Dynamics is led by an experienced management team with appropriately focused vision, discipline, and experience.Jeffrey D. Mullen, Founder and CEO
Jeff Mullen is an inventor on over 150 pending and issued patents ranging from mainstream consumer electronics for Apple, Inc., to children’s electronic toys for Anderson Press. Jeff is considered one of the most prolific young inventors in the United States and has won many of the world’s most prestigious international business plan competitions, including the Rice Business Plan Competition, Carnegie Mellon McGinnis Venture Competition, and the University of San Francisco Business Plan Competition.
Jeff began his career at the prestigious law firm of Fish & Neave ('01-'07), where he was a patent attorney. Here, Jeff brought in millions of dollars of new business, managed a group of patent agents and attorneys, and prosecuted, licensed, and litigated patents as well as performed a variety of general corporate transactional work. Jeff’s practice covered a wide range of technologies including financial instruments, trading systems, nanotechnology, power systems, deep-sub micron transistor design, telecommunication protocols, Web 2.0 technologies, interactive toys, signal processing, interactive television, mobile devices, and analog circuitry.
Eager to incubate a technology startup, Jeff attended the Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. Within a few months of starting his MBA, Jeff incorporated Dynamics and was managing a handful of Dynamics' engineers in an off-campus office. While in Tepper’s MBA program, Jeff grew the company to seven employees and obtained arguably the largest paid-pilots for an on-card technology in the history of banking. A few days before Jeff’s commencement, Jeff received his first $MM term sheet from a national venture capitalist.
Jeff received a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon ('01), a JD at New York Law School, Evening Division ('05), and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, where he was a James R. Swartz (co-founder of Accel) Entrepreneurial Fellow. He is a member of the Patent Bar, New York Bar, and Connecticut Bar.
Geoffrey Shippee has a proven track record starting and delivering some of the world’s most complex technical programs. Geoffrey has built and led multinational development teams that spanned every aspect of development from early research, algorithm design, formal development of both hardware and software, and QA functions. Geoffrey spent 18 years at Qualcomm Inc, where he was promoted to Vice President, Engineering and saw the company grow from just over 1,000 employees to over 20,000 employees. Geoffery’s work product prior to Dynamics Inc. has generated billions of dollars of revenue for Qualcomm and includes an impressive list of industry firsts.
At Qualcomm Inc., Geoffrey led the development and introduction of Qualcomm’s smart phone baseband processor chips. This product line forms the foundation for nearly all smartphone chips sold by Qualcomm today. Additionally, Geoffrey has held leadership positions in key technology developments such as the GSM, 802.11, Bluetooth, and NFC. Technologies such as GSM now account for more GSM modems sold in the world per year than any other GSM solution. After the successful introduction of the first smartphone chips, Geoffrey focused on M&A due diligence and post-acquisition integration activities. Geoffrey lead and or worked in key executive management positions for over 4 companies Qualcomm acquired over a 5 year period, including Atheros, Airgo, Ubicomm, and assets from RFMD.
Geoffrey holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
Adrian Sexton is Chief Developer Officer of Dynamics Inc., where he works with brands in multiple verticals creating a robust ecosystem of apps for Dynamics Experience™ Manager. Prior to Dynamics, Adrian was co-founder and CEO of New Medici, a media strategy firm working with WPP, Sony Asia, 20th Century Fox, Groupon and Vevo, among others. Before New Medici, he was Executive Vice President at Participant Media, managing the pro-social company’s expansion into global media, marketing and distribution. He architected TakePart.com, Participant’s venture-backed social action network which in turn partnered with American Express. Adrian was a member of Participant’s executive committee, involving film greenlights and M&A investments including the $1B Summit Entertainment financing and $250M Abu Dhabi co-funding deals. In 2006, he co-founded TAG Strategic, a strategy agency with clients including Qualcomm, Sandisk, Participant and Lionsgate. From 2000-2006, he headed Lionsgate’s digital division, managing its 8,500 title library and spearheading the mini-major’s earliest licensing and merchandising deals. Lionsgate’s market cap rose from $60 million to $1.2 billion during his tenure; and he was part of the corporate team which secured the $350 million credit facility to acquire Artisan Entertainment. Adrian was New Media Director at MediaPact, a $500 million media management and capital firm which invested and took over management of Lionsgate. He has previously worked in content and marketing with Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and HBO Pictures.
Dan has more than thirty years of experience in intellectual property law, both as a litigator and counselor, as well as in contract law and corporate transactions.
A 1975 graduate of M.I.T. with a law degree from Georgetown, Dan joined the internationally renowned patent law firm of Fish & Neave in 1978. He became a partner in 1988 and remained a member of the firm until just before its acquisition at the end of 2004. He then accepted a partnership in the Intellectual Property Group of the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, located in its New York office.
During his time in private practice, Dan successfully represented Corning Incorporated in litigating its pioneering patent portfolio in the field of fiber optics against all infringers and, as a result, helped insure Corning's success, as it grew its fiber optics business into a business grossing hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
Norman E. O'Shea is a 30 year seasoned veteran of high technology manufacturing and supply chain management recognized for innovative manufacturing strategy and execution.
Prior to joining Dynamics Inc., Norman held senior executive operational and supply chain positions in global companies as well as high technology start-ups.
He was chief process and production architect of the Fremont, California facility for Steve Job's start-up 'NeXT' computer company.
His manufacturing experience is spread over large and small CEM (contract electronic manufacturers) as well as global OEMs such as Motorola in Schaumburg, Illinois where he was granted a US patent for groundbreaking assembly process for RF (radio frequency) devices.
