Vicki Raport was the co-founder and CEO at Quantum Retail Technology, Inc., high-growth technology company serving top global retailers with complex supply chains. Quantum solutions were designed to maximize retailer profitability through innovative software that combines machine learning and big data analytics to understand and predict consumer demand for products at specific locations, over time.  Since the strategic acquisition of Quantum in 2015, Vicki focuses her time providing Board and strategic business advisory services to growth and innovation companies, predominantly in the retail and technology sectors. Vicki also currently serves on the Board of Advisors for KNOCK, Inc., as the Vice-Chair of the Board for FastBridge Learning, LLC., and as Board Director for Open Arms Minnesota. She is active in the technology start-up community as a mentor, advisor, and investor. Throughout her career, she held key strategic and operational roles in both public and private companies in the tech and retail industries.  Prior to Quantum Retail, Vicki worked as a senior executive at Retek, Inc. (now Oracle Retail) where she was part of the leadership team during a highly successful public offering.  She has significant experience in corporate strategy, business development, private enterprise sale, technology strategy, mergers and acquisition, and strategic partnerships for scaling and growth.