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Kimberly’s intense curiosity and data mining skills help her dive into large data sets every day. Her discoveries build and shape all of First Orion’s future products and solutions. Whether she’s creating statistical models, aggregating or categorizing data, or monitoring data quality, it’s data scientists like Kimberly that make our company tick. We trust Kimberly’s passionate, driven and dynamic work ethic because she believes, “whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.”

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Charles Morgan

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chairman of the Board, chief data inspector, race car driver. Charles is our “north star” at First Orion. He has extensive experience managing and investing in private and public companies, including Acxiom Corporation, an information services company he grew from early-stages to an international corporation that generated $1.4 billion in annual revenue during his tenure as CEO (1972 to 2008). Charles served as the Chairman of Acxiom’s Board for 30 years when he also held various leadership roles with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). In addition to First Orion, Charles currently serves on the board of Inuvo, Inc., and was recently bestowed the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from Marketing EDGE. His dedication to the future of data science is steadfast; today he is leading the efforts of the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences, a public-private partnership devoted to upgrading the real-world computer and data analytic skills of the Arkansas workforce. We are quite proud.

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Jeff Stalnaker

President

President

Jeff co-founded First Orion -- employee #1! -- and works with all of the major carriers and partners out of our Bellevue, WA offices where he fully enjoys his passion for hiking, golf, tennis and running under the shadow of Mt. Ranier. Jeff was instrumental in gaining our first carrier app-based business (MetroPCS) and our first network implementation (T-Mobile). Prior to First Orion, Jeff was CFO and later President of the Financial Services Division of Acxiom Corporation. Jeff is a great juggler—of things, places and priorities!

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Jim Womble

Executive Vice President, Board Member

Executive Vice President, Board Member

Jim helped mold the future of tech in Arkansas, now home to huge global tech companies. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Jim started his career at IBM, not using his degree in civil engineering, but as a tech guy and systems engineer. After eight years at IBM (which he credits for producing many great tech leaders in Arkansas), Jim teamed up with old friend Charles Morgan to transform then-small company Acxiom into a billion-dollar company. He’s credited as a founder and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for over 30 years. Now at First Orion, Jim oversees the Calling Solutions side of the business, as well as sales and sales enablement as EVP.

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Tiffany Childers

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Tiffany oversees all finance, facility and legal teams for First Orion, providing financial leadership and guidance to the entire organization. Her vast experience in the finance field includes executive positions with both Leisure Arts and Acxiom Corporation where she served multiple top tier clients across the insurance, media, retail and automotive industries. Tiffany is loyal, hardworking and determined—all traits that encompass her working, playing golf, travelling, or supporting the Ozark Mission Project. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, whether that’s on a beach, in her church, or on a soccer field watching her son!

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Libbi Whitehurst

Chief People Officer

Chief People Officer

Positive, passionate, and committed, Libbi is our “spirit stick,” overseeing all people and culture programs that make First Orion a great place to work. Prior to joining First Orion, Libbi was Vice President of Human Resources for Acxiom Corporation. Even in her downtime, you’ll find Libbi interacting with people—whether it’s greeting folks at church Sunday mornings or acting out comedy roles in local theater. This makes us all glad she didn’t actually run away with the Barnum & Bailey circus when she was 13!

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Scott Hambuchen

Chief Information Officer and EMENA Leader

Chief Information Officer and EMENA Leader

Scott serves as First Orion's CIO and the CEO of First Orion’s EMENA region, leading all of First Orion’s technology and solution development activities from the Dubai office. Prior to joining First Orion, Scott was President of Gryphon Networks, a leading provider of telecommunication products and services. Under his stewardship, the company expanded its core focus to include business-building contact strategies and multichannel contact governance. Scott also enjoyed an 18-year career at Acxiom as a senior executive, living in London for several years as the managing director of Acxiom's European operations.

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Sam Baxter

Chief Legal Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Sam’s roots with First Orion go back to 2008, where he served as legal counsel for both FO and Charles Morgan for many years. So it was a natural progression when he joined full time as Chief Legal Officer. He’s one of the top lawyers in Arkansas (you can check the lists!), a founding member of Baxter, Jewell & Dobson, P.A., and a proud Razorback alum. Sam is an outdoorsman at heart – he loves spending time with his family at the lake and manning the grill.

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Kent Welch

Chief Data Officer

Chief Data Officer

Our “Data Dog,” Godfather of data, humble data guru. Kent oversees design, creation, and management of First Orion’s data products and data-driven solutions, including data access, data usage, data science and data analytics activities. (Did we mention data?) Over 26-years, Kent designed and implemented large-scale marketing databases for top tier clients at Acxiom Corporation where he was one of the company’s leading B2B experts. Kent will freely jump into any lake – data or water – but he’s most passionate about boating with family because “a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man” (quoted from The Godfather, of course!).

