Lou Sokolovskiy


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

Vice President, Sales and Business Development

Terrence is the Vice President, Sales and Business Development 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 an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he was active in the finance and surfing clubs.

Lena Dobreer

Director, Operations

Lena joined Opus Connect 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 in the Public Information Department. 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.

Marisol Salcido

Manager. Opus Mind

Marisol joined Opus Connect in July of 2019. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Italian Studies. In 2015, she moved to Salamanca, Spain to work as a Language and Cultural Ambassador for the Spanish Ministry of Education. There, she taught English and assisted in preparing lesson plans and activities centered on American culture for students ages 3 to 14. Prior to joining Opus, she worked in the legal industry for 4 years assisting with legal research, investigation analysis and trial preparation.

Swayze Yancey

Membership Lead, Opus Mind

Swayze joined Opus Connect in 2020 as Membership Lead for Opus Mind. Before Opus he spent years selling, coaching, and speaking for a global financial education company. During his time there he led a team hosting weekly events and worked to grow a mastermind community for students. Swayze is passionate about helping people grow personally and in their career. He's active in his community and loves mentoring people to see them rise to new heights. He graduated with a Bachelors in Education & Theology from Concordia University Texas in his hometown of Austin, TX.

Ashley Monceaux-Valenzuela

Executive Assistant to CEO/Founder

Ashley joined Opus Connect in 2020 as an EA. A native from Tucson Arizona, Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication, as well as her Dual Master of Arts in Education and Sport Pedagogy from Baylor University. Ashley was a member of the Baylor Women’s softball team, was invited to the Women’s National Team and was drafted and played in the professional softball league for over 5 years. Ashley remains active in the game by coaching her daughters, coaching at her high school alma mater and coaching young girls in her community. Prior to joining Opus Connect, Ashley served as the Customer Service and Logistics Manager for Hamstra Heating & Cooling for the last 7 years. During her time there she became passionately involved in company-wide initiatives that focused on cultivating the company’s culture and community involvement. She enjoys being part of a team and a community who strive in making a positive difference. Whether that be at home, at work or out in the community.

Atul Sehgal

Research & Business Development Associate

Atul joined Opus Connect in October 2020. He graduated from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Business Analytics. Atul has previously interned as a Summer Investment Banking Analyst at a boutique firm in New Delhi. In college, Atul worked as a Teaching Assistant and assisted professors in the Marketing and Finance department.