Collaborative Initiatives

In a world of undiscovered opportunity, it takes strategic partners to make an impact and develop innovation in today’s changing marketplace. At SeaQuest Capital, we have created a diverse team to provide independent and fresh perspectives on the future of the new economy landscape.  SeaQuest seeks to be a strong foundation for where transformative intelligence meets smart solutions.

Meet The Team

Steven A. Schutte
Managing Director, CEO

Background

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati and a J.D. from California Western School of Law, specialized in Intellectual Property.

Area of Expertise

Telecommunications / Intellectual Property

Professional Experience

  • 20+ years
  • Midwest Television – telecommunications
  • Professional / Technical Consultant to the Finance / Investment Industry

Jorge A. Jiron, MIS
Chief Operating Officer / CIO

Background

Jorge holds a B.S. in IT from Pt. Loma Nazarene University and a M.B.A in Finance and Operations Management (Quantitative) from National University, San Diego.

Area of Expertise

IT Applications, Infrastructure

Professional Experience

  • 25+ years
  • IT Director, One Industries
  • Lead IT/Project Manager – Solutions Consultant
  • Department Manager, IT Liaison – Allianz Capital Management / Nicholas–Applegate
  • MIS Assistant Director, American Red Cross, San Diego

Valerie Lee Schutte
Director, Business Development / CMO

Background

Valerie holds a Bachelor of Arts In Journalism / Marketing from San Diego State University and is certified in Digital Design by the University of San Diego.

Area of Expertise

Financial Marketing

Professional Experience

  • 25+ years
  • Allianz Capital Management / Nicholas –Applegate
  • Investment Advisory / Marketing –Design Consultant

J. Douglas Ellena
Technical Advisor

Background

Doug holds a Bachelor of Science, ECE degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Science, ECE degree from Virginia Tech.

Area of Expertise

Low-power, IoT Electronics

Professional Experience

  • 25+ years
  • Sr. Elecrical Engineer – PPI / Bluefin Innovations
  • Sr. Elecrical Engineer – Base 2 Engineering
  • Sr. Elecrical Engineer – QED / CTI
  • Sr. Elecrical Engineer – 3SI

Stephen Blasch, PMP
Technical Advisor

Background

Stephen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, Master of Arts in National Strategy from the Naval War College, and Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Area of Expertise

Military / Defense

Professional Experience

  • 20+ years as a military officer leading organizations up to 500 personnel, specializing in aviation
  • Three years as a defense contractor supporting aircraft carrier and Joint Strike Fighter programs
  • One year as an instructor and consultant at Defense Acquisition University (current position)

Raoul A. Novak
Technical Advisor

Background

Raoul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management, Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Area of Expertise

Manufacturing

Professional Experience

  • 45+ years
  • President, CMP Group
  • Managing Director, California Manufacturing Technology Centers, Inc.
  • Vice President , Maxon Corp. Inc.
  • Director of International Operations , Smith Tool, Inc.

Intelligent transformation is where smart technology meets smart solutions.

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