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.
As President and CEO of Shield Compliance, Tony leads day-to-day operations and is the company’s principal product architect. Having served as a senior executive at a Washington State-based community bank for over 20 years, Tony has in-depth knowledge of the banking industry and the regulatory and compliance requirements for high-risk industries. Today he brings that knowledge to financial institutions serving and considering serving the legal cannabis industry. Tony is a graduate of Western Washington University and the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, the premier national graduate school of banking. Tony serves on the Board of Directors of the Emerging Markets Coalition (EMC) and was recognized as a Puget Sound Business Journal Innovator of the Year in 2019.
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.
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