Beth Rehberg


Beth serves as the CEO of 7CTOs, after initially taking over company operations in 2020. 

Prior to her current role, she spent 16 years in the investment industry, starting her career with AG Edwards in 2004 and eventually obtaining her Certified Financial Planner™ designation as manager of operations and trading for a successful financial practice in Midtown NYC.  Beth continues to focus on strategy skills and analytics with an intensely practical focus on implementation and organizational growth.  

Beth graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  She currently lives in Jacksonville FL with her husband and son. 

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Etienne de Bruin

Founder & Executive Chairman of the Board

Etienne de Bruin is co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of 7CTOs, Inc. 

A native of South Africa, 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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Brittany Cotton

Head of Coaching

An innovative and dynamic leader in the professional coaching community, she trains and mentors coaches as a Program Leader with Accomplishment Coaching, one of the most rigorous leadership and coach training companies in the world, where she is also the Chief Growth Officer.

She lives in San Diego with her dog Teddy.

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Elise Thompson

Customer Success

As Customer Success Manager, Elise works closely with each of our members to ensure an incredible experience.  From the onboarding process to every day celebrations, Elise’s impact is evident and she embodies our people first mentality. 

Elise lends her operational expertise in maintaining our database of members, coordinating 7CTOs events and managing our online Slack workspace.
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Joanie Connell


Joanie B. Connell, Ph.D., is a talent management expert, organizational consultant, author, and public speaker. She is also a leadership and career coach for people across job levels, ages, and industries, and she especially loves helping technical people improve their people skills.

Joanie has a PhD in psychology from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvard.
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Katie Gage


Katie works with clients to explore the human and emotional side of work. She helps them develop resilient careers, build the confidence they need to go after big career & life goals, develop critical leadership skills, and to be the kind of leader they would follow.

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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Nickolai Walker


Nick is a Master Barber artist, comedian, social media account aficionado and manager, dad, DJ, camera operator, sound technician and if necessary loaded diaper carrier.

I approach every situation with humor first then love. I am imperfectly perfect.
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Patty Leeper


Patty began her career @ NeXT Computer, a higher education start-up founded by Steve Jobs, where she oversaw 100 college students working for the company on campuses across the country.

She works with people people and teams to be great at work—engaged, collaborative, and doing work that connects individual efforts to the organization’s larger purpose.
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Rachel Hart


Rachel is an enthusiastic and passionate person who inspires people, influences perspectives, and facilitates collaborative working environments.

Her mission is to help individuals and organizations realize their peak potential and achieve self-defined growth goals in the fastest, healthiest and most effective manner. She believes people are capable of leadership with more impact than they may have imagined and her trademark is inspiring others to claim who they are in their full glory. With the nickname Dream Maker, she impacts individuals and organizations by challenging them to stretch further to maximize their full potential, while celebrating everything along the way.
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Ryan Deri

Account Relationship Manager

Ryan is an integral part of our onboarding process within the sales and marketing team. As a South Florida native, currently living in Reno, NV, Ryan is passionate about inspiring the innovative leaders of our time to join 7CTOs.

He brings an extensive background of sales and communications along with an endless pursuit in providing the best client service.

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