Leadership Team

Get to know the leadership team of Mentors International.

Leadership Team

Get to know the leadership team of Mentors International.

Leadership Team

Get to know the LEADERSHIP TEAM of Mentors International.

Leadership Team

Blazing a Path Towards a
More Prosperous World

The Mentors International Leadership Team is a group of individuals united by their extensive knowledge, diverse expertise, and dedication to alleviating poverty in developing nations. With over 50 years of combined experience in areas such as leadership, education, mentoring, finance, economics, training and development, and marketing and communications, the team is well equipped to achieve their goal. Discover more about the members of the Leadership Team by reading on.

Leadership Team

Blazing a Path Towards a
More Prosperous World

The Mentors International Leadership Team is a group of individuals united by their extensive knowledge, diverse expertise, and dedication to alleviating poverty in developing nations. With over 50 years of combined experience in areas such as leadership, education, mentoring, finance, economics, training and development, and marketing and communications, the team is well equipped to achieve their goal. Discover more about the members of the Leadership Team by reading on.

Leadership Team

Blazing a Path Towards a
More Prosperous World

The Mentors International Leadership Team is a group of individuals united by their extensive knowledge, diverse expertise, and dedication to alleviating poverty in developing nations. With over 50 years of combined experience in areas such as leadership, education, mentoring, finance, economics, training and development, and marketing and communications, the team is well equipped to achieve their goal. Discover more about the members of the Leadership Team by reading on.

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Sturgeon

Peter Sturgeon joined Mentors International because he believes deeply in the power of education and mentorship to transform lives.

Prior to joining Mentors International, Peter was the CEO of Elevate Global, an innovative provider of small business training, in-field operations technology, and real-time impact measurement in Latin America.

Previously, Peter was a Managing Director at Sorenson Capital, a leading growth equity investment firm with over $1 billion of assets under management. In his twelve years with Sorenson Capital, Peter invested in and supported high growth private companies in the energy, software, and healthcare industries. Peter began his career with the Boston Consulting Group where he advised Fortune 100 companies on strategy and operations.

Peter holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

In his free time he enjoys being outdoors with his family, collecting vinyl records, and letting the Phoenix Suns break his heart.

Connect with Peter on Social Media

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Sturgeon

Peter Sturgeon joined Mentors International because he believes deeply in the power of education and mentorship to transform lives.

Prior to joining Mentors International, Peter was the CEO of Elevate Global, an innovative provider of small business training, in-field operations technology, and real-time impact measurement in Latin America.

Previously, Peter was a Managing Director at Sorenson Capital, a leading growth equity investment firm with over $1 billion of assets under management. In his twelve years with Sorenson Capital, Peter invested in and supported high growth private companies in the energy, software, and healthcare industries. Peter began his career with the Boston Consulting Group where he advised Fortune 100 companies on strategy and operations.

Peter holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

In his free time he enjoys being outdoors with his family, collecting vinyl records, and letting the Phoenix Suns break his heart.

Connect with Peter on Social Media

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Sturgeon

Peter Sturgeon joined Mentors International because he believes deeply in the power of education and mentorship to transform lives.

Prior to joining Mentors International, Peter was the CEO of Elevate Global, an innovative provider of small business training, in-field operations technology, and real-time impact measurement in Latin America.

Previously, Peter was a Managing Director at Sorenson Capital, a leading growth equity investment firm with over $1 billion of assets under management. In his twelve years with Sorenson Capital, Peter invested in and supported high growth private companies in the energy, software, and healthcare industries. Peter began his career with the Boston Consulting Group where he advised Fortune 100 companies on strategy and operations.

Peter holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

In his free time he enjoys being outdoors with his family, collecting vinyl records, and letting the Phoenix Suns break his heart.

President

Curtis Beesley

Curtis Beesley was born in Utah and grew up in Southern California and has a vast sales and executive management career in the private sector that includes the construction, manufacturing, and youth leadership industries. His passion is people and specifically helping others to see their value and full potential to achieve life’s highest measures regardless of their surrounding conditions. Curtis has spent much time with our in-country staff and the families we serve. He takes the time to intently listen first, and then provide mentoring.

Striving to do good every day by living the “Golden Rule” is the innate desire of his heart.

Curtis received his BS in Business Management from BYU with a minor in Spanish.

Curtis enjoys outdoor sports of all kinds and quality time with his wife Stephanie and their four kids along with his brand-new grandbaby.

