Our founders have over 20 years’ experience in market research and compliance, business intelligence, and deploying mobile workforces. Our advisors include Harvard epidemiologists and accomplished CEOs across a variety of industries.
Through its global workforce of over 5,000,000 auditors, and its robust and intuitive technology platform, FenixVerify monitors and measures various aspects of compliance and customer experience. Our founders have over 20 years’ experience in market research, business intelligence, and deploying mobile workforces. Our Epidemic Toolbox was born in April 2020, as the world was reeling from the shuttering of businesses in industries no one ever anticipated. Staggering losses kept piling up among friends and clients. We formed a medical advisory board to collectively determine how we could all get back on track. It seemed as if regulations and compliance requirements were changing by the minute. We wanted to find a solution that could help companies not just re-open, but also stay open and thrive in what feels like a whole new world. That’s when the proverbial lightbulb went off. We knew that companies around the globe were dealing with the same frustrations we were. We knew they were looking for guidance and weren’t getting it fast enough and didn’t necessarily trust the resources. We knew that in this new reality it wasn’t business as usual; that employees and customers needed to trust that the places they work and patronize are acting in accordance with FDA, CDC, WHO, industry, state and local ordinances. We knew that we had the perfect solution to help businesses transact in the currency of trust.
This trust goes beyond COVID. Our service moves past a pandemic, and into digital transformation. We measure touchpoints on premises: Touchpoints that may place your business at risk; touchpoints that affect how customers and employees perceive your brand; touchpoints that deepen the knowledge you have about what is happening on premises. These measurements consolidate data across the silos of your company.
This trust is the expertise that backs us and our methodologies. Curated by experts in the healthcare and business space, we bring this knowledge to our clients. It is this knowledgebase that allows us to move from COVID, to Diversity and Inclusion, Municipality Compliance, Brand Standards Measurements, to Sales and Operational Compliance. All of these measurements provide a deeper level of understanding into the experience customers and employees have with your company, and how you can enhance trust in your brand.
FenixVerify’s Epidemic Toolbox was born out of crisis, and our solutions and programs offer real-time, day-to-day functionality and applications. No matter what your business is trying to measure, our ability to track and digitize key metrics and compliance takes the guesswork and headaches out of today’s business equation.
CEO and Co-Founder
President and Co-founder
Kimberly has 20 years of experience in leading and growing businesses. She has designed deeply complex programs that facilitate the gathering of customer and business intelligence in the field for enterprise companies. Kimberly is well versed on building strategic programs for companies that capture and measure the customer and brand experience, so that businesses can act upon the ever newly evolving expectations of customer experience.
Jeffrey has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate attorney. As an entrepreneur, Jeffrey has founded and helped grow numerous companies, including, Titan Nightlife Group, Inc., a successful restaurant development company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, ConversionPoint Technologies, Inc., an ecommerce technology company, and YourFare, a restaurant technology company.
She has been successfully building and managing a global field force of contractors for over 20 years. With the arrival of Covid, she realized that delivering excellence in customer service was no longer the number one priority for companies; the new imperative was based around trust: Trust that the companies were providing safe and healthy environments for employees and customers. She and her expert partners quickly activated and trained this network of contractors to re-deploy them in order to capture validated, third-party intelligence around the newly evolving health, safety, and sanitation standards necessary in today’s world.
Kimberly earned her BA in Anthropology and Theology from Centre College. She currently serves on the Veriglif advisory board. Kimberly is the mother of two children, 2 cats, and is an avid hiker, skier, and runner. Kimberly is an active member in Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Brilliant Minds Group.
As an attorney, Jeffrey has advised a wide variety of companies ranging from start-ups to middle market companies in various industries, including software, technology, sports, ecommerce, consumer products, real estate development, gaming, apparel, cannabis and food and beverage. He has represented clients in hundreds of M&A transactions and financings and has prepared numerous companies for IPOs and future acquisition. Jeffrey began is corporate law career at Paul Hastings and served as in-house counsel to a publicly traded Nasdaq high technology company (FutureLink Corp.). Jeffrey has participated in the Harvard Business School Executive MBA Program since 2015 and is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), for which he has served in various leadership roles.
director, EMEA Region
Chief Operating Officer, has over 20 years of experience in various operating leadership roles within the industries of real estate, renewable energy and investment banking. Company sizes throughout her career have ranged from large public companies, to family offices, to start-ups. Most recently, Ms. Hoster served as a Managing Partner with HB Partners, where she led operations, due diligence/underwriting and client services.
