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Gary Walter

Gary V.
Walter

President & CEO


Full Bio

President and CEO of Infutor Data Solutions, Gary has been a key driver of company growth for the past five years. Under his leadership, Gary has increased revenue by more than 20% and expanded new data solution offerings into key industries including financial services, digital marketing, non-profit, and retail.

Prior to his role as President and CEO, Gary led initiatives as Executive Vice President, which resulted in significant revenue growth and new customer acquisition. Gary has developed and driven critical data product offerings, and has been responsible for expanding sales verticals and developing core client relationships. Gary holds degrees in both Business and Industrial Technology from Western Michigan University.

Why Infutor?
Infutor is in my blood. I love everything about the company, from the products and services to the team members and offices. It’s awesome that we are aligned under a common core of shared values, striving toward the same goals.

Favorite part of the job?
Working with an awesome group of really talented people.

Favorite quote?
“Every day is a holiday!”

Outside the office?
I like to stay active, especially outdoors—boating, skiing, tubing, four wheeling, cross fit.

Jeff Beard

Jeff
Beard

Chief Operating Officer


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Jeff manages and drives all product and marketing initiatives, streamlining strategic growth of new solutions and verticals. With over 25 years of product development, marketing, and data strategy experience, Jeff is a key driver of growth and improvement through all organizational departments. He provides significant expertise in the areas of product growth and innovation, strategic marketing initiatives, and corporate structure.

Prior to joining Infutor, Jeff led Data Strategy for Privacystar and Accudata Technologies. Previously, Jeff spent 13 years with Acxiom before joining TARGUSinfo in 2000, where in 2001, he lead an effort to acquire International Business List and infoNational, which was rebranded as Amacai. Jeff went on develop Localeze, a subsidiary of Amacai. TARGUS info and Amacai/Localeze were acquired by Neustar in November 2011.

Why Infutor?
Infutor appealed to me because I saw the tremendous potential. We have great foundational data assets, a who’s who of customer lists and awesome people with a high degree of skill. Everyone has a desire to build upon the success they’ve already achieved.

Favorite part of the job?
As COO, I joke internally that my role is doing what others don’t want to. But my favorite part of the job is being part of a great team. My position affords me the opportunity to explore many facets, like making plans for operational efficiencies, strategizing market and business development, and evaluating potential acquisition targets.

Favorite quote?
I tell my kids all the time: “You can only be tied to a goat for so long before you start smelling like a goat.” At Infutor, we don’t hire or tolerate goats! We surround ourselves with teammates whose performance inspires us.

Outside the office?
I live on a working cattle farm in the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas. Balancing a career and a farm can be quite a challenge!

Dave Dague

Dave
Dague

Chief Marketing Officer


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Executive Vice President of Marketing, Dave oversees Infutor’s marketing organization, driving the strategy for the Infutor brand and market positioning, and the execution of the company’s integrated marketing initiatives. A 25 year veteran of the Information Services and Analytics industry, Dave brings significant expertise in cross-channel consumer identification, verification, and marketing solutions to the advertising, financial services, retail, telecommunications and other industries.

Previously, Dave served as CMO for Gravy Analytics, Gannett-backed mobile, location based behavioral insights company. Prior to Gravy Analytics, Dave served as CMO for Neustar and prior to that, he served as CMO for TargusInfo, which was purchased by Neustar in 2011. Dave has also served as an adjunct professor of Marketing and Sales Management at the undergraduate level.

Why Infutor?
We’re a smart team of collegial, passionate professionals with assets from which we deliver solutions that measurably solve client problems.

Favorite part of the job?
Working in a high-energy, passionate environment. It’s thrilling to hear from happy clients about the results we deliver and how we help them improve their performance.

Favorite quote?
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

Outside the office?
I’m a gym rat, avid reader, travel enthusiast and animal protection advocate. I’m also a devoted husband and dad.

John Barnes

John
Barnes

Chief Technology Officer


Full Bio

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), John Barnes is responsible for developing Infutor’s technology assets to support and drive innovation as well as overseeing corporate information operations, systems development, data management, and information security. Harnessing more than 20 years of executive-level product and technology experience, John specializes in cloud and mobile computing and has a successful track record of providing technology vision and leadership, with a focus on reliability, scalability, and performance.

Prior to Infutor, John was Vice President of Mobile Products for Salesforce, where he helped develop products within the Salesforce Marketing Cloud that allowed Fortune 500 and fast-growth B2C marketers to reach mobile customers and drive top-line revenue. He also previously served as CTO of Model Metrics, which was acquired by Salesforce.

