Board of Directors

Bill Pearce, Partner & Marketing Practice Director at The Partnering Group

Bill brings 26 years of executive leadership in marketing, sales, and general management across a variety of categories (e.g. health, food and beverage, pet, QSR), channels (e.g. food, drug, mass, club, dollar and pet specialty) and geographies (e.g. North America, Europe). He is currently a partner and marketing practice director at The Partnering Group, a global consumer products and retail management consulting firm. Under his leadership as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Del Monte Foods, he led the company's turnaround and tripled market capitalization. Prior to Del Monte Foods, Bill was CMO at Taco Bell and vice president of marketing at Campbell Soup Company. He previously held positions at Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola. Bill has won multiple Effie Awards for his brand leadership and has unique expertise in developing effective commercial and marketing strategies to accelerate top and bottom line growth.

Bill holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Syracuse University and an MBA from Cornell.

Drew Sievers, Former CEO & Co-Founder, mFoundry

For over 15 years, Drew Sievers has been creating and delivering technology-based marketing solutions for Fortune 500 companies like AT&T, Continental Airlines, Disney, Lexus, Microsoft, Motorola, Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Toyota. As co-founder of mFoundry, Drew set out with a vision to help U.S. marketers find a way to finally leverage the power of mobile devices with their customers. As mFoundry's CEO, Drew led the company's business strategy and was actively involved in all customer solutions.

Prior to mFoundry, Drew ran the eastern operations for interactive agency NOVO/Blue Marble, which was acquired in 2002 by Bcom3, merged with interactive agency Giant Step and renamed Semaphore Partners. Drew subsequently ran the newly combined entity as President. Before his role at Semaphore, Drew spent two stints spanning 5 years in Japan as Asia Regional Director for Saatchi & Saatchi. Drew also held management positions at global award-winning ad agencies Wieden+Kennedy and Ogilvy & Mather.

Drew holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Japanese from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ivan Matkovic, CEO & Founder at Spendgo

Ivan founded Spendgo in 2010 at 22 following the advising from his college professor and now Spendgo board member, John Durham. During the past three years, Ivan has taken Spendgo from a tiny warehouse with three developers to a national company with clients that include Jamba Juice and Round Table Pizza. Today, he is the CEO of the digital loyalty startup and responsible for company revenue, operations and partnerships. Ivan also serves as the President of Accura Precision, a quick prototype and production manufacturing and machining company. His experience with machining and working with large vendors like Applied Materials, NTK and Fujitsu, was vital in his ability to transition into his leadership role at Spendgo.

Ivan graduated with honors with a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of San Francisco in 2008 and is well known for being too competitive when playing Monopoly.

John Durham, CEO & General Partner, CATALYST S+F

John Durham has amassed one of the strongest resumes in marketing with a specific focus on digital marketing and advertising sales since 1995. John is currently CEO and Managing Partner for Catalyst S+F, a marketing capital firm. Previous to that, John was President of Sales and Marketing for Jumpstart Automotive Media, an automotive marketing and advertising company, successfully engineering the company for sale to Hachette Filipacchi. Prior to his role with Jumpstart, John was EVP, Business Development, for Carat Fusion and President of Pericles Consulting. John has also been responsible for overall management of Winstar Interactive as President and Chief Revenue Officer for over six years. John also devotes his time teaching as a marketing professor at the University of San Francisco and is a certified wine collector.

Timothy King, SVP & Chief Administration Officer at Alliance Data Retail Services

Timothy King is the Senior Vice President, CFO and CAO, Retail Services of Alliance Data, responsible for all finance, accounting, law, compliance and facilities. Mr. King has been with Alliance Data since 2010. Before joining Alliance Data he worked at HSBC, MBNA, and a number of investment banks. In all, Mr. King has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. King holds an MBA from Dartmouth College, a Master of Accountancy from Golden Gate University and is CPA. Mr. King is on the Board of Directors for Comenity Bank, Spendgo, and MODO payments.
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