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Gary Walter

Gary V.
Walter

President & CEO


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Gary V. Walter


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.

John Barnes

John
Barnes

Chief Technology Officer


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John Barnes


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.

Jeff Beard

Jeff
Beard

Chief Commercial Officer


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Jeff Beard


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.

Kevin Dean

Kevin
Dean

Chief Operating Officer


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Kevin Dean


Kevin Dean is the chief operating officer of Infutor. Formerly, Dean was the general manager of Experian Marketing Services’ Targeting business and also had held the title of Senior Vice President, Global Product Management. Prior to joining Experian, Dean spent ten years in leadership roles at Equifax, serving as Vice President of Corporate Strategic Partnerships where he led a cross-functional team charged with identifying and on-boarding partners. He also served as Vice President, Product Management at Equifax where he led Product Management for Consumer and Credit Marketing. Previously he served as Director of Marketing at Cendant and Marketing Manager at Vita-Mix Corporation. Kevin received his MBA from the University of Akron and holds a BA in History also from the University of Akron.

Why Infutor?
In my view, the next 20 years of personalization is going to be won by companies that have identity resolution at their core. When I looked at where I would go next, I wanted to go to a company that was solving that paradigm. And when I looked at Infutor, I saw that as the core operating principle and that’s what attracted me.

Favorite part of the job?
I’m very passionate about innovation and working with clients to understand their challenges. So being strategic in that capacity is something that I’m really excited about for the future.

Favorite quote?
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Outside the office?
I’m passionate about my family as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. I read a lot of history, and I’m an avid golfer who plays far too much...

Drew Thomas

Drew
Thomas

Chief Financial Officer


Drew Thomas


Why Infutor?

Favorite part of the job?

Favorite quote?

Outside the office?

Leadership Team


Len Lombardo

Len
Lombardo

Chief Information Security Officer


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Len Lombardo


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.

Rachel Calomeni

Rachel
Calomeni

SVP, Sales


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Rachel Calomeni


Rachel leads the sales team at Infutor; her guiding principle is to understand the needs of her business partners and find creative solutions to help them succeed. Rachel has 15 years international marketing experience at P&G, followed by experience within Ad Tech and the Analytics world. Leaving her native homeland of Australia in 2003, she has been based in the Northeast almost long enough to get used to the cold American winters (almost).

Why Infutor?
I love the intersection of marketing and sales. Data, especially person-level data, is the key to more efficient marketing spend. The mix between a rich dataset, a winning team who like to have fun and a vision of growth made the decision to come to Infutor an easy one.

Favorite part of the job?
Everyone is an owner at Infutor; I love the accountability and willingness of everyone to pitch in and do what it takes to drive the business forward...all while having a laugh along the way!

Favorite quote?
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde

Outside the office?
I love to travel! I have family all over the world and I cherish the feeling when the plane wheels touch down in a different country. My favorite places are Australia, Argentina and Italy. When not traveling, my family spends most of our time spoiling our dog, Holly.

Zora Senat

Zora
Senat

SVP, Marketing & Partnerships


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Zora Senat


Zora leads the Marketing and Strategic Partnerships teams at Infutor. Her remit is to drive revenue, profitability, and customer satisfaction via earned, owned, and paid engagements. Prior to Infutor, Zora spent 7 years at Exact Data operating in various leadership roles including Marketing, Sales Operations, Product Development & Operations, and Customer Success. Zora holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Why Infutor?
The people, of course.

Favorite part of the job?
A cliché response but no two days are the same!

Favorite quote?
“Living a satisfying life requires more than simply meeting the demands of those in control. Yet in our offices and our classrooms we have way too much compliance and way too little engagement. The former might get you through the day, but the latter will get you through the night.” – Daniel Pink

Outside the office?
As of March, 2020, Zora is the proud owner of two boys under two. She enjoys any activity that requires being outdoors with her family.

Dan Bahr

Dan
Bahr

VP, Customer Engagement


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Dan Bahr


Dan leads the Account Management, Customer Success, Customer Support, Implementation and Solutions Engineering teams at Infutor - teams responsible for aligning Infutor products with the customer's needs and maximizing customer lifetime value. With over a decade of revenue generating experience on, and leading, customer facing teams in high growth, business-to-business, business-to-consumer and SaaS software companies, Dan brings a unique perspective to driving ROI that Infutor's customers benefit from. Dan holds a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

Why Infutor?
It appeared as though Infutor was striking the perfect balance between having an unwavering passion for optimizing employee satisfaction while also focusing on speed of execution and individual/team accountability that comes from being venture-backed. That initial observation was something that was validated early in my tenure and remains true to this day.

