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Glenn Wisegarver - Founder, CEO

CPA, MBA, CGMA

Glenn Wisegarver is CEO of Sigma IQ - One of the dirty, little secrets in the F&A function is that there is still a lot of work done manually with very little help beyond spreadsheets. Glenn's vision for Sigma IQ is based on his desire to help F&A teams get rid of these manual, repetitive tasks so they can realize their full potential delivering critical high value work to their organizations. Sigma IQ's first product is focused on solving the hardest data problem that generates the most manual work in the financial close process - matching reconciliations.

Glenn has personally lived the pain of the manual hell F&A teams endure through his decades of F&A experience. Prior to starting Sigma IQ, Glenn served in a variety of F&A roles and at all levels, including Internal Auditor, Cost Analyst, Financial Analyst, Finance Manager, Division Controller, as well as CFO for almost 10 years. In addition, Glenn held Manager, Senior Manager, and Director roles in the CFO Services Practice at Arthur Andersen and its successor, Hitachi Consulting, eventually leading the CFO Services Practice for the PNW.

The challenges confronting F&A staff are as unique as are their industries and countries. To Sigma IQ, Glenn brings his first hand experience of these problems across industries as varied as automotive, aviation, biotechnology, banking, insurance, financial services, ship building, manufacturing, computer software, healthcare, computer hardware, retail, REIT, and not-for-profit, and across countries beyond the US, such as the Canada, UK, Korea, China, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa, Poland, and France.

Glenn is a veteran of the US Air Force with 93 combat sorties and earned a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly and an MBA from Berkeley before becoming a CPA and CGMA. His time as a C-130 navigator and engineering background gives Glenn a deep appreciation for the role technology can have in improving F&A operations. He successfully implemented more than a dozen single Tier 1 and Tier 2 ERPs, BI, consolidation, forecasting, and budgeting systems, built international F&A teams and led turnaround efforts with dramatic improvements in core finance KPIs, and somehow managed to implement a 150-person call center along the way.

He regularly gives back to the community and previously served on the Governing Council of the AICPA, Chair and Board of Directors for the Washington State Society of CPAs , Chair and Board of Directors for the Washington State Chapter of Financial Executives International, Chair and Board of Trustees for Bloodworks Northwest, Manager and Board of Directors for Eastlake Little League, and Boy Scout Troop 571 Assistant Scoutmaster.

Glenn is a competitive sailor, loves being outside and spending time with his wife, family and Beagle.

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Rob McDaniel - CTO

Mathematics, Machine Learning and Economics

Rob is the CTO of Sigma IQ, where he leads the development of the world's first fully machine-learned matching engine for enterprise-scale account reconciliation. In addition to startups and smaller companies, Rob spent 10 years at Microsoft working on Windows Phone and Excel, built machine learning systems at PayScale to normalize unstructured data, and most recently managed Applied Sciences at Rakuten, where his team unified machine learning across international markets and taxonomies. He also once worked in a lollipop factory.

The child of a software engineer, Rob grew up with computers and was the only one of his friends with a bang path. However, rob's rebellious nature resisted following Dad's career as long as it could. Despite a brief and confused romance with physics (and alpine climbing), ultimately it was his love of math which betrayed him. During a long courtship with profressional engineering, Rob discovered machine learning, fell in love with NLP and semantics, and ultimately discovered graphs and topologies, which of course is where all roads lead because #GraphsAreEverywhere.

He loves difficult challenges, both physical and mental, but especially loves unsupervised machine learning problems. He is also the kind of person who says “please” and “thank you” to Siri. In his spare time, he enjoys studying math and linguistics, graph theory and doing anything in the mountains.

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Scott Fasser - VP Marketing

BA, MBA, Adjunct Professor

Scott is VP of Marketing at Sigma IQ where he does his level best to introduce finance and accounting types to the beauty of using next generation technology that will relieve them of doing the boring, repetitive tasks. Scott started his career in Garbage and Recycling, serving as the General Manager of Finance and Information for one of the largest Material Reclamation Facilities (MRF) on the West Coast where he learned to appreciate the power of integrated systems, operations management and measurement.

He made the move to technology and has spent the last 20+ years in the product management and digital marketing worlds including launching the World Opponent Network for Sierra On-Line, building one of the largest paid search programs in Seattle at RealNetworks, managing the cross-sell testing program at Amazon, running his own digital marketing consulting agency and growing several start-up businesses in the marketing automation and mobile app space including Prophet.com, Optify.net and Tomorrow.me.

Scott is originally from Texas where he got a BA from Trinity University, but moved to Seattle to get his MBA from the University of Washington in 1991. Scott spends as much time as possible hiking, skiing and being unplugged in the mountains with wife, two children and two dogs. He also enjoys sharing what he’s learned as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business where he teaches Digital Marketing Systems & Strategies at the MBA level and Digital Marketing Analytics as a Certification course.

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