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Joy Montgomery

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Continuous Improvement Coach for Clean Technology Companies and National Alumni Chair, Cleantech Open.

Continuous Improvement Coach for Clean Technology Companies and National Alumni Chair, Cleantech Open.

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Involved In

Advisor

Cherokee Energy Management
AquaPedal
BC Charging
Silicon Valley AgTech

Positions

Pitch Coach and Mentor Silicon Valley AgTech 2013 - present
Continuous Improvement Coach Structural Integrity October 1986 - present
National Alumni Chair Cleantech Open November 2014 - present
Marketing Team Member Tri-Valley Consultants Forum October 2015 - present
Career Management Coach ReBoot Camp and Marine for Life February 2009 - present
Managing Director BAE Workshop May 2011 - November 2011
Business Systems Analyst & Technical Communicator Lucky Stores Corporate MIS May 1981 - October 1986

Education

San Francisco State University History 1959 - 1980
Las Positas College 1972 - 1974

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Leadership • Technical writer • Usability testing • Business networking • Entrepreneurship • Interviewing • Minimum Viable Product • Public speaking • Startups • Strategic Communications • Strategy • User Requirement Gathering • Writing • Content development • continuous improvement • SWOT Analysis • Communication Coaching

Key Accomplishments

 Advising on clean technology and continuous improvement for more than 25 years.
 While improving operations, procedures and documentation for an engineer-to-order company in the food processing industry, was assigned to monitor shop floor operations while the Plant Operations Manager was in the hospital. Kept everything on schedule and ensured that the focus was where it should be.
 Significantly reduced returns and damage during processing with a single inexpensive solution while developing new manufacturing procedures and updated existing procedures for the Quality Manual for Gel-Pak, a manufacturer of high-tech packaging.
 Developed Quality Assurance tests and evaluated results for AvantNet, an application service provider for silicon chip manufacturers. Streamlined the Systems Development Life Cycle and integrated the updated SDLC with the QA processes. Developed internal documentation, master documents and styles for Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) documentation and ensured that related documentation mapped to the SDLC. Reinforced the methods with self-explanatory forms and tracking packages.
 Developed standards, procedures and tools for a system certification group, while on a three year assignment as the certification group’s only Business Systems Analyst for Lucky Stores corporate MIS. Provided continuous improvement to the standards, procedures and tools over a two year period. Specified the hierarchy of testing categories.
 Reduced returns and complaints from customers for a VOIP board manufacturer. Evaluated product management for a single board to determine contributors to unacceptable return rate. Found 67 issues, from trivial to critical and from design to shipping. Examples: Product needed a strap for installation – it was not included. Carton did not meet specifications, was too small to allow insulation around the entire board. Items being shipped did not match the packing list. Process had missing steps.
 Streamlined equipment maintenance process and decreased preventive maintenance time by effectively editing preventative maintenance information for every piece of equipment, made the procedure into a standardized checklist format, printed it and had it laminated. Checklists lived in the clean room in purchased holders on each piece of equipment.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Face to face

As an Advisor

Develop the personal relationship as well as the business relationship. Build trust. Once we've gotten to know each other and understand that we're on the same track, I may forego small talk when working on a solution.

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Joe Heaney
We worked together  •  Chairman of the Board, Clearwave Energy Inc. and CEO, Demeter Partners. Harvard Business School grad. Penn State grad.
Joy recruited me as a mentor to the Cleantech Open. She is a very committed advisor to the cleantech community.
Marc Warsowe
They're my mentor  •  Co-Founder/CEO, AquaPedal LLC and Managing Director, Natural Business Consulting Group. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
I have known and worked with Joy for several years, both as a CleanTech Open Adviser and working directly with our company. Joy’s advice ... was always insightful and very helpful in multiple areas. (Limit of three choices, above, does not provide a true picture of Joy's expertise or willingness to roll up her sleeves to render real, drilled-down advice and assistance.)
Larry Megugorac
We worked together  •  VP Sales Engineering ♦ Manufactures Rep ♦ Medical Device ♦ Idea to Production, Source Point Associates.
She puts her all into everything she does. Her Customers are happy with the services she provides. She knows how to point companies in the ... right direction to be successful!
Scott Smith
We worked together  •  Business Mentor, Cleantech Open and Principal, D. Scott Smith. Oregon State grad.
Joy is smart and fun to be on a team with her. She is creative and willing to take risks to benefit the organization.
Azita Yazdani, P.E.
Founder and CEO, Exergy Systems, Inc. and Founder and CEO, Exergy Technologies Corporation. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Mark Politi
MP Public Relations - PR, Licensing and Marketing for Startups, Technology, Entertainment, Product Launches, Company Launches and Brands.

