Mr. Mueller also serves as the President of Mid America Capital, Inc., an investment banking and advisory firm which specializes in middle-market mergers and acquisitions and troubled company acquisitions, and the President of The American Outdoorsman, Inc., the operator of the American Outdoorsman TV show, which has been showcasing the best of outdoors for over 20 years, and related online, broadcast, product manufacturing and licensing businesses.
Jim is an experienced executive and advisor with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, creative financial structure, business valuations, new business ventures and strategic partnerships and alliances. Mueller holds a BS in Environment Design and Construction Management from the University of Missouri.
Mr. Rash has established himself over the course of a 30-year career in strategic & corporate development, marketing and operations. Prior to joining Shoutz, Mr. Rash served as President & CEO of Dineplex International, a portfolio company of a private investment firm.
Prior to joining Dineplex, Mr. Rash served as Senior Vice President of strategic development and as a member of the senior leadership team at AMC Entertainment Inc., one of the world’s leading theatrical exhibition companies. Through leadership roles in operations, marketing, real estate and strategic development, Mr. Rash distinguished himself over the course of a 25-year career with AMC. His accomplishments include serving as the company’s senior executive in the formation of many high-profile, industry-changing businesses, including: establishing the world’s largest IMAX joint venture; the formation of Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, designed to deploy digital cinema technology throughout the U.S. and Canada; the formation and successful IPO of National CineMedia, an integrated media company; and the formation and launch of Movietickets.com, a world-wide leader in internet ticketing for theatrical exhibition.
Past private company boards on which he has served include: MovieTickets.com, Digital Cinema Implementation Partners and Midland-Empire Partners. Mr. Rash graduated from the University of South Dakota, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration.
Having started his career as a developer, he quickly moved into management and has since provided leadership expertise in a variety of high profile, fast-paced digital marketing environments. Former clients include Simon Malls, Burger King, and the Cartoon Network.
Mr. Wright’s primary skills are team building and product construction, and he has an intuitive feel for marketing analytics. Mr. Wright delivers products that are built from the ground up to perform.
Having enjoyed success at companies such as Intouch Solutions, Lockton Companies, Security Benefit Group and Houlihan’s, Mr. Akers brings to Shoutz 20 years of deep management experience in operations, project management, business system analysis and technology.
Mr. Akers holds a degree in Information Technology from Phoenix University and a Masters in Business Administration from Baker University.
Mr. Jordan has over 15 years experience in graphic design and film & television production. Previously the Creative Director for The American Outdoorsman, one of the longest running hunting and fishing shows on television. Has provided creative direction for Shoutz Inc. since its conception in 2011, including company branding, app & web design, digital & print sales and marketing creative. Has specialized in graphic design, post production, and motion graphics for numerous companies including ESPN’s TV show The Life, NYCTV, and Bad Boy Entertainment. Received a BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University.
Mr. Saunders is an attorney and entrepreneur. In addition to serving corporate, securities and technology clients, he was previously a principal in nVenio Technologies, Inc., a healthcare data mining company, principal in EnCore Water Services LLC and former Founder and CEO of WaterTexas, early participants in private water supply development in Texas.
Past experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Adhesive Software, Inc. an Internet software developer, member at Prickett & Saunders, PLLC an Austin-based boutique law firm focused on counseling start-up and development stage companies, and associate at Thompson & Knight in Dallas and Austin. Mr. Saunders holds a B.A. in economics and history from Duke University and a J.D. from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Marshall is a CPA and Senior Executive with over 30 years financial and operations management experience. From startups to turnarounds he has led organizations from 50 employees and subcontractors doing $6 million in revenue to a large multi-state regional operation for a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 Company with responsibility for over 2,200 individuals generating revenues in excess of $300 million per year.
Mr. Marshall has held the title of President/CEO, Regional VP, General Manager and Chief Financial Officer for a Highway Construction Company operating a propriety technology with jobs all around the globe. Mr. Marshall graduated Cum Laude from Graceland University.
Mr. Nulph has 30-years of executive experience within the lottery industry. Past executive roles include: President, GameShark Consulting, working to solve lottery and casino gaming problems; Vice President New Product Development, Camelot Global Services, a world-wide lottery operator; Director of Marketing, New Video Gaming Technologies, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Oberthur Gaming Technologies; and Senior Director of Marketing, Scientific Games, a world-wide company providing services, systems and products to both the lottery and pari-mutuel wagering industries.
Mr. Nulph began his career with marketing positions in the Missouri and Virginia State Lotteries. Mr. Nulph graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Science in Communications.
Mr. Hutchison is a lottery, Internet, telecommunications and television executive with over twenty-five years’ experience launching lottery, online and mobile gaming products and content in over twenty-five US states and foreign countries. With contacts and associates at the highest levels of government and regulatory bodies in lottery operations, Mr. Hutchison has launched lottery operating and telecommunications marketing companies and ran multi-million dollar companies in both the US and in a number of countries around the world.
Most recently, Mr. Hutchison was President of Gaming Solutions International, and prior to that was Public Gaming Manager for International Gaming Technology (IGT), both of Las Vegas, Nevada.