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Mark Himelfarb

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

As First Orion’s Chief Technology Officer, Mark is responsible for ensuring that company stays on the cutting edge of the industry by bringing to life software and solutions powering company’s product line through innovation in both methodology and technology. Backed by his 20+ years of experience in leading software engineering and systems design teams in a variety of industries, such as financial technology, benefits industry and education, Mark takes his passion for language learning, both computer and human, and pours it into pioneering novel approaches for tackling problems that First Orion’s customers face. Prior to joining First Orion, Mark has designed and developed advanced transaction authorization, real-time processing and fraud-detection solutions for credit and debit card industry as well as pioneered the use of VOIP technology for building self-service scalable Interactive Voice Response and fax image processing systems. He started his career while working on a telemedicine research project for NASA, an experience that he considers truly shaped his future interests. Mark believes that all conceivable problems can be solved with software, and those that can’t, simply need to be restated in a different way. In his free time, Mark enjoys travel to discover new countries, their culture and their history.

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Jennifer Barrett Glasgow

EVP Policy/Chief Privacy & Security Officer

EVP Policy/Chief Privacy & Security Officer

Jennifer leads all global public policy, privacy and compliance initiatives for First Orion. She spent over 40 years leading Acxiom Corporation’s privacy and government affairs programs and was the industry's first-ever Chief Privacy Officer. Jennifer has esteemed relationships in Washington D.C., working with the FCC and FTC, and received the Vanguard Award—the highest recognition given—from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Always inspired by a challenge, it’s on her bucket list to travel to Antarctica!

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Mike Lloyd

SVP Sales & Client Services

SVP Sales & Client Services

As SVP of Sales & Client Services, Mike's motto is simple: "Work hard, play hard." When he's not (hard at play) on the lake, he's hard at work building innovative carrier solutions and diversifying the First Orion revenue portfolio. With over 30 years of experience in data and technology, Mike's main mission is to solve the problem of scam and spam for clients across the globe. He's also a proud UCA alum - Go Bears!

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Temim Nawaf Adwan

Managing Director, MENA

Managing Director, MENA

Temim is the Managing Director of First Orion’s MENA region and works out of the First Orion Dubai office. Temim has operated in an executive role for more than 10 years, brokering deals in several sectors -- energy, scrap metal trading, refined products—and has been involved in multiple Merger & Acquisition activities. His representation of companies in the Middle East and Africa has played a direct role in achieving success for their operations. Temim holds a BA in business administration from London Metropolitan University and an MBA From Ecole Superieure de Gestion in Paris.

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Robert Baker

Managing Director, EMEA

Managing Director, EMEA

Robert has been at the forefront of telecom technologies for over 30 years, creating a vision for open networks via APIs that is now widely adopted. He brings First Orion’s cool new applications and services to the European market. Robert believes in treating others and every living thing like you would like to be treated yourself, and empathizes with David Attenborough when he says, “I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.”

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Tim Baxter

Board Member

Board Member

Tim Baxter is a results-oriented global leader with a successful track record of revenue growth and value creation spanning over 35 years in the consumer electronics, telecom, mobile, appliance and entertainment industries. Tim has excelled in managing and scaling businesses and teams, transforming organizations, handling crisis management, leading and launching innovative technology solutions, public speaking and giving back to the community. Tim is currently serving in senior advisory roles with three companies including McKinsey & Company's Tech, Media and Telecom Practice. He is also an Operating Partner at PE company Centre Partners and Executive Chair of Tastemakers Inc, one of its portfolio companies. Tim most recently was the President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America responsible for the more than 5000 employees and $30B+ in annual revenue. Prior to working at Samsung for 13 years, Tim spent 10 years at Sony Electronics and 13 years at AT&T.

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Tom Reilley

Board Member

Board Member

Tom has more than 25 years of experience as a successful investor and entrepreneur. He started his career with the investment bank Bear Stearns where he was a Senior Managing Director in both Boston and London and member of the International Executive Committee. He left in 2007 to become an active private equity infrastructure and growth investor and co-founded Orka Energy in partnership with Sinopec, which grew into the world's largest geothermal district heating company. Upon his return to the U.S., Tom founded the biomass investment platform Highland LP in Arkansas to be a leader in developing sustainable infrastructure in the biomass value chain. Highland's first operational asset was built on 200 acres in Pine Bluff, AR and sustains over 430 jobs between its plant employees and the loggers and truckers supplying it with sustainable fiber. It is one of the largest plants of its kind in North America and the first in a series of impactful biomass investments.