Lou Sokolovskiy, CEO/Founder

Lou is a serial entrepreneur with extensive private equity transaction experience.  He is the founder of multiple entrepreneurial ventures in the technology arena, and has unique expertise in operations management, strategic partnerships and new business development. He is a former consultant who has advised many companies in the healthcare management, finance, and technology industries on improving operations and corporate strategy.  Lou is the founder of professional networking organization Opus Connect, and is an active member in numerous nonprofit organizations [including FIDF, AIPAC and JNF]. He is a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and is Wexner Heritage Fellow.

Terrence Winters, Director of Special Events

Terrence is the Business Development Manager of Opus Connect. Prior to that, his experience includes sales and account management roles at tech and legal companies in New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. He has a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he is active in the finance and surfing clubs.

Lena Dobreer, Operations Supervisor

Lena Dobreer joined Opus Connect as Operations Supervisor in February of 2017. Prior to joining, she spent five years in the entertainment industry at Fox Studios where she was responsible for integrating and innovating traditional product licensing support with eCommerce delivery in the Consumer Products division. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. During her years at LMU, Lena interned with the United Nations in Bonn, Germany for the Conference on the Conservation of Migratory Species as a Public Information Intern. There, she focused on the various migratory species threatened with extinction and assisted in the department's efforts towards raising awareness for the sustainability of their habitats and migration routes. Lena is an avid global traveler and former basketball player. She remains active in her community, is a member of LMUs Alumni Association, and continues to referee and coach young basketball players at Cheviot Hills Park on the weekends.

Jacob Zeffren, Sales Manager

Jacob is the Sales Manager of Opus Connect. Prior to joining Opus, he had experience as an Account Executive for one of the fastest growing equipment finance companies based in Santa Monica. During his time there he played a pivotal role in strengthening the company’s top partnership with eBay. Jacob attended the University of Arizona for undergrad where he graduated with a degree in Finance.  

Lisa Gyselen, EVP, Opus Hire

Lisa began her sales and marketing career with classical sales training from two of the largest and most successful healthcare/pharmaceutical companies existing today. She spent five years at US Healthcare(acquired by Aetna during her time there) as a Key Corporate Account Salesperson/Manager. She then was recruited by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and successfully promoted various drugs winning numerous awards and distinctions over her five years spent there. Subsequently, Lisa put on her entrepreneurial hat and founded and funded a magazine, Contribute, which served as a resource to the philanthropic donor community; she was responsible for all aspects of hiring her team. The magazine featured such proprietary covers as Sandy Weill and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Later, she joined Cog Hill Global, LLC, a Retained Executive Search/Management Consulting firm as the Executive Vice President of Business Development /Research, where she worked with a select group of global organizations. During her tenure, she was responsible for thirteen C-Suite placements and generated $1.4 MM in revenue for her firm. Lisa recently joined Opus Connect as EVP, Business Development to launch the new recruiting arm of the business, Opus Hire, which will assist members and their companies in filling Senior Executive positions with top tier talent drawn exclusively from the vetted and qualified Opus Connect database. Lisa graduated cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Spanish.

Brett Sifling, Junior Business Development Representative

Brett is a junior business development rep of Opus Connect. Prior to joining, he had been a part of multiple entrepreneurial ventures such as a healthcare investment newsletter and location based iOS app. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.B.A in finance and a minor in archaeology. During his time at LMU, he was named Business Insider’s “20 Under 20” and participated in an advanced Student Investment Fund program.