Executive Management

Lance Merker

President and Chief Executive Officer; Director

Lance has been president and CEO since 2001. He played a key role in the corporate reorganization of Mainstay, now OmniUpdate, by repositioning the company's product portfolio from desktop software to web content management system (CMS) solutions. He spent more than 10 years leading and managing Mainstay's sales, marketing, and communications teams as Director of Sales and Marketing before becoming Chief Operating Officer. With his guidance OmniUpdate has become the lead provider of web CMS software in the higher education marketplace. Lance also speaks regularly on the subject of web CMS and social networking at industry conferences nationwide. He holds a BS and MBA from the University of California, Riverside.

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Craig Weaver

Chief Financial Officer; Director

Craig joined as Chief Financial Officer in 2001, bringing more than 20 years of corporate finance and tax accounting experience to OmniUpdate. For more than 12 years he worked with numerous dot-com pre-IPOs for the Internet Technology Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Craig is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He holds his MBA from the University of California, Riverside, where he now teaches as an adjunct professor of accounting and taxation.

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Yves Lempereur

Chief Product Architect

Yves has held a primary development role at OmniUpdate since 2001. Between 1982 and 2001, he played a leadership role in the technical development of many successful Mainstay products. He invented the BinHex4 (hqx) protocol for the Macintosh in 1985. An Internet visionary, Yves helped to create several breakthrough products and continues to guide OmniUpdate's technological advancements. He holds his BS in Electrical Engineering from I.S.I.E.M. in Belgium.

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Owen Savage

Vice President of Strategy

Owen joined the OmniUpdate team in January 2016 and is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s overall strategy. Owen brings more than 20 years of corporate strategy experience with major companies such as Disney, Hilton, and Sodexo. He has led high-impact growth projects in several industries, including hospitality, leisure, and technology. Owen has an MBA from Imperial College London, a Masters in Finance from London Business School, and a PhD in Physics from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Tom Smart

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Tom joined OmniUpdate in October 2016 and is the driving force behind the company’s high-impact sales and marketing team. Tom brings 25 years of experience solving business problems and selling complex solutions in multiple industries to OmniUpdate. He has helped several tech startups, global agencies, and Fortune 100 brands achieve their objectives through metric-driven engagement, lead generation, and revenue-generating solutions.

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Tom Zeliff

Director of Customer Success

Tom joined the OmniUpdate team in June 2016 and brings 16 years of customer service experience to his role as Director of Customer Success. He has designed and implemented the support and training strategies for companies such as Ring.com and Verizon. Tom specializes in enabling rapid growth and scalability using company strategies he helps devise. He holds his BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

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