The Sheltowee Team

The Sheltowee Business Network leadership team is made up of a diverse group of entrepreneurs.  Although the team holds titles that the outside world can understand, the team works in a collaborative and respectful fashion, as peers and partners.  

Alex Day is a co-founder and CEO of the Sheltowee Business Network LLC.  Alex's academic background is in physics, mathematics and Russian language.  Alex founded his own company in 2000 and has helped to start dozens of companies since then.  Alex has been instrumental in the state of Kentucky in the area of plant made pharmaceuticals and has assisted in raising over $50 million in capital for his client companies.  Alex is passionate about science, entrepreneurism, the outdoors and his faith.  Alex has managed venture capital funds and understands what it is like to be on both sides of the table, both as an investor and as an entrepreneur seeking investment.  Alex is interested in developing and deploying systems and programs that will significantly enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem and have a strong impact on that ecosystem in his home state of Kentucky and around the country.

JR Rose is the CFO of the Sheltowee Business Network LLC.  He began helping entrepreneurs and start-up companies in 1990, providing them with financial, operational and leadership services. He was involved in start-ups dealing in secure underground data storage centers, alternative energy sources, computer-human interfaces, software coaching systems, video-streaming, intelligent content selection software, and educational broadcasting among others.  JR started out as a CPA at one of the major accounting firms.  JR is a member of the Keiretsu Forum Midwest and has been active in angel investing.