Surrounding ourselves with those who challenge us is core to SoundBoard's philosophy and success.

We've assembled a team of entre- and intra-preneurs to support us as we build our vision
We have set up a system to engage all investors throughout the process -- from initial screening through growing the company post-investment.  Upon investment, and in collaboration with the entrepreneur, we select a company liaison, advisor, or board member from the group so we can be a valuable asset to the company.
Leadership Team
FOUNDING INVESTOR &
GENERAL PARTNER
Richard Magid

Leadership expert, author, 38 years as serial entrepreneur, co-founder of Soundboard Angel Fund.

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MANAGING PARTNER
Jonathan Hakakian

Kauffman Fellow, NJ 40 under 40, trained in Essential Facilitation, Co-founded SoundBoard Angel Fund.

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General Partners & Investment Committee
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GENERAL PARTNER &
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Clark DeHaven

35+ years of experience in advanced communication technology ranging from new business development to significant P&L business responsibility to strategic planning for both defense and private sectors. 

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GENERAL PARTNER
Steven Levy

20 years as a top-ranked Wall Street Equity Research Analyst, took 33 technology companies public. Current Chairman of a publicly traded company while serving on 2 other boards.

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GENERAL PARTNER &
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Scott Darling

27+ years as a serial entrepreneur in contracting/outsourcing, manufacturing, engineering services, management consulting and software & analytic tool development. Currently a senior executive at a global real estate services firm.

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GENERAL PARTNER & 
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Phil Samuels

35+ years as an Insurance professional with in-depth experience in M&A. Sold his business to USI a Goldman Sachs company. Currently president of USI Insurance, Long Island division.

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INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Olu
Fajemirokun-Beck 

25+ years experience in Consumer Packaged Goods with significant P&L and Cash responsibility across multiple consumer categories & in multiple markets/countries. Serial Entrepreneur, Board Member and Industry Speaker; voted Top 25 Most Influential Women CEOs of the Mid-Market in 2017 and 2018.

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INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Jon Brandt 

Built 7 companies with 3 exits over the past 35 years with a specialty in strategic thinking for growth.

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