Norman's has been responsible for the manufacturing of a wide range of technical products including medical devices, miniature RF transceivers for the UAV, telecom equipment and 'smart metering' RF meters and transponders for the electric, gas and water utility industry.
He is graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Ceramic Engineering (Material Science).
Jonathan Beaver holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to working at Dynamics Inc., Jonathan spent 6 years as a software development team lead at Ultra Electronics ProLogic, where he helped lead software development and systems engineering activities for the Department of Energy and the Navy.
Eric Keshin is a highly recognized Marketing Executive with over 30 years in the industry. Highlighting his career, Eric became General Manager of McCann New York in 1999. leading the Agency on an unprecedented streak leading to wins for McCann of Lucent, Motorola, Kohl's, Lowe's, Burger King, Xbox, Sprint, Gateway, Allegra, Nikon, Intel, Avis, Dentyne, Agilent, Wendy's, Verizon Wireless, and US Army, culminating in the winning of Agency of the Year in 2000 from Advertising Age.
Eric's leadership on these accounts led to over 20 Effie awards, and significant marketing success for these clients including the successful national roll out for retailers Kohl's and Lowe's, Gateway's growth to become the #1 Consumer PC brand, and the successful IPO launches for Lucent, and Agilent. Eric helped lead teams which created breakthrough campaigns such as "We Want You Back" for AT&T, "Yourware" for Gateway, "Improving Home Improvement" for Lowe's, "Army Strong" for the US Army, and "There's a Map for That" for Verizon. Eric was named the COO of McCann World group in 2005.
In 2011, Eric joined HP and led the WW marketing efforts for both the PC and the Printing groups, introducing significant breakthroughs in social media. Eric led efforts which launched the first ever live streamed concert on Twitter, and the first ever "Launch Line" on Facebook, leading to a Best of Show Award at CES in 2012.
Ms. Harkey is currently the Executive Vice President for the Payments Division of Dynamics. She is responsible for sales. She is a seasoned, results-oriented sales executive with proven ability to drive substantial revenue and provide leadership in the startup arena as well as the mature marketplace.
She has demonstrated expertise in generating significant revenue from new and existing customers through strategic product vision, solution innovation and an outstanding grasp on the business challenges faced by the industry. Ms. Harkey is a hands-on leader adept at delivering high sales volume through direct sales, cross sell strategies and key partnerships.
Before joining Dynamics, Ms. Harkey served as Managing Director at FIS, working with mid- to top- tier financial institutions. She was responsible for the retention and expansion of new products. Prior to joining FIS, she was Senior Vice President at IBT Enterprises where she successfully launched the Large Financial Institution Group. In her position, she secured design and build services within the top tier banks, ultimately securing a contract to build one of the first "green" branches for Bank of America.
As London-based Travelex (formerly Thomas Cook) was entering the US marketplace, Ms. Harkey joined their sales team as Vice President, Sales Executive. As a new ordering channel "My Travel Wallet" was launched for ordering foreign currency services, and the conversion from travelers cheques to prepaid travel cards, she successfully expanded bank partnerships across the US. Later, she was promoted to lead the Account Management team, with responsibility for both account retention and growth.
Prior to joining Travelex, Ms. Harkey spent 16 years in the financial data services sector with First Financial Management Corporation, who was subsequently purchased by First Data.
She did undergraduate business administration studies at Oregon State University, and received a BS in Administration and Education from Shippensburg University.
Ben Cupp is the Vice President of Information Technology for Dynamics Inc. His current responsibilities include information processing, data centers, subsystem design and certification compliance
Ben holds Masters degrees in Information Technology and Business Administration. Ben holds multiple certifications in the Information Technology and security industries from various vendors and governing bodies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle. He has spent over 15 years in the Information technology field in various aspects of design, implementation and maintenance and security.
Prior to joining Dynamics, Ben spent 13 years in the power industry at ABB Inc. While at ABB Ben was responsible for configuring network systems and interfaces to DCS/PLC for power plants both in the United States and abroad.
Jim Workley’s career spans over 40 years of executive and engineering experience in companies providing test and measurement instruments and systems and more recently microprocessor based commercial oriented products and components. Jim continues to build on a series of accomplishments in hands-on engineering covering research, design, and development of products as well as managing engineering teams, production testing of products, and building new engineering teams. Prior to Dynamics Jim was the Engineering Manager of Foerster Instruments Inc. for 20 years- a company focused on magnetic measurement instruments and instruments for measuring the material properties of metals. Jim also was head of the R&D lab magnetic measurements group at Magnetics Inc., a Division of Spang Industries, and an R&D engineer with American Glass Research designing specialty instruments for testing glass and plastic containers. Jim holds a BS degree in Physics from Geneva College.
George Schmelzel is the Chief Payments Executive (CPO) at Dynamics Inc. where he leads the Payments Team in expanding the business within United States and internationally. His accountabilities include P&L, business development and relationship management of Dynamics numerous payment related products and services.
George’s 30 plus year career in payments includes experience in operations, technology, product, marketing and line of business ownership. He has had direct management accountabilities for consumer, commercial, prepaid and debit card solutions. His career includes senior leadership roles at Household International, The Associates, Fair Isaac, First National Bank Omaha and UMB Bank.
George has served on numerous industry committees including the Pulse Advisory Council, Visa’s Marketing Committee, Discover’s Advisory Council as well as serving as Chairman of Credit Card Software’s User Group.