The Collaborative

Telos believes that we neither have all of the answers nor should we, but that together as God’s people with the Holy Spirit, we have access to all of the resources we need.

Our circles and partners comprise the Telos Collaborative. Together the Collaborative is the entire collection of God-gifted subject matter experts, entrepreneurs, coaches, leaders and organizations committed to loving and equipping each other for the work of building God-glorifying Gospel-centered ventures.

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Brett Johnson
Brett Johnson

Brett Johnson founded The Institute for Innovation, Integration & Impact, Inc. in 1996. He is passionate about the elimination of dichotomy. His work as an author is complemented by consulting to business and social sector leaders on breakthrough strategies. He has over thirty years experience with leading public accounting and management consulting firms (Price Waterhouse, KPMG Peat Marwick, CSC) helping corporations from global multi-nationals through to business start-ups and social sector organizations.

He has developed intellectual property and tools to rapidly analyze corporations and discover innovative ways in which to radically increase their impact. A sampling of Brett’s clients include Apple Computer, Amgen, Cisco Systems, Chicago Tribune, Cost Plus World Markets, Duty Free Shoppers, GATX Shipping, Incyte Genomics, Pacific Gas & Electric, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Safeway, Shell Oil, Sony PlayStation, Stanford University, University of the Nations, Wells Fargo Bank, and Youth with a Mission.

Brett holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town, and is a Chartered Accountant.

Carey Lai
Carey Lai

Carey is a former lemonade stand entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist with a diverse background in scaling technology start-ups from zero to IPO.

Carey joined Intel Capital as an Investment Director in July 2011 and focuses on Internet-Enabled Consumer and Marketing Services, Digital Media, Technology-Enabled Cloud Services and Virally-Adopted Software.

Carey joined Intel Capital from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) where he was a Vice President focused on fast growing later-stage investments. While at IVP, his investments included ArcSight (HPQ), Business.com (DEXO), Concur (CNQR), ConnectAndSell, Danger (MSFT), Data Domain (EMC), HomeAway (AWAY), Mobile365 (SAP), SuccessFactors (SFSF), and Synchronoss (SNCR).

Earlier in his career, Carey worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers focused on the Software sector as well as at eBay in Business Development. Carey holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in International Economics from the University of California Los Angeles.

Chin Sonu
Chin Sonu

Chin is a former engineer who became a full-time Taekwondo instructor and an entrepreneur to live out his passion and faith. After working as a software engineer for 12 years, God led him to open a Taekwondo school to make his vision of creating a business-as-mission a reality.

His primary focus is bringing gospel through establishing Taekwondo programs to children living in Islamic regions or communities experiencing extreme poverty. He is currently supporting children in 18 countries, and working to bring Taekwondo programs to the Middle East.

He holds a fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo, an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

David Kusumoto
David Kusumoto

Dave is the Principal Director/Producer/Online Strategist for 9th Ave Studio. Dave is a bi-vocational full-time minister serving in both the church and in the marketplace.

Dave founded one of Hawaii’s first commercial Internet Service Providers in 1996, Internet Advantage. In 2000 he started an award-winning web and motion design company, Entheos Interactive. Around that same time, he came back to church and God…and brought his co-workers with him. Entheos suddenly became a discipling and sending marketplace ministry, witnessing to many and seeing lives transformed, four of whom are now full-time missionaries or pastors.

Back in church, Dave served as a volunteer leader in a thriving young adult ministry and church planting team. Then 2008, Dave entered ministry full-time on the Senior Management Team of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu as the Young Adults Director, Video Director, and coordinator for their contemporary worship service.

Dave lives in Honolulu, HI with his wife Shayna and their three little rascals: Evan, Cole and Ari. Dave’s passion is film cinematography for the web and TV. He studied Journalism at the University of Hawaii.

David Ro
David Ro

David serves as the International Deputy Director for the Lausanne movement in East Asia. He also chairs the Executive team for the English program for the Chinese Mission Conference 2013 in Baltimore.

After graduating from seminary, David pastored for a few years in Boston before moving to China to begin OMF’s ministry to urban intellectuals and students. David is a frequent speaker at mission conferences and is considered an expert on the house church in urban China.

