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At Kingland, we're unwilling to be thought of as anything less than the best at what we do. We seek to expand our experience, domain knowledge, and ability to deliver on new ideas each and every day.

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Our Leadership

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David Kingland

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board

David Kingland
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board

David is responsible for setting the vision and direction of the company, and oversees the business operations of the company. Mr. Kingland founded Kingland in 1992, and has guided the company to become a leader in providing software based solutions for some of the largest companies in the world. Prior to founding the company, he founded an SEC registered financial services firm.

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Tony Brownlee

President, Chief Revenue Officer, Board Member

Tony Brownlee
President, Chief Revenue Officer, Board Member

Tony is responsible for strategy, growth, and executive leadership of the company. Mr. Brownlee served previously as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, head of business development, head of data solutions, and other management positions driving the company’s product and client growth since joining the company in 2003. Tony works actively with companies and industry associations around the world and is recognized throughout the data, financial services, and technology industries as a creative thought leader and “data nerd.”

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Courtney Hiveley

President, Chief Operating Officer

Courtney Hiveley
President, Chief Operating Officer

Courtney is responsible for Kingland’s operations worldwide, including all software delivery, client engagement, security, IT, accounting, and human resource functions for Kingland’s locations throughout the United States and Asia. Courtney is a seasoned leader with a passion for continuous improvement and talent development. She has pioneered many of Kingland’s leading operational practices for quality, efficiency, and client success. Courtney joined Kingland in 2010 and has fulfilled roles in marketing, data operations, client engagement, business analytics, compliance, and other management positions before becoming the president in 2023.

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Todd Rognes

Chief Administrative Officer, Board Member

Todd Rognes
Chief Administrative Officer, Board Member

Todd is responsible for governance, legal and administrative oversight of the company. Mr. Rognes is a seasoned leader of private and public software and professional services businesses. Mr. Rognes previously served as CEO, President and CFO of Kingland, joining the company in 1999. He held several executive positions in the technology industry prior to joining Kingland.

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Jeff Jacobs

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Jacobs
Chief Financial Officer

Jeff is responsible for managing and overseeing accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, audit and tax. Mr. Jacobs is also responsible for strategic oversight of Kingland’s human resources function. Prior to joining Kingland, Mr. Jacobs was an Audit Manager at KPMG where he was responsible for the coordination and overall management of integrated and financial statement audits of financial services organizations.

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Alex Olson

Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Alex Olson
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Alex is responsible for leading our business in the industries we serve – banking and capital markets, public accounting, and insurance. Mr. Olson leads a team that sets strategy, engages with our clients, and determines our software products. Since starting with Kingland in 1998, Alex has been a leading voice in the industry.

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Jason Toyne

Chief Information Officer

Jason Toyne
Chief Information Officer

Jason is a maker and constant innovator with over 25 years of experience architecting, designing, and leading Enterprise-scale software systems development and delivery. He has been instrumental in designing, developing, and delivering many of Kingland's software solutions and products and has consulted with fortune 500 companies on many software systems critical to their businesses. In addition, Jason loves to mentor and teach others and is a constant learner. As Kingland's CIO, Jason has responsibility for Software Design, Delivery, and Support, where he manages our delivery people, technology, and processes. Outside of Kingland, you can find Jason spending time with his family, helping software startups, remodeling houses, and spending time on the water.

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Ron Jordan

Executive Vice President, Client Success

Ron Jordan
Executive Vice President, Client Success

Ron is responsible for leading the company’s client engagement functions, encompassing client relationship management and support and operations. Mr. Jordan has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry working with industry-leading organizations such as DTCC and NYSE. He served 4 years as a member of the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research.

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Matt Good

Sr. Vice President, Sales Engineering

Matt Good
Sr. Vice President, Sales Engineering

Matt currently serves as the SVP of Sales Engineering and overall Technology Evangelist for Kingland and is responsible for leading technology enablement and delivering confidence for Kingland’s integral enterprise software clients. An Iowa State University graduate in both Computer Science and Music, Matt has gained a variety of enterprise software experiences at Kingland, IBM and SPSS. He is directly focused on Kingland’s clients, enabling them for enterprise software business value and successful outcomes throughout their partnership with Kingland – all accomplished through his involvement in product management, sales engineering, and client solution architecture, within important client use cases of risk and compliance management, enterprise data management, and more.

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Shane Jones

Chief Security Officer

Shane Jones
Chief Security Officer

Shane is responsible for overall cybersecurity, physical security, and data protection. This includes aspects of security operations, governance risk and compliance, security technology/engineering, and data privacy. Prior to Kingland, Mr. Jones was the Global Security Services Cybersecurity Operations Manager and the Sr. Information System Security Manager for Raytheon Missile Systems, and worked extensively with customers, regulators, and inspectors throughout the Department of Defense.

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Jon Allen

Director of Banking & Capital Markets

Jon Allen
Director of Banking & Capital Markets

Jon leads Kingland’s professional services implementation teams for Banking & Capital Markets. Mr. Allen also directs a staff focused on data cleansing and monitoring operations. He has over 15 years of experience in data analysis and software engineering, including data ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) and data modeling projects.

