Advisory Panel

David Womeldorf Marketing Advisor

David is a technology entrepreneur, investor, CMO, CTO. He is an accomplished and creative leader and senior executive with businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500. His wide ranging roles have included EVP of Marketing & Products at BroadSign, CTO/VP Marketing at 3Wire Group Inc., and most recently David was a director with XATA Corporation.

Rick Brimacomb Finance Advisor

Rick began advising and investing in early-stage and emerging companies as a venture capitalist in 1991. For nearly two decades, he has helped numerous companies develop into “investment grade” opportunities, attract funding and create shareholder value. Past investments and clients include: Ancor Communications (acquired by QLogic), Cartia (acquired by Aurigin), Computer Network Technology (acquired by McDATA), Jasc Software (acquired by Corel), and XIOtech (acquired by Seagate). In addition to being founder and General Partner at Sherpa Partners, he is a Board Member and past President of the Minnesota Venture Capital Association. His prior experience includes venture capital, investment banking and investment research at Norwest Venture Capital, Piper Jaffray and Needham & Co., respectively.

Brett Toyne Sales Advisor

Brett is currently President and co-founder of SMART Group Consulting. He has nearly two decades experience in high-level sales skills and business acumen to the finance and banking industries, including a background with Fortune 500 Companies as a top producing loan originator, Branch, Area and Regional EVP Sales Manager as well as extensive experience in recruiting. Brett has managed $350-500 million in annual production volume.

Kelly Coleman Investment Advisor

Kelly is an accomplished investment professional and management executive. He has over 15 years of investment experience at the institutional and retail levels managing domestic and international offices, multiple investment teams, and the administration of mutual, pension and hedge fund assets. Kelly is a is current partner in a Minnesota-based business development group.

Jim Olson Market Advisor

Jim is the President of Sabbath, Inc. and the CTO for Minnesota-based Iconoculture, Inc. Previously he served as both Vice President and CTO for West Group and Westlaw, where he was responsible for all software and technology development as well as managing a staff totaling over 1700 people, including 900 technical development staff and 800 professional and clerical database and production management staff. For more than 20 years Jim has play an integral part in managing successful technology teams.

Danny Patterson Technology Advisor

Danny has developed large-scale enterprise applications in Flash and Flex for companies including Omniture, Target, and The Food Network. He is considered to be one of the world’s most leading authorities on Flash and Flex development. Danny is an Adobe Community Expert, Flex Developer Champion, has published over 40 articles on RIA, and wrote the books Advanced ActionScript 3.0 with Design Patterns and Flash ActionScript: Training from the Source, both published by Adobe Press.