Chief Executive Officer
In addition to his role on the Board, Michael Keeler is the CEO, President and Founder of LeaseAccelerator. An expert in Lease Accounting and Administration, he has been the primary force behind the growth and vision for LeaseAccelerator since 2003. Michael has more than 20 years of experience building software businesses. Prior to joining LeaseAccelerator, he was the President of Onmark Corporation and founder of both DataZen and Ecologic Corporation. More.
Chief Financial Officer
David has responsibility for not only finance and accounting, but human resources and information technology functions as well. David has extensive experience overseeing business accounting efforts in financial planning, forecasting, tax and reporting. Prior to LeaseAccelerator, he served in C-Level roles at Preferred Systems Solutions, ANHAM FZCO, Compass BPO and Deltek. David is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Chief Technology Officer
A key member of the LeaseAccelerator leadership team, Jonathan has responsibility for product management and engineering of company’s award-winning Enterprise Lease Accounting solutions. His global team of developers ensures the software meets the requirements of our Fortune 500 clients and complies with the new Lease Accounting standards. Prior to LeaseAccelerator Jonathan held key software development and consulting roles at Lockheed Martin, Corvis, BancTec and McCabe & Associates.
Chief Revenue Officer
As the Chief Revenue Officer Jay is responsible for marketing, sales, partnerships, professional services and our customer’s success. Prior to LeaseAccelerator, Jay was an Executive Vice President with Reval, a Treasury & Risk Management SaaS provider. Jay has also held senior management positions with Parlano, Marketsoft, New Era of Networks, Kleinwort Benson, IBM, Wang and Digital. He has extensive experience both selling and implementing enterprise finance and accounting technology solutions for Global 2000 organizations.
Vice President of Customer Experience
As the Vice President of Customer Experience for LeaseAccelerator, Mark is responsible for optimizing the customer journey from the initial sales discussions through the implementation process to the achievement of long term business outcomes. Mark has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, primarily in Vice President level roles at various telecommunications and software firms. Mark started his career as a Staff Auditor at Peat Marwick after earning an Accounting degree from Virginia Tech.
Vice President of Marketing
Steve has responsibility for demand generation, brand awareness, sales enablement and product marketing. Steve has over 15 years experience leading product management and marketing functions at SaaS and cloud organizations specializing in applications ranging from electronic invoicing and cash management to procurement and supply chain. Prior to LeaseAccelerator, he led the global marketing organizations at both OpenText and GXS as well as product management at web-hosting firm Digex. More.
Vice President of Professional Services
As the Vice President of Professional Services for LeaseAccelerator, Bevan is responsible for the implementation of our lease accounting software for all new customers. Bevan has over a decade of experience in leading complex accounting and treasury systems implementations for multinational organizations around the world. Prior to LeaseAccelerator, Bevan served in various roles at Reval including the Vice President of Professional Services. Earlier in his career he served as a Hedge Accounting Specialist at Thomson Financial. Bevan holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Financing and Economics from the University of Auckland.
Vice President of Lease Accounting
Bruce has responsibility for leading the Lease Accounting Technical Task Force, which helps to enable LeaseAccelerator clients to support the new FASB ASC 842 and IFRS 16 standards. Over the past 10 years Bruce has worked with various Fortune 500 companies to optimize their lease accounting and administration programs using best practices. Bruce has over 20 years experience in the leasing sector including senior level positions at Bombardier Capital, CIBC Finance and AT&T Capital. Bruce started his career as an auditor with KPMG and PriceWaterhouse.
Vice President of Customer Success
As the Vice President of Customer Success, Tracy leads the multi-tiered global support team as well as the account managers that partner with customers to achieve their business goals. Prior to joining LeaseAccelerator, Tracy was the VP of Customer Success at Microstrategy, where she built and led the Global Customer Success team for over 4000 enterprise and OEM accounts. Tracy spent the earlier part of her career working in both internal audit and public company auditor roles. She started her career at PWC after earning a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Management degree from the University of Melbourne.
Vice President of Business Development
As VP of Business Development Tyler is working to build new strategic partnerships with Systems Integrators, Business Process Outsourcing and Professional Services organizations. Prior to joining LeaseAccelerator, he leveraged his Accenture consulting experience to help operating businesses grow through business process transformations, outsourcing critical operations and developing high-performing enterprise sales teams. He has extensive experience in and working with companies in the services and high tech industries.