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Bob Baoguo Li

General Manager

Bob Baoguo Li
General Manager

Bob is responsible for managing the operations of Kingland's Dalian, China Software Development Lab. Mr. Li is a seasoned software development and project management leader, specializing in solution deliveries to financial industry clients. Mr. Li spent several years at Accenture and IBM, leading extensive software development and maintenance projects and the delivery strategy of insurance products.

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Jim Chen

Managing Director, Software Delivery

Jim Chen
Managing Director, Software Delivery

Jim is responsible for the defining, managing and refining of Kingland’s Product engineering activities and culture. Jim’s role in execution of product development and delivery efforts works in close concert with Kingland’s Solutions and Services groups. Prior to joining Kingland, Jim spent over 20 years at IBM developing expertise in several domains but focusing on Operating System software development and Intellectual Property and Patenting development.

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Julie Clark

Managing Director, Human Resources

Julie Clark
Managing Director, Human Resources

Julie leads the execution of Kingland’s human resources initiatives, including talent acquisition and development, employee engagement, performance management, HR policy, process, and compliance, and the company’s total rewards program. Her experience spans multiple industries including healthcare and high-tech/telecommunications where she has provided support and leadership among multiple HR disciplines.

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Neil Davis

Sr. Managing Director, Software Delivery

Neil Davis
Sr. Managing Director, Software Delivery

Neil ensures our software engineering processes and resources maximize software engineering productivity, augment strategic priorities, and produce high-quality software solutions. Mr. Davis has deep knowledge and experience in leading software engineering teams in adoption of modern practices, driving DevOps and CI/CD initiatives.

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Leslie Frame

Managing Director, Program Management

Leslie Frame
Managing Director, Program Management

Leslie is responsible for leading the Program Management Office at Kingland. She uses proven project management methodologies to build high performing teams that leverage the latest industry tools for software delivery. Leslie applies her coaching and leadership skills to communicate strategy across business and technology to ensure common goals are understood and met.

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Christy Johansen

Sr. Managing Director, Information Technology

Christy Johansen
Sr. Managing Director, Information Technology

Christy provides strategic oversight and innovation for the systems, security and applications of the Kingland enterprise. She has more than 20 years of experience in software support and software development. Prior to Kingland, Ms. Johansen developed software for the hospitality industry, holding positions of Chief Operating Officer, manager, and director . Christy’s technical background spans Windows, SQL, AIX, DB2, cloud computing and numerous certifications.

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Amanda Kasten

Sr. Managing Director, Business Operations

Amanda Kasten
Sr. Managing Director, Business Operations

Amanda is responsible for operational improvement across all Kingland organizational units to meet Kingland’s strategic vision and business needs. She has 16 years of success in managing large complex software engineering, compliance, analytics, data quality, and process improvement projects and programs. 

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Jon Loge

Director of Client Engagement

Jon Loge
Director of Client Engagement

Jon is responsible for leading and growing the client engagement team. Prior to Kingland, Mr. Loge worked for Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, leading teams serving regional and national banking institutions, and was a member of their Software Quality Assurance Master Process Team.

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Patrick Rice

Enterprise Architect

Patrick Rice
Enterprise Architect

Patrick leads Enterprise Architecture and Design at Kingland. Patrick has deep expertise in designing and architecting cloud-based software systems. In addition, Patrick is a DevOps evangelist; when not working on Kingland software, you can find him helping with Open Source GitLab projects.

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Lindsay Wetter

Managing Director, Accounting & Finance

Lindsay Wetter
Managing Director, Accounting & Finance

Lindsay is responsible for managing and overseeing the accounting and finance functions, including financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, audit/tax, and many other corporate functions. Lindsay has had 15+ years of progressive Accounting and Finance experience in a variety of roles.

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David P. Spalding

Board Member

David P. Spalding
Board Member

David has served as the Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University for the last ten years. Before assuming this position, Spalding served for eight years at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, most recently as senior vice president and senior advisor to Dartmouth’s president. Prior to Dartmouth, Spalding had a 29-year career in finance in New York City.

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Azra Kanji

Board Member

Azra Kanji
Board Member

Azra Kanji is the Founding Partner of Astira Capital Partners (“Astira”), a middle-market private equity firm founded in 2023 primarily focused on investing in North American-based, B2B workflow solutions businesses in target areas including Governance, Risk, and Compliance (“GRC”), Government Technology, Financial Services and Marketing Services. Prior to founding Astira, Azra was a partner at Abry where she spent 20 years in the private equity strategy. While at Abry, Ms. Kanji led investments in companies in compliance, subscription information, logistics, marketing services, and travel and hospitality. Ms. Kanji was a partner at Abry since 2014, served as a Board Member of 20 companies during her tenure and served on the investment committee of Abry’s flagship fund. Prior to joining Abry, she was an investment banking analyst focused on telecommunications, media, and technology at Goldman Sachs. She graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Economics in 2001.

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Nicolas Massard

Board Member

Nicolas Massard
Board Member

Nicolas represents Abry Partners. He has originated, supervised, and sold numerous investments in Abry’s targeted sectors. His areas of focus include communications, data centers, software, and information services. Nicolas worked for the investment firms Spectrum Equity Investors and Continuum Group as well as in the investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers in London

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