Mr. Wolpow has been advising and operating small to mid-size private and public companies for over 25 years. He was founder, COO and Vice Chairman of Dispensing Solutions Inc. (DSI), a pharmaceutical manufacturer operating a state-of-the-art repackaging facility in Santa Ana, CA, which was sold in 2011 to PSS World Medical (NASDAQ: PSSI). Richard is a general, limited partner and operating partner with BelHealth Investment Partners, a private equity ﬁrm specializing in healthcare.
Mr. Wolpow has been a member of the board of directors of multiple BelHealth Portfolio Companies with combined revenues in excess of $600 million. He is also chairman of POC Network Technologies, a medical technology company he founded in 2007. Mr. Wolpow is also active in a variety of “angel” private equity transactions through various holding companies he controls. He is also Trustee of C-Duck-Ah (Tzedakah) Charitable Trust, an organization he founded, which supports charitable and other philanthropic endeavors.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wolpow was the primary investor and principal shareholder of Trinity Health Ventures, Inc. In 2000, Trinity, being a primary entity in a Goldman Sachs roll up, became Odyssey Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ: ODSY), later selling in June 2010 to Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ: GTIV) for over a billion dollars. Mr. Wolpow was also one of the principals with Freedom Health, Inc., an intelligent debit health card developed in association with Buck Consultants, Mellon Bank and MasterCard. His ﬁrst health-related company started in 1995 when he was recruited to run theHealthChannel.com.
Mr. Lebrecht is the President and a shareholder, director and management committee member of Clyde Snow & Sessions, PC, a full service law ﬁrm in Salt Lake City, UT. Mr. Lebrecht represents company clients primarily in the areas of corporate ﬁnance (including private placements, public oﬀerings, and Securities and Exchange Commission and blue sky compliance), public company disclosure (including ’33 Act registrations and ’34 Act reporting requirements), and mergers and acquisitions (including asset and stock purchases and restructurings).
He also represents individual directors, and boards of directors, with respect to corporate governance, ﬁduciary duties, internal investigations, and risk management. Mr. Lebrecht practices before the SEC and FINRA on matters involving issuers, broker-dealers, and other service professionals. He has served as a director of both for-profit and nonproﬁt entities, has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for Mergers & Acquisitions each year since 2006, presented at the SEC’s Roundtable on Microcap Securities, was named one of Orange County’s top lawyers, has been named a Super Lawyer in Securities and Corporate Finance, named one of Utah’s Legal Elite, and has been active in the corporations and securities law committees of the California State Bar and the Utah State Bar. Mr. Lebrecht has a BBA in Business Administration (1991), Master of Business Administration (1995), and JD (1995) from the University of San Diego, a Master of Laws – LLM, Tax Law and Taxation from New York University (2021), and completed Harvard’s Executive Program on Negotiation in 2016.
Mr. Brochu is a seasoned technology executive who has over 20 years of senior-level experience at a variety of global companies. Most recently, he was the president and CEO of Global Market Insite, developer of technology platforms serving the market research industry. The company was acquired by WPP in September 2011. Prior to that he served as the president and CEO of Loudeye Corporation, a global leader of digital music platforms and digital media distribution services, which Nokia acquired in 2006.
Before Loudeye, Mr. Brochu was president and CEO of Primus Knowledge Solutions, Inc., an award-winning provider of e-service software solutions. In 1999, Brochu took Primus public and facilitated the acquisition of the company by Art Technology Group (ATG) in 2004. Brochu was also executive chairman of OnHealth Networks from 1997 until it was sold to WebMD in 2000. Previously, Brochu served as the president and COO of Sierra On-Line, Inc., one of the world’s largest publishers of interactive entertainment, educational, and home productivity software. There, he spearheaded eﬀorts that increased sales by more than 300 percent, culminating with the sale of Sierra On-Line to CUC International for $1.1 billion in 1996.
Mr. Brochu currently sits on the board of directors of Centro Digital Media, Vines of Mendoza, TechTraks, and the advisory board of Seattle-based venture capital ﬁrm Voyager Capital, which was also one of GMI’s early institutional investors.
Mr. Brochu was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000.
