William Van Epps has spent his entire career building and operating major franchise brands. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Procter and Gamble’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc., from 2009 – 2011. Mr. Van Epps spent eight years as part of the senior management team at Papa John’s International Inc., ultimately serving as President from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining Papa John’s, he served as President of the International Division of Yorkshire Global Restaurants, responsible for the international development of the Long John Silvers and A&W restaurant chains. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Van Epps served as President of the International Division at AFC Enterprises where he developed international brand deployments for Popeye’s, Church’s Chicken, Cinnabon, Seattle Coffee Co., and Chesapeake Bakery Cafe. From 1974-1981, he was Senior Managing Director at Pepsico Foodservice International, where he was responsible for the expansion of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell into Asia, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

With more than a decade of experience building, financing, and acquiring enterprises redefining the way technology and business interact, Dennis Becker leads Mobivity’s vision of bringing businesses more customers, more often through disruptive technologies. An inventor of several patents, Becker’s background also includes awards as founder of Frontieric Corporation and CEO of Bexel Technologies. Prior to Mobivity, Dennis studied Computer Science at the University of Oregon and served in the USAF.

Alex Shah was CTO for CommerceTel from 2010-2012. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of R&D at Blue Titan, a Draper Fisher funded venture, where he led the development of software tools to manage complex IT integration challenges. In 2004, he became Owner and Principle Architect of TeamSOA, a software architecture consulting for several financial industry related clients, including VISA Int’l Inc., and France Telecom. Shah holds eight patents for his inventions.

Prior to joining Mobivity, Meinerz served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Spindle, Inc., an innovator of mobile commerce solutions for financial services providers and consumer-facing merchants. In this capacity, he was responsible for the company's financial planning, treasury management, and compliancy activities. Meinerz previously served as CFO and CCO at Next Generation Insurance Group (NGI), a national specialty insurance marketing firm located in Phoenix, AZ. Before his tenure at NGI, Meinerz was Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasury for DDi Corp., an Anaheim, CA-based provider of circuit board engineering and manufacturing services. In addition, he served as Global Vice President of Finance for eTelecare of Scottsdale, AZ, where he successfully helped launch that company's initial public offering in 2007 and ultimately its sale to Stream International in 2009 for $300 million. Meinerz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with degrees in accounting and finance and is a Certified Public Accountant. He began his career in public accounting with BDO Seidman in Chicago, IL, and Grant Thornton in Madison, WI.
Tom Tolbert brings more than 20 years of experience in growing sales teams, focused on local advertising products and services. Tolbert was most recently CEO of Front Door Insights, which was acquired by Mobivity. Before FDI, Tolbert managed sales operations for a local advertising company where he was instrumental in growing revenues from $15 million to $45 million. Tolbert previously served as Sales SVP at KW Brock Directories where he grew the customer base from 15,000 to 45,000, and business markets from 38 to 65 in just over five years.
Rob Mumford is a seasoned mobile marketing and technology executive with deep experience in building teams and products that must scale to meet the demands of fast customer and revenue growth. Rob was most recently Vice President of Mobile Solutions for Hipcricket, overseeing sales growth of 217% in revenue from $12M to $26M in just two years. Rob brings over 20 years of experience in product and operations from companies like Amdocs, Openwave, and Oracle. Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Washington.
Ms. Mitchell spent twelve years at Papa John's International Inc. and Papa John's Food Service, Inc. ("Papa John's"), ultimately serving on the Executive Management Team as Senior Vice President, Global Research, Development and Quality Assurance, where she led the global research and development, quality assurance and equipment technology teams supporting over 3,500 franchise locations. Ms. Mitchell also led Papa John's Franchise Product Advisory Committee for new product development, limited time offers, and product enhancements influencing buy-in at the store level. She was most recently an Adjunct Instructor of Management Information Systems at Daymar College in Louisville, KY and was previously Chief Development Officer of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network from 2011 to 2013. Ms. Mitchell served in the United States Marine Corps for nine years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from McKendree University.
Deena McKinley spent over fourteen years in marketing and advertising, ultimately serving as Chief Client Officer at Zimmerman Advertising, where she worked with major QSR, fast casual, casual dining and general retail brands with nearly 10,000 individual locations, various franchisees and co-op groups, and managed key client relationships at the executive level. Ms. McKinley also led the Papa John's International business and relationship for almost ten years, serving as the key client contact and providing strategic direction, brand positioning, and leading agency integration efforts for all omnichannel advertising campaigns. Earlier in her career, Ms. McKinley was a Regional Marketing Director at Papa John's International, working with over twenty markets, 100 operators and seven agencies to align national strategies at the local market level. Ms. McKinley holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of English Education from the University of Florida.