Alexander Barangan


Team leader and senior engineer with demonstrated success in product development at all phases. Hands on experience with shipping/deploying consumer electronics, biometrics, embedded cryptography, fintech, decentralization, machine learning, IoT devices, and too many other buzzwords.

Landon Ritchie


Landon Ritchie was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1980. He studied Internet Technology at Grays Harbor College and has certifications in A+ and Net+.

He began his career in web development as a freelance developer for Market America and TXRTech. Landon began working at Design Visionaries in 2008, where he moved into Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design. After years of field training in real world design and manufacturing, Landon has amassed a large skillset in product design, development and manufacturing. He notes that one of the most impressive things about CAD is its ability to take an idea to a physical object.

Landon also works in application and game development, and most notably created Virtual Coach, and virtual reality-enabled 3D football app. Landon is also an aspiring manga artist, father of three, and loving husband.

Patrick Manning


A dynamic executive with cross-functional experience in areas of business development, technical sales, project, and global supply chain management. Deep, hands-on understanding of identifying viable opportunities, designing solutions, and bringing new/innovative products to market. Proven track record of developing strategic business partnerships with clients, vendors and key executive stakeholders. Strong team leader with a record of motivating, coaching, mentoring, and contributing continuous improvements to enhance or transform performance.

Strategic Partnerships | Product Design/Development | Client Relations | Global Supply Chain Management | Vendor Management |Account Management | Business Planning | International Sales | Product Management | Fabless IC/Silicon Foundry |NPI | Consulting

Industries: IoT | Consumer Electronics | Semiconductors | Embedded Systems | Wearables/Hearable’s | Network Storage

Ted Lanes


Receivership, forensics, restructuring and turnaround professional with a significant track record of accomplishments in a variety of industries. Experience in business advisory services, venture capital and corporate management. MBA (USC ’89) and Anti-Money Laundering certification from ACAMS (in progress)

Specialties: Receivership, forensics, distressed and under performing situations, financial and operational restructuring, capital raising, performance improvement, interim management, cash and working capital management.

Member, NAFER (National Association of Federal Equity Receivers)

Roger Brasel, AIA, NCARB



Roger Brasel was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University, receiving a degree in Architectural Studies in 1976. He met his future wife Nancy at OSU and they married in 1976. Roger and Nancy moved to Hawaii in the spring of 1977. Nancy is now the office manager and accountant for Hawaii Island Architects, LLC. Roger became a licensed architect in 1983 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has developed a deep appreciation for Hawaiian architecture and has devoted his time to designing custom homes in the Hawaiian style. Roger is an avid golfer and plays the variety of courses available in the Islands. He and Nancy share a love for the outdoors and enjoy an active Hawaiian lifestyle.
Roger noticed the need for a water meter monitoring device after personally experiencing several undetected water leaks at his own home and in Architectural projects. It seemed possible and practical that a device could be created to remotely and practically monitor and shut off water flow. Roger created and applied for the patent for the Flow Sentinel and assembled the team to develop the product and make it a reality.

Dr. William R. Underhill, JD, MBA, EdD


2019 -Present Co- Founder and CEO of Hydrodynamics Technologies

2018-Present Co-Founder and CEO of Game On developer of Walk Ons
Hotels and Restaurants

2013-Present Co-Founder and CFO of Brand Vegas Ticketing company

2007-Present Partner in Lakemore Canyon Development a $500 million dollar
Nevada land reclamation project in Las Vegas

2004-Present Founder and CEO, RUN Restaurants, LLC. Exclusive
Developers of Hash House A Go Go Restaurants

2001–2004 Part time Professor, Business Management, University of
Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Founder, Skeeter Barnes Barbecue, multi-unit Mid West
restaurant chain

1999-2004 CEO-Founder, Paladin Entertainment, LLC
Noche Restaurant and Nightclub, New York, NY
River Rock Casino, Sonoma, CA
Partner, Chicago area casino project

1997-2001 Chairman and Founder, Whiskey Creek Steak House, Nebraska
Built a $20+ million casual dining company
Sold in 2001 yielding a 40% compound return to all
equity investors

1995-1999 CEO Late Nite Magic Entertainment Company
Partnered with Walt Disney Company and Conseco
Assembled management team, raised equity capital
and secured real estate in New York, NY; Orlando,
FL; Paris, France and Los Angeles, CA

1990-1995 President and CEO, RAX Restaurants, Columbus, Ohio
Reorganized $200 million fast food system
Raised equity and restructured debt-guided company
through reorganization
turned company from $14 million annual cash flow loss to $5 million positive annual cash flow

1988-1990 Partner, Corporate Finance, Deutsche Bank Alex Brown
Headed restaurant and transportation group
Managed public offerings, private equity raises, debt
financings, leveraged recapitalizations and mergers
and acquisitions for hospitality partners
Clients include Outback Steakhouse, Cracker Barrel
GE Capital, PepsiCo (Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell),
Consolidated Products (Steak and Shake) and

1984-1988 Founder and CEO, Warburton’s Bakery Café. Built 30 unit
café chain in Boston, Pittsburgh and Chicago and sold to
Au Bon Pain in 1988

1980-1983 Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles, CA
Criminal prosecutions-20+ jury trials

1979-1980 Corporate Attorney, Wolver & Wolver, Los Angeles, CA


  • BA Union College, Schenectady, NY 1975
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Department Honors
  • Honors Thesis
  • JD Boston College Law School, Boston, MA 1978
  • Winner Mock Trial Competition
  • MBA Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA 1984
  • EDD Pepperdine, Organizational Leadership, 2018
  • MST Oxford University projected graduation 2020

Professional Organizations

  • California Bar Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • YPO


  • Guest lecturer, Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School
  • Mock Trial Coach, Faith Lutheran High School
  • Assistant Varsity Basketball and Junior Varsity Head Coach, Faith
  • Lutheran High School, 2000-present


  • Ryan, son-US Naval Academy, Annapolis, 2003 graduate
  • Major, USMC, Helicopter Air Commander, Deputy Director
  • Stockdale Foundation for Ethical Leadership
  • Daryn, son-US Military Academy, West Point, 2003 graduate
  • Captain, US Army, Company Commander, Signal Corps, South
  • Korea, MBA, UVA Darden School
  • Ethan, son-Union College, Schenectady, New York
  • NROTC recipient, Presidential Scholarship Recipient,
  • Ensign US Navy, MA Pepperdine University, MBA New York University, BS Software Engineering Arizona State University

Stephen Samuel P.E.


CEO and founder Stephen M. Samuel, PE was born in 1961 to David F. Samuel and Evelyn Samuel. David served as a captain in the Army Reserves and worked as an elementary school principal while Evelyn worked as a vice principal.

Stephen’s parents placed high value on community service and educational excellence, and instilled a strong sense of civic duty in their son.

Stephen holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a certification in Professional Engineering from the state of California. After working at the Pratt and Whitney Jet Engine manufacturing company as a Senior Design Engineer for a decade, he founded Design Visionaries in San Jose, California. For the last twenty-four years Design Visionaries has been providing high-end design services and computer aided design (CAD) training in the Bay Area, serving many of America’s Fortune 500 companies and teaching CAD skills to thousands of engineers and drafters.

Stephen has authored 15 books and countless articles on CAD, holds no less than six US Patents, and has devoted his life to creativity and learning.