Connect with Curtis on Social Media

President

Curtis Beesley

Curtis Beesley was born in Utah and grew up in Southern California and has a vast sales and executive management career in the private sector that includes the construction, manufacturing, and youth leadership industries. His passion is people and specifically helping others to see their value and full potential to achieve life’s highest measures regardless of their surrounding conditions. Curtis has spent much time with our in-country staff and the families we serve. He takes the time to intently listen first, and then provide mentoring.

Striving to do good every day by living the “Golden Rule” is the innate desire of his heart.

Curtis received his BS in Business Management from BYU with a minor in Spanish.

Curtis enjoys outdoor sports of all kinds and quality time with his wife Stephanie and their four kids along with his brand-new grandbaby.

Connect with Curtis on Social Media

President

Curtis Beesley

Curtis Beesley was born in Utah and grew up in Southern California and has a vast sales and executive management career in the private sector that includes the construction, manufacturing, and youth leadership industries. His passion is people and specifically helping others to see their value and full potential to achieve life’s highest measures regardless of their surrounding conditions. Curtis has spent much time with our in-country staff and the families we serve. He takes the time to intently listen first, and then provide mentoring.

Striving to do good every day by living the “Golden Rule” is the innate desire of his heart.

Curtis received his BS in Business Management from BYU with a minor in Spanish.

Curtis enjoys outdoor sports of all kinds and quality time with his wife Stephanie and their four kids along with his brand-new grandbaby.

Chief Operations Officer

Devin Busby

Devin Busby joined Mentors International because he believes in the power of scalable solutions and measurable outcomes to drive global economic development.

Before joining Mentors International, Devin was the COO/CFO of Elevate Global. At Elevate, he scaled the organization’s proven training programs to tens of thousands of small businesses through partnerships with leading Latin American financial institutions. Devin joined Elevate in 2017 and oversaw operations, new partnerships, and geographic expansions. He was also instrumental in the implementation of robust in-field technology to enable impact measurement, program fulfillment, and client satisfaction.

Prior to Elevate, Devin was Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development at Imaging Advantage, a growth-stage healthcare technology company. Devin started his professional career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked to improve the performance of large healthcare organizations through strategic engagements and operational implementations.

Devin studied biochemistry at BYU and graduated with an MD from Duke and an MBA from Vanderbilt.

In his personal life, Devin enjoys traveling to new destinations with his wife Cathy, chasing after his seven children, and playing pickleball.

Connect with Devin on Social Media

Chief Operations Officer

Devin Busby

Devin Busby joined Mentors International because he believes in the power of scalable solutions and measurable outcomes to drive global economic development.

Before joining Mentors International, Devin was the COO/CFO of Elevate Global. At Elevate, he scaled the organization’s proven training programs to tens of thousands of small businesses through partnerships with leading Latin American financial institutions. Devin joined Elevate in 2017 and oversaw operations, new partnerships, and geographic expansions. He was also instrumental in the implementation of robust in-field technology to enable impact measurement, program fulfillment, and client satisfaction.

Prior to Elevate, Devin was Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development at Imaging Advantage, a growth-stage healthcare technology company. Devin started his professional career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked to improve the performance of large healthcare organizations through strategic engagements and operational implementations.

Devin studied biochemistry at BYU and graduated with an MD from Duke and an MBA from Vanderbilt.

In his personal life, Devin enjoys traveling to new destinations with his wife Cathy, chasing after his seven children, and playing pickleball.

Connect with Devin on Social Media

Chief Operations Officer

Devin Busby

Devin Busby joined Mentors International because he believes in the power of scalable solutions and measurable outcomes to drive global economic development.

Before joining Mentors International, Devin was the COO/CFO of Elevate Global. At Elevate, he scaled the organization’s proven training programs to tens of thousands of small businesses through partnerships with leading Latin American financial institutions. Devin joined Elevate in 2017 and oversaw operations, new partnerships, and geographic expansions. He was also instrumental in the implementation of robust in-field technology to enable impact measurement, program fulfillment, and client satisfaction.

Prior to Elevate, Devin was Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development at Imaging Advantage, a growth-stage healthcare technology company. Devin started his professional career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked to improve the performance of large healthcare organizations through strategic engagements and operational implementations.

Devin studied biochemistry at BYU and graduated with an MD from Duke and an MBA from Vanderbilt.

In his personal life, Devin enjoys traveling to new destinations with his wife Cathy, chasing after his seven children, and playing pickleball.

