Anand Nandakumar is the CEO and Founder of Halo.Car, the leading provider of remote delivered electric vehicles. Halo.Car’s mission is to rapidly accelerate the global transition to electric vehicles (EVs) without the need of private car ownership. With nearly two decades of engineering leadership experience, Anand founded Halo.Car with a strong desire to get people around faster and more efficiently while reducing carbon emissions and the number of vehicles on the roads. Anand holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Madras and a Master’s in Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Sheffield.
Chris Plasterer is a Certified Public Account and serves as senior manager for tax services with RSM US LLP. As the 5th-largest accounting firm in the US, RSM US is the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. Middle market organizations, which make up the “real economy,” are too big to be small and too small to be big. They have distinct challenges and opportunities around resources, labor, technology, innovation, regulation and more.
Nine (IX) Kemppainen is a modern day Samurai. He has served as a military officer, Secret Service Agent, and Staff Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. He has overseen security and intelligence for the National Park Service (where he was entrusted with the protection of America's most treasured monuments and icons), and most recently built a security program from scratch for Elon Musk's company SpaceX. He has protected "king" and country and high-profile individuals including Musk and Tony Robbins. Complimenting his professional experience, he has studied security at Georgetown, Cambridge, and Harvard.
Doug Kays is a retired attorney and is the remaining active founding Director of Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet. He serves as its Chairman, Corporate Secretary and spokesperson. Founded over 35 years ago, Fantastic is an entrepreneurial marketplace that has over 225 small businesses occupying 525 storefronts. Averaging 9,000 shoppers every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Fantastic has hosted the establishment of over 7,500 small businesses and 17,500,000 shoppers since it opened in 1988. Fantastic is owned by three families and is proud to have a representative on its Board from each family and from each of the three generations involved in the operation of the business. This breadth of age and experience creates a strong base from which to innovate and grow Fantastic as "Las Vegas' #1 location to start and support small business".