Recently he provided strategic product management and business development for the world’s largest security hardware manufacturer, ASSA ABLOY. His work there led to the initial architecture and business model for Carvoyant. Reaching back to his involvement with the first Internet load of VISA backed cash value to a smart card (1998), he has an extensive background with large scale transaction systems. He has also managed the strategy and development of numerous products with combined software and hardware elements such as this touch screen lockset. He is a father of four and an avid sailor.
He earned a BA degree in English from the University of Florida.
He spent eight years as a commercial banker with Bank of America and US Bank providing debt financing and cash management services to middle market companies in Tampa Bay and Los Angeles. After tiring of helping other people build their businesses, he branched out to launch his own company, SGV Medical Supplies. He spent the past seven years learning, managing, and building a national ostomy supply business from the ground up. He sold the company mid 2011. Renz has primary responsibility for business development, sales and, finance. He is a father of two and an avid cyclist.
He earned an MBA from the University of Tampa, and BBA from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.
He executes product development and oversees internal technology infrastructure. Prior to Carvoyant he served as the enterprise architect for a company providing background checks to a range of industries. His past experience includes e-commerce startups. He was actively looking for startup opportunities. A Gazelle Lab mentor introduced Matt to Carvoyant and his system development background nicely complimented Bret’s product design and channel development vision. He is a father of two and an avid diver as well as underwater photographer.
He earned a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida.
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