About SCORE

SCORE consists of a ready and capable team committed to the mission of the organization.

Sean Gjos
Sean is Principal at Triton Pacific, a Los Angeles based private equity firm. Sean has also worked for a boutique investment banking firm in Connecticut and a Los Angeles based technology enterprise. Sean has an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA and a B.A. from Brown University. Sean resides in Marina del Rey, CA.

Eric Eisner
Eric is co-founder of the Internet entertainment startup company, Romp.com. He has also been a professional hockey scout with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Eric has an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Ralph Vogel
Ralph is currently Managing Director at Mandeville Partners, a private equity investment group in Los Angeles. Ralph has also worked for Bain & Company and worked for a nonprofit organization in Costa Rica. Ralph has an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA and an A.B. from Harvard College.

Jim Young
Jim is the Global Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Visa Inc., the world's largest retail electronic payments network and one of the most recognized global financial services brands, in San Francisco. He has a background in investment banking having worked for Banc of America Securities and Salomon Smith Barney. Jim has an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Bruce Dobkin, M.D.
Dr. Dobkin is a professor of neurology at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Neurological Rehabilitation and Research Program and co-director of the UCLA Stroke Center. He has been continuously funded for the past decade by the National Institutes of Health for basic and clinical research studies aimed at lessening the disabilities of people with stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and multiple sclerosis.

Phil Polishook
Mr. Polishook is the owner/operator of Deskmakers. Phil was previously Vice-President of Marketing for eToys, where he was a member of the founding management team. Before joining eToys, Phil held marketing and business development positions with Disney Online, Time Inc. and Prodigy. Phil is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Tim Burke
Tim is a Managing Director at Rosewood Capital. Previously, he worked as an Equity Research Associate at Fidelity Investments where he led the firm's public investments in the footwear sector and helped manage the Retail Select Portfolio. Tim also worked at Nike, where he was an Associate in the Strategic Planning division. Tim earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and an A.B. from Harvard College, where he was a member of the school's NCAA Championship ice hockey team.

Peter Poullos
Pete is currently completing a radiology residency at Stanford University, where he is affectionately known as "Da' Man." Previously, Pete completed six months of a gastroenterology fellowship at UC-San Francisco, before a cycling accident injured his spinal cord at the C-4 level. Pete obtained his medical degree at the University of Texas - Houston and his undergraduate education at Santa Clara University.

Ken Firtel
Ken is a Managing Director of Transom Capital Group, LLC, a Los Angeles based, value-added private equity firm. Ken was born in Boston but grew up in San Diego. He attended Yale University for college, and the University of Southern California for law school, while spending a year in between at the London School of Economics. After law school and before Transom Capital Group, Ken worked at the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, specializing in private equity and mergers & acquisitions work, and Platinum Equity, LLC, a top tier Los Angeles-based private equity firm.

Karin Cooke
Karin is currently the Innovation Fund Program Manager at Kaiser Permanente, where she is managing an internal grantmaking program fostering technology innovation. Previously, Karin managed educational, career and grantmaking programs for two nonprofits located in the Bay Area: Net Impact and Full Circle Fund. Karin served as the Executive Director of SCORE from 2001- 2003. Karin has a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. from UCLA.

Amy Poullos
Amy Poullos was born in Stockton and currently resides in San Carlos with her husband, Peter. She has received undergraduate degrees from U.C. Berkeley and San Francisco State University. After working for four years in education, Amy quit her job to care for her husband who suffered a spinal cord injury. She now works as a registered nurse at Munyon Dermatology in Redwood Shores.

Bobby Rice
Bobby is the Founder and Managing Partner of RCR Financial, LLC, a Los Angeles based real estate investment company. Previously, Bobby was the President of KWP Financial, Inc. a real estate secured distressed debt trading company and subsidiary of Kennedy Wilson, Inc. Bobby has also worked in private equity with CKE Associates and investment banking with Merrill Lynch & Co. Bobby has an M.B.A from the Anderson School at UCLA and a B.A from Wake Forest University.