Femi Akinde Founder/CEO
Ronald Ning CTO
Femi has worked in a variety of high-level capacities at some of the most respected telecommunications and software firms in the world, including Gateway Communications, AT&T (Consultant), T-Mobile, and Microsoft. Over his telecommunications career, he has been a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for T-Mobile's mobile data platforms and wireless portals. He switched careers post MBA by joining Microsoft as a Senior Finance Manager on the TV, Video & Music Finance team. He resigned from Microsoft to start SlimTrader. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Electrical Engineering.
An entrepreneur with extensive experience heading mobile technology projects across three continents. Ronald recently was at Peachtree Communication Systems, a Mobile Content provider for Microsoft. At The Boeing Company, he was responsible for managing several large IT projects and determined the allocation strategy for a $350M technology project portfolio. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Martin Pagel COO
Betty Addero-Radier CMO
Martin is a leading technical executive who’s worked in a variety of capacities with some of the word’s leading firms. During his more than 20-year career, he’s served on both the business and technology side of major corporations such as EVDense, ixio, E-Stamp, and Microsoft. He has extensive experience overseeing technology direction and architecture, product planning, and project management, among other things. He also holds five intellectual property patents, as well as the German equivalent of a Masters in Computer Science from the Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina, of Brunswick, Germany.
A senior-level marketing strategy and operations executive, Betty has helped grow internationally recognized and respected brands and businesses by up to 50 percent during her 18-year career. Most recently, she served as the partner strategy and programs lead for Microsoft’s operations in West, East, and Central Africa, as well as the Indian Ocean Islands. Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked as Managing Director at McCann Kenya Limited, where she led the agency in profitably expanding its portfolio to meet business needs and client demands. She holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate Business School and an MBA and a BA from the University of Nairobi.
Chris Rooks CFO
Chris Koehler VP of Sales
A CPA and graduate of the University of Chicago's MBA program, Chris has extensive experience consulting for businesses across a broad spectrum, from large corporations to startups to private-equity portfolio companies. In addition, he has held progressive financial planning, analysis, and accounting roles with United Airlines, The Marmon Group, and several other major corporations. His areas of expertise are wide-ranging and include capital management, new business development, and financial modeling.
With more than 14 years of enterprise sales experience in the digital marketplace, Chris brings a cohesive vision to client relationship management. He has created and developed markets around the world, including Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the United States. Most recently, he served as the national sales manager for Getty Images, where he managed a $3 million territory of corporate and media accounts. He consistently exceeded quarterly sales goals, and developed $500,000 in new business for two years straight, in 2008 and 2009. He holds a BA from Connecticut College in German Literature and International Relations.