Geonexus
GeoNexus
Company

Our People

At Geonexus, teamwork is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that fostering a collaborative and supportive environment encourages creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

When you work with us, you work with an entire team committed to providing the best integration software that the industry has to offer.

Work with Us

Geonexus is a fast-paced, diverse, and fun place to work. We welcome the best and brightest within the GIS and enterprise system industries to join our highly collaborative team.

Join our team

Skip Heise

Founder & CEO
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Jim Seide

Chief Financial Officer
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Jeremy Wolfe

VP of Product Development
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Caroline Keros

Director of Sales and Marketing
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Umesh Menon

Director of Customer Success
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Amelia Baird

Software Implementation Specialist

Brooke Billmaier

Developer, QA Lead and Technical Writer
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Brad Carone

Software Implementation Specialist
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Lalatendu Das

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager
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Ryan Gall

Business Development Executive
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Xiaoqing Ge

Software Developer
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Jennifer Heise

Corporate Office Manager
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Mat Krogulecki

Implementation Consultant

Akshata Nayak

Software Developer
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Wenhua Peng

Software Developer
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James Render

Lead Sales Engineer

Vladimir Riggs

Business Development Representative

Abheek Srivastava

Software Developer
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Lindsay Sutherland-Gvakharia

Customer Success & Marketing Manager
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Kai Williams

Test Automation Developer

Skip Heise

Founder & CEO

Skip founded Geonexus in 2009 after over 25 years of experience in the GIS, Utilities, and Asset Management Industries. Before starting Geonexus, Skip served in leadership roles with Esri and a large system integration firm. He is an expert in planning, designing, and implementing enterprise GIS and specializes in integrating Esri ArcGIS with Enterprise Asset Management systems including IBM Maximo, Oracle WAM, and ABB Enterprise Software; customer information systems; and mobile technology. When Skip isn’t at work, he can usually be found spending time with his family or volunteering for his children’s field hockey, lacrosse, and swim teams.

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Jim Seide

Chief Financial Officer

Jim has over 30 years of financial experience and has spent the last fifteen years as Chief Financial Officer of multiple companies across a variety of industries and sectors. Jim has worked for firms such as Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Johnson Controls, Tecumseh Products, and served as CFO to a variety of entrepreneurial ventures in the technology, financial services, healthcare, retail, and software business sectors. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Michigan with a specialty in accounting and information systems. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the Law School of Wayne State University.

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Jeremy Wolfe

VP of Product Development

Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in application development and software engineering projects. He is involved in all phases of the software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to end-user training. In addition to software development, he is also responsible for overseeing development strategies for the Geonexus Integration Platform. Before joining Geonexus, Jeremy worked at EMA where he developed an application to link, load, and synchronize data between IBM Maximo and Esri ArcGIS. When he isn’t developing software or fixing bugs, Jeremy enjoys spending time coaching his 3 daughters’ various sports teams.

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Caroline Keros

Director of Sales and Marketing

Caroline is responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing organization at Geonexus, which includes direct sales, account management, marketing, communications, and technology, authorized re-seller, and system integrator partnerships. With over 20 years of experience, Caroline is an accomplished sales and marketing leader with expertise in global brand and business strategy, brand management and product development, omni-channel marketing, communications and B2B and B2C sales. A proud University of Michigan Wolverine, Caroline has earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Stephen. M. Ross School of Business, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from the university.

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Umesh Menon

Director of Customer Success

Umesh is responsible for providing oversight for the customer success organization at Geonexus, which includes software implementations, technical support, and consulting services. Umesh has over 15 years of experience in business analysis, project/program management, and client management with various IT services and consulting organizations. He has successfully led and delivered highly visible initiatives using cross-functional teams and is passionate about planning, creating efficiencies, and solving complex problems. Umesh has a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Michigan. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, exercising, and cheering for the Wolverines.

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Amelia Baird

Software Implementation Specialist

Amelia is responsible for managing technical support, plays a key role in executing implementation projects, and assists with software QA and testing. Her favorite thing about working for Geonexus is working directly with customers to solve problems. Although she has a background in GIS, the data integration field provides a unique opportunity for growth and challenge for her. Amelia holds a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science from Central Michigan University. Outside of work, Amelia enjoys outdoor adventuring and traveling, teaching her cat to do tricks, and utilizing creative outlets including multimedia art, upcycling used goods, cooking, and gardening.

Brooke Billmaier

Developer, QA Lead and Technical Writer

Brooke is responsible for coordinating and completing all software release and testing processes, maintaining documentation, and working on the development of the Geonexus Integration Platform. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s in Marketing and Logistics Management as well as a certificate in Web Development. In her free time, Brooke enjoys traveling, playing guitar, and spending time outside with her pup, Nugget.

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Brad Carone

Software Implementation Specialist

Brad specializes in the implementation of GIS and EAM integrated solutions, with experience in the Gas and Electric, Environmental, and Utility industries. He is responsible for the timely execution of project deliverables and ensuring “go-live” success for our customers. Before Geonexus, Brad worked for Davey Resource Group and CMS Energy where he had a variety of roles including Utilities System Technician and GIS Analyst. Brad earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in GIS, with concentrations in Environmental and Land Use Planning and Geospatial Analysis of the Environment. When he isn’t working, Brad spends time playing guitar and learning new songs to impress his friends and peers. Along with playing guitar, Brad likes to spend his free time outdoors and enjoying nature.

