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Get to Know Our Team

  • Kevin Chern
    Kevin Chern
    CEO

Kevin Chern

CEO

After 25 years of building businesses while navigating some of the most complex paths to success, Kevin Chern founded Sanguine Strategic Advisors to lend his insight and experience to other serial entrepreneurs, small business owners and folks in need of a roll-up-your-sleeves innovator, deal maker and doer.

  • Anthony Bux
    Anthony Bux
    Vice President of Legal Solutions

Anthony Bux

Vice President of Legal Solutions

Anthony has worked in numerous leadership roles in the legal vertical since 2005. He has served in critical capacities in scaling two start-ups to north of $30MM in ARR, giving him an unparalleled perspective on what it takes to be successful in marketing, sales, operations and finance. He has repeatedly navigated the complex process of evaluating the root cause of business challenges and identifying both the correct process and partners to work through such challenges.

  • Mike Bux
    Mike Bux
    Vice President of Sales

Mike Bux

Vice President of Sales

Mike is a high value business executive with diverse skills and experience leading businesses and sales. He operates at the intersection of cutting-edge technology, finance, accounting, growth-mindedness, sales excellence, and delivering dynamic results. He has the ability to assess processes and systems for gaps and opportunities and finds white areas in businesses to grow as a greenfield.

  • Michael McEldowney
    Michael McEldowney
    Vice President of Operations

Michael McEldowney

Vice President of Operations

For most of the last two decades Michael has worked closely with attorneys at every level of the legal industry from legal lead generation to legal plans to law firm operations management. He has worked closely with thousands of law firm and other small business operators. Prior to joining Sanguine Strategic Advisors, Michael spent the past 8 years onboarding and managing attorney networks for two national law firms and a national pre-paid legal services plan.

  • Scott Thede
    Scott Thede
    Vice President of Finance

Scott Thede

Vice President of Finance

Scott Thede, is a seasoned finance professional with a remarkable 18-year track record. Throughout his career, Scott has demonstrated his expertise in finance through roles within startups as well as marketing and law firms. With a blend of analytical acumen and industry insights, Scott carefully crafts financial forecasts and projections that focus on potential profits while simultaneously mitigating risks.

 

  • Mike Mento Jr.
    Mike Mento Jr.
    Director of Marketing

Mike Mento Jr.

Director of Marketing

Prior to joining Sanguine Strategic Advisors, Mike owned and operated a marketing agency for just over 20 years. The success of his agency lead to partnerships with T-Mobile, Penn State, Heinz, UPMC and many other notable brands. A trusted. partner in the advertising space, Mike managed a digital marketing budget that exceeded a combined $3M per month. His outside the box thinking and strategies have reduced the overall cost per acquisition for hundreds of businesses all over the globe.

  • Christopher A. Darak
    Christopher A. Darak
    Senior Advisor & Project Manager

Christopher Darak

Senior Advisor & Project Manager

Christopher Darak has over twenty years of experience in navigating complex business obstacles and has a passion for sharing his knowledge and experience with other business owners, entrepreneurs, and people looking for new opportunities. As a Senior Advisor and Project Manager at Sanguine Strategic Advisors, Christopher is committed to assisting others in determining  and achieving their paths to success.

  • Erin Michael Ferguson
    Erin Michael Ferguson
    Operational Engineer & Senior Advisor

Erin Michael Ferguson

Operational Engineer & Senior Advisor

Erin has a diverse professional and educational background. She earned a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, specialization in Organizational Effectiveness, and is working on a PhD in Business Psychology. Erin has provided executive coaching, data analysis and leadership initiative development for senior executives at HSBC Bank Global, as well as to other industry leaders, for over 15 years. She also worked at NASA Goodard Space Flight Center as a Human Capital Statistician, where she utilized predictive modeling to optimize program initiatives and mission completion. Erin also has extensive experience in Marketing and Sales. 

  • Shirley Vega
    Shirley Vega
    Operations Administrator

Shirley Vega

Operations Administrator

Shirley Vega has over a decade of experience in operations, project management, and property management. During her 10-year career in the real estate industry as an REO (Real Estate Owned) Specialist, Shirley handled every aspect of the management of a multi-million-dollar portfolio of properties across the United States, owned by lien holders. Her experience in overseeing every aspect of property management, including leasing, repairs, improvements and evictions, has translated well to helping Sanguine’s business owner clients navigate the time-consuming and often tedious administrative burdens of day-to-day operations.