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Arkansas is a hidden gem for folks in tech. And Data Scientist, Kimberly, is here in the thick of it.

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.”

Meet the leadership behind First Orion

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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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Craig Dunn

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Craig leads Finance, Human Resources and Business Data Products at First Orion. He has led several start-up ventures, characterizing his belief that “blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” Craig enjoyed a 10-year career at Acxiom Corporation where he found his calling combining financial acumen with a business development focus. Craig is flexible, passionate, fun, and can hold his breath for a really long time while he absorbs the wonder of nature and total “immersion” in the moment that scuba diving brings.

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Kristi Crum

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Commercial Officer

Kristi’s solid experience in the wireless industry makes her a natural at commercializing and distributing phone transparency solutions for all of First Orion’s key, strategic business partners. Having previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Distribution Strategy for Verizon, she is at ease directing sales, operations marketing, and financial performance. A quirky go-getter (she taught herself SQL!), Kristi believes “brick walls are there for a reason… not to keep us out, but to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”

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Scott Ballantyne

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

“Scottish” Scott is rocket fuel for our sales and marketing efforts, driving brand innovation and compelling product stories. Who knew his education in astrophysics would lead to 30 years of marketing leadership at companies like T-Mobile, Asia Global Crossing, Dell, Vonage and Fab? Scott propels our mission into the future whether he’s in the office, on the road with clients, cheering on soccer, or cycling the extensive bike routes of central Arkansas. We hope to see him climb Alpe d’Huez one day, sporting a First Orion logo!

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Scott Hambuchen

EVP Technology & Solution Development

EVP Technology & Solution Development

Scott leads all of First Orion’s technology & solution development activities, working closely with mobile carrier and network solution providers. 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 director of Acxiom’s $100 million European operations.

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Bart Geiser

EVP of Global Sales

EVP of Global Sales

Bart has an M.S.H. (Making Stuff Happen) in business development from the university of blood, sweat and tears where he’s spent the past 25 years. He performs in results-driven roles spanning anywhere from the Golf industry to financial and marketing services to founding entrepreneurships. To put it in his words, “When you can do anything, the difficult part is choosing!” Inspired by perfection, Bart has cultivated, consulted and closed several multi-million-dollar opportunities in his lifetime, and we’re thrilled he shares his confidence and enthusiasm with First Orion.

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Jennifer Barrett Glasgow

EVP Policy and Compliance

EVP Policy and Compliance

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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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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Libbi Whitehurst

Head of People Operations

Head of People Operations

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!