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Elizabeth Guezzale

Founder and President, Cask Technologies LLC

Elizabeth Guezzale is founder and president of Cask Technologies LLC, a San Diego-based management consultant firm. She is an 18-year veteran of the telecommunications and technology industries. She moved the company headquarters to San Diego in 2007 and later expanded its core service from telecom to a full-spectrum technology and telecom business management consultancy. Cask has offices in five states and its clients include LinkedIn, Sempra Energy, Stone Brewing Co., UCLA Health, University of Southern California, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Navy.

ALMA MATER: University of Southern California

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: She shifted her focus from private to government clients when the recession began and private sector opportunities made themselves scarce.