Management and Board

Management Team

Jon Thomsen

Jon Thomsen

Chief Executive Officer

Jon’s expertise is to take companies of Atmosera’s size and attributes to the next level of growth through a high degree of focus on clients and operational excellence. During his career, Jon has held senior executive positions at successful startups and Fortune 500 companies in the telecom, consumer packaged goods and energy industries. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Willamette University.

Doug Adler

Doug Adler

Chief Financial Officer

Doug has over 20 years’ experience as a trusted strategic advisor and consultant to high-growth companies and their private equity sponsors in the telecom, technology and business services sectors. He most recently was the Managing Partner and Founder of Tusten Advisors where he provided strategic consulting, M&A advisory and capital raising services to small and mid-size companies and PE firms across multiple industries. Previously, Doug held progressively more senior roles within TD Securities, the Investment Banking Division of the 2nd largest bank in Canada (TD Canada Trust) and sixth largest bank in the US (TD Bank). He personally advised on $8B+ of M&A assignments, completed $700M+ in private equity and mezzanine placements, financed $20B+ of senior loan and high yield bonds and participated in $7B+ of public equity issuances. Doug co-built two highly profitable TD Investment Banking product groups, Media, Telecom & Technology M&A and Equity Capital Markets. He holds a BS in Accounting with a Double Major in Finance from the University of Delaware.

Steve Knipple

Steve Knipple

Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Engineering

With 16 years’ in IT enterprise strategy, architecture and operations, Steve is a specialist in corporate IT transformations on local, national and global scale. Previously, Steve developed disaster recovery programs for global, regional and local data centers, and led Wacker Chemical’s deployment of virtualized hosting. He holds a B.S.M.E. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.S. in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon.

Jared Cheney

Jared Cheney

Senior Vice President of Client Operations

Jared brings to Atmosera more than seventeen years in technology and management experience. Most recently he was Vice President of Technology for FCR where he oversaw their technology infrastructure, support, and development efforts. Prior to FCR, Jared held progressively senior roles at Xerox where he held the role of Vice President of IT and Communications. Among his many responsibilities, he managed their Global NOC. Jared came to Xerox through the ACS acquisition where he directed all technology related teams and issues in support of large multi-site contact center projects. Jared holds BS in Business Administration: Information Systems from Portland State University as well as a BS: BAIS, Info Sys. with a minor in EE from Portland State University – School of Business.

Benjamin Gallo

Benjamin Gallo

Vice President of Sales and General Manager

Ben is responsible for leading global sales, sales engineering, and client management. He excels at building sustainable relationships with clients and channel partners. Ben’s past experience includes driving the adoption of enterprise-grade IaaS and also cloud services from SAP and Oracle. He previously worked for Sunguard Availability Services and Parametric Technology Corp (PTC). He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in business administration from George Fox University.

Leslie Golden

Leslie Golden

Vice President of Internal Operations
& Information Security Officer

Working closely with the Sales and Operations teams, Leslie supports Atmosera’s evolution into a data driven, team-oriented culture that embraces continuous process improvement in all business functions. Leslie leads the PMO, deployment design engineering, and the origination and structuring functions. She also oversees the Security Information Program in support of office of the CSO. Her team also works closely with the office of the CTO to identify new technologies and get them ready for deployment into production. Leslie has extensive experience in leadership, client relations, and delivering complex solutions having worked for Willamette Education Service District, Education Enterprise Steering Committee, and Clarity Innovations. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.

Christina McGuire

Christina McGuire

Director of People and Culture

Christina has over 18 years of experience in organizational development and human resource management. Her experience ranges from start-up companies to international companies in the industries of technology, manufacturing, financial services, and the U.S. Military. Christina works with all levels of leadership on development strategies to support growth, performance and profitability. Christina has taught as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate business program at Pacific University and the University of Phoenix. She also holds training certifications from Achieve Global leadership series, TDF, DiSC and Eagles Flight. She has developed training programs in the areas of leadership, leading change, performance management, talent management, HR strategies, emotional intelligence, and creating and sustaining organizational culture. Christina holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Florida and a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.