David received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, MDIV from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and MBA from Peking University. David and his wife Jackie along with their three kids currently reside in the greater Boston area.

Jason Ong
Jason Ong

Jason has been software engineer since 2006 and has been using Ruby on Rails since its early days. Through the years he has amassed a plethora of web apps built—internal resource management systems and public facing consumer apps. An enterprise class software engineering craftsman who’s interested in distributed team management.

Besides code, he’s also a fearless community leader and startup mentor in Singapore and is responsible for the grassroot startup movement in the country. Organizer of SuperHappyDevHouse Singapore and GeekcampSG.

God’s musician since 2004. Helped pioneered C3SV ministry and currently serving in the worship team.

Karl Im
Karl Im

Karl Im earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He then obtained his MBA at Pepperdine University. Karl began his career in the aerospace industry and then transitioned to the medical device industry, working at Guidant/Origin Medsystems. He worked as a member of the product development team while leading the manufacturing engineering department.

He later moved to Medtronic AneuRx where he was responsible for all manufacturing engineering functions from prototype to ramp up in support of the world-wide commercial product launch. His last assignment prior to starting his own company was with Prolifix Medical where he participated in the growth of the company from prototype development stage to clinical stage as a VP of R&D and Operations.

Karl then founded Venture Manufacturing Group, Inc. (VMG) in 2001. VMG incubates medical device technologies by providing start up support along with turnkey engineering, pilot manufacturing, quality and regulatory services. While managing Venture, Karl co-founded three companies (Guided Delivery Systems, Indigo Orb and Insituvue) which are still operational. He served at GDS as Executive VP and built the 50 plus member team that developed a solution for percutaneous mitral repair. He also serves as a board member for Indigo Orb and Insituvue. In February of 2008 Karl founded Parklin Medical Pte. Ltd in Singapore, to add VMG’s off-shore manufacturing capability. Then in 2010 Karl took VMG into a joint venture with Delta Pacific Products to create Venta Medical, a new full turn-key contract manufacturing company.

Karl brings wealth of knowledge in design and

Mark Swarner
Mark Swarner

Mark serves as Serving Team leader and Mission Pastor for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. He has served at churches in the Chicago area and San Diego before coming to Menlo Park. Mark holds a B.A. In cultural anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.Div. from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. He is passionate about seeing Christ-followers effectively and innovatively engaged in local and global needs as an expression of the good news of Jesus. Mark is married to Kerri, and the proud dad of three children.

Nikole Lim
Nikole Lim

From documenting a widow with leprosy in the jungles of Vietnam, to providing scholarships for survivors of rape in Zambia, furthering social justice through the arts has been a vital part of Nikole’s ministry around the globe. By providing the platform for voices to be heard, Nikole strives to shift paradigms by fighting against stigmas of oppression.

Nikole is the Founder and Executive Director of Freely in Hope, an organization dedicated to fighting against gender-based violence by helping young women achieve their educational and vocational dreams. Based in Eastern Africa, Freely in Hope provides high school and college level scholarships, psychological counseling and health services for young women living in slum communities.

Using the transformative, restorative and empowering art of storytelling, Nikole works with organizations and companies to leverage the stories of the people they serve through photography, film and design. Nikole graduated with a degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and resides in Los Angeles. She is an active member of The Salvation Army and works with inner-city youth. Her heart beats for young women whose voices are silenced by oppression and desires to see every heart restored.

Pam Hudadoff
Pam Hudadoff

Pam is 6 years into the God-adventure of running a product marketing consultancy. She started her career as a software developer. When her employer—IBM—took a team with a unique combination of technical and evangelistic skills and trained them in marketing, Pam found her “calling.”

Pam built cross-functional marketing expertise while working at IBM, Sun Microsystems, iPlanet, and a Silicon Valley start up. When that start up failed, a friend encouraged her to go out on her own. She founded Applied Product Marketing where she consults for small, midsize, and large companies and offers resources and advice to product marketers.

