What We Believe

Founded in Cincinnati, OH

Core Values: Passion for Excellence, Integrity, Honesty and Determination

Roamina Team

Jim Hewitt
Co-Founder & CEO

Jim is a former BigCo executive with 20yrs data management, systems architecture, design and financial management experience working for Deloitte, 5/3 Bank, SunTrust and WorldPay.  Jim has helped companies use data and information to generate millions of dollars in revenue and expense savings. Now he is taking that experience and applying it to help individuals.  Jim comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has started several businesses throughout his career. Jim is founder of a data strategy consultancy that helped the State of Ohio shape their enterprise data analytics program. He is a former CPA with three degrees from the University of Cincinnati and a MBA Xavier University.

Kaixia Zhang
Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist

Kaixia is an applied mathematician with 20+ years of experience in building data science teams, using various AI techniques to solve critical business problems cross multiple industries, including e-commerce, retail, credit card, grocery and direct mail working for Alliance Data, 84.51, dunnhumby and Essilor-Luxottica. Notably Kaixia was instrumental in setting up the data science foundation for Kroger’s e-commerce and developing key components of the recommendation engine behind personalization. Kaixia has a PhD and Masters in Applied Mathematics from Wayne State University and a Masters from Northeast Normal University, China.

Patrick Feldman
Co-Founder & Chief Applications Architect

Patrick has 15 years of software architecture and engineering experience with a strong background in retail applications at Kroger Digital and gaming at Zynga as an engineer on Frontierville and Cityville. Beyond these industries Patrick has done application development and computer science for GE Aviation and John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Patrick has a Masters in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University and a Computer Science Degree from Ohio State University.

Kevin Jackson

Kevin is a visionary Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), virtual CISO, and cybersecurity engineer. Experienced Enterprise Architect and Business Intelligence implementation advisor. Business Management Leader with a diverse background in information systems development and integration, hardware/software engineering, management consulting, and project management.

Roamina Advisory Team

Jeff Holtmeier
Board Member

Jeff is an International entrepreneur in the technology and communications sector with numerous companies founded, built and successfully sold or transitioned. He has deep boardroom experience as a result of service on the Boards of Directors of a number of U.S. and Chinese companies, both public and private. Jeff was the recipient of perhaps the most recognizable business award, the Ernst & Young, NASDAQ/USA Today “Entrepreneur of the Year".

Emily Geiger Draugelis

Emily is CEO Vitamin Collective. Vitamin Collective is a new venture studio and community that builds, backs and funds bold new ventures in self-care, healthcare and wellthcare. Emily is an entrepreneurial venture builder with specialties in new market development, strategic partnerships, and market entry execution.

Lowell Lehmann

Lowell co-founded Resolvit in 2002, Resolvit is an international technology consulting firm with over 200 associates. Lowell is a business development leader deep experience selling into retail, financial services, high tech, and manufacturing sectors.

Nick Kaufman

Nick is a retired VP with Kroger Technology. He is an expert in grocery IT, decades of experience with concentrations in Supply Chain, Merchandising, Digital Customer, Finance, Store Operations, Compliance and Manufacturing.  Nick also led Kroger's Enterprise Data Management Team.

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