JEFF SAYER, Managing Partner
FORMER SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, STATE OF IDAHO
Mr. Sayer founded Rectify Partners after a four-year Governor appointment as the Secretary of Commerce for the state of Idaho. He revitalized the department and was instrumental in passing key legislation that created nationally recognized incentives, one of which was responsible for attracting over $2.0 billion in new payroll to the state in its first two years.
Prior, Mr. Sayer was the President and Chief Financial Officer of Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls where he played a key role in the turnaround of a small 20 bed, private hospital near bankruptcy to the 5th largest healthcare system in the state of Idaho. The facility was successfully sold to a strategic buyer in 2010 after recording 30% annual growth in revenues and margins over a five year period.
Mr. Sayer began his career with Ernst & Young in Silicon Valley where he specialized in advising venture-capital funded technology companies through all stages of growth. Over his career, Mr. Sayer has provided financial and executive leadership for companies ranging from start-ups over $500 million in sales. His experience includes turnarounds, public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, and extensive involvement in corporate strategy and leadership.
Mr. Sayer is a CPA and graduated from Brigham Young University.
RICK SEYMOUR, Partner
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, HEWLETT PACKARD
Mr. Seymour recently completed a 33 year career with Hewlett Packard as the Vice President and General Manager of the LaserJet Hardware division where he was responsible for over $4.5 billion in revenue and 1,200 employees. While leading that division he successfully combined two LaserJet product divisions, improved gross margins by over 5 points, grew market share and introduced a complete lineup of new multifunction devices.
During his career Mr. Seymour was responsible and led multiple printer related divisions. With revenues ranging from $2 billion to over $7 billion, responsibilities for up to 8,000 people and factories in Singapore, Puerto Rico, Ireland and the United States Mr. Seymour was responsible for multiple successes. Results included achieving and maintaining number one market share positions in domestic and emerging markets, 5x improvements in quality results, redesigned multi-factory manufacturing businesses with reduced exposure to vertical liabilities, reduction of inventory days outstanding from 67 to 40 and consistent revenue growth and profits of his divisions.
Mr. Seymour has a BS in electrical engineering from University of Illinois.
MICK WISKERCHEN, Partner
FORMER CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CLICKBANK
Mick Wiskerchen brings more than 25 years of broad industry and technical expertise through his executive positions he has held in business and lean enterprise transformation, Go To Market strategies, international sales and marketing, M&A strategy, global business and finance operations, supply chain, and a worldwide solutions integrator. With an incredible track record of driving profitability and success in scaling Companies, New Verticals / Business Units, Products, Technologies, Manufacturing Operations and SaaS platforms across global markets.
In 2019 Mick is acting CEO at a local eCommerce, Retail and Product support company with a JV about $1B in revenue. In 2017 as a fractional C Suite for hire, Mick helped successfully put people, processes and technology in place to scale a local multi million dollar (SaaS Company) revenues and operations in roles from CRO to COO. Along with, helping them achieve their Series B round of funding approximately $10M. In August 2016, Mr. Wiskerchen joined Keynetics Inc. and ClickBank as the Chief Operating Officer COO. Accountable for all Worldwide Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, and Risk & Compliance for the approximate $400M Internet Retailer. In March 2007, Mr. Wiskerchen joined Micron Technology, Inc. as a global leader and consultant and helped scale the company from $4.5B in revenue to $16B plus. Mr. Wiskerchen also served as a Sr. Sales BP Executive and Business Operations Director at Who’s Calling and ClickPath – Vista Capital, a startup SaaS technology and service company. He was instrumental in a very successful exit with Vista Capital, and growing revenues from $20M in sales to $100M plus in just over two years.
Mr. Wiskerchen was also a Senior Strategy Consultant at AT&T Wireless. He helped scale revenues from $14B to $41B in five years. Before joining AT&T Wireless, Mick was selected to be in a prestigious two-year International GE Model Leadership Program after Jack Welch at The Boeing Company. Mick eventually worked directly for the company’s COO as Senior Finance Manager of the Internal Audit Leadership Program. He also sat on the IBM Customer Advisory Board. Locally, Mick co-founded the Treasure Valley CFO Forum and held positions as a member of the Board of AgriTech; Entrepreneur Mentor of B-Launch; Ex-Chairperson of the Technology Board TAC, College of Western Idaho; and post Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Boise Valley Economic Partnership and Executive Board Member – Boise Chamber of Commerce and on the Governors Economic Advisory Council.
Mick has a Bachelors degree in Industrial Technology from Washington State University. He also received his MBA from Seattle City University.
BILL KIRTH, Partner
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF JUNO FINANCIAL
Bill Kirth is currently a Senior Vice President of Juno Financial. Bill has 30 years of experience in traditional banking, auditing, bank compliance, asset-based lending, factoring, entrepreneurship and private equity.
