BigWigs & New Gigs: Information Technology
PERQ Promotes Yasin
PERQ has promoted Muhammad Yasin to executive vice president of marketing. He has been with the company for more than six years and most recently served as vice president. Yasin is also a member of the Forbes Communications Council and Co-Founder of Agile Marketing Indy, a community-based organization that brings process marketing leaders together to share best practices.
Curvo Labs Names CRO
Evansville-based Curvo Labs, a healthcare supply chain management and technology company, has named Jenny Vance chief revenue officer. In her new role, Vance will oversee growth and revenue strategies and processes, as well as integration and alignment between operations, marketing, sales and customer support.
Boardable Hires VP, Director
Indianapolis-based Boardable has hired Julie Perry as vice president of marketing and Samantha Alarie-Leca as director of customer success. Perry has more than 13 years of experience as a director of marketing and more than 20 years of experience in the marketing field. She has worked at BLASTmedia, BlueSky Technology Partners, Givelify and served as a marketing consultant with several other tech- and marine-industry companies.
IOS Hires Former TV Personality
Indianapolis-based Imaging Office Systems has hired Ben Risinger to help lead the company's marketing and public relations efforts. He previously served as new media and community relations specialist for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Network in Grand Rapids, MI. From 2010 until 2013 Risinger was “Big Ben” of DoItIndy, a bi-weekly segment on the Fox 59 WXIN Morning Show in Indianapolis.
Bell Techlogix Adds Three
Bell Techlogix in Indianapolis has hired Shawn Moore (pictured) as director of global field services. He previously served as chief executive officer at Moore Talent Solutions in Austin, TX. Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Park University and an MBA from Jack Welch Management Institute.
Upper Hand Adds to Team
Upper Hand in Indianapolis has hired Michael Trilus as senior payments engineering lead. He previously served as director of application development at CSpring. Trilus also serves as a volunteer mentor/computer science teacher with DREAM Alive, a non-profit focused on mentoring at-risk youth in 7th-12th grade to become civic-minded leaders.
SENTELLIGENCEone Names VP
SENTELLIGENCEone in Indianapolis has named Sibu Janardhanan executive vice president. He most recently served as an advisor for Conduit Ventures. Prior to that, Janardhanan served as senior vice president of “EVBox,” a global leader in electric vehicle charging stations. He received his BS in biology and philosophy and an MBA in operations and strategy from Union College in Schenectady, New York.
Emplify Names Two VP's
Emplify in Indianapolis has named Brad Boyer vice president of product and engineering and Nick Badgett VP of marketing. Boyer most recently served as senior vice president for intelligent solutions and innovation at Zotec Partners in Carmel. Badgett has held marketing positions Return Path, Salesforce and ExactTarget.
Sharpen Technologies Hires New CEO
Indianapolis-based Sharpen Technologies has hired Bill Gildea as its new chief executive. Gildea brings 25 years of experience working with tech firms and cloud software companies. He previously served as chief strategy officer for DocuWare and as chief operating officer for Interactive Intelligence. Gildea holds degrees from The College of William & Mary, The Catholic University of America and the University of North Carolina.
New Role For Salesforce Exec
After three years on the job, Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Bob Stutz is moving into a new role. Stutz, who will remain in Indianapolis, is now executive vice president of strategic partners at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM). Since arriving in Indianapolis, Stutz has overseen the establishment of the company’s regional headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, which included the Salesforce name being placed atop the state’s tallest building.
Upper Hand Adds Staff
Indianapolis-based Upper Hand has added Lauren Brandstatter (pictured) as a training specialist and Trevor Steele (pictured) as mobile developer. Brandstatter previously served as project manager at Community Health Network. Steele is an Eleven Fifty Academy graduate who most recently served as senior web developer at Wabash National Corp.
The Bee Corp. Adds to Team
The Bee Corp in Indianapolis has added Adam Ward (pictured) and William Meikle as advisors. Ward serves as an Indiana University physics professor. Meikle serves a USDA research entomologist. Also, the company hired Jordan Gaeta as a software developer. He formerly served as a developer at Amazon.
Ontario Systems Promotes Harrington to CEO
Muncie-based Ontario Systems has promoted Jason Harrington (pictured) to chief executive officer. He previously served as president. Harrington has been with the company for 22 years and brings 24 years’ experience in finance, marketing, sales, software operations and technical support to his new role. He succeeds company co-founded Ron Fauquher who is retiring after 39 years.
16 Tech Hires CFO
The 16 Tech Community Corporation has named Robert Herzog as Chief Financial Officer. Herzog will lead the financial operations for the 16 Tech Innovation District. He previously served as CFO, Chief Compliance Officer and Treasurer at Herzing University and was also a Senior VP at Berkeley College. Herzog holds a degree from Minnesota State University.