As a mobile and cloud thought leader, John has been a frequent speaker at global industry conferences such as Dreamforce, Cloud Connect, Enterprise 2.0 and others as well as a media resource and cloud community advocate. John holds a Bachelors of Information Systems degree from the University of Nebraska.

Why Infutor?
It was an opportunity to take the technology stack of a successful company to the next level and apply cutting edge technologies so we could do things our competitors cannot.

Favorite part of the job?
The energy and passion of the team makes it feel like a startup. It is exciting to apply many of the great things I learned during my years at Salesforce.com to help transform how we manage, lead and use technology to solve business problems for our customers.

Favorite quote?
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman

Outside the office?
I love to travel internationally. I lived in India for a year with my family, have played golf on three continents and proudly served in the Army National Guard, which gave me the opportunity to shoot a tank—on the firing range.

Drew Plisco

Drew
Plisco

Chief Financial Officer


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As Chief Financial Officer, Drew oversees the financial, accounting, legal, and human resources functions of Infutor. Drew brings significant experience in building scalable high-growth subscription businesses by focusing on commercial activities and strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Infutor, Drew was the Vice President of Finance at Sage Group plc where he led Finance for the North America commercial region as it transitioned from a perpetual to subscription revenue model. Prior to that, he was responsible for the global FP&A function at First Advantage, a leading provider of background screening technology and services. In addition, he has held senior positions at Ariba, Inc. (acquired by SAP in 2012) both pre and post-acquisition, where he was responsible for finance support of the global sales, marketing, and Ariba Network organizations. Prior to moving to corporate finance roles, Drew spent the beginning of his career in investment banking and restructuring advisory.

Drew received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, MBA from the University of Massachusetts, and is an active CFA charterholder.

Why Infutor?
Infutor is led by industry veterans who have a clear strategy for product innovation and accelerating growth. It’s personally exciting to work for a rapidly growing company where we can constantly challenge ourselves to meet our ambitious goals.

Favorite part of the job?
It’s the opportunity, both in the marketplace and internally. We strive to create an atmosphere that allows Infutor-ians to grow personally and professionally in their careers.

Favorite quote?
“If you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” – Mark Cuban

Outside the office?
I’m an avid traveler, college basketball fan, husband, father and amateur cook.

Brian Wool

Brian
Wool

Executive Vice President, Sales


Full Bio

Brian oversees Infutor’s sales organization, driving the expansion of Infutor’s on-demand data services. Brian, a 20 year veteran of the data industry, brings significant expertise in consumer identification, verification, and marketing solutions to the financial services, retail, and telecommunications industries.

Previously, Brian served as Sales Director for Neustar, where he was responsible for growing the Technology and Internet sales vertical, working directly with industry leaders Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. Prior to Neustar, he served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Localeze (a subsidiary of TARGUSinfo), where he was a founding member of the company.

Why Infutor?
Being part of a fast-growing company and marketplace is incredibly exciting to me, personally and professionally. I love building a team of dedicated and innovative individuals and working towards a common goal.

Favorite part of the job?
Working with world-class companies.

Favorite quote?
“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

Outside the office?
I have skied every triple/double black diamond trail in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. Now I’m on a mission to do them all again with my 13-year-old son. Three down, a lot to go!

Gib Olander

Gib
Olander

Senior Vice President,
Product Strategy


Full Bio

Senior Vice President of Product Strategy, Gib oversees the strategic vision and execution of Infutor’s products and services. A 20-year veteran of the Information Services, SaaS, and Analytics industries, Gib brings significant expertise in building and launching new products into new markets, software development, monetizing structured data, machine learning, data modeling and scoring, and agile methodologies.

Previously, Gib served as Vice President of Product for SIM Partners, a River Cities and Jump Capital-backed location data management company. Prior to SIM Partners, Gib was the founder and CEO of the award-winning, Wavetable Labs-funded startup, Local Viewpoints (now part of PowerReviews). Previously, Gib served as the Vice President of Product and Market Development for Localeze, a Targusinfo company purchased by Neustar in 2011. Gib also participates in select angel investing as a member of Hyde Park Angels.

Why Infutor?
As the world of consumer engagement marches toward one-to-one omnichannel engagement and one-to-moment marketing, having the opportunity to build the foundational component of consumer identity resolution is exciting.

Favorite part of the job?
Being surrounded by brilliant people who are passionate about solving hard and interesting problems. The moments of collaboration when an idea is born are thrilling.

