Members of the Executive Committee provide leadership for the group.
Paul D. Chancellor
Paul Chancellor is an attorney with Ocean Law practicing in the areas of patent, trademark, and internet law. His experience includes roles in engineering, business, and law with large corporations and start-up companies including General Electric, Delmarva Capital Investments, Asea Brown Boveri, Capstone Turbine, and Jackson DeMarco Tidus & Peckenpaugh.
He has a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California; Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Diploma, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics, Von Karman Institute, Brussels, Belgium; and, MSME/BSME degrees from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. He is a member of the California Bar, a California registered professional engineer, and a United States Patent & Trademark Office registered patent attorney.
Paul is a past chair of the CSU Channel Islands Business & Technology Partnership and his other activities include an adjunct professorship lecturing in patent law at Southwestern University School of Law and volunteer work with the Los Angeles Food Bank.
William P. Cordeiro , Vice President for Academic Affairs, manages the Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics (Smith School) at California State University Channel Islands.
He has a BS from the University of San Francisco, an MBA from University of Southern California, and a MA and PhD in Executive Management from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at the Claremont University.
As Director of the Smith School, Dr. Cordeiro is responsible for all curricula, financial, student, faculty and staff matters in the School. As such, he is the principal liaison to the B&TP which is housed in the Smith School.
Wayne Davey is a consultant with Resources Global Professionals providing finance, accounting, internal controls, audit and management advice to companies of all sizes. He has over 30 years of senior management experience at Abraxis BioScience, Amgen, Rockwell Scientific, Hughes Electronics, Rockwell International and the U.S. Army.
Wayne received a BS degree from the University of Arizona and an MBA degree from UCLA.
He is the past Chair and Board Member of the CSU Channel Islands (CI) Foundation. He also co-founded the CI Business & Technology Partnership.
Other civic activities include being a member of the Advisory Board for Cal Lutheran University's School of Business, serving on the Ventura County Economic Development Association (Chair), the VC POWER Task Force, and the Ventura County Discovery Center (Chair). Wayne was named the 2009 recipient of the CI Lagomarsino Award. He and his wife, Barbara, were also co-recognized by the Ventura County Medical Association as the 2008 Community Volunteers of the Year. Wayne has delivered numerous speeches and op-ed pieces on employment, infrastructure, housing, healthcare, and education issues confronting the Ventura County region.
Dr. Amy Denton came to CI from the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Biology and Wildlife. A native of New York, Amy received her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, her doctorate from the University of Washington, and spent two years at the University of California Riverside as a recipient of an NSF/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Evolution.
Keith Gunther - Chair, Business & Technology Partnership
Throughout his career, Keith Gunther has held management positions at ARC Document Solutions, VERITAS/Symantec software as well as 3M, Fujifilm USA and Xerox. Keith's consulting work in support of data storage, document scanning and imaging, applications, networking and cloud computing services projects spans commercial, government, medical and educational organizations over 25 years.
Keith has launched Information Technology and Business Development programs and trained personnel for VERITAS and Storactive software and deployed online solutions at SmartEquip, Connect One World, County of Ventura, City of Los Angeles and other innovative organizations.
Other community service activities include past Chairperson for the Ventura County Business Opportunity Fair, BSA adult leader, youth sports coach and stints as a volunteer high school football coach. Keith has a BS from the University, Oregon School of Journalism and is a graduate of the Cal State Los Angeles Teacher Credential Program.
Greg Hayward is the owner of Over The Net, a website creation and internet marketing company, and CEO of Cents Make Dollars Inc., a nonprofit marketing and fundraising company dedicated to supporting other nonprofits and charitable needs concerns. He also hosts a weekly Sports Talk Radio Show – The Sportsbar.
Greg holds a BS in finance from CSU Chico with an emphasis on financial management. He has a wide variety of communication skills, Internet and marketing experience including; print and collateral material design and production, radio ad creation as well as commercial voice-over talents.
Greg is the former Chair of the Business & Technology Partnership.
He has also served as Chair of the Gold Coast Community Council for the American Cancer Society, Chair of the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of Ventura and participating member of many other non-profit associations.
