Would you like to speak at SpeakerLunch?


We started on the premise that business people are hungry for candid advice, tried and tested best practices, and the camaraderie that comes from shared experiences. We wanted to create a casual forum where highly successful executives and entrepreneurs could educate newer and emerging business people in a very short amount of time, over lunch. In addition, we do not advertise our group meetings, it is all done on a personal invite basis. Our goal is to offer a comfortable, non-threatening environment for executives to talk candidly without concern that their words are being written for all to see.


Phil Doud- Owner and President of John and Phils Toyota/Subaru/Scion
Mario Pastega- President of Pepsi Bottling Company of Corvallis
Derrick Luksch- CEO and President of O’brien Dental Lab
Frank Cloutier- Past CTO of HP, Inkjet Innovator
Karla Chambers- Co-Founder of Stahlbush Island Farms
George Puentes- President and CEO of Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods, Salem, OR
Rich Carone- Chairman of Korvis Automation, Developer, Entrepreneur
Dan Whitaker- Former Rogue Wave executive, Serial Entrepreneur
Kevin Kiker- President and CEO of Western Tool Supply and House of Tools in Canada
John Acres- Founder of Acres Gaming, Consultant to the Gaming Industry, Entrepreneur
Brian McMenamin- Co-Founder of McMenamin’s Pubs and Hotels
Steve Nigro – Senior Vice President of Hewlett-Packard
Bernie Newcomb – Co-Founder of E*TRADE
Steve Smith – Founder and CEO of Tec Labs
Randy Conrads – CEO of Redweek.com, Founder of Classmates.com
Alfred Lin – Chief Operations Officer, Zappos.com
Dr. Ed Ray – President of Oregon State University

Demographics of the Group

Attendance fluctuates between 30 and 70 people, both male and female, age 25 to 40. We have a broad scope of people who attend: Commercial painters, owners of coffee chains, managers of small and medium sized businesses, internet professionals, real estate people, accountants, sales professionals, graphic designers and entrepreneurs in throes of a start-up.

Requested Talking Points for Speakers

Our meetings are always on Thursdays and always from Noon to 1. Our speakers talk for approximately 40 minutes, leaving 15 to 20 minutes for Q & A.

SpeakerLunch is always free for attendees. Those executives who choose to donate their time really are committing an act of public service. Thank you for considering our group. We are eager to hear from you.

Please feel free to contact us with questions, or to reserve a speaking date.