Who Leads the Team

Greg Chudiak – Managing Director

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 Managing Director of Pandell, Greg is responsible for providing leadership and managing the operations for the Pandell business unit within the ESG organization.

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, Operations

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 – Vice President, Global Land Solutions

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 Vice President of Global Land Solutions, 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 attended Rice University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Houston.

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

Kathy Dodds - Director, Financial Products

Year Joined: 2009
Matt Kopycinski

Kathy has an extended career in the software industry. She is an accomplished technology leader with a track record of building and growing high performance product teams. Since joining Pandell in 2009, she has provided hands-on leadership for the financial and production accounting software teams. In her current role as Director of Financial Products, Kathy drives the direction, planning, and development of Pandell’s integrated financial suite of products, with a commitment to helping energy companies optimize efficiency in their back-office financial operations.

Mrs. Dodds holds a B.Comm in Management Information Systems from the University of Calgary coupled with further educational training in management accounting, business analysis, and project management.

Prior to Pandell, Kathy started her career in the software industry in 1986 with Hyprotech Ltd, a global leader in process simulation and services. After the company’s acquisition by Aspen Technology, Kathy went on to consult in risk and internal controls management for several years before joining Pandell.

John Pongo – Director, Field Products, XTools, Partners

Year Joined: 2011
Matt Kopycinski

John relies on his combined management, technical and industry experience to creatively take on every new challenge. As Director of Field Products, XTools and Partners, John is responsible for overseeing Pandell’s emerging field product suite and executive tools, in combination with developing and managing Pandell’s key partner relationships and its partner ecosystem.

Mr. Pongo is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary.

Prior to Pandell, John worked in product development with another oil & gas software provider.

Karen Beagle – Director, Marketing

Year Joined: 2006
Karen Beagle

Karen brings a combination of exceptional creativity and technology marketing experience to the management team at Pandell. As Director of Marketing, 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 – Director, Design

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 Director of Design, 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.