Etienne de Bruin

CEO & Co-Founder

Etienne de Bruin is co-founder and CEO of 7CTOs, Inc., an organization that seeks to build the world's best Chief Technology- Officers. By creating close knit communities of CTOs, Etienne's passion is to out-innovate the rest of the world and secure the USA's dominance in global economic competitiveness.

A native of South Africa who has evolved into a passionate cheerleader for the freedom and opportunity offered in the United States, Etienne graduated from Stellenbosch University and, worked in the private sector in South Africa before moving to Aachen, Germany in 1997. In 2000 he and his wife moved to San Diego, where they currently live with their three young children.

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Leon de Bruin

Science Advisor & Financial Controller

Leon de Bruin's decades of science and engineering experience has been infused with a passion to see the next generation increase its competitive edge through innovation. He is instrumental in keeping 7CTOs on track -- our curriculum, our scientific engagement and our overall focus to use technology as a means for collaboration.

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Michael Saul

CSO & Co-Founder

Michael is co-founder of Possibilities Consulting. He specializes in guiding organizations through cultural and values-based change through visioning, strategic planning, transition management, leadership development and high performance team development. Michael's clients include Fortune 100 companies including Hewlett Packard, Intel, Cardinal Health and Medtronic.

Michael is also co-founder and CEO of Human Potential Tools, which builds software platforms to improve employee accountability and communication for organizations. HPTs first product, meetingSamuraiā„¢ is currently in Beta.

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Kristin Riemedio

Executive Assistant

As an executive assistant to the CEO and co-founder of 7CTOs, I have many administrative tasks such as monitoring and answering emails, as well as monitoring and organizing calendars.

As the admin for 7CTOs, I maintain the database of members, potential members and past members. I also coordinate 7CTOs events and act as the main line of communication between the CTOs and our co-founders. I also handle and submit expenses as well as edit the 7CTOs and conference websites.

As the conference coordator for 7CTOs, I am the main contact for anything and everything related to our conference. I communicate with venues, sales managers, caterers, etc. I handle the logistics such as scheduling speakers, keeping track of attendees and coordinating conference swag.
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