Justin Baer, Founder

Justin Baer, New York University graduate and entrepreneur, has launched the revolutionary guest list and event check in app Check In Easy. The idea was born from social business venture, CharityHappenings.org and CharityHappenings Ticketing clients who were fed up with the inefficiency of paper check-in.

Prior to founding Check In Easy, Justin launched its predecessor company CharityHappenings.org LLC, a social business venture providing the non-profit sector with a web-based master calendar, ticketing service and supplier directory. As CEO, he grew CharityHappenings.org’s subscriber base to over 20,000 and over 179,000 Facebook fans, firmly establishing the website as the preeminent online hub for non-profit events.

Prior to Mr. Baer’s work at CharityHappenings.org, he founded The Cure Card, LLC in 2003 to develop and market a loyalty card concept targeting charitable causes. As CEO, Mr. Baer steered The Cure Card, LLC to raise over $1.3 million for Evelyn Lauder's Breast Cancer Research Foundation in it’s first year; the company was since sold to cause-related marketing firm, Profit For All, Inc. and has raised over $2 million for charitable causes to date. Prior to his work as an independent entrepreneur, Mr. Baer was an acquisitions analyst for Ramer Equities, Inc., a private equity group in Maryland. In addition to his position as CEO of Check In Easy, he is the founder of College Crossroads, LLC, a college preparation company. Mr. Baer also serves as a trustee to The Baer Family Foundation. Mr. Baer graduated from New York University magna cum laude in 2004, receiving his bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing.

Advisors

Richard Harris – General Partner, Mt. Weather Capital
Richard Harris is a founder and General Partner of Mt. Weather Capital. His investments include DCL Medical Laboratories (acquired by LabCorp), Drugscan and Pathology Inc.. Richard currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Novariant, TerraGo, SiOnyx and VBrick. He was responsible for multiple successful exits including Cronos Integrated Microsystems (acquired by JDS Uniphase), MDLinx (acquired by Sony), Intelliworks (acquired by Hobsons), Woodwind Communications (acquired by Vina Technologies) and Telarix (acquired by Brown Brothers Harriman). Richard led the creation of RedShift Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early stage technology companies. He is also a former Managing Director with SpaceVest, a venture capital firm focused on commercializing space related technologies.. An active member of the mid-Atlantic entrepreneurial community, Richard currently serves on the advisory board of the University of Maryland's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. He is a former board member of MTECH and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), and a founder and past Chairman of the Young Atlantic Venture Association. Richard is a former Clinical Professor for the R.H. Smith School of Business. He received an M.B.A and J.D. from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Economics from Denison University.
Richard Harris – General Partner, Mt. Weather Capital.

Richard Harris is a founder and General Partner of Mt. Weather Capital. His investments include DCL Medical Laboratories (acquired by LabCorp), Drugscan and Pathology Inc.. Richard currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Novariant, TerraGo, SiOnyx and VBrick. He was responsible for multiple successful exits including Cronos Integrated Microsystems (acquired by JDS Uniphase), MDLinx (acquired by Sony), Intelliworks (acquired by Hobsons), Woodwind Communications (acquired by Vina Technologies) and Telarix (acquired by Brown Brothers Harriman). Richard led the creation of RedShift Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early stage technology companies. He is also a former Managing Director with SpaceVest, a venture capital firm focused on commercializing space related technologies.. An active member of the mid-Atlantic entrepreneurial community, Richard currently serves on the advisory board of the University of Maryland's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. He is a former board member of MTECH and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), and a founder and past Chairman of the Young Atlantic Venture Association. Richard is a former Clinical Professor for the R.H. Smith School of Business. He received an M.B.A and J.D. from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Economics from Denison University.

Douglas Ramer – President and General Partner, Ramer Equities, Inc.

Mr. Ramer currently serves as president and general partner of Ramer Equities, Inc., a private equity fund. Ramer Equities specializes in long horizon investments in which it acquires and builds businesses in partnership with management. The fund primarily invests in manufacturing and distribution companies with high growth potentials, targeting companies with at least $20 million in revenue. In addition to serving in his position at Ramer Equities, Mr. Ramer is also chairman of the board at Scott Paint, Onguard Industries and Maverick International, each a portfolio company of Ramer Equities.

Betsy Cohen – Chief Financial Officer of Merchantry, Inc.

Ms. Cohen brings 20 years of financial management experience to her position as chief financial officer at Ixtens, Inc. She previously served as chief financial officer of PlanetFeedback, which she co-founded in 1999. During her time at PlanetFeedback, she led the financing of the company and its merger with Intelliseek; the combined venture was sold to The Nielsen Company in 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Cohen served on the executive management team of Dialog Bank, a start-up which grew into Troika Dialog, one of the leading financial institutions in Russia today. She previously worked as a private equity investor at Oak Tree Capital and has served as an advisor to several start-ups. Ms. Cohen currently serves on the board of Student Sponsor Partners and other education-related boards. She received an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.