OscarOscar E. Padilla

Luminar Co-Founder, SVP Pulpo Media


Oscar’s passion for technology and the digital media space has evolved into a career spanning into management, strategy, solution development, and sales marketing. An early adaptor of market-facing Big Data and Analytics solutions to deliver advanced behavioral insights. Led the development of go-to-market product strategy and provided strategic direction to major brands pursuing insights-driven growth opportunities.

Most recently responsibilities focused on managing ad operations and digital media teams overseeing planning, buying, operations capabilities, and sales marketing. Oversaw workflow improvements, the establishment of standards and protocols, team and resource allocations, and company-wide programmatic training — managed direct reports across Argentina, Mexico, Los Angeles, and New York.

Thea KnobelThea Knobel

Venture & Marketing Associate at Techstars


Thea Knobel is a creative, business, and people minded person wrapped into one. She currently is an associate at Techstars, where she focuses on the venture side of sourcing/evaluating startups and leading the brand vision for the portfolio companies in the LA accelerator.

Thea has startup experience, both on the investing side at a venture capital fund and operational experience guiding early stage startups on team dynamics, storytelling, and strategy.

Thea graduated with honors awarded to the top 1% of graduate students from USC Marshall School of Business with a M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is multilingual, a public speaker, an adventure sport enthusiast, a published writer, an improvisation actress, and an avid world traveler.

Joshua SchneidermanJoshua Schneiderman

Corporate & Securities Partner at Snell & Wilmer


Joshua advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. In addition, Joshua advises clients on matters related to franchising, including the establishment of new franchise systems and the expansion of existing franchise systems nationally and internationally. Joshua counsels public and private companies on corporate governance matters, and serves as outside general counsel to many of my clients. Joshua also counsels companies in all aspects of the heavily regulated cannabis industry.

Thommy GuerreroThommy Guerrero

Finance & Corporate Development


Thommy Guerrero is the Director Corporate Finance at MediaAlpha, which is is a leading marketing technology company that connects brands with consumers when they are ready to purchase.

MediaAlpha’s platforms power over 50 million advertising transactions annually, representing more than $400 million in spend on brand, comparison, and metasearch sites across the insurance, travel, personal finance, education, and home service verticals.