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Lynnea Bylund’s Resume

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Lynnea Bylund

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PROFILE:

Results-oriented entrepreneurial consulting professional looking to join the right team and bring a wealth of skills, contacts, knowledge and diversity to it’s given mission and vision.

HISTORY OF EXPERIENCE:

– Started in 1997 by Arun Gandhi, 5th Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
As of 2012 Gandhi Legacy Tour is a legal d/b/a of ADMAX LLC in partnership with Arun and Tushar Gandhi.

“The Gandhi Legacy Tour* led by Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, and great grandson, Tushar Gandhi, for the past several years is unusual in that it does not focus on places of tourist interest but places of human interest. It is designed to educate … 

” … in the essence of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence and how individuals can apply it to bring about socio-economic change. The tour visits rural India and urban slums to see and compare projects helping to make the change we wish to see in the world. Gandhi believed in creating a “Sarvodaya” society — a society where everyone would enjoy a reasonably good standard of living with attendant rights and privileges. 

“This can be created by compassionate citizens constructively helping the less fortunate gain the ability to make it good. His final Talisman to the citizens of the world was: Whenever you are in doubt or when the Self becomes too much apply the following test: Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest person you may have seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to the person. Will the person gain anything by it? Will it restore control over her/his life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to Swaraj “Independence of self” for the hungry and the spiritually starving millions? Then you will find your doubts and your Self melt away!  Arun Gandhi

Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute Director and Assistant Treasurer

The Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (“GWEI”) has embarked on an ambitious multi-pronged program to help eradicate the scourge of poverty and human degradation. Gandhi said: “Poverty is the worse form of violence,” and must be tackled on all fronts to ensure human rights and human dignity to those who are victims of societal exploitation.

The priority of the Institute is to rescue children from the poorest sections of Indian society who are the first to become victims of criminal gangs; the second priority is to build an institution that serves as a shelter as well as a learning institution where the rescued children will receive basic education.

GWEI Mission
In May of 2008, the Institute was founded in the United States by Arun Gandhi, grandson of M.K. Gandhi, to promote community building in economically depressed areas of the world through the joining of Gandhian philosophy and vocational education for children and their parents.

Arun and his late wife, Sunanda, spent almost 30 years in India working with friends to help the oppressed and abandoned children, utilizing Gandhi’s philosophy of SARVODAYA — the Welfare of All Citizens. They rescued and found homes for hundreds of abandoned children and developed several economic programs that successfully changed the lives of thousands of impoverished people.

The Institute, a registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, is headquartered in Wauconda, IL.

Founder 

Catalyst Enterprise Solutions ‘CES’ Recognizing the need for both start-ups and established companies to get full productivity out of their accounting and bookkeeping systems, CES established its QuickBooks financial counseling, remote cloud consulting and integration service.

We are Certified QuickBooks and Enterprise Solutions ProAdvisors, providing QuickBooks consulting, installation, set-up, and training. We also offer hands on business bookkeeping, 3rd-systems party integration, and related IT support, wherever required.

2002 to Present

ADMAX, LLC
Manager & Founder

AD|MAX Media Solutions, a unit (LLC) of Catalyst House, Inc., an agency introducing local merchants to its “unified multi-stream” campaign. The AD|MAX unified-media approach combines quality exposure elements of both a local and worldwide Internet portal presence with local cable Tv advertisements, residential coupon mailings, and barter-exchange commerce and economics. Leveraging the new and emerging efficiencies and interactive qualities of the Internet, cable Tv, and traditional coop-residential coupon mailings, with a barter-payment and commerce component, allows local businesses to participate in an exclusive media and marketing campaign that would otherwise prove cost-prohibitive to most local area small merchants.

  • Business Plan Visionary
  • Raised Initial Seed Capital for Beta Test
  • Corporate Structure and ADMIN
  • Strategic Partner Development
  • Negotiations and Contract Management
  • Oversaw Media Buys – Media Placements
  • Developed Management Team
  • Negotiation 1M dollar strategic partnership with largest barter company in the world
  • Developed LocalTender
  • TradeMarked LocalTender

2000 – 2002

Springboard Capital Corporation

Founding Director
NASD Broker Dealer, Investment Advisory firm
Springboarding Springboard

Springboard Venture Funds invests in socially and environmentally responsible enterprises. Our primary focus is on the quality of the opportunity and the team, not on the size, stage or industry of the company. As a result, we make investments across a variety of industries and across all stages of development. Once we have identified visionary companies with unique value proposition to their customers, we will do whatever it takes to support them in the pursuit of their vision. Oftentimes, this means bringing in other investors with expertise and resources specific to the company. Through our worldwide network of investors, Springboard has been successfully executing its strategy of being a value-added investor in a diversified portfolio of companies.

