About Us

The team at Venture Lynk Capital and Advisory continues to be assembled based on the premise that subject matter experts and former industry leaders can be utilized by our clients in the most optimal and cost-effective manner to achieve the client’s business objectives. Our objective is to leverage our experience, skill sets, and tenacity to create meaningful and valuable client relationships in addition to successful and goal positive transactions.
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Brent Stokes
Brent Stokes
President & CEO

Brent Stokes began his career in financial services with Prudential Financial back in 1991 and then moved over to residential and commercial mortgage banking from 1996 to 2008 working at financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. After the mortgage meltdown, Brent joined MMREM Capital to conduct asset management and portfolio risk management on contracts with HUD, Fannie Mae, FDA, and Bank of America.  He has served as the Managing Director of a real estate data start-up in 2012 and then founded Venture Lynk Capital and Advisory in 2015. His vision for Venture Lynk is to leverage his and the teams’ experience, skill sets, and tenacity to create meaningful and valuable client relationships that lead to profitable and goal positive transactions.

Michael Guess
Michael Guess
Director of Operations

Michael Guess manages all top-down business, financial and cyber vendor risk analysis including identifying relevant key risk indicators and metrics. He has served as a Director of Operations at a FinTech start-up company and has held various roles such as managing vendors and supply chains, vendor contract management, large scale implantation, and product launch projects and supporting medium and large-scale business development teams. Michael has an MBA from UC Irvine.

Srilatha Nagarajan
Srilatha Nagarajan
Lead Analyst for Contract Risk and Regulatory Compliance

Srilatha has a broad legal background with more than 15 years of experience in commercial and government contracting within the telecom, aerospace, and healthcare industries. She has extensive experience in all legal aspects of contract negotiations and vendor contract risk management.

Sam Brown
Sam Brown
Lead Analyst, Information Security, Cyber Security, Business Continuity and Impact Analysis, and Network/Systems Analysis

Sam Brown is a retired member of the United States Army. During his service, he was an Information Technology Specialist in support of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). He fulfilled the roles of an Information Systems Security Officer and Network Administrator.  He is certified in CompTIA Security+, Network+, and Ethical Hacking (CEH).

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Austin Lim
Analyst, Contract Risk and Regulatory Compliance

Austin has over 5 years of experience in vendor legal, financial, compliance, and scope of work risk assessments.  He has negotiated and evaluated contracts with partners such as Dell, Intel, Samsung, Google, and Apple.  Austin has coordinated transitions of contracts between entities after company splits.  He also served as the contract administrator for the Solid-State Drive business division for Toshiba Memory America.  Austin is a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Wendy Harris
Analyst, Vendor Procurement and Risk

Wendy Harris has over 16 years of experience in supply chain management, vendor procurement, new and existing vendor risk evaluations, and contract negotiations.  She has vetted and evaluated vendor risk related to regulatory compliance, market and financial health, and client specific vendor assessment requirements.  Wendy is a graduate of Maryland University.

Michael Guess
Lisa Brassfield
Analyst, Third Party Contracts and Vendor Risk

Lisa has over 20 years in Mortgage Banking (Servicing) with a comprehensive knowledge of foreclosure, customer service, collections, special loan situations, loss mitigation, project management, quality control, and regulatory compliance.  Lisa worked in the various capacities for 4 years at Carrington Mortgage Services and for three years at Rushmore Loan Management Services.

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Christopher Beckom
Analyst, Third Party Contracts and Vendor Risk

Chris has been responsible for developing, negotiating, and managing leasing and third party vendor contracts for Verizon.  He negotiated and managed over 400 third party vendor contracts while at Core Development.  Chris secured his MBA from Cal State Long Beach and his JD from Western State University College of Law.

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Eric Scheuer
Business Development Manager

Eric is a proven management professional with experience in directing all aspects of sales, administrative, operational and staff development. Eric effectively interacts with both internal and external business associates to achieve maximum organizational objectives. A natural team player with excellent collaboration and communication skills.

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