Pam attends Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (the San Mateo campus) where she has served as a small group leader and as a Precept Bible study leader. An east coast girl, she now calls the Bay Area home. Though Pam has a BS in Meteorology from Cornell University and an MS in Computer Graphics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she believes that you never stop learning.

Paul Kim
Paul Kim

Paul Kim is a passionate serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley who is currently building his latest startup technology company, Nido Labs, the maker of Alpha Trainer. Prior to this, he was the Founding CEO of KreditFly, a unique mobile payments & credit company where he raised $3.25 million in venture capital. Before this, Paul was the Founding CEO of BilltoMobile, where he raised $9.5 million and created the first-ever VC-funded spinout from a public Korean company. Paul sold BilltoMobile in 2010 for a nice profit for shareholders after signing the first-ever direct billing deals with all major US mobile carriers and establishing the company as a leader in the space. Before this, he worked as an expatriate at Samsung Electronics’ corporate venture capital group where he performed technology investments and business development. Prior to Samsung, Paul worked in various capacities as a management consultant and as an employee at companies in internet, telecom, and payments.

Paul received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth as an Edward Tuck Scholar. Prior to that, he earned dual B.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles as an Alumni Scholar.

In his leisure time, Paul enjoys working out, playing soccer & basketball, traveling around the world (especially to remote islands & beaches), and spending time with family and good friends. Paul’s lifelong dream and mission is to start a foundation that builds specialized centers around the world that give orphans accelerated education & career opportunities, while providing them with the faith, hope, and love that they desperately deserve. Paul lives by the motto, “I would rather live one day and change the world than 100 years anonymously.”

Phil Yeh
Phil Yeh

Phil is an online marketing veteran with over 14 years of experience with search, display, email, and affiliate marketing. He has been VP of Marketing for companies ranging from startup to Fortune 500.

Currently, he is a VP at ROBLOX, a gaming platorm and the #1 kids website in the world. He has also held executive roles at CarWoo (Y Combinator), SpeedDate (acquired by Match.com), First American Corp., and Dealix (acquired by ADP).

Phil and his wife Vivian are proud parents to 7-month old son Lucas, who is named after the author of the books of Luke and Acts. Phil is currently planting a church under the leadership of serial church planter Pastor Dave Chae. The vision for Parakletes Church is “to hear from God and do what He says.” Parakletes is loosely spun out from Christ Church of the Bay Area, where Phil had been a member for years and regularly presided and played piano.

Phil attended Santa Clara University School of Law and holds a BS in Marketing from San Jose State University.

Robert Reed
Robert Reed

Bob has more than 20 years of business experience focused in the pharmaceutical, biotech, nanotech and alternative energy industries. Since 2001 Bob has been Managing Director of Advanced Strategies LLC, a strategic analysis and business development consulting practice, completing projects in drug discovery, product development, product authentication, brand protection, and alternative energy technologies including solar, geothermal and next generation biofuel and bioprocess chemicals.

Prior to Advanced Strategies Bob was President of Axys Advanced Technologies which merged with ChemRx to form the core of Discovery Partners International, where Bob was President of the Chemicals Business. Prior to Discovery Partners and Axys, Bob worked at Abbott Laboratories, and Pharmacia (now Pfizer).

Bob has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Biophysics Institute at Boston University School of Medicine, specializing in the structure and thermodynamics of lipid membranes and protein-membrane interactions. Bob is a Lead Deacon at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Real World Education, JesusCentral.com, Checking-In, and Q-Place. He lives in the Silicon Valley area with his wife and two sons. Bob enjoys leading a fellowship group, coaching, Bible study, wine collecting, and traveling with his family. Bob and his family are active in philanthropy through the Reed-Siegel Charitable Foundation, supporting the advancement of secular and religious education around the world.

Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee’s personal vision to serve leaders so that they can serve others fueled his desire to launch CreatePossible. Previously, he served as Special Assistant to the President at Moody Bible Institute; bringing new life to their conferences, publishing, and radio entities. Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, he was a consultant with FMHC Corporation and project manager with American Tower, where he was recognized as employee of the year.

Tommy earned a Master’s degree from Moody Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to overseeing CreatePossible’s operations, Tommy specializes in developing sponsorships and private donor relationships.

