Job Creation through Capital Donation

Staff Members

President, CEO & Board Member - tshannon@brightstarwi.org

Tom Shannon is board chairman and a lead investor in Proxim Diagnostics Corp., Sunnyvale, California; Somna Therapeutics LLC, Milwaukee; and Aver Informatics Inc., Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was most recently CEO of biotech company Prodesse Inc. He has served as a director of the Wisconsin Angel...

Managing Director - tsobotka@brightstarwi.org

Todd Sobotka is our Investment Committee Chair. He has a law degree and has spent the vast majority of his professional career with early stage and small businesses as an owner, advisor, consultant, and/or part of the leadership team.  He has...

Business Manager - fraasch@brightstarwi.org

Fred Raasch is our Business Manager. He has a degree in marketing management and over 40 years of experience running and managing businesses in the Milwaukee area. He has had past experiences with start-ups and has done consulting with a number of early-stage businesses. While serving as vice-...