SiliconBeach Board of Directors

SiliconBeach Young Professionals Board of Directors and Advisors are comprised of highly respected digital industry experts. Our President has been an executive team member of three companies that have been acquire for hundreds of millions of dollars, raised over $30 million in venture capital and has consulted for and an adviser to some of today’s leading companies that were once startups.

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Lucas Bean – President & Founder  SiliconBeach Young Professionals
Lucas is an Online Marketing Executive with over 15 years of experience in developing and optimizing large-scale customer acquisition programs across all online marketing channels. Lucas currently is the Founder & Principal of Beanstalk Labs an incubator which has founded [method]DRG, A digital content marketing company (acquired fall 2014), Promotionalizeit.com a social promotions platform (acquired spring 2014) and most recently STATAS an Influencer Marketplace where Brands can connect to digital influencers while influencers get paid to post about the brands and products they already love. Lucas served as the head of marketing for other giants such as Atari (Global), Sony Pictures and Crackle.com, Experian Lowermybills.com

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Stacey Bean – Managing Director & Co-Founder
Stacey is currently the President of Accounts at [method]DRG a full-service Agency based out of Manhattan Beach and Managing Director for DISRUPT LA Tech Summit the largest free tech summit in Los Angeles. Stacey brings over 14 years in Advertising Agency Experience to the group working for years with such clients as Lexus, Clorox, Mattel, Samsung Citibank to name a few. She is also an entrepreneur where she has started, managed and sold her own companies in the past.”

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Luan Tran – General Counsel & Board Member
Luan is one of the country’s foremost experts in tech co-founder disputes.  He represented the plaintiff in ownership disputes over Snapchat, Yik Yak, and other well-known technology companies.  Forbes magazine recently called him “the go-to lawyer in tech for ousted alleged co-founders.”  Luan has also litigated or arbitrated disputes involving complex technologies all over the U.S. and abroad.  The Daily Journal selected him as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” lawyers in California.  Luan is on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California’s Litigation Section.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association, including its international division the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.  Luan co-founded Lee Tran & Liang LLP, one of few firms in the U.S. on the National Law Journal’s  “Litigation Boutiques Hot List.”  Luan previously practiced at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.

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ADVISORY BOARD

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Mitchell Berman – Advisor
Mitch serves as Managing Partner of Berman Strategic Advisors – a strategy and investment firm that is dedicated to finding and developing entrepreneurial companies in digital entertainment, social enterprise, mobile/PC games, mobile commerce and education technology. Mitch’s initiatives spur the creation of innovative “digital” consumer and/or business to business products and services, based on the principles of “influence, sharing and reward.”

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Sharon Herzog – Advisor
Entrepreneur & VP, Marketing for Sex Wax, Inc, looks to contribute to the Silicon Beach Start-Up Ecosystem by supporting and engaging in the various start-up events in the area.  Her experience includes working for and with start-up companies like InTouch Health, working closely with a Fortune 500 company (P&G) on special projects throughout the world at their various R&D centers, and years of experience starting businesses from the ground up.  Her overall approach is data-driven and based on lean principles.

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