Our Executive Team

About Us Ben Wright CEO Velocity Global

Ben Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Ben has over a dozen years of experience in helping companies expand overseas. Building on his experience as a CPA, leader of an interim finance executive firm, and global partnership responsibilities at an international services firm, Ben has become a recognized thought leader on international back office operations. He frequently speaks on international business panels and has traveled globally to present on topics such as international employment, permanent establishment, global payroll, and expatriate assignments. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is passionate about helping companies succeed globally.

Rob Crabtree, J.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Rob leads Velocity Global’s client service organization. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Texas Christian University, Rob earned his Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina. Rob’s legal background includes Admiralty law, international business transactions, immigration law, and employment law. Rob is currently in his final year of earning an International MBA from the University of Denver. He has experience working in countries throughout the world and has particular expertise working with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in the Middle East. Beyond his professional pursuits, Rob enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, and playing golf.

Greg Thiessen Headshot Controller Velocity Global

Greg Thiessen

Chief Financial Officer

Greg comes to Velocity Global to realize his dream of parlaying big Corporate America experience into a dynamic and high growth environment. As a Finance Leader, his years of experience supporting complex multi-national finance and tax operations lends themselves nicely to Velocity Global's inherently global operations. Outside of work, Greg likes to throw a fly in a stream, climb a mountain, go on trips with his family, or play poker with his buddies. Greg is a connoisseur of fine breakfast burritos.

About Rob Wellner of Velocity Global

Rob Wellner

Senior Vice President of Sales

Rob Wellner is an entrepreneurial professional who brings over 16 years of executive sales and business development experience to Velocity Global. He has a proven track record of selling a variety of sophisticated products and services; including financial services M&A, healthcare, and renewable energy. He is an action-oriented problem-solver that is adept at building strong, authentic connections with clients and stakeholders, forging a path to help organizations reach their international goals. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is an Advisory Board member of Glialogix, a Bay Area biotech company.

Jeannie Donovan HR About Velocity Global

Jeannie Donovan

Vice President of Human Resources

Jeannie brings over 10 years of Human Resources expertise specializing in early stage to mid-size entrepreneurial companies. She has demonstrated success performing in all Human Resource disciplines including; benefits administration, employee development, employee relations, recruiting, and training. Jeannie thrives on operating strategically and tactically in high growth environments. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Jeannie is an avid college basketball fan and in her free time can be found chasing after her family, usually up some hiking trail in beautiful Colorado.

Ryan Medine Senior Marketing Manager

Ryan Medine

Vice President of Marketing

Ryan is a creative and analytical marketing leader with over 10 years of experience in consumer products, B2B and entertainment marketing. He has a passion for building brands and creating products and content that people love. His unique background in marketing, business and finance allows him to leverage his creative, strategic and analytical skills to deliver proven results in growth, profitability and engagement. A native of Boulder, Ryan recently moved back to Colorado from California and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife, Amanda, and French bulldog, Delaney.

Advisory Board

Robert Schlossman Velocity Global Advisory Board

Robert Schlossman

Chief Legal Officer at Zscaler

Shawn McGowen Bank Leumi Velocity Global Advisory Board

Shawn McGowen

Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking at Bank Leumi USA


Dr. Vivek Mansingh

General Partner, YourNest VC Fund