Clete Brewer is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of NewRoad Capital Partners. In addition to his role at Shiftboard, he also serves on the boards of several of NewRoad Capital Partners’ portfolio companies, and the Executive Advisory Board at the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.
Clete brings 25 years of operator experience leading several successful startups and publicly traded companies. He has led two IPOs and raised almost $400 million in public and private financing. Clete was formerly president and co-owner of Sport Clips, Inc. During his tenure, Sport Clips grew from 42 franchised stores to over 675 with revenues of over $250 million. Prior to Sports Clips, Clete was the co-founder of Staffmark and served as President, CEO, and Chairman. Under his leadership, the company grew from $600,000 in sales to over $1.2 billion in 12 years. Clete graduated from the Walton College of Business in 1987 with a BSBA in finance.
Erik Benson is a General Partner at Voyager Capital, where he’s been an early-stage venture capitalist since 1998. In addition to Shiftboard, Erik is a director on the boards of Chirpify, Lighter Capital, Lytics, SheerID, and Uplevel.
Erik was previously responsible for Voyager’s investments in Anova Data (acquired by Ribbon Communications), aQuantive (IPO, then acquired by Microsoft), Blue Box (acquired by IBM), Capital Stream (acquired by HCL Technologies), Covario (acquired by Dentsu Aegis), Elemental Technologies (acquired by Amazon), Kryptiq (acquired by Surescripts), MakeTV (acquired by LTN Global) and Skyward (acquired by Verizon).
Prior to joining Voyager, Erik was CEO of Mimix, a Seattle-based pioneer in motion capture software for the video game industry. He began his career in NYC with Chemical Banking Corporation (now JPMorgan Chase). Erik has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Pacific Lutheran University.
A recognized leader in the technology industry for more than 30 years, Neil McDonnell brings extensive leadership experience to Shiftboard’s Board of Directors. In addition to Shiftboard, Neil has been a Director of Photon Control Inc. since 2016, serving as Chair of the company’s Board of Directors since 2017. Neil is also Chair of Nanotech Security Corporation, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Quorum Information Technologies Inc. and Redline Communications Inc. Previously, he served as Chair of Agreement Express Inc., Chair of BasicGov Systems, Inc., Director of Espial, Chair of EDP Software, Executive Chair of ResponseTek, Chair of QHR Technologies Inc., Director of Symbility Software Inc., and CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies Ltd. Neil holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
In addition to his position on the board of directors, Sterling Wilson is the President and CEO of Shiftboard. A seasoned executive, he has earned an exceptional reputation for building technology startups into significant companies. His leadership and strategic vision form the cornerstone of Shiftboard’s business as the company rapidly expands to help more organizations solve their most difficult people management problems.
Prior to Shiftboard, Sterling was the President, CEO, and board member at Zettics, a venture-funded big data analytics software company. He also served as President and board member of Qpass, a venture-funded digital commerce software company that sold to Amdocs for $300 million. Before Qpass, he was CFO and EVP of Operations at Concur, a travel and expense management startup, where he helped grow the company from five employees to over 600, and led its IPO. Sterling also served as CFO and VP of Operations at IntelliQuest, Inc., and CFO at Contact Software International.
Beyond Shiftboard, Sterling currently serves on the board of directors for Seattle-based, venture-funded Koverse. He is also a board member and Treasurer for the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
Sachin is Chief Technology Officer at Shiftboard and a member of Shiftboard’s board of directors. Prior to Shiftboard, Sachin served as CEO at EDP Software, makers of SchedulePro. While leading EDP, Sachin grew the SchedulePro platform into a leading workforce scheduling provider to Fortune 500 companies in the oil and gas, petrochemical, corrections, and process manufacturing industries. Prior to taking the helm at EDP, Sachin spent seven years at Microsoft developing and delivering large-scale SaaS services in the Windows, MSN, and Windows Server organizations. He holds a BASc in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo.