Max Shapiro, Founder
Max is the founder of Pitch Force and CEO of PeopleConnect, bringing remarkable energy, a rare blend of experience, a sense of creativity, and a tenaciousness that has made it possible for many startups and established companies to raise capital and add key talent to their teams. A lifelong entrepreneur, a consummate networker and a business strategist, Max understands the minds and passions of startups and companies focused on growth.
Garrett leads LA Pitch Force and is a partner at People Connect. He is an entrepreneur, angel investor (Band of Angels and TCA), board member, and Afghan War veteran. Garrett has cross-functional leadership and investment experience running seed funds and family offices. His investments span consumer products, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fin-tech. Garrett received his B.Sc. in Management from the United States Air Force Academy and his M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University where he was recognized as the Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship from the Graziadio School of Business and Management. Garrett is also an alumni of Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program in Venture Capital and Private Equity.
Garrett Gilbertson, Partner
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