Team

Our Company

Expanding digital networks and powerful edge devices have opened up a plethora of new opportunities for global collaboration and business insights. However, as organizations have increased their ability to share data, they have lost control of the information once protected by clear, physical perimeters.

 

At Absio, we don't believe that people should have to choose between convenience and control. This is the driver behind everything we do—enabling organizations to become more efficient and effective, while still maintaining control of their valuable digital assets.

Learn more about Absio's deep and experienced team of change agents below.

Our Team

Rob Kilgore

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kristy Matteson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David Kruger

Vice President, Business Development

Rob Kilgore

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rob has over 25 years of experience in finance, technology and executive leadership in SaaS software firms.

Prior to joining Absio, Rob served as CEO of WealthTouch, Inc, a software firm providing aggregated financial reporting software and services to ultra-high-net-worth family offices and private banks. Before this, he was an analyst and partner in three buyout and venture capital firms, and an executive at several portfolio companies of those firms. In his early career, he served as a transactional tax attorney with Holme Roberts & Owen LLP (now Bryan Cave), one of the largest law firms in the western United States.

Rob received his B.A. (Economics with distinction), J.D. (cum laude) and M.B.A. (Finance) from the University of Michigan.

 

Kristy Matteson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Kristy has over 12 years of experience in technology strategy, operational leadership, product design and brand development.

Before joining the Absio team, Kristy served as Director of Business Development and Colorado General Manager for Solta Medical, a publicly traded medical device company (now owned by Valeant Pharmaceuticals). Prior to Solta, Kristy served in varied operational and marketing leadership roles at Sound Surgical Technologies, a device manufacturer and distributor specializing in ultrasonic medical equipment. As Vice President of Marketing, she designed and launched multiple award-winning products and marketing campaigns resulting in significant revenue growth and eventual acquisition of the company.

Kristy received her B.A. (Biology, magna cum laude) from Colorado College, and her M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.

David Kruger

Vice President, Business Development

David has over 25 years of experience in technology consulting, project management and software support.

Prior to joining Absio, David was founding CEO of Air Partnership Professionals, LLC, a web-based service that helped pilots find co-owners and form partnerships, cooperatives, fractionals and flying clubs. Earlier, David served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Workplace Architects/Quest Software (now owned by Dell Inc.), and as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Construction News Service (now iSqFt).

David began his career designing and delivering engineered safety, security, and fire protection solutions, where he served as a client liaison to OSHA and EPA.

Advisory Board

Ira (Gus) Hunt

Director and Head of Technology Steering Committee

Mark Lemmons

Director and Member of Technology Steering Committee

David Scholtz

Technology Steering Committee

David Duncan

Technology Steering Committee

Fred Horn

Technology Steering Committee

Ira (Gus) Hunt

Director and Head of Technology Steering Committee

Gus serves as Managing Director and Cyber Security Lead for Accenture Federal Services (AFS). In this role he is responsible for building a differentiated cyber practice for AFS to enable its federal customers to alleviate immediate pain points, securely migrate to the cloud, and rethink cyber security for the 21st century. He is also President and CEO of Hunt Technology, LLC, a private consulting practice focused on strategic IT planning, cyber and data-centric security, big data analytics, and cloud computing.

Prior to coming to Accenture, Gus was Chief Architect and head of Strategic External Partnerships for Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest hedge fund managers in the world. In that role he was responsible for developing Bridgewater’s information technology strategy and executive relationships with the technology community enabling Bridgewater to keep abreast of technology advancements. 

Previously, Gus served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was responsible for the information technology strategic direction and future technology investment plan. He was the conceptual and motivating force behind the CIA’s decision to acquire a copy of both the Amazon Cloud and IBM’s Watson. Before becoming CTO, Gus served in varied analytic, operational, and technical leadership roles for the CIA.

Gus began his career in 1979 working as an aerospace engineer for Rockwell International and General Research Corporation designing advanced manned space flight systems and satellite orbital transfer vehicles.

