President and CEO
With more than 20 years of experience in business management, software development, strategic partnerships, and corporate start-ups, Michael Meriton is responsible for the strategic vision, overall management and business leadership of GoldenSource Corporation. Meriton is charged with executing the company's aggressive vision -- "To be the leader in Enterprise Data Management (EDM) by providing software solutions that enable financial services companies to manage company data at an enterprise level to gain a substantial competitive advantage." Executing this vision includes continual innovation of the company's products and services, accelerating new product time-to-market and reducing implementation time.
Meriton is co-founder of the EDM Council, and currently serves on its Board of Directors. The EDM Council, a global not-for-profit organization founded to elevate the practice of data management as a mandate for efficient business operations, today has 120+ global financial institution and vendor community participants.
In 2013, Meriton was a key driver in the practical deployment of the FIBO (Financial Industry Business Ontology) semantic standard. FIBO is a key initiative of the EDM Council in order to provide the financial services industry with an industry-wide open ontology for data alignment. Meriton led integration of FIBO with GoldenSource EDM products, making GoldenSource the first global EDM solution provider to leverage open FIBO standards.
Prior to joining GoldenSource, Meriton served as President of CheckFree's Financial and Compliance Solutions (CFACS) where he grew revenues for CFAC's global reconcilement and compliance software, and also led the launch of MissingMoney.com. In 1997, he founded JGI/BAAN, a successful mid-market systems integration company. Meriton has held leadership roles at D&B Corporation, Oracle and Automatic Data Processing (ADP), and is a graduate of Yale University. Meriton is a member of the GoldenSource Board of Directors.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark Zill brings over 25 years of experience in the software industry, in a variety of leadership positions. He brings to GoldenSource a strong, proven background in leading software organizations to achieve scalable and profitable growth. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mark has executive responsibilities for product management, product development, customer care and international operations.
Prior to joining GoldenSource, Mark served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of CheckFree Financial and Compliance Solutions (CFACS) a software division of the CheckFree Corporation. At CFACS, Mark led an international team to achieve consistent profitability and business growth for 5 years. In 2003, Mark led the acquisition and subsequent integration into CFACS of HelioGraph, a complementary London based business delivering software solutions to the financial services industry. Prior to joining CheckFree, Mark was one of the co-founders of JGI/Baan, a US based successful mid-market systems integration company. Earlier, Mark served in various management capacities for Dun & Bradstreet Software and as a software consultant for several New York-based financial services organizations.
Mark holds a Bachelor's degree from City University of New York and subsequently did graduate studies in Business and Computer Science at Hunter College and New York University.
Managing Director, Sales and Client Operations, Americas
Jim DeCicco is head of GoldenSource operations in the Americas, and is responsible for spearheading the company’s continued growth in the region. Based in New York, Jim heads up the sales, professional services and account management teams that are responsible for new business development, implementation services and delivering customer care and support.
Jim has been with GoldenSource for 13 years, holding a variety of senior executive roles. Previously Jim was head of the professional services business and development teams for the company in America. He has a strong background in the financial services and capital markets industries. Prior to GoldenSource, Jim held positions at Bankers Trust and Merrill Lynch.
Managing Director, EMEA and Asia
SVP, Product Management
Tom Stock is SVP of Product Management. He began his career developing enterprise systems for American Express and Bank of New York. Stock and has over20 years experience in the software industry. As a veteran manager at GoldenSource with 15 years on the leadership team, Tom has held various management positions in GoldenSource's development and support organizations. In this capacity Tom has been closely involved in supporting most of the major GoldenSource installations. Tom reports to Mark Zill and has the dual responsibility for product management for the securities accounting functions of the GoldenSource EDM product suite and as a separate business solution.
Tom received a BA in Finance and an MBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Senior Vice President, Product Strategy
Steve Engdahl is responsible for defining and articulating the company's global product strategy. Steve's team delivers market analysis, competitive intelligence, and product positioning to align the company around opportunities to increase clients' value, product experience, and return on investment.
Prior to GoldenSource, Steve was Director of Product Management at Charles River Development (CRD), an industry leading provider of order management, trading and compliance software. During his 5 year tenure at CRD, Steve was responsible for identifying and executing on product expansion opportunities to support the company's aggressive growth.
Before joining Charles River, Steve was Vice President, Product Management and Marketing at CheckFree Financial and Compliance Solutions (CFACS), a software division of CheckFree Corporation (now FISERV). He served in various product management, development, and marketing leadership roles at CheckFree over 7 years. He started his career implementing front office systems in the Trust and Investment Services Division of M&T Bank.
Steve holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University.
Managing Director, India
Ashok Sand leads GoldenSource operations in India including global software development, support, and professional services. With over 25 years of experience, primarily in technology and systems, his focus is developing and delivering innovation in GoldenSource EDM solutions.
Before joining GoldenSource, Ashok served as COO of ETP International, a leading retail ERP solution in Asia-Pacific. He setup and scaled the Offshore Technology Centre of Hewitt Associates (now Aon-Hewitt) to over 3000 employees across Chennai, Gurgaon, and Mumbai. Prior, he served as CEO of Birla Technologies Limited, where he set the strategy and implemented the company’s turnaround, leading to subsequent new business growth.
Ashok holds a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron, a B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, and a Certificate in Production and Inventory Management from The American Production and Inventory Control Society.