Leaf Software Promotes Hankinson
Indianapolis-based Leaf Software Solutions has promoted Chad Hankinson to president. He has been with the company since 2018. Prior to that, Hankinson served as vice president at Helios. He has also coached college basketball at several universities including, University of Houston, Liberty University and Glenville State College. Hankinson is a graduate of West Virginia University.
Kerauno Adds Chief Legal Officer
Kerauno has hired Chris Eck as chief legal officer. He most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel & corporate secretary at Finish Line where he led legal, HR and oversaw integration. Eck received a B.A. in psychology from The College of the Holy Cross and J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.
RenPSG Promotes Fisher to President and CEO
Indianapolis-based RenPSG has named Joe Fisher president and chief executive officer. He joined the company as chief operating officer earlier this year. Fisher is a Silicon Valley native who brings more than 25 years of deep experience scaling high-growth enterprise software companies. He previously served as CEO of Bunchball, a cloud-based software company.
DriverReach Hires Two Directors
DriverReach has hired Anna Bliss (pictured) as director of client services and Wendy Bartz (pictured) director of recruiting services. Bliss most recently served as tax customer success senior manager at First Advantage. Bartz previously served as director of recruiting at The Dart Network in Eagan, Minnesota.
Olio Names Director, Promotes Lavies
Olio has named Miles Sterrett director of engineering and has promoted Sean Lavies to chief technology officer. Sterrett has more than 13 years of software engineering experience most recently serving as partner at Fretless in Indianapolis. Lavies previously served as senior software engineer.
AxiaTP Fills Leadership Positions
Indianapolis-based AxiaTP has hired Jason Ulm (pictured) as vice president of sales. He most recently served at Calltower as vice president of product and customer success. Also, the company named Chris Ayres senior project manager and Eric Champion senior network engineer.
WorkHere Hires CMO
Indianapolis-based WorkHere has named Chad Fife chief marketing officer. He previously served as vice president of marketing for PSI Services and Performance Assessment Network. Fife also helped launch educational technology and publishing firm Pearson’s talent division and led product marketing at Nurse.com and Cognella.
Troan Joins Board of Viral Launch
Pendo co-founder Erik Troan is joining the Board of Viral Launch. Troan oversees an engineering team of nearly 100 people across Pendo's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, and development centers in Herzliya, Israel and Sheffield, U.K. He started his career at Red Hat, where he worked as its first engineer and led the engineering team through the development of Linux, RPM and Anaconda and eventually, the company’s IPO. Troan earned a Bachelor’s degree ...
DriverReach Grows Staff
DriverReach has added Mark Carlson as director of sales and promoted Jacqueline Cooley Martinez to director of HR and talent. Carlson most recently served at First Advantage. Martinez most recently served as HR and talent acquisition manager. DriverReach is an Indianapolis-based mobile-enhanced recruiting management system for hiring CDL drivers.
Kerauno Hires CMO
Kerauno has named David Low chief marketing officer. He most recently co-founded and served as CEO of New York-based CampaignWell. In addition to naming Low CMO, Kerauno has also boosted its sales team, adding nearly a dozen regional sales directors, channel managers and other positions in strategic locations around the U.S.
SENTELLIGENCEone Expands Team
Indianapolis-based SENTELLIGENCEone has hired Joe Huehnerhoff as director of hardware & internet of things and Jay Booth as director of software & artificial intelligence. Huerhnerhoff has an extensive background in systems engineering and previously served at Polychromix. Booth also most recently served at Polychromix. Both men will work out SENTELLIGENCEone's Boston location.
BitLoft Hires Two
Indianapolis-based technology developer BitLoft has added Ryan Bonnell as executive vice president of strategy and Tim Hovious as account executive. Bonnell most recently served as vice president of sales at Motor Transport Underwriters. Hovious recently worked at Level Up Development as a sales and business development representative.
Genesys Names New CEO
California-based Genesys has selected former Skype CEO Tony Bates as its new chief executive officer. The company, which employs more than 800 in Indianapolis, says Bates' predecessor, Paul Segre, will continue as chairman. Bates has also previously held executive positions with Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), which acquired Skype in 2011.
ClearObject Hires VP
ClearObject, a digital transformation company, has named Ben Frame vice president of product for the company. Frame brings nearly 20 years of senior technical leadership designing, delivering and selling both infrastructure and cloud solutions. He spent 15 years at Apparatus where he served as chief technology officer. Frame will spearhead product development and lead a team of employees. He holds a degree from Wabash College.
SIMBA Chain Adds Shroyer
SIMBA Chain, a blockchain startup, has hired Matthew Shroyer as head of Legal and Operations. Shroyer is tasked with building out the company’s legal framework and ensuring it has the structure, policies, and procedures in place to accommodate rapid growth of the company and adoption of its blockchain as a service solution. He formerly was a litigation attorney in New York City, specializing in white-collar crimes.
