Thank you to everyone that attended the Godfather “Sit Down” this week at the House of Blues Foundation Room in West Hollywood! And to our sponsors, Joe Preis/Jim Godes of Godes and Preis LLP ( And finally to our hosts at the House of Blues Hollywood – Brian Yost, Marcus Nicolaidis and Denise Ronayne. There are a few pictures from the evening at Here are a few of the attendees.

Rex Smith, Actor/Singer
Patricia Kara, “Deal No Deal”
Heather Hale, Producer and Screenwriter
John Ratzenberger, Actor and “Cliff” on Cheers
Dan Clark, Entrepreneur and “Nitro” on American Gladiators
Actors Patrick Cassidy and David Cassidy – 2/3 of the Cassidy Brothers
Fred Coury, Composer and Drummer for Cinderella
J.P. Eliopulos, Developer
Scott Anastasi, Developer and Horse Racing Magnate
Sean Gerson, Horse Racing Magnate
David Buchholtz, CIO, Sony Pictures
Robert Fort, CIO, Guitar Center
Alex Pigeon, Major League Baseball
Patrick Parker, Artist
Josefa Salinas, Hot 92 Radio Personality
Tim McNally, McNally Security Group
Richard Migault, SVP/HR, Hilton
Rolonda Watts, Entrepreneur and TV Personality
Ron Williams, CEO, Talon Executive
Ben Kalb, Producer
Mikki Willis, Founder, Elevate Films
Jeff Mackler, Mackler Commuications
Jeff Fishman, Executive Producer
Kelly Jo Minter, Actress
Kira Soltanovich, Comedian
Noel LaMontagne, Sports Agent
Raquel Gardner, Actress
Ken Papagan, CEO, Rentrek
Tony Rose, Rose, Snyder & Jacobs
Trever Acers, TGG Capital
Sallie Olmsted, Rogers & Cowan
Costume Designer Zohra Shahalimi
Brent Bushnell, Entrepreneur

The Godfather’s "Sit Down" at the Marines’ Memorial
Thank you to everyone that attended the Godfather “Sit Down” at the Marines’ Memorial! Also to our sponsors, Dao Jensen/Rick Baumgart (CommVault) and Dean Lane (Office of the CIO). And to Marines’ Memorial (non-profit venue is a tribute to the Marine Corps) staff Nicole Camilleri and MaryAnn Hatlan. Here are a few of the attendees.

Peter Macy, Poydras Street Capital
Drew Brugal, President, VSI
Dan Beltramo, CEO, Vizu
Tom Peck, CIO, Levi Strauss
Bart Hecht, CTO, Levi Strauss
Shan Mehta, President, Evigna
Ken Papagan, President, Rentrak
Peter Berger CEO, Alitora Systems
Herman White, CrossBridge Venture Partners
David Weekly, Chairman, PBWorks
Steve Messick, CIO, BusinessWire
Jamie Pardi, CEO, GAGA Sports & Entertainment
Carol Sands, Angel Investor
Patricia Roller, Venture Capitalist
Danny Maco (CEO, HotShot Media)
Jonathan Lowenhar, CEO, Trooval
Dave Vockell, Entrepreneur
David Kandasamy, CEO,
Gary Kawesch, Entrepreneur
Joanna Chang, Entrepreneur
Christopher Moran, Applied Ventures
Phil Rodas, Quest Software
William Dean Donavan, Managing Director, Columbia Equity Partners

Upcoming Godfather “Sit Downs"
Las Vegas – May
House of Blues West Hollywood – July
San Jose – July

Upcoming Charity Events
Make-A-Wish Dinner (Las Vegas) – March 22
Celebrity Poker Tournament – Opportunity Village (Las Vegas) – April 10
Make-A-Wish Wish Granting Ball (Las Vegas) – May
Jeans to Jewels for Opportunity Village (Las Vegas) – September 11
Dish for Three Square (Las Vegas) – September 30