Executive Advisory Board

Farzan Bharucha

(Strategic Planning). 

Mr. Bharucha has both a research and business background, with more than a dozen years focused on providing strategic and financial advisory services in the healthcare space, specializing in organizational and incentive alignment. Over the course of his career, he has completed major strategic engagements for some of the industry's most well-known brands - including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke, MD Anderson, Penn and UCSF. For the last four years, he has served as the National Director of the Healthcare Strategy practice for international consulting firm Kurt Salmon. He recently left that position to found his own advisory practice, Whitecap Health Advisors. He holds a Masters degree in Pharmaceutics and MBA in Strategy from The Ohio State University.

Cameron Burr

(Contracting & Leadership). 

Mr. Burr advises NexPhase Capital in the area of Contracting & Leadership. He brings to us more than two decades of experience in corporate development and finance. His area of special expertise is aviation and aerospace, having founded two companies in that field: JetCapital Group, a provider of corporate finance advisory services including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and strategic consulting; and, POGO Jet, a new generation air taxi provider whom he also served as President and EVP. In addition to his role with NexPhase, Mr. Burr is Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Marketing for Avioserv, San Diego, and on the board of directors for American Global Logistics, Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, and ALOFT. He formerly served on the board of Flightstar Aircraft Services and Mxi Technologies.

Mr. Burr holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a member of the Wings Club based in New York.

Paul Golden

(Lean Management). 

Mr. Golden is the Founder and Managing Partner of Schilling Ventures, a partnership focused on helping manufacturing companies grow sustainably through a commitment to Lean Enterprise Culture, a business model and collection of processes that emphasize the elimination of waste while delivering products on time, at the least cost and with greater efficiency than conventional mass production techniques. Mr. Golden began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation and was engaged in corporate M&A, production supervision and business development. Mr. Golden later held positions at Federal-Mogul, Danaher and Wabtec. Mr. Golden left Wabtec to found FMG Capital Partners to focus on the acquisition and transformation of mid-market manufacturing companies and later merged his efforts with J.W. Childs Associates, where he took responsibility for multiple transformation efforts at portfolio companies. Mr. Golden received his B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He formerly served on the board of Flightstar Aircraft Services.

Stephen Hoffman

(Software & Services). 

Mr. Hoffman is the Chairman of Ontuitive, which offers performance support software and content addressing best practices in SAAS applications. With Ontuitive, Mr. Hoffman moved from Board Chair to Executive Chairman - overseeing product development, channel development, strategy and financing - and assumed the additional role of interim CEO from 2013-2014. He is also a board member at Turning Technologies, Zeuss, Certica, and CyberCore Technologies. In 2007, Mr. Hoffman served as the CEO and a board member of iJET, an intelligence driven provider of risk management solutions. Prior to that, he was the CEO and a board member of Element K, a private, industry leader in the development and delivery of e-Learning. He has also held senior roles at Blackboard, Prometric Thomson Learning and Computer Task Group (CTG). Mr. Hoffman spent the first 13 years of his career with IBM, where he held various positions in general management, sales, and marketing. He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester's Simon Business School.

Joe Morgan

(Health Care, Strategy & Leadership). 

Mr. Morgan is the Founder and CEO of siY LLC, a middle-market consulting firm focused on helping leaders with transformative change, cultural development, and go-to-market strategy. He has served as the CEO and Board Member of Standard Register, a $1B+ public company, a recognized leader in the management of mission-critical communications for various sectors, including health care, financial services and manufacturing. Mr. Morgan also served as Chairman and CEO of Uniguest, the leading provider and trusted integration partner of secure managed technology solutions with focus in hospitality and business services; Chairman and President of Sony Chemicals, a leader in specialized coatings for the automatic identification and electronics market; and President and Board Member of eflatbed.com, an on-line marketplace for transportation.
 
