Jason Wilk is the co-founder and has served as Chief Executive Officer of Dave since May 2016. Mr. Wilk has over 15 years of experience building digital companies. In April 2010, Mr. Wilk founded WriteyBoard, an international whiteboard and furniture solution for startup companies and small businesses, where he still acts as current advisor. Prior to WriteyBoard, from January 2010 to July 2016, Mr. Wilk founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of AllScreen.TV, a technology platform that enabled large media outlets to syndicate their digital content to over 500 publishers. Mr. Wilk began his career as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of 1DaySports.com, which was acquired in 2008. Mr. Wilk holds a B.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration where he studied international business and technology.
Brendan Carroll is a Senior Partner at Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC, which he co-founded in 2007. He is responsible for strategic initiatives and firm operations in addition to sourcing, evaluating and executing investment opportunities. Mr. Carroll also oversees marketing, fundraising, business development and investor relations for the firm. Mr. Carroll has served as member of the board of directors of Victory Park portfolio company, johnnie-O, since 2015, and has served as a member of the board of directors and as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of each of VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II (Nasdaq: VPCB), a special purpose acquisition company founded by an affiliate of Victory Park, and VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. (NYSE: VPCB), a special purpose acquisition company founded by an affiliate of Victory Park, since January 2021. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Carroll was a member of the Solutions Group at Magnetar Capital LLC, where he specialized in direct financings to lower middle market companies. He has held various investment banking positions at William Blair and Robertson Stephens, specializing in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Carroll received a B.A. in government from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He speaks frequently on debt and private equity investing issues and has served as a guest lecturer and panelist at the University of Chicago’s Booth Global School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School. Mr. Carroll is a member of the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Loyola Press and previously served on the Board of Regents at Georgetown University. He is also a director on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is also a member of the board’s Finance Committee.
Andrea Mitchell is the Managing Partner and a founding member of Mitchell Sandler LLC, a nationally recognized law firm in banking and finance law, since May 2019. Prior to joining Mitchell Sandler, Ms. Mitchell was a partner at the law firm of BuckleySandler from January 2011 to April 2019, which she joined in April 2009 as an associate. Prior to BuckleySandler, Ms. Mitchell served as Counsel in the Legal Division at the Federal Reserve Board from September 2007 to April 2009, where she worked on numerous consumer regulations, advised supervised entities on queries related to consumer protection statutes, and participated in several interagency task forces. Ms. Mitchell received her J.D. from American University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Pope served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Shutterfly, Inc. from October 2015 until his retirement in November 2019. He has over 25 years of finance and technology experience having served as Chief Financial Officer at numerous technology companies, including Clean Power Finance, Inc., MarketTools Inc., Network General Corporation, DigitalThink, Inc. and Dionex Corporation. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chairman at both Arlo Technologies, Inc. and Dionex Corporation. Mr. Pope received his MBA from University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Stanford University.
Dan joined Metromile in 2013 as Chief Technology Officer before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2014. Under his leadership, Metromile has experienced significant policy, premium and employee growth. The company has also established itself as the industry leader in leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the customer experience and lower loss ratios. Metromile has been voted a Best Place to Work by Glassdoor and the Phoenix Business Journal.
Prior to joining Metromile, Dan was the co-founder and CTO of AisleBuyer, a mobile retail innovator that was acquired by Intuit in April 2012. He has published several research papers on machine learning with applications such as astrophysics, remote sensing, and computer vision.
Dan holds a master's degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University, where he received the Michtom Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude with highest honors in Computer Science.
Tesa Aragones is president of North America for AKQA, a global design and innovation agency. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Tillys (NYSE: TLYS), a leading specialty retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories. She is on the Board of Advisors for ChangeUp, Encantos and Unbias. She is also an Advisor, Adjunct Speaker at the Stanford Community College, part of the Stanford Design School designed for and by brown and black community members. Tesa is a contributing writer for AdWeek and has been awarded Ad Age’s Top 40 Marketers Under 40, Forbes CMO, AdWeek CMO, and Business Insider CMO. She has more than two decades of brand marketing, digital branding and digital innovation expertise. Throughout her career, she has worked for some of the most iconic brands and industry leaders, including Nike, Volkswagen, Apple, XBOX, Bacardi, Universal Studios, and more. She has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Discord Inc. and Visual Supply Company, and prior to, held various director-level marketing roles at Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE), with her last role as Senior Brand Director Global, Women’s Training. Earlier in her career, she held leadership positions at David & Goliath and Volkswagen Group of America.