Blog: Forward Thinking

Often snarky, sometimes funny, thoughts and musings from Glen Hellman about Executive Development, Leadership, Startups, Washington DC Business and more.

Hey Washingtonian? Is This An Apology?

Hey Washingtonian, do you call this an apology? 'When you wrote the article, Is the Blogger “Mr. Cranky” Out to Save DC’s Tech Industry—Or Destroy It?', you did your best to defend Jennifer Mellon and Danny Boice, the crooks who run Trustify. Sure you printed my response, "Mr. Cranky Responds," Yet, as time goes by, the facts of the case, show that you totally blew it (see post). Now almost a year later, we see that Jen Mellon and Danny Boice are being sued for embezzlement and fraud in a bankruptcy suit brought by Trustify investor, Anchorage Capital. Add on four large...

Jennifer Mellon and Danny Boices’s Trustify Woes Add Up

Are you keeping score of Jennifer Mellon and Danny Boice's Trustify Woes? Well, I am. First, there is the bankruptcy case that alleges Jen Mellon and Danny Boice embezzled cash and defrauded investors. In this suit, Anchorage Capital who invested $6.5 million in Trustify alleges that Boice transferred $750 thousand per year into a personal account used to fund Boice and Mellon's household expenses. This was in addition to the $600 thousand a year the couple paid themselves to be officers of a money-losing dumpster fire. The suit alleges many transgressions against all the Trustify officers but specifically names Jen Mellon...

AdvisoryCloud Inc 5000 Goofs

AdvisoryCloud is an  Inc 5000 fastest growing company? Bullshit! AdisoryCloud doesn't lead the Nation in Revenue Growth, Customer Growth, or Customer Satisfaction. Dumpster Fire AdvisoryCloud leads the business community in other categories like recent unemployment applications by former employees, Better Business Bureau complaints, and negative Trust Pilot reviews. In the last six months, AdivosryCloud laid-off over 60% of their employees. Yet, according to this article, in the North Bay Business Journal, by Jeff Quakenbush (email Jeff and tell him about your experience with this company, you can email him by linking here: jquackenbush@busjrnl.com), this Band of Douchenozzle's are killing it! These clowns...

Is Jonathon Perrelli’s LifeFuels About To Become a Company?

(Updated 5:51 PM August 29, 2019) Hallelujah, Jonathon Perrelli! Yes! Yes! Yesssssssss! It's happy days for LifeFuels investors. According to an article first reported by Andy Medici in the  Washington Business Journal, Jonathon Perrelli's, LifeFuels will be shipping product at some yet to be identified mythical time in the not so distant near future like perhaps some time on some unspecified day this September...

Jen Mellon’s New House – Trustify Investor Asset Search

(Updated 3:25PM 8/06/2019) When we last left the scurrilous retroactive co-founder and former President of Trustify,  Jennifer Mellon, estranged wife of Danny Boice, she landed a cushy government job as the Confidential Assistant to FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee. At that time she was engaging in real estate transactions that feel a lot like money laundering and fraud to me. On March 18, 2019, Mellon's soon to be ex-husband, Danny Boice transferred the title of their Sea Isle NJ, beach vacation home to Mellon for $1 dollar. That's right, you heard me...

AdvisoryCloud Running on Fumes

I've received multiple calls and comments regarding the scumbags at Advisory Cloud. Today's comment from an anonymous source references another round of layoffs. This one reportedly being 15 people from customer support. That is added to lay off a few months ago of another large group. The Comment: "If anyone out there is still thinking...

We Missed Trustify Loses Lawsuit with Centro Global Solutions

Bad news for Danny Boice and Jennifer Melon. While we were sleeping we missed another judgment against former dumpster fire now smoldering embers company, Trustify. On June 3, Winchester Virginia-based, Contact Management Software Provider, Centro Global Solutions, won a $25,000 judgment against the firm that ceased operations months ago. Add this judgment to Danny Boice and Jen Mellon's woes, a list that includes: Boyce owes his ex-wife over $50 thousand in court fees and back child support Trustify owes - Dini von Mueffling Communications LLC – Suing for $240 thousand Trustify lost a judgment to eight former employees, Matthew Scott, Elisabeth Nugent, Kevin Wiggins,...

The Arraignment of Andy Powers Communicliqe

It's a warm muggy August morning, 10:37 AM in Alexandria VA as I enter the US 4th District Court House, sans phone, or any electronics (which is why I had to do the extremely competent, near-professional, artistic collage and rendering of the back of Powers' head as he faced the judge), show my ID, go through the scanner and up the escalator. In the courthouse second floor lobby, I am surprised to see Eugene Gorokhov of Burnham & Gorokhov, Andy Powers' former attorney assigned as a public defender. Former because Gorokhov represented Andy up until two weeks ago when Powers dismissed...

Andy Powers Arraignment Hearing

As of now it appears that Andy Powers, the CEO of Communiclique will appear in the before Judge Alston for Arraignment at the Alexandria Federal Court House, Room 601. I hope you can make it for the arraignment in the case, United States v. Defendant(s) Andrew B. Powers, Case Number 2018R02532 and Court Docket Number 19-CR-00213. The arraignment is scheduled before Judge Rossie Alston on August 16, 2019, 11:00 AM at Alexandria Courtroom 601, Federal Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Sq, Alexandria VA for the case which involves defendant Andrew B. Powers. The main purpose of this hearing is for the defendant to enter...