Favorite quote?
Yoda said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” That one’s followed closely by a John Wooden quote: “Be quick, but don’t hurry.”

Outside the office?
I love being a dad to amazing twins. Nothing better than a weekend full of sporting events where my wife and I cheer them on.

Leadership Team


Len
Lombardo

Chief Information Security Officer


Full Bio

Len is responsible for managing data and corporate security facilities, maintaining all information security policies, and overseeing compliance audits. Prior to joining Infutor, Len was the Chief Information Officer for the TransUnion Corporation, responsible for all aspects of systems strategy and development, technical operations, data management, and technical compliance. Prior to that, Len was an Operations Officer with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, and has over 35 years of data processing experience.

Why Infutor?
The energy around a young and growing company. Great people and products, exciting industry, and an environment that allows someone to make a difference.

Favorite part of the job?
Being able to tap into my experience and add value. Still learning after all these years.

Favorite quote?
“No one who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas

Outside the office?
Wife, kids, grandkids, and golf. The order sometimes varies.

Natalia
Belonenko

Senior Vice President,
Product Development and Data Solutions


Full Bio

Natalia is an experienced business professional in Infutor’s Product organization, responsible for product design, managing sophisticated data-derived solutions and multi-faceted project programs. With more than 20 years’ experience in data development, product design, management, testing and building of complex data-driven Natalia’s expertise include strong technical skills in analytical, database, network and marketing analytics. She began her career as Product Analyst at International Business list and is a co-founder of Infutor.

Natalia is currently responsible for product design and is the product owner of several multimillion dollar products. She holds a Master degree in Business and Economics.

Why Infutor?
Being with Infutor from the very beginning, the foundation, has given me such pride. I continue to enjoy being part of the Infutor family and our tremendous transformation into a market leader.

Favorite part of the job?
I love the feeling of accomplishment when we’ve solved a complex challenge that positively impacts our business foundation.

Favorite quote?
“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

Outside the office?
I love traveling and music, particularly opera. I also enjoy a great book or theater production.

Vladimir
Zharovskiy

Senior Vice President,
R&D Data


Full Bio

Vladimir is an accomplished, diverse business leader with over 20 years’ experience in development, testing and building a wide range of data-driven product and solutions. He began his career as R&D Analyst at International Business list focusing on Identity and Entity Management solutions and RDBS optimization. He is one of the co-founders of Infutor and has been responsible for the development and and optimization of the company’s strategic product initiatives.

Currently, Vlad oversees the the development of Infutor’s next generation Identity Graph solution that will continue to position the company as Consumer Identity Management Expert. Vlad holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.

Why Infutor?
I started with Infutor at the beginning and have been proud to help build it into a competitive company, seeing it evolve as an agile and innovative place that uses people and technology to present 21st century solutions.

Favorite part of the job?
Working with talented people and new technology to develop market solutions.

Favorite quote?
We can do anything if you give us enough time and resources.

Outside the office?
I like to stay active and explore investing in the stock market.

Lynn
Rovelstad

Vice President,
Client Success


Full Bio

As Vice President of Client Success, Lynn manages Infutor’s Customer Success Team. She brings extensive experience in the areas of management, operations and sales. With over 25 years of industry experience, Lynn has a history of success in building high-performing sales and operations teams, while significantly lowering voluntary attrition and driving growth at above-market rates. She is known for developing organizations that focus on a common goal around the customer experience. Her insight has led to product innovation, realignment of key internal organizations and ultimately increased bottom-line results for the companies in which she worked.

Prior to joining Infutor, Lynn has held several senior leadership roles, including SVP of Epsilon’s Direct Sales Team, President of AccuData Integrated Marketing, and various high-level positions at Equifax and The Polk Company including, Senior Vice President of Direct Marketing Solutions, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Managing Director of Financial Services and Insurance Markets.

Lynn holds a Bachelor’s degree from Denison University.

Why Infutor?
I love the focus on consumer identity. With technology continuing to advance, keeping track of who’s who in this constantly changing world is a great story to share.

Favorite part of the job?
Collaborating with my team. It’s a great feeling when we solve both complex and simple challenges for our client base.

Favorite quote?
Two of my favorites: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” and “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” I have three sons, and I recite this to them often as they stay up all night. Go, Ben Franklin.

Outside the office?
I’m a mother of three boys and a sister of three brothers. And I’m one of those people who actually enjoys working out.

