iCentera's Management Team
Co-Founder and President & CEO
Craig Nelson is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. For the last 15 years he has dedicated his efforts to enabling companies to more effectively market and sell. Nelson has held a variety of leadership roles and has been instrumental in the growth of several startup companies. As the Senior Director of Worldwide Sales Operations for NetIQ Corporation the company grew license revenues from $8MM pre-IPO to over $320MM to become an industry-leading, publicly traded software company. Prior to his work with NetIQ Corporation, as a Senior Director, Nelson played a major role in the launch of LBMS, which went public on the NASDAQ and was subsequently sold to Platinum Technology. Nelson holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Interdisciplinary Computer Science from Minnesota State University.
Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development
Craig Dembeck brings more than 15 years of experience in the software sales industry and more than 10 years of direct experience in building, managing, and leading North American Sales forces. Dembeck has been a key player in the launch of several successful startup companies including Meta Systems, LBMS and Mission Critical Software. Dembeck holds a B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Michael Wilkes has more than 15 years of high-tech experience building online, database-driven Web applications and has been involved in creating sales and marketing effectiveness solutions since 1999. Over the years he has been tasked with building enterprise solutions that complete the entire transaction cycle from front to backend. Wilkes has held a variety of technical positions at industry leading companies including Mission Critical Software, NetIQ, NEON Systems, Compaq Computer Corporation, and BMC Software.
Co-Founder and Vice President, Engineering
Mark Tasseel has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry in areas ranging from Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) and database technologies to process and project management. Prior to iCentera, Tasseel held various technical positions in software companies including LBMS, Mission Critical Software, and NetIQ Corporation. Tasseel brings his experience in developing complex enterprise-level Web-based solutions together with an in-depth knowledge of SaaS sales enablement. Tasseel studied Software Engineering in London, England.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Webster serves as our Chief Financial Officer on a contract basis. Since March 2004, he has been a consultant with Frank Consulting, PLLP providing outsourced controller services to privately held companies. Prior to joining Frank Consulting, Kevin worked at Agiliti, Inc., an IT outsourcing and consulting service provider, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer. At Agiliti, he was actively engaged in a successful private placement financing of $2 million and was responsible for developing and managing accounting operations and applications during the company's start-up and growth phase. He has an additional 5 years of experience as a controller in the technology industry with companies having revenues up to $90 million. Kevin received his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.