WHAT WE DO

We create elegant, easy-to-use solutions to complex problems.

We explore different angles, never afraid to challenge the status quo.

We build to help others succeed, fueled by empathy and curiosity.

THE TEAM

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Mike Wallace

CEO & Founder

Mike is a consummate inventor whose love for creating began in 1980 when he received his first patent. Since then he's authored two computer games, invented and licensed numerous toys, developed automotive software for GM, conceived and led the development of an interactive TV software platform for Ensequence, and was named one of NRN's Most Influential Solutions Providers in 2021.

 

When Mike isn't sitting around counting his 50+ issued patents, he’s in a deep dive on Indian food, cocktails, transglobal sailboat races or pizza.

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Miriam Kim

COO & Founder

Miriam's unique blend of big company and start-up experience helps her build and lead highly impactful technology teams. After a 12-year tenure at Intel, Miriam built company operations from inception for Ensequence, assembling a team of 40+ employees and overseeing their first product release. Miriam was named one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2021 Women Worth Watching.

Miriam enjoys playing tennis, watching rom coms and spending time with family.

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Jayson Tipp

Chief Growth Officer

After starting a restaurant industry career in store ops in the early 80's, Jayson has held leadership roles in marketing, tech, finance, strategy and development with brands like Starbucks, Potbelly, redbox, Pincho and Papa Murphy's. Recently, Jayson has worked with restaurant-focused tech startups including Bridg and GoTab.

Married for 30+ years with two children, Jayson has also pursued a semi-professional career as a contemporary jazz composer and musician.

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dan short

VP of Analytics

With extensive experience providing methodologically sound business analytics to both enterprise and SMB, Dan has deep expertise building data systems that deliver value through meaningful insights. 

When he's not analyzing, Dan likes to spend time exploring the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest and hanging out on the Columbia River.

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HUGH MACKWORTH

Interim CFO

With a knack for being part of momentous creations, Hugh spent years in various roles supporting instrumental innovations at Xerox, Apple and 3Com before introducing the world to invisible digital watermarking as the founding CEO at Digimarc. Hugh led the Oregon Venture Fund investment team during Perfect's first financing and has been an active board member since inception.

 

In his spare time, Hugh loves being with his family, biking, programming and cooking.

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APOLLO

The Perfect Dog

For the last 12 years, Miriam's dog    Apollo has rooted for the team's success despite his persistent grumpy face. He's always looking up, which reflects a deep sense of optimism as well as his extremely short legs.

 

When he's not sleeping, Apollo likes to hunt crumbs and snort for treats, even if he's already eaten them all.

THE ADVISORS

ANAND GALA

Anand is the Founder and Managing Partner of Gala Capital Partners, LLC, an investment firm focused on lower middle market franchisors, software companies and commercial real estate. The current investment portfolio includes interests in chain restaurants, software & technology, real estate development, franchising and public equities investment. 

JIM BALIS

Jim specializes in restaurant turnarounds and growth by leveraging proven processes and technology to optimize concept performance. He’s currently staying busy as Managing Director of the Strategic Operations Group at CapitalSpring, CEO at Sizzling Platter and owns LuLu’s Pizza in Boise, ID.

JIM COLLINS

Jim is a tech industry vet turned restaurant industry innovator whose varied career has one consistent thread: finding ways to maximize revenues for small businesses. He's the former CEO of the successful ghost kitchen pioneer, Kitchen United, and owner of the full-service restaurant Town Kitchen & Grill.

STEVE HEELEY

Steve is known for embracing innovation to catapult growth while creating world-class cultures built on shared purpose and vision, was most recently the CEO of Veggie Grill, a leading fast-casual plant-based chain. He comes from the ops side of the business, leading strong, efficient teams at Baja Fresh, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Au Bon Pain before serving as President and CEO of The Earl of Sandwich.

THE money

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THE HEADLINES

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