Board of Directors

Daniel Schley
Chairman; Managing Partner, Dolphin Capital

Dan is the co-founder and managing partner of Dolphin Capital Group, a private equity firm focusing on early-stage and middle market companies in the Intermountain West region, and Dolphin II, an investment partnership which focuses on funding and nurturing companies in their start-up and seed stage. Over a 42 year career, Dan has served as chairman and CEO of numerous companies, both public and private, in the technology, financial services and consumer products sectors. In addition to Rocketail, Dan serves on the board of directors of Winder Farms and MapleMama Beverages. Dan holds a, A.B. degree in economics and political science from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Michael Militello
Director; CEO, Rocketail, LLC

Michael currently serves as CEO of Rocketail. Prior to that, Michael served as President of Waltco Lift Corp., a leading manufacturer of lift-gates serving the North American truck equipment industry. During his tenure, he doubled sales and significantly increased profitability by streamlining manufacturing operations, developing new market-leading product lines and repositioning the company’s marketing strategy. Michael holds an A.B. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Blake Kirby
Director, Chairman & CEO, Inovar

Blake is the CEO of Inovar, Inc, the Premier Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider in the Rocky Mountain Region. Blake co-founded Inovar in 1998 and has been the Chairman and majority shareholder since that time. Blake has been involved in numerous entrepreneurial ventures in a variety of industries including finance, technology and manufacturing. He was a finalist for the 2004 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He began his career with the consulting division of KPMG International. Blake is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Utah State University.

Eric Jacobsen
Director; Managing Partner, Gratitude Railroad

Eric Jacobsen is a co-founder of Gratitude Railroad, a community of investors committed to helping solve environmental and social problems through the profitable deployment of capital into conscious businesses. He is also co-founder of Dolphin Capital, a private equity firm which invests in high growth companies in the Mountain West region, in Utah. Previously, Jacobsen was the founder and CEO of TNT Sound which was sold in 1983, Vice President of MECA Software which went public and was sold to H&R Block in 1994, and Founder and President of Home Financial Network which was sold to Sybase in 2000. Jacobsen chairs the boards of Ragnar Events and Winder Farms. He also sits on the boards of Innovation in Action’s Audacious Institute & Frank Hervey Cook Scholarship. Jacobsen received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, The intersection of Compassion and Capitalism.