Comstock's magazine 0519 - May 2019 - Page 13

more images at SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS OF SACRAMENTO SVP FAST PITCH Social Venture Partners of Sacramento hosted SVP Fast Pitch April 3 at Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento. Fast Pitch recruits 40 business professionals to coach 20 local nonprofits in how to tell their story in a three-minute pitch. The top 10 finalists competed to win more than $90,000 in prize money and in-kind awards. Photography: Tia Gemmell 1 Slamson, mascot, Sacramento Kings; Ashlie Bryant, president and CEO, 3Strands Global Foundation; Victoria Manasyan, CEO, Kids Helping Kids Sacramento; Cameron Law, executive director, SVP Sacramento. 2 Scott Syphax, president and CEO, Syphax Strategic Solutions; Amanda Blackwood, president and CEO, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce; Roger Niello, corporate secretary, The Niello Company; Beth Ruyak, host of “Insight,” Capital Public Radio; Dale Carlsen, CEO, Bunker Wilson. 3 Tara Taylor, executive director, Single Mom Strong. 4 Kevin Bender, executive vice president and chief operating officer, American River Bank; David Ritchie, president and CEO, American River Bank. 5 Joe Collinwood, CEO, CySure and SVP Sacramento board member; Eric Solis, managing director investment officer, Solis Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and SVP Sacramento board member; Jack Crawford, general partner, Impact Venture Capital and SVP Sacramento founder and board member; Mark Haney, CEO, HaneyBiz and SVP Sacramento partner; Cassandra Berry, CEO, Lagunitas Asset Management; Michael Knittel, chief investment officer and lead portfolio manager, Lagunitas Asset Management and SVP Sacramento partner. May 2019 | 13