MEMBER Tiffany Short is an experienced human resources professional with a strong history of working in the healthcare industry.  As HR Business Partner at Kaiser Permanente, Tiffany manages HR client…

MEMBER Born in Guangzhou, China, Jim served as an enlisted U.S. Marine later becoming a presidentially decorated Marine officer. Educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jim’s corporate experience includes…

Jacob Singer, PhD

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jacob joined Main Street Launch after a career in real estate development, venture finance, and economic development, and is responsible for developing the organization to achieve greater impact. He started…

Wendell W. Jones II

Chair

Wendell is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of CerMed Corporation. He is an accomplished Finance and Accounting executive with over thirty years of financial management and accounting experience in multiple…

Gladys Green

Vice-Chair

Gladys is a long-time resident and community activist in Oakland. Gladys is the Chair of the Life Enrichment Committee of the Community Action Committee and board member of the Oakland…

Mark Alan Lindquist

Secretary

Mark directs the marketing and product development of M.A. Lindquist Co., which he started in 1984. Mark has 27 years of project experience, which includes: large industrial, retail and commercial…

Stephanie Jones

Treasurer

Stephanie has worked at Wells Fargo for over 35 years and is responsible for the management of three business sales teams: Relationship Managers, Commercial Loan Officers, and Business Acquisition Consultants.…

LaSandra Hunt

Member

LaSandra Hunt has been a Relationship Manager for JP Morgan Chase since 2008, when the bank initially launched in the Bay Area.  She works to identify and win new business…

Eric Nelson

Member

Eric, Vice President and Relationship Manager for the East Bay Commercial Banking Office, manages a $45 million commercial portfolio. His primary responsibility is to develop and manage client banking relationships…

Arthur Washington

Member

Arthur a small business advisor with experience in small business financing and strategic business planning. Arthur’s finance background includes serving as a loan officer for the Small Business Administration and…