Hyde Park Venture Partners Hires Harruff
Hyde Park Venture Partners has hired Taylor Harruff to lead the company's marketing and communications efforts at its Indianapolis office. Haruff previously ran communications for Elevate Ventures, where she was responsible for brand building. She also previously managed PR strategy for several technology startups while working at BLASTmedia. Harruff holds a degree from Indiana University.
Netfor Hires Vice President
Netfor, Inc., a provider of business-customer and technology-user managed workplace support services, has hired Jason Belt as vice president of business and service development. Belt will focus on the company's brand messaging while opening new sales channels. He works with the executive team in developing new services and helps improve current services. Belt started with Netfor in 2015 as a service improvement and project manager for the service delivery group.
Kerauno Hires VP of Sales
Kerauno has hired Susan Leveritt as vice president of sales, responsible for building out a national sales organization. Leveritt has over 25 years experience on sales teams in the technology industry, including 15 years at Mitel. She also worked 5 years at CenturyLink in South Texas and Louisiana. Leveritt is a member of CRN"s Women of the Channel Power 100. She holds a degree from Louisiana State University.
Indy Technical Sales Hires Sales Rep
Terry Ramey has been hired as a new sales representative for Indy Technical Sales. Ramey has an engineering background, including automation systems engineering. He is a 24-year veteran of machine and process control system designs. Ramey will cover automation component sales in southern Indiana, southern Ohio and Kentucky.
Ohana Software Promotes Manager
Ohana Software has promoted Christina Zerfas to Managing Executive. Zerfas will work closely with clients and lead the company's strategic and growth initiatives. She was selected to join the Orr Fellowship upon graduation and has worked in software sales and community outreach. Zerfas holds a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation from Indiana University.
Director Chosen for Hammond Data Center
The Digital Crossroads at Lake Michigan data center currently under construction in Hammond has appointed David Hood to managing director of operations. Hood has over 24 years experience in telecommunications and data center management. He most recently was director of operations with Netrality Properties and was network operations center manager with New Continuum Holdings Corp. Hood also was president and CEO of Backplane Integrated Networks Corp.
Springbuk Announces Promotion, Hires
Springbuk has promoted Amy Brown (pictured) to vice president of health intelligence. Tom Futch (pictured) has been appointed vice president of global sales. Anne Fischer has been hired as senior director of health intelligence and Jeanne Stemland as a clinical product strategist.
ClearObject Hires VP
ClearObject, an IoT systems integrator, has named Kimberly Gallagher vice president of finance and administration. Most recently, she held a financial leadership role with Republic Airways. Gallagher also previously served as senior financial consultant and portfolio manager at Anthem Inc.
10K Advisors Hires Chief Customer Officer
10K Advisors has hired Mike Martin as its first ever Chief Customer Officer. Martin joins 10K from Appirio, where he held several positions, including Salesforce consultant, technical term lead and account executive. He most recently led Appirio's Indianapolis Delivery Center. Martin will be responsible for building the company's existing relationships and helping customers with their Salesforce Program Management. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Rose Hulman Univers...
enVista Hires Bornac to Head Retail Consulting Practice
Indianapolis-based enVista has hired Gene Bornac as practice leader of its retail consulting practice. He has more than 30 years of retail and consumer products expertise with specialty in retail management at the store and district levels, plus executive-level experience at multiple consulting firms and retail technology companies. Bornac most recently worked for Boston Retail Partners and Manhattan Associates.
ClearObject Promotes Reffeitt to President
Mike Reffeitt has been promoted to president of ClearObject, following the company's private equity acquisition. He previously served as a chief business officer. Reffeitt has also held roles as a chief financial officer at BioStorage Technologies Inc. and director of finance at Covance.
Walker Joins 120WaterAudit
120WaterAudit has hired Erica Walker as director of lead programs. She will manage support and guidance for state agencies, schools and utilities engaged in lead sampling and remediation efforts. Walker previously served as a program manager in the water resources and infrastructure planning program for the Indiana Finance Authority.
Vital Incite Hires IT Director
Vital Incite has hired Jeff Yancey as director of information technology. He will serve to further the firm's data platform and manage the Health Information Trust Alliance security. Yancey previously worked in healthcare information for 15 years at American Health Network.
Lev Hires Chief Sales Officer
Lev (formerly Levementum), a Salesforce partner and marketing consultancy with offices in Arizona, Indiana and Texas, has added Justin Fite as chief sales officer. He previously served as chief sales officer for Lessonly and vice president of global cross channel sales at Salesforce. He has been an integral leader in high-growth, industry-defining technology companies for better than two decades.
