TEAM

We’re entrepreneurs and investors and have a deep understanding of what it’s like to sit on both sides of the table. 

We’ve built and scaled companies and teams, raised and invested capital, and we’ve developed an approach that brings our experience to your venture.

Christopher Pagels

Christopher is an investor and entrepreneur with a deep background in launching, scaling, and investing in startup companies. With a background in bioengineering, Christopher brings a systems approach to building and financing companies. What makes Christopher happiest is dreaming with his eyes open and helping others do the same.

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CEO & Co-founder
Christopher Pagels
Megan Scaglione

Megan is our mastermind of Investment Science and Utah's youngest female Angel Investor. Over the years, she has invested in over 15 companies and analyzed hundreds more. Her work at Investable helps founders find strategic financial partners and funders find great investments based on their preferences. She holds a BS in Entrepreneurship from the University of Utah.

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Head of Funder Relations & Co-founder
Megan Scaglione
Ryan Shepherd

Ryan brings over 2 decades of experience in product development, supply chain management and operations. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and Africa creating products and businesses in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. He holds dual MBA's from Southern Utah University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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COO & Co-founder
Ryan Shepherd
Andrew Pagels

Andrew is a bio-engineer by training, and an entrepreneur and investor by practice. He’s founded, co-founded, advised, or invested in 100+ companies in the last 6 years. Andrew excels at helping founders explore what’s possible, articulate those goals, and break down the barriers that stand between them and success.

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Head of Founder Relations & Co-founder
Andrew Pagels
Daniel Lemaire

Daniel is an experienced data scientist with a diverse background in engineering, entrepreneurship and psychology. He brings a passion for bringing the world of machine learning to human decision-making processes. By combining mathematics and human systems, he works to provide the best possible support structures for people to do what they do best every day. 

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Head of Research
Daniel Lemaire
Jainee Dial

Jainee has spent over 15 years as a media producer, designer, and creative strategist. She's an experienced speaker and entrepreneur and co-founded Utah's first female-founded BCorp. Jainee is captivated by the interdependence of creativity, mindfulness, and entrepreneurship. She has dedicated her career to using media and design tools to amplify organizations tackling inequity, sustainability, and regenerative enterprise.

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Head of Brand & Creative
Jainee Dial
David Ezekiel Brooks

David has a background in design engineering with an emphasis in the psychology of consciousness. In his career, he has been an aerospace, product and architectural engineer, COO, and CEO working on renowned projects. His high-altitude thinking sees the full picture and the microscopic details simultaneously to provide feasible, innovative strategies that move the needle towards the collective goal. 

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Project Manager
David Ezekiel Brooks
Jaron Mathis

Jaron is an operator with a passion for replacing complexity with simplicity. From renewable energies to hospitality, from finance to product, Jaron has spent his career creating value in startup teams across a diversity of roles and industries. He is at his best when building authenticity and awareness with Founders that smooths out the friction of reaching their goals.

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Director of Founder Services
Jaron Mathis
Wylie Kimball

Wylie strives to provide innovative ideas to the ever-changing world of business. He has worked with several startups in the Salt Lake Valley, leveraging his ability to adapt proven methods and procedures to find harmony with the goal and vision of the companies he is helping. While currently seeking a BS in Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations at the University of Utah, Wylie is looking to empower others through the use of data-science and creative strategy to provide real solutions that matter.

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Investment Analyst
Wylie Kimball
Megan Saunders

Megan has over a decade of experience working in administration, operations and management as well as 4 years of working with local non-profits as a housing case manager, mentoring at-risk youth, and as a board member for the Cancer Wellness House. Sometimes she ditches her attention to detail and gets creative as a part-time dance teacher. She holds a BS in Behavioral Science/Psychology from Utah Valley University.

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Operations Manager
Megan Saunders
Jake Anderson

Bio coming soon

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Capital Strategist
Jake Anderson
Billy Nicola

Billy has founded, grown, and scaled multiple businesses across the country, including international ventures. Throughout his unique combination of entrepreneurship, management, and therapeutic backgrounds, Billy has focused his career on supporting and elevating individuals and teams in their journey to become the best versions of themselves. 

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Capital Strategist
Billy Nicola
Haley Baldwin

Haley has a background in international development and higher education. She has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations and education institutions across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. She has a knack for logistics, operations, and a "get things done" mentality that helps her excel across cultures and industries. Haley holds a Masters in International Education Leadership from the University of Montana.

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Executive Assistant
Haley Baldwin
Jeremy Mort

Bio coming soon

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Capital Strategist
Jeremy Mort
Frederico Tremonti

Frederico is a young entrepreneur and avid learner from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He's an Investment Analyst at Investable, and an Information Systems major at the University of Utah. Frederico is currently building an online marketplace for homemade food that supports culinary lovers and helps them connect with those seeking fresh, locally-made meals.

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Investment Analyst
Frederico Tremonti
Adrianna Shepherd

Bio coming soon

Investment Analyst
Adrianna Shepherd
Rich Klopp

Dr. Richard Klopp is an International Social Impact expert with a record of decisive leadership in organizations with international scope. Rich combines academic rigor with practical management. Specialties include: executive leadership and management, organization/business development, fundraising, Africa-focused social change ventures, venture philanthropy, blended value structures, and social enterprise. 

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Executive Director of Able Fund
Dr. Richard Klopp
Willard Ford

Bio coming soon

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Investment Analyst
Willard Ford
Adam Ford

Adam began his career at a large white-shoe New York firm where he worked for 5 years in corporate bankruptcy and restructuring. This entailed both high level corporate transactions and complex civil litigation. Adam has assisted many dozens of founders establish and fund their start-ups, achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for his litigation clients and has handled over a billion dollars in various transactions for corporate clients.

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General Counsel
Adam Ford