Board of Directors
Lead Independent Director
Ms. Harkness is currently the Managing General Partner of OPES Holdings, LLC. From 1980 to 2011 Ms. Harkness was CEO of Pacific Plastics & Engineering, a leading medical device manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay area. Ms. Harkness was formerly the Chairperson of National Association of Manufacturers, a member of the Board of Directors for Dignity Health Hospital, and Chair of the Silicon Valley Capital Club Board of Governors. She is a past recipient of the National Association of Manufacturers "Freedom Award," the NAWBO "National Woman Business Owner" award, the Wells Fargo Bank "Outstanding Entrepreneur" award, and the Junior Achievement's Hall of Fame for Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Philanthropy "2018 Legacy Award." Ms. Harkness holds a B.S. degree from Cal Poly, and MA and Administration credentials from San Jose State.
Mr. Anton has served as Chairman and CEO of Anton Enterprises, Inc. since 2005 and Managing Partner of Anton Venture Capital Fund LLC since 2004. Prior to Anton Enterprises he was Chairman of Anton Airfood, Inc. from 1989 to 2005, the airport foodservice company he founded. Mr. Anton is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Media Research Corporation, the Board of Directors of QSpex Technologies Inc., and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Thalians Foundation for Mental Health at Cedars-Sinai. Mr. Anton formerly served on the Board of Directors of Air Chef Corporation, a leading private aviation catering firm in North America, the Board of Directors for Morton's Restaurant Group, the Board of the British Restaurant Association, the Board of Trustees of the William F. Harrah College - University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Mr. Anton is a recipient of the Silver Plate Award for "Chain Operator of the Year" from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association and the "Golden Chain Award" from Nation's Restaurant News.
Mr. Gates serves as the Founder and President of Three Oaks Strategies LLC, a Virginia-based consulting firm that advises companies and individuals on strategic communications matters and public policy. He is also Founder and President of Three Oaks Asset Management LLC, a family office and venture capital firm that works to augment its financial participation with management advice, marketing advice, and relationship-building advice.