Indy Tech Vet Leading New Venture
A new company has launched out of Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha and raised more than $14 million in funding. MetaCX, co-founded by Indy tech veteran Scott McCorkle, is a Software-as-a-Service platform that helps clients and businesses organize and manage their other SaaS providers. McCorkle says the company has been operating in "stealth" mode since January and plans to launch its product in early 2019.
Longtime Software Company CEO Stepping Down
Carmel-based Software Engineering Professionals Chief Executive Officer Jeff Gilbert has announced retirement plans. President Raman Ohri will become CEO when Gilbert steps down at the end of March. Gilbert and three others founded the software product design and development company in 1988 after graduating from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Clear Software Appoints CRO
Clear Software has appointed software veteran Bob Boehnlein chief revenue officer. He has more than 30 years of experience in software technologies for product and service companies. Boehnlein has worked with various early-stage companies in defining and implementing their respective growth plans. Most recently, he served as CEO and founder of Perscio. Boehnlein also previously served as a senior executive of Aprimo.
InterVision Appoints Zaloudek CFO
Indianapolis-based InterVision Systems LLC has named Jim Zaloudek chief financial officer. He will oversee the company’s finance, operations, mergers and acquisition, investor relations, legal and human resources functions. Zaloudek previously served as CFO of DemandJump.
Diagnotes Adds Sybesma as Director
Diagnotes Inc. has added J. Michelle Sybesma as director of client success. She has more than 15 years of experience as an organizational leadership consultant, advising a diverse group of healthcare, technology and government organizations, including Cook Medical, Pfizer, Sodexo, Fairbanks, Hope Academy, the Indiana State Medical Association and the office of the Indiana Attorney General.
Perceivant Adds Managing Editor
Perceivant has added Michael Thurston as a managing editor. He has more than 18 years of experience in publishing higher education textbooks and instructional content. Thurston previously served as a freelance development editor by working with authors, publishers and other clients to edit and format tens of thousands of pages, as well as hours of videos in educational materials.
PERQ Appoints VP of Sales
PERQ has appointed Bradley Long as Executive Vice President of Sales. Long will work with software to help customers in the multifamily, auto retailing and home furnishing sectors. He previously served as an executive with Knight Ridder's The Tribune in California and President of Apartment.com.
Start Fort Wayne Leader to Step Down
Start Fort Wayne Executive Director Rhonda Ladig is leaving her position at the end of the year. She was selected for the role in May 2017, and says the transition comes as the organization shifts its focus. Ladig is the first executive director for Start Fort Wayne.
enVista Hires Tech Vet to Lead Software Development
Indianapolis-based enVista has hired Suneel Krishnaswamy as chief technology officer to lead development and product direction for all enVista software, including the multi-tenant, Unified Commerce Cloud Platform. He most recently served as chief technology officer at Kuebix.
Olio Names COO
Carmel-based healthcare startup Olio has appointed Sean Mullins chief operating officer. He has more than 15 years of healthcare experience including roles with the White House, IU Health, Navigant Consulting and, most recently, as director of corporate strategy at Anthem. Mullins earned both his undergraduate degree in business and his master’s of health administration at Indiana University.
FileWave Appoints CEO
Indianapolis-based FileWave has appointed Rolf Anweiler chief executive officer. He has more than 19 years of marketing, sales and startup experience in the B2B software industry. Nurdan Eris, founder and former CEO, will stay on as chairwoman of the board. Anweiler previously served as senior vice president of marketing and a member of the global senior leadership team for Mapp Digital.
GenieBelt Names Country Manager
Indianapolis-based GenieBelt, provider of cloud-based real-time communications and project management software for the construction industry, has named Rusty Hamilton country manager of its new US operation. He has worked within the construction industry for more than 28 years, including a string of years as president of Catalyst USA.
Greenlight Guru Hires EVP
Greenlight Guru, the only quality management software designed specifically for medical device companies, has hired Brent Atwood as executive vice president of sales and market strategy. He previously served as vice president of global sales and marketing at Brooks Life Sciences. Atwood brings 25 years of medical device sales and development experience from companies such as BioStorage Technologies, LifeWatch AG, Cerner Corp. and Depuy Inc.
Agronomy Software Leader Joins Granular
Granular has hired Jeffrey Dearborn as general manager of its MapShots business line. He most recently served as chief agronomist and strategy officer at Agrian. Prior to Agrian, he managed teams at Hemisphere GPS, Jimmy Sanders and AgChem (later purchased by AGCO).
Lev Announces C-Suite Hire And Promotion
Lev (formerly Levementum) has hired Mike Pote as chief financial officer. He most recently served as vice president of partnerships & finance at Orbis Education. Pote also served as a finance manager at Appirio, ExactTarget/Salesforce and, earlier in his career, at Double-Take Software. Also, Alix Grimm has been promoted to vice president of delivery. She most recently served as senior account executive.
