Leadership 2018-05-10T13:44:21+00:00

LEADERSHIP

We are a group of innovators, expense reduction experts, tech geeks, automation lovers and business leaders. Together, we have one common love: helping businesses become more profitable through automating expense reduction.

Gary Bohm
Gary Bohm

Founder & CEO

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Gary Bohm

Gary Bohm > Founder & CEO

Prior to the founding of Expense Assist, a Cloud Based Software Company, Gary founded Bohm and Associates, a respected expense consulting company. Gary’s passion and focus is on helping organizational executives to decrease expenses and increase value through the automation of spend processes and tasks. He has managed many expense analysis, strategic sourcing, and expense reduction engagements simultaneously, for clients as diverse as geographically dispersed Fortune 500 companies to small and medium businesses and all engagements led to savings for his clients.

Gary and his clients have enjoyed success with telecommunications, office supplies, office equipment, food, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, merchant accounts, insurance, MRO supplies and other expense categories. This included negotiating contracts and participating in review meetings with suppliers. Gary has saved millions for financial services, healthcare, retail, construction, consumer products, services, manufacturing, food, and non-profit firms.

Earlier in his career, he worked for a master telecommunications agency as a channel manager and branch telecommunications expense reduction consultant. Gary serves as a board member for a non-profit organization and is a Board of Trustee elect for Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma. He attended the State University of New York and the NY Institute of Technology.

John W. Calvert
John W. Calvert

Chief Sales
Officer

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John W. Calvert

John W. Calvert – Chief Sales Officer

John converted an early love of television production work into a successful technical sales career lasting more than thirty years. After working for several broadcast TV stations and production organizations, John transitioned into sales for the largest broadcast equipment dealer in the nation where he consistently exceeded his sales goals. When the opportunity arose to start a new company, John co-founded a multi-million dollar visual communications company focused on high quality equipment sales, system design and integration. The new company pioneered the proliferation of telemedicine and distance learning using compressed digital video technology and highly functional classroom and ER designs. The company was recognized nationally for both the design innovation and flawless deployment and was honored to be Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for two consecutive years.

John is recognized for his strong history of leadership and innovation and being a tireless advocate for client centric business practices and high ethical standards.

John has served his community through memberships and hard work for numerous boards and committees including charter membership in the Charleston Area Alliance, Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce board, Chairmanship of the WV Documentary Consortium, member of the board for The WV Broadcasters Association and Leadership West Virginia class of 2001. Chief among his proudest accomplishments are his two fantastic sons, a happy and fulfilling marriage and the 16 gallons of O-negative blood he has donated to help save the lives of those in need.

Robert E. Wing
Robert E. Wing

Chief Operations
Officer

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Robert E. Wing – Chief Operations Officer

Prior to joining Expense Assist, Bob founded a Solutions Consultant firm that provided a variety of cost effective services which saved countless dollars and garnered over 14 million in sales for his clients. Prior to founding his own firm Bob provided Technology Sales/Services for 3 SAP/BI Training and Services firms where he improved sales by focusing marketing efforts in specific verticals realizing a 30% increase in sales opportunities and closed sales, expanded customer base by 46% in first 2-years and realized 25% more realistic opportunities via a rigorous training program.

Bob provided Data Network Consulting where he Increased sales by more than 63% and branded the organization in a virtually unknown area, shortened sales cycle by 28% through education and training, improved customer satisfaction and reduced delivery time by a factor of 2. He provided Project Management/Quality Assurance for a Software development firm in the development of a web-based training program and helped moved the system to market months ahead of schedule saving thousands of dollars in development costs.

Previously, Bob spent 23 years in the Navy where he provided technical/procurement guidance to software designers, contractors, and engineers on computer systems being developed for the Navy’s Oceanographic System as a Systems Consultant and Project Manager realizing inestimable savings for the Navy (taxpayer)on project and procurement costs.

Active wherever he lives, Bob is heavily involved in Church & Community. He has been a City Councilman, a member of several Special Olympics Committees, a Boy Scout Leader, Toastmasters International member, SPEBQSA member, Director of Camp Sunshine (a Camp for Special Citizens), School Volunteer/Teacher (Adopt-a-School Program), member of many Election Committees, Basketball Referee, and has received numerous Honors and Awards while serving in the Navy and Civilian positions Bob has an AS/BS from the University of the State of New York.