Simon Nestel brings a unique combination of inspirational leadership and skills to organisations seeking the expertise required to accelerate growth, achieve their vision and unlock their true potential. Simon is a proven business leader, growth strategist, strategic thinker and the go-to person who understands exactly what makes an organisation successful and the processes required to get them there. An individual that builds on the successes achieved by his predecessors, board, managers, employees, contractors and suppliers.
Simon has eight years’ experience as a CEO completing twelve on-balance sheet investments and three trade sales. A dynamic individual responsible for a strategy that inspired suppliers, contractors and colleagues to collaborate, build trust, stimulate innovation to sustain rapid growth.
These experiences have provided him with the skills required to incentivise teams and reward the values-centricbehaviours of individuals.
His successes include overseeing the sale and delivery of complex Transformation and IT programmes togovernment regulatory bodies and the world’s largest Banks, Retailers, Supply Chain and Telecoms Operators in locations across in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Simon’s Experience Simon’s experience, knowledge and skills are most apparent with organisations facing challenges that restrict their growth and progression.
Clients choose to work with Simon when seeking to refine their customer experience, simplify complex customer journeys and reduce touch points; complete an organisational, cultural or information systems transformation programme.
Our lives are like great books; each chapter containing the struggles and achievements of a generation.
Simon’s family has a proud heritage; his grandfather was Dr Ellis Vivian Lambert, the head of a specialist isolation hospital in north-west London, responsible for the Royal Family when resident in Windsor Castle and the newly opened Heathrow Airport in 1946. Simon’s late father, Warren Nestel, together with his late uncle ran a successful film production company in Pinewood Studios that supported the production of the famous “Carry On” Series.
Simon’s earliest childhood memories, the ones he treasures most are the encouragement by his parents to practice the recorder, violin and piano. He grasped the concepts quickly and was invited to join the weekly
Hillingdon Saturday Music School progressing from string machine, repertoire orchestra and finally their symphony orchestras with the opportunities to play Beethoven’s 5th, 7th and 9th Symphonies at London’s Royal Albert and Queen Elizabeth Halls.
Simon attended the University of Hertfordshire, studied Aeronautical Engineering gaining the skills required to motivate and lead people but was ultimately unable to complete the course due to funding constraints.
Rejection and challenges have taught him to be resilient, to practice and encourage life-long learning resulting in a highly successful career.
With 25 years of practical experience in Marketing and Sales, Board Advisory and the Chief Executive of a highly successful Business Advisory and IT Services provider. Simon is a highly sought-after and valuable resource.
In 2005, BT PLC commenced a programme to transform its technical infrastructure whilst maintaining client service. I sold and managed a workstream of 1000 people responsible for the introduction of
Agile Methodology and offshore software development that delivered tangible customer value on a rolling 90-day cycle.
In 2007, Etisalat PJSC commenced a programme to introduce mobile TV. I sold and managed a team that participated in the evaluation, selection and deployment of this service. I developed an integrated
marketing and sales strategy, a prospective list of customers that included prestige logos and regional conglomerates, sponsored the development of IT systems required to achieve success and recruited
an experienced Marketing Director, New Business Sales and Account Executives.
His teams won and led projects assisting government regulatory bodies, government agencies, large and mid-sized commercial organisations improve their customer experience, consolidate the numberof touchpoints, simplify their business processes and technology ecosystem.
In 2011, Simon was promoted to CEO assuming full responsibility for the successes and failures of his teams. It was a challenging six months leaning heavily toward refining our strategy, budgets, services
portfolio and growth planning.
Simon completed an organisational transformation creating the Business Advisory and IT Services practices introducing services for institutional investors, boards of directors, line managers and their teams. In 2013, Carousel Solutions commenced modest on-balance sheet investments and completed two trade sales.
