Advisory Board

Dowell Stackpole
Dowell Stackpole
Dowell Stackpole is Former Managing Director of Trading Technology and Quantitative Analytics for Barbnet Investments, an investment firm owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth. Dowell studied engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington and theology at Liberty University. He and his wife, Beth, live in Fort Worth and have three grown children. 
 
Michael W. Massiatte
Michael W. Massiatte - Attorney at DLA Piper

 Michael W. Massiatte focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, including employee relations, employee benefits and obligations arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels clients on litigation, commercial transactions, corporate compliance and ethics, and risk management matters and he frequently conducts high-level internal investigations.

 

Mayur Vyas - CPA / CFO

Mayur Vyas, CPA is a chief financial officer, tax advisor, and business consultant to startups and small businesses. His firm, Finconoso, specializes in advisory services including business planning, financial projections, investor relations, due diligence, and entity structuring. He worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 10 years in a variety of management consulting, financial services, auditing, risk management, technology, and training roles. Prior to PwC, he worked as a cost and project accountant across engineering, construction, and technology-focused organizations.

Jonathan Silk - Veteran Advocate

 Jonathan Silk serves as Veteran Liaison Officer to help the organization understand how to leverage the talents of their Veteran workforce population.  He is the founder of Bridge 3, LLC and is an experienced leader and organizational leadership coach with a proven record of leading and developing others to perform at higher levels and improve their overall effectiveness. He has a passion for learning and developing others to improve as leaders, and has expertise in team dynamics, leadership coaching, design thinking, organizational leadership and development, learning technology, and corporate training.

 Jonathan brings lessons from experiences serving as the Executive Director of Leader Development at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) where he oversaw the leadership development and design thinking programs for faculty, staff, and students to prepare members of the UNTHSC team to lead effectively in higher education and collaborative healthcare team environments. He has experience leading in U.S. Army Infantry, Cavalry, and Armor units in a wide range of assignments, to include leading soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. As a U.S. Army officer, he established a record of high performance in complex, volatile, and dynamic environments. He is a decorated veteran, awarded the Bronze Star with "V" for Valor and Purple Heart, and a recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. Jonathan served as a faculty member in the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY before transitioning from the Army in 2015.

 

Don Canada Jr. - Employee Benefits Guru

Canada is a successful entrepreneur, accomplished triathlete, and Employee Benefits Consultant. Canada founded Silicon Benefits and offers 25 years of wisdom, experience, and transparency in the Employee Benefits marketplace.

After the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Canada saw a big change in the health care horizon which inspired him to read H.R. 3590 and H.B. 4872 aka the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act. When Nancy Pelosi uttered the words "we have to pass the bill so we can see through the fog of what is in it" - this sentence motivated Canada to read what was in it, become an Ironman and help employers stop the noise within their Employee Benefits program. Canada is now writing and speaking about the DOL's Final Ruling on Trump's Executive Order 13813 - He has distilled 198 pages to 198 words...just ask for a copy of the article.

The Guy Who Read Affordable Care Act & Executive Order 13813 
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