Who makes it happen?

Who are the heroes behind our powerful financial technology? Who are the programmers, the testers, the stay-late-and-work-all-weekend engineers? Who are the marketing monkeys, the tap-dancers in the conference booth, the leaders, the visionaries, relentlessly pushing for a better product for our customers?

That's us. It's a pleasure to meet you.

Barath Vasudevan
Director of QA & Support

Chris Yeakel
Account Executive

Denis Ambrus
Sales Development Representative

Devin Morton
Director of Product Implementation

Elias Andersson
Senior Software Engineer

Jesse Thompson
Software Engineer

Joel Check
Engineering Lead

JoJo Satterfield
Executive Coordinator

Michael Patten
Product Manager

Quinn Dunkley
Digital Marketing Specialist

Sara Reed
Customer Success Manager

Steve Kelley
Director of Engineering

Thi Nguyen
Web Program Manager & UX Specialist


Leadership Team

James Walter  |  Founder & Chief Executive Officer 

James Walter is the founder and CEO of Finagraph. He holds multiple patents in the fields of media and technology. 

Prior to founding Finagraph, James served as a top-ranked program manager at Microsoft Corporation leading teams delivering products including Xbox 360 and Windows 7.

His decades of leadership experience include executive leadership at MidStream Technologies, a startup company funded by over $48 million.

James earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alaska. He works with numerous Seattle-based startup incubators mentoring other CEOs. 

Dave Fester  |  Chief Marketing Officer

Dave Fester is responsible for setting the strategy and objectives for all Finagraph’s marketing efforts in order to promote the company and partnerships, drive revenue/business, and meet financial growth goals.

Dave was most recently the President of Summit24 which provided executive marketing strategy consulting to a broad range of companies including Microsoft, IBM, Kirio and others.    Prior to that, Dave was a 20-year veteran of Microsoft where he was a General Manager and Partner where he led product marketing teams including worldwide OEM Marketing (personal computer makers), worldwide Windows Consumer marketing, Digital Media marketing, and more.

Cheryl Abrahamson | VP, Corporate Operations & Legal

Cheryl Abrahamson brings over 15 years of legal and operational experience to the Finagraph team.  As a veteran consultant to banks and middle market business owners, Cheryl has worked with executives on strategic planning, corporate structure, business delivery strategies, mergers and acquisitions.  She is passionate about helping organizations structure growth, build transferable value and manage more efficiently through financial metrics.

Cheryl was the Managing Director of the Relationship Banking Academy, which was acquired by Finagraph in 2014.  In addition to providing managing the company’s operations, she also led RBA’s curriculum development team, working closely with banks on customization and content development. Her approach to relationship banking emphasizes the importance of providing a complete experience to the client.

Prior to joining the Relationship Banking Academy, she worked for a large national commercial real estate investment company, where she concentrated her efforts on contract development and negotiation.  Cheryl received her J.D. with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law and her B.A. in political science from the University of Montana.

Justin Pulgrano  |  VP, Sales & Partner Success

Justin Pulgrano brings financial, accounting, and technology expertise to the Finagraph team, where he is responsible for sales and the success of Finagraph's customers.

Prior to joining Finagraph, Justin spent 8 years at Ernst & Young LLP leading M&A advisory and assurance teams to serve clients across various industries, including a specialization in financial services and technology. He also has experience translating ideas into technology products, as the former co-founder of a technology startup.

Justin is a CPA in the state of New York and earned his Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.

Board of Directors

James Walter

James is the founder and CEO of Finagraph. He holds multiple patents in the fields of media and technology. His decades of leadership experience include executive leadership at MidStream Technologies, a startup company funded by over $48 million. James earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alaska. He works with numerous Seattle-based startup incubators mentoring other CEOs. 

Corey Ross

Corey is a veteran banking and financial services executive with a long history of success managing sales and servicing departments for small and large financial services organizations including Bank of America, Access Business Finance, and Banner Bank. Corey co-founded Fusion Business Finance and Finagraph. He holds degrees in Finance and Economics from Eastern Washington University. 

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Scott Evans

Scott is on a mission to make computing profoundly personal, powered by a deeper contextual understanding of the human and the environment. He leads efforts for enabling an ecosystem of devices and software developers differentiating through capabilities that more closely emulate human interaction, including bringing together the physical and digital worlds with the power of holograms. Previously, Scott’s team delivered the Kinect platform for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Kinect for Windows, reaching millions of consumers and hundreds of thousands of developers.

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Stephen Tulenko

Steve serves as Executive Director - Enterprise Risk Solutions for Moody's Analytics. Prior to this, he was Executive Director - Sales, Customer Service and Marketing. Steve joined Moody's in 1990. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Business Administration from University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Finance, Marketing and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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Gregg Blodgett

Gregg brings more than 30 years of finance and operating experience to Finagraph. Most recently he served as CFO for Twisted Pair Solutions, a venture-backed startup. He is an Advisory Board member for React Mobile, an angel-backed startup, and is on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Center for Infectious Disease Research. Gregg graduated from University of Washington in Accounting and spent nine years with Deloitte and Touche and several other firms in the financial services industry.

Advisory Board

Brad Kime

Brad is currently SVP of Channel and Alliances for Upserve. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in growing and scaling companies with being most noted in the FinTech sector for President and Chairman of OnDeck from 2009 through 2013 prior to their IPO. Brad also served as Chief Revenue Officer for LendKey from 2013 through 2015 and is an Advisor on several FinTech start-ups.  He holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Tom Gonser

Tom Gonser is an Investment Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures in Bend Oregon where he invests in early stage technology companies. Tom is also the Founder of DocuSign, where he developed the first cloud-based electronic signature service, which has grown to a global digital transaction platform used in 188 countries in 41 languages by some of the largest companies in the world.  Prior to DocuSign, Tom founded several other companies including NetUpdate and GPSFlight. Tom believes the best way to predict the future is to invent it.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys amateur rocketry, windsurfing and winemaking.