Meet the leadership team that is guiding Spinnaker Support’s dynamic growth, solid balance sheet, consistent profitability, and best-in-class customer retention. These executives bring experience from highly recognisable brands including Accenture, SAP, Xerox, Deloitte, and Siemens.
Matt StavaChief Executive Officer and Chairman
Matt Stava is a 20+ year veteran technology executive who has been leading Spinnaker Support since inception in 2008. Under his management, the company has experienced double-digit growth through service line and geographic expansion, now operating globally out of nine sales and operations centres.
Mr. Stava founded Spinnaker Support to provide organisations that run Oracle and SAP enterprise software an alternative to vendor-provided support. His mission was and remains today to simply to deliver exceptional customer-service at significantly less cost. Through innovative and certified processes, employing the best people, and always respecting the vendor’s intellectual property, Spinnaker Support is a leading influencer in the third-party support market.
Matt Stava began his career at Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, where he helped customers architect and restructure their supply chains. He then joined Solutions Consulting, subsequently acquired by Perot Systems, to launch and lead their supply chain practice. In 2002, he co-founded Spinnaker Management Group, which began as a supply chain consulting business but has grown and evolved into a holding company with several different practice areas.
Mr. Stava lives in Colorado and enjoys family time, golfing, and skiing. He is currently involved in several local charities including 9 years as a Board Member and Trustee of the Denver Area Council of Boy Scouts. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from University of Kansas.
James R. NöllschChief Financial Officer
As Spinnaker Support’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Nollsch is responsible for the company’s overall financial and strategic planning, including the delivery of timely, transparent, and efficient financial reporting; maintaining long-range financial and strategic plans; and maximising value through a balanced portfolio of growth initiatives.
Mr. Nollsch’s career spans roles in finance, management consulting, and investment banking, enabling him to a bring a holistic operational perspective to the finance organisation. Earlier in his career, he held executive roles in product management, strategy, and operations in the technology industry at companies such as eCollege and McDATA. He also worked as a management consultant at Everest Group. Most recently he has served as CFO for companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to private-equity backed growth companies.
Mr. Nollsch lives in Denver with his family and is an avid skier, golfer, and sailor. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Kurt MoydellSenior Vice President, Sales
As Spinnaker Support’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Mr. Moydell is responsible for all the sales and marketing activities on a global scale. His focus is to ensure SAP and Oracle customers recognise there is an alternative to vendor-provided support and understand the benefits of moving to a third-party support model.
Kurt Moydell is a 31-year veteran in the consulting, third-party support, and managed services industries. He is an expert in business development and organisation management. Mr. Moydell began his career at the Xerox Corporation during which he spent 16 years in various leadership roles in Sales and Marketing, planning and executing delivery strategies for the company’s breadth of offerings. Prior to joining Spinnaker Support, he spent 9 years in the ERP space holding executive positions at Fujitsu, BORN Information Services, and Oracular West. During that time, he was focused on business development and delivering world-class services to the SAP and Oracle user communities in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Moydell lives in Colorado and enjoys spending his time in a variety of high country outdoor activities including fly fishing, hiking, and hunting. He graduated with honours from California State University, receiving joint degrees in information studies, economics, and political science.
Bob HarlandChief Delivery Officer
As Spinnaker Support’s Chief Delivery Officer, Mr. Harland is responsible for the global Oracle, SAP, SaaS, and Tax and Regulatory operations teams. His focus is to ensure that the global support services team continues Spinnaker Support’s tradition of delivering excellence to customers.
Bob Harland is a results-oriented leader with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of Oracle E-Business Suite implementation, business process transformation, application development process life cycle, managed services, and support. He started his career at Arthur Andersen where he worked for twelve years, four of which working as an auditor in the Andersen attestation business and the remaining eight years implementing ERP packages and building his Oracle application and technology skillset. Mr. Harland was acquired out of Arthur Andersen by Hitachi Consulting where he worked for nine years, focusing exclusively on Oracle applications and technology. Prior to joining Spinnaker Support, Mr. Harland worked for an Oracle focused integrator that had significant support related work in addition to implementation-related services. Mr. Harland has worked across many industries in his career and has worked with a wide variety of global customers from Fortune 100 to mid-market companies.
Mr. Harland lives in Colorado and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, fishing, hiking, and mountain bike riding. He holds a Masters of Science in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Iain SaundersonChief Technology Officer
As Spinnaker Support’s Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Saunderson is responsible for the internal and external facing technology leveraged at Spinnaker Support, as well as managing the security practice.
Iain Saunderson has over 30 years of experience implementing complex technologies across a wide variety of commercial and government verticals. He has served in leadership roles in organisations including Oracle Corporation, P2 Energy Solutions, and DBAK. Iain’s experience is in leading enterprise architecture, development, and managed services organisations.