David Lee
David Lee

David is a zealous entrepreneur and the C.E.O./Founder of dco and dcoVentures, a culture catalyst and holding company with entities and projects that span multiple industries, including startups and incubators, co-work studios, entertainment/media, and real estate development. This new venture was launched after a painful and renewing season of financial loss during the 2008 real estate crisis. This rebooting transition was a major transformational period, giving David a deeper understanding of many key truths about how faith and work coexist and thrive in a believer’s life.

John Ing
John Ing

John presently serves as COO of Xealots, a global leadership training and human development organization. Xealots is a non-profit organization that helps Creatives, Entrepreneurs, Activists, Innovators, and Artists discover their destiny and equip them with the resources they need to live it out.

John’s investment banking and corporate finance career spans two decades, focusing on sell-side advisory of privately held, middle-market companies and capital raising for start-up ventures as well as commercial real estate, alternative energy, and myriad other types of commercial, technology, and industrial projects. His consulting experience also encompasses business plan development, strategic planning, acquisition integration, and buy-side advisory.

He is also founder and managing partner of Ing Advisory Group, a corporate finance and strategic consulting firm. Prior to forming IAG, John was a Managing Director at one of Citigroup’s middle-market investment banking divisions, where he managed the firm’s business valuation division and served as a Series 24 General Securities Principal. He is also co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for social media technology company, BuzzMob.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in History from the University of California, Irvine. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration degree with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing from the Gordon S. Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Jimmy Lee
Jimmy Lee

Mr. Jimmy D. Lee is currently the President of Goodcity Chicago, re:source global, and Development Partners. He was most recently the Director of Resource Development for the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelism and the Vice President of Development for Gridiron Greats. Mr. Lee is also a Principal with the consulting firm the Aitreni Group based in Chicago, IL specializing in the area of government relations, and strategic development and a Principal of SPG Media advising clients in the area of fundraising and social media.

Lee was recently a Candidate for the United States Congress in the State of Illinois, 11th US Congressional District. Prior to that he was the Senior Consultant for Sherman Consulting Inc, a public relations and consulting firm based in Chicago, IL with offices in Washington DC, and New York.

Mr. Lee was also as the Managing Director of the US Asian Business Council, a public policy organization committed to advocating for the advancement of Asian Pacific American entrepreneurs and businesses in the United States and abroad and the former Managing Director of the National Center for Community Development, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting economic development and effective public/private partnerships to serve the community.

President George W. Bush previously appointed Mr. Lee on January 2006 to serve as the Executive Director of the White House Initiative for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The Office of the White House Initiative was established under Executive Order 13339 to increase economic opportunities and improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through greater participation in federal programs where they may be underserved.

Aaron Rau
Aaron Rau
Chief Engineer
Tickr

Aaron is a data virtualization expert, software developer and entrepreneur. He looks at technical problems as opportunities for creativity and innovation.

Aaron is currently the Chief Engineer at Tickr, a startup aiming to provide data from multiple sources at your fingertips. Prior to Tickr, Aaron held technical lead positions at Goldman Sachs and Deign Within Reach in addition to his entrepreneurial efforts including founding Vergence Media, a startup that created 3D interfaces for mobile and PCs.

Aaron holds a BS from University of California at Davis in Computer Science and Engineering.

Marjorie McCamey
Marjorie McCamey

Marjorie was baptized Catholic and has always known, without a doubt, that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. She joined Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in 1992 and became involved in the pre-cursor to Career Actions Ministry that was vital back in the early-late 1990s.
In 1996 on her first mission trip to Russia, though she didn’t know it at the time, Marjorie met her future daughter Natasha. Marjorie went back twice more before deciding to adopt as a single parent – Natasha and her brother Igor. She has done ten trips to Russia over years supporting both an orphanage and individual children as well.
Marjorie’s professional passion is matching people with great opportunities and getting to make a difference in their daily lives, and those of their families. She is a contract recruiter through her own firm McCamey & Associates for a wide spectrum of disciplines including technology, finance/accounting/audit, legal, project/product marketing/management, sales and marketing, administration, and more for startups to established Fortune 500 companies.