Scott Meacham, President and CEO of i2E, Inc.
As President and CEO, Scott Meacham leads i2E’s efforts to create knowledge-based jobs in Oklahoma through the development of and investment in high growth companies.
Scott comes to i2E from the Crowe & Dunlevy law firm, which he joined in January 2011 as a shareholder and director. He served as chairman of the banking and financial institutions practice group. Prior to that, he served as the 17th State Treasurer of Oklahoma, an office he held from June 2005 until January 2011.
In addition to his duties as State Treasurer, Scott served on the governor’s cabinet as Secretary for Finance and Revenue from January 2003 until January 2011. In this capacity, he was the governor’s primary financial and budget advisor and served as the governor’s chief negotiator on budget, legislative, tribal and other matters.
Scott formerly served as Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and Lending Supervisor of First National Bank & Trust of Elk City. Under his leadership, the bank more than doubled in size and saw its profits increase by more than 150 percent. He assumed executive leadership of the bank in 1991 and served as the bank’s general counsel since 1989. He continues to be associated with the bank as a member and secretary of the board of directors and a member of the loan, investment and executive committees.
A fifth generation Oklahoman and a graduate of Chickasha High School, Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance, a Masters of Business Administration and a law degree, all from the University of Oklahoma.
Tommy Karam, Louisiana State University
Dr. Thomas Karam received his Ph.D. from L.S.U.
He is a Senior Instructor in the E.J. Ourso College of Business and the Flores MBA at L.S.U. where he teaches sports marketing, personal branding and negotiations.
Outside of the classroom, he works with and conducts seminars for college and NFL coaches and athletes on media training and personal branding. In addition to working with sports teams and athletes, he also works with companies on personal branding and professional communication.
Shoaib Shaikh, Cofounder, Financial Operations Manager of XploSafe and Cofounder of MaxQ Research
A serial entrepreneur with expertise in developing chemical, materials solutions and commercial scale manufacturing, Shoaib is a technology innovator inclined towards new discoveries and high value proposition solutions. Technologies and products developed under his leadership are used globally to address fundamental chemical safety, homeland security and healthcare packaging challenges.
Starting as a student entrepreneur his team successfully bootstrapped the growth of his first venture XploSafe. XploSafe operates out of its self-funded advanced chemical research and commercial scale manufacturing facility in Stillwater, Oklahoma. As a cofounder of MaxQ, Shoaib is addressing patient safety by revolutionizing the transportation of temperature-sensitive biologics and blood products, eclipsing existing methods in terms of effectiveness and costs. The success of XploSafe and MaxQ symbolizes Oklahoma’s Innovation Model powered by OCAST and i2E. Advancing from a student start-up competing in the i2E Governor’s Cup (currently Love’s Cup), to raising non-dilutive OCAST R&D funds, to acquiring seed and growth capital from i2E and now establishing itself as a sustainable high growth venture.
Cory Littlepage, CEO of Tribal Diagnostics
Cory Littlepage, enrolled member of Chickasaw Nation, founded Tribal Diagnostics in October 2015. As the CEO, he is responsible for strategic growth and operations of the company. He has close to two decades of experience in the healthcare field and has a passion to help improve health outcomes in Indian Country. He is a Native American 40 Under 40 award recipient & Tribal Diagnostics was recognized as Oklahoma’s 2016 Minority Start Up of the Year.
Beginning his healthcare career at Pfizer, Mr. Littlepage quickly rose through the ranks of multiple departments. Prior to starting Tribal Diagnostics, he worked for a private equity portfolio company, Expert Global Solutions, performing merger integration work. Due to his performance, he was promoted to lead EGS’ largest healthcare account, effectively coordinating the efforts of 2,400 EGS colleagues across 10 international locations.
Cory has been married for 14 years, has three daughters, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, and has an MBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
Robin Roberson, President and Co-Founder of Goose & Gander.co and Co-Founder of WeGoLook
Robin Roberson is the President and co-founder of Goose & Gander.co, a boutique consulting firm focused on enabling rapid growth and adoption of emerging technologies. As previous CEO and co-founder of WeGoLook, she grew the business to over 45,000 global independent contractors, changing the way the insurance industry viewed the sharing economy, while exiting for over 36M. Today, she is consistently recognized as one of the top 50 global influencers within insurtech and is a sought-after thought leader and public speaker on entrepreneurship and innovation within the insurance, automotive and banking industries.
She has an extensive background in sales, beginning her career with the Washington Post and advancing to regional and management positions in Missouri and Mississippi. Returning to Oklahoma, Robin started a consulting firm which primarily centered around providing automotive dealerships exposure to the internet and online sales. Her e-commerce experience and development of enterprise solutions combined with her early entry into the sharing economy gives her a unique voice in tech and the gig economy.
Daniel Mercer, Co-Founder and CEO of COOP Ale Works
Daniel Mercer is a finance professional and entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience in investment due diligence, strategy development, tax credit and capital structures, finance, accounting and operations management. Daniel is a Yukon native who graduated from OCU, began his career in venture capital and made several transitions throughout two decades, including consulting, flying in the United States Air Force, corporate finance and, most recently, beer.
He co-founded COOP Ale Works in 2008 with a goal of creating a production brewery Oklahoma City would be proud of. He led the company through its 2014 expansion and is currently spearheading COOP’s $35 million renovation and expansion of the historic 23rd Street National Guard Armory. The Armory, a nearly forgotten Oklahoma City architectural gem, is slated to become a world-class brewery, hotel and resort destination with a target opening of May 2021.