Leadership

enosix Leadership

At enosix, you’ll find that we are guided by seasoned, experienced leaders who put clients first. Our goal is to simplify your technology connections to drive top-line, and bottom-line, growth. We believe that unified experiences create more opportunities–faster.

Nick Fera
CEO
CEO
Nick Fera

Nick has nearly three decades of senior executive experience in technology (B2B enterprise software & SaaS) at the VP, COO, President and CEO level, in addition to independent directorships. Nick’s experiences range from early stage to public companies. His leadership style exemplifies an agile approach that has yielded outstanding growth & quantifiable bottom-line outcomes in every position. In 2007 Nick sold enterprise group chat leader, Parlano, to Microsoft, now part of Microsoft Teams. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Firm58, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer at Halo Investing.

Gerald Schlechter
CSO & Founder
CSO & Founder
Gerald Schlechter

Gerald Schlechter has more than a decade of experience working with ERP systems, and guiding partners through their SAP implementation, migration, and development projects. Prior to co-founding enosix, Gerald launched CNBS Software, which provides state-of-the-art SAP add-on solutions. With enosix, Gerald refines and sharpens his life-long practice of purposefully disrupting the technology status quo.

Matt Hail
CTO
CTO
Matt Hail

Matthew is a versatile leader with over a decade of experience developing and delivering enterprise applications. His background in development helps him solution, architect, and demonstrate disruptive integration technologies for enterprise companies. He has enabled enosix to become a leading Salesforce ISV partner in SAP integration.

Jeff Benson
VP of Sales
VP of Sales
Jeff Benson

Jeff Benson brings over 25 years of experience as a strategic sales leader within several hyper-growth technology companies across multiple industries and disciplines such as manufacturing, retail, financial services and regulated industries.  He has built and managed teams for growth in start-ups and some very large fintechs over the last many years.  Prior to joining enosix, he has held roles at FIS/Worldpay, Fiserv, KPMG and SunTrust Banks as well as a few start-ups – thoughtmill, Xpansion and S1.  Jeff leverages his background in start-ups and larger fintechs alike to build dynamic and inclusive teams to create substantial growth and to better serve his customers.

Steve Hochheiser
SVP of Product Delivery
SVP of Product Delivery
Steve Hochheiser

Steve Hochheiser is a technology executive and dedicated leader with extensive experience directing global IT operations and implementing ERP systems at enterprise companies. He has a proven track record of success developing and executing IT strategies and partnerships designed to improve efficiency, increase sales revenue, and reduce costs.

Loren Shumate
VP of Marketing
VP of Marketing
Loren Shumate

Loren has over 25 years of experience as both a marketing and sales executive, holding senior level leadership positions with several disruptive, hypergrowth technology companies including QLIK, Onesource, FM Systems, Phononic and Netsertive, where she worked to raise their public profile through analyst and media relations, messaging, branding, and accelerated demand generation. Loren also serves as an advisory board member to St Jude Children’s Hospital and George Washington University’s School of Business. Loren is passionate about mentoring professional men and women into leadership positions and is a public speaker specializing in diversity and inclusion. She is originally from Chicago and holds a degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Scott Hickman
Treasurer
Treasurer
Scott Hickman

Scott Hickman has been with enosix for nearly seven years. As one of the initial employees, Scott has taken leadership of all financial and administrative functions of the organization, including the management of human resources. In his role, he manages the back-office systems and processes of enosix, including legal, compliance, accounting, and all administrative activities. Prior to joining enosix, Scott spent over five years on staff at accounting firm, Munninghoff, Lange & Company. In addition to maintaining an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, Scott also holds BS degrees in both accounting and finance from Northern Kentucky University. As a current resident and native of the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area, Scott is an avid fan of University of Kentucky sports, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cincinnati Bengals.

enosix Board of Directors

We’re proud to have a Board of Directors who bring proven functional expertise across a range of technology-based industries.

Nick Fera, enosix CEO
Nick Ferra
CEO
Nick Fera, enosix CEO
CEO
Nick Ferra

Nick has nearly three decades of senior executive experience in technology (B2B enterprise software & SaaS) at the VP, COO, President and CEO level, in addition to independent directorships. Nick’s experiences range from early stage to public companies. His leadership style exemplifies an agile approach that has yielded outstanding growth & quantifiable bottom-line outcomes in every position. In 2007 Nick sold enterprise group chat leader, Parlano, to Microsoft, now part of Microsoft Teams. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Firm58, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer at Halo Investing.