Healthx Inc. Appoints CEO, CFO
Healthx Inc. has appointed Gene Cattarina chief executive officer and Mark Rapoport chief financial officer. Cattarina most recently served as CEO of SafeOp Surgical Inc. (now an Alphatec company). Rapoport previously served as CFO at Visioneering Technologies Inc. and Capsule Technologie SAS, as well as president & CEO of Thomas, Thomas & Walsh Inc. and COO and CFO of Landacorp Inc.
Zylo Adds to Team
Zylo has added: Craig Weiss (pictured), Julie Barker (pictured) and Devin Burns to its leadership team. Weiss has been named vice president of sales. Barker has been appointed vice president of talent, leading both recruitment and human resource initiatives. Also, Burns has been hired as vice president of finance.
250ok Hires Chiulli as Director
250ok has added email industry veteran Anthony Chiulli as director of product marketing. With a background in email infrastructure, authentication and deliverability, he brings more than 10 years of industry experience to 250ok’s marketing team. Prior to joining 250ok, Chiulli served in a number of leadership roles at Salesforce, including marketing practice lead and associate principal of deliverability services.
Viral Launch Adds Experienced COO
Indianapolis-based Viral Launch has named Mitch Black president and chief operating officer. He most recently served as chief executive officer of Bloomington-based Author Solutions LLC. Prior to leading Author Solutions, Black served as president of Indianapolis-based MOBI for five years.
TCC Appoints Hmurovich COO
Indianapolis-based TCC Software Solutions has appointed Jim Hmurovich chief operating officer. He previously served 11 years as president/CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, retiring in 2016. Hmurovich previously managed his own consulting business for four years after 27 years of public service. He is a former deputy commissioner for the Indiana Department of Correction and Indiana State Welfare director.
Automation Company Names President
Indianapolis-based automation company Agilify has tapped Douglas Thompson as its new president. Thompson most recently served as chief executive officer of Ohio-based MedData. The company, which provides automation platforms and services aimed at improving business processes, cited Thompson's experience in scaling several technology and services companies "from inception to market dominance."
New Board Named at Women & Hi Tech
The 2018 board of directors has been announced for Indianapolis-based Women & Hi Tech. The members include representatives from a variety of Indiana companies, including Salesforce, Eli Lilly and Co., and Cummins. The board officially began its new term Sunday. The newly-elected members include: Elected Officers: President: Darcy Lee, Director of Accounts & Business Development, Metonymy Media President-Elect: Angela B. Freeman, Intellectual ...
Levementum Adds to Team
Levementum, a digital consultancy with offices in Indianapolis, Chandler, Arizona, California, Texas and Michigan, has added: Nicholas Goldsberry, Jenna Kienle (pictured), Abbey Sullivan and Bethany Hart (pictured) to its team. Goldsberry has been named a solution architect. Kienle fills the newly-created director of marketing role. Sullivan and Hart have been named account strategists.
Levementum Promotes Burton to CEO
The board of directors for Arizona-based Levementum, which has an office in Indianapolis, has appointed a new chief executive officer. Michael Burton, who previously served as senior vice president for the company, will begin his new role in June. He joined the company in March 2016 after serving as director of services for Salesforce.
16 Tech Names Krueger COO
Emily Krueger has been named chief operating officer for 16 Tech Community Corp. She will help lead the development of the 60-acre innovation community near IUPUI in Indianapolis. Krueger most recently served as vice president of administration for Indianapolis-based LDI Ltd.
tend.ly Hires SaaS Veteran Coffman as COO
tend.ly has hired Matt Coffman as chief operating officer. He most recently served as vice president of product at High Alpha. During his time at there, he helped guide many award-winning portfolio companies into successful product launches with a diligent attention towards consumer-focused experiences. Coffman helped build the personalization company iGoDigital, before it was sold to ExactT in 2012.
Tech Spinoff Firms Up Leadership
A spinoff of Indianapolis-based tech company Axia Technology Partners has filled some key leadership roles. Kerauno LLC, which offers a communications workflow platform, says the new execs will help the company in its quest to become a global technology leader. They include: Jeff Stickel, chief technology officer; Scott Whitlock, vice president of sales; Jim McIntosh, director of product management and Michael Taylor, senior cloud systems engineer.
Upper Hand Makes Two Chief Officer Promotions
Indianapolis-based Upper Hand Inc. has promoted Myles Grote to chief product officer and Tyler Hill to chief design officer. Grote helped co-found the company, alongside CEO Kevin MacCauley and previously served as chief success officer. He previously served as a consulting manager at FactSet Research Systems Inc. Hill formerly served as creative director.
Bell Techlogix Adds to Team
Bell Techlogix has appointed Dale Dye senior vice president for digital workplace services. He has 28 years of experience in driving high levels of client satisfaction, industry leading operational metrics and productivity. Marc Othersen has been named chief information security officer. He most recently has been an advisor to corporate CISOs and boards providing guidance and perspectives on strategic information security matters.
