Advisory Board


Jere Doyle is a proven entrepreneur experienced in building profitable and sustainable companies into recognized industry leaders. Jere founded and launched two companies, Prospectiv and Global Marketing, leading both from the start-up phase, to highly profitable businesses and finally to successful liquidity events for all shareholders. Jere joined Boston venture capital firm Sigma Prime Ventures in 2016 where he is currently a managing director. He has also operated Doyle Enterprises, an advisory and consulting firm. Jere is passionate about entrepreneurship. He is experienced at building world class executive teams, developing and launching innovative products, and building vibrant company cultures. He has a particular expertise in all areas of consumer acquisition. Until the summer of 2012, Jere was the CEO of Prospectiv, a highly-respected online customer acquisition company he founded in 1999 that connects the world’s leading national brands and local and online businesses to new customers. In 2011, Prospectiv was acquired by the Affinion Group, the global leader in customer engagement and loyalty solutions. Jere launched Prospectiv in 1999 and built the Company into the leader in online customer acquisition. With top brands like P&G, Walmart, Sony and hundreds of others as clients, Prospectiv focused on serving as a valuable strategic and cost-effective marketing strategy for brands and businesses looking to acquire female customers aged 25-54. In 2010 Prospectiv launched daily deal site, now a leader in the social commerce marketplace. Jere received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School following his undergraduate studies in marketing and finance at Boston College. He is also Vice President of the Boston College Alumni Association, serves on the Advisory Boards of Brodeur Partners, VERC Enterprises, Flashnotes, Coherent Path, Jebbit, OpenBay, Rocket Travel and Ellie Kai. Doyle also serves as an advisor to several smaller ventures and has coached many entrepreneurs.


Jill Shah is the SVP, Mindbody Exchange at MINDBODY, Inc. In April 2013 she sold her company, Jill’s List - an online marketplace for Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Healthcare – to MINDBODY, Inc.  Doctors and patients use Mindbody Exchange to refer their patients to CAM practitioners and companies subscribe to MINDBODY Exchange to give their employees tools, incentives, and a directory for booking with over 25,000 practitioners across the country. Employees find, compare and review great practitioners and learn how to pay for “alternative medicine” services which are not covered by their health insurance by using pre-tax dollars from their Flex-spending and Health Savings Accounts. Prior to Jill's List, Jill founded SoLUXE, a just-in-time network sales company that sells customizable home goods and clothing. Before she started SoLUXE, Jill was SVP, Business and Corporate Development for Mercator Software, a publicly-traded software company which she helped turn-around and sell to Ascential Software. She moved to Mercator from Monitor Group’s investment banking practice, MAST, where she served as a Vice President, and before that was part of an entrepreneurial team that helped to build the marketing and internet solutions company, Larry Miller Productions, which was then sold to iXL and taken public.Jill also was a founding member of the Design Salon for Women Entrepreneurs in Boston and serves on the Board of Overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, the Board of Trustees for the Kingsley Montessori School, the Board of Advisors for the Benson Henry Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Board of Advisors for the Cheng Tsui Center for Integrative Medicine.


Brian is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Prior to this he was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer globally for Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing service. In this role he oversaw all brand, member acquisition, member engagement, public relations, policy, partnership and internal and external communications efforts for this iconic, urban brand. Prior to Zipcar, Brian was a principal at the consultancy Little Harbor Group, and held executive positions at Boathouse, Upromise and Connection to eBay. He co-founded a travel startup called I'm in! in 2005 and earlier in his career worked for EF Education, Sheraton Hotels and Hill, Holliday Advertising. Brian received a master of business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in finance and marketing from Boston College.


Jacqueline is an advisor to startups regarding strategy and business development opportunities, specializing in the consumer and digital media industries. Previously, Jacqueline was CEO of Springpad, a personal organizer app with over 5M registered users on iOS, Android and the web, from 2013 until the summer of 2014. Prior to that, Jacqueline was VP of Corporate Development at Time Inc., one of the largest branded media companies in the world, reaching more than 120 million people each month across multiple platforms. With top brands like People, Time, InStyle, Fortune, Sports Illustrated and Real Simple, Time Inc. impacts its readers in all aspects of their life. At Time Inc., Jacqueline was responsible for any company acquisition including Grupo Expansíon (the premier independent publisher in Mexico),, shopping recommendation engine Stylefeeder and gaming site Mousebreaker (UK). She also oversaw their investment in, which later sold to Yahoo!, and the successful sale of The Parenting Group and Time for Media. Prior to that, Jacqueline spent seven years in media and entertainment investment banking working for CitiGroup and Merrill Lynch. Jacqueline holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and an AB from Duke University.


Currently a Partner in IPAS Ltd a Global Supply Chain Service Company, Peter, a US CPA, started his career with Price Waterhouse career in Chicago (1982), transferred to London (1985) and Hong Kong (1988). As an International Tax Manager he served multinational clients including NIKE, IBM, Exxon & AT&T. After joining Growth-Link Overseas (subsidiary of Feng Tay Enterprises), an exclusive NIKE manufacturer he oversaw Growth-Link’s M&A activity & daily operations. Growth-Link manufacturing Joint Ventures included domestic sales rights which NIKE utilized appointing Growth-Link as its China Licensee. Peter was instrumental in negotiating and setting up NIKE’s China Distribution. He joined the Children’s Place to lead the operations team starting up the Children’s Place Asian Pacific sourcing operations. Ten years later he was recruited by Carter’s / OshKosh as its Managing Director Asia Pacific to establish their Asian sourcing office which replaced some of their agent relationships in its sourcing mix. Peter frequently consults with brands and sourcing companies, is an annual speaker at the Asian Prime Source Forum and a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Global Apparel and Footwear Textile Initiative. He also serves on the Boards of several charities including The Carmel School and Chabad Greater China. Peter brings a wealth of Asian sourcing and operations know-how to the Ellie Kai advisory board.


Paul Teague was most recently President of Net-a-Porter Group in Asia Pacific leading the expansion of all brands under the Net-a-Porter Group in this region. Based in Hong Kong and prior to Net-a-Porter, Paul founded and built, the premiere China-based flash-sale site which was eventually sold to Net-a-Porter. An expert in expanding e-commerce business models into the European and Asian markets, Paul has been behind the advisory and success of such companies as Snapfish and (both UK expansions) and is the force behind NAOC Ventures which focuses on early stage private investments (New York, London, and Hong Kong). Paul also has 10+ years in the global finance sector assuming positions at both CITIGROUP (New York) and Bain & Company (Dallas, London, and Honk Kong). Paul was raised in Mexico, Peru, and Spain and graduated from Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City. He holds an MBA from Harvard University.

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