Team

Quavo is led by a seasoned management team that has decades of combined experience designing, building, and supporting applications built in Pega:

 

Richard Jefferson | Chief Executive Officer

Rich Jefferson is Chief Executive Officer of Quavo. He brings a wealth of experience in building successful organizations around next-gen applications—either as startup companies or within divisions of larger organizations. At Pega, he was responsible for the financial services industry vertical, growing it 300%. Before Pega, he created a new product line around AML for FTG, which was then sold to Pega.  He cofounded a mobile banking and payment platform company.   Rich was heavily involved in core banking transformation. He cofounded BKW and led the development of a core banking platform that was implemented at over 40 banks in the USA. He also led the internationalization of Profile, a core banking engine invented by SCA (sold to FIS), opening up Asia and running Europe.  Rich holds a BS degree from the University of Vermont. Linkedin

 

Joseph McLean | Chief Revenue Officer

Joseph is Quavo’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), where his goal is to provide world class software solutions that meet the exact need of every customer. He is responsible for planning, implementing and managing sales, partnership and business development strategies. Joseph has over 15 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries in a variety of capacities—including executive responsibilities. His expertise covers software engineering, software testing, resource modeling, finance management, project management, vendor management, business process management and large-scale agile transformation. He has a BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from Wilmington University. Linkedin

 

Daniel Penne | Chief Financial Officer 

Daniel is Quavo’s Chief Financial and Business Officer, and he has extensive experience in the technology industry as an engineer, project manager, Scrum Master and product owner. He has run multiple teams to produce efficient solutions across various financial lines of businesses, all while in a highly regulated field. Dan can maintain and manage an agile development environment while engaged in enterprise projects being run as waterfall. He is a certified scrum product owner, and is responsible for all business operational management activities. His main objective is to ensure that Quavo is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible while meeting all client needs. Dan manages all aspects of Quavo’s operations to meet established objectives for growth and profitability. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Systems Engineering from Lehigh University. Linkedin

 

Kevin Mayes | Chief Product Officer 

Kevin is Chief Product Officer, where he is responsible for managing all existing client expectations, determining short and long term resource requirements, and directing team members in meeting client and company objectives. He engages Quavo clients to determine their needs and oversees the entire customer relationship from beginning to end. Kevin ensures that all technical and business requirements are met and that Quavo provides efficient customer support. A proven leader in the financial services and technology industries with over 10 years of experience developing and motivating highly successful teams, Kevin has an eye for streamlining and simplifying complex processes and has filed for multiple process design patents. Kevin has a background in software engineering and is a Certified Scrum Master, a Certified Pega Business Architect and a Pega PRPC Certified System Architect. Linkedin

 

David Chmielewski | Chief Technology Officer 

David is Quavo’s Chief Technology Officer, where he designs and develops innovative approaches to complex business problems using technology, and leads Quavo teams in the implementation of those solutions. David possesses a unique ability to understand business needs while retaining deep expertise with technology and its capabilities. His experience ranges from working with executives and enterprise-level Centers of Excellence to developing/testing/deploying code, including bringing dying systems back to life and delivering with excellence from a blank slate. His work is included in multiple patent filings and he has won multiple awards from Pega for contributions in innovation. David holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Central Michigan University. Linkedin

 

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