Bill has previously worked for Zions Bank, First Interstate Bank, Wells Fargo, and GE Capital and Summit Financial. He has taught courses and has published material on asset based lending and banking for RMA, Lorman Education, Goldman Sachs and many other panels and seminars. He currently serves on the board of RMA (Risk Management Association) Utah Chapter, TMA (Turnaround Management Association) Utah Chapter (as a founder) and ACG Association for Corporate Growth) Utah Chapter (as a founder) as well as other boards of companies that he has invested in. He had previously served on the national RMA membership board for 4 years.
Bill also manages his own private equity fund which currently holds equity positions in 6 companies. He has owned and sold other businesses during his career and has had extensive experience in financing both early-stage, high-growth companies as well as turnaround companies.
Bill holds a green belt in Six Sigma and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
MARK GUNTER | PRINCIPAL
FORMER vICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, BLACKBOARD
Mark Gunter has more than 25 years of experience working at a variety of companies, including Boeing, Microsoft and Blackboard. He has extensive experience in operations management across the Quote to Cash and Procure to Pay cycles. He has managed a variety of disciplines including procurement, manufacturing and distribution, supplier management, sales operations, and accounting.
At Microsoft, Mark managed multiple functions in operations (both retail and OEM) including business management oversight of a $10 million information systems implementation. While at Microsoft Mark was also responsible for supplier management, assembly and distribution, and outsourcing for the Asia market. At Blackboard Mark was VP of Operations responsible for the operations of the Transact division, which included sales operations, invoicing & collections, purchasing, product release, and electronics manufacturing. During his time at Ball Ventures he was responsible for process improvement and systems implementation.
Mark has a Finance degree from Idaho State University and an MBA from the University of Utah.
When not at work, Mark enjoys time with the family, fishing, snowmobiling, and seeing the western states with his wife on their Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
JOHN HALE | ADVISOR
FORMER MANAGING PARTNER, KPMG BOISE, IDAHO
John recently retired from KPMG LLP after 29 years consulting to US and foreign banks on risk management, operations, credit risk, capital adequacy, regulatory matters, and Bank M&A.
John began with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, built a successful bank consultancy that he sold to KPMG from where he later served as Partner in Charge for KPMG’s Advisory Services in Latin America and ultimately the Office Managing Partner for the Boise, ID. John led KPMG’s National Credit Risk Management Practice for 19 years and led major projects in multinational and regional banks, including M&A due diligence on over 40 banks..
John’s prior clients include Fannie Mae, Ford Financhial Group, DeutscheBank, Goldman Sachs, Bank of the Cascades, Banner Bank, AmericanWest, Idaho Banking Company, Panhandle State Bank, Syringa Bank, Sterling Bancorp, Washington Mutual, , Stifel Financial, Los Alamos National Bank, CapGen Financial Group, Square 1 Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Pacific Capital Corporation, California State Banking Department, the International Monetary Fund, Regions, BBVA Compass, and Spain’s central bank (the National Bank of Spain).
John received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Idaho. He is an avid mountain biker, rafter, and struggling guitar student. John is a full time Dad who tries really hard to keep up with his teenagers and stay relevant.
JAY GROVE | ADVISOR
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, NORTHROP GRUMMAN COMMUNICATION DIVISION
Jay Grove has held several leadership positions in the aerospace and defense electronics organizations. Mr. Grove is a subject matter expert in electronic defense and warfare systems, unmanned aerial and high altitude avionic systems and other sensors and communication systems. He has led organizations to profitable growth during start-up, turnaround, restructuring, and post- acquisition phases.
Jay served as Vice President for Business Development for Northrop Grumman’s Communication Systems Division, as Group Vice President for Argon ST Network Systems Group (now Boeing Defense Systems), Division Vice President for EMS Technologies Defense & Space Systems Division (now Honeywell, Inc.), and held engineering, P&L management positions for ViaSat, Lockheed Sanders, and TRW.
Jay earned an MS in Engineering from the University of Dayton, and a BS in Electrical Systems Engineering from Wright State University.
Mark Goin | AFFILIATE
Former Director of the Customer Care Team, ClickBank
Mark brings more than 38 years of operations experience for companies ranging from Capital one, T-Mobile to start-ups. Mark specializes in delivering operational excellence for customer service teams and contact centers as a director and as a consultant.
In October 2018, Mark joined ClickBank as the Director of the Customer Care team where he managed teams in Boise, the Philippines, and El Salvador. He delivered an additional $24 million of revenue per year.
Prior to ClickBank, Mark directed the Customer Care teams at Capital One’s CRS division. Mark’s teams had the 2nd highest Customer Satisfaction scores of all of Captial One while adding an additional $30 Million dollars of revenue per year. He also has 12 years of experience helping clients in financial, medical and retail markets.