Gus holds a BE and ME in Civil/Structural Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

 

Mark Lemmons

Director and Member of Technology Steering Committee

Mark leads Resonant Partners, a strategic IT consulting firm focused on unlocking value through technology.

Previously, Mark served as the Chief Technology Officer for Media, and Senior Vice President of New Technology for the Creative Artists Group at Deluxe, one of the largest media distribution and creative services providers in the world. In this role, he oversaw several key infrastructure migrations to the cloud, and facilitated reorganization of technology across Deluxe Media through executive leadership and strategic vision.

Prior to his role at Deluxe, he served as Chief Technology Officer of T3Media/Thought Equity (now Wazee Digital). Under his leadership, the company created a large-scale technology platform for management, monetization and distribution of digital video at scale, hosting millions of master quality assets from major media companies including BBC Worldwide, NHK, CNN, Discovery, NBC, Paramount, NCAA, Augusta National Golf Club (The Masters), Sony Pictures, the U.S. Defense Department (DIMOC) and the then Bill Gates' owned Corbis Motion.

Earlier in his career, Mark served as Director of the Creative Software Group at Creo, a leading provider of product design software, and VP, Strategic Development at Quark, a global provider of content automation and digital publishing software.

Mark received his B.A. (Science & Technology) from the University of Denver.

 

David Scholtz

Technology Steering Committee

David Scholtz most recently was the CEO of Damballa, a leader in automated breach detection, leading the company through its acquisition by Core Security. At Damballa, David re-built a leadership team and re-designed the company’s go-to-market strategy and personnel, as part of a turnaround that delivered record revenues and was recognized in consecutive years ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500.

David has 25 years of technology industry experience and a track record of leadership at some of the industry’s most successful companies. As SVP, Global Alliances at McAfee, his organization was responsible for the alliances, joint go-to-market offerings, technology integrations, and embedded/OEM sales with McAfee’s strategic partners worldwide. McAfee delivered $1.9 billion in revenue in 2009, and in its largest acquisition to date, Intel acquired McAfee for $7.7 billion in 2010.

Before joining McAfee, David was VP, Worldwide Alliances & Channel Programs at HP Software. He joined HP through the $4.6 billion acquisition of Mercury Interactive, where he was VP, Americas Alliances and Channels. At Mercury, David re-architected and reinvigorated the Americas channel program resulting in 5x growth in the business over four years to greater than $100 million. David started his career at Accenture (then Andersen Consulting), and was also a founder of two technology startups.

David received his Bachelor’s degree (International Relations) from Stanford University.

David Duncan

Technology Steering Committee

David is VP of Worldwide Marketing at Tenable Network Security, where he is responsible for global marketing strategy and execution.

Previously, David served as Chief Marketing Officer of Webroot, a leading cybersecurity company focused on endpoint security and threat intelligence. Prior to his role at Webroot, David was responsible for developing and leading the secure storage go-to-market product strategy for Imation Corporation, having joined the company after the acquisition of EncryptX in 2011, where he was founder, president and managing director for 10 years.  Earlier in his career, David served in various sales and marketing leadership roles at Tactical Marketing Ventures/Channel Tactics, RL Polk, and StorageTek.

David’s career in cybersecurity began with the U.S. Air Force, spending 10 years assigned to the U.S. National Security Agency as an airborne cryptologic linguist performing intelligence collection operations and cryptographic analysis. A well-known speaker on cybersecurity, he is the author of five patent filings related to information security for email and portable storage devices, encryption, authentication and digital rights management.

David received his B.S. from the University of Maryland, his Master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Regis University, and his M.B.A (Marketing and International Business) from the University of Colorado. 

 

Fred Horn

Technology Steering Committee

Fred is the co-founder of Artha Partners, a consultancy and solutions provider focused on using technology to empower patients and providers in healthcare.

