Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Children’s Author Janet Crown is a successful entrepreneur in Los Angeles, most recently, the founder and owner Burn 60 ® Fitness Studios, Brentwood, California. Prior to her involvement with Burn 60®, Ms. Crown was with Creative Artists Agency developing their commercial and sponsorship division. Crown is also a founding board member of the Painted Turtle Camp, part of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for chronic and terminally ill children. She is a member of the board of trustees at Denison University and on the advisory boards for the Infrastructure Safety & Environment (ISE), the RAND Corporation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art.) Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Crown graduated from Denison University with a B.A. and received her M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Janet resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Steve Robinson, and their combined five children. She recently released a children’s book called, “Where Do The Animals Go When It Rains?”
Chief Executive Officer of Reimagine Steve Robinson has more than 30 years of experience in multiple industries, in leadership, strategic planning, value creation, operations, business development and corporate transitions capacities. He has been an integral participant in more than 50 operational transformation efforts in the manufacturing, retail, hospitality, distribution, telecommunications, food service, day care, ready mix and computer industries. He has successfully led the transitions of more than 30 troubled companies and has served as Interim CEO/COO for numerous companies. Mr. Robinson holds a BA in Business Administration from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in psychology. He is a LEAN certified specialist, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Project Manager and Certified Toyota Production System (TPS) Practitioner. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Corporate Growth, and The Entrepreneur Institute.
Matthew Krieger was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of La Verne, College of Law with Honors in 1995, after attending the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where he studied Political Science.
Over the past 15 years, Matt has been involved in numerous business ventures, including: (i) founding and operating seven 24 hour advanced veterinary specialty and critical care facilities in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas with combined total revenues exceeding $25,000,000 per year; (ii) real estate development of commercial properties in the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, City of West Hollywood and Orange County areas; and (iii) investing in early stage technology companies.
For the past ten years, Matt has served as a Reserve Police Officer (Currently Level 1 / 24 Hour Authority) for the Los Angeles Police Department working patrol at the 77th Street Division. In addition, Matt has been assigned to the Metropolitan Division K9 Platoon, has taught as an instructor at the LAPD / West Point Leadership Program and assisted with numerous administrative projects for command staff. Matt currently serves on the Board of Directors of the LAPD 77th Street Charitable Foundation, the Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union and is an Ambassador for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. From 2009 to 2014 Matt served as a Trustee of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association / Los Angeles Zoo. He is currently a member of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He is the proud husband to his wife of 13 years, Lauren and father to their three wonderful children!
Retired Los Angeles Police Officer Tim Pearce, designer of RotoComm, prides himself on always looking for a better solution. Whether in a patrol car or working the projects as a gang officer, he thrust himself into his work with a passionate intensity. In 2003, he married his former patrol partner, an equally intense gang officer named Kristina Ripatti. She was later shot and paralyzed in a fight with a robbery suspect, and their story became national news. Her courageous fight to walk again and Tim’s steadfast support of her through every circumstance inspired newspaper readers and television audiences all over the world. In 2007, a year after his wife was shot, Tim found a therapeutic outlet in the form of invention; specifically, he began prototyping new officer safety products. Tim and Kristina started Accuracy Under Fire LLC, and began successfully developing effective officer safety products, like RotoComm, to better protect fellow officers.