Director of Programs

Luis Kemeny

Luis was born in Brazil to European parents. He has a Business degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s in International Business Administration from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management.

His professional experiences include worldwide responsibilities for two high-technology companies in Northern California, one as the Director of International Operations for TeleSensory Systems, Inc., (15 years) and the other as the Worldwide Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elesys, Inc. (16 years).

He has traveled to over 45 countries multiple times to identify, appoint, and manage distribution channels. Kemeny has been engaged with our organization for over 10 years and has been involved in various aspects of operations. He currently focuses on managing programs and curricula for the Learning and Mentoring Centers. He and his wife live in Kaysville, Utah, have six children, and 26 grandchildren.

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Director of Programs

Luis Kemeny

Luis was born in Brazil to European parents. He has a Business degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s in International Business Administration from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management.

His professional experiences include worldwide responsibilities for two high-technology companies in Northern California, one as the Director of International Operations for TeleSensory Systems, Inc., (15 years) and the other as the Worldwide Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elesys, Inc. (16 years).

He has traveled to over 45 countries multiple times to identify, appoint, and manage distribution channels. Kemeny has been engaged with our organization for over 10 years and has been involved in various aspects of operations. He currently focuses on managing programs and curricula for the Learning and Mentoring Centers. He and his wife live in Kaysville, Utah, have six children, and 26 grandchildren.

Connect with Luis on Social Media

Director of Programs

Luis Kemeny

Luis was born in Brazil to European parents. He has a Business degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s in International Business Administration from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management.

His professional experiences include worldwide responsibilities for two high-technology companies in Northern California, one as the Director of International Operations for TeleSensory Systems, Inc., (15 years) and the other as the Worldwide Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elesys, Inc. (16 years).

He has traveled to over 45 countries multiple times to identify, appoint, and manage distribution channels. Kemeny has been engaged with our organization for over 10 years and has been involved in various aspects of operations. He currently focuses on managing programs and curricula for the Learning and Mentoring Centers. He and his wife live in Kaysville, Utah, have six children, and 26 grandchildren.

Assistant Director of Programs

Philip Webb

For the past 15 years Philip Webb has been the Executive Director of Operation Kids Foundation, supporting NGOs and social ventures — like Elevate Global and Mentors International — in their pursuit of innovative solutions to alleviating poverty.

Phil received a bachelor’s degree from BYU, an MPA from George Washington University, and a master’s degree in sustainable economic development from Oxford University.

He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and five children.

Connect with Philip on Social Media

Assistant Director of Programs

Philip Webb

For the past 15 years Philip Webb has been the Executive Director of Operation Kids Foundation, supporting NGOs and social ventures — like Elevate Global and Mentors International — in their pursuit of innovative solutions to alleviating poverty.

Phil received a bachelor’s degree from BYU, an MPA from George Washington University, and a master’s degree in sustainable economic development from Oxford University.

He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and five children.

Connect with Philip on Social Media

Assistant Director of Programs

Philip Webb

For the past 15 years Philip Webb has been the Executive Director of Operation Kids Foundation, supporting NGOs and social ventures — like Elevate Global and Mentors International — in their pursuit of innovative solutions to alleviating poverty.

Phil received a bachelor’s degree from BYU, an MPA from George Washington University, and a master’s degree in sustainable economic development from Oxford University.

He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and five children.

Director of Product

James Oakes

James Oakes joined Mentors International because he is passionate about harnessing the power of simple truth and practical tools to change lives.

Before joining Mentors International, James worked as VP of Operations and Product at Elevate Global. After graduating from BYU he began his career in economic development by moving to Asunción, Paraguay to help start Elevate Global where he led curriculum development, program design and operations. He then moved to Lima, Perú, leading Elevate’s expansion as the General Manager and launching the first strategic partnership with the largest commercial bank in the country.

He has hired and trained hundreds of mentors in multiple countries and designed curriculum and programs used by thousands of small businesses operators. Spending nearly 5 years living in developing countries has given him deep field experience and insight into the needs of the people we serve, as well as a couple children with dual citizenship.

He graduated from Brigham Young University where he studied Communications, Psychology, International Development, and Entrepreneurship.

In his free time he loves spending time with his wife and four kids, playing sports, and trying new outdoor adventures.

Connect with James on Social Media

Director of Product

James Oakes

James Oakes joined Mentors International because he is passionate about harnessing the power of simple truth and practical tools to change lives.

