Mitch is the CEO of nSpire, a technology company that provides web based incentive and motivation solutions. nSpire specializes in health and wellness, customer loyalty, employee recognition and sales productivity. Before founding nSpire in 2005, he demonstrated management and leadership abilities over 15 years in national sales for information technology, distribution and manufacturing based businesses. Mitch has extensive experience recruiting and building sales teams that have outperformed the competition. He previously started the firm, Aztech Consulting Group which provided recruiting and payroll services to clients as well as career counseling and mentoring to job seekers.
A common theme that runs through Mitch’s career life as well as social life is that of mentoring. He has helped guide many individuals through difficult decision making regarding their career path. He also has a strong interest in current worldly and political issues. This passion helps him understand and have great patience for how individuals from different backgrounds and cultures function. Mitch also has worked with mentally and physically disabled teens to teach them life skills and self-motivation. He has a strong desire to foster this passion, as it is self-fulfilling in a way very different than his everyday business career.
Mitch earned a Bachelors of Business Administration specializing in Economics and Public Policy from George Washington University.
Mitch lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Nancy, and two kids, Megan and Andrew. He enjoys tennis, golf, hiking and trying to beat his kids at Xbox.
John currently serves as an Agile Coach and Trainer for the Braintrust Consulting Group where he is responsible for helping organizations become more innovative and collaborative through Agile product development methods. Prior to his work as an Agile Coach, he proudly served as a K12 Education Technology Director for almost a decade. John was involved in several startup companies in Silicon Alley during the dotcom boom, such as Register.com and Imbot.com . John speaks regularly at local, national and global conferences centered around Agile, Project Management, and education. John graduated from New Jersey City University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He is a Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Project Management Professional, and a Co-Active Coach, as well as holding many other certifications in the IT industry.
John is passionate about innovation in education. He started the first Makerspaces in schools in Arizona. He’s currently an active volunteer for Blueprint High School and for the Blueprint Administration team. John leads an initiative named RightShift Learning www.rightshiftlearning.com, bringing innovative 21st Century learning methods to the classroom, inspired by the way the most innovative companies work. John currently lives in La Jolla, California with his wife and daughter.
Sentari M. Minor, Director of Engagement & Education at Social Venture Partners Arizona (SPVAZ), facilitates engagement of SVPAZ Partners to strengthen SVPAZ and its investees while serving the philanthropic interests of the membership. Prior to SVPAZ, Mr. Minor was the development officer at theArizona Humane Society where he oversaw the organization's corporate and foundation relations and steered major fundraising campaigns.