Empowering the better way to integrate
nChannen is a SaaS software that empowers retailers, wholesalers, and technologists with integration tools to sync data and automate processes among eCommerce, ERP, POS and 3PL systems. Our cloud-based software delivers pre-built and configurable integration solutions to automate high-volume data transactions with accuracy and transparency from order fulfillment to inventory synchronization and supply chain management. We enable merchants to scale their online business across new sales channels and fulfillment processes by driving revenue and reducing operating costs.
The nChannel partner ecosystem consists of retail software vendors, agencies and VARS to deliver end to end technology solutions to help B2C and B2B merchants exceed at all aspects of their multichannel operations.
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Jeff is a 20 year veteran of the retail, financial services and insurance industry. He developed and led Finance Administration for an Ohio-based insurance market aggregator with more than 59 equity owners and more than 400 Ohio-based agencies. Jeff partnered with Steve in 2008 after selling his shares in a successful agency in Central Ohio to further lead the development of the company’s financial software synchronization practice.
Peter Korda is the Senior Vice President of Operations for FacilitySource, a Warburg Pincus-backed company providing facilities maintenance services and information systems to over 100 large retailers in North America.
In prior roles, Peter was President of Scotts LawnService, a VP running several businesses for Sears Home Services, SVP of operations and commercial sales for Intagio, and head of business development for BankOne.com. He also spent several years as a marketing and business development executive at Sterling Commerce, now a division of IBM.
Peter began his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) serving retail and financial services clients on strategy, change management, and large systems projects. His academic background includes an undergraduate degree from Williams College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mike Bechtold is the Managing Director of Grouse Ridge Capital, LLC, a single family office serving as a Private Equity, Venture Capital and Advisory Services Firm. Mike is responsible for oversight of the investment portfolio including early stage tech start-up entities, AI / Robotics entities, manufacturing entities and servicing capital and restructuring advisory engagements.
In addition, Mike is Executive Vice President of Brayman Construction Corporation, an ENR 400 heavy/civil, specialty geotechnical contractor, President of Airquest Aviation, a multi-location FBO (Fixed Base Operator) providing aircraft management, charter, maintenance and flight training services, and Executive Vice President of Advanced Construction Robotics, a world-leader in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics development for the construction industry.
Mike began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, serving public and private entities in the metals industry (steel & aluminum) and the retail industry. Mike received his B.S. in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991.
Parker MacDonell is the Managing Director of Ohio TechAngel Funds (OTAF) at Rev1 Ventures in Columbus. Rev1 Ventures is an investor startup studio that helps startups grow, and corporates innovate. The mission of OTAF and Rev1 Ventures is to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into great companies. Mr. MacDonell has served on the boards of ten for-profit companies, two of which had successful liquidity events. Today he serves on the boards of OTAF portfolio companies MentorcliQ, nChannel, Rapchat, and EmployStream.
Mr. MacDonell is a seasoned financial services and business executive whose personal mission is to help others succeed in business. His financial services career has combined commercial banking, angel investing, and startup business ventures. At Bank One, he led teams of retail, commercial, and community bankers. At CFBank, he successfully launched the bank’s entry into the Columbus market and built a base of satisfied clients. He has served on the boards of 12 not-for-profit organizations in the arts, workforce development, healthcare, and other fields. Mr. MacDonell has served for six years on the board of the Angel Capital Association and as its treasurer for two of those years.
Mr. MacDonell holds an undergraduate degree in music from Dartmouth College and a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management. In his spare time, he is a singer/songwriter who performs with a band and releases recordings of his original songs.
Jim joined Tidewater in 2011 and serves as the Facilities Division Manager. In this role, he is responsible for leading a $10M annual line of business and manage/co-manage four offices and over 40 personnel Nationwide. He serves as Contract/Program Manager on 12 Department of Defense (DoD) facility maintenance contracts, simultaneously across 135 locations. In addition, Jim also supports coordination of additional large-scale maintenance contracts for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). The HUD work alone spans over 3,000 locations across a wide geographic area in the Southeast. Tidewater’s MEDCOM work includes facility maintenance/construction and program support at over six international locations. Finally, Jim is a Lead Advisor for Facility Maintenance and Management (FMM) Plus©, Tidewater’s Centralized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) solution.
Before joining Tidewater, Jim spent 20 years at Battelle Memorial Institute in the environmental product line. Over the last 5 years of his career at Battelle, he led the munitions response and installation sustainability service areas.
Jim is married and has a 11-year old son. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Jim volunteers his time with coaching youth sports and serves as President of his neighborhood homeowners association. He enjoys playing tennis and golf.