Band of Hands, Inc. has been created and surrounded by a vast degree of knowledge and expertise in the business world. We know in order to be an on-going trusted resource for millions of people, we must be influenced by accomplished experts that offer innovative advice and dynamic perspectives.
Our Corporate Advisors have provided strategic direction since the inception of Band of Hands in November 2014. They have helped guide quality improvements and effective solutions for our successful launch in March 2016.
Robert "Bob" Johnson
Mr. Robert "Bob" Johnson has served as both Chairman, and President and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace until his retirement in 2006. He has also served as CEO of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), a global aerospace corporation. Bob was also the President/CEO of AlliedSignal Aerospace, which he joined in July 1994 as VP and General Manager.
Bob is a Board member of Arizona State University Foundation, a member of the Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix Leadership, an Arizona United Way Foundation Board, and serves as Chairman of the national Sigma Chi Foundation. Bob’s business strengths are: people, leadership, operations, finance, marketing and strategy. In 2012, Bob published a book “Developing Global Leaders."
Mr. Stone is the current President/CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) and Director of the California Black Chamber Foundation. Appointed by the Governor, he currently serves as a California Commissioner for Economic Development. Aubry Stone is consistently providing vast insight on economic development through business creation, growth and sustainability
Additionally, he serves on the CA Utilities Diversity Council, the Cal-Trans Small Business Council, and the CA Department of General Services Supplier Diversity Council. He is the co-founder and current Board Chair of the U. S. Black Chamber, Inc. based in Washington, DC.
Mr. Moore has over 20 years of experience investing, founding, leading, directing, and advising companies. He has had CEO experience, and has served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies in various stages of development and operation. Mr. Moore is the founder and Managing Partner of the MVP VC Funds™, L.P. in San Diego, CA investing in the next most successful tech and life science companies at the early, growth, and expansion stages.
Mr. Moore has a M.B.A. in Venture Management and Marketing from the University of San Diego, a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Florida, and completed post-graduate Entrepreneurship Program at CONNECT in San Diego.
Mr. Bloom has significant experience in the HR/Job Tech space. As founder, advisor, and early employee to numerous startups, he has assisted in fundraising, partnerships, revenue generation, thought leadership, and acquisitions. He previously was an aerospace systems engineer on the Space Shuttle program.
Neal is a founding board member of Startup San Diego and board member of San Diego Venture Group.
Mr. Thueson has experience in various industries, starting in the publishing industry working with traditional print publishers. As applications emerged for electronic delivery of publishing, Craig explored and invested in optical media storage technologies. For the next several decades, he worked for a variety of technology companies involved in imaging, software and hardware. Craig was primarily in business development and consulting for Oracle, Novell, and a few startups.
Craig retired in 2002 but has remained active as a private investor and Corporate Advisor since the inception of Band of Hands in late 2014.
Dr. Walter Navratil
Dr. Navratil has experience in both finance and international business real estate. Early on, he held positions as a portfolio manager and client relationship manager in Austrian and European banks. Later, he developed commercial property in Germany, Austria as well as Central Europe.
Dr. Navratil received his doctoral degree of law from Salzburg University prior to spending a year at Court in Salzburg Austria. He is fluent in four languages including English, French, Italian and Spanish.