The Playmakers

We're a team of expert enterprise technology executives looking to tackle your institutions biggest challenges in productivity

John is a serial entrepreneur and revered thought leader. John has worked with numerous start-ups, as well as Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies and institutions.


Fun Fact:

Contrary to poplar belief, John invented the Internet, AI, Cloud. Acid Rock & Flat Screen TV

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John Whitcomb
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Dick is a real estate and construction management expert holding senior positions at WeWork, Cushman & Wakefield and M Moser.

Fun Fact:

Loves to travel - China, Hong Kong and London



Dick Markel
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Eirik is a serial entrepreneur with a successful exit in his last startup. And has consulted several early stage B2B SaaS startups on achieving product market repeatability.

Fun Fact:

Eirik meditates everyday and follows a strict ketogenic diet

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VP of Product Marketing

Eirik Somerville
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Sanya is a proven leader with an extensive background in contact centers, client relations, complaint/dispute management, compliance operations, vendor management and project management. Her global experience, coupled with her organizational and leadership abilities, makes her a tremendous asset to the PMIQ team.


VP Business Development

Sanya Maerschalk
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Ron is a video producer and director and has worked on several hit TV show including Ripley's Believe it or Not and National Geographic.

Fun Fact:

Ron has shot video and directed in all 50 states and around the world — shooting in more than 50 countries.

Producer & Director

Ron Zimmerman
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Ian is a full-time user advocate and experienced product manager. His simple pleasures are team alignment, delighting users, and tasty snacks.

Fun Fact:

Ian is a slightly-above-average ping-pong player


VP of Product

Ian Ballantyne
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Aakriti has an MBA from Columbia College, Denver and has an extensive background in human resources and accounting.  She is highly proficient in QuickBooks, Excel, Power Point and social media marketing. Aakriti is detail oriented, focused and is always up for a challenge.


Project Manager

Aakriti Shrestha
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Board of Directors

James has led teams comprised of more than 150 employees and managed P&L for business divisions exceeding $2 billion of capital deployed.

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Independent Director

James Edward Burns
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Michael is a legal and telecom expert with over two decades of experience with a Fortune 10 company.

Independent Director

Michael White
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Sanjay has over 32 years of experience, 17 of which was in telecom. He is an established global leader in Telecom and allied industry. He was the Chief Executive Officer for India and South Asia of India’s largest telecom company, Airtel.


Sanjay Kapoor
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Dan has over 15 years of public accounting experience with particular focus in mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, and outsourced CFO services. He is currently a Partner in the Risk & Accounting Advisory Services group at Plante Moran.

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Independent Director

Dan Foote
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Board of Advisors

Tom's career in organizational message design, research, and consulting was preceded by a stint in broadcast news, including nearly a decade at CNN where he was an executive producer and editorial supervisor, local news anchorman, and reporter.

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Communications Director

Tom Farmer
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Nino is design entrepreneur with a focus on graphic, web and information design.

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Nino Pero
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A social entrepreneur and senior private-sector executive in the field of Business Growth, Project Management and Strategic Leadership.

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Jan Van Der Westhuizen
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Sharon has successfully completed over $2.5 Billion in real estate advisory assignments for Fortune 500 clients and mid-cap/large-cap organizations such as the U.S. Mint, SAP, eBay, Covad Communications, Invesco Ltd, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Microsystems.

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Real Estate Advisor

Sharon Barrett
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Core Values

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Clients First

As a SaaS startup our success is dependent on your success

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Servant Leadership

We believe in bringing the ethical best out of ourselves and others

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Client Respect

Abide by your workplace, safety, and other policies

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Immutable Integrity

We have the courage to stand up for what is right

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Client Specific

Always seeking to understand each client's particular needs

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AI Ethics

Leverage and govern our AI to only benefit you, our client.