Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Board of Directors

Robert Warren Hess

Robert Hess is Founder and CEO of the Success Factory. a Manhattan Beach, California executive coaching firm. Prior to founding the Success Factory in March 2015, he was the Founder and CEO of TSG, Inc., a performance management and information technology solutions firm, from 2000 until it’s sale in 2015 . His post-US Army career prior to founding TSG, Inc. includes positions as Vice President of Business Development in the Washington, DC office of Aerospatiale, Inc., and Director of Strategic Planning and Partner Relations at the Center for Digital Innovation, University of California Los Angeles. Robert is a Senior Fellow at The Center for the Digital Future, Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California. He has competed in amateur cycling for over 20 years and is a USA Cycling certified Level 3 coach. You can read his full bio on LinkedIn at RobertWarrenHess.


G. Scott Peterson, PCAP, Founding Board Member

G. Scott Peterson
Founding Board Member

Scott currently is Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Community Bank in Pasadena, California. Prior to Community Bank, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the National Bank of California, based in Santa Monica, California. His earlier career includes service with the FDIC as a Bank Examiner, head of his own bank consulting firm and, prior to the National Bank of California, Chief Credit Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors of Merchants Bank of California. He graduated with University Honors from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in Finance, and holds a certificate from the London Business School. An accomplished amateur athlete, Scott recently has added track bicycling to his list of accomplishments.


H. Melissa Lanfre, PCAP, Founding Board Member

H. Melissa Lanfre
Chief Financial Officer
Founding Board Member

Melissa is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Farmers & Merchants Bank in Long Beach, California. Always very active in the community, Melissa also serves on the board of directors of EngAge, a non-profit organization that develops and delivers innovative on-site programs designed to improve the quality of life of thousands of residents of affordable senior housing. EngAge’s goal is improved health and prolonged independence, delaying the need to move to more expensive and restrictive levels of care, providing substantial savings to state and federal tax-payer-supported funding programs, as well as to seniors’ families. Melissa was a finalist in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2007 “Women Who Make A Difference” program.

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Steven N. Kurtz
Board Member

Steve is a Partner at Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz LLC, and practices in theĀ areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, secured transactions, workouts and business law. He has also served as an expert witness in matters pertaining to bankruptcy and UCC issues. Mr. Kurtz represents numerous factors, asset-based lenders, and banks on a national level. In addition, he functions as outside general counsel for several commercial finance lenders and entrepreneurial companies. He also is a director at City of Hope.


Prem Sundaram 2015Prem C. Sundaram
Board Member

Prem Sundaram is founder of Sundaram Applied Technologies Inc., a Los Angeles based consulting firm helping companies create and transform technology visions into reality through practical technology and product development roadmaps. He developed the architecture for our ProstateTracker early detection system and managed its development.

Join Our Advisory Board

Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Would you like to focus some of your energy on reducing the annual 30,000-man prostate cancer death toll? Please call Robert atĀ 310.496.3159 or reach out to one of our directors at