RESTART BOARD

Sandra O. Archibald

Board Director
Dr. Archibald currently serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Volcker Alliance. She served as professor and dean emerita of the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. She served as dean from 2003 to 2019. She is the past president of the Association of Public Policy and Management and has held numerous leadership positions with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and the American Society for Public Administration. In 2009, she was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration. The author of more than 100 publications and the recipient of numerous teaching, research and public service awards, she has made significant contributions to policymaking and civic engagement in the United States through extensive involvement in public service and research designed to support sound public policy and management decisions. She holds a doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Akhtar Badshah

Board Director
Akhtar Badshah is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in international development, managing a corporate philanthropic program and co-founding a global nonprofit for social enterprise. As the Chief Catalyst at Catalytic Innovators Group he is advising individuals and organizations to catalyze their social and philanthropic investments. Dr. Badshah is the Distinguished Practitioner at University of Washington the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance and at the Business School, Bothell campus. His areas of interest include: Global Business, Social Enterprise, Impact Investing, Technology and Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Nonprofit Management and Leadership Development. He is the founder and curator of Accelerating Social Transformation, a mid-career professional development certificate course on social impact. Dr. Badshah led Microsoft’s philanthropic efforts for ten years, where he administered the company's community investment and employee contributions. He was instrumental in launching both Unlimited Potential and Youth Spark – the company’s focus to bring digital technology to the underserved communities and youth all over the world. Dr. Badshah has also taught architecture and urban development at MIT and is a published author, and an acclaimed international speaker. His forthcoming book is titled Purpose Mindset: How Microsoft Inspires its Employees and Alumni to Change the World, Harper Collins Leadership Series, 2020. Our Urban Future: New Paradigms for Equity and Sustainability, co-authored Technology at the Margins – How IT Meets the Need of Emerging Markets and co-edited Connected for Development – Information Kiosks for Sustainability. Dr. Badshah has extensive experience in serving on numerous boards. He is currently the Chairman of the Board at Global Washington, Vice Chair of the Board, Microsoft Alumni Network and serves on the board of The Indus Entrepreneurs, Seattle Chapter. He has previously served on the boards of Council on Foundations, the Telecentre.org Foundation, United Way King County, Youth Empowerment and Sustainability, and has served on the Advisory Board of the US Chamber’s Corporate Citizenship Center, World Affairs Council, and Santa Clara University Center for Science and Technology. Dr. Badshah is a doctoral graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his family are very active in the Seattle area nonprofit community.
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Lisa Strauch Eggers

Board Director
Lisa Strauch Eggers has dedicated her career to advising business leaders and entrepreneurs on developing business-oriented solutions to legal issues, from founding to exit. She is recognized for her intellect, drive, and personal attention to her clients. A seasoned corporate lawyer, she began her career on Wall Street working on financings and public offerings. Lisa transitioned in-house to Amoco (now BP) in Chicago and Geneva, Switzerland. Lisa moved to Seattle to be Starbucks’ first international lawyer and was also of counsel in the Corporate/Securities group of Perkins Coie, doing venture and debt financings and M&A. After several years in her own private practice, serving as outside General Counsel to a diverse suite of companies, while also twice being elected to the Mercer Island School Board, she returned in-house as General Counsel of Callison, a private equity-backed international architecture and design firm. After Callison was sold to a Dutch public company she served as Eddie Bauer’s interim General Counsel before pursuing a lifelong dream of joining the Foreign Service. She served as a diplomat in the US Embassy in Paris. Until the end of 2019 she was Chief Legal Officer at an East Coast fintech backed by sophisticated investment bank, private equity and venture funds. She returned to Seattle and private practice in 2020. Lisa holds a BA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a JD from Georgetown. She is delighted to bring her experience and passion for people and public service to Restart Partners.
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Mitch Eggers

Board Observer
Mitch Eggers is Chief Scientist at Kantar Profiles. He has built and analyzed large international datasets for more than 25 years while holding senior positions in operations, technology, product development, and data science at GMI, Lightspeed Research, and Kantar. He has worked in early-stage technology companies and multinational organizations. Mitch was an early investor in a secure private networking company that was sold to a NASDAQ 100 company. He worked at GMI during extended periods of rapid growth and multiple rounds of VC funding. He helped grow the company’s revenue over 100-fold prior to the company’s sale to Lightspeed Research. Early in his career, Mitch was a Research Demographer at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva, Switzerland, where he built large international datasets based on national statistical office data archives of multiple Western and Central European countries. Mitch earned his Ph.D. in 1990 at the University of Pennsylvania, and has co-authored several published research articles in leading peer-reviewed journals. He holds various patents relevant in the market research industry. Mitch happily volunteers as an advisor to Restart Partners. His views, opinions, and assistance with data and modeling are his own, not Kantar’s.
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Lisa Goodman

