Drew Kese

Drew Kese

Managing Partner at MissionOG

Location
Greater Philadelphia Area
Industry
Think Tanks

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Drew Kese's Overview

Current
Past
Education
  • Dad
Connections

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Drew Kese's Summary

Designing, building, and delivering solutions that create value. Investing more than money. Immersion into details to understand a challenge and the nerve it strikes. Inspired by needs.

MissionOG provides human and financial capital to build companies from proven feasibility to scalable commercialization. We apply our experience and capabilities to a group of highly skilled and passionate entrepreneurs whose businesses are on the cusp of exponential growth.


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo da Vinci

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

“You may delay, but time will not.” - Benjamin Franklin

Easily sidetracked by learning, others' passions, baseball, a good movie, and fishing.

Client discovery. Solution selling. Software development. Product design. Product management. Business development. Analytics and analysis. Financial modeling. Technology. Enterprise. SaaS. Fintech. Payments. Credit. Debit. Prepaid. Executing from idea to launch.

...and from my past; Professional Civil Engineer (PA, VA).

Drew Kese's Experience

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

MissionOG

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

August 2012Present (2 years 2 months)

Reinventing early-stage B2B investing. Mission Operators Group provides human and financial capital to early-stage B2B companies. With a shoulder-to-shoulder approach, we apply the capabilities of proven early-stage operators, instill a market driven approach to development, and leverage a highly engaged group of investors to help portfolio companies scale well beyond commercialization.

Advisor

Cloudamize

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months)

Advisor

PeopleLinx

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

August 2012Present (2 years 2 months)

Advisor

CloudMine

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

July 2012Present (2 years 3 months)

Founder & Director

Pay2 Network

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

December 2011Present (2 years 10 months)

Advisor

StoreFinancial

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Financial Services industry

February 2013December 2013 (11 months)

Founder & Managing Director

Orocast

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2011September 2012 (1 year 5 months) Berwyn, PA

Evolved into MissionOG.

Managing Director, Global Prepaid Head

Citi Prepaid Services (formerly Ecount)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; C; Financial Services industry

March 2007May 2011 (4 years 3 months)

Global Head of Prepaid for Citibank's Global Transaction Services Group >>>
Overall global responsibility for GTS's Prepaid Product including Product Management, Sales, Information Technology, OPs, and Client Delivery. Led international expansion within EMEA, Asia and LatAm, entering new markets in healthcare and mobile, and maintaining product platform stability and scale during accelerating growth.

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Financial Services industry

20082010 (2 years)

The Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) is active on behalf of its members to enhance the environment for the success of network branded prepaid cards. The organization made up of a group of diverse companies in the prepaid card industry.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Financial Services industry

June 2000March 2007 (6 years 10 months)

Owned product strategy and execution to meet client and market needs within existing and emerging product offerings. Engineered company's platform inot 1st international expansion. On management team that grew business resulting in acquisition of Ecount, Inc. by Citi’s GTS group.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry

May 1999August 1999 (4 months)

Project Engineer

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Civil Engineering industry

June 1993May 1998 (5 years)

Drew Kese's Skills & Expertise

  1. Payments
  2. Product Development
  3. Cards
  4. Marketing Strategy
  5. Financial Analysis
  6. Business Strategy
  7. Process Improvement
  8. Business Analysis
  9. Product Management
  10. Strategic Planning
  11. Executive Management
  12. Analytics
  13. Sales
  14. Strategy
  15. Analysis
  16. Start-ups
  17. Entrepreneurship

Drew Kese's Education

The College of William and Mary - The Mason School of Business

MBA, Finance / Management

19982000

Activities and Societies: President, Beta Gamma Sigma, founding member of the Batten Fund (a student lead investment group)

Villanova University

BS, Civil Engineering

19891993

Activities and Societies: Honor Roll, Lambda Chi Alpha, ASCE, Habitat for Humanity

Virginia Episcopal School

HS

19851989

Activities and Societies: Cum Laude Society, Lacrosse, Football

Dad

Fairness of Life (or lack of), DIY, Welchism, GE Philosopy

1971

Some quotes I've come to remember during my schooling here....

"If you don't have the right tools you don't have s#!t"

"Some times you just have to go fishing"

"Luck will beat skill every time"

"If one is good, two is better"

"Everything has a place, and everything should be in its place."

[After a significant material loss where all are safe] - "On a scale of 1 to 10 this might register as a 1"

Activities and Societies: Getting dirty with weekend projects big and small, every home improvement known to man, routine discussions on a days work (made relative to toilet...you'll have to ask me when you see me), power of dividend reinvestment programs, digestion of GE's shareholders annual letter, 2nd hand recaps of Jack Welch genius...Be #1 or #2, get rid of bottom 10%, get rid of layers, empower everyone, workouts, etc.

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