Hamrick is an Alabama native and serves Innovation Depot and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as Director of the Innovation Lab (UAB iLab) at Innovation Depot. In the UAB iLab, Hamrick has played an integral role in the sourcing of seed investment for two student-led startups and for the programmatic development and implementation of programming to support experiential learning opportunities for students with interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Hamrick is a shareholder with the cancer molecular diagnostics company: Blondin Bioscience, which recently secured Phase 1 SBIR funding from the National Institute for Health. She serves also as a member of TEDxBirmingham’s organizing committee.
Justin Smith / Sertaware, LLC
John Peinhardt and Katie Johnson / Directorpoint LLC
John Peinhardt is a co-founder and President of Directorpoint LLC. Prior to Directorpoint, Mr. Peinhardt served as a Management Consultant for Vantage Associates, Inc., where he advised management teams on strategy execution, large-scale project management, and project portfolio management. Before consulting he gained extensive experience managing large-scale strategic and information technology initiatives for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Mr. Peinhardt is a Project Management Institute Certified Project Management Professional.
Matt Landers / Platypi
Tommy Cox / Advanced Systems Unlimited