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Neal Anderson – COO

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Neal Anderson is the Chief Operating Officer at Supported Intelligence. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, including product development, support, and marketing. Mr. Anderson is the inventor of SmartBracket™ (released March 2016) and previously served as Lead Developer for Version 1.5 of the Rapid Recursive® Toolbox (released October 2015). Mr. Anderson also assisted in developing the SBDM™, and our Inventory Management, Promotional Strategy, and Financial Solutions. Mr. Anderson was a contributor on “The Market for Legal Cannabis Products” and has worked on projects involving a top-5 U.S. retailer, a major Michigan electricity provider, and an international beer producer.


Prior to joining Supported Intelligence, Mr. Anderson participated in Experimental Nuclear Physics research at the University of Michigan, Triangle University Nuclear Labs (TUNL), and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).


Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies, both from the University of Michigan.

Jeffrey Johnson – Development & Operations Consultant

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Jeffrey Johnson is a Development and Operations Consultant for Supported Intelligence, providing support for new and existing product development and company operations. Prior to this role, Mr. Johnson served as VP & COO at Supported Intelligence. Mr. Johnson also served as the Lead Developer for Version 1.3 of the Rapid Recursive Toolbox, released in October 2014. Mr. Johnson is listed as an inventor on two patent applications resulting from his work at SI.


Mr. Johnson is currently studying for an MBA at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, both from Michigan State University.

Matthew Irey – CTO


Matthew Irey is the Chief Technology Officer of Supported Intelligence, LLC. He is a former IT Executive with Electronic Data Systems/Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. His last position with HP ES was as a Sales Consultant with the Strategic Sales Center, selling and negotiating contracts at the CIO/CTO-level on ITO outsourcing deals with a min value of $100M USD some exceeding $1B USD. He also has more than 20 years of IT experience in the application, network, hosting and cross functional areas specializing in selling, delivering and supporting top-quality IT solutions for high-profile clients including High Tech, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Retail, Aviation and Telecommunications. Mr. Irey has recruited and led diverse teams that included nearly 400 cross-functional engineering and solution delivery professionals on multiple billion-dollar accounts both domestic and global (Brazil, Europe, India, China, Kuala Lumpur, North America). His list of clients includes Symantec, Vale, ABN AMRO, Kraft, Weyerhaeuser, International Paper, Xerox and GM.


Mr. Irey holds a Bachelors Degree from Wayne State University as well as Associates in EET and is a certified Lean Six Sigma practitioner.

Scott Watkins – CFO


Scott Watkins is the Chief Financial Officer of Supported Intelligence, and the Controller for Anderson Economic Group, LLC. He began his career with Anderson Economic Group in 2001, and has taken lead roles in developing the firm’s operating, financial, and quality assurance policies and procedures. He also manages the firm’s Market and Industry Analysis practice area, and provides consulting and research services to public and private sector clients such as the Project Management Institute, Michigan Retailers Association, Automation Alley, and more than 100 automobile dealerships.


Mr. Watkins holds an MBA from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, both from Michigan State University.

Patrick Anderson – Founder & Executive Chairman

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Patrick L. Anderson is the founder and Executive Chairperson of Supported Intelligence, and is also one of nation’s leading business economists. Mr. Anderson has written over 100 published works, including the just-released Economics of Business Valuation from Stanford University Press. Three of his articles, “Policy Uncertainty and Persistent Unemployment,” “Pocketbook Issues and the Presidency,” and “The Value of Private Businesses in the United States” have each been awarded for outstanding writing from the National Association of Business Economics.


Mr. Anderson is also the founder and CEO of Anderson Economic Group, one of the leading boutique economic consulting firms in the country. Anderson Economic Group has been a consultant for manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Honda; retailers such as Meijer and Kmart; the University of Michigan, University of Chicago, Michigan State University, and other universities; and the franchisees of Anheuser-Busch, Molson, Coors, Miller, Harley-Davidson, Mercedes-Benz, Suzuki, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln, and Avis products.


Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a Master of Public Policy degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.