Scott Pelton is Partner at Round13 Capital and was previously VP at Growthworks. Mr. Pelton serves on many Boards as a director has helped guide the success of numerous technology companies including Sysomos, a leading social media monitoring platform.
Sean G. Ryan, a Minnesota native, began his career working for a leveraged buy-out company (LBO) while obtaining his degree in Entrepreneurial Sciences from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Upon graduating, he spent seven years at Accenture, a global management consulting company, performing business process consulting and technology implementations for Fortune 500 companies.
Sean’s early entrepreneurial background led him to start-up company Digital River. He joined Digital River as the Director of Software Development and during his four years with the firm (which culminated in a successful IPO), he was responsible for building and managing a centralized commerce platform supporting sites for large clients. Digital River is now the global leader in e-commerce outsourcing.
A call from a college friend led him to ExactTarget, another technology start-up. ExactTarget is a SaaS provider of enterprise marketing and email solutions. As one of the four founders and CTO, Sean was responsible for all aspects of the product, its development and its highly scalable architecture. ExactTarget’s fast growth helped it attract $70 million in investments from Battery Venture Partners and TVC in 2009. ExactTarget is now the recognized leader in its field.
On the heels of his success with ExactTarget, Sean began looking for business opportunities in the Southeast. After investigating a North Charleston company, BookSurge LLC, he became a huge believer in print-on-demand and inventory-free distribution of books. Sean invested in the company, and acted as the COO, playing a significant role in preparing the company for its subsequent sale to Amazon.com.
Sean was formerly the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Lyris, inc. a hosted marketing service provider in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jeffrey Fallowfield is the Managing Partner of Oak Street Group, a consulting business specializing in strategic planning and operational management. A Chartered Accountant by training, Jeffrey brings the unique combination of financial expertise and operational acumen to gShift Labs, having been involved in a wide range of businesses from start-ups to multi-billion dollar ventures. Prior to starting Oak Street, Jeffrey’s previous experience includes: Senior Vice President and General Manager of HSBC Auto Finance, President and CEO of FinancialLinx Corporation and Executive Vice President, Vendor Finance for Newcourt Credit Group. He currently serves as President, Board of Directors of The Georgian Peaks Club.
Don Chapman is presently on the advisory board of several companies assisting company leaders of mid to small IT companies including Messaging Architects Inc, Metalogic Inc, Iseehear Inc., Access Group, gShift Labs and Polar Bear Software. Don also assists many CEOs of mid to small IT companies. Don is on the board of Acetech Ontario, an association for IT CEOs. He is the chair of their program committee and a session leader. Don has over 30+ years IT leadership experience with companies like Novell Inc., Corporate Software Inc, ComputerLand, Remanco and IBM.
Jordan Dolgin is Founder & CEO of Dolgin Professional Corporation, a dynamic business law firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs start, grow and sell their businesses by providing them with highly responsive and practical advice they can immediately use to better manage their business relationships. Jordan is an established Toronto-based business lawyer with almost 20 years experience assisting clients at each stage of the business life-cycle. He is well-known for his ability to successfully close major business transactions including angel/VC financings and M&A transactions as well as successfully guide clients through the challenges of shareholder disputes and corporate divorces.