DemandJump Adds Chief Revenue Officer
DemandJump has hired Joe Kuntz as chief revenue officer. He has 25 years of sales and leadership experience, including a stint at ExactTarget, where he served as vice president of North America sales. Kuntz most recently served as executive vice president of sales and marketing at Bluelock.
hc1.com Adds to Team
Michael Braverman has joined hc1.com as vice president, services and analytics. He previously served as a director of PureConnect business operations at Genesys and held senior leadership roles at Interactive Intelligence. Also, Raj Venkat has been named chief business officer. He previously served as vice president, strategy and business development for Angie’s List, where he played a pivotal role in the company’s merger with HomeAdvisor.
Blue Horseshoe Solutions Names Sales Executive
Carmel-based Blue Horseshoe Solutions, a global software and services firm, has added supply chain industry veteran Michael Thielen as a sales executive. In his new role, he will be responsible for expanding sales in the north central U.S. region which includes Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Colorado. Thielen previously served as senior vice president of global operations for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Vital Incite Makes Key Staff Appointments
Indianapolis-based Vital Incite, a population health consulting firm, has promoted Mary Delaney (pictured) to president. She was a part of the firm's launch in 2013 as managing director. Amanda Manley has been promoted to director of strategic business solutions. She joined Vital Incite in 2014 and held the positions of client service & business intelligence architect. Also, Doug Morrison (pictured) has been hired as director of information technology.
Appirio Announces CEO Transition
The co-founder of a tech company that relocated its headquarters to Indianapolis before being acquired for $500 million has accepted a larger role with the India-based parent company. Chris Barbin (pictured), who helped launch Appirio in San Francisco, is stepping down as chief executive officer to serve as global cultural officer of Wipro. Appirio Global General Manager of Customer Relationship Management Erik Duffield will succeed Barbin April 1.
Bolstra Names SaaS Industry Veteran COO
Carmel-based Bolstra has added Steve Ehrlich as chief operating officer. He has helped shape and scale the likes of Software Artistry, Aprimo, Autobase, and most recently served as president of PolicyStat. Ehrlich served as vice president of operations at Autobase and senior vice president of operations at Aprimo.
PERQ Adds Multifamily Sales VP
Indianapolis-based online consumer engagement and behavior firm PERQ has hired Patricia Crawford as vice president of multifamily sales. She's held leadership positions at LeaseHawk, CoStar Group and Network Communications. Crawford currently serves as regional liaison for the National Apartment Association.
Ohana Software Names COO
Indianapolis-based Ohana Software has named Rosanne Burge chief operating officer. She has led operations for many local tech startups, most recently at Elevate Ventures. Burge also held leadership positions at Collina Ventures, Apparatus, Oxygen Education and Haverstick Consulting, as well as her own business consulting practice.
Mimir Adds to Outreach & Engagement Team
Indianapolis-based Mimir has added Brittney Baxter and Bob Klingensmith as outreach and engagement representatives. For the past decade, Baxter has specialized in customer engagement, most notably in the SaaS industry. Klingensmith most recently served as an account manager for a cloud solutions company.
McShane Joins MOBI as Chief Revenue Officer
MOBI has named Kevin McShane chief revenue officer. As MOBI’s first CRO, his primary focus will be uniting the company’s go-to-market teams and aligning organizational strategy for accelerated growth and scalability. McShane has more than 15 years of Software-as-a-Service industry experience.
'New Chapter' For Entrepreneur Jeb Banner
Indianapolis entrepreneur Jeb Banner says he is starting a "new chapter" in his professional life. The co-founder of creative agency SmallBox has transitioned chief executive officer responsibilities to his wife, Jenny Banner, while he takes over as full-time CEO of board management company Boardable. Jeb co-founded Boardable in 2016 and helped start SmallBox 12 years ago.
Sharpen Technologies Promotes Fields to CTO
Indianapolis-based Sharpen Technologies has promoted Bracken Fields to chief technology officer. He will be responsible for the company’s technology strategy and oversee operations to achieve new levels of performance and innovation on a global scale. With more than a decade of experience in the communications industry, Fields most recently served as executive vice president of product and infrastructure.
Carmel Tech Company Adds to Leadership Team
Carmel-based tech startup Lumavate LLC is adding two Indy area tech veterans to its executive team. The company has named Mark Hill chief executive officer and Bill Godfrey vice president of business development. Hill was the co-founder and president of another software company, Baker Hill, which was acquired by Experian in 2005 and sold to New York-based private equity firm The Riverside Co. in 2015. Godfrey is a co-founder and board member for Lumavate.