Brian
Burke

Vice President,
Product Development


Full Bio

With 20 years’ experience in product management, product design, and software/database development, Brian oversees product initiatives focused on transactional API & batch delivery of consumer identity management solutions, including Infutor’s ID Suite and TCPA compliance solutions. His current responsibilities include driving revenue and customer satisfaction through continued focus on product development, feedback, performance and quality.

Prior to joining Infutor, Brian was Director of Development for LSSiDATA. Brian has a degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Why Infutor?
I thrive off the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation that is fluent throughout Infutor.

Favorite part of the job?
I love getting to mix with so many different people & groups. The great thing about my role is that it intersects with Technology, Sales, Marketing, & our Customers.

Favorite quote?
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus

Outside the office?
I like playing piano & keyboards.

Mary Jo
Yafchak

Vice President,
Data Strategy


Full Bio

MJ has more than 20 years of experience in strategy and problem solving for data marketing solutions. She is currently responsible for envisioning and driving the data strategy and quality measurement for Infutor’s data assets. MJ’s specialty is enabling the efficient building of new and products and enhancement of existing solutions, using disparate data sets to create actionable intelligence for clients.

Prior to joining Infutor, MJ spent more than 10 years as president of AccuData, Inc. and previously she served as president of Alvion, Inc. (now owned by Acxiom) and VP of Product Development at Acxiom, Inc. MJ has a degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, WI.

Why Infutor?
The culture. Infutor thrives on new ideas, creative solutions and teamwork. Our ability to respond nimbly to market needs is both inspiring and motivating.

Favorite part of the job?
Being part of an innovative, collaborative team that develops valuable new products and services. It’s very gratifying to see customers benefit from our creative solutions.

Favorite quote?
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs

Outside the office?
I love to create in the kitchen and invent new, healthy takes on traditional dishes. My husband often teases me about never having the same dish twice, since I’m always reinventing or improving the last rendition of a recipe.

Jim
Caccia

Vice President,
Data Engineering and Business Intelligence


Full Bio

An accomplished, hands-on leader with over 20 years’ experience driving results and improving efficiencies, Jim serves as Vice President of Data Engineering and BI for Infutor. Joining the company from U.S Foods, Jim is responsible for data management across a wide range of technology projects and initiatives. With a strong background in IT and management.

Jim leads teams through significant changes including technology conversions, leadership and technology changes. He holds a Masters degree in Information Systems from Roosevelt University.

Why Infutor?
I wanted to work for a smaller company that doesn’t let big company bureaucracy get in the way of progress.

Favorite part of the job?
Solving real life data problems.

Favorite quote?
“If you torture data long enough, it will confess to anything”

Outside the office?
Enjoy coaching my kids and going to the movies.

Jessica
Guffey

Director,
Human Resources


Full Bio

Jessica joined Infutor in 2017 and leads the Human Resources function for the company. She supports and drives the culture and people strategy by partnering with the business to help leaders identify, prioritize, and build organizational capacity and the talent requirements needed to achieve Infutor’s growth plan. Jessica has over 16 years of diverse HR business partner experience in sales and culture-driven consumer products and technology organizations.

Jessica specializes in talent management, employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness. She has a BA in Sociology and Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Why Infutor?
I joined Infutor because I was attracted to the challenge of matching the talent needs to the changing needs of a high-growth company. I was also glad to see the company’s commitment to culture and values early on. Lastly, I was (and am still) impressed by the industry experience of Infutor’s business leaders. They truly are #experts.

Favorite part of the job?
Seeing our employees make great achievements for the company, both as individuals and across teams, makes me proud and inspired. I am also always impressed with the welcoming and #supportive culture across our organization. We have doubled in size over the course of a year, and our employees genuinely want our new hires to be successful. It feels good to be part of an organization that can be both driven and collaborative. Also – the wide selection of coffee creamers! (what can I say, it’s the little things in life!)

Favorite quote?
Most of my favorite quotes come from Shakespeare or Martin Luther King, Jr. I will go with a simple one: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – MLK JR

Outside the office?
Chicago has a great live music and culinary scene, so you can typically find me out and about in the city or near the lakefront, perfecting my Instagram feed. I also spend a lot of time back home (Winnebago, IL) with my family, being the best aunt I can be to my niece and three nephews.

Advisory Board


Jon Kossow

Jon
Kossow

Board Member, Norwest Venture Partners

Ran Ding

Ran
Ding

Board Member, Norwest Venture Partners

David Garcia

David
Garcia

Board Member

Wayne Mincey

Wayne
Mincey

Board Member

Ken Dreifach

Ken
Dreifach

Corporate Advisor and Privacy Compliance Counsel