Founder, Acting CEO
Russ spent a number of years overseas living in places like Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Karachi, Pakistan – his father being an international engineer took him to faraway places like India and Africa where he was immersed in foreign culture.
He attended HS in Long Island and business college in Western New York, and has been a San Diego resident for nearly thirty years where he owns a highly successful wealth management practice.
Inventive at an early age, Russ’ twin infants inspired him to conceive and guide the development of an innovative solution to save time and energy in his business development efforts. His goal was to create an efficient and automated way to meet referral partners with client types and commonalities that would accelerate professional relationships to the point of referral generation.
“I recognized the potential to help myself and my referral partners become better connected to those who can open doors and help grow our mutual businesses. I also realized that we can encourage the spirit of reciprocity and giving. With Connequity, we make it easy for our users to meet high-caliber individuals that are complementary to our service models. We assist our members in building a balanced referral network, leading to long-term business relationships.”
Russ has proudly served on boards for several charity and community organizations, and currently resides in sunny Solana Beach, CA with his wife Amy and three energetic children.
Marketing, Fractional CMO
Creative Strategist, Marketing Visionary, Brand Consultant, Professional Speaker – Angela wears several hats and wears them well! She is the founder and CEO of Incitrio, a global branding and marketing agency.
Ms. Hill earned her BFA in Visual Communications with a Minor in Branding from Washington University in Saint Louis. She has spoken at various international conferences and is an active Vistage speaker, traveling the country and offering hands-on workshops for CEOs. She is an active adjunct professor at University of San Diego (USD) and a former adjunct design professor at SDSU.
Angela is passionate about bringing efficiency to her clients’ marketing plans, and has helped several companies complete their funding rounds, leading to successful exits. She is resident of Solana Beach where she contributes to several community organizations.
Software Development/Fractional CTO
Juan is a customer focused, energized, and seasoned information technology leader with international experience, managing large and small teams in providing operational excellence and business value.
Juan has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Universidad del Turabo, a Mathematics degree from New Mexico State University and a Robotics and Simulation degree from Purdue University. He has held several career positions as a software development engineer, UI and CIM Manager at companies like Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor, and currently serves as partner and CTO for Pounce Consulting.
Specialties: Business Development, Product Development, Software Development Life Cycle, LEAN, Six-Sigma, Operational Excellence, IT Process & Governance, Team Development, and Outsourcing.
Juan resides in Carmel Valley, CA with his wife and children and serves the community in several aspects.
Richard is a Certified Business Coach, Trainer and Continuing Education Facilitator. His mission is to touch the lives of business owners in ways which improve their professional and personal successes.
Richard earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at Ohio University and has participated in executive management development programs at Duke Fuqua School of Business, Kellogg School of Management and California Institute of Technology. He has been a continuing student of business and superior contributor in Sales, Marketing and Business Development within large and small organizations: Xerox Corporation, IVAC/Eli Lilly & Company, Cerner Corporation, TheraDoc, PatientKeeper, Inc., Prognosis Health Information Systems and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. He works with businesses of all sizes optimizing strategic direction, team culture, financial performance, business valuation and legacy or exit plan.
Richard is married 30+ years to his loving wife Mary Ann and blessed with two adult children in San Diego and San Francisco, plus beautiful grandchildren. He and family are avid outdoors enthusiast of hiking, tennis, swimming, snow shoeing often combined with international travels.
VP, Member Experience
World traveler and New York City native Kim Dabagian comes from a pedigree of entrepreneurial success. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Kim went on to study business and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Kim epitomizes ambition and confidence – with high standards of excellence, toughness and will – blending business and creative talents in the pursuit of outstanding results.
Connequity is a powerful online platform that creates new business opportunities by matching professionals looking for relevant referrals and business leads.
Connequity employs an intelligent matching engine that learns the types of business leads users are looking for, and dynamically adjusts as it learns a user’s preferences. The engine continually mines Connequity’s immense database of connections to find, sort and deliver actionable business referrals via email. For professionals in dozens of industries including real estate, financial planning, insurance, professional consulting, law, marketing and many others, Connequity provides an effective and affordable alternative to traditional time-consuming networking and lead generation methods.
WE TAKE YOUR PRIVACY AND SECURITY VERY SERIOUSLY
Connequity NEVER contacts your connections without permission.
And we won’t sell your profile or spam your contacts – Ever.