Alumni Owned and Operated Businesses

We know that this is a difficult time for many businesses, and we want to support our alumni during these unprecedented times. The businesses below are local or have electronic capabilities and are owned or operated by Cal alumni.

Are you a Cal alum running your own business? Please reach out to Stephanie Tomasco, Director of Business Development, at stephanie.tomasco@alumni.berkeley.edu or 415.518.4128 to be featured on this page. Go Bears!

Career Education

Career Insiders
Mauri Schwartz MBA ’85
Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter

Via Nova Children’s School
Franca Cioria ’95
Interdisciplinary Field Studies

Sounding Board
Christine Tao ’01
Business Administration
Linkedin | Twitter

CANOPY
Steve Mohebi ’97
Economics
Instagram

Moovweb
Ajay Kapur ’99
Physics, Computer Science
Linkedin | Twitter

Design

Anne Mellenthin Design
Anne Mellenthin ’84
Political Science, French
Linkedin | Pinterest

Food & Beverage

The Brew Coop
Gore Song ’13
Psychology, Business
Instagram

Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
Dan Gordon ’82
Political Economy
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Kent Rasmussen Winery
689 Cellars
Kent Rasmussen ’97
History

Pedroncelli Winery
Christine Bothwell Pedroncelli ’49
Humanities
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery
Stuart Smith ’70
Economics
Facebook | Instagram

Dragon Well
Gary Tan ’89
Economics

Health

Advanced Optometry
Robert Turcios ’78, O.D. ’80

TOGETHER Senior Health
Cynthia Benjamin ’97, MBA
Linkedin | Facebook | Instagram

Solv Health
Heather Mirjahangir Fernandez ’98
Political Science
Twitter

Sean L. Bullard DDS, Inc.
Sean L. Bullard ’97
American Studies, African American Studies, Pre-dental
Phone: (415) 982-7443
Email

On the Move Physical Therapy and Pilates
Alyssa Herrera-Set ’99
American Studies
Facebook | Instagram

Pineal Labs
Dennis Hauser MBA ’20
Business Administration, Business Analytics
App | Instagram

Retail

Back to the Roots
Alejandro Valez ’09
Business Administration
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Gifts for Good
Laura Hertz ’13
Business Administration
Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

MAIKA
Viola Suntanto ’97
Business Administration
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

Last Minute Gear
James Dong ’10
Business Adminiatration, and Environmental Econ & Policy
Facebook

Seasalt Kids
Kyong M. Kim ’04
Polotical Economy of Industrial Societies
Facebook | Instagram

D&D Jewelry
Azita Moayeri & Moe Ansari ’88
Biological Sciences
1343 Locust St. Walnut Creek, CA
925-274-1444
Facebook | Instagram | Pintrest | YouTube

Professional Services

BERTONI-LAW
Paul Philippe Bertoni JD ’97
Linkedin

Computer Maven
Ralph Morewitz ’71, MBA ’73
Email

Koch Capital Management LLC
Jim Koch MBA ’98
Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

Nuventis LLC
Mike McLaren MBA ’96

Ripple Works
Douglas Galen ’80, MBA ’84
Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter

SuttleLaw PC
John C. Suttle MBA ’71

Suttle, D’Aquisto & Knolla, LLP
John C. Suttle MBA ’71

Soul Focus Sports
Scott Anderson ’03
Economics
Linkedin | Instagram

Silverback Pacific
Scott Anderson ’03
Economics
Instagram

Steve Hathaway Photography
Steve Hathaway ’75
Art
Instagram

MitghtMite Termite Services
Karim ElKatcha ’94, M.S. ’97
Architecture, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Facebook | Yelp

Just Focus and Reorganize
Janice Rostron ’03
Legal Studies
Phone: 323-601-8258
Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Digital Disposition
Naz Pournaghshband ’11
Molecular & Cell Biology
Facebook | Instagram

RJR Partners, Inc.
Ryan Roskovensky ’08 MBA
Business Administration
LinkedIn

PickFu
John Li ’01 and Justin Chan ’01
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter


Steve Brigandi ’83
Political Science
Member, CAA Board of Directors 1998-2001
LinkedIn

Technology

ExoPolymer
Derek Wells ’97
Genetics, Plant Biology
Linkedin | Instagram | Twitter

Valitor
Wesley M. Jackson ’00, PhD ’06
Bioengineering
Linkedin

Total Phase
Kumaran Santhanam ’96
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Physics
LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter