Welcome to Team AveNew, where our mission goes beyond our co-founders. Our diverse team hails from mainland U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, uniting under a common drive for physical, mental, and financial wellness. We thrive on innovation and hard work, constantly seeking new ways to make a positive impact.
At AveNew, we believe in providing concierge-level customer service to every client and program participant. Our commitment runs deep, ensuring that each individual receives personalized attention and support. And our private label model assures that your organization – not an outside partner – gets the credit for exceptional experiences.
Join us on this transformative journey and experience the AveNew difference. Together, we'll create a brighter and healthier future for all.
Chief Information Security Officer
Jim Garrett is a seasoned IT Cyber Security professional having served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for large enterprises such as 3M, Honeywell, Ingram Micro, and the States of Missouri and New York.
Jim is a certified information system security professional (CISSP), certified ISO27001/2 Lead Assessor, as well as holding BA and MBA degrees.
Vice President of Gamified Solutions
Dan brings his deep entrepreneurial spirit to the AveNew team with a history of creating successful companies and transitioning into various roles in the world of finance and private equity lending.
After founding, owning, and growing a pharmaceutical wholesale company to reach annual sales of $200M, Dan has experience navigating the worlds of marketing, company and corporate performance, goal attainment, growth, and customer service.
Dan’s education includes UC Santa Barbara and Western State College of Law. His hobbies include tournament chess along with enjoying golf with his two teenage sons while never allowing the frustration of slow improvement to ruin a day on the golf course!
Director of Fun & Games
Awtto brought his vast experience in the field of “make learning fun” to AveNew in early 2022. He has helped inspired the team to think outside the box and to consider all perspectives for building a stronger community.
In his spare time, Awtto enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Some of his favorite hobbies include playing fetch, what’s that noise outside, and long leisurely walks. Awtto also knows the answer to “who’s a good boy” but he’ll never tell.
Executive Operations Assistant
In addition to a bachelor's in technology management, Stephanie has a wide array of experience, which allows her to provide well-rounded support to AveNew’s CEOs. From providing administrative support to a Tribal Nation leader, to organizing vaccine clinics and planning elaborate parties for 250+ employees plus guests, Stephanie draws from extensive knowledge as a project manager, an executive assistant, and a manager in customer service.
Stephanie enjoys helping others, and she fully commits herself to everything she does. Keeping clients happy and making coworkers feel appreciated results in a successful business, and Stephanie dedicates herself to this practice. Stephanie is very excited to be on board with AveNew Solutions, and she cannot wait to have the opportunity to assist you.
Doug Kortrey is an experienced lawyer with 25+ years of expertise specializing in counseling privately held and publicly traded companies. His experience as in-house and outside counsel fostered a unique perspective for developing legal strategies, analyzing commercial and licensing transactions, and advising, and working with cross-functional teams comprised of sales, operations, product development, and engineering professionals.
Doug is dedicated to delivering value-driven results to AveNew, advising them how to overcome their legal, statutory, compliance, and management challenges. He is a detailed-oriented and versatile team player who will focus on and help drive Avenew’s complex transactions, technology contracting, software licensing, IP management, and regulatory compliance.
Director of Goals & Solutions/Chief Security Officer
Favel joins the AveNew Team with 30 years of community and political organizing experience as well as leadership building for non-profits. She has worked in the fields of government relations, communications, and development. Favel’s diverse background and extensive policy knowledge allows her to seamlessly step into any campaign or organizing effort and offer expert strategic advice and professional leadership. She loves helping organizations utilize the Awespira app to connect with their audience and attain their goals.
Raised in the Midwest, Favel worked in California for almost 25 years and has recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, Favel enjoys bicycling, snowshoeing, gardening, reading, and playing with her fur kids since she is a full-time empty nester.
Certified Payments Consultant
Ken is an Executive Consultant and Certified Payments Professional. He has been active as a consultant across the POS and payments space, including time working with banks on end user requirements, POS system assessments, merchant programs, and the implementation of POS processing systems for major retailers.
Ken has orchestrated the effort and managed teams for conversions from third-party processors to in-house payments platforms. His experience includes time in the United States, Eastern Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Benefits & Administrative Specialist
Shayne has always enjoyed studying processes and using her analytical skills to solve problems both of which are why she studied Accounting Technology. At AveNew Solutions, Shayne works closely with the team by providing administrative assistance, technical, logistical, and benefits support. And as technology changes, Shayne is always the early adopter and adapts it to the needs of AveNew Solutions.
In her spare time, Shayne usually spends it with her family, traveling, especially going to the beach. She also plays frisbee football during weekends and goes mountain biking.