Our Advisers

Osvaldo Buccafusca, Ph.D.

Dr. Buccafusca has over 20 year experience in high tech R&D and manufacturing. He led multifunctional teams within profit and non-profit organizations and now provides technical and strategic advice based on that experience. He served as chairman of the Northern Colorado section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is currently an Innosphere SAGE advisor and a grant reviewer for the Office of Economic Development and International Trade in the State of Colorado.

Osvaldo is also an inventor with a number of patents and trade secrets under his belt. He founded Basement Zero LLC, an R&D and consulting company, to support and promote innovation in Northern Colorado.

Doug Johnson

Doug’s advising skills are built upon a diverse background in technology, management, and entrepreneurship. BSEE and MBA degrees enabled a corporate career that started in semiconductors, transitioned to instrumentation, then computer hardware. Each change was accompanied by increasing responsibility that ultimately lead to Vice President and General Manager of an internet based software business. Functional experience was gained in operations, research and development, marketing, plus M&A. Doug’s most lasting contributions were in strategic marketing, customer needs, and product definition.

In addition to the entrepreneurship of the internet software business, Doug cofounded a chemical instrumentation company and successfully negotiated a sale to a fortune 500 buyer. He also started two non-profits both of which continue to thrive some 17 and 12 years later Doug serves on the Board of Directors of one other Fort Collins Company. He is the managing partner for five real-estate investment partnerships, served as the President of the Village Company at Winter Park between 2005 and 2015, and served as President of the Zephyr Mountain Lodge Association between 2015 and 2019. Doug has been associated with the Innosphere since 2006.

Jim Browne

Jim has founded several successful information technology consulting companies that support the healthcare, non-profit membership management/fund raising, insurance, and construction industries.

His experience also includes more than 15 years as an IT Project Manager, Agile Product Owner and Process Improvement Consultant in the energy and utility environments. His current focus is working with organizations that are trying to improve the effectiveness of project management and organizational change management processes and programs.

Jim has a master’s degree in Communication with an emphasis on Technology and Change from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and holds the Prosci Organizational Change Management certification. He is a certified Project Manager with the Project Management Institute and is an Agile certified Scrum Master with the Scurm Alliance organization. Jim also holds an ITIL Foundation accreditation.

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