Vincent “Ace” Wagner is a SparkLabKC founder and an experienced investor and mentor/coach to late-stage start-up businesses. Current engagements: large-scale electricity storage; advanced carburetion systems that radically reduce emissions and improve fuel utilization; organic farming; and electronic process technology to facilitate banking for the un-banked segment of the US workforce. Earlier in his career, Ace served as CEO of Wagner Distribution Holding, a drywall/ceiling/insulation supply company, with six locations and sales to over 30 foreign countries . He has helped found two not-for-profit corporations: one providing scholarships for Central American students to US colleges; the other provides collateral for low-cost loans as an alternative to payday loans. Ace was selected to the WK Kellogg Leadership Program as a Fellow 1990-1993.