Mark Greene was formerly CEO with Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE: FICO). Mark led the company into becoming a market leader in credit scores, fraud detection, and business rules management. Mark is a recognized thought leader on banking and economic trends and related techniques (risk management, forecasting, trading) and technologies (big data, predictive analytics). Prior to Fair Isaac, Mark worked at IBM and the Federal Reserve Board.
Mark currently serves on the boards of several private-equity backed companies, including a credit counseling firm, an AR management firm, and a content technology and solutions firm. Previous board membership include Neustar, a $1.1B provider of assurance/protection solutions for B2B commerce, and Capella Education Company, an innovative online for-profit university.
Mark completed his MA and PhD in Economics at the University of Michigan and his BA in Economics at Amherst College.
Sima Griffith is founder and Managing Principal of Aethlon Capital. During her 25 year career, she has successfully structured and completed mergers, acquisitions and capital raises for entrepreneurs, private and public companies and family businesses.
Sima was the recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners (Minnesota chapter) “Luminary Award” and the Women on Boards “Non-Profit Director of the Year.” She received the National Association of Women Business Owners Vision award and Finance and Commerce named Sima a “Top Women in Finance.” The Minneapolis, St. Paul Business Journal selected her as one of the Twin Cities “Women to Watch.”
She is a frequent speaker on issues and trends in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital. Sima serves as a judge for the Minnesota Cup, a statewide contest for Minnesota’s newest and most innovative business idea and as a judge for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Sima is a registered Principal with FINRA and holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses. She is a member of the Women’s Presidents Organization (WPO) and of Vistage International, a peer mentoring organization for CEOs and business owners. Sima is a graduate of Amherst College.
Marc Belton is a former executive with General Mills, where he served most recently as Executive Vice President for Global Strategy, Growth and Marketing Innovation. In his 32-year career at General Mills he became known as a champion for growth, innovation and people. Marc’s creative leadership was recognized by Fast Company, when the magazine named him one of the “Most Creative Executives in the US.” He has also been recognized by Fortune and Black Enterprise as one of the most influential African-Americans in business.
While at General Mills, Marc also co-founded the company’s small-scale investment arm, 301 Inc., as well as started the Natural/Organic business, starting with acquisitions of Small Planet Foods and Larabar.
Marc currently serves on the National Board of the Salvation Army and has also served on the boards of US Bancorp and Navistar. Marc is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council and CEO Forum. He is deeply immersed in the Twin Cities community, where he currently serves on the boards of Minnehaha Academy and One Village Partners, but has also served with Urban Ventures, University of Northwestern and Sabathani Community Center. In 2016, Marc became Chair of the Board of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
Marc completed his MBA in Marketing and Finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA in Economics at Dartmouth College. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Alicia and their children Alexander and Gabrielle. He loves playing and listening to music, recreational sports and outdoor activities. He is a member of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis.
Joseph (Joe) Phillips excels at helping Aethlon’s clients formulate and communicate their business growth strategy. He joined Aethlon in 2005 with extensive operating experience in data storage, information technology, office and consumer products.
Joe has 38 years of business experience with 3M Corporation and Imation, a 1996 spin-off of 3M. Joe was the director of corporate development at Imation Corp. where he was responsible for strategic planning, M&A, venture capital investments, and corporate development projects. Joe played a key role in the portfolio strategy development that resulted in a focus on the data storage industry and the divestiture of the assets of six other businesses in 18 transactions totaling over $800 million. Joe also managed venture capital investments that returned over 6x Imation’s investments. Joe was also involved in the start up of over 25 new products and businesses.
Joe has served as a guest lecturer in marketing and business management at the University of Texas Graduate School of Business.
Adam Palmer is a vice president at Aethlon Capital, focused on sponsor coverage and supporting Aethlon’s M&A, financing, and strategic advisory services.
Previously, Adam was the Director of Operations for a manufacturing company in Minnesota that, under his guidance, was acquired by a strategic buyer in 2009.
Adam received his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, he has BS degrees in economics and English from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.