David Robinson
David Robinson

Chief Financial
Officer

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David Robinson – Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining the Expense Assist Team, David spent 39 years in various industry scenarios as an integral member of their respective accounting teams. All but the first two of those years were in increasingly higher positions of responsibility and authority within the organizations, while functioning as the top financial executive/CFO for over two decades of his career.

David brings a very broad base of accounting/financial background experience to the Expense Assist Team as his career spans the public accounting, banking, manufacturing, mining, construction, retail, industrial, land/mineral owners, and general business cost savings services for various sized businesses. David’s vast experience as a CFO allows him to fully understand the financial needs of any organization and he is able to apply this knowledge to each of our clients to help the Expense Assist Team in implementing a truly seamless transition to an excitingly automated and modern technology that can consistently provide an impressive ROI.

David graduated from Morris Harvey College/University of Charleston with a degree in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) within 3.5 years. After transferring away from the Charleston area a couple of different times during the early years of his career, David and his wife Teresa returned to Charleston where David enrolled in Graduate School at the WV College of Graduate Studies (now known as Marshall University Graduate School). Four years later, he graduated with an MBA degree. David and Teresa have been married for nearly 39 years and have two children, Chad and Michelle and two granddaughters (Belle is Chad’s) and (Finley is Michelle’s). David and Teresa are both active in their Church and consider it a great blessing to be able to serve and work in the Charleston WV area.

In David’s spare time, he and his wife love to ride their Harley Davidson Tri Glide Ultra trike. David says there is nothing like listening to Contemporary Christian music while riding on three wheels.

BUSINESS BOARD OF ADVISORS

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Dr. Suneel Maheshwari

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Dr. Suneel Maheshwari

Suneel is an Professor of Accounting/ MBA with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He previously was a Professor of Accounting/ MBA with Marshall University for 16 years. His expertise is in accounting and finance and, during his career at Marshall has taught every accounting course in the undergraduate program, the MBA program, and the Executive MBA program. He is a prolific researcher having published 37 peer reviewed journal articles covering a wide range of research including firm performance, risk, strategy, markets, human behavior, tax effects, etc. In addition he has contributed to the proceedings or presented at 47 professional conferences. Education is his first commitment having authored or contributed to 50 textbooks and 2 references books. Early in his career he was the Financial Controller at Holiday Inn responsible for 100 employees, an Assistant Manager at Dalmia Cement, and a Systems Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University, a Masters in Management from University of Bombay, a Masters in Accountancy from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

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Tom Dykstra

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Tom Dykstra

Tom is the co-founder of two ERP software companies: Effective Management Systems (ERP for discrete manufacturers) and EMS Solutions (ERP for automatic merchandising companies). Effective Management Systems appeared on the Inc 500 twice (28 and 37), acquired venture funding, and was taken public. Before founding Effective Management Systems, he was with the Data Systems Division of AO Smith Corporation, a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturer. He was responsible for all financial and HR systems used by the corporation and the service bureau customers. He also founded the firm’s small business computer line of business and the IT consulting practice. Currently, he is a consultant with Cayenne Consulting and serves on the board of directors of Synergex International, a software firm. He has a BA in Mathematics from Hope College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


Paul Engel

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Paul Engel

Paul has sold, installed, and supported software and technical services for the better part of his career. Paul’s current business, VeBridge, of which he is founder and CEO
provides document management and litigation support products and services. Since
starting the company, Paul has focused on best practices and quality improvement
processes. Paul is a nationally recognized authority in the fields of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), litigation support, EDD, and image capture best practices and often speaks at national conferences and training seminars. Paul has conducted training, performed technical consulting, and written programs for organizations of all sizes throughout the United States. Paul is an Enterprise Content Management Practitioner (ecmp), a SharePoint Practitioner (SharePointP)a Certified Document Imaging Architech™ (CDIA), and an inData Certified Trainer. Paul is active in the community having served as chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, Co-Chair of the United Way “Providing Basic Needs”
funding committee, Steering Committee Member on the Lexington Fayette Urban
County Government United Way WE CAN committee, and served two terms as a
Commissioner on the LFUCG Human Rights Commission. Paul is also active in business
associations having co-chaired the National Forum on the Advancement of Court
Technology (FACT), served in several Executive Committee roles for The Association of
Work Process Improvement (TAWPI), Chaired the Document Management Service
Company Executive Forum (DMSCEF) planning committed under the Association of
Information and Image Management (AIIM) and is an active member of Vistage. Paul
was also recently elected to the international board of AIIM.