Vice President of Sales
Frank is the Vice President of Sales for LeaseAccelerator responsible for growing revenues by building relationships with new customers seeking to improve the performance of their leasing portfolios. Frank has over thirty years of experience selling technology and complex business solutions at various software companies. He held senior sales leadership roles at Wang, Oracle, Siebel, Reval and Financial Force. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales at The Athene Group where he led the team selling the Science Financial Services solution as well as consulting and implementation services.
Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets
Ingemar is responsible for Financial Planning and Analysis as well as capital raising activities to support the growth of the company. In addition, Ingemar leads the Enterprise Lease Sourcing business which offers a marketplace for competitive equipment financing. Prior to LeaseAccelerator, Ingemar worked as a CEO, CFO and strategy advisor to several technology startup companies. In addition, he has spent over 25 years in the corporate treasury area, including building the function for NetApp. Additionally, Ingemar founded a captive lease program, NetApp Capital Solution, that he grew into a $500M+ business.
In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board, Michael Keeler is the CEO, President and Founder of LeaseAccelerator. An expert in Lease Accounting and Administration, he has been the primary force behind the growth and vision for LeaseAccelerator since 2003. Michael has more than 20 years of experience building software businesses. Prior to joining LeaseAccelerator, he was the President of Onmark Corporation and founder of both DataZen and Ecologic Corporation. More.
Rob Luddy is an independent advisor, consultant and board member to small software companies helping them to implement, develop and scale their sales and marketing capabilities. Rob was the Vice President of Global Sales for ServiceNow from the company launch through its first six years of commercial operations. After ServiceNow, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Unify Square. In addition to his Director role at LeaseAccelerator, Rob is a member of the board of Zingle and the Executive Chairman of RizePoint.
Bob Solomon is the principal of Software Platform Consulting, Inc. (SPCI). Bob helps clients develop B2B networks and platforms that create value for all industry participants. Prior to founding SPCI, Bob was President of ServiceChannel, a SaaS platform in the facilities management industry. Prior to ServiceChannel, Bob was Senior Vice President, Network and Financial Solutions for Ariba, Inc. (now SAP). Reporting to Ariba’s CEO, Bob was responsible for monetization of the Ariba Network, Ariba’s cloud platform for connecting Global 2000 customers to their supply bases.
Tony is an angel investor and board member with founding investments across the technology spectrum including SaaS, backup and recovery, voice recognition, cloud billing, cloud storage, network management, social media, alternative energy, nanotechnology, IOT and industry-specific cloud platforms. Tony previously served as a business attorney and Co-Chair of US Private Equity at DLAPiper, with over 30 years of in-depth experience and leadership of a broad range of corporate debt, equity financings, leveraged buyouts, IPOs, M&A transactions, workouts, restructuring, and general counsel services for emerging technology companies.
George S. Rich is managing partner of GRI Fund, L.P., an investment partnership specializing in growth capital and leveraged investments in consumer, business and telecommunication services. From 1992 to 2002, Mr. Rich was a founder and managing director of Armata Merchant Partners LLC, a private merchant bank based in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to forming Armata, Mr. Rich was a Managing Director with Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated, where he was responsible for investment banking services to transportation and consumer companies, two industry groups co-founded by Mr. Rich in 1981. Previously, Mr. Rich was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, N.Y., N.Y. from 1974 to 1977.
Andrew Ray represents public and private companies, financial sponsors, and management teams in a broad range of corporate and finance matters. Additionally, he counsels extensively in the telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT); government contracts; energy; and financial services sectors. Various industry publications recognize Andy as a leader in both M&A and in communications. He recently led the team representing Oculus VR in its $2 billion sale to Facebook, which was named the M&A Advisor M&A Deal of the Year.
George Ferris is a senior executive who specializes in investing private capital in small mature companies and early-stage companies in the software, IT services and outsourced business services sectors. George works closely with management teams of the companies to build long-term enterprise value. He has significant prior experience in private equity, investment banking and public accounting. In addition to his role as an Advisor at LeaseAccelerator, George is the Chairman of CompassMSP, the Managing Director of Bilgola Capital, Co-Chairman of Moneo Technology Solutions and an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
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