Dan Schneider, CEO | Dan Schneider founded SIB in 2008 and has been its CEO since its inception. Prior to founding SIB, Dan enjoyed a successful entrepreneurial career in the wireless industry.
At age 18, Schneider founded Main Street Cellular, a retail wireless company that eventually expanded to 12 store locations in the greater Philadelphia, PA region. In doing so, he became the youngest person ever to be signed to a direct retailer contract by any mobile phone company.
Dan later formed Main Street Assets, an international wholesaler working with major companies such as T-Mobile, Cingular, K-Mart, CVS, and Walgreen’s to liquidate excess inventory. While at the helm, Dan established a domestic and international wholesale customer and supplier base focused in South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. After two years, the new venture grossed more than $35 million in revenue.
Vadim Telyatnikov, President and Chief Strategy Officer | Vadim Telyatnikov is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and investor with a background in blockchain financial services and digital advertising. Vadim joined SIB in March 2017 as President and Chief Strategy Officer, in which he oversees SIB’s finance department, and drives technological innovation and strategy for SIB and its client facing platform.
Prior to joining SIB, Vadim founded LiftDNA, a digital advertising exchange platform. After LiftDNA was acquired by OpenX, he joined OpenX as Senior Vice President, and the company went on to serve 4 trillion ad impressions in 2012, ranking #7 in Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Most Promising Companies.
Most recently, Vadim was co-founder and CEO of AlphaPoint, a financial technology company powering digital asset networks (including blockchain currencies such as Bitcoin), providing a platform for institutions to digitize, trade, and manage any asset with blockchain technology. He is also a board member and angel investor to several startups and other companies, including Independence LED, a manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting fixtures. Vadim has a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.
Matt Cauller, COO | Matt Cauller joined SIB in 2009. His role has grown in tandem with the company’s success, and he now serves as COO. Prior to his tenure at SIB, Matt had previously worked in telecommunications and facilities maintenance.
As COO, Matt has helped to save tens of millions of dollars for a diverse client base including some of the nation’s largest hospitals, retailers, grocers, restaurants, universities, and manufacturers. He currently manages a team of expert negotiators and analysts reviewing fixed costs and external expenses for SIB’s clients. Matt holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of Charleston and is an Eagle Scout.
Dan O’Dea, CFO | Dan O’Dea joined SIB in November 2013 after spending more than 22 years as a CPA in public practices, and as controller and CFO for companies in the Charleston, SC area. Dan has also served in the US Navy for more than 34 years, both on active duty and in the US Navy Reserves for submarine nuclear weapons systems and global expeditionary logistics. He was most recently recalled to active duty in 2010, serving as Chief of Logistics for the US Security Assistance to Pakistan. He presently serves as the Commanding Officer of a US Military Sealift Command Unit.
Dan is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the US Navy Supply Corps School, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Jennifer Fox, CMBDO | Jennifer Fox is a marketing, branding, and business development executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the technology, industrial, advertising, pharmaceutical, and government contracting industries. Jennifer joined SIB in April 2017 as Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer. In this role, Jennifer oversees SIB’s sales, marketing and client results teams.
Prior to joining SIB, Jennifer held similar positions for companies in Charleston, SC and Washington, DC, including Gregory Poole Equipment Company, Metier, Ltd., and TMP Worldwide. Jennifer has a B.A. in Communications from American University.
Drew Mclean, VP of Client Success | Drew McLean joined SIB in 2010 as one of the company’s first cost reduction analysts. Drew became Client Setup Manager in 2011 and is now the VP of Client Success. Prior to joining SIB, Drew worked in the accounting department of Marriott International, and has also worked for Westin Hotels & Resorts.
As VP of Client Success, Drew leads a team of associates who gather invoices and other documents from new clients in order to initiate SIB’s audit and review process. Since joining SIB, Drew has led efforts to identify spending levels for over 40,000 locations and facilities throughout the country. Drew has a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management from the University of South Carolina and is an Eagle Scout.
