Mark Pingle has a joint appointment as a professor of entrepreneurship and professor of economics. He received his B.S. degree in economics from Southern Oregon State College in 1983. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Southern California, in 1984 and 1988 respectively. Professor Pingle has scores of publications in macroeconomics, behavioral economics, and experimental economics. He has served as Chair of the University of Nevada Department of Economics and President of the International Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. Desiring to more personally facilitate economic development in Northern Nevada, he shifted a large portion of his efforts toward the development of entrepreneurial talent. He spearheaded the effort to create the entrepreneurship program at the University of Nevada, subsequently spearheaded the creation of the community Entrepreneurship Nevada effort, and remains devoted to seeing entrepreneurial capacities developed at the university and in the community.
David Croasdell has a joint appointment as a professor of entrepreneurship and associate professor of Information Systems. He received his B.S. degree in Zoology from University of Idaho in 1986. He received his M.S. in Business Computing Science from Texas A&M University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Texas A&M University in 2000. Professor Croasdell has served as Chair of the University of Nevada Department of Information Systems.
Mr. Hosilyk is a seasoned results-oriented marketing-driven executive with international experience in both large corporations and entrepreneurial ventures specializing in strategic & niche marketing of manufactured products with a unique specialty in small mechanism design and consumer products. He has held corporate positions in engineering, manufacturing, operations and senior management and is highly effective in starting and growing entrepreneurial ventures quickly and with a minimum investment. After serving in the military at an early age, Mr. Hosilyk start his business career in a high volume manufacturing division of Rheem Manufacturing where he started as a design engineer and was promoted up through the management ranks to Director of Operations. From there he left to take a position with BASF as senior Vice President charged with building a large manufacturing facility in southern California. Mr. Hosilyk has designed products for production in the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, China & South America, and successfully brought hundreds of products to market, created "sales channels" from scratch and has done product licensing deals in Europe, Asia, Sweden and South America. Mr. Hosilyk left corporate life in 1980 and became what some call a serial entrepreneur, successfully growing and selling a number of companies. After spending 35 years in Orange County in Southern California, he moved to Reno NV when he sold his company, Road Warrior International, to a Reno based high-tech company in 2000. Mr. Hosilyk is currently Chairman of the Board of four companies, an adjunct professor teaching an Entrepreneurial Finance minor at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), a guest lecturer on entrepreneurial marketing & finance at both Pepperdine University in the Graziadio School of Business Executive MBA Program and at the University of San Diego in their Executive MBA program.