Steve EhrlichSteve has served as president of PolicyStat since 2007, having previously spent ~21 years in various executive roles building high-growth software companies in Chicago and Indianapolis. A lifelong Midwesterner, Steve has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (go Salukis? ) and Northern Illinois University respectively. He enjoys running, participating in the lives of his wife and children, and reflecting on life’s events and what they mean. Steve has a passion for the nonprofit sector, having co-founded an organization which benefits at-risk children in Indiana. One of his favorite quotes comes from a Coldplay song, Clocks: “…am I a part of the cure or am I part of the disease?” believing it to be a personal mission to help cure the ills of the world. You can find Steve throwing a Happy Sack at the company’s Monday morning scrum, closing the meeting with his simple but famous line: “Ok let’s make it a good week” (reminding everyone that each new week is the most important week). Steve claims to be the first employee of PolicyStat1.
Mark BoxbergerMark received his undergrad degree from Kansas State University and his graduate from the University of Colorado. Before joining the PolicyStat team in 2009, Mark had worked with both large and small companies such as IBM and Software Artistry. He brings more than 25 years of management experience to PolicyStat, including executive roles with several rapidly expanding software companies. His passion for technology and service extends beyond the workplace into the community. He was named Chairman of TechPoint Foundation for Youth Board of Directors for 2013. A wearer of many hats, Mark is the designated office barista and grillmaster, having grilled a mess of meat (and veggie burgers) during PolicyStat’s famous Flag Day cookout2. In Mark’s time away from the office, he cherishes the time spent with his family, enjoys the challenge of fixing household appliances and loves to cook.
Rob VaughanRob graduated from Western Michigan University with a major in business communications and a minor in general business. He joined the PolicyStat team in 2009 with more than 26 years in the industry. Before joining PolicyStat, Rob was executive vice president of worldwide sales and services for New York-based SelectMinds. Rob also held positions as worldwide business development at Performance Assessment Network (PAN) and vice president of sales and field marketing at Taleo. At work, Rob’s famous grin and unexpected treats (baked by his wife Cindie) make him an office favorite. When Rob is not busy at work, he enjoys running, hitting the Colorado slopes, playing golf and spending time with his family. Rob has lived overseas for three years in Germany, the Netherlands and England and has traveled all around Europe and the Middle East. Word through the grapevine is that Rob is the best golfer in the company3 and boasts the lowest handicap.
Wes WinhamWes is a 2007 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology graduate with a software engineering degree and a passion for all things entrepreneurship. Self-proclaimed “first employee of PolicyStat”1, Wes joined PolicyStat in 2007 after briefly pursuing a business he formed during college and has since become PolicyStat’s VP of Product Development. He is responsible for the development and operations side of the application, with a particular focus on applying Lean Startup and DevOps techniques to delight users and improve the business. When not slinging code or crunching numbers, Wes plays competitive ultimate frisbee, geeks out about economics, builds hobby Arduino projects, snowboards and enjoys basically any activity where score is kept. He’ll also gladly talk your ear off about the Paleo diet, health and nutrition. Wes really, really likes bacon.
1First Employee of PolicyStat: Historians have long debated over who is the “real” first employee of PolicyStat. With only hearsay and no evidence, it will remain an event shrouded in mystery. 2Flag Day Cookout: Recognizing the holiday as the most underrepresented of the year, PolicyStat’s annual Flag Day cookout was borne out of a cry for patriotism and a great need for a really, really good burger. 3Annual Management Golf Outing Stats: Under review by management.