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Advisory Board

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John Simmons

John Simmons is an accomplished senior business executive with significant operating and financial experience applied to companies in the public and private sectors. John brings exceptional leadership and Board experience to large, rapid-growth companies in the technology, consumer and business services, retail, manufacturing and real estate industries. John most recently served as Director, CEO and President of Lifestyle Family Fitness, Inc., one of the nation's top fitness organizations. John was instrumental in the company's growth, expansion, and development of the social media and online services platform. His leadership set the stage for the two successful divestitures to Life Time Fitness in 2011 and LA Fitness in 2012. See full bio >

Maggie Sheldon

Maggie Sheldon is a philanthropic investor and entrepreneur with a substantial background in insurance. She served as an Assistant Vice President, both at Zenith Insurance, Fraud Division and AIG Claim Services, Cost Containment Division, and as a Manager at Transamerica's Medicare Integrity Program. At both AIG and Transamerica Medicare, Maggie was responsible for the formulation, implementation, and operation of the fraud divisions in compliance with governing laws and corporate direction. Throughout her career in the private sector, the divisions for which Maggie was responsible, collected and saved millions of dollars, through cost containment measures, civil and criminal recoveries and injunctions, and arrests of those committing acts of fraud and abuse against the insurers and the insureds to whom they provided service. See full bio >

Richard Croce Sr.

Richard is the co-founder and President of Viking Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of corrugated board packaging, incorporated in New Paltz in 1973. He is also a co-founder and partner in Freedom Corrugated, a manufacturer of corrugated board located in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Richard’s community and business involvement has included: Member of the New Paltz Town Board and Planning Board; Ulster County Legislator; a Director and Chair of: New Paltz Chamber of Commerce, Ulster County Development Corporation, Ulster County Community College Foundation, and the Council of Industry of Southeastern NY, and a Director of the Ulster County Chamber, advisory board of CREEO at Suny New Paltz, and a member of the Ulster County Economic Development task force. He is currently Chairman of the board of Rondout Savings Bank. See full bio >

Richard Croce Jr.

Rich is the Vice President and General Manager of Viking Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of corrugated packaging. Determined to become a leader, Rich worked his way up to his current position by first sweeping floors and running machines, and eventually running the business. He understands the importance of doing a job correctly and is committed to helping his customers. He has been published in the industry publication Box Score for his knowledge and expertise in running an excellent customer service department at Viking. Prior to this position, he was a Customer Service Manager at Viking Industries, Inc. and an Assistant Store Manager at Blockbuster Video. Richard attended Union College in Schenectady, NY, and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. See full bio >

Jeff Cotten

Jeff Cotten is the Vice President and General Manager of Rackspace’s Fortune 1000 Business Unit. In this role, Jeff is responsible for overseeing the growth strategy, service delivery and sales existing and new prospect Fortune 1000 customers. Jeff joined Rackspace in 2008 to lead an operational support unit in Rackspace’s Intensive business unit, where he had responsibility for delivering Fanatical Support to more than 100 of the company’s largest and most complex customers. Through his career at Rackspace he has held many positions including the founder and leader of the first Strategic Deal Center, Director of Sales Operations and the leader of our first Mega Accounts - Account Executive team focused on growing existing Fortune 1000 customers. See full bio >

Dave Romine

David Romine is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AgileThought and a member of the company's management team. He is responsible for the overall leadership, vision, and strategic direction of AgileThought. As CEO he also maintains a focus on cultivating the collaborative and innovative culture that attracts the best technology experts and allows them to grow and thrive professionally and personally. Starting out in software development, Dave retains a deep affection for the craft. Throughout his career, he has served in numerous technical leadership positions, from both technical and people management standpoints. His broad exposure to a variety of software projects, teams, and processes has resulted in a passion for software development process improvement. He is considered an expert in application lifecycle management disciplines, including Agile Methodologies. See full bio >

Brian Metz

Brian Metz is the Vice President of Business Development at AgileThought and is responsible for implementing strategies to generate revenue, drive growth, and build long-term client relationships. He has over thirty years of experience in various technical and leadership roles, including an extensive background in software and systems design and development, computer and network design, implementation and support, business development, training, and quality control. Brian has held various industry-related positions ranging from software/systems engineer to IT consultant. He founded his own IT consulting firm that merged with TransWorld Diversified Services, where he served as Senior Vice President and CIO. He has also served in a leadership role for several Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Raymond James Financial, and Honeywell. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tampa. See full bio >