Board of Advisors

ALEXANDER J. HARTEMINK, Ph.D. - Duke University Department of Computer Science

Dr. Hartemink is Associate Professor of Computer Science, Statistical Science, and Biology at Duke University. He has been teaching at Duke since September 2001, when he received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His CV includes a Master of Philosophy in Economics from Oxford University and Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Economics from Duke.

CAROL HAMRICK - Data Distribution Director at Triangle MLS (Real Estate industry)

Ms. Hamrick has been working for Triangle MLS Inc. (TMLS), a regional multiple listing service covering a wide variety of valuable products, programs, and services for over 7,000 REALTORS® and appraisers; since 1995.

She began working for the company as a Photo Coordinator, managing photographers and produced weekly MLS books and digitized photos. In 2001, her role shifted when she was offered the position as webmaster, maintaining the company's website which brought the site to gain national recognition in 2002 from the National Association of REALTORS®.

HENRY KAESTNER - Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of

Mr. Kaestner is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of and served as CEO until early 2008. In his position as Executive Chairman, Henry works with partner David Morken on the firm's strategy, financing and marketing functions. Kaestner also oversees the partnership's not-for-profit activities.

Previously, Kaestner was the CEO of Bandwidth International, an international wholesale telecommunications broker based in London, England. He was also a founder of Chapel Hill Broadband, a US based consultant and broker that specializes in dark fiber and large wholesale transactions.

He was also Founder and former President and CEO of Chapel Hill Brokers, an energy broker for clients like Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, which was sold to APB Energy (now ICAP Energy) in 1999.

JOHN HAWKINS - Chairman of Leadership Edge Incorporated

Mr. Hawkins, founder and President of Leadership Edge Incorporated, has been helping university students and organizational leaders across America with the issue of developing a leadership lifestyle for almost two decades. Providing excellent and effective leadership development mentoring based upon scriptural principles to equip today's collegians for tomorrow's challenges.

John earned degrees from Wake Forest University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His professional development includes completion of the Master Class for Leadership Educators at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

He has also been published in numerous journals and publications including: Executive Excellence, Personal Excellence, The New York Times, Bottom Line Business, Student Leader Magazine, The Journal of the Service Industry Association, and The Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering.

JOHN SANDERS – Managing Broker: John T. Sanders Real Estate Services

Mr. Sanders has been enjoying real estate for over 30 years. As former manager of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel-Hill area's most successful real estate office, John has overseen more than 30,000 transactions.

His primary focus as head of John T. Sanders Real Estate Services is to move among his clients and friends conversing, advising, and negotiating on their behalf. His deep understanding of area real estate, combined with his own pleasure in customer satisfaction, makes him an invaluable resource.


WILLIAM McCLATCHEY –President of McClatchey Broadcasting Company, Principal at Church Street Partners, LLC

Mr. McClatchey was named to The Triangle Business Journals' Top 40 Under 40 list in 2010 and is the President of McClatchey Broadcasting Company

as well as Partner at Church Street Partners, LLC. His educational background includes both Duke and UNC.

Along with leading the team behind KIX 102.9 and, he also supports his community by serving as a Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Neighbor to Neighbor Ministries, and Marbles Kids Museum.