Prior to founding Artha Partners, Fred was President and COO of Recondo Technology, a software company focused on using automation in the hospital revenue cycle to improve financial performance and operations flow. Under his leadership, Recondo was named number one in Modern Healthcare’s 40 Hottest Companies in 2013 and number nine on Deloite’s Technology Fast 500 in 2012.

Earlier in his career, Fred served as CEO of Selero, a fully-automated broker dealer performing order routing and execution services for the NYSE. He also served as the President of the largest business unit at New Era of Networks (IPO 1997), as a Partner at Ernst & Young, and as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs.

Fred received his B.A. (Economics) from Northwestern University.

Partners

Global Technology Resources, Inc.

GTRI provides industry-leading consulting and technology services that help clients derive real business value from their technology investments. With deep foundations in both networking and data center technologies, GTRI supports clients across a broad spectrum of industries with IT strategy, planning, private and cloud architectures, implementation and IT operations. Learn more at www.gtri.com.

Prianto USA

Prianto USA, Inc. is focused on security, networking, virtualization, and other datacenter class solutions that are under represented in the North American market. Prianto USA is strategically partnered with Prianto, GmbH, founded in 2009 and now one of the leading distributors focused on enterprise software in Germany. Since 2011 Prianto GmbH has also opened branches in Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux states and Poland. Learn more at www.priantousa.com.

Cold Creek Solutions

Cold Creek Solutions provides exemplary, innovative, and consistent technology-empowered business solutions for our clients. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest levels of customer service and building long-term relationships. We strive to provide the best value for the dollar without sacrificing the quality or integrity of the solution. It’s not just business but our philosophical approach to life! Learn more at www.coldcreeksolutions.com.

Western Cyber Exchange

Western Cyber Exchange is a non-profit, member organization established in 2010 to support increased levels of cybersecurity in industry and government. The mission of the Western Cyber Exchange (WCX) is to increase the security of the cyber domain for communities and industry within the critical infrastructure through the sharing of threat intelligence and data, education and training for workforce development, and supporting the advancement of cyber related technology through research and development activity. WCX is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security DHS, the Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (DIB ISAC), and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), and several other states to establish a national network for cyber threat information and intelligence sharing and cyber capability development. For more information, go to WCyberX.org.

Multipath Data

Multipath Data specializes in helping companies succeed in the digital world by delivering solutions in the Cloud or on premise that will suit your requirements and budget. Multipath Data is a no nonsense company of professionals that is interested in delivering the right solution to our customers. We are centered on delivering Virtual Desktop-as-a-Service, a Disaster Recovery solution in our off-premise Cloud environment to companies looking for fresh ideas, a new approach and a fair price. Multipath Data also offers on premise Virtual Desktop, Backup, Storage infrastructure and compute solutions. Learn more at www.multipathdata.com.

Cybercecurity

Cybercecurity has a straightforward, three-part approach to cyber security: assessment, mitigation, and incident response. We partner with our clients to deploy cyber security solutions in order to protect your assets and capture new business opportunities. Together, we confront today's risks and anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. From strategy to tactical implementation, our comprehensive approach to cyber security protects your assets and drives your success. Learn more at www.cybercecurity.com.

Careers

We’re looking for talented people who are passionate about pioneering ideas and products. We’ve left out layers of hierarchy and bureaucracy to create an informal, collaborative, get-the-job-done atmosphere that accelerates everyone’s contributions.

We offer a range of challenging and rewarding opportunities—whether you’re just starting your career, looking for advancement, or simply seeking a change. If you want to work in a high-performing, entrepreneurial environment where what you do matters everyday, we want to hear from you.

Join us in developing the next generation of data control solutions.

Current OppOrtunities

To apply for an open position, email your cover letter and resume to recruiting@absio.com. All positions offer competitive compensation and benefits. Absio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not accept 3rd party resumes.

There are no open positions at this time. Please check back with us.