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Management

Who Leads the Team


Greg Chudiak - President & CEO

Year Joined: 2000
Greg Chudiak

Greg brings to Pandell's senior management team a strong background in the software industry along with solid management experience. As President and CEO of Pandell, Greg is responsible for providing leadership and managing the company's overall business, its acquisition strategy, and ongoing market expansion plans.

Mr. Chudiak is a Professional Engineer who holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan.

Prior to Pandell, Greg headed Microsoft's consulting division across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He was responsible for managing the group to achieve consistent business success as a top ranked performer.


Corey O'Keefe - Chief Financial Officer

Year Joined: 2012
Corey O'Keefe

Corey provides a great combination of hands-on accounting experience coupled with the ability to perform detailed financial analysis and risk assessments. As Chief Financial Officer, Corey is responsible for managing the company’s financial accounting & reporting systems and processes, ensuring tax filing compliance, handling banking and auditing relationships, and maintaining the overall integrity of the organization’s financial information.

Mr. O’Keefe is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) with a Masters Degree in Finance from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelors Degree in Strategic Human Resource Management.

Prior to Pandell, Corey managed the accounting function for a Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service provider serving the Canadian and American dental industries. In this position, he played a pivotal role in establishing the organization's accounting practices and control procedures for both its Canadian and US operations.


David Beresford - Vice President, Research & Development

Year Joined: 1997
David Beresford

David utilizes his extensive development experience to focus on evaluating and applying new technology trends. As Pandell's Vice President of Research and Development, David is responsible for guiding the technology strategy for the company's software products.

As one of the founding partners of Pandell, David has utilized his entrepreneurial drive and conceptual thinking to develop key advancements in web programming techniques and extensible database architectures. These innovations have been incorporated into the unique proprietary architecture of the Pandell Lithium software toolset.


Cleave Whitaker - Vice President, Land & Enterprise Solutions

Year Joined: 2005
Cleave Whitaker

Cleave has a strong technical background with experience in developing high-end enterprise level applications from the ground up. This hands-on understanding allows him to bridge the gap between the technical and non-technical worlds which helps him to see all angles when taking on a new technical project.

Mr. Whitaker holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.


Kim Sassano - Vice President, Human Resources & Customer Support

Year Joined: 2004
Kim Sassano

Kim draws upon years of front line experience in customer service and working with diverse groups of people in building and promoting a positive corporate culture across an organization. As Vice-President of Human Resources and Customer Support, Kim is responsible for managing Pandell’s human resources department, customer support operations, and general office administration.

Prior to Pandell, Kim managed the customer service division at Voodoo PC where she helped establish a service-oriented culture that was focused on responding to customer requests in a timely and professional manner.


Laura Holt - Manager, US Software Operations

Year Joined: 2018
Laura Holt

Laura draws upon years of front line experience in working with land management software as a subject matter expert. As Manager, US Software Operations, Laura is responsible for overseeing the US land and GIS software product line, working closely with customers in the oil and gas, pipeline, utility, mining, and renewable energy sectors, and directing the software development and project delivery team activities.

Mrs. Holt holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Houston and also previously attended Rice University.

Prior to Pandell, Laura held increasing roles of responsibility with LandWorks focused on product design, training, and documentation.


Matt Kopycinski - Manager, GIS & Land Services

Year Joined: 2018
Matt Kopycinski

Matt is a subject matter expert in the field of land data mapping in the energy sector. As Manager of GIS & Land Record Services, Matt is responsible for overseeing all land data entry and mapping projects for clients including upfront analysis and establishing data standards, quality assurance, and delivery schedules. This also includes managing the services team that converts the paper based documents into electronic land data records and GIS-ready digital maps using Pandell’s land management software and Esri GIS software.

Mr. Kopycinski holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Houston-Victoria.

Prior to Pandell, Matt worked in various roles with LandWorks including business analysis, customer support, and project management.


Kim Messenger - Sales Manager

Year Joined: 2011
Kim Messenger

Kim combines her extensive sales experience in selling complex software solutions with the ability to effectively manage people. As Sales Manager, Kim is responsible for directing the North American sales team in selling Pandell’s software products and services to the energy sector as well as manage existing customer accounts.

Kim joined Pandell with 15 years of IT business development experience, a natural ability to foster strong business relationships, and a demonstrated talent for communicating best practices. An accomplished trainer and team builder, she has created and mentored sales teams for technology companies in Houston, Dallas, Vancouver, Kelowna, and Calgary.


Karen Beagle - Marketing Manager

Year Joined: 2006
Karen Beagle

Karen brings a combination of exceptional creativity and technology marketing experience to the management team at Pandell. As Marketing Manager, Karen is responsible for developing strategic, tactical, and innovative marketing programs that build brand awareness, develop marketing content, and manage campaigns and events that create interest in and demand for Pandell's products and services.

After completing her degree at the University of Calgary, Karen contributed to successful B2B marketing programs in both the high-tech and oil & gas industries. She has excelled in developing innovative programs that increase brand recognition in targeted vertical markets.


Steve Marsh - Creative Director

Year Joined: 2001
Steve Marsh

Since joining Pandell, Steve has focused on applying cutting edge creative design principles and techniques across web, print, and software. As Pandell's Creative Director, Steve is responsible for the creative direction of the Pandell brand and ensuring that Pandell’s software is delivered through modern user interface designs.

With 15+ years of hands on experience, Steve has excelled in helping bring the design and development teams together to create awesome user experiences for Pandell's software solutions. Steve can be seen working on wide range of Pandell branding projects, marketing initiatives, and software products in an effort to keep Pandell’s brand fresh and often ahead of the curve.


Kirstin Davis - Manager, US Human Resources

Year Joined: 2018
Kirstin Davis

Kirstin is a skilled human resources professional focused on building and promoting a positive corporate culture across an organization. As Manager, US Human Resources, Kirstin is responsible for administering staffing changes, employee pay/benefit programs, and corporate policies.

Ms. Davis holds a Bachelor Degree from Texas State University, majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology.

Prior to Pandell, Kirstin held the role of HR Manager with HealthLabs, a Houston tech start-up.