Mike LaFontaine, Redpoint Advisors Co-Founder & Managing Director

Mike LaFontaine, Co-Founder & Managing Director

Mike is a prominent strategic advisor, attorney and entrepreneur.  As the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operational Risk Officer for U.S. Bancorp, Mike led a team of approximately one thousand risk management professionals throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.  He sat on U.S. Bancorp’s executive Managing Committee and served on the Board of Directors for U.S. Bank.  Mike was on the executive team that consistently produced industry-leading results during one of the most difficult times in banking.  In addition to serving as the Managing Director of Redpoint, Mike also co-founded knectIQ – a cutting-edge cybersecurity company that connects and protects sensitive data through a proprietary cloud-based approach.  Mike serves on multiple boards, including Minnwest Corporation’s Board of Directors, one of the nation’s largest agricultural lenders, and is an Emeritus Trustee for Hamline University’s Board of Trustees.  Mike received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law, attended the University of Saint Thomas School of Business, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota.

Patryk Drescher, Redpoint Advisor Co-Founder & Managing Director

Patryk Drescher, Co-Founder & Managing Director  

Patryk is an experienced advisor, attorney and business executive.  Before co-founding Redpoint, Patryk was Senior Vice President and Director of Regulatory Services at U.S. Bancorp, where he was responsible for overall management of key federal regulatory examinations, enforcement actions, and critical matters effecting corporate regulatory risk.  Patryk was also a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, where he represented the United States in complex business and international trade matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars.  Before joining the Justice Department, Patryk was an attorney at the international law firm Ropes & Gray LLP in Washington, D.C.  In addition to serving as a Managing Director of Redpoint, Patryk is a member/manager of real estate investment companies with holdings in the District of Columbia, Colorado, and Washington.   Patryk received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and is currently an Adjunct Professor for the UNC School of Law at Chapel Hill, where he teaches litigation risk management.  He also holds masters and bachelors degrees from the University of Minnesota.

Gus Poulopoulos, Managing Director

Gus Poulopoulos, Managing Director  

Gus is an industry-leading advisor, business executive and real estate expert.  As the former co-founder and President of USI Brokerage, which was acquired by Johnson Controls, Gus led a nationwide team to optimize real estate portfolios and operations for many of the Fortune 500 companies.  Together with his business partners, Gus helped grow USI from a start-up to a market leader in the real estate industry.  Gus has also served as a senior executive with Deloitte Consulting, leading a variety of business improvement initiatives for Deloitte’s vast network of clients.  Inducted into the “Leadership 100” – a prominent business and cultural organization – Gus is a recognized leader in the business community.  Gus also serves on the President’s Council at Fordham University, where he received his undergraduate degree.  He also holds an advanced degree in real estate from New York University.  Gus leads Redpoint Advisors’ operations in the New York City area.

Paul Jaeb, Redpoint Advisors Managing Director

Paul Jaeb, Managing Director  

Paul is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur, starting a company at age 26 and growing it into one of America’s leading corporate intelligence firms. Well known throughout the country, Paul’s firm worked with thousands of lawyers, hundreds of corporate clients – including dozens of Fortune 500 corporations. Paul recently successfully transacted the sale of his firm to a large privately held holding company. Paul has extensive outside leadership experience and currently sits on the board of The Minnesota Zoo. Paul is a Chartered Fraud Investigator, podcaster, public speaker, and author of the widely read Security Vanguard Newsletter(c).

Ken Morris, Senior Advisor

Ken Morris, Senior Advisor

Ken is a highly skilled CEO, advisor and entrepreneur with deep expertise in cybersecurity, healthcare and information technology. Following years as an executive with Boston Scientific and Guidant Corporation, Ken founded and led a number of successful companies—from an award winning strategic advisory firm, The Apercu Group, which provided strategic insight to Fortune 250 companies, to CorCardia, which provides cloud-based health outcomes technology for hospitals and medical device manufacturers, to knectIQ, which brings groundbreaking cybersecurity solutions to healthcare, financial services and the Internet of Things. Ken serves on multiple boards and frequently presents to international groups on data privacy, cybersecurity and M2M authentication. Ken earned his Juris Doctorate with honors from Hamline University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Willamette University. Ken is also a strong steward of the communities his companies serve—bringing thoughtful solutions to those that need them most, such as Ken’s “Close The Gap” program, an industry leading effort to expand the adoption of medical devices to traditionally underserved populations.

Blaise Misztal, Redpoint Advisors Senior Advisor

Blaise Misztal, Senior Advisor

Blaise is the Director of National Security at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC. Blaise specializes in cybersecurity, with deep expertise in risk analysis, strategy development, and problem-solving in complex environments. Blaise created an executive-level cyberattack simulation to train Cabinet-level government officials in handling emergencies, developed models for public-private cyber threat intelligence sharing, studied cyber vulnerabilities in the electric grid, testified before Congress and published op-eds in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and other national media. Blaise received his M.Phil. from Yale University and received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago.

Tom Jaeb, Redpoint Advisors Senior Advisor

Tom Jaeb, Senior Advisor

Tom is an experienced business operations and compliance expert. Tom served as President of a highly successful business intelligence company, achieving double-digit annual revenue growth prior to the company’s sale in 2015. During his twenty-five years in corporate investigations and security, Tom has led engagements with 30+ Fortune 500 companies. Tom advises business owners and operators on EOS implementation, process improvement, compliance, and third-party vendor management. He is a highly sought-after consultant on due diligence strategies, regulatory compliance, and AML/KYC practices. Tom is a Certified International Investigator and a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist.

Marc Cove is a seasoned business advisor, commercial banker and entrepreneur

Marc Cove, Senior Advisor

Marc is a seasoned business advisor, commercial banker and entrepreneur. As one of the founding partners of Platinum Bank (Minneapolis / St. Paul), Marc helped build the bank to over $300MM in assets while working with the Banks commercial clients to help them with their business banking needs. He is a well-respected business strategy and structure specialist who has helped more than 250 companies with their capital, debt and growth plans. Along the way Marc has served, and continues to serve, on many boards – both for profit and nonprofit. He is a passionate director and past president of the Oakdale Area Chamber of Commerce, current member of the Minnesota Bankers Association Government Relations Council and current Board Member of Danny’s Construction, a leading steel erector who has worked on some of the most iconic structures in the nation. Marc has dedicated his career to community and economic development. Marc graduated from the University of Minnesota where he received his bachelor’s degree in economics and marketing.