Entrepreneurs in Residence




Michael Cahill is a private investor, attorney and business consultant who has worked in the investment management business for 23 years and is currently an active Angel investor and Board member of the Pasadena Angels. In addition to serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Trust Company of the West, Mr. Cahill oversaw the Legal Department as the executive manager. He sits on the boards of various non-profit organizations and has been a speaker at several legal conferences. Prior to joining Trust Company of the West, Mr. Cahill was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the media and entertainment company Act III Communications. He represented large public companies in insurance, aerospace, consumer products, entertainment, banking and finance, as well as private and start-up companies.

He started his career in law in San Diego with Shenas & Shaw, where he did both transactional work and litigation in State and Federal courts, including the US Supreme Court. Mr. Cahill holds an LL.M. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto and a BA from Bishops University, Quebec.


Stuart Williams is a visionary who creates and redesigns private and public ecosystems to align with the values of millennial. After his successful career building and owning businesses, he formed the humanitarian and environmental thesis of "Making A Profit While Making A Difference."

Mr. Williams is the founder and co-designer of the world’s first full service, 100% transparent and accountable, fully sustainable financial institution purposed to transform global finance. He created a platform to provide instantaneous benefits for global millennial in search of sustainable futures. In addition to presenting his work at The United Nations, Mr. Williams frequently lectures on social and environmental entrepreneurship at The College of Charleston. He is interested in generating the highest and most sustainable profits by embracing both the people and the planet, and is currently a director of the Be Earth Foundation, the executive director of the Alabaster Jar Foundation, and an adviser and board member for multiple profit and non-profit organizations.



For twenty-two years, Tommy Baker inspired student entrepreneurs. After Mr. Baker's retirement from the classroom, Glenn Starkman was appointed to be the prestigious Tommy Baker Entrepreneur in Residence.

Glenn Starkman is the COO and co-founder of Soteria Security, a security consulting and data analytics company headed by experienced former members of the NSA, CIA, DoD., as well as private sector security firms. With backgrounds rooted in Incident Response (IR), Computer Network Exploitation & Attack, large scale data analytics, and System Incident and Event Management (SIEM), the company's staff are poised to lead the way in security threat mitigation, remediation, and beyond. Prior to creating Soteria, Mr. Starkman was a Managing Director at UBS and a Vice President of International Sales at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Starkman is a dynamic business building executive and entrepreneurial change agent with a talent for communicating a vision and developing steps to make that vision a reality. He is an expert at motivating and empowering people and teams to achieve at world-class levels, and brings a wealth of financial and entrepreneurial expertise to the classroom.

eric-fondren-eir-des.         Eric Fondren has a specialty in digital advertising, web app development and organizational psychology. He has over 15 years of software development experience and has been an entrepreneur for 12+ years. He is currently the CEO of a company called Itellio and co-founder of AMPcar, Inc, a virtual service advisor platform that manages the automotive repair process for everyday drivers. He also co-operates a family office of mental health practitioners primarily based in Texas. He has a BS in Computer science from Morehouse College, and a MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.