Griddig Advisory Board

Ned Fennie | Co-Founder, Fennie+Mehl Architects

Ned is co-founder, of Fennie+Mehl Architects. In his 33 years of experience, he has partnered with a wide range of corporate and developer clients, although his primary focus has been in the commercial sector. Ned specializes in renovations, from tenant improvement interiors to large-scale renovations, seismic upgrades and additions. Recognized by his peers as an expert in building codes and their applications, Ned has led code seminars for a variety of audiences. Ned received his BS in Architecture from Arizona State.

Jaclyn Strife | Chief Investment Officer, Oceanic Partners

Jaclyn is the Chief Investment Officer and a Managing Director of Oceanic Partners. Jaclyn has broad experience in high-growth, diverse industries including financial services, consumer brands, and high technology. Previously she was a Managing Director at MicroVentures, one of the first Venture Capital investment banks. Before MicroVentures she was at SharesPost Financial Corporation, one of the leaders in the secondary market and Merriman Capital, an investment banking firm. Previously Jaclyn was Western District Sales Manager for Bear Naked Granola. Jaclyn received a BA from Dartmouth College.

Michelle Griffin | Marketing and Strategy Consultant

Michelle is a marketing and strategy consultant with over 25 years of experience and has advised numerous early stage ventures and non-profit organizations. She served as Senior Vice President - Competitive Strategy with Foote, Cone & Belding, a global advertising agency and was responsible for marketing and strategic planning for a Fortune 500 company. Michelle is a member of the International Board of Directors and the chair of the Development Committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Michelle received a BS in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

John Ferrari | Principal, Babson Real Estate Advisors

John joined Babson Real Estate Advisors to bring his unique background of thirty-plus years of diverse business experience to a real estate services company focused on providing its clients with thoughtful, experience based solutions to their commercial real estate needs. John’s diverse experience ranges from practicing law in private practice and managing expenses for a billion dollar financial services company to managing real estate and administrative services for major New York and New England Insurance institutions. John has been responsible for annual budgets exceeding $100 million and has conducted over 1000 real estate transactions in 49 states and 11 countries. John has been referred to as one of the “Deans” of Boston’s corporate real estate community, winning awards as Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year from two different New England Real Estate organizations. John received his BA in Economics from Fordham College and his JD from Fordham Law School. He is a a member of the New York Bar and various Federal Courts.

Scott Reay | President, Principal Builders

Scott founded Principal Builders 13 years ago after 19 years in project management roles. Scott began his construction career in 1982, working in Los Angeles, on an airport expansion project required for the 1984 Summer Olympics. Earlier in his career, Scott managed the renovation of Coit Tower in San Francisco, a project that included Structural reinforcement, exterior skin repair, and restoration of the WPA era frescos of the historic monument. While public works projects dominated his early professional life, Scott soon found that personal relationships, teamwork, and collaboration was more suited to his personality. After 28 years of fostering relationships and collaborating with teams has become an industry leader in commercial interiors construction management. Before founding Principal Builders in 2003, Scott was Regional Manager for DPR Construction, a Project Manger at Dome Construction, a Project Manager at Nibbi Brothers. He began his career at Williams and Burroughs where he was a Project Engineer. Scott received his BS Engineering, Construction Management from Oregon State.

Need Help?