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Our Leadership

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David Kingland

Chairman of the Board, Chief Innovation Officer

David Kingland
Chairman of the Board, Chief Innovation Officer

David is responsible for setting the vision and direction 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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Todd Rognes

CEO, Board Member

Todd Rognes
CEO, Board Member

Todd is responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the company. Mr. Rognes is a seasoned leader of private and public software and professional services businesses. Before becoming CEO of Kingland in 2019, Mr. Rognes services as President and CFO of Kingland, joining the company in 1999. He has held several executive positions prior to joining Kingland.

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Tony Brownlee

President, Board Member

Tony Brownlee
President, Board Member

Tony is responsible for all business operations of the company. Mr. Brownlee served previously as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, head of business development, and other management positions driving the company’s product and client growth. Joining the company in 2003, Tony's work with Kingland has been instrumental in growing the company. Tony is recognized as a creative thought leader and “data nerd.”

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Alex Olson

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Alex Olson
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Alex is responsible for leading our business in public accounting, retail, and insurance. Mr. Olson leads a team that sets strategy, engages with our clients, and determines our software products. He is also responsible for security and data protection at Kingland. Since starting with Kingland in 1998, Alex has been a leading voice in the industry.

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Ron Jordan

Executive Vice President, Banking and Capital Markets

Ron Jordan
Executive Vice President, Banking and Capital Markets

Ron is responsible for leading the company’s work with integral clients in Banking and Capital Markets. 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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Jeff Jacobs

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President Corporate Support

Jeff Jacobs
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President Corporate Support

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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Jason Toyne

Chief Technology Officer

Jason Toyne
Chief Technology Officer

Jason is responsible for software solution architecture, engineering processes, and platform software delivery. In over 20 years with Kingland, he has been instrumental in the architecture of Kingland solutions related to enterprise data management, enterprise risk and compliance. Jason is recognized as a visionary in software engineering technologies related to enterprise architecture, big data, SDLC, data science, data integration and DevOps.

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Matt Good

Chief Technology Evangelist

Matt Good
Chief Technology Evangelist

Matt is responsible for Kingland Platform product management and technology evangelism. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Good has gained a variety of experiences at Kingland, IBM and SPSS architecting and engineering software solutions and leading teams focused on compliance, risk management, predictive analytics, AI-based enterprise data management automation, and brokerage web and reporting applications.

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Courtney Hiveley

Chief Operating Officer

Courtney Hiveley
Chief Operating Officer

Courtney leads the company's operations for clients and delivery of professional services. She drives company-wide IT, security, and compliance best practices. Mrs. Hiveley has helped build and maintain a high quality, reliable, and scale-able data management program that reveals insights for opportunities of continuous improvement. Courtney has navigated a diversified career path, ranging from serving clients in Banking & Capital Markets to regulatory reporting.

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Shane Jones

Deputy Chief Security Officer

Shane Jones
Deputy Chief Security Officer

Shane is responsible for overall security and data protection. This includes aspects of security operations, security compliance and risk, security technology/engineering, and data privacy. Prior to Kingland, Mr. Jones was the Global Security Services 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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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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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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Janice Anderson

Director of Client Support

Janice Anderson
Director of Client Support

Janice is responsible for leading the client support function at Kingland. She also serves as an internal auditor of the company's corporate standards and processes. Janice works on projects related to securities and entity data risk and portfolio management, as well as the expansion of corporate tooling used in day-to-day business activities.

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Julie Clark

Director of Human Resources

Julie Clark
Director of Human Resources

Julie leads the execution of Kingland’s human resources initiatives, including recruiting, employee engagement, performance management, and the company’s total rewards program. She provides management, leadership, and direction for the HR team. 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

Director of Solution Delivery

Neil Davis
Director of Solution Delivery

Neil ensures our software engineering processes and resources maximize software engineering productivity, drive 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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Christy Johansen

Director of IT

Christy Johansen
Director of IT

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

Director of Business Operations

Amanda Kasten
Director of Business Operations

Amanda is responsible for operational improvement across all Kingland organizational units to meet Kingland’s strategic vision and business needs. She has 14 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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Morgan McCarley

Director of Security Technology & Privacy

Morgan McCarley
Director of Security Technology & Privacy

Morgan is responsible for designing technical security controls, testing them, and ensuring they are in place across the organization and solutions. He works with various stakeholders across the organization to ensure that security best practices are being followed and that Kingland has an accurate and managed risk posture. Prior to joining Kingland, Mr. McCarley led the application security program at Wellmark BCBS.

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Patrick Rice

Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Patrick Rice
Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Patrick leads our engineering and architecture processes at Kingland and establishes effective tooling and engineering processing to ensure that our client solutions are successful. Mr. Rice has deep experience with IBM technologies, next generation open source technologies, and leading a team providing industry-recognized SaaS services.

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Lindsay Wetter

Director of Accounting & Finance

Lindsay Wetter
Director of Accounting & Finance

Lindsay is responsible for managing and overseeing accounting, organizing, and coordinating year-end process with internal and external auditors, preparing financial statements and reports, forecasting and budgeting, and many other corporate functions. Joining the company in 2009, Lindsay’s expertise has been influential for tracking Kingland’s growth through revenue.

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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 five 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 represents Abry Partners. She has originated, supervised and been a board member of numerous companies during her career. Areas of investment focus include technology-enabled business and financial services, compliance, subscription information, and marketing services businesses. Before joining Abry, Azra was a member of the Communications, Media and Entertainment investment banking group at Goldman Sachs.

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Caitlin Yanchek

Board Member

Caitlin Yanchek
Board Member

Caitlin represents Abry Partners. At Abry, she is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, Caitlin was a member of the investment team at EQT Partners. Previously, she was an investment banking associate at Goldman Sachs.

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