Startup Folsom, in partnership with Granite City Coworking is hosting a panel discussion featuring four successful entrepreneurs who will discuss their experience from going from the corporate world to starting their own business. Our panelist includes:
-Sam Miller left Intel to start Ansync Labs
-Rosario Rodriguez left Sutter Health to start Sutter Street Taqueria
-Clive Savacool left his position as a fire chief to start LogRx
-Rachel Zillner left Safe Credit Union to start Clutch
If you're considering making the move from your corporate job to your own startup, come to this panel discussion and learned from those that have made the successful transition.
Sutter Street Taqueria
CEO / Co-Founder
Rodriguez was elected to the City Council in 2020 after serving on the Historic District Commission for three years. She previously served as a board member for the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, the Twin Lakes Food Bank, and the Folsom Economic Development Corporation.
As a small business owner and former healthcare manager, Rosario understands that small businesses thrive with the support of the community and city government. In 2016, she launched a San Francisco-style taqueria in the Folsom Historic District, drawing on her background as a native of San Francisco.
Before launching her career as an entrepreneur, Rosario spent 24 years in healthcare management. She most recently worked for one of Sacramento’s largest healthcare systems.
Rosario moved to Folsom in 2008. She was drawn to the unique qualities that make Folsom a great place to live and raise a family. She is a guardian to her grandson Antonio, a Junior at Folsom High School. Rosario was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Folsom prior to making Folsom her home. She has a German shepherd named Cody.
Clive Savacool is the Founder of LogRx, a successful software startup that allows paramedics, nurses and veterinarians to track medication administrations. Clive’s background includes 25 years as a paramedic and as a firefighter in the San Francisco Bay Area and most recently, the City of South Lake Tahoe, where he served as the Fire Chief. Leading the community through the pandemic and the Caldor Fire. Throughout Clive's career he served in just about every role in the fire service, including leadership positions in the firefighters' union, the fire department's administration, and with national organizations that set standards for fire departments. This experience led to Clive's first successful startup, Exposure Tracker, a health and safety program which was acquired by Envisage Technologies in 2018.
Born and raised in the Sacramento Region, Rachel Zillner worked nearly two decades in the banking industry before shifting to full-time business ownership and management - although she has always led with an entrepreneurial spirit.
In 2019, Rachel co-founded Clutch, a consulting and management services firm supporting public entities, private businesses, and non-profit businesses as they strive to meet and achieve their goals. She now serves as the company’s CEO, leading the strategic direction for the nearly 200-employee organization.
Rachel has a knack for finding great talent and bringing the right people together to tackle challenges big and small. She has an impeccable reputation for finding innovative approaches to significantly improve processes, decision-making, and value. Rachel is known for her fearless leadership, and financial savviness, and carries the unofficial world record in trying to create more than 24 hours in a day.
Rachel is a longtime supporter of the Sacramento business community, having served as the chair of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation Board of Directors and Metro EDGE, as well as a past member of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She was awarded the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40-Under-40 in 2015 and in 2018 was recognized as the Executive Woman of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners.
She graduated from California State University of Sacramento in 2009 with a degree in Business Management and obtained an MBA in 2012 from the University of Phoenix.
Rachel loves to travel the world with her two beautiful daughters: Paisley (9) and Pepper (7), and her supportive husband and business partner, David.
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