TEAM

Mario L Castellanos, Founder, Mystery on Main Street

Mario L Castellanos, Founder & CEO, possesses over forty years of business experience founding several profit and non-profit organizations and working within corporate environments in dynamic technology and non-tech sectors. He’s risen the corporate ladder, been a multiple business founder, co-founder, advisor, and turn-around specialist for several start-up and legacy enterprise and non-profit organizations within dynamic technology and non-tech

sectors. Mario is multilingual with a formal education in Industrial Technology and Criminology at Florida International University and Miami Dade Community College, respectively. When not working, he enjoys his favorite pastime, his family. He founded Mystery on Main Street because he saw a need. Small business is the backbone of every community everywhere. That’s why it’s his goal to bring business back to the locals.

Jeremy Brace, CTO, is a software engineer with almost two decades of experience in multiple languages and technology stacks. He is well known within his environment for his troubleshooting skills and quickly solving technical issues. Jeremy has worked with and led teams and initiatives for several startups throughout his career from concept to execution. Jeremy received his formal education from DeVry University in Game and Simulation Programming. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his dogs and enjoying his 7 acre farm.

Zachary Elewitz, PhD, MBA, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, is a seasoned data scientist with a decade of experience. He has provided analytics leadership across multiple domains covering consulting, education, healthcare, cryptocurrency, retail, fintech, and more. He specializes in transforming business needs into technical requirements and driving those projects from ideation to fully implemented technical solutions. His formal education includes a BA in Physics and a BS in Mathematics from Texas

A&M, an MBA from Texas A&M University Commerce, an MS in Mathematics and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas, and currently pursuing an MLitt in Viking Studies from the University of Highlands and Islands. In his spare time, he likes snowboarding, travelling, and learning about the history of philosophy and quantum computing.

Scott Meyers, CPA, CFO, is a globally experienced and visionary financial professional with a track record of providing dynamic leadership to position organizations for growth and navigating change. With 20 years of experience in finance, Scott is known for his ability to create sound financial management practices and improve business processes. He has a wealth of experience in financial turnarounds, course-correction, and business partnering and is a highly requested expert speaker in seminars wherein he educates his audience about sound financial practices. Scott holds a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Illinois.
Jackie Bueg, Chief Revenue Officer, Over 30 years of sales, marketing and business development experience working with and calling on brick and mortar retailers. Her responsibilities have included developing product promotions to retail buyers and advising retailers of market changes, merchandising techniques and advantageous consumer marketing. Jackie’s formal education comes from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, receiving a BSBA, Marketing / Finance.

Gary Smock, Advisor, Retailer Strategy, is a Retail Executive with over 40 years of experience in the industry. His distinguished career has included major retailers such as Sprouse and Ben Franklin. Gary started his career at the ground level and quickly moved up the ranks due to his hard work and dedication. He’s held various positions including Store Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager, and Director of Training and Recruitment Field Personnel. During his career, Gary gained extensive knowledge of retail

operations, including sales, customer service, inventory management, visual merchandising, and employee training and development. He has excelled in developing and implementing strategies that delivered profitable growth, while also ensuring exceptional customer service throughout his career. Today, Gary is a multi-entrepreneur running his own businesses and mentoring others with their businesses and long-term goals.

Dana Anderson, Esq., LMFT, Legal Advisor, is a licensed attorney Florida and possess over 30 years of legal practice experience with emphasis on business and litigation, including substantial experience in transactional matters as well as intellectual property matters. Dana graduated Order of the Coif from University of Southern California Law School in 1991 where he was on the Southern California Law Review, as well as receiving an M.S., Counseling from Barry University.