Ben White – Founder/CEO
Creator of the voting process that provides the integrity for online elections, Ben is the founder of LBD. He is the former COO of DSE Rec, where he oversaw the company sales, marketing, and customer service operations, and was the functional designer of a 13-module software suite. His leadership and management experience spans both the software and fitness/recreation industry. He is a 2017 graduate of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs’ Top Gun program, and holds an M.S. from Oregon State University. He lives in Cumberland County, Maine with his wife and two daughters.
An attorney at Trafton, Metzer, Belleau & Frenette, Adam specializes in municipal law and civil litigation. He has served as the primary litigator for the city of Portland, ME and as a member of the Auburn, ME city council.
Caroline is a business operations specialist, currently serving as Director of Operational Effectiveness at Unum. She has previously led sales, marketing, and development efforts at a variety of organizations, including Idexx, Quoddy, and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.
Joe has enjoyed an extensive career in the insurance industry with a strong emphasis on risk management and claims. With over 40 years of experience, he has served as Executive Vice President of Claims and Senior Vice President of Marketing for a large national insurer, and as Chief Operating Officer for a specialized international insurance company. He is currently serving as an elected Council Representative for the Town of Belvidere, N.J.
Josh is the owner and founder of Fentron, a software security firm based in Westerville, OH specializing in vulnerability management, penetration testing, and secure program development.
Richie is the Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Goodworld. Having successfully exited his first business in 2019, he leads the Cheerful SaaS product line, which is a leading charitable fundraising and civic engagement platform that rounds up your purchases for nonprofit causes. Richie heads Goodworld’s product and business development efforts with a specialty in brand elevation and vertical innovation. With 10+ years experience in UX design, film/media, identity and storytelling, Richie has worked with industry-leading brands including Forever21, Canon, New Belgium, Pentax, Marmot, Rawlings, Fruit of the Loom, Frontier Airlines among others, and has collaborated with some of the nation’s leading advertising agencies including CP+B and Space150.
Vinko is a full-stack software developer, entrepreneur, and business mentor. He has served as a senior manager at PayPal following the acquisition by PayPal of his own company.