Board Director
Lisa Goodman is a results-driven leader and entrepreneurial change maker with a unique career in corporate and non-profit leadership and philanthropy. She is an adept marketing strategist and customer engagement expert having worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands. She brings more than 25 years of experience in technology, retail, real estate, industrial, hospitality, and health care industries. Currently, Lisa is on the Executive Team of The Benaroya Company, a prominent Seattle based commercial real estate company, where she directs strategic marketing, public and government relations. Lisa brings an unyielding commitment to promoting equity, inclusion and social justice. She started her career as a Managing Partner of a Washington D.C. health promotion company where she implemented comprehensive programs for a wide range of public and private sector organizations. Lisa has also worked as a Strategic Marketing Advisor for the U.S. Department of Defense to drive awareness and increase utilization of the military's family and women’s advocacy programs, and health promotion programs for all U.S. Navy and Marine active duty members, their families and retirees throughout the world She is a member of numerous industry and non-profit organizations including Global Washington Women of the World Leadership Team, Pierce County Economic Development Board Executive Committee, Urban Land Institute, Seattle Art Museum Board of Trustees, National Association of Corporate Directors, NAIOP, CCIM , Washington Technology Industry Association, Cascadia Region Green Building Council, SMooCH – Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital, Greater Seattle Partners Business Attraction and Investment Council and Washington Economic Development Association.
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Trang Le

Board Observer
At Restart Partners, Trang Le is managing a community to connect public, private and non-profit leaders during the COVID-19 crisis so they can share best practices, experiences and resources. Trang has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management and business management from startups to large corporations. She currently consults with a variety of nonprofits and social businesses on financing, recruiting and marketing. Prior to this, Trang was based in Vietnam running MobizCOM.vn, a mobile commerce venture. She also spent 9 years with Intel Corporation Server Division in the supply chain group focused on products for Google, Apple, Dell and other multinationals. She received an M.B.A. from the Oregon Executive MBA program and a B.S. in Supply Chain Management and Quantitative Analysis from Portland State University.
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Bharat Shyam

Board Director
Bharat Shyam is an active volunteer and works with several nonprofits. He co-founded, helped build and completed a successful acquisition of Silkcloud, a highly scalable SaaS platform for enterprises. Previously, he worked on the Washington State Cabinet as the first Chief Information Officer of Washington state. He also worked at Microsoft for many years writing code and managing teams that built products that were widely used. He was educated at Stanford University and Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. His personal experiences give him a deep empathy for the pain caused by unnecessary loss of life. This empathy is what drives him to try and save a few lives during the current epidemic.
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Rich Tong

Board Director
Richard Tong has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, technology, operations, and management in a wide variety of business settings. Most recently, Rich co-founded a computer vision and machine learning startup that was eventually sold to Lear, a $15B automotive supplier. Prior to this, he co-founded venture capital firms in Seattle and China with an aggregate of $6B under management. At Microsoft, he was vice president of marketing for Windows, Office and server products in an era where sales increased by over 20x to $15B in revenue. He received an MSEE and an MBA from Stanford University and a BSE EECS summa cum laude from Princeton University where he was a GM Scholar. His technical interests include computer vision, artificial intelligence, IoT devices, and cloud computing and has been granted 14 patents in those areas. He is co-author of The Marketing Playbook and has lectured at the University of Washington, Stanford, Berkeley, and Tsinghua University. Today, he divides his time between helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams and social investing in saving lives, a long-term resilient economy, and self-sustaining norms and beliefs.

RESTART VOLUNTEERS

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Johan Karsoho

Restart Volunteer
At Restart Partners, Johan Karsoho is co-leading the Community of Leaders and managing the trusted supplier program. Johan is a 20-year Supply Chain veteran with a successful track record of initiating and implementing process improvements. As a Director of North Asia Production & Planning at adidas, Johan was responsible for delivering an annual volume of 200 million pieces of apparel products timely and profitably. He also spearheaded and implemented the global apparel dual-sourcing process to optimize duty savings, which resulted in an annual incremental saving of $25 million for adidas. As a Senior Manager of Supply Planning at REI, Johan continued to successfully introduce automation, lean mindset, and implemented a Supply & Production planning system. Johan received a B.A. in Supply Chain Management & Finance from Portland State University and an M.B.A, from University of Phoenix.

Megan McKenzie

Restart Volunteer
Megan McKenzie is managing the public relations, communications, and social media programs for Restart Partners working closely with the rest of the team. When not thinking about how to help Restart Partners with its mission, Megan is providing strategic leadership to McKenzie Worldwide, the high-tech public relations and digital marketing agency that she founded in 2004. McKenzie Worldwide works with technology companies in enterprise, consumer, wireless, networking, cybersecurity and other markets. Megan also has extensive experience working with venture capital firms and other investment firms to provide strategic communications counsel and achieve outstanding results. In addition, she and her team partner with nonprofit organizations, executives and authors to develop thought leadership programs that help build trust in corporate and personal brands. Throughout her more than 25 year career in public relations, Megan has served in numerous leadership roles in both corporate and agency environments.
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John McQueen

