Jon B. Olson – Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Jon Olson has more than 25 years of experience in the energy markets and commodities market data and software industries. As President and Chief Executive Officer, he most recently led the start-up, funding and strategic positioning of TruMarx Data Partners Inc., a company formed to build and distribute an on-line transactional platform (“COMET”) for the negotiation and execution of non-standard, bilateral energy commodities.
Before that, Jon led the purchase of MarketView Software Inc. and was the company’s CEO for 13 years, initially leading their transition to a Microsoft Windows-based platform from a DOS-based platform and re-naming the company GlobalView Software Inc. This name change reflected the company’s successful expansion across international markets. Jon subsequently led GlobalView through its transition to a web-based platform, MarketView, and an associated aggregated data service, GlobalData, which together garnered multiple awards and broad industry recognition for their ground-breaking business value. In his final year at GlobalView, MarketView’s sales resulted in GlobalView’s largest revenue gain inits history. Jon also negotiated the commercial terms and oversaw the delivery of a transformational ASP system which homogenized all of the transaction confirmations for the 3 largest brokers in the energy market, called ConfirmHub. With his core team, in addition to COMET, MarketView, GlobalData and ConfirmHub, Jon has successfully conceived of, funded and delivered multiple major software and/or data services to energy industry customers, including multinationals, nationals, utilities, banks, brokerages, exchanges and trade associations.
Jon’s previous experience includes investment banking, venture capital (including structuring investments in both financial IT and upstream oil and gas investments) and securities brokerage at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Bacon Whipple and William Blair & Co. Jon attended the joint J.D. /M.M. doctoral program at Northwestern University in Chicago. He earned a B.A in Political Economy from Colorado College, Colorado Springs in 1980.
Michael Mackey – Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member
One of the original founders of TruMarx, Mike Mackey was involved in all early stage aspects of the company such as market analysis, strategic direction, capital formation, product design and build, and customer acquisition. Mike’s more recent focus has been on infrastructure design and build-out including redundancy and disaster recovery, product design and evolution, and customer training and support. Previous to Mike’s tenure as TruMarx’ COO, he was responsible for GlobalView Software’s (GVSI) worldwide Technical Consulting and Data Services operations, including pre-sales technical support, installations and training, help desk, data acquisition, integration and management, data quality initiatives, and account management. Mike joined GVSI in 1997 with broad technical, business, communication and account management skills in technology and service-oriented companies, and was instrumental in deliveringall of theGVSI’s services. Mike held several other senior positions within GVSI including VP Americas, and Eastern Regional Manager. Prior to his service to GlobalView, he served in a senior technical role for a data communications start-up named Sidereal Corporation. Mike earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Gettysburg College, and is a certified MCSE.
Glenn Smart – Founder, Vice President Operations and Consulting Services
Glenn Smart oversees operations and client support services for TruMarx. With 30+ years experience in customer service management, Glenn is accountable for the management of the overall client experience. Responsibilities include managing client set-up and training, conducting product demonstrations, support of platform transactional activities, in-house technology server infrastructure as well as internal/external technical support. Prior to joining TruMarx at its inception, Glenn was the Director of Worldwide Technical Accounts at GlobalView Software, Inc. Glenn has a BS in Business Management from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional & Systems Engineer.
Chuck Reese – Founder, Vice President of Systems Development
Chuck Reese leads the software development team for TruMarx. He is responsible for the design, implementation and testing of the COMET platform. He has extensive experience with technology ranging from computer hardware design; operating system development; database design and implementation;and development of fault-tolerant distributed systems. He has used these technologies for real-time continuous process control in the oil and gas industry and in developing security trading platforms. Prior to joining TruMarx, Chuck was the Associate Director of Systems Development for a $3 billion multi-strategy hedge fund. Prior to this, he held a range of engineering positions during his 19+ year career with Amoco/BP, a multi-national oil and gas company. Chuck has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
Mariann McDonagh – Chief Marketing Officer
Mariann McDonagh is a seasoned C-suite executive with proven expertise in creating rapid and sustainable growth for start-ups to mid-size enterprises.
Most recently, Mariann McDonagh was responsible for product management, brand strategy, demand generation and channel development at cloud software player, inContact (NASDAQ: SAAS). In five years as the Chief Marketing Officer at inContact, Mariann significantly changed the competitive contact center marketplace, firmly establishing inContact as the leading brand in the market and helping to drive their stock price up by a factor of 4.
Prior to inContact, Mariann was Senior Vice President of corporate marketing and investor relations for PE-owned Xtralis LTD, where she led growth strategy for this early threat detection leader. Before Xtralis, she served for more than six years as Senior Vice President of corporate marketing for Verint Systems. Mariann’s 30 year career in high-tech and software marketing also includes tenures with CMP Media, Computer Associates and Cheyenne Software.
Mariann is a frequent industry speaker and contributor on cloud, marketing and customer experience and was named one of the most influential women in marketing in 2013 by DM News.
Pam Clearwater-Lovell – Chief Financial Officer
Pam Clearwater-Lovell has spent the last 20+ years in various Chief Financial Officer positions. Pam owned and operated a successful CFO consulting business for the last two years prior to working with Trumarx Data Partners. Prior to that she was the CFO and VP of Finance and Operations at Merit Resources. While at her own business and at Merit, she worked closely with small businesses managing their Accounting, HR, Payroll and Insurance needs. She began her career in public accounting at Ernst & Whinney in Des Moines after passing her CPA exam on her initial sitting. She and her husband along with their six children reside in Urbandale, Iowa. Her passions now include doing activities with her kids, being involved in her church, volunteering with local non-profit organizations, golf and riding behind her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle.