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Matthew Rose

Founder

Matthew spent ten years working in global supply chain operations with assignments in Asia, Europe and the United States.  Matthew, with his brother Michael, founded ClubUp in 2016 while he finished an MBA at Wake Forest University.   

A caddie while growing up near Detroit, Michigan, Matthew cites his caddie experience as instrumental to his development.  Matthew played soccer for four years at the University of Louisville while earning a degree in economics.  He never played golf at a competitive level but enjoys the game today and prefers to walk the golf course whenever possible.

mrose@clubup.com

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Michael Rose

Co-Founder, Operations and Finance

Michael has more than fifteen years of corporate finance and general management experience.  With degrees from Michigan State Univeristy, Kettering University and the University of Michigan, Michael brings knowledge in finance and operations to the team.  An avid golfer today and a caddie in his youth, Michael appreciates the benefits of the position for both the golfer and the caddie.

mkrose@clubup.com

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Ian Hirsch

Launch & Customer Support

Ian has nine years of experience working with Caddie Programs at great golf clubs including Quail Hollow Club, Wade Hampton Golf Club and Charlotte Country Club.  At ClubUp, Ian leads partner club launches, where his experience is an asset.

ihirsch@clubup.com

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Andy Anderson

Sales & Customer Support

Andy joined ClubUp in 2019 after 10 years of Business Development roles in the Healthcare sector. Growing up, Andy was an avid golfer and caddie, and still has a strong appreciation for the game today.

aanderson@clubup.com

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Gene Mattare

Sales & Advising

Gene enjoyed a successful 40+ year career as a PGA professional before retiring at the end of 2018.  He most recently served as the General Manager and Director of Golf at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Saucon Valley is a 60-hole facility encompassing 850 acres.  The club has hosted seven USGA Championships – four during Gene’s tenure - and will host its eighth, and third U.S. Senior Open Championship, in 2022.

Gene has served on various advisory boards including Peter Millar, Titleist and PGA Magazine and has been the recipient of five PGA merchandising awards as well as a national award for club-fitting.

gene.mattare@gmail.com

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Board of Directors

G. Kennedy Thompson

Aquiline Capital Partners

Ken Thompson joined Aquiline in 2009. Prior to joining Aquiline, he was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wachovia Corporation. Previously, he was the chairman of The Clearing House, The Financial Services Roundtable and The Financial Services Forum and was president of the International Monetary Conference. He was also president of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Thompson is a director of BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN); Strategic Growth Bank, Incorporated; FIFS Holdings Corp.; Clear2Pay NV; and the PGA Tour. He is a trustee of The Morehead-Cain Foundation. He received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and was a Morehead Scholar. He received an MBA from Wake Forest University.

Seth Waugh

CEO – PGA of America

Seth Waugh joined Alex Brown as non-executive chairman upon the close of the sale of Deutsche Bank’s Private Client Services division to Raymond James on September 6, 2016. Prior to this, Mr. Waugh was hired by Deutsche Bank in 2000 and served as CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas from 2003 until his retirement in 2013. He remains a member of the DB Americas Advisory Board and served as its Chairman until 2016. Mr. Waugh has spent his entire professional life in the financial services industry. He was with Merrill Lynch for 11 years and last served as co-head of the Global Markets division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Waugh ran the Corporate Bond desk at Salomon Brothers and traded corporate bonds at First Boston. Mr. Waugh earned a B.A. in economics and English at Amherst College in 1980. He is currently vice chairman of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. and serves on the boards of Franklin Resources, Inc. and Wake Forest University. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of Workday, Inc. and the PGA of America. Mr. Waugh served on the FINRA Board of Governors until 2015.

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson founded HealthTech Corp., a cardiovascular services company, in 1991, and served as chairman and CEO until the company’s merger with MedCath in 1995. Mr. Johnson served as a senior officer of MedCath until its acquisition by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts in 1998. He has been involved in several early-stage companies as founder, CEO or board member, most recently founding KeraNetics in 2008, a life sciences company that is developing therapeutic medical products using a proprietary protein. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the Board of Directors of KeraNetics, N2 Medical Solutions (medication adherence company), Novarus Healthcare (employee engagement and benefit management company), JC Steele (global leader in stiff extrusion equipment) and ClubUp.

