Our team is full of professionals from various backgrounds, all with the same goal: to help revitalize Main Street by giving small businesses the tools to thrive.
Mitch Jacobs is a financial technology pioneer. His first two payment companies were sold to public companies and his last, OnDeck, was New York’s largest venture-backed IPO when it debuted on the NYSE in 2014. Mitch is now Founder and CEO of his 4th startup, Plink, a revolutionary personalization solution for the payment networks.
Mitch was CoChair of the MicroCapital Task Force, a coalition of private-sector leaders advising Treasury and The White House on capital access and other issues affecting Main Street. Mitch was also a member of the Bloomberg administration’s Council on Technology and Innovation. He is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner and his companies have twice been named to the Inc. 500, Forbes most promising companies and Craine's best places to work.
Mitch and his wife, entrepreneur & author, Samantha Ettus, live with their three children in Los Angeles.
Rachel has successfully executed business strategies for organizations ranging from seed stage to large enterprise. She has managed multi-billion dollar businesses, raised equity and debt financing in excess of $650M and overseen operating budgets from $50k to over $500M.
She has a BA in Political Science and an MBA from Baylor University. Rachel also serves as an Advisory Board member to Pearachute and is a member of the Women's Council at the Leeds School of Business, CU.
Scott’s 15+ year career spans multiple roles as a startup CTO and co-founder. As CTO of Shift, he oversaw the creation and growth of the company's product and engineering teams and worked alongside Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to develop their social media marketing platforms. He was also the co-founder of several different companies in the social, on-demand and productivity spaces. Scott brings deep experience in building scalable technology solutions and teams from the ground up.
He has a BS in Computer Science, with honors, from University of California, Riverside.