Mr. Saunderson lives in Colorado and enjoys spending time trail running and skiing in the mountains. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business Information Systems from the University of Natal in South Africa.
Jon RobisonChief Marketing Officer
As Spinnaker Support’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Robison is responsible for strategically leading Spinnaker Support’s next wave of growth that includes demand generation acceleration, market share expansion, and elevating the company’s brand eminence.
Jon Robison is a marketing and communications leader in the technology industry with a distinguished track record over 25 working in a broad range of technology companies including Fortune 25, small and medium sized public and private companies as well as start-ups. Additionally, Mr. Robison has extensive international business experience having lived and worked in Asia for over 8 years. Previously, Mr. Robison was a senior marketing and communications executive at IBM having served in several key leadership positions including the Chief Marketing Officer for IBM Japan as well as the Chief Marketing Officer for IBM’s Greater China Group (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and Vice President of Global Demand Generation for IBM’s Software business unit. He has held other senior executive positions in the enterprise software and services industry, including Group Vice President Global Field Marketing for Rimini Street, Executive Director of Marketing for Ascential Software and Vice President of Product Marketing for Mercator Software.
Mr. Robison holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He enjoys surfing, skiing, and golf.
Megan MorrisChief Human Resources Officer
As Spinnaker Support’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Morris is responsible for all aspects of HR as the company continues to grow and evolve. Her focus is on putting the backbone in place to build a scalable organisation.
Megan Morris has over 20 years of experience in all areas of human resources including employee engagement, leadership development, and total rewards. Prior to joining Spinnaker Support, she was Vice President of Human Resources at Jagged Peak Energy, a public independent oil & gas producer based in Denver before it was acquired by Parsley Energy earlier this year. Prior to that, she served in several executive roles where she expanded the HR function within the organizations to meet the growing needs.
Ms. Morris lives in Colorado, where she enjoys time with her family and friends experiencing all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer such as skiing, camping, and hiking. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. She also has a Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University and is SHRM-SCP and SPHR certified.
Anthony CefolaVice President, Oracle Technology Global Support Services
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President of Oracle Technology Global Support Services, Mr. Cefola is responsible for all Oracle Technology business development activities, consulting delivery, and organizational management. The Oracle Technology Team includes but is not limited to Oracle Database, SOA and Middleware technologies, Analytics (such as OBIEE), ATG & Endeca search, Identity Management, and Operating System support delivery teams. His focus is to ensure that the Oracle Technology support services team continuously delivers excellent service to customers.
Anthony Cefola has been working in the Technology space for 20+ years with experiences running the gamut from Web Technologies and Database Administration to Siebel CRM, Analytics and Operating Systems. His focus is always on providing world-class support and consulting to his customers. Before joining Spinnaker Support in 2014 Mr. Cefola led senior technology experts in providing support and development at Siebel, TomorrowNow, ABTech Systems, and Triumph Consulting. Mr. Cefola has been focused on third-party support since 2006.
Mr. Cefola lives in central North Carolina, near Raleigh and Research Triangle Park. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing poker and darts, watching sports and movies, or just enjoying a drink with friends. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Information and Communications from Ithaca College.
Dave BassVice President, Oracle Applications Global Support Services
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President of Oracle Applications Global Support Services, Mr. Bass is responsible for all Oracle Applications business development activities, consulting delivery, and organizational management. The Oracle Applications team includes but is not limited to the E-Business Suite, Oracle Retail Applications, Siebel, Hyperion, Agile PLM, and Peoplesoft support delivery teams. His focus is to ensure that the Oracle Applications support services team continuously delivers excellent service to customers.
Dave Bass brings more than 20 years of Oracle experience, including extensive consulting work on implementations of Oracle Financial modules for a broad base of industry verticals, including financial services, telecommunications, information technology, online software services, avionics, publishing, and education. Mr. Bass joined Spinnaker Support in 2015 as an EBS Financials Engineer and is now excited to focus on building customer relationships, growing practice offerings and capabilities, learning new technologies, and building engaging teams of professionals worldwide.
Mr. Bass lives in Colorado, where he enjoys playing golf, reading history, and traveling with his wife of 20+ years. He holds a Masters in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Shawn Du PlessisVice President, SAP Global Support Services
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President, SAP Global Support Services, Mr. du Plessis is responsible for all SAP business development activities, consulting delivery, and organisational development. His focus is to ensure that the SAP support services team continues delivering excellence to customers.
