Tech Coast Angels has four networks located in Southern California, enabling us to provide mentoring and guidance locally in the entrepreneurial communities, while leveraging the combined expertise (and capital) of more than 450 members. Each network (or chapter) has its own President and Executive Committee. The Board of Governors (BOG) coordinates policies and activities across all our networks, and sets overall policy. The current members of our Board of Governors are:

  • Jeff Lapin, Chairman
  • David Friedman, Vice Chairman
  • Lisa Walker, President – TCA Orange County
  • Sunny Singh,  President – TCA Los Angeles
  • Mike Napoli, President –  TCA Inland Empire and Chairman Emeritus
  • Dave De Csepel, Chair – Pasadena Angels
  • Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh, Managing Director – MEDA Angels
  • Volker Hüther, BOG Representative – TCA Orange County
  • Molly Schmidt, BOG Representative – Inland Empire
  • Larry Uhl, BOG Representative – Pasadena Angels
  • Dave Berkus, ACE Fund, Chairman Emeritus
  • Richard Sudek, Syndication Chair, Chairman Emeritus
  • Don Kasle, Treasurer, Chairman Emeritus
  • John Harbison, Marketing/ACA Liaison, Chairman Emeritus
  • Surya Jayaweera, Co-Chair IT
  • Lucas Pols, Co-Chair IT
  • Brian Horner, TCA Index Fund
  • Laura Beken, Portfolio and Angel Syndication Network

Past BOG Chairmen:

  • Luis Villalobos (1997-1999)
  • Ken Deemer (2000-2001)
  • Dave Berkus (2002-2003)
  • Vern Yates (2004)
  • John Morris (2005-2006)
  • Frank Peters (2007-2008)
  • Ralph Mayer (2009)
  • Richard Sudek (2010)
  • Mike Napoli (2011)
  • Steve Flaim (2012)
  • Don Kasle (2013)
  • Mike Panesis (2014)
  • Michael Green (2015)
  • John Harbison (2016)
  • Jeff Draa (2017)
  • Chris Hameetman (2018)
  • Grant Van Cleve (2019)
  • Sergio Gurrieri (2020)