Matt King

Managing Director, FCA Ventures

Matt King has over 35 years of business experience, the last 18 of which have been exclusively in the venture capital industry with a focus on healthcare services and information technology.  He has participated in approximately 55 venture capital and private equity investments since 1992 and has served as lead investor in 25 transactions for FCA III, FCA IV, FCA V and FCA VI.  Mr. King currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kerafast, Inc., Clinical Ink, Inc., StudioNow, Inc., MediQuire, Inc., and Vericred, Inc., all FCA portfolio companies. Mr. King serves as Lead Director of Truxton Trust Company (OTC: TRUX), Director of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Trustee for Wake Forest University, Trustee of Christ Presbyterian Academy and a Board Member of StudioTenn Theatre Company.  Mr. King received a BA from Wake Forest University in 1982.

Matthew Rose

Founder

Matthew spent ten years working in global supply chain operations with assignments in Asia, Europe and the United States.  Matthew, with his brother Michael, founded ClubUp in 2016 while he finished an MBA at Wake Forest University. 

Advisory Board

Scott Mahoney

Chairman and CEO at Peter Millar LLC

Scott Mahoney left Polo Ralph Lauren after an 11 year career to partner with Sea Island Company in the acquisition of Peter Millar.  Mahoney, an industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in luxury brand building and channel specific strategy, recognized the tremendous potential the brand possessed. Here, he applied his vast knowledge of luxury apparel, brand building and distribution to further develop the brand on a global scale.

Rodney Sims

President, Platform Division at Red Ventures

After 16 years in the Fibers and Textiles Industry, including leading Sales and Marketing for North America for Nystar, a large European nylon producer – Rodney joined Red Ventures in 2005.  With less than 30 employees then, Red Ventures has grown into a Data Driven , Digital Marketing and Sales market leader with over 3000 employees worldwide.  Rodney has led many of the businesses and led much of Corporate Development in his tenure at RV. Rodney now leads the Financial Services division for Red Ventures. As part of Red Ventures overall Financial Services investment, they recently announced the acquisition of Bankrate for $1.4B.

Andrew Shuck

Head Golf Professional, Cherry Hills Country Club

Andrew has been a PGA member and Head Golf Professional for twenty years. Currently the head golf professional at Cherry Hills in Denver, CO, Andrew previously spent time as Head Golf Professional at Charlotte Country Club, Ocean Forest Golf Club and McArthur Golf Club. 

Andrew grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and has had a passion for golf came at a young age.  Andrew attended and graduated from Methodist University where he played on a NCAA III national championship team. Andrew is currently serving on four boards: Board of Trustees at Methodist University, First Tee of Greater Charlotte, Carolinas PGA, and Polo Ralph Lauren.  Andrew and his wife Kara love living in Charlotte with the Shuck’s four children, ages between thirteen and six.

Tod Pike

President, (NY) MGA & Chairman, MGA Foundation

Graduate of Bucknell University where he captained the golf team. During a 40+ year career in office technology, spent mostly with Xerox and Canon, Tod held the positions of Senior Vice President,  Sales and Marketing, Canon USA and President of Canon Solutions America. His volunteer life focuses on the game he loves and he currently serves as President of the (NY) Metropolitan Golf Association and Chairman of the MGA Foundation. 

Gordon Dalgleish

Chairman, First Tee of Greater Wilmington

Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Graduated from the College of William & Mary in Business Administration. Member of the Board of Directors of the American Junior Golf Association (1988 - 2000). Panelist for GOLF Magazine Top 100 Courses. Chairman, the First Tee of Greater Wilmington. Resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Bob Ford

Head Professional, Seminole Golf Club

Serving as the Head Professional at Seminole Golf Club, in Juno Beach, FL, which is annually ranked among America’s top ten golf courses. Bob has ten appearances in the PGA Championship, three in the U.S. Open, nine-time Player of the Year in the Tri-State PGA Section. Serves on boards at TaylorMade, Polo Ralph Lauren, Fownes Foundation and The First Tee of Pittsburgh.

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