The Team 

 

Richard Bronson, CEO / Founder

Richard Bronson - Founder/CEO

Before launching 70MillionJobs, Richard served as Director of Executive Relations and Prison Engagement at Defy Ventures, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing incarcerated men and women second chances upon release, by training them in entrepreneurialism. His role at Defy included fund-raising, business development and leading New York events. Before that, he was a co-founder of the popular nostalgia website, DoYouRemember.com. His career began on Wall Street, where he managed money at Lehman Bros. and Bear Stearns. He eventually went on the found Biltmore Securities, a registered broker-dealer based in South Florida. Richard grew Biltmore to nearly 500 employees, spread out over four national offices, and took many companies public. After Biltmore, Richard founded Channels Magazine and launched several successful consumer product and service businesses. Richard was convicted of securities fraud in 2002, arising from his activities in the 1990s and served two years in a Federal prison camp.

Bradley Anderson - CTO

Bradley Anderson - CTO

Bradley Anderson is a software developer and entrepreneur. As a passionate technology executive, Brad has brought many successful products to market. Brad co-founded Focal Labs in 2009, the first venture-backed mobile photo app company. Focal Labs pioneered the `Mobile First` strategy with the launch of their first product Clixtr at TechCrunch 50. Focal Labs was subsequently acquired by RadiumOne (RTHM) where Brad lead the technology team behind several products. After departing RadiumOne, Brad joined MyRadar: a self-funded startup, where he helped grow the team and technology to support the #4 weather app in the world. Since starting programming at age 10 on a Commodore Amiga, Brad has always been interested in creating and building, and he is still very active in the technology community; he often participates and builds in various events and hack-a-thons.

Seth Sundberg

Seth Sundberg - Director of Sales

Seth is a California Bay Area native, a former NBA basketball player, a former branch manager of a national mortgage company and a former inmate in a federal prison. He was incarcerated for tax fraud and served 5 years for his offense, and is now committed to making the transition back into society better for other formerly incarcerated men and women.

Dan Mozzochi, Operations Manager

Dan Mozzochi - Director of Operations

Dan brings management, operations, marketing and project management experience to the 70MillionJobs team. After graduating from the University of Washington with a BA in Communications, Dan started his career in retail, managing teams of up to 200 people for both Abercrombie & Fitch and Target. Most recently he was Senior Project Manager at AHA, a marketing agency in the Portland area. There he helped Fortune 500 companies like Charles Schwab and Nike execute their integrated digital marketing programs.

Jim Porter - Business Lead

Jim Porter - Business Lead

Jim oversees Enterprise Sales at 70MillionJobs and has a passion for partnering with iconic American brands. Prior to 70MillionJobs, Jim was instrumental in the core-growth and evolution of a series of early-stage Mobile, Social Media and Big Data startups, resulting in several Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) & Acquisitions. Jim is a graduate of University of Minnesota and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.

Adrienne Hatter - Employment Specialist / Community Outreach

Adrienne Hatter - Employment Specialist / Community Outreach

Adrienne works as an Employment Specialist, with a focus on community outreach at 70MillionJobs. She oversees community organization and government partnerships, and has facilitated reentry partnership projects in over 30 states. After graduating from the University of California Berkeley in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Rhetoric, she worked in Corporate Law at Clerkin Lynch Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland on the largest litigation case in the country’s history. Previously, she created and co-facilitated a UC Berkeley course on topical news in the modern media, and worked as an Editing Intern at Red Arrow Media Group.

Matthew Bahloul - Employment Specialist / Job Seeker Outreach

Matthew Bahloul - Employment Specialist / Job Seeker Outreach

Matthew works as an Employment Specialist, with a focus on job seeker outreach at 70MillionJobs. He attended UC Merced and participated in biophysics research. After graduating with a bachelor’s in applied mathematics with a physics emphasis, he managed and taught at a math tutoring center in Los Angeles. Now, he is dedicated to helping men and women with criminal histories find jobs and move forward with their lives.

Advisors

 

Torin Ellis

Torin Ellis - Consultant

Torin Ellis is a Diversity Strategist, Published Author, and SiriusXM Contributor with an accomplished background that includes nearly 20 years of recruitment and strategy efforts. His background also includes military service, several Board of Director appointments and unwavering spirit of giving back to the community and emerging youth.

Torin's book, Rip The Resume was published by Petersons (September 2016).

Damani Barham, Consultant

Damani Barham - Consultant

Damani Barham is the Principal and Founder of Apex Capital, based in Los Angeles. Prior to founding Apex Capital, Damani spent 5 years as a wealth manager to entertainers, entertainment executives, athletes and high-net-worth individuals with a focus on alternative investments at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and TD Ameritrade.
Prior to finance, Damani spent 15 years in the entertainment industry as a talent manager, agent and record executive. Damani earned a BA from Grambling State University.

Justin Vail, Consultant

Justin Vail - Consultant

Most recently, Justin served in the Obama White House as the Deputy Director of Private Sector Engagement, where he led the Fair Chance Business Pledge, an effort to ensure job opportunities for individuals with a criminal record. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Justin clerked for judges in both the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Missouri. He previously served as a Policy Aide to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and helped lead the Senator's successful re-election campaign in 2012. He also worked on then-Senator Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Justin is a native of St. Lous, MO, and a graduate of Truman State University and Washington University School of Law.

David Thorpe

David Thorpe

David currently serves as Director of Employment and Vocational/Educational Counseling at the Fortune Society in New York, where he oversees job placement and retention, working closely with foundations and various governmental agencies. Before that, he was a Program Manager at the Osborne Association. He received a BA from St. John’s University, graduating summa cum laude.

David served nearly 25 years behind bars prior to embarking on his career in workforce development. David was also a 2016-2017 Beyond the Bars Fellow at the Center for Justice at Columbia University.

Peter Gudmundsson

Peter A. Gudmundsson

Peter is the President and CEO of RecruitMilitary, the leading veteran-hiring solutions company in the nation. A former U.S. Marine field artillery and intelligence officer, Gudmundsson is a graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA) and Brown University (BA).

John Kirkland

John Kirkland

John serves as Senior Vice President Corporate and Workforce Development at The Doe Fund, where he leads major employer engagements for employment and training leverage. Kirkland was previously Vice President-Corporate Employment & Development Partnerships at FEGS in New York City.

Dr. Terry-Ann Craigie - Associate Professor of Economics, Connecticut College

Dr. Terry-Ann Craigie

Terry-Ann Craigie is an Associate Professor of Economics at Connecticut College and the Economics Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Prior to joining the 70M Coin advisory board, she was also a visiting fellow at the Urban Institute, and a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. She was selected as a Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) Emerging Scholar in 2013. Craigie is an economist with transdisciplinary interests in mass incarceration, criminal justice reform, and the labor market. She has published in journals such as Oxford Development Studies, Eastern Economic Journal, Review of Black Political Economy, Families, Relationships & Societies, The Future of Children, and Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. Her research has been supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and she has presented at numerous national conferences and research seminars, including The White House.