AccountNow board members are experienced financial service and payment systems leaders. Our board helps guide our future strategy and initiatives.

Tim Coltrell, Chief Executive Officer
The visionary leader of AccountNow with more than 22 years of financial services industry experience, Tim Coltrell has served as the Company’s CEO since its inception in 2004. During his tenure, Tim raised three rounds of capital totaling $21 million, while establishing the company as one of the premier providers of financial services to good people who have been turned away by traditional banking institutions.

Prior to starting AccountNow, Tim was one of the founders of the credit card company NextCard. Serving as Chief Operations Officer, Tim scaled operations to support company growth from start-up to over 1,200 employees in three years.

Tim also was President and CEO of GE Capital Consumer Card Company, where he headed operations for Consumer Financial Services, a credit card division of GE Capital. Prior to joining GE, Tim held numerous roles across the operations group at Providian. He began his career at Citicorp as a manager of a collections group.

Tim has a BA in Social Ecology and an MBA with an emphasis in Technology and Entrepreneurship from the University of California, Irvine.

 
Shailesh Mehta - Managing General Partner,
Granite Hill Capital Partners, LLC.
Shailesh is the former Chairman and CEO of Providian Financial, which he built from a small team into a Fortune 300 company – one of the country’s top ten credit card issuers. Prior to Providian, Shailesh was Executive VP of AmeriTrust (now KeyCorp), the largest bank in Ohio at the time. Upon leaving Providian in 2000, Shailesh joined WestBridge Capital (Sequoia Capital India) as Operating General Partner, where he invested in India and served on the boards of Indecomm and FirstSource (still current). Shailesh then served as GP with Invesco. Prior boards include Providian, MasterCard, PayPal and Hanover Direct; he is currently on the board of AccountNow.  He founded the SJM School of Management at IIT-Bombay, and was appointed a Trustee of Cal State University. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Bombay, and a PhD in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve.
 

James A. Hale
Jamie Hale is a Partner of Oak Hill Investment Management and concentrates his efforts on private equity manager selection, secondaries, and direct investments. During his tenure at Oak Hill, Jamie has played a key role in the establishment of OHIM’s secondary investment activities. Prior to joining OHIM, Jamie was a Principal in Oak Hill’s direct venture practice and an investment banker at Lazard Freres & Co. Jamie holds a B.A. in Economics and Government from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
 

Don Dixon
Don Dixon is a co-founder of Trident Capital and has been a Managing Director since 1993. From 1988 to 1993, Don was Co-President of Partech International, a venture capital firm associated with Banque Paribas. From 1983 to 1988, he was a Managing Director of Alex. Brown & Sons. Earlier in his career, Don was a Vice President of Morgan Stanley & Co. and a Senior Account Officer at Citibank, N.A.

Don's current directorships include AccountNow, Advanced Payment Solutions, Clarus Systems, Neohapsis, Merchant e-Solutions, Qualys, Royalty Share, Inc., Solexant, Syndero and Transware. Earlier, he served as a director of the following public companies: Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), BankAmerica Merchant Services, Inc. (BPI), BlueStar Solutions, CSG Systems International, Inc (CSGS), Epicor Software Corporation (EPIC), Evolving Systems, Inc. (EVOL), InfoUSA.com, Inc., a subsidiary of InfoUSA, Inc. (IUSA), Pegasus Solutions, Inc. (PEGS) and Unison Software, Inc. (UNSN). Don earned his B.S.E. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Don is Co-Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

 

Stephen B. Galasso
Mr. Galasso has an extensive financial services background. Since early 2005 Mr. Galasso has been strategic advisor and independent board director to Advanced Payment Solutions, an early stage company that launched the UK's first prepaid bankcard. Prior to joining Advanced Payment Solutions, Mr. Galasso was Chairman and CEO of NetSpend Corporation, a US prepaid payment solutions company. Under Steve's leadership NetSpend grew from less than $1 million in revenues in 2001 to over $40 million in forward revenues in 2004. The company won the Portfolio Company of the Year award in 2003 from the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASBIC). It is one of the largest and fastest growing prepaid companies in the world. The company was sold in 2004.

Mr. Galasso was also formerly the President and CEO of Universal Value Network, a payment card and data management company, which he was instrumental in selling in 2000. Prior to that venture, Mr. Galasso was the President and CEO of Bank of America's credit card company. He grew that company to be Visa's fifth largest issuer worldwide. Prior to Bank of America, Mr. Galasso was Vice President and Marketing Director of Communications, Strategic Planning and New Products for Citibank, Visa and MasterCard products.

Mr. Galasso earned his B.S. degree in Marketing from Fordham University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University Graduate School of Business in New York.

 

Esfandiar Lohrasbpour
Esfandiar heads INVESCO Private Capital's office in Palo Alto, California. His focus is technology investments. Since joining the group in 1998, he has led INVESCO's investments in ONI Systems, Endwave, Fastparts, Integrated MicroMachines and Sigmatel. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Endwave (now public), Integrated MicroMachines and Fastparts.

Esfandiar began his career in 1982 as a member of the AT&T's Technical Staff in Bell Labs's semiconductor devices area. He later joined the CFO Group at Corporate Headquarters, helping to integrate the MicroElectronics Division's business plan into the total AT&T business plan. In 1987, as CFO and Director of Operations, he co-founded a startup called Pixel Machines, a hardware plus software company in the image processing and 3D graphics business.

Esfandiar later re-joined AT&T Corporate Headquarters as Corporate Development Director to help focus on new growth opportunities, most notably Wireless (through acquisition of McCaw Cellular) and Online Services (through startup of WorldNet).

Esfandiar received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the UCLA School of Engineering in 1982. He received a M.S. in Operations Research from the University of North Carolina in 1976 and a B.A. in Mathematics from Berea College (Kentucky) in 1974.




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