Team Blinto

We exist to educate and train a world-wide community of

Those of us on “Team SPI” concentrate on all of our educational content and training experiences. We conceive, create, launch, and support our free guides, premium courses, SmartBar partnerships, live webinars, and more.


Matt Gartland

COO, CFO, and Head of Innovation

Pat is the man who started it all. He is a family man who also happens to be the creator of SPI as well as a bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, industry influencer, and startup advisor. Oh, and he’s the world’s biggest Back to the Future fan.


Karen Beattie

Marketing Manager

Karen is multi-talented professional with years of experience as a marketer, writer, and editor. She's the author of two books, adores being the mom to her spirited 10-year-old daughter, and often questions her decision to live in Chicago when the mercury hits negative digits.


Non Wels

Solutions Expert

Non is the empathetic heart of the team who channels his compassion for others into meaningful customer experiences and moments. In his free time, Non is on the mic recording episodes of his podcast, You Me Empathy, or attending to his many animals.


Mindy Peters

Solution Manager

Mindy is an ardent learner who loves to solve problems, figure things out, analyze data, and generally be an enthusiastic nerd. She also has a deep affection for feline friends, bee keeping, homemade pizza, and all things Minnesotian.