Matt Duesterberg
Data scientist lead at DataRaker, acquired by Oracle. Stanford grad. Driving better business decisions for energy with data analytics
Enthusiasm, persistence, and engagement.

Burton Hamner
President and Founder, Hydrobee SPC Inc. (micro renewable energy. President, Windbase Offshore University of Washington grad. Harvard grad.
Focus, enthusiasm, connecting

Olivier Jerphagnon
Founder and CEO, PowWow Energy, Inc.. Previously Owner, The Green Frog from Silicon Valley.
Drive, persistence, networking

Leif Elgethun
Partner and Founder, Intermountain Energy Partners, LLC.
Creative, persistent, and engaging

Amrit Robbins
President, Cofounder, Axiom Exergy. Previously Senior Energy Development Associate, Clark Energy Group. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Brilliant, focused, customer-driven

Neil B. Sinclair
Chairman, CyberTran International. Previously CEO, Cybertran Intl.. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Analytical, focused, engaging

Jordan Schindler
CEO/Founder, Textile-Based Delivery, Inc.. Previously Location Manager, DateMySchool. University of Washington grad.
Enthusiastic, aware, energetic

Rod Nash
Manager Energy Efficiency Development, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Principal, Horologiii Inc.
Persistent, collaborative, enthusiastic

Chuk Campos

Commitment to agricultural technology entrepreneurs.

Mike Biddle

Extremely knowledgeable about problems and solutions in clean technology

Roger Royse

An avid supporter of agricultural technology improvements.

Robert Sher

An expert in business management with a powerful moral compass

Kevin Daugherty

Operations knowledge and commitment to the success of a client

D. Scott Smith

Consistent supporter for clean technology entrepreneurs

Mark D. Muenchow

No nonsense advice on financials

Brandon Cardwell

Committed to the success of entrepreneurs he works with, building partnerships

Andrew D. Green

Goes the extra mile in understanding the issues an entrepreneur is facing

Bill Buchan

Technical expertise and thoughtful coaching and advice

David Smernoff
Co-Founder, CTO, HelioBioSys. Previously Board Member, Acterra. Stanford grad.
Genius, persistence, focus

Joe Heaney
We worked together  •  Chairman of the Board, Clearwave Energy Inc. and CEO, Demeter Partners. Harvard Business School grad. Penn State grad.
I recruited Joe as a Mentor for the Cleantech Open. He has proven himself to be a thoughtful and effective Mentor for our Enterpreneurs.

Ron Flavin
Growth and funding strategist, grant writer, author and speaker, Self-Employed. Previously Vice President, ClassicHeadlines.com.
Ron is patient and knowledgeable in grant writing, an area that is intimidating for most Founders.

Dustin Dellera
Business Performance Advisor, Insperity. Previously Assistant Vice President of Sales, Health Advocate.
Dustin knows HR inside and out.

Scott Smith
We worked together  •  Business Mentor, Cleantech Open and Principal, D. Scott Smith. Oregon State grad.
Scott listens and provides the advice the entrepreneur needs, not a canned response.

Michael Miller
Advisor, California State Polytechnic University and Member, Tech Coast Angels.
An excellent Mentor for startups!

Azita Yazdani, P.E.
Founder and CEO, Exergy Systems, Inc. and Founder and CEO, Exergy Technologies Corporation. University of California, Berkeley grad.
An enthusiastic and effective entrepreneur with solutions to pressing problems - making the world a cleaner, greener place.

Mark Politi
MP Public Relations - PR, Licensing and Marketing for Startups, Technology, Entertainment, Product Launches, Company Launches and Brands.