Meet Our Leadership Team

Executive

Alexander C. Kemper

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Sandy is the founder of C2FO and serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of The Collectors Fund, a private equity fund focused on alternative asset classes. Prior to founding The Collectors Fund and C2FO, Sandy founded Perfect Commerce (fka eScout.com) and served as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2000-06. Prior to founding Perfect Commerce, he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of UMB Bank and CEO of UMB Financial, a NASDAQ traded financial services company with more than $20 billion in assets. Sandy began his career with UMB after graduating from Northwestern University in 1987. He majored in American History. Sandy is an active angel and venture investor and serves on the corporate boards of UMB Financial (NASDAQ: UMBF), UMB Bank, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV), and AXA Art USA (NYSE: AXA). He previously served on the board of Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe) and BATS Exchange, two of the largest stock exchanges in the world. Sandy and his family are active in academic, civic and philanthropic endeavors. He serves on the board of the Agriculture Future of America (AFA), a non-profit scholarship and leadership development organization that he cofounded. Sandy and his family live on a farm in Kansas City, Mo., where they raise and care for their horses, sheep and any and all wild animals (not including their four children).

Sanjay Gupta

President and Chief Operating Officer

Sanjay leads business operations for C2FO, focusing on global marketing, growing supplier engagement and programmatic onboarding of all corporate buyers. He brings more than 20 years of P&L, marketing and account management leadership experience to the C2FO team. He has led B2B and SMB efforts for Sprint, Network Solutions and Groupon. He has a B.S. in Economics, an MBA in Marketing/Finance and an M.S. in Communications. Sanjay resides in Overland Park, Kan., with his wife, two kids and a puppy.

Kerri Thurston

Chief Financial Officer

Kerri leads the accounting, finance and human resource functions, which includes management of compliance and financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, and investor relations. She is also a member of the C2FO executive committee. As C2FO continues to expand worldwide, Kerri focuses on strategic growth initiatives and cost-saving strategies. Kerri’s 20 years of financial expertise have spanned a broad spectrum of functional areas. Prior to C2FO, she served as the global controller for Garmin, an S&P 500 technology company, with a strategic focus on global growth initiatives and cost efficiencies. Previous roles have included treasury, risk management, SEC reporting, and decision support. Outside of the office, Kerri keeps the ship afloat for her husband and three busy children while still making time for work with local non-profits, including WIN for KC and MOCSA.

Jerod Laughlin

Chief Marketing Officer

Jerod leads global marketing for C2FO and is responsible for driving revenue growth and increased engagement across our customer base. He brings 20+ years of experience to the team in global brand development, digital marketing, and omni channel media execution within the financial services space. Previously, Jerod served as VP, U.S. Head of Marketing for Funding Circle where he combined the science of client-centric marketing with the art of brand and digital communications to drive record growth for its U.S. business. He has also held key leadership positions at H&R Block, PNC Financial Services, Bank of America, and USAA. Jerod studied Communications at Sam Houston State University and has relocated himself, his wife, and young son back to Kansas. Outside of the office, he enjoys barbecuing and exploring the world either underwater or on a motorcycle.

Kevin Daniels

Chief Product Officer

Kevin is responsible for setting and driving the C2FO platform product vision. Kevin brings 18+ years of high-tech experience to the team, and a strong track record of leadership roles in successful companies, including Mass Relevance, Bazaarvoice, and SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, where he won two Emmy awards. He has a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Duke University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Transplants from Austin, Tex., Kevin, his wife, and children enjoy experiencing all that Kansas City has to offer.

John Christopher

Chief Technology Officer

As the first C2FO employee, John has helped build the C2FO system from the ground up and continues to ensure C2FO engineering teams are delivering the C2FO vision in a timely and scalable manner. John has 15+ years of technical experience, ranging from military weather applications to online auction platforms. John was a weather forecaster in the U.S. Navy and still enjoys talking weather. John holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science. John, his wife and four kids reside in the metro Kansas City area.

Pete Thomas

Chief Innovation Officer

Pete is the co-founder at C2FO and from his technical focus, continues to guide the evolution of the company’s software platform by applying his more than 10 years of experience building and maintaining large-scale transactional web applications. Prior to joining C2FO, Pete worked as a senior engineer for Impart Media, deploying digital advertising products. He previously was a consultant for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and a developer in Amazon.com’s Enterprise Websites division. Pete, his wife and son reside in Seattle, Wa., where they try to keep a steady practice of Bikram Yoga.

Dru Shiner

Chief Sales Officer

Dru has more than 20 years of experience working with Fortune 1000 customers to maximize the value of their strategic technology investments. Including Siebel, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com. As Chief Sales Officer, Dru oversees the global business development team and strategic partnerships for C2FO. His unrelenting drive for delivering on customer goals and objectives is grounded in his background as a CPA, which keeps him laser-focused on delivering quantifiable value. He specializes in building teams known for their thought leadership, collaboration and long-term commitment to the success of their customers. Dru is on the Board of Directors for Mission Adelante, a local organization that supports immigrants coming to the United States. A lifelong Kansas City resident, he spends most of his free time with his family and enjoys the outdoors, hunting whenever possible.

Alex Donnelly

SVP Global Operations

As SVP global operations Alex focuses on implementation, ERP services, and market operations covering the client technical experience end-to-end. She is also responsible for operational delivery from headquarters to each global region. She started with C2FO in 2012 implementing some of the earliest adopters and crafting the go-to-market operational strategy for every geographical region as it opened. Prior to joining C2FO, she worked in marketing for a technical training company. Alex holds a BA in Journalism and Anthropology from the University of Iowa, Magna Cum Laude. She is an advocate for women in all stages and walks of life and enjoys being involved with local non-profits such as WIN for KC. She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, two daughters and rescue dog.

Paul Lundy

SVP AMER

As Sr. Vice President, Paul is responsible for North American business development and sales strategy. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in rapid growth technology companies, he is passionate about ensuring customers achieve or exceed the value expected from their strategic technology investment. His success in building and leading high world-class teams stems from his varied and diverse background in systems, technology, services, and the U.S. Marine Corps. Prior to C2FO, Paul led teams at Lexmark Enterprise Software (formerly Perceptive Software) and Xerox. Paul holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, Summa Cum Laude. He is a transplanted New Yorker that lives in Leawood, KS with his wife and enjoys golfing and riding his Harley.

Colin Sharp

SVP EMEA

Colin serves as SVP EMEA for C2FO and is a member of the executive committee. He is responsible for the continued expansion and growth of the company in the region, focusing on the success of C2FO customers. Colin has a strong track record with more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry and leadership positions in some of the world’s most respected organizations. Prior to C2FO, Colin spent six years at SAP in EMEA sales leadership roles and is responsible for some of SAP’s high-growth solutions. He also served as a member of the SAP UKI Executive Board. Colin holds a B.Eng in Engineering and a M.S. in Computing. Colin, his wife and two children reside just outside of London.

Pradeep Gode

SVP India

As a founding member of C2FO in India, Pradeep oversees business development, strategic partnerships and customer success in the region. He brings to the team 20 years of experience in technology, financial services and investing across the United States, Europe and India. Prior to C2FO, Pradeep oversaw investment activities in India for a global private equity firm, Black River. He has held several roles in financial services at Deutsche Bank and ran his own advisory business. Early in his career, Pradeep held technical roles within enterprise software during his time at Infosys and Epiphany. Pradeep holds a MBA from Kellogg School of Management, a Masters in Engineering Management from Northwestern University and earned his Bachelors degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Pradeep, his wife and son reside in Mumbai where he enjoys practicing iyengar yoga.
Board of DirectorsAdvisors