Our Team

Bill Barlow Jr.

Global Brand & Marketing

Career Highlights

Bill Barlow is an accomplished strategic executive with over 20 years of success in the international consumer branding and marketing. Bill’s strengths include: Brand Development; Creative Direction; Product Development; Marketing Strategy; International Sales & Distribution; Social Media Marketing, and Online Advertising. 

Bill Barlow is an entrepreneurial consumer product expert excelling in strategic planning, branding, product development, global expansion, creative problem-solving, and market specific software development. Bill Barlow is one of a handful of marketing professionals to have physically visited every 24/hour live TV shopping channel around the globe. Through his network of international distributors, Bill Barlow has sold products in every country in the world that has a television.

Bill Barlow’s innovative sales and marketing processes have generated over Eight Billion Dollars in retail sales worldwide. Bill’s knowledge and leadership experience has empowered him to excel as a strategic consultant, corporate advisor and a corporate board member.

In 2020, Bill was chosen as the CEO of the year by CEO Magazine in the UK.

Bills passion for “Making a Difference” includes mentoring serious-minded young professionals seeking guidance in learning the advertising, marketing, public relations, and product development industry. “ I Love finding passion in our youth and in teaching them how to Go-for-it”.

Jason Neubauer

Social Media

Career Highlights 

Jason Neubauer is a serial entrepreneur  and one of the top influencer marketing professionals in the world according to Forbes, Huff Post, Entrepreneur and others. Jason accepted the award for 2017 internet marketer of the year and best Social Media Campaign Millennial Engagement for “Santa Claus Affect” by the internet marketing association.

Jason has built three multimillion-dollar businesses utilizing influencers for brand development. He has personal relationships with over 250 influencers and has collaborated with over 1,000 influencers, more than 30 brands to create authentic influencer content, and has 180k+ engaged Twitter followers.

Jason has pioneered social influencer marketing campaign strategies in digital and traditional marketplaces for organizations including Sprint, Walgreens, and Kind Bar.  Some of his top influencer campaigns include Helicopter Trampoline with Jake Paul.

Jason

Jason serves as an advisor to 10+ companies. He is a member of the Young Entrepreneurial Council, a board member of the non-profit Deedly, and a mentor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the seventh best entrepreneurship program in the country.

Jason started his first company with $31,695 won on Wheel of Fortune and five years later made a deal on Shark Tank for “Coolbox”.

William “Bill” Beaty

Co-Founder – AW2P and ZeroCost Fundraising

Career Highlights

William “Bill” Beaty is “The Conductor” of AW2P and a specialist in the credit card processing Industry. Bill’s career in the merchant processing business began by installing independent credit card terminals in businesses thirty years ago.

Bill’s entrepreneurial passionate spirit and ability to see an opportunity, analyze the circumstances, find a solution and then “Make it Happen” positioned him to become a  expert in developing and implementing industry wide merchant solutions that are still in use to this day.

Bill’s industry contributions began in 1991 when he began installing, training and providing service and supplies to the emerging independent credit card terminal businesses. Bill needed an efficient way of transferring data to the settlement system.  The system he was using was a real pain, so Bill designed and developed the ACH/Payment Gateway and Credit Card System for the credit card industry.

Bill’s ability to envision industry trends, then source, design, build and implement efficient and effective solutions for merchants of all types and his signature “BB360° “Frown to Smile” transformations have translated in into thousands of very satisfied customers.

AW2P.COM, One place you can bring all your payment or processing requirements, and leave confident that you have a solution at hand… and a smile on your face!

Dr. Serguei Usmanov, Ph.D. E.E.

Chief Scientist

Career Highlights 

Dr. Serguei Usmanov, Ph.D. E.E, is the scientist/inventor of this innovative proprietary membrane technology. He is accomplished in the field of synthetic membranes design and manufacturing, and the founder of Filtronex LLC. 

Dr. Usmanov was the director of filtration technology at Minntech, where he spearheaded the development of the hemofiltration & hemodialysis product lines that received US patents and FDA approval. 

As an optical engineer, Dr. Usmanov provided solutions to problems facing NASA’s space shuttle program.

During his extensive career, Dr. Usmanov was commissioned to, and has constructed, thirteen membrane fabrication facilities around the world.

Most recently, Dr. Usmanov designed, engineered, constructed, and operates the most innovative membrane manufacturing facility in the world, Filtronex USA.

The Acting Chief of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Matthew J. Arduino, awarded Dr. Usmanov the title of “Outstanding Researcher” for his efforts and achievement in the field of membrane development.

Ed Lambert

Banking & Finance

Career Highlights 

Ed Lambert is a senior vice president at Bridge Bank with more than 30 years of experience in working with technology companies. He has worked with client companies at all stages of life, from early-state startup to IPO. Through his career, his client relationships have covered all aspects of technology, including such iconic companies as Cisco, Sybase, BioMarin, Atmel, CNET, Solar City, Pandora, Tesla, and Trade Desk. Most of these relationships began at the same emerging growth stage as the companies participating in Venture West!

Ed currently serves on several advisory Boards, and is a Chevalier of the order of Knights of St. John of Jerusalem––a charitable organization founded in 1999. He participates in martial arts, enjoys skiing, is a big NASCAR fan, and in between it all is working on a book of poetry. 

Ed holds a B.A. in history from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA in marketing from Santa Clara University.

Kyle S. Brown

Operations & Sales 

Career Highlights 

Kyle S. Brown has over 30 years of experience assisting start-up companies better define their overall business and go-to-market strategies. Kyles forte is listening and then working closely with an entire organizations team to define the “message” then, collectively develop step-by-step action plans to ensure that the vision, desired goals, and objectives of the organization are met.

Some of Kyle’s strengths include: Finding the “right” or “smartest” capital or funding solutions that best fit a particular business; Design and facilitate strategic marketing plans; Developing long-term strategic partnerships; Create tailored investor presentations; and reporting directly to the CEO’s of both private and publicly traded companies.

Mr. Brown has successfully assisted a variety of companies in securing over Sixty Million Dollars in Seed, Angel, Mezzanine, and Series A funding. Kyle is an investment wholesaler with NASD Series 7, 22, and 63 licenses.

Kyle has the knowledge and the experience required to fully understand the particular nuances of a variety of businesses. We have the tools, systems and solutions to meet almost any business need.