Brian D. Rogers
CEO & Founder
Brian Rogers is the Founder and CEO of evenhere, Inc. Rogers founded the company and began designing the company's platform in early 2002. Rogers has 15 years of experience in the retail and computer software industries, building and managing profitable large scale ecommerce businesses. He founded and managed the ecommerce business for the leading leather retailer Wilsons Leather; during his time there he was also instrumental in developing the company's television product placement process and relationships. Rogers later went on to co-found Objix, Inc., a company that developed an online municipal bond management system for brokerage firms. Most recently Rogers led the operations for the next generation of enterprise search functionality for the internet division of Best Buy, Inc.
Rogers' interest in technology and entrepreneurial spirit has been with him since early childhood. At age 10, Rogers was writing software code for video games and staying abreast of the hottest technologies. Rogers'inspiration to found evenhere evolved from his passions for the arts, the efficiencies of technology, and his retail experience.
Rogers holds a B.A. in Economics from Denison University.
Ashley has over 15 years of experience having founded and operated a number of innovative media companies including Entertainment Media Works (StarStyle, which managed the product linking for American Idol for three years), MusiKube and CuttingEdged Technologies. Through these companies he built partnerships with leading interactive groups including ABC, AOL, CBS/Showtime, Fremantle/19, Intel, Microsoft, MTV Networks, MySpace, and Virgin Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Univision. Ashley’s company received the prestigious AlwaysOn Top 100 in Hollywood award in 2007 and he led his consultancy practice to a number of honors, including “European Interactive Consultancy of the Year” in 2001.
Heather holds a B.A. in Economics and Business from Sheffield University, England
Kemp founded Kemp & Company in 1998. She also is the founder and CXO of a retail consulting consortium called Brand Quintessential that launched in January 2006 with a vision to bring together best-in-class retail consultants with broad experiences in all areas of the industry and from across the country.
Prior to launching her business, Kemp was a Vice President at Shandwick Minneapolis, responsible for creating and growing their interactive practice. In three years, Shandwick Interactive (which became Zentropy Partners and then MRM), grew into one of the leading Internet design and development companies in the upper Midwest. Kemp was responsible for helping to replicate this capability in major markets around the world. She and her team successfully managed the launch of several large-scale websites for Northwest Airlines, Shell Oil International, Cray Research, USBank, Piper Jaffray, Hanes Her Way, CIBA Vision and Microsoft, to name a few. Prior to working at Shandwick, Kemp spent nine years at Cray Research where she managed video, multi-media, and website production in multiple languages and formats.
Kemp holds a BFA from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Summa Cum Laude.
Montague was formally the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Muve, a joint venture with the Mayo Clinic that is focused on the commercialization of natural and sustainable weight loss solutions for the mass consumer marketplace. Montague was also the Founder and CEO at Golf Intelligence, an online media company, where he developed and deployed the National Golf Network and RCGA Network that serve millions of golfers throughout North America. He was Founder and CEO of Affinity Networks. Montague created one the Internet's first web episodic shows for AOL ‘WebsWorld’. Most recently Montague worked on celebrity promotions for Cindy Crawford and Richard Simmons.
Montague holds a B.A. in Politial Science, Economics, and History from the University of Minnesota. He has taught marketing, technology and entrepreneurship classes and workshops at the University of Minnesota, St. Mary’s University, and Minneapolis high schools. He is also an accomplished screenwriter and independent filmmaker.