Advisory Board Members and Friends of Ann Rea, Inc.
Michael Fernandez - Managing Principal at Jefferson Madison (JMF & Co)
San Francisco, CA
Michael Fernandez is a Managing Principal at Jefferson Madison (JMF & Co), a management consulting firm helping innovative leaders achieve specific milestones. Michael is the creator of Brain Boost. A system of meditation that improves the potential and peak performance of entrepreneurs through measurable changes in their neurochemistry. Michael is a graduate of Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, and Valley Forge Military Academy & College.
Ann Rea first met Michael when he offered her an individual Brain Boost course in Golden Gate Park on the grounds of the Conservatory of Flowers.
Gordon Huether - Gordon Huether Studio & Gordon Huether Gallery
Napa artist Gordon Huether has been creating large-scale public projects, residential commissions and fine art for more than 25 years. During this time his work has been exhibited at museums and galleries across the country and he has received more than 50 public art commissions and more than 150 private commissions. Huether's fine art is widely collected.
Ann Rea met Gordon over lunch where he suggested that her annual sales should exceed $1M. As she drove to back from Napa to San Francisco she decided to to form an advisory board to help her meet this objective.
Bruce Johnston - Johnston Real Estate Services
Johnston Real Estate Services is a full-service retail real estate company formed by Bruce Johnston, who enjoyed a 21-year tenure with The Macerich Company as a leasing executive. The company's goal is to assist retailers, developers, property owners and institutional investors with specific transactions as well as strategic planning for the future of their companies or assets.
Ann Rea met Bruce when he commissioned her to paint Napa Creek that borders his Napa home. They chatted about business and life and became friends.
Rick Ohlrich- Director of the Alameda Small Business Development Center
Rick Ohlrich is the director of the Alameda County SBDC. He joined the ACSBDC as a counselor at the end of 2006 and was asked to assume the role of lead business advisor in January 2008. Prior to joining the Alameda County SBDC, Rick spent over 20 years in new product development, new product introductions, many aspects of sales, sales management and marketing and in growing revenue for new products and services. Rick has an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and a BSIE degree from Purdue University.
Rick was introduced to Ann by a mutual business colleague. He admits that he was a bit reluctant to meet another non-business focused artist. Now Ann teaches one of the most popular and well attended seminars on marketing to creatives at the SBDC.
San Francisco, CA
Irv Spivak is a proven business development resource as a former business owner and president of the local San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Currently Irv is the Director of Business Development at Luxury Marketing Council and Global Medical Conexions, a medical travel company, president of Civic Center Chapter of Business Networking International (BNI), and an ordained secular celebrant at Milestones & Memories.
Irv met Ann as a co-member of the San Francisco Luxury Marketing Council. Not only did Irv offer to make introductions he also identified a resource for her retro style dresses.
Monica Stevens - 750 Wines
Napa, CA "David Stevens and his wife Monica, aka, the most connected person I know in Napa." E. Robert Parker
Nowhere in the world of wine retail will you find such a unique private tasting format of Napa Valley and Sonoma County wines like the one at 750 Wines, which offers a truly unique experience. David and Monica carefully craft an intimate, private tasting limited to six persons and designed to the varietal specifications and price points for you and your guest(s). Their goal is to surprise and delight you and at the same time, introduce you to the world of small production wines made by their friends and colleagues.
Ann met Monica on the Napa Valley Wine Train where they were both presenting to the Concierge Alliance of Northern California. Ann and Monica are both California transplants from the Mid West who became forever smitten with Wine Country.
Simon Stokes - Sandler Sales
After over 20 years of executive-level sales and management experience, Simon decided to open a Sandler Training Center in the East Bay. His background includes over 10 years of selling information technology for Fortune 100, Fortune 500 and start-up companies, as well as over 20 years of public speaking experience.
Ann met Simon through the San Francisco Luxury Marketing Council. Ann shares a similar set of values and perspective with Simon, who like Ann, holds dual citizenship with the United Kingdom.