A leadership team that gets IT.
Executive Chair of the Board of Directors
Kevin Lynch joined the Netgain team in 2016, carrying on the values and traditions founded by Scott Warzecha. His energy and leadership style provide a strong and respected presence among both clients and staff. Kevin comes with an extensive business background, most recently as CEO of Volerro Corporation, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based provider of cloud-based content collaboration services. He was recently Chairman of DocuTAP, the leading software provider in the urgent care space.
Previously, Lynch founded Nistevo Corp, a leading SaaS-based logistics and supply chain software company, where he served as president and CEO nine years before it was acquired by Sterling Commerce, an $800 million software division of AT&T. Nistevo was the first in the enterprise software industry to deploy a single–instance, multi–tenant delivery model combined with subscription service payment. At AT&T, Lynch was SVP of sales for Sterling, where he managed a $700 million revenue budget and a staff of 350 professionals. Sterling Commerce was later purchased by IBM for $1.4 billion.
Prior to Nistevo, Lynch was the co–founder and president of Allaire Corporation, the creator of Cold Fusion, the leading web application development platform. Allaire is now a subsidiary of Adobe Systems.
Lynch holds undergraduate degrees in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Minnesota.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Pat Cathey leverages a proven track record of consistently exceeding business targets while building high-value relationships with clients and business partners. He leads the sales and marketing teams at Netgain, working to establish both long- and short-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.
Pat is a veteran business leader with more than three decades of experience in sales/marketing, consulting and client relations. Prior to Netgain, he served in executive positions at ClearDATA, Fujitsu Americas, Rackspace, Avnet, Arrow Electronics and IBM.
Pat is an avid fly fisherman, golfer, hiker and military history buff. He is also an active traveler and enjoys sampling the regional whiskeys and craft brews from wherever he visits.
Chief Technology Officer
Ted Bienapfl joined Netgain in the Spring of 2019 as Chief Technology Officer. He has been leading technical teams in the mobile space for the past 6 years. Before that, he helped rebuild organizations in the massive scale internet news, ecommerce retailing and marketing industries in technology leadership, systems, network, storage and architecture roles. His passion is seeing technical teams succeed and working with them to achieve higher levels of quality, throughput and scale while reducing costs, inefficiencies and other negative impacts to positive growth. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Geography from University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Ted enjoys spending time with his family: wife of 20+ years, his 2 Daughters and one furry kid. He loves the outdoors and spends his time in their woods hunting, fishing and generally being as outdoor Minnesotan as possible!
VP Financial Services Strategy – CISO
Bill Sorenson joined Netgain in 2018 as VP of Strategy for the financial services market and brings over 25 years of IT expertise with 18 years of cloud computing and cybersecurity leadership. Bill’s focus has been on delivering customer-focused solutions to markets where compliance is a key requirement.
Bill is able to match technology solutions to specific customer and industry requirements and speak to all levels of organizations, from the most technical users to the C-suite. His broad customer experience allows him to add value to the ongoing partnership that Netgain has with its clients.
Bill has six children, is a voracious reader and is a fitness enthusiast with life-long experience in the fitness field and kettlebells.
VP of Client Services
Gail Stanger, a Netgainer since 2012, has over 20 years of experience in customer service call centers and leadership development. She joined Netgain in October 2012 as the Director of Support Services, accepting a promotion in 2017 to join the executive leadership team. Gail earned her promotion by improving key processes built upon the needs of clients and for building excellent teams to fulfill these needs. She cares deeply about each client and employee, and knows how to make the Netgain experience enjoyable for both clients and employees. As part of her extensive role, Gail is heading a major initiative to proactively detect and remedy errors within technical plants.
In her spare time, Gail volunteers at a local hospice house.
VP of Financial Services Sales
Kris Tufto joined the Netgain team in 2017 as VP of Financial Services Sales. He has entrepreneurial experience and expertise in early-stage technology companies, with a history of developing results-driven, integrated revenue growth investment plans across sales and marketing platforms.
Kris is responsible for Netgain’s short and long-term revenue expansion in the financial services vertical, including developing strategic direction to achieve revenue goals in addition to identifying and pursuing beneficial opportunities, while also managing the Sales and Account Management teams.
Kris grew up in western North Dakota and graduated from NDSU with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, reading and traveling, having been everywhere in the world except the Middle East and Africa.
VP of Healthcare Sales and Strategic Alliances
Chad Coder joined Netgain in March of 2019 as Vice President of Healthcare Sales and Strategic Alliances, bringing with him the valuable lessons he has learned across his 15-year Healthcare IT Career. His passion for improving Healthcare and leveraging Partner ecosystems to do so, make him a strong addition to the Netgain team. In his role at Netgain, Chad will build upon the existing foundation of the Partner program and help shape the vision for the future. Additionally, Chad will lead the Healthcare Sales team, where he will leverage his industry expertise and experience to help position Netgain as a Market Leader.
Prior to joining Netgain, Chad spent 5 ½ years in a variety of roles from direct sales to partner management at ClearDATA, an exclusively Healthcare focused cloud computing and managed services organization. Before ClearDATA, Chad spent time in the world of Medical Imaging and Perioperative Documentation at Merge Healthcare (IBM) and Surgical Information Systems (SIS) respectively.
Based in a suburb outside of Seattle, Chad is an avid outdoorsman and seasonal thrill-seeker who enjoys all things mountain related; Snowboarding, Skiing, and Mountain Biking to name a few. Chad played baseball on scholarship for Clemson University and Indiana University and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1999 MLB Draft.