Simon recently completed a trade sale of Carousel Solutions technology practice to a regional conglomerate. The injection of capital into the business resulted in a second organisation transformation focusing on early-stage venture capital activities and Simon to seek then appoint his
With 25 years of practical experience in Marketing and Sales, Board Advisory and the Chief Executive of a highly successful Business Advisory and IT Services provider. Simon is a highly sought-after and
valuable resource for a business requiring transformative change.
Entrepreneur, Customer Experience and Field Market Research
Loss Prevention and Investigative Expert
Tom Mills is entrepreneur and experienced business owner with 25+ years of working in the mystery shopping and loss prevention industries. Skilled in International Business, Casino/Gaming Sector, Sales and Team Building. Built HS Brands in 1993 from a local Boston Bar Spotting Company to a Brand Certainty Firm with thirteen offices (Boston, Las Vegas, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, London, Amsterdam, Milan, Warsaw, Beirut, Bangalore, Shanghai, Bangkok and Sydney) across twelve countries.Selected by Inc. 5000 five straight years. Personally sold over 300 mystery shopping programs globally.
Creator of the World’s first and most widely used Mystery Shopping Software, SASSIE.
Graduate of Entrepreneurs Masters Program (EMP) sponsored by MIT and the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO)
Ray Esposito brings over thirty years’ experience in loss prevention and compliance as a practitioner, consultant, expert witness, and as an executive leader.
He has spent the past two decades building premier loss prevention programs and solutions for over one hundred and thirty companies within the department store, specialty retail, restaurant, grocery, and pharmacy industries in the US, Canada, and the EU.Fenix Advisors looks forward to leveraging Mr. Esposito’s expertise and experience to further enhance our premier services, and to deliver greater value and results to our clients.
Mr. Esposito holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, is a New England Scholar recipient, and is an international award-winning fiction author.
He has served as an expert witness on loss prevention practices for the US Department of Justice and various law firms protecting the interests of their retail clients.
His articles and interviews have appeared in a variety of magazines and on radio, including Security Source Magazine, Family Circle, and Small Business Radio.
Director of Quality Control
Rebecca has 10 years of experience offering strategic operational and quality assurance support to complex businesses, and their clients. She has worked within several market research and business services firms, and brings an in depth level of expertise around quality control and processes as it relates to the deliverables received by clients. As Director of Quality Control for FenixVerify, she oversees the processes involved from client onboarding, through inspection launch, client systems training, and day-to-day client satisfaction. With friends and family on the front lines of the pandemic, Rebecca has a personal stake in helping businesses abide by new standards and make themselves as safe as possible for employees and guests. Rebecca is a Louisville, Kentucky native. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville, with BA in history. She is a gamer, and proud mother of one cat. Rebecca enjoys cooking, writing, music, and roasting wood.
Board of Advisors
Seth Schorr is CEO of Fifth Street Gaming
Co-Founder and Chairman of Biology Works
Seth Schorr is CEO of Fifth Street Gaming which owns and operates three casinos in Las Vegas. Previously, Seth served as an integral member of the Wynn Resorts team, developing the international marketing department in Macau, the interactive gaming division and The Wynn Collection of Fine Art. Earlier in his career, Schorr also worked in numerous capacities at Mirage Resorts including positions at Bellagio Hotel & Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, and Treasure Island Hotel & Casino.
is an entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist. Jon is co-founder and Chairman of BiologyWorks, a company which has developed groundbreaking technology in the field of medical diagnostics, including a rapid molecular in-home test for COVID-19. Previously Jon co-founded and served as the CEO of MarketShare, a leading cloud-based, big data marketing analytics and software company. MarketShare had a significant impact on allocating over $200 billion in marketing investments for more than half of the Fortune 50 companies, as well as many other multi-national businesses. In one of the largest transactions involving a Los Angeles-based technology company, MarketShare was acquired in December of 2015 by Neustar for $450m. Jon was a winner of the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Los Angeles.