Favorite part of the job?
I am extremely passionate about leadership and this role affords the opportunity to lead/support a diverse team that is motivated in a variety of ways.

Favorite quote?
"Without data, you're just another person with an opinion." – W. Edwards Deming

Outside the office?
Dan spends most of his time trying endlessly to make his son laugh and his wife proud.

Brian Burke

Brian
Burke

VP, Product Management


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Brian Burke


With 20 years’ of experience in Product Management, Product Design, and Software/Database Development, Brian leads Infutor’s Product Management team, with a focus on building and supporting Identity Resolution, Data & Activation, and Analytics solutions.

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.

Travis Donoghue

Travis
Donoghue

VP, Solutions Engineering


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Travis Donoghue


Travis Donoghue drives the solution engineering and professional services vision across Infutor. Joining Infutor in 2017, Travis has spent the last 4 years improving processes through his data driven philosophy and desire to find solutions to any problem. With a Master's Degree in Data Science from DePaul University and an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering from NIU, Travis prides himself on the belief of continuous improvement focusing on the most efficient processes, best of class products, and top talent. Travis lives in Glen Ellyn, IL with his wife Jenna, son Travis Jr., and their dog Maui.

Why Infutor?
At Infutor you are not just a number, but a direct contributor to the success of the company. Infutor invests in their employees and gives you the tools to be successful professionally and personally.

Favorite part of the job?
Everyday is a different day presented with new and exciting challenges. I enjoy the unhinged ability to problem solve and innovate. Build - Measure - Learn

Favorite quote?
"If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine." – Jim Barksdale

Outside the office?
Travis enjoys spending time with his family. No matter what they do, there is no greater happiness than just being together and the sound of his son's belly laugh.

Jason Ford

Jason
Ford

VP, Partnership Development


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Jason Ford


Jason is a strategic technology leader that has worked for both early/late stage start-ups and established organizations with an extensive history of understanding and building out partner revenue streams. Prior to Infutor, Jason was the Vice President of Business Development at Affinio, a Microsoft Accelerator graduate startup, building data visualization and intelligence at scale on consumer data sets. He also served as Vice President of Business Development at Brand Networks, one of Facebook, Twitter, Snap, LinkedIn and Pinterest’s launch ads partners. Previously he served as Director of Strategic Accounts at Neustar, building out their San Francisco office and west coast GTM footprint.

Why Infutor?
Being part of a company that has ownership of a proprietary, complete US consumer offline and online identity graph and the expertise in 25+ years of building, managing and deploying that asset in helping brands, agencies and partners.

Favorite part of the job?
Finding unique ways to leverage our data assets to solve in market problems and build for future-proof GTM use cases.

Favorite quote?
"What you are to be, you are now becoming." - Carl Rogers

Outside the office?
Jason lives in San Anselmo, CA with his wife and soon to be four year old son. He spends his weekends hiking with his family, playing with his son, mountain biking, surfing or skiing when able.

Eric Greuel

Eric
Greuel

VP, Operations


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Eric Greuel


Eric has spent over 9 years of his career in Sales Operations for a variety of software companies, focusing on data-driven decision making through the automation of processes and business intelligence analytics. He thrives in fast-paced and challenging environments. Lives in Downers Grove, happily married to Gloria, with two children, Eva and Beau, with their dog, Penny.

Why Infutor?
High growth potential combined with great infrastructure and people. Strong unified desire to win across the team.

Favorite part of the job?
Regular challenges present professional and personal growth opportunities.

Favorite quote?
"Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way." – Les Brown

Outside the office?
Trying new experiences (restaurants, theatre, nature) with my wife, being active with the kids and taking our dog for walks. I also enjoy time in the gym to better myself, physically and mentally.

