA Central Coast and Chairman Emeritus
  • Mike Napoli, President, TCA Inland Empire and Chairman Emeritus
  • John Harbison, Marketing and Chairman Emeritus
  • Bob Fried, BOG Representative – TCA San Diego
  • Bill Waldo, BOG Representative – TCA Orange County
  • Jeff Lapin, BOG Representative – TCA Los Angeles
  • Michael Green, Chairman Emeritus
  • Dave Berkus, ACE Fund  and Chairman Emeritus
  • Richard Sudek, Syndication Chair and Chairman Emeritus
  • Don Kasle, Treasurer and Chairman Emeritus
  • Amir Banifatemi, International Development and Platforms Chair