April 20, 2021. Octane, Southern California’s leading tech and med tech accelerator announced today that Octane’s Director of Marketing, Cara Davidoff, was named as a member of the Board of Directors of Saddleback College Foundation. Saddleback College is based in Mission Viejo and is part of the California Community College system. It offers over 300 degrees, academic certificates, and over 190 programs.
“I am thrilled to be named to the Saddleback College Foundation Board of Directors. I am passionate about connecting students to our ecosystem and support the mission of the College and Foundation. In this role, I look forward to expanding Saddleback’s reach and value to the Orange County innovation ecosystem.” Davidoff, said.
"Cara has led Octane's marketing group since joining our organization and helped to expand our community impact and overall brand. In this board role, Cara will bring exceptional perspective to Saddleback as they chart a course to develop our next generation of innovation leaders" said Bill Carpou, Octane CEO.
“Saddleback College Foundation is thrilled to have Cara join its Board of Directors. We look forward to partnering with Octane, through Cara’s leadership, to grow our connections in the community and prepare our students to serve as innovators in Orange County,” said Elizabeth McCann, Executive Director of Saddleback College Foundation.
Davidoff holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from University of California, Irvine- Merage School of Business. She has worked with Octane since 2016 and has held other roles at Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International. Davidoff is an avid competitive swimmer and resides in Laguna Hills.
Octane convenes and enable the Southern California technology and medical technology business ecosystem by connecting people, resources and capital. Our goal is to create 55,000+ high-value technology jobs in Southern California by 2030. We impact our community through LaunchPad, an industry leading accelerator, Enterprise Solutions, a new platform to provide companies capital and growth resources to accelerate job creation, Signature Events & Programs, and direct access to capital. Learn more at octaneoc.org
About Saddleback College:
Saddleback College is one of two colleges in the South Orange County Community College District and is highly regarded for its quality higher education, extensive online education program, and superior career training for the south Orange County community. Each year, Saddleback College adds more than 6,000 degree and certificate holders to the workforce, and transfers more than 3,500 students to four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation. For more information, visit www.saddleback.edu.