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:

  • Grant Van Cleve, Chairman
  • Sergio Gurrieri, Vice Chairman
  • Hicham Semaan, President – TCA Orange County
  • Eric Schiffer,  President – TCA Los Angeles
  • Dean Rosenberg, 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
  • 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
  • Arash Sani, Portfolio and Angel Syndication Network
  • Michael Green, Chairman Emeritus
  • Jeff Draa, Chairman Emeritus
  • Chris Hameetman, Chairman Emeritus