• Supervisory Committee

    Faisal Jeddy

    Faisal is a Partner with BDO USA, LLP, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, where he is focused on providing assurance and advisory services to both public and private companies. Within the U.S., BDO serves clients through 64 offices and over 400+ independent alliance firm locations nationwide. BDO International is a global network of 1,408 offices in 150+ countries.

    Prior to BDO, Faisal was a Partner with SOAProjects, where he was the practice leader of the technical accounting group — leading the team in solving complex accounting matters for clients as well as preparing them for IPOs and M&A transactions. Previously, Faisal was an Audit Partner at BDO Seidman, LLP. Faisal also worked for eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers — providing audit and consulting services for clients in Singapore, Pakistan and Guam.

    Faisal is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Pakistan, a member of AICPA and a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated from University of the Punjab in Lahore.

    Jessica Cassinelli
    Vice Chair

    Jessica has been helping organizations meet their financial and accounting needs for over 20 years. She works extensively with clients in non-profit organizations, private foundations, construction, real estate, manufacturing, and semiconductor industries. Her experience in non-profit, contract, and acquisition accounting have proven invaluable to her clients. Jessica is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

    Jeffrey M. Lee

    Jeffrey M. Lee, Ph.D., is Chairman if the Supervisory Committee. He has previously served as both a Director and as a Supervisory Committee member for Golden Bay Credit Union. He has held a number of positions at a leading Federal government agency in the areas of project management review, systems engineering, and intellectual property licensing. Dr. Lee has taken a special interest in risk analysis by using the combined tools of earned value management and prediction markets. Dr. Lee holds both a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from UCLA, and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

    Firasat Ali

    Firasat is a patent attorney and investor, with over a decade of experience acting as a business and legal advisor to companies. He has analyzed more than a thousand ideas and helped numerous startups in developing, protecting and positioning their intellectual property to enhance their value in the marketplace. Firasat is a frequent speaker and has taught courses on innovation at Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) and U.C. Berkley. Additional experience includes leading an Angel’s group formed out of Stanford University and working with Fortune 100 companies on Mergers & Acquisitions.

    Bob Luong

    Bob Luong has over 20 years of varied management experience with leading technology, finance and engineering companies. Mr. Luong holds a B.S. in Mathematics, with a Minor in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. He has been a member of the Supervisory Committee since 2001.

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