Before joining Mentors International, James worked as VP of Operations and Product at Elevate Global. After graduating from BYU he began his career in economic development by moving to Asunción, Paraguay to help start Elevate Global where he led curriculum development, program design and operations. He then moved to Lima, Perú, leading Elevate’s expansion as the General Manager and launching the first strategic partnership with the largest commercial bank in the country.

He has hired and trained hundreds of mentors in multiple countries and designed curriculum and programs used by thousands of small businesses operators. Spending nearly 5 years living in developing countries has given him deep field experience and insight into the needs of the people we serve, as well as a couple children with dual citizenship.

He graduated from Brigham Young University where he studied Communications, Psychology, International Development, and Entrepreneurship.

In his free time he loves spending time with his wife and four kids, playing sports, and trying new outdoor adventures.

Connect with James on Social Media

Director of Product

James Oakes

James Oakes joined Mentors International because he is passionate about harnessing the power of simple truth and practical tools to change lives.

Before joining Mentors International, James worked as VP of Operations and Product at Elevate Global. After graduating from BYU he began his career in economic development by moving to Asunción, Paraguay to help start Elevate Global where he led curriculum development, program design and operations. He then moved to Lima, Perú, leading Elevate’s expansion as the General Manager and launching the first strategic partnership with the largest commercial bank in the country.

He has hired and trained hundreds of mentors in multiple countries and designed curriculum and programs used by thousands of small businesses operators. Spending nearly 5 years living in developing countries has given him deep field experience and insight into the needs of the people we serve, as well as a couple children with dual citizenship.

He graduated from Brigham Young University where he studied Communications, Psychology, International Development, and Entrepreneurship.

In his free time he loves spending time with his wife and four kids, playing sports, and trying new outdoor adventures.

Director of Technology & Corporate Compliance

Kylie Devey

Versatile and intellectually aggressive in IT, Analytics, Project Management, and Operations. Kylie Devey is a high-performing leader recognized for streamlining operations and eliminating redundancies to achieve outstanding results. With a Master’s of Business (MBA) and a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.), Kylie is a dedicated lifelong learner who thrives on supporting the people around her and caring for the well-being of others, both professionally and personally. When Kylie isn’t busy at work, she spends time serving as PTA President for the school her boys attend, spending with her husband and two young boys camping, fishing, off-roading, or anything that her boys want to do that day.

Connect with Kylie on Social Media

Director of Technology & Corporate Compliance

Kylie Devey

Versatile and intellectually aggressive in IT, Analytics, Project Management, and Operations. Kylie Devey is a high-performing leader recognized for streamlining operations and eliminating redundancies to achieve outstanding results. With a Master’s of Business (MBA) and a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.), Kylie is a dedicated lifelong learner who thrives on supporting the people around her and caring for the well-being of others, both professionally and personally. When Kylie isn’t busy at work, she spends time serving as PTA President for the school her boys attend, spending with her husband and two young boys camping, fishing, off-roading, or anything that her boys want to do that day.

Connect with Kylie on Social Media

Director of Technology & Corporate Compliance

Kylie Devey

Versatile and intellectually aggressive in IT, Analytics, Project Management, and Operations. Kylie Devey is a high-performing leader recognized for streamlining operations and eliminating redundancies to achieve outstanding results. With a Master’s of Business (MBA) and a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.), Kylie is a dedicated lifelong learner who thrives on supporting the people around her and caring for the well-being of others, both professionally and personally. When Kylie isn’t busy at work, she spends time serving as PTA President for the school her boys attend, spending with her husband and two young boys camping, fishing, off-roading, or anything that her boys want to do that day.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, having spent over two decades working in this field. Before joining Mentors International, she served at the Utah Safety Council, where she played a crucial role in advancing their goal of enhancing public safety through education and training. Sarah boasts a diverse skill set, including marketing, photography, videography, communications, website design, and event management.

She takes great pleasure in collaborating with Mentors International’s teams across the globe and loves the opportunity to meet new people and hear their inspiring stories.

In her free time, Sarah is an avid cook and enjoys experimenting with new recipes using produce from her garden. She is also an outdoor enthusiast and spends her weekends hiking and exploring the National Parks with her husband and three children. She is an avid mountain biker and takes great pride and enjoyment in coaching her two son’s mountain bike team. Sarah is passionate about the work of Mentors International and truly believes in the positive impact the organization is making in the lives of those it serves.

