ADVISING SERVICES

We are a select group of technical experts, executives, and strategists in agribusiness, renewable energy, and water technologies, brought together to work side-by-side with you to help your company resolve any challenges it may be facing.

 

To schedule a virtual or in-person visit, please email Benjamin Francis at bfrancis @ mail.fresnostate.edu

Industry & Executive Advisors

Tom Burns

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Focus Areas:

- Value Proposition Development.
- Business Model Analysis & Development.
- Business Strategy.

Winston Alder

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Focus Areas:

-    Financial Statement Planning.
-    Business & Revenue

Model Development.
-    Competitive Positioning &

Go-to-Market Strategy.
 

Dale Bierce

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Focus Areas:

- Training/coaching individual salespeople and sales managers to quantifiably higher performance.
- Developing common process, common language in sales, and sales management.
- Building internal systems for performance tracking, accountability, performance improvement.

Entrepreneur Advisors

Stephen Torres

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Focus Areas: 

- Early-Stage. 

- Market Exploration.

- Business Models.

Geoff Dillon

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Focus Areas: 

- Strategic Partnerships.
- Early Exit Road Maps.
- Marketing & Sales.

 

Technical Advisors

Charles Hillyer

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Focus Areas:

- Irrigation Management.

- Data-Standards for Digital Agriculture.

- Simulation Modelling and Analysis.

Sarge Green

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Focus Areas:

- Water Supply and Use Efficiency.

- Water Quality Management.

- Water Policy.

Kaomine Vang

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Focus Areas: 

- Water and Energy Technology.
- Water Conservation and Management.
- Research and Development of Irrigation/Water Technology.

 

WET Staff

Benjamin Francis

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Focus Area:

Growth Strategy & Fundraising

Jeff Macon

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Focus Area:

Commercialization & Business Planning

Alexis Ford

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Focus Area: 

Digital Marketing and Branding

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HOME OFFICE

2911 E Barstow Ave 
M/S OF 144 
Fresno, CA 93740-8021


Phone: 559-278-4540

The Center for Irrigation Technology and the Water, Energy and Technology Center are working to bring the world the most innovative products and resource management tools through its many programs, including Valley Ventures, BlueTechValley.