Gerald Schlechter
Gerald Schlechter
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Gerald Schlechter
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Gerald Schlechter

Gerald Schlechter has more than a decade of experience working with ERP systems, and guiding partners through their SAP implementation, migration, and development projects. Prior to co-founding enosix, Gerald launched CNBS Software, which provides state-of-the-art SAP add-on solutions. With enosix, Gerald refines and sharpens his life-long practice of purposefully disrupting the technology status quo.

David Kerr
Director
Director
David Kerr

David Kerr joined Allos Ventures in June of 2018. A career entrepreneur with expertise in building and growing tech companies, David brings more than two decades of experience in executive management, business development, international, fundraising, sales and marketing. David was most recently CEO of Octiv, a B2B Saas company focused on document generation and contract lifecycle management that was acquired by Conga, an Insight Ventures portfolio company in April 2018. Prior to Octiv, David served as VP and General Manager at Groupon and General Manager of eCommerce at Angie’s List. David also held an international post as president of GHX Europe. He also led GHX Mobile Solutions after NoInk, where he was President and CEO, was acquired by GHX. David also served as Board Chairman of beauty ecommerce site Jada Beauty which was acquired by Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE: SBH) and now operates as Loxa Beauty. He also is founder of Flatworld Equity LLC, a seed-stage fund, that was an early investor in the Erasmic Fund (now Accel India) and a member of Gravity Ventures an early-stage venture fund. His early career included sales, marketing, research associate and executive leadership roles with Everypath, Cummins Engine Corporation and the Hudson Institute.

Bill Trainor
Director
Director
Bill Trainor

Bill Trainor is a co-founder of both Mutual Capital Partners and Access Ventures Fund (2000). Bill leads the business to business practice for Mutual Capital Partners and has been an active angel investor since 1997. Until starting both venture funds, Bill was Senior Vice President-Head of E-Commerce Investment Banking at McDonald Investments, an investment bank acquired by Key Corp. At McDonald Investments, he focused on consumer, retail, healthcare, and service companies working closely with companies that were using technology to expand and complement their existing business structure. Bill joined McDonald Investments in 1994 after graduating from Columbia University with an A.B. in Political Science.

He serves on several non-profit boards; the Pennsylvania Venture Capital Association Board of Directors, founded in 1982 to catalyze venture investment and entrepreneurialism in Western Pennsylvania, and Flashes of Hope, an organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses as well as funding pediatric cancer research.

Cameron Balash
Director
Director
Cameron Balash

Cameron Balash has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in operating and scaling companies in the enterprise software and financial technology markets. He is the former SVP/GM of Paymetric, a global enterprise leader for cloud based secure integrated payments, which touts numerous Fortune 500 companies as customers. His expertise in go-to-market and scaling sales organizations is what led the record growth of Paymetric. Cameron was part of the executive team that led Paymetric through successful venture capital rounds and a private equity transaction. Paymetric was ultimately acquired for over half a billion dollars by publicly traded Vantiv (VNTV:NYSE), the leading payment processor in the US. Cameron is an active investor, board member and advisor to select high growth leading technology organizations, providing both entrepreneurial insights and global large scale operational experience.

Alvin Vitangcol
Director
Director
Alvin Vitangcol

Alvin Vitangcol has 18 years of experience in venture capital and investment banking transactions. He currently serves on the board for CMF’s investments in enosix, OPS Solutions, and SeaStar Medical (fka CytoPherx), and as a board observer for SkySpecs. Alvin also served as a board director for Sierra Oncology and a board observer for PrevaCept Infection Control (fka Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals). Previously of Einhorn Associates, he was the primary analyst for a number of M&A transactions and private placements, including the financing of Fulcrum Pharmaceuticals, which merged with Ception Therapeutics, and was subsequently acquired by Cephalon for $350 million with additional potential milestone payments. Alvin has an MS in Management from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, a BS in Sociology with honors from Andrews University, and a diverse educational background including minors in chemistry, math, and computer science.