Dr. Michael Mina
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Christine Ruth Crawford
Doctorate, Epidemiology from Harvard University, Former CDC EIS Officer, Entrepreneur
Dr. Michael Mina, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and a core member of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD). He is also an Assistant Professor in Immunology and Infectious Diseases at HSPH and Associate Medical Director in Clinical Microbiology (molecular diagnostics) in the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He earned his MD and PhD degrees from Emory University, with doctoral work split between CDC, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Emory Vaccine Center. He completed his post-doctoral work at Princeton University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (of infectious disease dynamics) with Prof. Bryan Grenfell and at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Genetics with Prof. Stephen Elledge. He completed his residency training in clinical pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Christine Ruth Crawford received her doctorate in epidemiology from Harvard University in 2000. After serving on the faculty of Morehouse College, Dr. Crawford became an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As an EIS officer, she was involved in post-911 bioterrorism surveillance, the development of a health services surveillance system with the Puerto Rico Department of Health, and epidemiologic investigations of surgical site infections, West Nile virus, and Anthrax. She received several awards including a National Center for Infectious Disease Honor and a September 11 Emergency Response Appreciation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Dr. Crawford joined the family business in 2003 and became a McDonald’s franchisee in 2005. She planned several next generation workshops for both the Women Operators Network and the National Black McDonald’s Operator Association. Dr. Crawford has been a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) since 2016.
Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Len Komoroski is Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse , which includes the Cleveland Monsters (AHL), Canton Charge (NBAGL) and Cavs Legion Gaming Club (NBA2K).In addition, he plays a leadership role for business operations and business-related endeavors for Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert’s family of sports and entertainment interests in Ohio. He is also a principal in JACK Entertainment, which operates JACK Casino Cleveland and JACK Thistledown Racino. Most recently, Komoroski played a leadership role in the public/private partnership agreement formed between the Cavs, Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland for the Transformation of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mr. Komoroski has been a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) since 2004.
President of Pro Sports Consulting
Steven Patterson has served as an innovative and successful executive in the NFL, NBA, NHL, professional baseball and college athletics for 35 years. Patterson successfully led the effort to bring the Houston Texans NFL team and Super Bowl XXXVIII to Houston, Texas. As General Manager of the Houston Rockets, he built the 1994 NBA Championship team. Steven is formerly the President, CEO of the Arizona Coyotes, and the former Director of Men’s Athletics for the University of Texas at Austin where he oversaw the largest athletic department budget in all of college sports while setting records for academic success, revenue generation, endowment growth and philanthropic giving to the athletic department. Steven is currently the President of Pro Sports Consulting, which provides services to universities, companies, government entities, and individuals that operate or seek to acquire or sell sports properties, to design, finance, build and operate sports facilities and to maximize the revenue of these and related entities. Mr. Patterson has been a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) since 2005.
Michael Dowling is an entrepreneurial product-passionate leader with over 25 years of leadership experience across a variety of different industries, including media, entertainment, research/data analytics, and education. Michael has launched and led several successful businesses to business SaaS companies and products. His superpowers include a demonstrable ability to assemble, motivate and lead exceptional teams. A thought leader in optimizing technology to meet complex business challenges, Dowling is known for delivering products that delight users and deliver extraordinary enterprise value.
Michael started his career at William Morris Agency, where he spent seven years as a Hollywood talent agent. Seeing a dearth of content and community for youth culture, Michael left agenting to become one of the pioneering entertainment executives to launch an Internet start-up. The company, iFUSE, provided integrated marketing services to advertisers, such as Nike, Warner Bros, Evian, Altoids, Tommy Hilfiger, among others. Dowling was co-founder and served as the company’s president, during which he led the effort to acquire College Broadcast, Inc; oversaw product development, marketing/communications, internal ops; and helped raise several rounds of institutional investment from Coca-Cola, Interpublic Group of Companies, Odyssey LLP, and Cisneros Television Group. Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Dowling transitioned to serve as President of Dali Media, a software development company that built a massively distributed artificial intelligence engine for online multiplayer games. Dowling raised mezzanine capital to re-position the company and helped it achieve a successful pivot of its technology to deliver data integration services for ERP systems. In 2001, Dowling joined Nielsen Co. in a senior executive role. As an “intrapreneur” he built a new division charting the company’s growth into the video games industry. The division added incremental and highly profitable revenues to the consolidated entertainment group. Dowling was subsequently promoted to turnaround two underperforming units. His reorganization resulted in 30% CAGR revenue growth, gross margin improvement of 900 basis points, and a reversal of operating losses into positive cashflow. At the time of his departure, the division represented 75% of the group’s overall profits.
