General Oaks retired as a four-star General and Commander and Chief of U.S. Air Forces Europe and NATO Central Europe in 1994 after serving 34 years. His command positions included the 391st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho; 86th Tactical Fighter Wing, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, in Naples, Italy; Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; and eventually, United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Following his retirement, General Oaks served as Senior Vice President at U.S. Airways until 2000, when he retired and was appointed a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served until 2009.
Mr. Bhola has over 30 years experience in general management, investing, and in expanding early stage technology companies. He has an MSEE and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and has a career in major Fortune 100 Companies working in the US and internationally. He has bought and sold companies and been a principal in a leverage buyout of a $300 million dollar a year division of General Dynamics.
Ms. Dato has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry starting her own telecommunications company in 2004, Carrier Consulting International. Her passion for sales, marketing, and dedication to women in business and small business growth in Utah led her to found another company, The Advent Group, in 2010. The Advent Group provides promotional products, premiums and incentives as well as brand marketing strategies around those products to businesses across the United States. Kandace serves as the President & CEO of The Advent Group and Carrier Consulting International.
Dr. Pugh is a graduate of Central Michigan University (B.S.) and Michigan State University (D.O.). His post-graduate training included an Internal Medicine Residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center and a Gastroenterology Fellowship also at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He is Board Certified and is affiliated with the Utah Digestive Health Institute, the Ridgeline Endoscopy Center, McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden Regional Medical Center, and the Mount Ogden Surgical Center.
Brock Oaks founded Clear Data Networks in 2009 and is the Chief Strategy Officer responsible for the identification, due diligence, and initial integration of appropriate acquisition targets. Brock has over twenty years experience in leadership, planning, and operations roles for both government and private companies. In 2002 Brock finished his Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and began to a real estate development company based in Wichita, Kansas focusing on multi-family, student, and infill housing.
Derek Oaks is a 20-plus year Air Force veteran and fighter pilot whose held multiple command and staff positions ranging from combat units to Headquarters United States Air Force. He managed training range and aircraft development and sustainment programs totaling over $16 billion. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and multiple professional military education programs, he has a Masters in Business from Webster University. He is a managing partner in Bonnett Properties and Elevation Investments.
Mr. Williams is a broadly experienced executive with an extensive background in large-scale military healthcare and information systems. Mr. Williams retired from the US Army in 1995 after a successful career as a healthcare administrator, culminating as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, US Army Medical Command. Beginning in 2013, he returned to government service working for the Army Medical Department directing strategic development and operations for healthcare information technology and information management. Mr. Williams graduated from Brigham Young University in 1975. Subsequent degrees include a Master of Healthcare Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Arts from Webster University.