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Management Team

ComplianceManager is founded and run by a team of former executives and seasoned professionals who have successfully implemented financial, IT, HR, legal and other compliance programs in public and private companies across multiple industries.

John Banas / Chief Executive
John brings to ComplianceManager an extensive track record in executive management, legal and regulatory compliance. Previously, John was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Rural/Metro Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed company and the largest U.S. provider of both ambulance and fire protection services. Serving also as the President of Rural/Metro's corporate headquarters' subsidiary, John had responsibility for all centralized corporate functions, including the design and implementation of the company's corporate governance, risk management and compliance programs.

Prior to Rural/Metro, John held executive positions at public companies, with national and global markets, in the semiconductor, manufacturing and service industries. As an attorney with the law firms of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati and Thelen, Reid, Brown, Raysman & Steiner, John represented numerous companies at various stages of their corporate growth. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and Tufts University, John worked in government and the private sector prior to commencing his legal career.

Christina Crawford / Client Management
Christina has been leading client management for the company since September 2006. Drawing on her experience as a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte & Touche, Christina has been a substantial contributor to the automated documentation, testing and remediation design features of ComplianceManager. From 2001 to 2006, Christina held various positions within Kaiser Permanente, including Area Financial Officer for the Santa Clara region. During the years leading up to the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Christina worked closely with clients, such as Cost Plus World Markets and Club Corp, to document, assess and implement internal controls as well as administer the installation of financial software systems, such as Oracle Financial Application. Christina has also held senior financial positions with Great Earth Vitamins and Club Corp.

Christina is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CSCPA. After receiving her Bachelors degree from Florida Atlantic University, Christina studied graduate accounting at Georgia State University and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Bruce Olcott / Sales & Marketing
Bruce joined ComplianceManager in February 2008 to lead sales and marketing after spending three years with Merrill Corporation as Senior Vice President of the Western Region. Prior to joining Merrill, Bruce spent ten years with RR Donnelley in positions ranging from corporate marketing & strategy in New York to regional sales and operations management in the West, Midwest and South.

Before entering the financial services field Bruce practiced law with Brown and Wood in their San Francisco office and with several environmental non-profit organizations in San Francisco and New York. Bruce is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law and Averett University.

Kenneth Russell / Technology
Kenneth is the Chief Technical Architect of ComplianceManager and is responsible for ongoing development, enhancement and maintenance of the product, as well as, researching the latest features and functions available for web-based technology. Kenneth's expertise spans the full life cycle development of custom enterprise applications in multiple development frameworks.

Prior to joining ComplianceManager, Kenneth was Team Lead and Technical Architect in a boutique software company specialized in enterprise stand-alone and web applications designed to assist global professional and financial firms. Kenneth was Lead Senior Consultant at Sungard where he led the design, development and implementation of several management systems and processing sites for Fortune 500 companies. Kenneth began his career at Micrografx (NASDAQ-listed, acquired by Corel in 2001), where he was responsible for the full life cycle development of many custom software solutions based on the EPM product line. Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.