John Trembley

John Trembley

Chief Marketing Officer

John has over 20 years experience defining and executing marketing plans and go-to-market strategies for technology companies. His experience spans working for service providers, solutions providers, and software vendors selling to the communication, networking, and data center industries across the globe. John held senior management positions at Netformx, Xeround, Oracle, and TimesTen. For over a decade, John has been a frequent speaker at leading industry events and contributor for various publications. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Willamette University.

Board of Directors

Jim Collis

Founding Partner, Seaport Capital

Jim Collis has over 20 years of experience lending to and investing in communications companies. Mr. Collis joined the EasyStreet (now Atmosera) board in 2012.

Mr. Collis is a founding partner of Seaport Capital, starting the firm in 1997. Prior to co-founding Seaport, Mr. Collis was a Principal of Chase Capital, the equity-investing arm of The Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Collis also worked at Chase as a Vice President and an Associate in the Merchant Banking Group at Chase. Prior to joining Chase, Mr. Collis was a senior project engineer at National TeleConsultants specializing in the design of the electronic systems for video and audio production facilities used in the broadcast television, radio and cable television industries. Mr. Collis holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Scott McCormack

Partner, Seaport Capital

Mr. McCormack joined Seaport Capital in February 2003. He focuses on investing in service providers in the communications and infrastructure markets as well as on software investments. Mr. McCormack joined Seaport after five years at BancBoston Capital, the private equity arm of FleetBoston Financial, where he was a Director in the media and communications group. Prior to business school, he spent four years as a derivatives trader in the US and Germany. Mr. McCormack holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an AB in economics.

Art Matin

Director, President and CEO, Mandalay Baseball Properties

Mr. Matin joined the board of directors of Mandalay Baseball Properties in 2007 and was appointed CEO in 2008. Mr. Matin brings more than two decades of wide-ranging business experience to MBP with an emphasis on customer-focused sales, marketing and product development.

Prior to joining MBP, Mr. Matin was CEO of Softricity, a venture-backed software company acquired by Microsoft. He was also executive vice president of worldwide sales for Veritas, a data and storage management company with more than 5,000 employees and annual revenues of more than $2 billion.

As president of McAfee, best known for its anti-virus software, he accounted for revenues of $750 million annually and substantially increased customer adoption and market share, especially in consumer segments.

During his 20 years with IBM, Mr. Matin held a variety of management positions, including overseeing sales to large corporate customer in the Asia-Pacific region while based in Tokyo, as well as serving as general manager of IBM’s industrial sector in the Americas.

Rich Bader

Former President and Chief Executive Officer,
EasyStreet Online Services

Mister Bader is a 40-plus-year veteran of the high tech industry, beginning his career at Digital Equipment in the ‘70s. Settling in Oregon in 1978 to join Intel Corporation, Mr. Bader was founder and co-general manager until 1990 of Intel’s Personal Computer Enhancement Operation, a multihundred-million dollar business that launched Intel into the personal computer end-user market.

After leaving Intel in 1990, Mr. Bader was able to watch his daughter grow while reviewing state-of-the-art products and writing about them for Stewart Alsop’s PC Letter, a newsletter widely read by leaders in the personal computer industry. That led to four years as a consultant, assisting companies such as Intel, HP and Microsoft develop business plans and products. Then the Internet happened. Tired of traveling away from his family and looking to become more of a contributor to the region he loves, EasyStreet was conceived and launched in 1995. He retired from EasyStreet in 2014.

Mr. Bader is active in the community at the intersection of public policy and technology and innovation. He currently serves on the board of the Oregon Growth Account, the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) and is a member of the Oregon Sustainability Center IT Advisory Board.

He has a BSEE from Northeastern University, 1974.