Our lead Scale Oregon advisor, Pam Stevenson, owner of Sprocket Consulting, has helped companies launch new products and entrepreneurs launch new companies for 26 years. She has a science and engineering background, with a B.S. in Chemistry from Duke,
an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and an M.B.A. from Duke.
Her passion has always been innovation, whether composing code for IBM, crashing cars for General Motors or synthesizing sneakers for Nike.
Pam has served as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for OSU-Cascades and the Concordia University Graduate School of Management, as a Technology Business Consultant for the State of Oregon, and as a coach for the presenting companies at the
Bend Venture Conference since its inception.
Today, she specializes in helping entrepreneurs with scalable businesses become fundable through strategic planning, connection with the right resources and development of compelling business plans and investor presentations. During the past 13 years in Bend,
Pam has coached more than 150 start-ups in industries as diverse as clean energy and dirty dogs.
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Scale Oregon co-advisor Tom Olsen is a semi-retired senior executive who has independently provided a broad range of consulting services to Central Oregon entrepreneurs since 2014.
In his fulltime career, Tom successfully managed several complex organizations - first as Chief Financial Officer, then as Chief Executive Officer - with budgets up to $35 million and 250 employees.
Tom's extensive record of professional success includes the complete turnaround of two failing companies, taking both to positions of financial strength and prominence in their markets within three years of accepting the challenges of their leadership.
When assisting a local business to address its operating issues or to capitalize on its opportunities, Tom is as comfortable working with its muscle and sinew on the shop floor as he is working with its executive team in the Board Room.
Tom's greatest sense of satisfaction today comes from helping these special entrepreneurs realize their dreams to grow their organizations and provide their work families with rewarding and balanced lives.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Portland State University and his Master's Degree from the University of Washington.