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Our Leadership Team:

Kristin Nimsger - Chief Executive Officer

Kristin Nimsger currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of MicroEdge LLC. A proven executive leader, Kristin has spent the past decade driving transformation and growth in technology companies. She brought to MicroEdge a leadership style that is driven by passionate articulation of the envisioned future and strategic direction of an organization. Part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of companies since 2009, Nimsger and her team successfully managed the sale of the business to Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Prior to joining MicroEdge, Kristin was the Managing Director, GM and Head of the Practice Technology and Services business at Thomson Reuters, a ~$100 million suite of software products, services and content for legal professionals. She led the growth strategy, product management, marketing, operations and P&L for this high-growth business unit. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Kristin was President of Kroll Ontrack, Inc., a provider of technology-enabled services, software and SaaS solutions for information retrieval, analytics and management. She was responsible for advancing the strategic vision of Kroll Ontrack and growing the Data Recovery, Legal Technologies and Search business lines through investments in organic growth and geographic expansion. Over the course of ten years at Kroll Ontrack, Kristin held a variety of management positions and gained a reputation as a trusted and collaborative leader of complex teams with strong results in people, process and technology, taking the business from startup to $300 million with more than 1,500 employees and successfully leading the sale to Providence Equity Partners in 2010.

Kristin earned a J. D. cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, her B.A. in English/Communications from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and her management certificate in Leadership from MIT Sloan.

Scott Burrell

Chief Financial Officer


Scott Burrell joined MicroEdge in November 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Scott is a proven executive financial leader with over 25 years’ worth of experience in developing and executing financial strategies and business plans, while partnering to drive business performance and profitable revenue growth.

Most recently, Scott was the Sr. Finance Director for the Thomson Reuters FindLaw business, a $250M provider of technology and lead generation solutions for law firms. Prior to joining FindLaw, Scott was Sr. Director of Finance for the Thomson Reuters Large Law Firm business unit, a $1B revenue business providing workflow solutions for the world’s largest law firms, where he led the annual financial planning and forecasting processes for new sales, revenue, expenses, and capital budgets for the Large Law businesses. Scott has also held a variety of leadership positions in large corporations—including Chrysler, Xerox, Citibank, Pillsbury, UnitedHealth Group, and Best Buy—where he supported product development, software technology, business strategy, financial planning and analysis, business teams, manufacturing, supply chain operations, acquisitions, divestitures and financial shared service centers.

Scott holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Brockport with a concentration in Finance and Accounting, and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a concentration in Finance and Management.

Joel B. Martins - Chief Technology Officer

Joel joined MicroEdge in June 2014 as Chief Technology Officer. As MicroEdge's CTO, Joel manages the development of existing and future products, provides technological solutions and services to MicroEdge's clients, and sets the technology direction of MicroEdge to meet the ever expanding needs of the giving community. He is passionate about creating high performing teams and delivering software that exceeds client expectations.

A software developer at heart, Joel spent more than 14 years at Symantec, one of the world's largest software companies, where he most recently held the position of Senior Director, Engineering. Since 2007, Joel has been leading cross functional teams from around the globe to deliver elegant, high quality software for enterprise business. Chosen by his peers to begin his leadership journey, Joel built a sustaining engineering organization from the ground up and spearheaded multiple projects and initiatives that improved efficiency and quality. Among his many accomplishments, Joel was the Engineering release owner and development team leader for the NetBackup 7.5 release, "Better Backup for All," the largest product launch in Symantec history at the time.

Joel graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Computer Science and attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul post-graduate.

Phil Montgomery - Chief Operating Officer

Phil Montgomery joined MicroEdge in April 2011. Phil has 20 years of experience in managing and delivering software implementations for enterprises large and small. He oversees all post-sale aspects of client service, including implementation, technical support, training and hosting operations. He brings his focus on building repeatable and scalable processes to these highly regarded teams at MicroEdge.

Phil joined MicroEdge after three years of building those same service delivery teams within Accero, another Vista Equity Partners company. Accero’s Cyborg line delivers Human Capital Management solutions to companies with complex requirements throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Prior to Accero, Phil held various positions within SRC Software and Business Objects that spanned the customer experience from pre-sale through delivery and post-sales support.

Phil is a University of Kansas graduate with degrees in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) and Business Administration (M.B.A.).

Scott Adkins - Vice President of Sales

Scott joined MicroEdge in July 2011. His 20 years of senior leadership experience in the software industry has allowed him to develop extensive expertise in enterprise software sales management, including for On Demand and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, as well as installed license-based solutions. Scott brings to MicroEdge a proven background in facilitating growth by building and leading teams focused on innovative approaches to creating new opportunities and driving revenue.

Prior to joining MicroEdge Scott spent seven years as a senior sales leader at SumTotal Systems, Inc., another Vista Equity Partners Company. In his tenure at SumTotal—the global leader in cloud-based strategic human capital management solutions—Scott drove major organizational change while leading the company’s top-performing team of international account executives.

Prior to SumTotal Scott held senior positions at a number of companies, including Oracle, one of the world’s largest software companies; and Environmental Systems Research Institute, the world’s largest provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.

Scott is a graduate of Baylor University, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Marketing and Management. He serves on the board of directors and as Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Irving Healthcare Foundation.

Charlie Vanek - Vice President of Product Management and Business Development

Charlie Vanek joined MicroEdge in October 2012. Charlie has had broad responsibilities in the software and information sector for the last eleven years including roles in Operations, New Product Development, Product Marketing and Business Development. He is responsible for MicroEdge’s partnership and acquisition strategy.

Charlie joined MicroEdge from Thomson Reuters, where he was Head of Insurance Solutions, Financial and Risk, directing Sales, Marketing and Product Development for Thomson Reuters’ insurance information and software business. Prior to that, Charlie had progressive experience in Thomson Reuters’ Business of Law division. At FindLaw, Charlie was a patent assignee to the Thomson Corporation for products that convert textual information to visual graphs.

Before Thomson Reuters, Charlie worked in Yield Management and Corporate Finance at Northwest Airlines. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is on the Board of Directors at Open Eye Figure Theatre, a 501(c)3 in Minneapolis.

Kathy Krais - Director of Marketing

Kathy joined MicroEdge in May 2008. She has nearly 25 years of experience in developing and executing go-to-market and corporate communications strategies for technology companies, and brings with her a tireless enthusiasm for creating positive change.

Most recently, Kathy spent a decade consulting to a variety of software startup businesses, working with clients to define and create compelling market messages and campaigns to build product awareness and demand, while maintaining a keen focus on the bottom line. Prior to her time consulting, Kathy was Vice President of Marketing for the Remote Computing Products Group at Artisoft, Inc., a provider of networking software solutions for the small business market. She came to Artisoft through the acquisition of Triton Technologies. At Triton Kathy was part of an agile management team that, in just three years, grew its flagship product’s installed base from five to twenty million users through strategic partnerships with a number of the largest systems vendors in the U.S. and Japan.

Kathy holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, with a concentration in Journalism.