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Steve Schellong

Founder & CEO New Leaf Ventures

Meet Steve Schellong, a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in startups, nonprofits, and Big Tech. As a former Microsoft leader, he led sales teams responsible for $5B in annual revenue and over 10,000 B2B customers. Steve co-founded, pioneering web-based fundraising tools for organizations nationwide. Today, as the founder and CEO of New Leaf Ventures, he helps CEOs and boards drive growth and business transformation. Steve holds a BA in Economics from Villanova University. Based in Seattle, he enjoys nature, home renovations, and quality time with family and friends at their cabin in Tahuya on Hood Canal.


Wendy Kim

#1 International Best-Selling Author, Public Speaker, DEI Consultant & Coach

Wendy Kim, best-selling author of "Beyond Blending In," is a public speaker, certified DEI educator, and passionate advocate for underrepresented voices. Through her leadership programs and the VOICE Framework, she empowers diverse individuals to make a difference in their organizations. Wendy also volunteers with Reality Changers, supporting first-gen college students.

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Karen Fassio

Founder and Principal Consultant at Abundant Marketing Collective

Karen is founder and principal consultant at Abundant Marketing Collective.  She is a 24-year Microsoft veteran who led global channel strategies including channel programs, GTM, community, digital sales, and racial equity & social impact initiatives.  She is on the executive board for Friends of Youth, a leading Seattle-area youth homelessness advocacy organization, and she is co-founder and senior strategy advisor for Women in Cloud, a women’s start-up community on a mission is to unlock $1B of economic impact through women-led technologies.  Karen also serves on the advisory board for the Black Channel Partner Alliance, The Channel Company’s Inclusive Leadership Network, and the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners

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Jaclyn Clark

Senior Global Product Marketing Manager at Within3

Jaclyn Clark has spent over a decade in the tech industry driving product marketing strategies at organizations ranging from small start-ups to established, global technology companies. For nearly half that time, she has split her passion between technology product marketing and bridge-building, dedicating her spare hours to Listen First Project, a nonprofit focused on aggregating and aligning the work of hundreds of organizations enabling compassionate conversation across political, religious, geographical and other societal divides. She is based in Cleveland, Ohio, where you can find her enjoying summer weekends boating with her husband on Lake Erie.

Our Advisors

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" Issac Newton

Introducing our strategic advisors, the dynamic catalysts behind transformative success. With their expert guidance and visionary insights, our strategic advisors help us unlock our full potential and thrive in today's ever-evolving landscape. Whether it's crafting a robust business strategy, optimizing operational efficiency, or fostering a culture of innovation, strategic advisors and their insights  pave the way for organizations to surpass their goals, seize new opportunities, and shape a prosperous future.

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