Our focus is to create jobs, build infrastructure and support small businesses in America.
The American Dream has become more difficult than ever to achieve in our current economy.
Main Street USA is also facing the prospect reality of technology automation and outsourcing.
ProgressWorks' mission and need is now amplified by the COVID-19 crisis, which is leading to the closure of businesses and the loss of more jobs. Many more jobs will be lost as businesses continue to struggle.
Let's reduce the challenges businesses face when seeking capital for job creation.​
Investing in people will 100% help with growth and sustainability.

Board of Directors and Officers

Roy Y Salisbury

​​​CEO, President, Director

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40+ years of experience in private and public companies - veteran of the U.S Marine Corps - expert in structuring successful transactions - GP of a Private Investment Company - Has been C-level Executive of 3 technology, 2 investment banking and 3 manufacturing companies.

James E Jenkins

CFO, Treasurer, Director

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40+ years of  experience in senior management, manufacturing operations, finance - SEC public company experience including  CEO & COB -  investment banking, capital formation, real estate development, commodities, M&A, IPO.

Morton Irvine Smith


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35+ years in finance and philanthropy - including COB & BOD roles in numerous private companies and nonprofits - strong relations with numerous universities, including alma mater University of Rhode Island, and UC Irvine, where his family has unparalleled philanthropic legacy.

Joseph Radic


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25+ years of Wall Street experience - investment banker, trader, management - capital markets, IPO’s, investor relations - entrepreneur in eCommerce and furniture - BS from St. John’s University and BA from Pace University

Executive Staff

Brian Jue

Director of Strategic Development

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30+ years of professional experience - including as CEO publicly traded & private companies - venture capital, investment banking, private equity, M&A, IPO, technology, professional sports, Esports - graduate of UC Santa Barbara

Ernie Manansala Jr.

Director of Marketing and Media

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20+ years of entrepreneurial & corporate experience - expert in data driven analytics digital media marketing - CPG, motorsports, Esports, health care, technology - brand development, event marketing, management

William Tolin Gay

Chief Legal Officer

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35+ years of exemplary legal experience - corporate and securities law partner at Wilson Elser - corporate finance, M&A, corporate governance, technology transfers - California certified mediator - JD, LLM, MBA, BA from the University of Washington.

Professional Volunteers

Jet Jue

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Marketing Data/Analytics and Management Intern, Princeton University

Virginia Smith

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Marketing Data/Analytics and Management Intern - University of Rhode Island

Mikayla Yagi

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Social Media and Marketing Team Leader - Vanguard University

Antoinette Smith

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Supply Chain Logistics and Online Sale - Wayfair, UPS - University of Rhode Island

Sergio Ruiz

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Sales and Marketing, Product Fulfillment and Logistics

Corey McClintock

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Marketing and Creative, graphic design, photography, video

Tyler Jacobi

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Marketing and Finance Intern, University of California, Irvine

Mark Lambert

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Marketing and Finance Intern, University of California, Irvine

David Emery

Director of Government Communications

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40+ years of private enterprise & government sector experience - 4 term United States Congressman - Chief Deputy Republican Whip - Deputy Director of the U.S Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for President Reagan

Jessica Rose

Director of Administration

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10+ years of executive administration in the medical field startups, ad agencies- manage and administer tasks for multiple projects within multiple companies - manage events, contractors, consultants, vendors

Paul Murray

Director of Entrepreneurial Services

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30+ years of entrepreneurial experience - building materials, nutraceuticals, investment banking - renewable energy and oil industry - geologist and a natural gas consultant - build/operate furniture lines, and refinishing materials businesses.

Eric Yuan

Director of Fund Development

20+ years of as a fund manager, venture partner, and advisor -  hardware, software, elder technology, AI, Esports, medical devices, pharma - at PIMCO ran compliance for $20B AUM fund - managed $250MM AUM hedge fund

Todd Herschberg

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Turnaround and Growth Marketing, Northeastern University

Irving Kau

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Investment Banking, Fund Management, USC, Rice University, The John Hopkins University

Craig Watkins

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M&A, Executive Staffing, Real Estate Development, Engineering, University of Southern California

Steve Fryer

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50+ years experience Investment Banking, IPO's, Engineering, University of Southern California

Kevin Smith


25+ years of experience in insurance, marketing, real estate and management - veteran of the U.S. Navy - worked with AFLAC and Banker’s Life - Worked with Motorola with P&L responsibility for the U.S. open wheel racing market, managing relationships with all circuits and racing teams in IRL and CART

Ed Schradermeier

Director of Memberships

30+ years of experience in management and finance - public & private - real estate, startups, turn-arounds, buyouts- degrees in accounting, business administration and history

Lock Sen Yow

Director of Asian Relations 

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40+ years of entrepreneurial experience - international trade, finance, technology.  He is an electrical engineer, an attorney, and is currently CEO of publicly traded Smartag International.  University of Manchester, University of Buckingham




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