About Us

Meet our team

We're a hard-working, experienced crew that is passionate about helping you create value.
Meet Our Team

The people behind Yield

People tell us that we're smart, experienced and fun to work with. One thing is certain: we absolutely love doing the work we do, together.
Eric Dodds
Managing Partner

Eric was formerly CMO of The Iron Yard, which at its peak was the largest coding school in the world. There he grew the business 10x in less than 2 years by building out a data-driven acquisition practice and full-funnel attribution models across a dozen software systems. He is also a consistent lecturer in MBA programs and sought-after speaker on growth topics.

Gary Schwake
Managing Partner

Prior to Yield, Gary was VP of Consumer Engagement at ACTIVE Network, a $250MM SaaS and payments provider to activity and event management companies. He ran a $40MM business unit that included eCommerce, membership, web and mobile applications and digital marketing services. Gary brings to Yield a wealth of SaaS and B2C experience.

Mason Stewart
Partner, Technical Lead

Mason was formerly CTO of The Iron Yard, where he led the development of their state-of-the-art learning management system. Prior to TIY, he was a senior  engineer at Zaarly, a Kleiner-Perkins portfolio company. Mason’s team is our key to solving complex data, JavaScript and API issues.

Benji Walvoord
Data, Databases & Business Intelligence

Benji is a former healthcare CIO and serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in big data, business intelligence and API integrations. He led the integration of over 100 separate EHR systems into Salesforce and still has the scars to prove it. Around Yield Group, we call him the Data Czar.

Andy Monahan
Vice President, Growth

Andy has a strong track record of profitably growing revenue for companies across several industries. He's led and built teams, created market entry plans, implemented & improved marketing analytics, analyzed competitive landscape, fit product to market, and researched & developed right-sized marketing technology stacks.

Peter Barth
Executive in Residence, Corporate Strategy

A successful serial entrepreneur and investor, Peter currently serves as the Managing Director of the US and UK for Flatiron School, an education company based in New York City. He advises Yield Group on organizational growth at scale.

Jon Shadid
Growth Associate
Kimberly Cutler
Growth Associate
Elizabeth Speaker
Growth Associate

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