David Etzler, President – SIB Lighting | David is a pioneer in the green industry. As the President of SIB Lighting, David manages the firm’s strategy and growth, including strategic partnerships with property management firms and building owners all across the country.
David came to SIB Lighting through the acquisition of his company, HOA Energy Advisors, in May of 2015. HOA Energy helped commercial properties save money on their energy bills through lighting and lighting control systems, having retrofit and managed over 75 large projects. Prior to that, David founded and owned BusinessEvents, LLC, an event production and management company thats produced energy conferences, tradeshows and special events all over the world.
Michael Knox, Managing Partner – SIB Lighting Michael Knox joined SIB in May 2014 after his private equity firm, Gold Ridge Asset Management, made an active investment in the company. Michael founded Gold Ridge Asset Management in 2005 after spending nearly 20 years as an analyst and portfolio manager with several Wall Street firms.
Michael co-founded Xtract Research LLC in 2005 as the first portfolio company for Gold Ridge and oversaw all research and consulting activities. Prior to founding Gold Ridge/Xtract Research, he was a founding partner and portfolio manager with Hamilton Investment Management LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund, as well as at its predecessor, Hamilton Partners Limited. Prior to joining Hamilton, he worked at Morgan Stanley Advisors where he managed one of the largest convertible mutual funds in the country as well as co-managed the firm’s equity-income fund. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was a portfolio manager for Eagle Asset Management and a trader/analyst for Eagle’s sister company, Heritage Asset Management.
Michael has a B.A.from Ohio Wesleyan University, an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Manish Aggarwal, Managing Partner – SIB Lighting | Manish Aggarwal joined SIB in May 2014 when his private equity firm, Gold Ridge Asset Management, made an active investment in the company. Manish co-founded Xtract Research LLC in 2005, where he was responsible for overseeing general business development. Prior to founding Xtract Research, he was actively involved in a startup financial support company to develop outsourcing solutions for hedge fund operations.
Prior to joining this venture, Manish was a trader in the risk arbitrage group at a multi-strategy hedge fund, Hamilton Investment Management LLC. He had joined Hamilton’s predecessor (Hamilton Partners Limited) in June of 1997 as a trading assistant, and was instrumental in developing the in-house back office processes and systems. Manish has a B.S. in Accounting from the City University of New York (Hunter College).
Board of Advisors
Nelson Marchioli has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including executive positions with brands such as Bruegger’s Bagels, Burger King, El Pollo Loco, and Red Lobster. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Denny’s from 2001 to 2010, during which he returned the company to profitability and grew the brand to include more than 1,700 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout North America and overseas.
A native of Florida, Marchioli received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Central Florida, where he serves as a member of the UCF Foundation Board, as well as the Rosen Hospitality School Advisory Committee. Marchioli is also a Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He currently resides in Atlanta, GA and Jupiter, FL.
Frank Abagnale is a world-renowned expert on fraud detection, identity theft, and document security. For over 35 years, he has worked with the FBI as well as numerous corporations and financial institutions to identify and prevent embezzlement, check forgery, and other crimes.
Beginning as a teenager, Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, a lawyer, and a physician, all while traveling the world and cashing millions of dollars worth of fraudulent checks. He chronicled these experiences in a best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, which was later adapted into a 2002 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, as well as a Broadway musical which opened in 2011.
Abagnale decided to atone for his past by lending his expertise to federal law enforcement agencies in their efforts to combat fraud and financial crimes. He has continued this work throughout his life, and now over 14,000 financial institutions, corporations, and law enforcement agencies actively use fraud prevention techniques he has developed. Abagnale has written numerous books on the subject, including The Art Of The Steal, The Real U Guide To Identity Theft, and Stealing Your Life. He resides in Charleston, SC.
