Welcome New GCSF Members to the Advisory Board

Welcome New GCSF Members to the Advisory Board
25 Sep 2018 by Doug Bruhnke

Last week we met as an advisory board for a catch-up meeting. Most members were able to attend or I was able to connect separately.

Thank you to the amazing and talented leaders who are part of this team! 

We discussed further putting together programming for 4Q18 and 2019, and we're working on it. Watch for more soon!

In addition we have new members to the advisory board! Three more global superstars...


Donaji Montes Estrada

CEO at Intechnational

Donaji Montes Estrada is the CEO and founder of Intechnational LLC, a​ consulting firm based in the Silicon Valley that helps technology businesses with their international business and projects.  Donaji is a bilingual and bicultural professional with 11 years of experience working with technology companies. Donaji worked for The US Mexico Foundation for Science Inc, in the Technology Business Accelerator program (TechBA) in Arizona and Silicon Valley. Donaji holds a BA in Management and Business Administration from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a University of Cambridge Diploma on Strategic Roadmapping, and a Global Innovation Leadership Workshop Diploma from Stanford University.


Lucie Newcomb

President and CEO/CMO of The NewComm Global Group

Lucie is President and CEO/CMO of The NewComm Global Group, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based international management consulting firm, specializing in Global Business success  and a founding Collaboration Partner of the Global Chamber of San Francisco. Focusing on the B2B Technology and Services sectors, Lucie builds client brands and revenue streams worldwide, including Emerging Markets. A former resident of both the UK and South Africa, she specializes in the EMEA and ASEAN regions, working with leaders, such as Cisco, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. State Department, as well as startups and governments.
In addition to her role at NewCommGlobal, Lucie has been on the Advisory Board of Brand2Global, a leading global marketing and international brands conference, and is an active member of the Silicon Valley ecosystem with memberships in the Churchill Club, Women in International Trade and the United Nations Association. She has served as a mentor and advocate with the U.S. Department of State’s Global Science, Innovation and Technology program (GIST), TechWomen, 3Plus International and has advised accelerators in Malaysia and Kyrgyzstan. Lucie is a frequent public speaker, including SXSW, on Global Leadership, Marketing, Public Diplomacy and Global Business. She has been selected as a Women of Influence Honoree by the Silicon Valley Business Journal; a member of the U.S. delegation to the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit; and an expert presenter for the esteemed U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program.


Prem Talreja

Entrepreneur, Investor and Advisor      

Prem is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor, advisor and mentor. He is a Resident Advisor at The Fabric and Emergent VC and has extensive experience in semiconductors, cloud infrastructure, machine learning, predictive analytics, and enterprise SaaS applications. He specializing in early stage customer acquisition, product definition, value mapping, competitive analysis, and marketing communication. For several years, he has been a lecturer at UC Extension in Silicon Valley. Prem holds a BSEE from BITS-Pilani, India, MSEE from Univ. of Wisconsin, and an MBA from Duke Univ. Fuqua School of Business in Durham, NC.


Last week Prem jumped right in to the advisory board meeting and then a delegation visiting from China that Veronica Li, Director of China Programs for Global Chamber San Francisco had arranged. That was an intensely interesting visit by 30 executives from China that included a meeting Veronica had arranged at Google. Thank you, Veronica!

And thank you Donaji, Lucie and Prem... and everyone on the advisory board HERE. More to come.

Next watch the draft of events for 4Q and 2019. Thank you Kim and Adam of UPS in particular for your input.

Doug Bruhnke