Board of Directors
Jeff Doose, Chairman of the Board
Jeff Doose is a Partner of Adena Ventures and a member of the fund’s investment committee. He serves on the Boards of Directors of BestTransport™, Inc. and Visum, Inc. For the past 24 years, Jeff’s career has included roles as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and college professor. He has managed a venture capital fund and worked in high growth enterprises, development banks, and educational institutions in rural development contexts as diverse as the Mississippi Delta, the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Native American communities in Minnesota. Jeff holds degrees from Southwest State University (BA), the University of Colorado (MA) and the University of Denver (JD).
Rick Frio, Co-Founder and Board Director
Rick Frio is the co-founder of BestTransport.com and has served in many capacities including CEO, Chief Networking Officer, Chief Sales Officer and Director Wild Ideas. Mr. Frio is currently Chairman of MPR Supply Chain Solutions which includes MPR Transloading and Energy Services; MPR Sand Terminals,LLC and MPR Transportation business units. Mr. Frio also co-founded and is Chairman of IMC Supply Chain Services in St. Clairsville, OH and Dallas, TX. A leader in supply chain innovation, Mr. Frio has been a speaker at various industry conferences and events. Mr. Frio is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University with a degree in Accounting and is active in many charitable activities in the Wheeling, WV area.
J. Scott Cummans, President & CEO
Scott Cummans was promoted to President and CEO of BestTransport after serving as Vice President, Software Engineering for over three years. He has extensive consulting, software development and business services experience in various industries and companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100. Scott has a diverse leadership background combined with a unique blend of client focus and leadership skills. A passionate problem solver, Scott invites the opportunity to apply his analytical prowess to help solve business challenges. Integrity is the foundation on which Scott operates. He leads by example and believes strongly in servant leadership.
Jakki Haussler, Board Director
Jakki Haussler is a Partner of Adena Ventures and a member of the fund’s investment committee. Jakki also serves on the Board of Directors for SecureMethod, Inc. She is the Founder and President of Opus Capital Advisors, an intermediary services firm, and is also a Partner of CapVest. Earlier in her career, Jakki was a Managing Partner for the Blue Chip Opportunity Fund and worked in the mergers and acquisitions department at Cincinnati Bell. Jakki has held positions in the areas of investment banking, audit, accounting and tax.