Ryan Krol

Ryan
Krol

VP, Finance


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Ryan Krol


Ryan joined Infutor in 2019 and currently leads the Accounting and Finance teams. He brings over 12 years of corporate finance experience dedicated to strategic financial management, planning, and reporting. Prior to joining Infutor, he held financial leadership roles in both Private Equity backed and Fortune 500 companies allowing him to bring a diverse background of knowledge to the organization.

Why Infutor?
I was looking for a place where I felt the efforts of my work helped to drive the success of the company. At Infutor, the collaborative departmental approach we take in achieving our goals allows everyone to share in the company’s success together.

Favorite part of the job?
Every month brings with it new challenges and opportunities that allow for both my team and me to learn and grow.

Favorite quote?
"Accounting is the language of business." – Warren Buffett

Outside the office?
Ryan spends the majority of his time outside of work with his wife and 3 boys. When he has the chance, he also tries to find time for his hobbies of running and golfing.

Stuart Lazarus

Stuart
Lazarus

VP, Sales


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Stuart Lazarus


Seasoned and successful sales management professional with over 15 years of experience in developing strategic business plans, directing high-performing sales teams, Stuart provides sales strategy coaching to support employee development and career advancement. Leads business development initiatives by emphasizing consistent sales process, forging key partnerships, and participating in vision planning. Proven team leader with impacting bottom-line growth and enhancing company objectives.

Why Infutor?
Infutor is a place where we have high expectations for growth but it's not just a statement, in every role you are truly supported. You are not alone in your efforts.

Favorite part of the job?
The teamwork from every aspect of the business. Sales can be the driver but the company is behind you.

Favorite Quote?
"Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do" – Mark Cuban

Outside the office?
You can find me attending sporting events especially Kansas Basketball Games. I love to dine in the city of Chicago and spend time with my wife and my 2 children.

Todd Schoenherr

Todd
Schoenherr

VP, Strategy


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Todd Schoenherr


Todd leads strategy and innovation at Infutor. Prior to joining Infutor he held product management leadership roles at mParticle and Signal in the MarTech/AdTech industry. Earlier in his career he was a VP at Guild Capital, a boutique venture capital firm focused on growth media and technology companies, and he also worked at Orbitz and Accenture. Todd received a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Todd lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife Meredith and seven year old daughter Livy.

Why Infutor?
Great people, a strong business, and tremendous opportunity for growth.

Favorite part of the job?
Identifying, developing, and launching innovative products that help our clients.

Favorite Quote?
"If you can be anything, be kind." - Unknown

Outside the office?
I enjoy traveling, snowboarding, golfing, and spending time with family & friends.

Jeff Tyree

Jeff
Tyree

VP, Sales


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Jeff Tyree


Jeff is an award winning executive sales leader, with over 15 years of experience in sales and sales leadership. He has excelled in building teams with a high level of execution in both client acquisition and client retention, and he brings to the team an expert level skill set in sales negotiations and people development. With his previous sales leadership roles inside software and digital marketing firms such as Cars.com, Jeff brings a wealth of experience and a lengthy track record of success in DaaS, Digital Media, and the rapidly changing ecosystem of omni-channel marketing.

Why Infutor?
I see a great future in 1st Party Data and what it can do to empower the future of marketing. Infutor has the right products and the right people to be a significant part of that future.

Favorite part of the job?
Teammates and coworkers.

Favorite Quote?
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." - Einstein

Outside the office?
Spend time with my family, and listen to as much music as possible.

Mary Jo Yafchak

Mary Jo
Yafchak

VP, Data Strategy


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Mary Jo Yafchak


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.

Vlad Zharovskiy

Vlad
Zharovskiy

VP, Data R&D


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Vlad Zharovskiy


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.

Dave Hopkins

Dave
Hopkins

Director, Information Technology


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Dave Hopkins


Dave brings more than 25 years of technical and management experience in Information Technology, Systems Engineering and Network Management. He is currently responsible for all infrastructure, systems, technical support and database administration at Infutor. Prior to joining Infutor, Dave spent more than 15 years with OAG Worldwide and Vanstar Corporation in a variety of technical and management positions. He attended Eastern Illinois University.

Why Infutor?
I loved the idea of a growing company with a family feel. After almost 9 years my Infutor family has tripled in size.

Favorite part of the job?
Learning new things every day and working with such a talented team.

Favorite quote?
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

Outside the office?
Spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy the great outdoors especially fishing, boating and camping.

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

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