Michael Owens

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Michael Owens

Mike is the co-founder and President of Strictly Business Computer Systems Inc., a software engineering firm that for 28 years has provided world class software solutions for Fortune 500 companies as well as various agencies within the government sector. Under Mike’s leadership Strictly Business has won numerous accolades from it’s customers including Boeing Corporation’s Chairman’s Award, General Dynamics Engineering Excellence Award and IBM Supplier Quality Award. Strictly Business has worked on projects as diverse as the International Space Station, the M1A2 tank and a derivatives trading framework for a global banking firm. Owens is active in local civic endeavors, having served as a Board member for the local United Way, Board member for the Arts Resources for the Tri-State and numerous other civic groups and is a native of Huntington, WV.


Brian Clemens

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Brian Clemens

Brian has been a Hospital CEO for the last 25 years and most recently as CEO of Community Hospital and Northwest Surgical Hospital in Oklahoma City. He has spent his career as a servant leader, looking to the health and well-being of communities throughout the region. Clemens has been recognized by peers and corporate officers as a pacesetter in providing quality health care while at the same time achieving goals in productivity and income. He understands the value that each individual brings to the organization, and he wants to promote a work environment that brings out the potential of every single member of the organizational team.

Brian is married to his wife Janis and together they have 2 children, Kristi and Chas. He has received recognition in the Oklahoma Journal Record as a “Most Admired CEO” and belongs to the American College of Healthcare Executives. Clemens is affiliated with the South Chamber of Commerce as an Executive Board Member, was a past President of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club and is a Board of Trustee for Mid-America Christian University. Brian has his MBA from the University of Oklahoma.

TECHNOLOGY BOARD OF ADVISORS


Rod Snyder

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Rod Snyder

Rod Snyder is an IT Executive with 20 years of experience leading large development / delivery teams and creating custom software products. Rod’s primary expertise is in enterprise-level integration, focused on setting strategy for managing the complex relationships inherent to multi-generation Enterprise Applications. Rod is currently the Sr. Director of Enterprise Integration and Digital Engagement at Mylan, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company with locations in over 140 countries.


Christian Duvall

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Christian Duvall

Christian Duvall is custom software leader, with over 12 years of experience in software development, architecture, delivery, and strategy at Fortune 500 companies. Christian has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Leadership and has taught Management Information Systems at a Big 12 University. Christian is currently a Principal Consultant and Practice Director for Rough Stone Software, a Pittsburgh-based professional services firm that focuses on high-tech custom software product development.


Jeff Samples

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Jeff Samples

Jeffery A. Samples leads the web site and application development team within HGO Technology. Jeff joined HGO through the acquisition of TCG (Terradon Communications Group) in 2013, where he served in various roles throughout his career including Vice President and President. Jeff has extensive experience in multiple facets of application design, development, delivery, and has worked extensively in the areas of process design, process improvement and automation. He brings a depth of knowledge in multiple programming languages and platforms, as well as enterprise applications, namely Microsoft Server technologies and their configuration, use and management. Jeff received an Engineering degree from the West Virginia Institute of Technology and holds a MBA from the University of Charleston.


Matt Bohm

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Matt Bohm

Matthew Bohm is a software architect and Java developer with fifteen years’ experience, primarily in the Silicon Valley. With Sun Microsystems, he was a member of the NetBeans IDE development team, during which time he co-authored a patent on GUI configuration with the inventor of the Struts web framework and later earned Sun’s prestigious JavaOne Rockstar Award. He is currently with San Francisco-based AppDynamics, developing database performance monitoring technology. Matt holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.