Shawn du Plessis is an SAP veteran with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of SAP Sales support, SAP management, implementation, business process re-engineering, development process life cycle, managed services, and third-party support. He has extensive knowledge of SAP applications and processes with a strong emphasis in software engineering concepts, design principles, and implementation and support methodologies. Mr. du Plessis began his SAP career as an SAP configuration analyst for Siemens designing and developing new systems for Siemens South Africa. He also spent over 20 years at a consulting company based out of Orange County, California providing implementation leadership and support for many fortune 500 companies. Mr. du Plessis has spent the last 9 years developing third-party support and maintenance practices. Just before joining Spinnaker Support, Mr. du Plessis was at Rimini Street where he built their SAP third-party support practice.
Mr. du Plessis lives in Arizona and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, cycling, boating, camping, and hiking. He holds a Higher National Diploma (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering equivalent) from Johannesburg Technical College, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Chad StewartVice President, Global SaaS Support Services
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President, Global SaaS Support Services, Mr. Stewart is responsible for all SaaS business development activities, consulting delivery, and organisational development. His focus is to ensure that the SaaS support services team delivers excellence to customers.
Chad Stewart is an experienced practice leader and architect with over 10 years’ experience delivering exceptional outcomes to customers by bringing together business, technology, data, and people. With expertise across the enterprise SaaS landscape and a speciality in the Salesforce platform, Mr. Stewart focuses on how enterprises overcome resourcing challenges to get the most value out of their strategic platforms. Mr. Stewart began his career as a Salesforce configuration consultant for Accenture before joining Slalom Consulting. At Slalom, he provided implementation and technical architecture leadership across Salesforce cloud solutions. As a practice leader, Mr. Stewart focused on building customer relationships, growing practice offerings and capabilities, learning new technologies, and building engaging teams of professionals.
Mr. Stewart lives in Colorado and enjoys being active with his family. From hiking, cycling, skiing, and camping to enjoying a hazy IPA at a local brewery, he is always ready to enjoy the Colorado sunshine. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University.
Brian StanzVice President, JD Edwards Global Support Services
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President of JD Edwards Global Support Services, Mr. Stanz is responsible for all Oracle JD Edwards (JDE) business development activities, consulting delivery, and organisational management. His focus is to ensure that the JDE support services team continuously delivers excellent service to customers.
Brian Stanz has 30 years of success building and leading onshore and offshore IT in the development and support of world-class enterprise application software products, including Cloud, On-Premise, Hybrid, and SaaS solutions. Mr. Stanz began his career as a JD Edwards World technical consultant on the East Coast, which led to being a part of the team that built what we know today as JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Before joining Spinnaker Support, Mr. Stanz held leadership roles at Oracle and Q Software, where his teams helped customers create competitive differentiation and future business sustainability.
Mr. Stanz lives in Colorado, where he enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities, watching his three kids grow up too fast, and enjoying his wife’s adventures with the Raptor Education Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University.
Peter DoblerVice President, Data Engineering
As Spinnaker’s Vice President of Database Engineering, Mr. Dobler will be responsible for the transition of Dobler Consulting’s services with Spinnaker Support. His focus will be to promote database managed services in the marketplace, especially for Sybase and SQL Server.
Peter Dobler brings over 30 years of experience in information technology and database management to the Spinnaker Support team. Mr. Dobler is an accomplished IT database professional who delivers results by building sophisticated data systems. Mr. Dobler founded his first company, IT Vision AG, which specialized in high performance Sybase and Oracle database design and implementation that primarily focused on information technology and consulting for Swiss banks. He expanded IT Vision AG from Switzerland to the United States in 1999. In 2008, Mr. Dobler founded Dobler Consulting, a database management and information technology services firm, where he grew the business from a one-person shop to an accomplished firm of over 50 engineers. Dobler Consulting offered a wide spectrum of world-class solutions to SMBs and Fortune companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, media, healthcare, transportation, and financial services. Mr. Dobler provided architectural and high availability design reviews, database health checks, cloud migration strategy, implementation, performance tuning, and production support both as a remote managed service or as an on a project basis to his clients.
Mr. Dobler currently resides in Florida where he enjoys spending time with his family. He is passionate about supporting the community through charitable events such as serving as a previous president of TBTLA (GetSmart), a financial and hourly group work contributor to Feeding Tampa Bay. He is actively involved in supporting and hosting events for the International Sybase User Group (ISUG), SQL Saturday, and Tampa Bay SQL Server User Group. Mr. Dobler’s work has been recognized and published several times over the years through SAP Sybase and other outlets.
Raju ChidambaramVice President, Managed Services
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President, Managed Services, Mr. Chidambaram is responsible for all facets of the Managed Service business. This includes database consulting and global service delivery. His focus will be to bring efficiency to the client’s organization through database modernization, performance improvement, optimization, stability, high availability, cost reduction, and improving productivity.
