ABOUT US

Meet Our Senior Associates

Depending on your needs, our Senior Associates may work with you individually or in teams to address specific issues through advising, consulting, mentoring and coaching.

Greg Loosvelt, J.D., MBA

Greg Loosvelt has 20 years of experience in financial services, software, management consulting and private equity. A former hedge fund manager who spent 10 years in C-level roles at venture-backed technology companies, Greg knows the ins and outs of both public and private investing. Having worked as both an entrepreneur and a principal investor with both startups and growth-stage enterprises, he has the real-world expertise to help clients fund, grow and scale their operations.

Louis G. Tornatzky, Ph.D.

Louis G. Tornatzky has decades of experience in the fields of innovation and technology transfer. He is a former professor and chair at California Polytechnic State University in San Louis Obispo, CA, where he was co-director of university innovation. Tornatzky has held leadership roles at the National Science Foundation, The Southern Growth Technology Council, the Battelle Memorial Institute, and the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute. He has published widely on the subjects of technology transfer and innovation, economic development, and the role of universities in a knowledge economy.

Patrice Wong

 

Patrice (Pat) Wong specializes in capacity building and grantsmanship services. Her key strengths include infrastructure capacity building, strategic planning, program development, team leadership, program evaluation, and succession planning.

 

She previously served as the executive director of Long Beach Day Nursery, where she eliminated a long-standing structural deficit, and ensured the fiscal viability of this century-old organization. Pat is a true executive-level professional who has tackled many of the difficult problems that non-profits face. She also served as a fellow at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Her track record is backed by a Master of Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology from Occidental College. She has also completed executive education in Commercial and Industrial Development at the USC School of Urban and Regional Planning, and in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Jill Dominguez, President and CEO

 

Jill Dominguez has decades of experience getting results for non-profit and for-profit companies, foundations, community organizations, private sector lenders, government agencies and elected officials. Her expertise includes non profit and small business consulting, business incubation, economic development, technology transfer, federal contracts management, disaster recovery and more.

Throughout Jill’s wide-ranging career, there is one common thread: She has always helped those in need.

 

An accomplished large-scale project manager, she harnesses her passion, problem-solving skills and creative management approach to help clients develop and execute strategies to achieve their goals.

Clients who work with Jill see revenues grow by an average of 18% within 6 months.

A skilled communication strategist, speaker, author and blogger, Jill can bring local and national attention to your cause.

  • Television appearances include ABC, CBS, PBS, Dr. Oz, Judy Woodruff

  • Speaking engagements include the Enterprise Foundation, NeighborWorks America, the National Business Incubation Association, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

Career highlights

  • Nationally recognized strategic advisor for HUD and the Department of Commerce

  • Earned national recognition for leadership in community-based development of new banking products for low-income areas

  • Expertise in Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), combining non-profit funding sources, leveraging matching public funds with private sector investments, and foundation giving

  • 25 years of grant writing experience, including U.S. Economic Development Administration Grants

  • Raised more than $100 million in public/private funds to expand financial opportunities in low-income areas and social change projects.

 

Honors and awards

Jill is a recipient of the U.S. HUD Community Builder Award. She has been recognized for her community activism and her work with nonprofits by a wide range of organizations, including the County of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles, the California State Assembly, the Turner School of Construction Management and Coro Southern California.

Together, we can do great things. 
Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Call:  (714) 421-6796

Email: info@essergy.net

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