The Confluence Business Advisory Board is a team of volunteer experts available to members and the broader community for basic questions and issues. If they don't have answers, they will do their best to connect you with someone who does.

Paula Hildebrandt

Paula Hildebrandt
Strategic Business Analyst

Prior to her retirement in June 2015, Paula managed corporate development initiatives for FedEx Corporation and its operating companies. Her leadership responsibilities included the evaluation and formation of strategic business combinations, including acquisitions, equity investments and joint ventures, as well as post-merger integration planning and execution support.

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Gennaro DeSantis
Business and Real Estate Law

Gennaro is a principal with the DeSantis Law Firm. He is a former partner with the Colorado based boutique real estate law firm, Lottner Rubin Fishman Brown & Saul PC, and prior to that was an associate with one of the largest regional law firms, Polsinelli Shughart PC. In 2009 Gennaro decided to apply his years of big firm legal skills and experiences in an entrepreneurial environment.  He works with a broad range of clients from start-ups to established companies in all aspects of business, corporate, real estate and intellectual property law matters. Gennaro also helps clients with estate planning.

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Heather Lamb
Bookkeeping, Finance, Accounting

Heather is an experienced finance leader (always rolling up her sleeves) who has built and managed finance, accounting, and administrative teams. She has held finance leadership roles and provided bookkeeping/accounting support at companies in different stages: spin-offs, start-ups, pre-IPO, and public companies, $0 - $600M in revenue. She is leveraging this experience by providing training and outsourced financial management.

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Matt Whitlock
Engineering Services Consultant and Freelance Veteran

Matt has run own software and engineering consulting business with and without employees for 6 years. Prior to that he was part of two small consulting businesses that grew rapidly and weathered ups and downs. Having learned a lot along the way, Matt is happy to share his experiences and offer guidance.

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Business Advisory Board members are available to offer their time and input at their own discretion on a limited volunteer basis to individuals. The terms of any engagement between an individual and any of the Business Advisory Board members is between such individual and the Advisor.  Confluence is not a party to any such engagement and Confluence is not offering any the services provided by the Business Advisory Board Members.  The Business Advisory Board Members have agreed to provide limited initial advice to individuals.  All communication shall be between the individuals and not through Confluence. Confluence makes no warranty for guidance offered by members of this team, nor is any member of the team obligated to provide ongoing service.