When Mark is not working, he enjoys fishing, chess, sports and travel.
Gary L. Coats | AFFILIATE
Owner, Operator at TenRing Solutions
Gary Coats has over 30 years of senior management operations experience, having managed business operations in all 50 states and in 9 countries. He is a startup and turnaround expert with success in the eCommerce, Transportation & Logistics, Enterprise SaaS, Consumer Packaged Goods, Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO), Warehouse & Fulfillment, Travel Industry and Automotive Industry spaces. Gary is also a call center expert having built and managed more than 50 call centers around the world.
Mr. Coats has held C-Level positions with Bitcentral, Marketron, Travel & Transport, Europ Assistance and SatoTravel, where his teams produced record-breaking results and as an independent consultant, he has helped several startups build scalable infrastructure and launch new products.
Mr. Coats has also held numerous Board positions and civic organizations like Sawtooth Enterprises, Naturely Skincare, Radio.com, EFFICIO Technologies, Repsys Holdings, Ltd (WBS Group holdings, LLC). Toronto, CN; Advisor, LesConcierges; President, Industrial Development Corporation of Hailey, Idaho; Chairman, Europ Assistance Holdings S.A. ; Toronto, CN; President of Hailey, ID Chamber of Commerce; Director, and the National Kidney Foundation, Washington, DC
Mr. Coats is married to his wife Rena for 15 years and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren and resides near Boise, Idaho, where he enjoys hunting, fishing cooking and his family.
Bob Haines | AFFILIATE
Former Engineering Director, Sensus
Bob Haines has more than 25 years of technical leadership and engineering experience with Fortune 100 companies to startups. Bob fuses technical expertise and business strategy. He has a wide range of technical product development experience spanning software-as-a-service (SaaS), wireless communications, machine vision and printer development. While at HP, Bob led technical initiatives to differentiate HP branded toner cartridges from aftermarket cartridges with unique features and capabilities. After joining Telemetric and being acquired by Sensus (2009), Bob led the on-time delivery of a complete multi-product line refresh from cellular 2G to 4G/LTE in only five months. In addition, Bob’s Sensus team delivered a 39% reduction in customer support and operational cost by replacing existing software with new SaaS Cloud software architecture. Most recently, Bob has been focused on automated object recognition solutions for the food processing industry.
As a technical leader, Bob accelerates clients by developing creative technical solutions that help enable, support and shape the core business strategy and operational delivery. Bob assembles and coaches top-performing technical teams, putting the right talent in place to bring strategy to life. The result is a technical roadmap and product development effort aligned with a business strategy that is focused on market needs. At the same time, Bob helps prioritize and reduce the maze of technical options and complexities of software and product development.
Bob has an MBA from the University of Washington, a B.S Electrical Engineering from Montana State University, and 36 U.S. Patents granted. He avidly pursues outdoor activities including mountain biking, skiing, and backpacking while trying to keep up with his wife and two sons.
Erika Cobb | ADVISOR
Chief Information Officer & Business Technology Executive
Erika Cobb has held several business technology leadership positions in retail and food manufacturing organizations. Erika spent over 20 years in technology at Albertsons, SuperValu, Save-a-Lot foods and Lamb Weston. She is a passionate leader who guides teams through mergers and acquisitions, restructures organizations to create high-performing teams, and partners with business executives ensuring cost-effective business technology and process can move you forward.
Erika is currently the Chief Information Officer for the City of Boise. Previously, Erika served as Sr. Vice President of Information Technology for Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. (now Alcanna Inc.), as Vice President of Information Technology at Save-A-Lot Foods and held leadership roles specializing in the Project Management Office space and business technology planning.
Erika earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from the University of Montana and an Associate of Arts from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. Erika is also a certified and practiced Six Sigma Black Belt. She is an avid downhill skier, cyclist and baker.
Michael zeigler | ADVISOR
FORMER executive IT and HR, Micron technology, Inc., BOISE, IDAHO
Michael retired in January 2019 after nearly 30 years of diverse technical, business, operations, and global leadership roles. These roles included factory automation, world-wide IT leadership for Micron’s 24x7x365 global manufacturing operations, merger and acquisitions leadership, general management with full P&L responsibility of a startup/growth business unit, global organizational transformation (IT and HR), and global/shared services HR operations supporting 35,000 employees across 20 countries.
Michael has an outstanding track record of aligning functions to business results, providing positive people leadership and organizational growth, while obtaining top operational, cost, and quality performance.
Michael has previously served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Compensation Committee for AmericanPharma Inc., and as a board member for the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP). Michael is an investor in the Capital City Angel Fund and also served as the Chairman of the Screening Committee.
Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Montana Tech and his MBA from Boise State University. Michael has been married for 27 years and has two wonderful daughters. He loves golf, reading, learning, and enjoying time with his family and friends.