CEO and 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.
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.
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.
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.
Advisory Board Team
Dr. Michael Mina
Dr. Christine Ruth Crawford
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.
Dr. Narendra Kini
Dr. Narendra Kini, is the Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Miami Children’s Hospital, a 289 bed tertiary care academic health center with over 3,000 employees and over 700 physicians, where he has created a digital vision and deployed 200 million dollars in technology. Prior thereto, Dr. Kini served as Executive Vice President for Clinical and Physician Services at Trinity Health, a $5.7 billion multi-institutional health care delivery system.
Prior thereto, Dr. Kini served in various roles at GE Medical Systems, and spent four years as Ancillary and Support Vice President at the Children’s Health System in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Kini is a board certified and practicing pediatric emergency physician and was Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Kini was named Director of the GE Healthcare Leadership Institute and was the recipient of Modern Healthcare’s 2013 CEO IT Achievement Award. Dr. Kini has been a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) since 2009. Wisconsin. Dr. Kini is a board certified and practicing pediatric emergency physician and was Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Kini was named Director of the GE Healthcare Leadership Institute and was the recipient of Modern Healthcare’s 2013 CEO IT Achievement Award. Dr. Kini has been a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) since 2009.
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.
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 extraordinaryenterprise 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.
advisory board member
Co-Founder, 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,
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.