Raju Chidambaram joined Spinnaker Support through the Dobler Consulting acquisition. He has over 30 years of experience in IT, managing technical teams with process-driven methodologies such as ITIL and Six Sigma. As a PMI certified project manager, he has successfully delivered many million-dollar database centric projects to fortune 500 companies. After several years as a Senior IT and Database Manager, Mr. Chidambaram co-founded Dobler Consulting, a database management and information technology services firm, where he led the business as the Chief Technology Officer. He has built and managed large enterprise class DBA teams as well as supported Oracle, SAP, Sybase, SqlServer, Postgres, and NoSql databases. Through a remote DBA as service model, his teams have helped his client’s achieve their data strategy goals of maintaining 99.9% uptime, reducing cost in vendor licensing and support, simplifying operations through automation, and modernizing databases to the current trends. Mr. Chidambaram is also the Founder and President of Ralantech, a healthcare consulting and EHR project management firm.
Mr. Chidambaram lives in Tampa, Florida where he spends his free time barbequing, listening to music, and watching YouTube vlogs. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University in India. Mr. Chidambaram enjoys giving back to the community as a volunteer for Feeding Tampa Bay where he helps sorts food supplies donated from many grocery chains and department stores.
Devan BruaVice President, Compliance and Risk
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President, Compliance and Risk, Ms. Brua is responsible for three key areas: 1) directing the activities of the Global Tax and Regulatory Compliance group, 2) managing the company’s internal compliance and risk activities, including maintenance of the company’s ISO certifications and other operational policies, and 3) Legal/Risk management services including contract review for legal and business compliance.
Prior to joining Spinnaker Support, Devan Brua spent over 10 years as an international tax professional assisting multinational companies in navigating the complexities associated with global tax and regulatory compliance. She began her career in Milwaukee, WI as an international tax professional at Deloitte Tax, LLP. She then spent over four years serving non-U.S. based multinational companies out of Deloitte’s Belgian office, working closely with tax professionals from around the world to help customers remain globally compliant.
Ms. Brua lives in Colorado with her family and enjoys spending time hiking and travelling. Ms. Brua is a graduate of Marquette University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marquette University Law School, where she received her Juris Doctor.
Bob LudlamVice President and General Manager – Americas
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President, Sales – Americas, Mr. Ludlam is responsible for driving sales and operational management of SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce services in North, South, and Central America.
Bob Ludlam has more than 30 years of financial, IT, and sales experience. During his career, Mr. Ludlam has excelled in direct sales and management positions, including over 9 years at PeopleSoft (Oracle). He has also held various sales and management positions at SAP, NET(net), Rimini Street, and most recently at Mipro Consulting, an Oracle Partner, where he directed the Central Region selling PeopleSoft implementation, upgrades, optimization, and training services.
Mr. Ludlam lives in Illinois and enjoys family time and outdoor activities including golfing, hiking, camping, and cycling. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton, with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Management Information Systems from Central Michigan University.
Martin BiggsVice President and General Manager – EMEA
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President and General Manager – EMEA, Mr. Biggs is responsible for driving the sales and operational management of SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce services in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Martin joined Spinnaker Support after a career of 19 years at IBM where he worked in various sales and leaderships roles in IBM’s services business across Asia Pacific and the United Kingdom. He has developed and grown business units within IBM that span networking, security, resilience, managed infrastructure, and latterly IT maintenance and support. It was in this capacity he drove IBM’s expansion into maintaining third-party enterprise software before joining Spinnaker Support. Having recently spent a decade working for IBM out of Singapore, he has been successful in developing and expanding IT Services revenue across many diverse cultures and challenging economies.
Mr. Biggs lives in South West London, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children, looking forward to the time when they can travel and explore far flung locations of the world together as a family. To relax, Martin enjoys listening to jazz and playing the saxophone. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick, England.
Ian CollinsVice President and General Manager – APAC
As Spinnaker Support’s Vice President and General Manager – APAC, Mr. Collins is responsible for driving the sales and operational management of SAP and Oracle services in Asia Pacific.
Mr. Collins joined Spinnaker Support with over 30 years’ experience in IT services business across a broad range of roles in sales, delivery, and business acquisition. He enjoyed a 25+ year career with IBM that spanned three continents with a range of assignments leading both established and start-up business units, predominantly in the Services, Outsourcing, and Software businesses. Following that and prior to joining Spinnaker Support he spent time as VP Sales in the Application Services, and Telecommunications industries covering the Asia region.
Mr. Collins lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he enjoys sailing, cycling, traveling, and following Formula 1 motorsport. He graduated with Honours and holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Portsmouth, England.