Meet those behind Tyler Systems that bring depth of knowledge, lead active capital, and angel investing experience.
Allan has been with Wedbush Morgan Securities in Alaska for 33 years and has been Regional Manager for 22 years. Avocationally Allan has been very involved in nurturing entrepreneurship in Alaska. He is the Co-President and Founder of the Alaska Mentors and Entrepreneurs Network Inc (TEAM Network), Co-Founder and Administrator of the Alaska Business Plan Competion and Chair of the Alaska Investnet Advisory Board.
Bear Baker is the Dean, College of Business & Public Policy, University of Alaska Anchorage. He is a professional with more than thirty-five years of operations, project and enterprise leadership experience within engineering and management consulting, technology, manufacturing, distribution and higher-education organizations.
Lauchlin Johnston is an Analyst Programmer IV at the Alaska Department of Oil and Gas and is the owner of LMJ Consulting. He is a highly experienced IT professional and has been extremely active in his field for over 10 years.
Rick is smart, enthusiastic, nice and possesses a wry sense of humor to boot. Rick is a fountain of ideas. Combine that with a can-do attitude, and you get the legacy of Nerland Agency. Rick is very involved in the community serving on several volunteer boards. Prior to being CEO of Nerland Agency, Rick was chief staff officer of the Anchorage Organizing Committee that presented the city’s bid for the Winter Olympics. His free-time pursuits include hanging at his Girdwood cabin, over-50 basketball, and duck hunting. He’s an iPod fanatic, a gourmet cook and likes a good Bombay Sapphire martini on occasion.
Eric has vast experience in Business and philanthropy. His interest lies in leveraging market solutions to address poverty and global warming. Eric is a guarantor and board member for MicroCredit Enterprises, an innovative lending institution that has $20 million of micro loans placed throughout the world with no donated dollars. Eric has been growing his own business after implementing “open book management” via the Jack Stack/SRC method in 2004. Eric is also passionate about leading other Anchorage businesses in looking at commercial energy efficiency as the cheapest form of new energy with superior ROI when compared to other investments.
Al Hermann is an Assistant Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alaska at Anchorage and is also the Director of Entrepreneurship at the Center for Economic Development for the University of Alaska. He has over 35 years of financial and operations experience. While he was the Vice President of Finance for U.S. Operations at Lanier Worldwide he was responsible for closing twenty-six acquisitions and two divestitures over an eight year period. As the CFO of four start-up ventures, spanning several industries, he helped raise capital, both equity and debt and built the financial and operations infrastructures. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for American Office Products and Global Tech Financial.
Tim Pearson is a professional coach and principal of Pearson Consulting. (www.timpearson.net). Tim has coached and developed entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and teams in industries including telecommunications, health care, oil & gas, insurance, engineering, government, and the nonprofit sector since 1990. He also plays www.mindjazz.com with friends in the U.S. and Europe. Tim holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School. He grew up 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle in the Inupiaq Eskimo community of Teller.
Thank you all for your continual effort, and your contribution!
– Tyler Arnold