Doxly Hires Fedie as VP of Customer Success
Indianapolis-based Doxly, a secure portal for end-to-end legal transactions, has hired Natalie Fedie as vice president of customer success. She has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, most recently leading customer success for Granicus (formerly GovDelivery).
Spensa Technologies Adds Ag Veterans to Team
Spensa Technologies Inc. has added two industry veterans to its sales and business development team. Dave Swain has been named area sales director and Chad Greenlee as regional sales manager. Swain most recently led the precision ag team at Southern States Cooperative. Greenlee most recently served as sales manager, North America for SST Software.
Ontario Systems Selects Harrington President
Muncie-based Ontario Systems, a leading software provider to the healthcare revenue cycle management, accounts receivable management and government markets, has selected Jason Harrington (pictured) president. He succeeds Co-founder Ron Fauquher, who will continue to serve in his capacity as CEO. Harrington previously served as senior vice president and chief revenue officer.
IURTC Taps Launch Fishers VP Jason Whitney
The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has selected a big name in the Indiana coworking space community to join its ranks. The organization has named Jason Whitney, former vice president of Launch Fishers and general manager of Launch Indiana, manager of strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Launch Fishers, Whitney spent more than four years as executive director of the Richmond Innovation Center.
Hamerstadt Promoted to VP at SmarterHQ
Kristen Hamerstadt has been promoted to vice president of marketing at SmarterHQ, a behavioral marketing platform that empowers B2C marketers to personalize customer interactions in real-time. She previously served as director of marketing. Hamerstadt was honored with a TechPoint Tech 25 Award in 2016 for her work both in her company and the community as the founder of Ladies in SaaS.
Mimir Hires Lead Curriculum Engineer
Indianapolis-based Mimir, a cloud-based software company, has added Vinesh Kannan as lead curriculum engineer. He most recently co-founded Omnipointment, a group project tool that helps computer science students collaborate on assignments, with Brendan Batliner. Omnipointment was acquired by Mimir earlier this month.
Elevate Ventures Adds Schpok to Team
Elevate Ventures has welcomed Jacob Schpok as its newest entrepreneur-in-residence. Elevate EIRs provide first-time entrepreneurs with business advisory services to help them navigate the uncharted waters of starting a business, from launch to exit and every decision in between. Schpok will be primarily focused on the Elevate-Purdue Foundry initiative, as well as efforts in and around Lafayette, West Lafayette and Zionsville.
TradeRev Announces Promotions, Hire
TradeRev has named Tobin Richer (pictured) chief marketing officer. Keith Crerar (pictured), executive vice president, will take on the additional responsibilities of leading commercial accounts sales and account management. Will Farmer has been promoted to executive director of dealer sales. Vince McNeal has been named executive director of commercial sales. Additionally, KAR has promoted Chuck Coleman to SVP, general counsel and assistant secretary.
Huddleston Joins Design On Tap as Engineering Director
Indianapolis-based design and optimization consultancy firm Design on Tap has named Ben Huddleston director of engineering. He is the former president of Simplexity Marketing Group, which Design on Tap acquired earlier this summer. Also new to the team: Daris Strickland, engineer; and Allison Smith and Mike Westlake, both interface developers.
IBM Veteran Joins Bolstra
Software company Bolstra has named Lisa Leahy vice president of sales. Leahy comes to Bolstra after 20 years with IBM, where she where she held various positions within the sales department as a channel manager, solutions consultant, and regional sales manager. She is charged with leading the sales team and growing the client roster of enterprise accounts at the Carmel startup.
greenlight.guru Adds to Team
Indianapolis-based greenlight.guru, the only quality management software platform designed specifically for medical device companies, has named Jennifer Kier vice president of customer success. She previously served as global director of customer success at Genesys/Interactive Intelligence. Also, Thomas Stergar II has been appointed director of partnerships. He previously served as vice president of business development at MAETRICS.
Sharpen Technologies Adds to Team
Sharpen Technologies has appointed Pam Hynes vice president of client experience. She is an experienced leader in providing cloud based communications and engagement solutions to contact centers. Also, Bill Waller has been named vice president of customer care & enablement. He brings more than 24 years of technology experience working for innovative, high-tech software companies to his new role.
Bluelock Taps Wiseman as CFO
Bluelock has named Jennifer Wiseman chief financial officer. She is the first person to take on the role at the company since 2011. Wiseman previously served as vice president of finance at Genesys. She has more than 20 years of finance experience with companies like Rolls-Royce, Brightpoint and Interactive Intelligence.
IQI Adds to Leadership Team
South Bend-based IQI, the corporate umbrella for several technology, construction and real estate companies moving into the Renaissance District, has hired several key staff members who will serve as part of the organization’s leadership team. Pamela Devany (pictured) has been hired as general manager, Patricia Norvell has been named human resources manager and Keith Knight (pictured) has been appointed chief financial officer.
