Mr. Wheeless has been an active investor, adviser and/or board member for numerous privately-held companies. Most recently, he was the CFO of the publicly traded company, Taal Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (OTCQX:TAALF).
Prior to that, he was the CFO for the security software company, Rivetz Inc. Previous to that, he was the CFO of LaunchKey Inc. and Plus Energy, respectively, which were both acquired by publicly traded companies. Mr. Wheeless is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of financial leadership and corporate management experience working across various industry sectors, in both public and private enterprises. Mr. Wheeless has also held managerial posts at Johnson & Johnson as well as Cardinal Health, both Fortune 30 Companies. He originally started his career in the private equity division at Citigroup, another Fortune 30 Company. He also has extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, credit, treasury, corporate finance, financial reporting and operations. Additionally, he has done multiple successful turnarounds for State of Ohio funded companies under the administration of former Governor John Kasich.
Mr. Wheeless holds a Master of Business Administration with honors from Otterbein University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University. He has also been a sought-after guest lecturer at numerous universities and recently co-authored a Finance book.