Al Tumini is a business executive with a diverse background in various industries promoting new technologies, including a focus on smart card payment systems for mass transit systems. He has served as CEO of various startups in southern California and most recently was an executive with a division of Cubic Corporation, a public company headquartered in San Diego, CA. He served as Senior Vice President and Director of Mid-Atlantic States for Cubic Transportation Systems, which provides fare collection systems for mass transit agencies throughout the United States, UK, and Australia. Tumini directed Cubic activities for subway, bus, and commuter rails for the Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia Region as well as Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Tumini is currently a principal with Tumini Consulting Group, where he provides management consulting services to start-ups and assists with venture capital and private fundraising for growing businesses. Tumini grew up and practiced law in Philadelphia, having received a law degree from Temple University Law School and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Tumini is of counsel to DeFino Law Associates, a litigation law firm in Philadelphia and maintains a consulting business office and residence in San Diego, CA.
Bradley King has more than 35 years of experience in auditing, finance, and accounting in the health care industry. He has served as CFO at Oregon Health & Science University, the District of Columbia Department of Mental Health, St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, and several other medical facilities in Oregon, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, and Illinois.
King is currently a principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP’s Charlotte, NC office. He specializes in strategic and financial consulting, merger, acquisition, and joint venture assistance, long range strategic planning, organizational restructuring and integration, and other areas of expertise for clients in the health care and higher education industries. King holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Willamette University, and currently resides in Tega Cay, SC.
Bill Moeckel has a long track record of successful real estate development and investment initiatives in the hospitality arena. His career has included stints as Chief Development Officer at Embassy Suites, Inc., SVP of Hotel Development at The Landmarks Group, an advisor to TIAA-CREF, Director of Acquisitions at Holiday Corporation, and as a principal at Laventhol & Horwath. He has served on the franchise committees for Embassy Suites and Hampton Inns and is the former chairman of the Embassy Suites Owners Association. Most recently, Moeckel served as a partner and Chief Investment Officer for the Thayer Lodging Group, which sponsors private investment partnerships with large pools of domestic and offshore capital. Investors included General Electric, the Government of Singapore Investment Corp., AIG Realty, Wells Fargo, Marriott, and the pension funds of UPS and Boeing.
He has also served on the management board for Promus Hotels, as an independent director of MITS, a San Francisco-based REIT sponsored by the Metropolitan Life Insurance company, and as a counselor and board member at Camp Sunshine, a nationally recognized program for kids with cancer. Moeckel currently serves as president of Moeckel & Co., a real estate investment and advisory services company and recognized leader in sourcing hotel investment capital in the Historic Districts of Charleston and Savannah. He graduated from Cornell University in 1972 following service with U.S. Army intelligence in Vietnam in 1968.
Martin Skelly is a private investor and problem solver with an impressive track record of creating value and helping companies reach their potential.
Skelly is also a partner and shareholder of UFGAM, which manages more than $1 billion in the Russian public and private equity markets. He previously served as head of equities and COO of United Financial Group, a leading Russian investment bank that was sold to Deutsche Bank in 2006. Prior to his time in Russia, Martin worked for Insignia Financial Group in Greenville, SC and for the Roanoke City Schools as a teacher and counselor, as well as many other employers.
Skelly has an M.B.A. in Finance from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College. He is active with educational and charitable organizations in the Charleston, SC area including WINGS for Kids, Charleston Social Venture Partners, Trident Academy, and the Porter-Gaud School.
J. David Scheiner
J. David Scheiner retired in 2009 after having served as President and COO of the Macys Florida / Puerto Rico division with over 10,000 employees and $2 billion in annual revenue. Scheiner is a veteran retailer and an international business consultant to companies in the retail and wholesale field, as well as investment banks and private equity groups investing in the consumer retail industry. He has served in a variety of leadership roles for large department stores and retailers including Gimbel Brothers, Burdines, and Maas Brothers / Jordan Marsh.
Currently, Scheiner serves on the Board of Directors of Perry Ellis International and is Chairman of their Compensation committee. He is also a member of the board of The Strategic Forum as well as the Florida chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). For over 30 years, Scheiner has been involved with the Miami Children’s Hospital where he is a lifetime trustee, the United Way of Miami-Dade and at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has also advised local mayors on business renewal efforts in the Miami-Dade area, and has served on statewide task forces for developing business growth strategies for past governors of Florida. Scheiner holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven, and currently resides in Miami.