An advisor and investor in early-stage companies, Mike is President of Farmers Fridge, a company reinventing access to fresh food. Previously, Mike was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Peapod, an online grocery shopping and delivery service serving the East Coast. During his 19-year tenure at Peapod he helped grow the company from $10 million to $750 million, and helped lead its transition from a private company to a public entity, as well as its acquisition by Ahold USA in 2000.
Mike began his career at the Procter and Gamble Company, and subsequently worked for the management consulting firm A.T. Kearney where he focused on business and marketing strategy. Mike is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Noah is a financial entrepreneur and advanced portfolio manager who brings over 30 years of expertise in the asset and risk management field. Before launching Shield in 2014, Noah provided transparent risk management solutions to Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, ABN AMRO Bank, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and a $1.5 billion private equity firm. Noah also founded Liquidity Direct Technologies in 1998, which was acquired by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2004.
Doug Fieldhouse brings deep expertise in business formation, capital markets, payments, risk and ecommerce. As founder and president of F4 Investments, Mr. Fieldhouse is active as an angel investor in early-stage companies and innovative technologies. He previously served as president and CEO of Vesta, a global provider of payment and risk management solutions for card-not-present (CNP) transactions. Prior to Vesta, Doug spent 15 years building and leading businesses in the US, Europe, and Asia, including law firms, international non-profits, and high-tech enterprises.
A distinguished entrepreneur, leader and innovator, Doug was named the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Pacific Northwest and has been recognized by Computerworld, Fast Company, and Inc. magazines. He is a featured author in Smart Business Growth, a book by CEOs of fast-growing companies. Doug holds two US patents and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Antioch College.
An expert in the payments sector and technology innovations that shape how consumers and businesses manage their data and financial resources, Scott is a recognized entrepreneur and operator who is largely credited with creating the electronic biller-direct industry. His company, BillMatrix Corporation, was the leading provider of outsourced electronic payment solutions for major utilities, telcos, insurance and loan providers, processing over $9 billion in annual bill payments before being acquired by Fiserv, Inc. in 2005.
Active in numerous national industry organizations and financial groups, Scott was named the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest Region and received the 2006 Pinnacle Award from the Sales & Marketing Executives International Academy of Achievement in addition to being indoctrinated into its Hall of Fame. He received the Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award in 2003 and the Distinguished Executive Alumnus Award from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University in 2011. Scott’s experience is featured in “Entrepreneurship,” the primary textbook used to teach entrepreneurship skills to undergraduate and graduate business students globally.