  • Conceptualized Springboard Capital
  • Advised Principals to become NASD broker dealer, SEC advisory firm
  • Introduced, strategic partners, SEC counsel, broker dealer consultants, venture clients, advisors, capital sources and concept.
  • Developed initial business plan and web site
  • Provided all of the research and development ground work over the first one year.
  • Established Springboard News, served as Editor with Catalyst House as Managing Editor
  • Put HUD filing together for new community development, Cherokee Village resulting in HUD#

July 1999 to July 2013

Catalyst House, Inc.
Founder, President, Chair of Board

Catalyst House, Inc., is a California-based international strategic-teaming consultant and holding company – services that Catalyst House arranges for its clients include broker-dealer and capital formation introductions, business opportunities, buyer and distributor relations, introduction of prospective strategic partners and affiliates, and debt, equity, and hybrid business finance. Since its inception in the late 20th century, Catalyst House associates have assisted in the provision of over $30 million in debt and equity to emerging technology and sustainable enterprise businesses.

  • Organized Match Making Trade Missions partnered with Department of Commerce and Commercial Foreign Services to Syndey and Melborune Australia, London, Manchester, Warrington and Liverpool England, Buenos Aires and Catamarca Argentina and throughout Brazil.
  • Sponsored Main White House and Department of Commerce Event for 92 Ambassadors
  • New Deal Special Project ?Beginning in 1998 Lynnea worked with the co-founder of America Online, to develop his latest technology NewDeal – a remarkable software suite that revitalizes the older 286/386/486 PCs for education and under-privileged markets. Lynnea has assisted in raising money, opening foreign markets, opening domestic markets, arranging political connections, attending high level meetings with the United Nations and the World Bank to brainstorm media events based on a very special NewDeal project.

1992 to 2003

International Business Highlights

Lynnea was appointed to be the Chairwoman of an International Business Initiative in early 1998 where she represented a number of companies in many areas of industry. She has been working closely with the government and enterprise of the South Pacific, Latin America, and Europe. She lived in Brasilia and part time in Belo Horizonte advocating sustainable business concepts with the support of the heads of UNICEF, UNESCO/MERCOSUL, and Comunidade Solidaria (Chaired by Brazil’s First Lady.) She worked in the executive offices of the First Lady of Brazil with her senior strategic advisory staff beginning in 1997.

Lynnea worked daily in the Executive Palace with the First Lady of Brazil, Ruth Cordosa, Communidade Solidaria, and her Senior Advisory Staff, UNICEF, UNESCO to introduce viable sustainable solutions into the social sectors of Brazil. Lynnea has traveled to speaking engagements in Asia, South America, and the South Seas: In Brazil, she held TV, radio, and newspaper press conferences, she lectured to the Federal Environment Authority, met with universities and policy leaders regarding sustainable technology solutions, co-paneled the Nucleus Integration of Science (NIC) Conference with consciousness-revolution authors Elisabet Sahtouris and Peter Russell, and has recently accepted an invitation to become a permanent advisory board member to the NIC – the Brazilian NGO which is the Latin American representative to Mikhail Gorbachev, Stephen Rockefeller and Maurice Strong’s Earth Charter – other members include Elisabet Sahtouris (Gaia – Biology Revisioned) and Peter Russell (Global Brain, White Hole in Time).

In Asia 1992 Lynnea met with Hong Kong Telecommunications Secretary, Rachel Cartland, addressed small telecom enterprises in Hong Kong and Australia on emerging small business issues, and she co-paneled the Small Telecom Issues panel at “Asia ‘93″ sponsored by Communications Equity Associates. In 1992-1997 frequently in the South Seas she attended meetings with the Governor of American Samoa, Senators, and the president of the American Samoa University, Fijian Minister of Information and Technology, and various visiting Comsat officials who traveled to the South Seas to chart a plan of action to assist in Lynnea’s telecom development in that region. Lynnea has assisted in negotiating contracts between government, enterprise and high technology companies in the spirit of transferring technologies from MIT and Stanford University to developing countries.

1995 – 1998

South Seas Satellite Communications Corporation*

  • Broadband PCS License Holder for America Samoa
  • Founder, Principal, President, Treasurer, and Chair of Board
  • PacGlobal – a Public Company
  • Chair of Board, Principal

In 1995 Lynnea became the first female in the world to be awarded a Broadband PCS operating permit – she was one of only 17 winners, along with Sprint, AT&T, Pacific Bell, etc. in the biggest cash auction in world history, raising a whopping $8 billion. As a result, Lynnea was invited to meet with President Clinton, Vice President Albert Gore and FCC Chairman Reed Hundt. Lynnea was interviewed and prominently featured in a 30 minute McNeil/Lerher News hour segment regarding her PCS win. S3C held the exclusive MMDS (wireless cable) rights in Kauai Hawaii and American Samoa and it’s wholly-owned subsidiary holds the PCS rights for American Samoa.

Various wireless assets were rolled into PacGlobal a public shell. Lynnea worked on that deal for one year and a half and went thru all of the administrative red tape of taking a company public.

1992-1998

PROTEUS, INC.*
American Samoa

Principal, Director, Officer for a “pioneer” MMDS (multi-point, multi-channel distribution systems) development company in America Samoa with the first MMDS system ever in the South Pacific.

