Joanne E. Brunn, Ph.D. serves as Chief Executive Officer. As a senior level manager in the financial services and software industries, she worked with Hyperion Solutions in the early years of that company, as well as Citicorp and Chemical Bank. Joanne consulted for many years focusing on systemic organizational change, tactical technology initiatives and enterprise innovation programs for Pitney Bowes, Verizon, LEGO Direct, and Penguin Publishing. She enjoys being an adjunct professor in both Mercy College’s Organizational Leadership Graduate program and Saybrook University’s Organizational Systems program. Joanne has a B.B.A. in Computer Science from Hofstra University, a M.B.A. in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a Ph.D. in Human Sciences from Saybrook University with a concentration in Creativity Studies. Favorite Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Charles Pevsner is co-founder and has been Chief Technology Officer since inception. Charles has over 20 years of experience in computer systems development and software consulting, with a concentration on shaping business models and strategies to develop breakthrough solutions. Previously he was president and founder of Datatrope Systems, which designed and developed applications for multinational financial consolidation and planning, international money transfer, market information systems, and NYSE floor programs. He has also led software tools development at a medical software systems company, was a member of Prodigy’s Advanced Technology group, and has served as acting chief technology officer for several startup companies. He has a B.A. and an M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Since 2015 Lisa Barrett has led the XLerant client services team in the delivery of the highest levels of customer satisfaction among all budgeting software providers! With a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marist College, she has 12 years of experience in corporate accounting, financial reporting, and financial reporting solutions. In her previous roles as accountant, financial analyst and controller, she prepared and analyzed monthly financials, maintained the accounting records, including AR and AP, for multiple management and operating companies with over $400M in revenue, and prepared budget templates for over 100 service locations.
Vice President of Sales at XLerant, Bill has been an integral leader of the team since 2012. Prior to joining XLerant, Bill had over 25 years of Sales and Sales Management experience in the financial software industry. Bill worked for Hyperion for over 15 years. Previous to Hyperion, he worked at OutlookSoft and Cartesis delivering financial planning, budgeting and consolidation solutions to the North American market. Bill attended Michigan State University and graduated from UCLA with a BA in Economics.