Pauline G. Malysko
Pauline G. Malysko is the owner of Blue Wave CFO Consulting, a consulting company to businesses that need the services of a CFO on a part time basis. She is the CFO for several companies and was President and Chief Financial Officer and Partner in Logix Development Corporation from 1995 - 2009. Pauline has over 35 years experience in management and accounting in a variety of arenas, including the garment industry, the automotive industry, the cable industry and the satellite television industry.
Pauline is a member of the CSU Channel Islands Foundation Board, past Chair of the B&TP, Chairman of the Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Committee Sector Committee (AMCSE).
She is a former Chair of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, former Chair of the CI Connection Committee, member of the Education Committee and has served on the Top Ten Committee for the Chamber, past Secretary of the Camarillo Rotary Club and current Chair of the International Service Committee. Pauline is a 2008 Jefferson Award Recipient, Camarillo Woman of the Year 2007, received the James F. Cowan Award for Excellence in Education for her work with CI and was named one of the Top 50 Women in Business by the Pacific Coast Business Times.
Paul Meyer is an experienced finance executive with a 25-year track record in senior roles at start-ups and Fortune 500 technology companies. He has significant experience in fundraising from angel and venture capital to leasing/debt financing and initial public offerings. For the past six years, he has run a CFO consulting practice, focused on early stage to mid-market technology companies in the greater Los Angeles area.
Most recently, Paul was the CFO of Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc., an early stage medical device company. He was also General Manager of their plastic consumables manufacturing business, BioMolded Products LLC. During much of his career, Paul was with Interlink Electronics [NASDAQ:LINK] a developer of intuitive interface technologies for business and home applications, serving for sixteen years as CFO and Executive Vice President. He joined Interlink as CFO when it was a start-up with 25 employees, managed its transition through an IPO, and oversaw its growth for over 10 years as a public company to more than 200 employees worldwide, establishing offices in the US, Japan, China and Taiwan.
Paul is an avid participant in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of greater Los Angeles: incoming President of Tech Coast Angels (Central Coast chapter), the Vice Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Santa Barbara, a Technical Advisor for the Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) tech incubator, Founder and Chair of the Tech Industry Roundtable of Ventura County, Founder and Chair of the Entrepreneurial Speaker Series at the Ventura BioCenter life science incubator, Chief Financial Advisor for the CalXStars life science incubator and Board Member of the Business & Technology Partnership of CSU Channel Islands. Starting his career with Price Waterhouse, Paul obtained his CPA (license inactive) and has a BA in Economics from UCLA.
Mel Sheeler is the President and CEO of Sheeler Moving and Storage Inc. and Sheeler Records Management located in Ventura and serving the Tri County area. He has over 18 years in the moving and storage industry.
After earning a degree in business from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo he embarked on a thirty year career in financial services and became the President of Bank of Ventura where he took the bank to the Top 200 Turn Around Publicly Held Companies in California. He left banking and started his career in the moving industry opening his company in 2003.
He has also been active in the CI Alumni & Friends Networking and Career Program, and Co-Chair of the Dolphins Classic Golf Tourney.
Current community activities include: nearly 50 years in Kiwanis and three times president, former president and board member of Ventura Music Festival, VP of Caregivers Assisting the Elderly, past Chair of the Ventura Boys and Girls Club with 27 years on the board, past president and board member Ventura Police Activities League, VP of Pier Into the Future Board, Assistant Chair of the Girl Scouts, board member of the Ventura and Oxnard Chambers, Co-Chair of Economic Development Committee Ventura Chamber, Chair of Community Council of the American Cancer Society, Treasurer of the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Peter Wollons started an aircraft surplus company in 1973 that evolved into an aerospace manufacturing and distributing company with offices worldwide. Currently, Peter is Chief Executive Officer to Airborne Technologies, Inc., U.S. Government Contractor and Licensee to Lockheed Martin. His recent endeavors include Airborne Biometrics, an offshoot of Airborne Technologies. This new venture currently has the only proven facial recognition end to end solution in the market today.
Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Woodbury University.
He is a member of the CI Foundation Board of Directors.
Peter has also served as President of the board of the Calabasas Homeowners, belongs to LACMA, and is a member of the Peterson Automotive Museum.