Team Talk
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The Next Story Team

For Entrepreneurs, by Entrepreneurs

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Ned Bebawy

Founder

Prior to founding Next Story, Ned was the Chief Operating Officer at AutoLeap, the premier software for automotive repair shops. Prior to that, he worked at Bain & Company where he specialized in process improvement and advising Fortune 500 executives on how to improve their operations. 

When not working, Ned enjoys hiking with his Fiance, Allison. He also enjoys weightlifting and currently posts a combined 1150lbs on the 3 main lifts 

Ned has a Bachelors of Science in Biology, a Juris Doctor in Law and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toronto. 

Founder

Advisors & Investors

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David Dodson

CEO Wind River Environmental, Smith Alarm Systems & ADAP

Dodson has been the Chief Executive Officer or Executive Chairman of five companies: Wind River Environmental, Smith Alarm Systems, Paragon Systems, Worldbridge Broadband Services Inc., and ADAP Inc. He has been an active investor in more than fifty early-stage companies. He has also served as a board member for more than a dozen companies, including Asurion LLC, which has 16,000 employees and serves more than 300 million customers.

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Lucas Braun

CEO, OnRamp

Lucas was CEO at OnRamp for 9 years. OnRamp provides computing infrastructure for companies that require high levels of security and availability.
Prior to OnRamp, Lucas worked as a consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). Lucas holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College.

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Rameez Ansari

Co-CEO, AutoLeap

Rameez is the co-CEO of AutoLeap, an automotive software company, where he was Ned's direct manager. Previously, he was co-CEO of FieldEdge, a vertically focused field services software company. Rameez received an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2018. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BSc from the University of Toronto.

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Will Bressman

CEO, RIA in a Box

Will is CEO of RIA in a Box. RIA in a Box is a financial services firm that provides the leading number of registrations and ongoing compliance services to RIAs (Registered Investment Advisers) throughout the United States. Bressman holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and is a graduate of Harvard College magna cum laude with a degree in History.

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GJ King

President, RIA in a Box

GJ is the President of RIA in a Box. RIA in a Box is a financial services firm that provides the leading number of registrations and ongoing compliance services to RIAs (Registered Investment Advisers) throughout the United States. GJ previously worked in the investment management division of Goldman Sachs serving as a trusted advisor to a select group of high net worth entrepreneurs, families, and foundations. King holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a B.A. from Brown University.

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Steve Lau

Co-CEO, AutoLeap

Steve is the current co-CEO at AutoLeap, an automotive software company, where he managed Ned directly. Previously, he was co-CEO of FieldEdge, a service management software provider for the home contractor market. In 2018, Steve received an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2019, he was named Canada Top 40 Under 40. Steve holds an MBA from Wharton and a BBA from the University of Toronto, where he is now a Lecturer.

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Andy Love

CEO, Behavioral Health Group

Andy was CEO of Behavioral Health Group (BHG), an outpatient substance abuse treatment company. He grew the company to one of the largest providers of opioid addiction treatment services in the US. BHG was a three-time winner of the Inc. 500 award and the Dallas 100 award. Andy is also a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He holds an MBA and a MA from Stanford and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Ryan Robinson

President, OnRamp

Ryan was President and Chairman of the Board of OnRamp for 9 years.  OnRamp provides computing infrastructure for companies that require high levels of security and availability. Prior to OnRamp, Ryan worked for Aero Logistics and worked as an investment professional at Farallon Capital Management. Ryan holds an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.