Mentors

MESA Mentors Have “Been There, Done That”

MESA Mentors are a group of C-level executives with significant experience leading software companies of all sizes and at all stages of growth, and with a shared passion for mentoring. Together, they bring decades of “been there, done that” wisdom and expertise to emerging growth software CEOs. These span driving revenue growth, sales and marketing strategy and execution, leadership team formation and development, overcoming operational challenges, raising capital, building and managing boards, and achieving outstanding liquidity outcomes.

Leadership Team

Jim Moar

CEO (Retired), Optimine Software, Inc.

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Kent Lillemoe

CFO (Retired), Field Nation

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Dan Kinsella

CFO (Retired), Sportsengine

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Tim Bates

Exponential Group

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John Tedesco

CEO, Drip

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Meet Our Mentors

Aric Bandy

EVP Cloud & Corporate Development

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Doug Bechtold

VP of ENGINEERING, PROPERTY MELD

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Alex Becker

VP Sales, Linnworks

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Joe Blauert

CEO (Retired), Processpro Software

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Michael Bromme

Tech-CRO

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Scott Brown

Investment Banker, Cherry Tree

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Dustin Bruzenak

CEO, Modern Logic

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Pam Cabalka

CRO, CMO, CEO

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Mark Capaldini

Seasoned CEO, President, CMO, and VP

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Isaac Cheifetz

MANAGING PARTNER, CATALYTIC1 AND CHIEF MENTOR RECRUITER, MESA

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Daren Cotter

TECH ENTREPRENEUR & INVESTOR

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Jack Dempsey

Senior Advisor of NEP

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Mike Ducatelli

President, Duke Enterprises

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Chad Eckes

Principal and Founder, C Squared E

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Angie Franks

CEO, ABOUT

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Jeff Fritz

CEO, Revel

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George Hadjiyanis

SVP, PARALLAX

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Chad Halvorson

Founder, CEO of When I Work

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Paul Hanson

VP of IT, Opportunity Partners

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Chris Heim

President and CEO at Abetech

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Kevin Jansen

Strategic CFO (Retired) Mayhill Consulting

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Rob Juncker

SVP, Product Development, Code 42

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Aaron Kardell

VP, Product at Lone Wolf Technologies

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Brett Keirstead

CSO, CHIEF OUTSIDERS

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Sam Kemp

CFO, Built Technologies

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Todd J. Krautkremer

CMO (Retired), Cradlepoint | Part of Ericsson

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JP Little

JP Little LLC and Crosslake Certified Practitioner, Crosslake Technologies

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Jason Marx

CEO, WOLTERS KLUWER TAX & ACCOUNTING

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John Moroney

Principal, Sales Science

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Brian Olsem

President, Versare Solutions

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Douglas Olsem

Supply Chain/CIO Executive (Retired), Schwan’s

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Ivan Pandiyan

Executive at GE Healthcare

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Mary Lynne Perushek

CIO, VPIT

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Dave Sandhoefner

CRO

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Ken Schempp

Entrepreneur & CEO of eDocument Resources

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Will Sigsbee

Senior Advisor CommonWealth Health Advisors

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Connell Smith

Fractional CEO, Pivotal Strategies Consulting

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Ryan Smith

Co-Founders & Co-Owner

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Kevin A Spanbauer

CEO, Edwards Ridecare

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Troy Thibodeau

CMO, Ascentis Corportation

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Mike Thyken

Retired Technology Executive, CEO Cyber Technology Management

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Jason Tober

CEO, Delaget

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Robert (Bob) Tuttle

CEO, Agile Frameworks

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Steve Vantassel

CEO (Retired), Packet Power

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Jody Vogelaar

CMO

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Kurt Waltenbaugh

Serial Entrepreneur, Managing Advisor Kestrel Rising, Founder Carrot Health

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Jeremy White

Founder, CodeWeavers Inc.

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