Doxly Names VP of Product
Indianapolis-based Doxly, a secure portal for end-to-end legal transactions, has named Doug Wilson (pictured) vice president of product. He previously served as director of product management at Salesforce. The firm has also added Jim Barkley as a new board member. He recently retired as general counsel and secretary for Simon Property Group.
MOBI Co-Founder Named President
Indianapolis-based MOBI has appointed Co-founder Josh Garrett president. The mobility management software company says he will succeed Mitch Black, who will remain as an adviser. Garrett most recently served as chief strategy officer and has also been involved with other aspects of the company, including sales and operations. He launched the company along with Chief Executive Officer Scott Kraege in 2009.
RetailPoint Names Director
Carmel-based RetailPoint has named J. Lynne Lombardi director of channel sales. She previously worked with small to medium-sized retailers assisting in automation and speed of checkout, management of inventory and controlled purchasing. Lombardi brings 25-plus years of experience helping retailers best leverage customized, point of sale solutions.
Axia Technology Partners Names COO
Axia Technology Partners has appointed Don Scifres chief operating officer. He is a co-founder and general partner of VisionTech Partners and VisionTech Angels and brings more than 35 years of experience in the business, entrepreneurship, investment and technology sectors to AxiaTP. Scifres previously held leadership positions at several prominent companies, including Cummins Inc., ANGEL Learning Inc., Courseload Inc. and SmartFile.
DemandJump Appoints CFO
Indianapolis-based DemandJump has appointed Jim Zaloudek chief financial officer. He has nearly 30 years of finance, executive management, operation management and mergers and acquisition experience. Zaloudek's experience includes 17 years in software, hardware and telecom with companies including T2 Systems and eGix Inc. He also has 12 years of public accounting experience.
VeriCite Selects Tech Vet as CEO
An Indianapolis-based tech company has a new leader. VeriCite, a cloud-based plagiarism detection service, has selected Valerie Schreiner as chief executive officer. She previously served as chief product officer of California-based data analytics company Schoolzilla. VeriCite co-founders Scott Siddall and Sam Ottenhoff will continue as chief financial officer and chief technology officer, respectively.
Bloomerang's Jay Love Steps Down
Indianapolis-based tech company Bloomerang Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jay Love has stepped down. He had served as CEO since the company's inception in 2012 and will continue as chairman of the board and assume the part-time role of chief relationship officer. Bloomerang Co-founder Ross Hendrickson, who previously served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, was unanimously named CEO by the company's board of directors.
16 Tech Names First CEO
Bob Coy has been named the first president and chief executive officer of 16 Tech. The 60-acre innovation community near IUPUI is billed as a transformational development in Indianapolis’ bid to attract talent. Coy most recently served as CEO of Ohio-based venture development organization CincyTech, which pumped more than $680 million into 70 different startups during his nearly 12 years at the helm.
Clear Software Adds Orr Fellow
Zionsville-based Clear Software has added Orr Fellow Christina Zerfas to its team. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation from the Kelley School of Business. Zerfas will be working full-time with the client services team.
WorkHere Adds Adams as a Director
Indianapolis-based WorkHere has hired Tim Adams as director of business of development. He previously served as a sales executive at Angie's List. Adams was instrumental in growing Angie's List's sales and sales training team from 90 to more than 600 people. Prior to that, he served as a sales leader at HSBC, a global banking and financial services corporation. Adams is a graduate of Indiana State University.
Indy IT Companies Announce Merger
Indianapolis-based IT and engineering professional services firm Theoris Services has announced a merger with software development firm Reliable Solutions Corp., also based in Indy. President David Lovell will continue in his role once the merger is complete. RSC President Scott Alexander will become vice president of Theoris Solutions, a new division of Theoris Services.
TechPoint Names Indy Women in Tech Program Manager
TechPoint has named Emily Trimble the Indy Women in Tech program manager. She previously served as campus director for The Iron Yard Indianapolis. Trimble joined The Iron Yard in 2015, where she built relationships from the ground up with hiring managers, software developers and engineers and executives at tech companies in and around Indianapolis.
BidPal Expands Senior Leadership Team
BidPal has appointed Mark McCorkle chief technology officer and Mark Ward chief financial officer. McCorkle previously spent six years as an independent consultant. Ward has more than 25 years of experience and previously served as CFO for VacayStay Connect and held senior management positions at Monster Worldwide, NextWave Media Group and Right At School.
Aura IT Consulting Hires Two
Indianapolis-based Aura IT Consulting has hired Mike Rooks as senior cloud and systems administrator and Rachael Barter as regional client relationship manager. Rooks most recently served as director of IT at Blue Pillar and as a senior service engineer on Microsoft Corporation’s Azure service delivery team. Barter previously served as director of client experience at RenPSG, channel director at Nexlink and executive corporate solutions manager at AT&T.