John Hartnett Founder and CEO

John Hartnett

Founder and CEO

Lina Ramirez Associate

Lina Ramirez


Mareese Keane  Program Manager

Mareese Keane

 Program Manager

Matt Davis Managing Partner

Matt Davis

Managing Partner

Emily Breslin  Community Manager

Emily Breslin

 Community Manager

Helen Hartnett  VP, Finance

Helen Hartnett

 VP, Finance


THRIVE mentors are leaders from the agricultural, technology, and business sectors and assist the THRIVE companies for the 8-week acceleration process. 

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Dennis Donohue
President, Royal Rose Raddichio

Howard Roeder
President, Dole Fresh Vegetables

Joe Ferrari
Vice President, Ag Operations, Dole Fresh Vegetables

Larry Cox
Chair, Western Growers Association, Coastline Family Farms

Alec Leach

Alec Leach
President, Taylor Farms, California, Inc.

Victor Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer, JVSmith Companies (Past Chair of the Board of Western Growers Association)

Hank Giclas
SVP, Science, Technology & Strategic Planning, Western Growers Association

Neill Callis
General Manager of R&N Packing LLC (Asparagus); Sales & General Management, Turlock Fruit Company

Ken Coleman
CEO, MedScreens

Michael Macrie
 Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Land O' Lakes

Marion Rittler
GVP and Head of Enablement,
Digital Enterprise Platform Group, SAP

Michael Toto
Global Product and New Business Development Executive - IOT, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Matthew Servatius
SVP, Head of the Global Cleantech Group

Luis Alvarez
President, CEO of Alvarez Technology Group, Inc.

Phillip Osman
Principal, Fast Break Solutions

Prof. Brad Barbeau
Executive Director Institute for Innovation and Economic Development, CSUMB

Julie Morris
Director of Technology Innovation, World Food Center, University of California, Davis


Mila Kyriacou
VP Clean Tech Group, 
Wells Fargo