1992 – 1998

TECHNOCABLE MGMT INT’L (TMI)*
Western Samoa

Principal, Director, Officer for a “pioneer” MMDS (wireless cable TV development company in the Samoas (South Seas) with the first MMDS systems ever in the South Pacific. TMI operated MMDS in Western Samoa with plans for similar systems in key markets throughout the South Seas including Tonga and Fiji.

1992 to 1997

TECHNOCABLE AND MANAGEMENT, INC. (TCM)*

Washington DC

Founder, President, Director and Principal, in a Washington DC based firm with several holdings in operating and near operating wireless communication systems both domestically and internationally. Company specializes in technology consulting, debt and equity placements, management services, and airwave auction strategy and advisory. The company generated a minimum of 6 million dollars in annual consulting revenues each year of operation.

*(The above companies TMI, Proteus, TCM, and S3C were divested in 1998)

1990 – 1998

USIMTA – USIPCA
Washington DC

Founder, Chair of Board, President of two non-profit telecom trade organizations

DC based small business constituency trade associations: As Founder, President, Chairwoman and registered lobbyist for the organizations she developed extensive history representing small business concerns in emerging wireless technologies. The membership was built up to 4,000 members including system owners/operators, small business license applicants, wireless entrepreneurs, equipment manufacturers, law firms and consultants. Lynnea’s general counsel and lobbying partner is none other than Adrian Crounauer, who was portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie, “Good Morning Vietnam” a true story.

Lynnea became a nationally recognized spokeswomen for the emerging alternative video and information delivery industries and has appeared on CNN, PBS, NBC, as well as numerous trade and national publications including Wall Street Journal, Barons, Radio Communications Report, Wireless Week, America’s Network and Private Cable Magazine. She is the founder of two small business-based wireless trade associations and has lobbied on Capitol Hill and at the FCC where she has spoken out strongly against the cable TV monopoly, illegal spectrum warehousing and ill-conceived congressional schemes to auction our nation’s precious airwaves to the highest bidder.

  • Built Membership largest telecom constituency in United States to date
  • Built impressive Board of Directors
  • Federal Registered Lobbyist
  • Substantial legislative history
  • First US Telecom Association to go International
  • Raised over 4 Million dollars for these two non-profits
  • Media Training with Michael Sheen, presidential spin doctor for 5 consecutive presidents
  • Hired, Trained and Managed 20 member staff (*includes east coast and west coast sales staff)

Licensed Small Family Day Care

September 1987 – December 1990 (3 years 4 months) Orange County, California Area

I was licensed from the State of California Department of Social Services to operate a small in-home preschool and family day care home for children in accordance with applicable provisions of the Health and Safety Code of California, and its rules and regulations. The license was for 6 children to start and then we were approved for 12 children. A quality preschool curriculum was provided that I would schedule weekly inclusive of right diet, music, art, reading books, and age appropriate learning assignments. I was influenced by the work of Joseph Chilton Pearce author of “Magical Child” and Maria Montessori.

PLN Computers/NetLogic/Intergrated Network Solutions (March 1985 – Dec 2005)

Principal and co-founder Networking, hardware and software design and engineering firm. Company developed and provided local area network solutions and provided assessments of computer hardware and software needs for Universities, medical facilities and major corporations. Internet Network Storage Company, currently designs, delivers and maintains near line, offline and online storage solutions for organizations who have the need to present, share, archive and distribute information on CD, DVD, DVDRAM and similar industry standard mediums. The company’s CDCopier line of CD, DVD LAN duplicators are a state of the art storage solution designed to work with Microsoft and other popular networking platforms including TCP/IP on Ethernet 10mbs, 100mbs, or Wideband network. Our products are sold through system integrators and value added resellers throughout the world.

April 1984 – Oct 1990

A Healthier You!
Huntington Beach, CA
Founder

Established DBA to provide nutritional consulting services. Lynnea has authored and taught internal cleansing workshops teaching the fundamentals of fasting, juicing, wheat grass, and basic holistic vegetarian health. She has worked professionally with body builders, chiropractors, local healers and therapists to provide computerized nutritional analysis and nutritional consulting.

Sept 1979 – May 1983

Enrolled in College: During the time I went to college, I worked for 3 different gyms as a physical fitness trainer: Family Fitness, Irvine Sports Club and the ShapeMaker for Women.

Jan 1979 – Sept 1979

Ronson Realty
Fullerton, CA
A Real Estate Investment Company

Assistant to President

Trained on the first commercial computer business software applications and supported a 60 member staff for all computer related needs. I was in the 12th grade of high school when I landed this job while maintaining a 4.0 for that year.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Science, Donsbach University,  1983
  • University of Hawaii, 1981
  • Golden West College, California, 1979
  • John Robert Powers, Santa Ana, California, 1977
  • Federal Registered Lobbyist, Washington DC, 1990 – 1998
  • Speak Farsi

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

  • International Business Travels – 34 countries
  • US and Global Politics
  • Organic Gardening
  • Holistic Healing Modalities
  • Writing a book and screen play
  • Reading, non-fiction
  • Theater and Arts
  • Jogging and light weight lifting

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