Brendan Wales- Board Member

Brendan Wales is a founding General Partner of FUSE where he focuses on early-stage investments in vertical SaaS, B2B marketplaces, open-source software, and developer tools. At FUSE, Brendan has led the firm's investment in VisualPing, a process automation platform, and Dendron, an open-source information engine for software engineers. Prior to FUSE, Brendan spent nine years at, where he was a Partner.

Before joining, Brendan was an early employee at ZOZI, a venture backed marketplace in the tourism and local experiences market. His first role out of college was working in the Atlanta, GA office of Sun Life Financial, a $29B publicly traded financial services business. 

Brendan holds a BS degree in Finance from the University of Georgia.

Amol Deshpande- Market & Technology Advisor

Amol is the CEO and co-founder of FBN, Farmers Business Network. He's spent much of his career around agriculture at startups, large companies like Cargill, and most recently as a partner at KPCB. He has an engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Cornell.

 "bttn. is bringing much needed transparency to the healthcare industry and through their innovations increasing competition and reducing costs for SMB healthcare organizations.  I am proud to support JT and Jack in such an important mission as an investor and advisor."

Greg Haller- Sales & Marketing Advisor

Greg is a senior executive at Alorica and formerly Verizon,  with nearly 30 years of experience and a proven track record of delivering benchmark results and driving shareholder value. Buoyed by a foundation of strategic thinking and operational excellence, Greg is passionate about driving business forward by attracting and developing the best talent, motivating that talent to deliver on their potential and finding new and innovative ways to create world-class customer and employee experiences.

Greg received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

"bttn. is solving the right problem at the right time with the right team.  Their mission is clear and focused, which has immediate term opportunities for growth and long term flexibility for deeper disruption."

Patrick Spaulding Ryan, PhD - Legal & Technology Advisor

Patrick is the acting bttn. General Counsel and a strategy principal in TikTok's Security R&D division. Patrick brings years of law, education, and technological expertise to our leadership team. Patrick worked for 9 years at Google as a Strategy & Operations Principal and has been an investor focusing on regulated businesses.  He is also an author for technology policy.

"I invested in bttn. because it's enabling small clinics and hospitals to acquire quality medical supplies at the lowest possible cost. It brings the purchasing power of large hospitals to every entity, on equal terms."