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Our Advisors

On top of our best-in-class team, we have a network of advisors that assist us in our projects for clients. We leverage their expertise when necessary to provide value to our clients.

Severin M. Beliveau

Severin is one of Maine's best-known attorneys and has significant experience in legislative and regulatory issues. He is a founding partner of Preti Flaherty and directs the firm's Government Affairs practice in Augusta, ME and Washington, D.C. His practice also involves public issues, environmental projects and international trade. Throughout his career, Severin has been a leader in national and international organizations, giving him perspectives that transcend state boundaries. As a former director of the bipartisan American Council of Young Political Leaders, he helped promote cultural and political exchange programs among NATO countries and Eastern Europe. His work took him to Moscow, Leningrad, Riga and Tbilisi in the former Soviet Union. He also served on political leadership committees dealing with U.S.-Canadian relations, European security, the environment and technological change.

Doug Raymond

With over 25 years of payments industry experience, Mr. Raymond has served in number of senior roles in the card and mobile payments industry. Mr. Raymond spent over 20 years at MasterCard, primarily as their Group Head of Global Pricing and Interchange, which included crafting business agreements with major financial partners, product valuation, competitive intelligence, co-lead Fintech investments, and negotiated major merchant acceptance agreements. He created many of the product and pricing strategies with a focus on US and European compliance and regulatory requirements. Mr. Raymond was credited for generating over $3B in revenue from his pricing strategies, which are still in place today. Mr. Raymond started his career with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen, holds a CPA and received his BS in Accounting from Syracuse University Whitman School of Management.

Andrew Creaser

Andrew has been in the consulting industry for almost 30 years and is the founder of the Barrington Group of Companies. After spending several years working at Accenture, he founded Barrington Consulting in 2004 and currently serves as the Managing Partner and is co-founder of the sister company, Barrington Edge. Andrew specializes in structuring and managing large, complex, transformation projects leading clients through the entire life cycle from developing the roadmap through to implementation. He has worked extensively in the public sector and telecommunications domains where he has led transformational projects in land reform, vital statistics, driver and vehicle services and field force management. He is recognized for placing emphasis on implementing practical solutions and for advising clients about their streamlining, modernization and transformation initiatives.

Lucas Piatt

Lucas is the President and COO of Millcraft Investments and Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 25 years of development, real estate and leadership experience, he is a successful entrepreneur known for bringing innovative and viable projects to life. A portfolio of over $1 billion in revitalization projects throughout the region showcases Lucas’ keen eye for development and investment opportunities. His ability to leverage and engage local leaders, government entities and corporate partners has made him an industry leader with loyal and long-lasting business relationships. Lucas actively supports a variety of organizations including the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Point Park University, Pittsburgh Film Office, Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation, and The Alzheimer’s Association.

Gavin Miller

Gavin serves as CEO of Instant Data Center, a company that designs and manufactures ruggedized micro modular data centers. Prior to IDC, Gavin served in various executive roles at Avnet, a global distributor of technology solutions. Gavin started his career with Avnet leading their Canadian operations were he accelerated growth and doubled earnings in less than 4 years. Other career highlights at Avnet include establishing its Technology Infrastructure Solutions division, turning around its OEM business unit, and successfully launching Avnet Government Solutions, LLC. Most recently he served as VP of Marketing and Strategy for the Americas division.