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 retired senior executive who has provided consulting services to small businesses in Central Oregon through Olsen & Associates Small Business Advisors since 2014.
Tom served the healthcare and senior services industries for more than 35 years, 25 years as Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director and 10 years as Chief Financial Officer. He has provided executive leadership to community hospitals, a medical group practice, and continuing care retirement communities which included independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
Tom obtained a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in Business Administration and Accounting from Portland State University and earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle. His areas of professional expertise include strategic planning, general executive management, financial management and performance improvement.