Restart Volunteer
John McQueen has been a Senior Executive in Computer Vision, Media, Wireless, IOT systems and security markets. His focus ranges from business development to general management. Currently, he is a founding partner of Techquity. Techquity is a venture technology firm and acts a technology advisor and virtual CTO. John is also Head of Business Development for Earthup a Techquity portfolio company. Notable roles include Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Softimage an Oscar winning and ground-breaking media and 3D animation software company, best known for being the enabling animation technology behind the movie Jurassic Park. This company was acquired by Microsoft. Later, John also was a Senior Director at Microsoft running the business team for the Kinect for Windows initiative. He was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Wildseed which built the first ever US Carrier certified Linux based mobile operating system. This company was sold to Time Warner / AOL where John became Worldwide Vice President of Sales and Support for AOL Wireless. John was the President of a Startup called Varia Mobile (an MBO from AOL) focused on developing from the ground up Mobile devices that was sold to RealNetworks. As IOT and device security emerged John joined Neustar as VP New Business Development for emerging markets.
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Liz McQueen

Restart Volunteer
Liz McQueen has over 20 years of experience in Business Analysis, Project Management, Finance and Investing both in the UK and the USA. Liz started her career in the UK as a Trader and was responsible for running a book of over $500 million. Liz was instrumental in the design and development and multiple implementations of the first ‘Front End Trading’ system in the UK. Liz worked with many of the largest UK Banks as well as working in Scotland and Luxemburg. In the USA Liz works for an RIA firm as an Advisor, working with High Net Worth families and foundations. Always keen to give back Liz volunteered in the Domestic Violence Unit with the Kirkland Police, was the chair for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Annual fundraising event and is a retired Rotarian!

Victor Raisys

Restart Volunteer
Victor Raisys is a technology executive who brings a track record of building businesses through his broad range of experience in the areas of product management and marketing, operations, strategy and finance. Previously, he was EVP of New Markets at Docker where he was responsible for building Docker’s SaaS product offering in order to rapidly scale and accelerate Docker’s business.  Prior to joining Docker, Raisys was Executive Director at Dell where he was part of the executive team that created, built and led the Dell Software Group. In that role, he was the integration executive who led the acquisition of Quest Software. He then went on to lead operations and M&A integration within the Dell Software Group. Previously, he also held a variety of product management leadership roles at Microsoft. He is also a co-owner of Island Books, an independent bookstore on Mercer Island, Washington. 

David Sarley

Restart Volunteer
David Sarley is volunteering his time to advise Restart Partners, bringing his 18 years of experience in global public health supply chains alongside his prior international consulting experience. He has a background in mathematical modeling and its application to public policy making. He has served on several not for profit boards as well as working in Industry and for Government and Academia. He currently works for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a Senior Program Officer. His engagement with Restart Partners is outside of his work for BMGF.
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Stasea Stewart

Restart Volunteer
Stasea Stewart was born and raised in the shrubland city of Lancaster, CA. Her childhood home, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, is where she learned the value of community, connections and networking. In 2019, Stewart graduated from California State University, Fullerton as a BOLD Women’s Leadership scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Public Relations degree. She is a current CommLead student who strives toward contributing to the body of human research surrounding communication, media, and culture. She will apply for doctoral programs at the end of 2020.

Alex Stonehill

Restart Volunteer
Alex Stonehill is the head of creative strategy for the UW's Communication Leadership Master’s Program. In this role he’s overseen over 100 graduate student consulting projects for local mission driven organizations. As an international journalist he worked in over a dozen countries, including Russia, Pakistan, Syria and Iraq, before founding and editing community journalism publication The Seattle Globalist.
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Genevieve Tremblay

Restart Volunteer
Genevieve Tremblay is a design strategist, community leader and social entrepreneur working across sectors to bring direction and clarity to impact focused initiatives. She catalyzes initiatives that address social, environmental, health and civic challenges and is part of a team of seasoned innovation consultants at Catalytic Innovators Group, bringing interdisciplinary perspectives as to higher education, corporate philanthropy and urban & cultural development. Tremblay is a globally recognized education leader and her published research and curatorial work are aimed at fostering creative communities of innovation. She co-leads Accelerating Social Transformation, an executive leadership and social innovation accelerator program hosted by the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance and mentors graduate students pursuing their Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) at the Global Innovation Exchange at the University of Washington. As a Fulbright Specialist and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE), she models inspiring uses of technology and advocates for ways it amplifies virtual collaboration, creativity and knowledge exchange. She is currently a Research Scholar in Residence at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Tremblay co-founded ASKXXI, a US Embassy Chile funded cultural/science diplomacy program fostering US + Chile collaboration in art, technology and the ecological sciences. Tremblay is a founding advisory board member of Indigo Arts Alliance, an art residency program/cultural incubator committed to the artistic development of citizens of color. Since 2002, she has provided vision and strategy to regional public art and urban planning efforts in the Puget Sound region, through her roles as Bellevue Arts Commissioner and Regional Community Representative to the Port of Seattle’s Arts Advisory Council to build community, cultural infrastructure, economic value and public benefit.

Jon Younger

Restart Volunteer
Jon Younger, MD, is Division Chief-Kitsap Region for Franciscan Medical Group. He received his medical training at Yale Medical School and an undergraduate degree at Harvard College. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota, and geriatric fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Younger has served as a volunteer physician at various local entities including the University of Washington’s maternal and infant health program in Ethiopia.