FanBank has created an exciting marketplace where big-name brands and local, independent businesses come together to engage consumers in a whole new way. By seizing on consumer desire to “shop local,” the FanBank marketplace creates a reason for these shoppers to support locally-owned merchants. Local businesses take advantage of an array of marketing collateral and programs which help them generate sales, consumer excitement and loyalty. Consumers are rewarded with a common currency, FanCoins, for spending their money with participating, locally-owned and operated businesses. Consumers can then spend their FanCoins right back in their communities at the same locally-owned businesses or on other experiences offered by sought-after brands and community attractions covering sports, entertainment and more. With FanBank, "Everybody Wins."
Mitch has been inventing and launching companies that serve Main Street businesses since starting his first from his Dartmouth dorm room 20 years ago. His first two ventures were both sold to public companies and his last, OnDeck, recently went public with more than 400 employees and more than $150 million in annual revenue. (NYSE:ONDK)
Today, Mitch creates scalable solutions for Main Street businesses through his technology incubator, Tech on Main. He is also CoChair of the MicroCapital Task Force, a coalition of private sector leaders advising Treasury and The White House on capital access and other issues effecting Main Street. Mitch's companies have twice been named to the Inc. 500 and to Forbes list of most promising companies. He is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner.
Mitch and his wife Samantha Ettus have three children.
David serves as FanBank's President, responsible day-to-day for the development and operation of the FanBank marketplace. David joined FanBank in 2014 after holding a leadership position at the technology start up Procurian in its growth from a ten person team to over 850 people worldwide. David has dedicated his career to helping companies outsource key functions most recently by reducing costs of goods and operations for hundreds of top companies.
David holds an MBA with honors from Erasmus University's Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands and a BS in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
David and his wife Michaela have three children.
Lauren was a television news reporter for 10 years before joining the FanBank team. With a love for shopping local and telling great stories, Lauren was immediately attracted to FanBank - with the hope of writing an exclusive news story on the new company launching in Memphis! Once she learned more about how FanBank was building the first ever shop local program in the town she loved, Lauren decided to join the team! Now Lauren spends her days talking with business owners and local shoppers about how to help drive sales through this revolutionary program.
Lauren and her husband Cole have two children.