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Lalatendu Das

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager

Lalatendu Das has 17 years of experience in Information Technology. He is passionate about innovation, thought leadership, software quality, and business development. At Geonexus, Lalatendu is responsible for overseeing the Software Quality Assurance and Testing of the Geonexus Integration Platform. He is SAFe 5.0 POPM, Scrum Master certified, and has a strong background in agile software development. He holds a Master’s in Computer Application from India and an Executive Certificate in Management program from the University of Virginia. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his son and wife. He loves traveling, food, and adventure sports.

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Ryan Gall

Business Development Executive

Ryan has five years of experience working in the geospatial industry. With high-energy and an eagerness to learn, Ryan is responsible for growing business by selling the Geonexus Integration Platform and professional implementation services. He is a graduate of The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, Hotty Toddy! These days, when he isn’t selling software, Ryan is an avid Detroit sports fan and enjoys spending time with his furry companion Khan.

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Xiaoqing Ge

Software Developer

Xiaoqing has over 10 years of experience developing rich internet and mobile-based applications using Java, Javascript, HTML-5, and CSS. She is proficient in Esri ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Desktop, and SDE. She has a proven track record developing applications using the Esri ArcGIS Server Web API’s. At Geonexus, she is the lead developer for GeoWorx® Office and GeoWorx Sketch products. She also works on the Geonexus Integration Platform. Xiaoqing has also developed numerous widgets to extend Maximo Spatial for Geonexus customers. Xiaoqing holds a Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University. Outside of Geonexus, Xiaoqing enjoys her creative side. She studied oil painting for 10 years and likes learning animations and visualizations. She can spend an entire week working on a single character design.

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Jennifer Heise

Corporate Office Manager

Jennifer is responsible for overseeing the company’s back-office operations including human resources, accounting, and payroll functions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Wisconsin. Before working for Geonexus, Jennifer worked as a Project Manager for an environmental consulting firm. When Jennifer is not at work, she is caring for her three children and volunteering with their sports and school-related activities.

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Mat Krogulecki

Implementation Consultant

Mat is responsible for implementing the Geonexus Integration Platform, working directly with our clients to ensure the software is configured and supported. Mat has worked in the GIS industry for the last 15 years, providing consulting services to public and private utilities and other government agencies. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography, Remote Sensing. For fun Mat plays bass guitar, dabbles in foreign exchange trading, is an avid reader, and keeps a collection of ancient Greek pottery.

Akshata Nayak

Software Developer

Akshata has over five years of experience developing desktop and mobile-based applications using Java, C#, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, and Android. She holds a Master of Technology in Computer Science from Nitte University (India) and a Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. At Geonexus, she spends most of her time working on the Geonexus Integration Platform. When Akshata is not in the office, she enjoys being creative. She loves to spend time canvas painting, cooking, traveling, and being outdoors.

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Wenhua Peng

Software Developer

Wenhua has over 5 years of experience developing ArcGIS Desktop applications using .Net. He is proficient in ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop. At Geonexus, he is a developer for the Geonexus Integration Platform, GeoWorx Sketch, and GeoWorx Office. Wenhua holds a Master of Geographic Information Science from Eastern Michigan University. Outside of Geonexus, Wenhua enjoys his time with family. He loves swimming and fishing.

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James Render

Lead Sales Engineer

As Lead Sales Engineer, James is responsible for providing technical expertise on the sales team and leading potential customers through the technical sales process. This includes acting as a solution’s architect for Geonexus products and integration initiatives for prospective customers. James has worked in the GIS industry for the last 10 years, providing consulting services to civil engineering firms, public and private utilities, and the commercial real estate industry. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Chicago with a B.A. in Anthropology and has a certificate in GIS from the University Of North Dakota. He also has an FAA Remote Pilot License and a certificate in Python. Outside of work, James enjoys traveling, ice hockey, cycling, skiing, and creating music.

Vladimir Riggs

Business Development Representative

Vladimir has over four years of experience making a difference at software startups. Equipped with technical knowledge and a client-first mentality, he is responsible for cultivating meaningful relationships with individuals in the utilities space. He will be bringing the Geonexus Integration Platform to businesses all across the country, ensuring the data integrity of enterprise systems. When Vladimir (who also goes by Vlad) isn’t making calls or composing emails, he enjoys participating in outdoor recreational leagues and volunteering in the Ann Arbor community!

Abheek Srivastava

Software Developer

Abheek has 5 years of experience with Full Stack Development utilizing technologies like Java, Python, Node JS, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Michigan Technical University. At Geonexus, his primary role is working on the Geonexus Integration Platform. When Abheek isn’t at the office, he enjoys many hobbies. He loves cooking, sketching, and exploring new places.

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Lindsay Sutherland-Gvakharia

Customer Success & Marketing Manager

Lindsay is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing strategies and coordinating the logistics and marketing efforts related to company events, conferences, and trade shows. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and also holds a certificate in GIS from Western Michigan University. When she isn’t working or attending trade shows, Lindsay can be found spending time with her husband, playing tennis, trying new recipes, traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Kai Williams

Test Automation Developer

Kai is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied electrical engineering and computer science. He has experience working with software development technologies like C++, Python, and Java. At Geonexus Kai’s work mostly concerns automating the testing process of the Geonexus Integration Platform. When Kai is not working, he enjoys trying new foods, surfing (when he can), or diving into a new fictional book. He loves to spend time with his family and friends and will take part in any competitive activity, particularly card games.

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