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Executive Team

Anders Ekman

Chief Executive Officer

Anders is broadly experienced in bringing data-driven innovation and revenue growth to clients across a range of industries. As CEO of V12 Data, Anders led the transformation of the company into an omnichannel data powerhouse and the company has since experienced double-digit growth.

Previously, Anders was Executive Vice President of MRM Worldwide, serving as Eastern Region head and Chief Growth Officer. While at MRM, Anders drove the company’s evolution by bringing data-driven innovation to clients such as the US Army, MasterCard and Kohl’s. Anders has also served as a Senior Vice President at Digitas, building CRM infrastructure and marketing success for the firm’s largest clients, including GM and AT&T Wireless.

Anders is a graduate of Bowdoin College.

Saša Zorović

Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Saša Zorović serves as V12 Data’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he oversees V12 Data’s technology, operations, human resources and finance teams and is responsible for developing strategies to structure and operate the company for maximum success.

Prior to joining V12 Data, Saša held an executive role at technology company PTC where he served as VP of Finance, Operations, and Strategic Planning for the Internet-of-Things division. During his career tenure, Saša has served in numerous leadership positions, including Chairman and CFO for Aseptia, Inc. and CEO of Bloomberg DataConnect. Prior to that, Saša founded Datalette, a company that was subsequently acquired by Bloomberg. He started his career as software analyst at Goldman Sachs and Oppenheimer, and consultant at McKinsey.

Saša has an MBA from Stanford Business School, a PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford, and an AB from Harvard.

Stacey Girt

Chief Revenue Officer

Stacey has over 25 years of experience in the direct marketing industry and has been a featured speaker at the Direct Marketing Association, DMD NY, and List Vision. She is a leader in helping clients develop effective lead generation and retention programs using state-of-the art marketing solutions and technology, and is particularly effective in helping organizations scale their operations for increased productivity and profitability.

Stacey holds a BS Marketing & Management degree from Davis & Elkins College.

Heather Lockhart

Chief Marketing Officer

Heather serves as Chief Marketing Officer for V12 Data and is responsible for leading brand strategy and the integration of all marketing and communications initiatives. She brings over 20 years of experience in building and leading high performing marketing organizations in both B2B and B2C markets.

Prior to joining V12 Data, Heather served as Vice President of Marketing of AvidXChange, a leading Saas-based AP automation provider. She was Chief Marketing Officer for Naviasys, a professional services consultancy focusing on marketing optimization and sales enablement and CMO for Axidia Global, an international ERP acquired by Oracle. She also held marketing leadership roles with AOL, Disney On Ice and Mobil Oil.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree and MBA in International Marketing from Virginia Tech.

Tommy Bardinas

VP, Technology

Tommy has more than twenty years of demonstrated management and hands on experience in software engineering, application development, design, implementation and business systems development, IT project management, and data center management. He is a results-oriented leader with a commitment to quality improvement; with excellent leadership, extensive management experience, and knowledge of how to prioritize, analyze, plan, manage technology budgets and motivate in a multi-project environment.

Linda Chiodo

SVP, Finance

As SVP of Finance, Linda is responsible for all financial aspects of managing V12 Data including Human Resources, Benefits Administration, Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Financial Reporting. Linda started her career in the retail sector working for Marshall Fields before moving to the French hypermarket retailer Auchan. She later joined Phoenix Data Processing in July 1991. Linda is a registered CPA, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and a member of both the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society.

Linda holds a BS in Accounting from Northern Illinois University.

Brent Cosgrove

EVP of Finance and Operations

Brent serves at V12 Data’s EVP of Finance and Operations.In this position, Brent plays a key role in the development of the company’s overall financial strategies and operational growth objectives. Prior, Brent served as COO at IHM Services, a leading analytics provider focused on quality and regulatory reporting for hospitals. While there, he successfully led a team responsible for overseeing the financial stability, performance, and operational processes across the enterprise. Brent also served in leadership roles at Catapult Learning and Dendrite International.

Brent attended Ferris State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Bob Ellison

SVP, Operations

Bob is VP of Operations and is responsible for strategic planning and resource management for V12 Data’s delivery operations. Bob has 10 years of managerial finance and operations management experience. Prior to joining V12 Data, Bob held a senior finance and management role in the marketing solutions division of Cegedim Dendrite.

Bob holds a MBA from Pace University.

Ray Estevez

CIO

Ray Estevez has over 21 years of experience in technology with both Fortune 500 and emerging technology companies. Most recently, Ray was chief technology officer of Orb, Inc., an interactive marketing firm and Vice President of Information Technology at 24/7 Mail, a division of 24/7 Real Media, where he was responsible for overseeing and managing all systems of development and operations.

Jewell Kinnison

SVP, Data Services and Special Initiatives

As SVP, Data Services and Special Initiatives, Jewell Kinnison is responsible for overseeing the company’s data delivery services and special project initiatives across the company. Since Jewell joined V12 Data in 2002, she has been directly involved in every aspect of software deployment from participation in the sales cycle, through requirements gathering, design, build, training and testing phases. Prior to V12 Data, Jewell worked at a boutique software firm specializing in the deployment of Campaign Management and CRM solutions.

Jewell holds a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida.

Peg Kuman

EVP, Chief Privacy Officer

Peg Kuman is a senior executive with over 40 years’ experience in Direct and Digital Marketing. Peg serves as Chief Privacy Officer of V12 Data and as a senior advisor to the company. Her broad experience includes the design and development of data and information-based logic and matching systems for business and consumer marketing. This experience spans across numerous sectors including: telecommunications, energy, manufacturing, publishing, retail, consumer package goods, financial services, banking, insurance, and health care. She previously managed business units for several brand marketers, including Publishers Clearing House (PCH) and Fingerhut Corporation.

Peg is a graduate of Hartwick College.

Andy Pappas

SVP, Database Marketing and Analytics

Andy has over 25 years’ experience in both the client and service sides in the data-driven marketing industry. He brings expertise in the development and execution of business intelligence and analytical strategies to ensure quantifiable business benefits through multi-channel marketing. His team helps clients with customer acquisition, retention, upsell, and cross-sell by using a combination of analytic and modeling techniques.

Andy holds an undergraduate degree from DePaul University and an MBA from Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Michelle Taves

EVP, Data Strategy & Product Management

As EVP of Data Strategy and Product Management, Michelle is responsible for driving the strategic direction of V12 Data’s analytics solutions, data access technologies, and purchase intender solutions across all channels. With over 20 years’ marketing and leadership experience, Michelle has developed an in-depth knowledge of data-driven best practices including data sourcing, data privacy, data availability and reliability. Prior to V12 Data, Michelle held various leadership positions at The Allant Group, Acxiom Corporation / May & Speh and Unique Mailing Services.

Michelle holds a BA in Business Management & Marketing.