Board of Directors
While Slingshot is a young company the experience of Slingshot's Board of Directors represents decades of business experience across a wide variety of industries and disciplines. See below to learn more about the expertise of our board members.
Ross Clawson’s career spans more than 30 years in finance, accounting, operations and strategic leadership for privately held businesses and is currently the President and CFO at The Ben Kinney Companies. Ross excels in sales management, channel development, strategic sourcing, working capital management, financial analysis and accounting operations. He has a demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership while increasing profitable growth and building enterprise value. Ross earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. Ross is a CPA (inactive status).
Duffy is currently the president of Bon Dente International which specializes in new product development. His a wealth of experience licensing ideas and products to companies in exchange for royalty payments and his specific technical expertise includes food safety, food product development, neutraceuticals and pollution control. Duffy holds over 20 patents including a heat based pasteurization method for in-shell eggs and Ultra Rice, which was recognized with the Tech Award Laureate by the Tech Museum of Innovation as a technology benefiting humanity. In addition to his responsibilities at Bon Dente, Duffy provides consultation to international companies such as Monsanto, Owens-Corning, and Prax Air.
Brad is an accomplished consumer marketing executive with a passion for innovation and delivering big results. He has a 30-year track record of consistently launching successful new products and initiatives in both Fortune 500 companies such as Starbucks and Nordstrom as well as small, hands-on start-up ventures. Brad's specialties include branding, marketing strategy and strategic planning and he has diverse industry experience that includes retail, food service, consumer goods, telecom, software and electronics.
Michael currently serves as the CIO of Barlean's which is a consumer packaged goods supplement and functional foods manufacturer in natural health products, club, private label, and contract manufacturing spaces. Michael brings over 25 years of business experience spanning multiple industries in various leadership roles. This broad base of experience has led him to also serve as an Adjunct Professor of Operations Management at Western Washington University since 2000.