Board of Directors

Rick Carlson

Rick Carlson

CEO, SharpSpring Inc. / Founder, SharpSpring

Rick is a founder of SharpSpring and CEO of the group. He started with the goal of bringing marketing analytics and automation tools to small and medium businesses on an affordable and easy-to-use SaaS platform. Rick has 12 years of executive management experience in the technology sector, holding positions such as president, CEO, general manager, and board positions at several successful Internet security companies such as AVG. Rick now seeks to transform the digital marketing technology sector by offering an innovative, easy-to-use digital marketing solution to customers around the world.

Steven Huey

Steven Huey

Chairman

An experienced executive in leading and growing technology-based businesses, Huey has managed aggressive and innovative management teams during his 30-year career. Currently, Huey is CEO of Capture Higher Ed, an industry-leading technology firm that helps educational institutions meet their enrollment goals. Prior to that, Huey was COO of The Learning House, Inc., where he was instrumental in tripling the size of the company in three years. Mr. Huey received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Miami University and an MBA from Emory University.

Marietta Davis

Director

Davis is an experienced corporate executive with a career spanning more than 30 years in the technology sector, most notably with global organizations like Microsoft, IBM and Tata Consulting. She currently serves on the advisory board of DataOceans and as a director of Youth Villages. Davis spent over a decade at Microsoft culminating in her role as Vice President of U.S. Dynamic Sales. In that position, she oversaw approximately 400 sales, marketing, technical and customer success professionals and helped define the marketing/sales motion strategy for Microsoft’s Dynamics Customer relationship management (CRM) Cloud and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products and services.

David Buckel

Director

Over the past fifteen years, David Buckel has served as Chief Financial Officer for public and private companies in the IT, software, service, healthcare, Internet and technology industries, ranging from startup ventures, consolidations, turnaround situations and leading fast growing profit driven corporations. His extensive experience spans SEC reporting companies, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, deal structure and investor presentations. He has recently served on the board of directors of SouthPeak Gaming (public company) and Racemi Inc., as the audit committee chair. Mr. Buckel received his MBA from Syracuse University and a BS from Canisius College; and is a Certified Management Accountant with National Certification.

Dan Allen

Director

Dan Allen is the founder of Corona Park Investment Partners and currently serves as CEO of Evercel (OTC: EVRC), the parent company of Printronix, a global leader in industrial printing solutions, where Allen serves as the Chairman.  Prior to founding Corona Park Investment Partners, Allen spent nearly a decade at Bain Capital where he led more than a dozen investments in venture and late-stage technology companies.   Prior to his time at Bain Capital, Allen was on the founding team at Fandango.  Earlier in his career, Allen also served as a strategy consultant at McKinsey and Company, and worked at ABCNews in Moscow, London, Hong Kong and New York City.