A lifelong technology entrepreneur, Mr. Cooper brings a wealth of experience in investor relations, corporate governance, financial oversight and operational management. In 1999 he founded one of the first Internet security companies to provide financial institutions with reliable risk management solutions for their technological assets. The organization grew very rapidly eventually serving more than 400 institutions in 43 states and 6 countries. Since his successful exit in 2006, Mr. Cooper has mentored various organizations in the US and Mexico on sales, operations and financial matters with a focus on turnaround management.
Yair Alan Griver
An advisor to multiple startups, author of five books and worldwide speaker, Mr. Griver has taken leading roles in both startups and at Microsoft. During his 10 years at Microsoft, Alan was the founding Group Program Manager for the billing stream underlying Microsoft’s Online services (Office 365, Dynamics, Windows Azure) supporting hundreds of millions of users and billions of dollars in business, an architect for the Microsoft.com community properties, and Group Manager for the Visual Studio Data group, which produces the tools used inside of Visual Studio, Office and SQL Server that surface data capabilities.
With 30 years of legal and business experience in the Austin-San Antonio corridor, Mr. Tuggey offers strategic and tactical legal, business and legislative counsel to owners of large and small business enterprises, as well as to public entities at the local, state, and national levels. His legal experience encompasses a wide variety of corporate business and tax-related matters, for both privately owned and publicly traded enterprises. In the legislative and business development arenas, he possesses special expertise in transportation, real estate and water development, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, construction materials, IT security, financial services, tech development and transfers, and retail operations. Mr. Tuggey received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. He formerly served as an officer in the United States Army.
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew has over 30 years of Marketing and Product Management experience. He has worked at both large, global companies (Siebel and Sears), and with several smaller companies and startups. He is an entrepreneur who founded a mobile application company. He led marketing at Winshuttle, helping the company grow from a startup to over $50M in revenue. Matthew has a degree in Physics from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). Outside work he enjoys spending time with his family, watching and sometimes playing rugby, and traveling.
Chief Financial Officer
Steven is a senior finance and operations executive with more than 25 years of executive-level management experience, specifically within technology-focused organizations. His specialties include: enterprise software/SaaS, international setup, M&A, raising capital, financial planning and modeling, and mergers. In his position as Managing Principal at New Venture Support, Inc., Steven provided CFO/COO support for early-stage companies and new ventures, with a focus on raising investment capital, international expansion, organizational infrastructure, financial planning and analysis. Previously, as Vice President Finance of Dexterra, Inc., an enterprise mobile software company, Steven raised $106M in venture funding and built global corporate and financial infrastructure to support international operations. Steven holds an MBA in International Business from Santa Clara University and a BS in Business Finance from San Jose State University.
Catherine M. Cooper
Director of Customer Relations
Ms. Cooper is a 7th-generation San Antonian with 30 years of accounting and customer service experience in various types of businesses in Texas. After spending several years managing a restaurant with more than 80 employees, she opted to turn her main focus to accounting and bookkeeping. She is comfortable working in any school of business, from restaurants to healthcare to legal to financial services. Her flexibility with handling multiple types of situations in different arenas makes her a valuable team member and a Jane-of-All-Trades. Ms. Cooper attended Baylor University, studying accounting and human resource management. Holding a Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification from the HR Certificate Institute and certified in QuickBooks, she keeps herself up to date in all areas of interest by also being a Certified Pharmacy Technician and a Texas Master Gardener.
Director of Sales
Jeff is an accomplished sales executive with over thirty years experience in the financial services sector. He began his career with MetLife and for over two decades held various sales and marketing leadership roles. Prior to joining Justice For Me, he spent seven years helping credit unions grow loans, manage risk, and improve the lives of their members. Jeff believes that if you listen twice as much as you talk and treat people the way you would like to be treated, good things happen. He serves as the Board Chair to the Rhode Island American Parkinson's Disease Association. Jeff resides in Rhode Island and received his BFA from Central Connecticut State University.
Rachel Elsberry is an award-winning communicator, project manager, journalist, writer, producer, media coach, connector and big thinker with more than 15 years of experience in the television news, media, communications and public relations industries. That experience also includes more than ten years of supervisory and leadership experience and project management as an executive producer in television news and as a public relations professional. Rachel is a 2015 PR News Digital PR Awards Nominee in the Crisis Communications category, a Lone Star Emmy nominee and a two-time Edward R. Murrow recipient.
Customer Relations Specialist
Ms. Tawil is excited to be back in the work force after over a decade hiatus while raising two beautiful daughters. The time away from an office wasn’t time away from business. She established a successful business which is still thriving after 12 years. As a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Ms. Tawil truly enjoys working with and helping others. Having an opportunity to be a part of a company so invested in helping others is exactly where she is meant to be.