In 2006, Michael became the co-founder and CEO of Interpret, a global data analytics company. Michael drove the strategic vision and managed the company through nine years of growth, which included successfully navigating through the 2008 financial crisis. During his tenure, Michael also developed a loyalty-driven market research SaaS platform. Designed to engage hard-to-reach consumers in market research through gamified loyalty dynamics, the product provided clients with a single source of search, social action, web surfing and correlated survey metric data. Prior to achieving a successful exit in 2015, Michael consulted to 100s of companies in the media, entertainment and technology industries supporting product development and marketing strategies. After exiting Interpret, Michael made an intentional pivot to pursue purpose-driven opportunities. He worked with the Park City school district, mentoring high school students in the development of a multi-building solar energy product; he served as a founding board member of Summit Community Power Works, a non-profit set up to vie for the Georgetown University Energy Prize; he built a data analytics SaaS product to help cultural attractions make more informed data-driven decisions.
More recently, Michael has led the transformation of Franklin Covey Education’s primarily print delivery to a global SaaS digital platform. The product serves as the operating system for the company’s social & emotional learning content, which is delivered to 4500+ K12 schools in 15 different languages across 50+ countries. The product helps to positively impact the lives of millions of students worldwide. He is a member of YPO.
Co-Founder, FenixVerify, Senior Management Advisor
CEO and President of PayTech Trust
Fred Thiel is a senior advisor to management teams, boards of directors, private equity and venture capital firms, and sits on private and public company boards. He is a respected expert and frequent speaker on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digital transformations of companies and industries, providing deep technology industry expertise and strategic advice on transformational value creation – the process of generating growth and shareholder value. Fred has over 25 years operating experience leading companies in the technology, data communications, Internet, M2M, automation, Big Data, digital media and software industries. He has repeatedly driven rapid growth and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value.
As a CEO, Fred led companies through rapid growth to IPO, repositioned companies for high value exits to strategic and financial acquirers, led M&A and roll-up strategies, as well as successfully executed corporate turnarounds and wind downs.
Fred’s deep industry expertise spans IoT (Internet of Things), M2M (machine to machine communications), Big Data software, predictive analytics, enterprise software, wired and wireless data networking and communications, data storage, industrial automation, Internet media and digital marketing. He is a member of YPO.
Matt Clyne is the CEO and President of PayTech Trust. Headquartered in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia, PayTech Trust is an emerging leader in the financial technology industry. A Blue Diamond-award winning company, PayTech Trust has been providing customized electronic payment processing to over 15,000 businesses across the United States since 1994. Matt is a veteran of the payment processing industry with 19 years of experience. He is a sought after speaker at regional acquirer associations. He served as Sage Payment Solutions’ Senior Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining Sage, Mr. Clyne was General Manager of U.S. Sales for Optimal Payments. Prior to joining Optimal Payments, he held various positions at TeleCheck, a division of First Data Corp. Mr. Clyne was the principle in a company selling merchants payment processing services. He serves on the advisory board to ISO & Agent trade publication and has been published regularly in industry trade journals. He is a member of the Electronic Transaction Association and serves on the ETA ISO Advisory Board. For the last 19 years, he has been hailed as a consummate, elite and productive executive in the electronic payments industry by colleagues and associates alike. Mr. Clyne received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and received his Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from Bauer College at the University of Houston in 2002.
Matt is the father to three young children; Charlie, Sam and Kathryn, and devoted husband to Sherri of 15 years. He enjoys skiing, sailing, and traveling to his family home in Cape Cod. He is an active member of St. Joseph’s in Herndon, a Great Falls Little League club manager, and a Cub Scout Den Leader. He is a member of YPO.