MEET OUR TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
Matt Gardner is the founder and chief executive of the California Technology Council. Matt brings together backgrounds in economic development, nonprofit management and startups in his approach to building the CTC. Prior to the CTC, Matt was a Senior Vice President at TechAmerica, and has a track record of leadership at organizations including BayBio and the Technology Council of Maryland. Click here for Matt's biography.
DIRECTOR OF MEDIA
Daniel S. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013 to provide strategic communications to life sciences companies. He is also host of the weekly podcasts The Bio Report and RARECast. Levine most recently served as managing director of publications for Burrill & Company, a global financial services firm focused exclusively on the life sciences. There he headed corporate communications, served as editor of The Burrill Report, a monthly digital publication focused on the business of the life sciences, and hosted the publication’s weekly podcast. Since 2011, he’s served as the lead editor and writer of Burrill & Company’s acclaimed annual book on the biotech industry. His work with Burrill & Company began through the firm’s joint venture magazine startup The Journal of Life Sciences, where he led the creation of the publication’s website and served as web editor before advancing to editor. Click here for Daniel's biography.
vice president of investor relations
Neil Boylan (not pictured) is CTC's Vice President of Investor Relations. Neil spent 14 years with Science Magazine and has built business development programs for technically-oriented platforms for years both prior to and since his tenure at Science. With CTC, Neil focuses on engaging CTC's stakeholders in programs that build their profile and maximize their ROI.
VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
Michael McGeary brings a wealth of experience from the public policy, political and technology arenas to his current work. He is the former Chief Political Strategist of Engine, a non-profit based in San Francisco, working to connect startups with government to effect change on issues important to high-growth entrepreneurial tech businesses. Previously, he worked directly in both startups, with early-stage firms, and venture capital, specializing in operational scale, external relations and brand management and adoption. He also served in various roles with two Presidential campaigns, and worked with a leading California law firm specializing in political compliance and disclosure. A Gloucester, Massachusetts native, he holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Tufts University, and resides with his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Jack and Ted, in Alameda, California.
Holsey Johnson Jr. is a film student attending the Academy of Art University. Originally from Southern California, he has gained direct experience and knowledge in the film and television world from directing and writing short films to production assisting on film sets. His strengths are camera operating, directing, sound recording and post production. Upon completion on his BFA at the Academy of Art, his dream career will fall in the world of sports film and photography. Overall, Holsey brings a very detail-oriented style of video production to the team.
Bianca loves the challenge of design—brainstorming an idea, examining its possibilities, then distilling the best elements back down into a well-considered solution. She is inspired by the client, and her work is a direct reflection of an understanding of who they are and what they do. Her lifelong passion as a graphic designer and branding strategist informs the strong sense of color and typography in the print and digital work she creates. Her creativity and adaptability make her an invaluable member of any team.
Missy Fox worked for Mars Inc. as a Commercial Services Buyer. Missy has experience writing and negotiating contracts for major market research firms, public relations companies, contractors, and goods and services for Mars Inc. and Pedigree Pet Foods.
Director of Member services
Carey Kopay is an established nonprofit leader in the California science community. Prior to the CTC, Carey served as Executive Director of the Edward Teller Education Center. She has also served as a board member and chair of the Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium. In other experience, Carey served as chair of a Chabot College Student Learning Outcomes initiative, and the Health Science Advisory Committee of Las Positas College.