We proudly present our DATA180 team. Comprised of experienced academics and passionate technologists, we’ve curated a perfect blend of skilled innovators and friendly collaborators committed to delivering technological experiences that make people happy.
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER
Jon’s role at DATA180 is to introduce new academic institutions to our solutions and manage the commercial process for clients. He has over 25 years in executive roles, leading and building SaaS companies across a variety of industries, in addition to higher education. Jon holds a master’s of business administration from Northeastern University and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
DR. L. K. WILLIAMS
PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
With a focus on the core business, sales and marketing functions of the company, L.K. shapes the overall vision and direction of DATA180 and its product solutions. He has over 30 years of experience in higher education as a professor and administrator and holds a doctor of business administration in accounting from the University of Kentucky. In addition, L.K. is a certified public accountant, having worked for the international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers).
MELBA ANN FEY
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SUPPORT
Melba leads DATA180 client support and serves as project manager for software implementations and training. With more than 20 years of experience as an administrator in higher education, she also plays a key role in software development. Melba holds a master’s of science degree in information systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a bachelor of science in business and management from the Johns Hopkins University. She is also ITIL Foundation certified in IT service management.
CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Sue focuses on supporting clients and on developing software documentation. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, within information technology services, overseeing software training. Sue holds an associate of applied science degree in computer programming from Stark State Technical College and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in technical education from The University of Akron.
CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Chris focuses on supporting clients and on working with our project teams to implement and launch our software applications. Chris received his bachelor of science degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Kansas and has over 12 years of experience as a project manager in the web and software industries.
DR. SCOTT WYMER
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER
Leading the charge on DATA180 technology for 13 years, Scott’s primary focus is the innovation and development of our software solutions. He builds on over 30 years of project management and systems development experience, working both professionally with many international companies and as a professor of computer information systems. He holds a PhD in engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Jon is the lead developer for FOLIO180 and has led such major developments as the assessment system, edTPA integration, and training manager. He also provides client support, sharing his intimate knowledge of the software. Jon graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor in business administration degree with an emphasis on computer information systems.
SENIOR QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER
Larry’s role is overseeing the testing and quality assurance environment at DATA180. As a result, he works closely with the development staff and clients to assure that system features and reported issues are managed efficiently and effectively. Larry attended Morehead State University and received his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems.
Casey is a developer at DATA180, and she focuses on our FACULTY180 platform. She has worked with many languages and systems from Fortran77 on MODCOMP, to virtual clusters. Casey holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Morehead State University.
QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER
Golnar’s role at DATA180 is to perform software testing using automated and manual strategies and to perform client support functions related to implementations and ongoing support. She received her bachelor’s degree in computer science at Azad University and her master’s degree in computer science at the University of Kentucky.
William is a developer at DATA180, primarily focusing on FACULTY180. He has always had a love and passion for all things computer, teaching himself BASIC in the 6th grade and running his first webserver in the 7th. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics at Morehead State University.
QUALITY ASSURANCE INTERN
Vincent is an intern at DATA180, working with our testing and quality assurance team. His passion for gaming propelled him into his love for computers, which has provided him exposure to C++, HTML, Java and Python. Currently, he is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in computer science at Morehead State University.
BOARD MEMBER & ADVISOR
Dave provides strategic leadership and vision for DATA180. He has over 25 years experience as an executive with businesses that serve academic markets. During that time, he spent over 20 years in senior-level positions with Thomson Reuters, leading the Fortune 100 company’s expansion in publishing and software ventures. In addition, he has served as a co-founder, board member, and advisor of ORCID, and he is currently a director of Researchfish Limited—a web-based software company. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree and three master’s degrees (in public policy, economics, and finance) from the University of Michigan.