Team Overview

Our company is the result of a dire community need to help police officers better manage stress in one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.

One of our founders, a retired chief of police, relayed the story of a police officer’s wife who said the constant stress from facing the terrors of daily incidents had turned her husband into someone she doesn’t know anymore. At his retirement party, she said something has to be done for him and his fellow officers, because she was afraid his retirement will be a short-lived period of torment.

So we assembled a group of data scientists, technologists and software engineers to find a solution, using the latest developments in biometrics and artificial intelligence.

The result is Code4Pro.

Steve Mase

A serial entrepreneur and private investor, Steve Mase has spent most of his 40-year career using data to develop and lead a wide range of companies, from startups to large multinational corporations. The majority of companies he has founded specialize in software technology for financial services: capital markets, residential lending and trading. Founder and CEO of Dexma, Inc., Mase's team created the largest white-labeled platform for the origination, processing and sale of residential mortgages. Customers included Fannie Mae, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and 1,500 other banks and credit unions. Dexma was acquired by Prime Alliance in 2010 and the combined companies were acquired by Accenture in 2013. As founder of Code 4 Pro, Mase is dedicated to improving decision-making for first responders and other workers who regularly are under stress by utilizing real-time biometrics, analytics and machine learning.

Danish Shrestha

Danish Shrestha has been a software engineer for over 20 years since graduating with a master's in computer science from the University of Illinois. Shrestha is expert in building scalable and fault-tolerant distributed systems. Prior to spearheading the technical team for Code 4 Pro, Shrestha led three teams of software engineers, data scientists and data engineers at Agoro Carbon Alliance where they were charged with building a microservices architecture platform to enable stakeholders to measure, report and verify agriculture practice changes to help generate carbon credit. He has also worked as a software engineer for NextEra Analytics, Digi International, Smart Data Solutions and WSU (Winona State University).

Mike Goldstein

Mike Goldstein is a key advisor to Code 4 Pro. A co-founder of Provicta, Goldstein is a 30-year law enforcement professional dedicated to the care and wellbeing of first responders. A national speaker and consultant on wellness initiatives and on servant leadership, Goldstein has pioneered highly regarded wellness programing and research projects for police officers and firefighters that were replicated by other public safety organizations.

John Morris

A financial executive with extensive technology and service industry experience, John Morris has advised and built small to medium-sized companies from the ground up. A 'roll up the sleeves professional, Morris helps create successful business plans that strengthen companies and build an exit strategy, ultimately managing the successful merger and acquisition. Prior to leading his own firm, Morris was a senior partner and regional leader with a national CFO firm, and for over eight years, Morris served as CFO of Dexma, Inc. and later Prime Alliance Solutions, where he was responsible for finance, legal, accounting, human resources and other strategic administrative functions. After graduating from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Morris served as a partner in the international accounting and consulting firm of Coopers & Lybrand.

Maria Verven

Maria Verven is a strategic, accredited marketing professional with over 40 years experience helping clients create solid brand reputations, build a strong market presence and meet their revenue goals. An expert in helping start-up companies get to the next phase, Verven makes the most of limited resources, employing well-honed skills in strategic planning and execution in marketing, communications and P.R. Accredited by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Maria was V.P. of marketing for a technology company now owned by Accenture before starting her firm, Verve Communications. Previously, she served as V.P. with the international P.R. firm FleishmanHillard and as V.P. with the investment firm Piper Jaffray, where she managed eight P.R. agencies from NYC to San Francisco. She has also written feature articles for several of the biggest companies in Minnesota, including 3M, Medtronic and United Healthcare.