Connect with Sarah on Social Media

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, having spent over two decades working in this field. Before joining Mentors International, she served at the Utah Safety Council, where she played a crucial role in advancing their goal of enhancing public safety through education and training. Sarah boasts a diverse skill set, including marketing, photography, videography, communications, website design, and event management.

She takes great pleasure in collaborating with Mentors International’s teams across the globe and loves the opportunity to meet new people and hear their inspiring stories.

In her free time, Sarah is an avid cook and enjoys experimenting with new recipes using produce from her garden. She is also an outdoor enthusiast and spends her weekends hiking and exploring the National Parks with her husband and three children. She is an avid mountain biker and takes great pride and enjoyment in coaching her two son’s mountain bike team. Sarah is passionate about the work of Mentors International and truly believes in the positive impact the organization is making in the lives of those it serves.

Connect with Sarah on Social Media

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, having spent over two decades working in this field. Before joining Mentors International, she served at the Utah Safety Council, where she played a crucial role in advancing their goal of enhancing public safety through education and training. Sarah boasts a diverse skill set, including marketing, photography, videography, communications, website design, and event management.

She takes great pleasure in collaborating with Mentors International’s teams across the globe and loves the opportunity to meet new people and hear their inspiring stories.

In her free time, Sarah is an avid cook and enjoys experimenting with new recipes using produce from her garden. She is also an outdoor enthusiast and spends her weekends hiking and exploring the National Parks with her husband and three children. She is an avid mountain biker and takes great pride and enjoyment in coaching her two son’s mountain bike team. Sarah is passionate about the work of Mentors International and truly believes in the positive impact the organization is making in the lives of those it serves.

Administrative Assistant

Epi Reyes

Epi Reyes has 41 years of diversified experience as a bilingual administrative assistant, bookkeeper, translator, and office manager. She is very organized, dependable, loyal, and hardworking. She was born in El Salvador, served a mission in Costa Rica, and has lived in the US for 30 years.

Epi feels fortunate to work at a non-profit organization which makes such a difference in peoples’ lives. She enjoys the natural beauty, the warm water of a beach, and lying in a hammock drinking from a coconut or reading a book.

Connect with Epi on Social Media

Administrative Assistant

Epi Reyes

Epi Reyes has 41 years of diversified experience as a bilingual administrative assistant, bookkeeper, translator, and office manager. She is very organized, dependable, loyal, and hardworking. She was born in El Salvador, served a mission in Costa Rica, and has lived in the US for 30 years.

Epi feels fortunate to work at a non-profit organization which makes such a difference in peoples’ lives. She enjoys the natural beauty, the warm water of a beach, and lying in a hammock drinking from a coconut or reading a book.

Connect with Epi on Social Media

Administrative Assistant

Epi Reyes

Epi Reyes has 41 years of diversified experience as a bilingual administrative assistant, bookkeeper, translator, and office manager. She is very organized, dependable, loyal, and hardworking. She was born in El Salvador, served a mission in Costa Rica, and has lived in the US for 30 years.

Epi feels fortunate to work at a non-profit organization which makes such a difference in peoples’ lives. She enjoys the natural beauty, the warm water of a beach, and lying in a hammock drinking from a coconut or reading a book.

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Mellor

Justin Mellor, CPA, CFE, currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Justin has more than 15 years of extensive experience in both finance and accounting. He has held management and executive-level positions in healthcare, not-for-profit, and retail. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Lifting Generations and was the Chief Financial Officer for Gold Cross Ambulance.

Justin earned both his BA and Master’s degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and three daughters.

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Mellor

Justin Mellor, CPA, CFE, currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Justin has more than 15 years of extensive experience in both finance and accounting. He has held management and executive-level positions in healthcare, not-for-profit, and retail. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Lifting Generations and was the Chief Financial Officer for Gold Cross Ambulance.

Justin earned both his BA and Master’s degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and three daughters.

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Mellor

Justin Mellor, CPA, CFE, currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Justin has more than 15 years of extensive experience in both finance and accounting. He has held management and executive-level positions in healthcare, not-for-profit, and retail. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Lifting Generations and was the Chief Financial Officer for Gold Cross Ambulance.

Justin earned both his BA and Master’s degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and three daughters.

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With vast experience and an unwavering commitment to helping others, our leadership team guides us in our effort to lift others trapped in generational poverty throughout developing nations.

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Board of Directors
Our International Directors are native to the countries in which they serve, ensuring we are able to support the people of these developing nations in ways that best help each individual reach sustainable self-reliance.

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