Ron has been a founder and CEO of multiple companies in the Payments/Fintech sector since 1997. As owner of the largest Agent office for Heartland Payment Systems, Ron was responsible for developing a 3-state territory. In the 2+ years of developing the Intermountain states he added thousands of new customers processing billions in new processing volume.
As Founder & CEO of the Eliot Management Group (“EMG”), Ron grew it from one small room with 3 employees to a national payments leader with over 28 offices, 350 employees and $100M+ in sales. EMG was sold to First American Payment Systems in 2004 and Ron remained a member of the Management team until leaving in 2010. In 2013, Ron was Founder & CEO of BlueDog Business Services. BlueDog served thousands of customers throughout the United States, ranging in size from small startups to multibillion-dollar enterprises. Ron’s track record in the payment space quickly enabled BLUEDOG to become one of the fastest-growing companies in the payments space. In 2020, BlueDog merged with FortisPay. Ron is now the Chief Revenue Officer at FortisPay.
Ron is also a Member of the Advancement Board for the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah. Previously, Ron was an Official Member of the Forbes Finance Council where he was a regular author on forbes.com writing about Financial, Payments, and General Business topics appealing to a broad audience.
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Ron is also a husband of almost 2 decades with two amazing children ages 15 and 16. Ron and his family reside in Vero Beach, Florida full time, but spend much of the summer and a few weeks of winter in Park City, Utah.
Don is the founder of VentureWest Partners, LLC, which he founded in 2002, to provide M & A, interim CEO, capital formation and debt restructuring services to early stage and lower middle market companies to national and international companies. He was an interim CEO for Blue Lime Software Inc., EZ Healthcare West, Inc., and Symeron Software, Inc. He provided executive leadership, recruited key employees, raised capital, and sold Blue Lime Software to a financial investor. He also co-founded Vonzos Partners, LLC, an early stage technology venture capital firm. Don is not active in the firm however he has retained an economic interest in two investments made. Currently, Don is a Senior Advisor to Red Door Capital Partners. Red Door invests side-by-side along with its network of High Net Worth Investors, Family Offices, and Registered Investment Advisors (RIA’s).
Previously he was a senior executive at IBM Global Services. He led the Next Generation CRM Automotive and Retail Petroleum Practice for North America. Clients included Ford, GM, Daimler Chrysler, Shell and Texaco.
Prior to IBM, Don was the largest shareholder and CEO of Data National Corporation. Over a five year period he built the company into a CRM leader in automotive and retail petroleum. Key clients were Penske Automotive, Sunoco, Shell, Texaco, Exxon/Mobil, Goodyear Tire, Pep Boys and Big O Tires. The company was sold to Ernest and Young Consulting.
He began his career in public accounting and after twelve years joined the investment banking firm of PaineWebber.
Don has held several FINRA licenses including a Series 7, 24, 28, 63 and 79. He has been on several boards of directors of private companies as well as being a board member of InSoCal Connect, a non-profit incubator for early stage companies. Mr. Warriner received an MBA from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Metropolitan State College of Denver.
Rick is a CPA with 30+ years’ experience in all aspects of business consulting. He began his career with KPMG and oversaw the international practice of the Denver office. Later he was CFO and head of business development of a Denver based oil and gas exploration and production company. In 1986 he formed his own CPA firm, consulting with private and public companies, including as an owner, officer and board member of Data National Corporation, a CRM leader in automotive and retail petroleum companies. After the sale to Ernest and Young Consulting Rick formed Richard Simms PC, providing consulting and financing to early stage and later stage companies. In 2015 Rick founded WeeSchool with William and Julie Clark, the founders of Baby Einstein. WeeSchool developed an app and website for new parents with age-appropriate milestones. The company merged with Teaching Strategies in 2019 and the company was purchased by KKR in 2021. In 2022 Rick started working with accessibleGO, leveraging his network to bring spokespeople, supporters, and partners to the company.
Rick has been involved in various nonprofit endeavors including Chairman of the Board of the Mental Health Center of Denver. He was appointed by Governor Polis to Colorado’s Blueprint to improve behavioral health. He is a founder of No Excuses Unlimited, a nonprofit that assists the athletes of the Paralympic Alpine, Snowboard and Nordic Teams. Since inception No Excuses Unlimited has provided over 2.5 million of funding to the Paralympic athletes, promoting inclusion and accessibility for individuals with disabilities.