Additionally, Mr. Morgan serves on the Boards of Lion Group, Heapy Engineering, JBM Envelope Company and Mary Queen of Angels Eldercare. He serves on an advisory capacity at CURA Homecare, and is on the advisory board for WPI Life Sciences.
 
Mr. Morgan earned his MBA from Clark University in Worcester, MA and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a B.A. in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross.

Ann Rhoades

(Human Capital Management). 

Ms. Rhoades has over 25 years of human resources experience in a variety of service-based industries and is President of People Ink, a consulting company she founded that helps organizations create unique workplace cultures based on values and performance. Most recently, Ms. Rhoades was Executive Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of People for JetBlue Airways. Previously, she held the position of Vice President of the People Department for Southwest Airlines and Executive Vice President of Team Services for Promus Hotel Corporation. Ms. Rhoades previously served on the boards of JetBlue Airways, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, HireVue, Restoration Hardware, Accion New Mexico, Albuquerque Community Foundation and the University of New Mexico-Robert O. Anderson School of Business National Advisory Board. She holds an MBA in Management from the University of New Mexico.

Mike Roe

(Software & Services). 

Michael Roe has a twenty-five year track record of innovation and value creation in insurance and healthcare technology. Mr. Roe is the founder and CEO of OpLogix, a provider of application services that employ patented computer-aided decision support to improve the efficiency and safety of the medical device implant supply chain.  Prior to OpLogix, Mr. Roe was founder of the leading insurance software firm NaviSys, which he led as CEO for over fifteen years prior to its sale to Accenture in 2006.  Mr. Roe has been an advisor to FAST, the premier provider of innovative life insurance technology, and currently sits on its board.  Mr. Roe is also a member of the board of directors of Retriever/Medical Dental Payments, an industry leader in merchant card services for physician practices and hospitals.  Mr. Roe also sat on the board of FirstBest Systems, a provider of front office underwriting solutions for Property & Casualty insurers, prior to its sale to Guidewire Systems.  Mr. Roe received a B.A. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.

Jon Slangerup

(Leadership, Sales & Operations). 

Mr. Slangerup has 36 years of executive leadership experience, including the past 22 years as a corporate director, president and/or CEO of both public and private companies including the Port of Long Beach and FedEx Canada, a billion-dollar subsidiary of FedEx Corporation. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of NexPhase portfolio company American Global Logistics, a specialized supply chain software and services company that offers customized logistics solutions and offers end-to-end ocean and air transportation along with documentation, information management and deployment. Prior to American Global Logistics, Mr. Slangerup was Chairman and CEO of Mxi Technologies in Canada, a NexPhase portfolio company which was sold in 2017 to IFS of Sweden. The Mxi/IFS merger created the world’s leading provider of maintenance management software for the commercial aviation and defense industries. While serving as CEO of the Port of Long Beach, Mr. Slangerup managed a $4 billion budget for capital infrastructure improvements and delivered record levels of cargo volume and revenue growth. Mr. Slangerup’s career began in military and commercial aviation, leading to a distinguished 20-year career with FedEx where he advanced to become President of FedEx Canada. During his seven-year tenure in Toronto, he increased annual sales from $50 million to $1 billion, establishing FedEx as Canada’s leading international express logistics enterprise. In addition to his corporate work, Mr. Slangerup serves as a Trustee of his alma mater, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Aeronautics and Business Administration.

Micah Valine

(Finance, Technology). 

Mr. Valine maintains a fifteen-year track record of working with high-performing executive teams to transform organizations and enable sustainable growth. Micah is an experienced CFO with deep expertise in technology, supply chain, and manufacturing, accomplishments in process and organizational design and extensive experience creating stability and value in complex situations.Micah has completed more than 30 successful consulting engagements, leading major projects in finance, accounting, technology, supply chain, and operations. Prior to consulting, Micah held senior finance roles at Sysco Food Services and San Antonio Farms (now TreeHouse Foods). Mr. Valine attended Canisius College and holds the Certified Treasury Professional credential and a Certificate in Process Management from the University of Texas at Austin.