LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jonna Ward

CEO/President

Jonna, who has developed VIP and Meridian based on her passion for customer excellence, is known for these words, “I have a ‘one master’ philosophy, with the customer being the master.”

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Jonna Ward is the Founder and CEO of Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), the parent company for Meridian Knowledge Solutions. Jonna founded VIP in 1996 by leveraging her unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and using her innate ability to balance insight and ideals with tactical action and results. Through Jonna’s strategic, operational, and financial leadership, she created and transformed VIP from a company operating out of her back bedroom to a global consulting firm offering management consulting and technology solutions spanning both the public sector and commercial markets for over 1,000 clients.

Her parallel leadership of Meridian has propelled the company into a formidable market competitor with more than 10 million global users, recognized as one of the learning management industry’s top-rated technologies, and used by some of the world’s largest, most successful enterprises spanning federal, state and local, and Fortune 500 organizations. Prior to founding VIP, Jonna was an executive with Accenture where she implemented mega-sized systems focused on increasing revenue, maximizing performance, and streamlining processes for some of the largest entities in the U.S. Jonna is well-known for her commitment to philanthropic involvement supporting a variety of organizations and for her active participation in government reform activities. She is often spotted in a variety of volunteer roles, from serving meals to local families in crisis to helping to mentor youth to become the next generation of business leaders.

Geoff Perry

Chief Product Officer

As a believer in results focused perseverance, Geoff could have easily taken these words out of Tom Landry’s mouth: “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”

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As Chief Product Officer, Geoff manages the complete life cycle of product development and technology operations at Meridian. In his role, Geoff leads a team of highly-skilled developers to deliver new features and functionality for Meridian’s product suite. He also oversees hosting and IT operations. Geoff has demonstrated expertise in application architecture, design, development, IT infrastructure, and technology leadership with a focus in dynamic web-based application. Geoff brings his deep understanding of the software development industry to bear in developing technically sound solutions for Meridian’s private- and public-sector client base.

Prior to joining Meridian, Geoff held various positions within the technology and healthcare sectors with a focus on reporting, analytics, and performance. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from James Madison University. Geoff is a big family guy who also likes to swing a golf club from time to time, as long as it’s not during a Cowboys game.

Rebecca McClure

Chief Revenue Officer

Rebecca enjoys the unity and comradery of her team and strives to follow Theodore Roosevelt’s sage advice: “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what they want done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”

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With 25 years of experience, Rebecca McClure has proven to be an accomplished leader and has successfully managed wonderfully-smart teams in both software and the consumer goods industries. Rebecca has been in Executive Sales roles overseeing Sales, Marketing and Pre-Sales for nearly two decades. She has extensive industry experience in LMS and HCM with roles at Oracle, where she was Vice President of Human Capital Management Applications, as well as at Plateau and SumTotal where she built and led results-driven sales and marketing teams that generated multi-millions of dollars in revenue and developed strategic marketing and branding presence. In addition, Rebecca previously held positions at Newell Rubbermaid where she led and managed 11 countries and at Procter & Gamble in a number of executive leadership roles. She began her software career at IBM on the Enterprise Integration Management team.

Rebecca graduated from University of Florida with a BSBA and a double major in Management and Marketing with a Minor in Economics. When she’s not at work, Rebecca loves to be outdoors farming in her tiny garden, running, kayaking, and biking with her husband. She’s an avid sports fan with Orlando City soccer, Celtics, Pats, Red Sox and University of Florida Gators among her favorites.

Nitu Saini

Vice President of Customer Success

Nitu believes gaining trust is key in maintaining any relationship and critical for customer success. She draws inspiration from the Damon Richards’ quote, “Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Her commitment to our clients’ success shines through.

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As Vice President of Customer Success, Nitu oversees professional services, customer care, and training. She has more than ten years of experience in information technology and client relationship management. Nitu joins Meridian from Deloitte, where she served as a project manager on the nation’s first integration effort between the Department of Defense and Veteran Affairs for a joint federal health care center in North Chicago. Prior to Deloitte, she held various roles supporting project management and delivery as well as help desk and operations maintenance. Nitu has a solid understanding of Meridian’s operations and works closely with clients to ensure alignment for overall customer success.

Nitu graduated from George Washington University with a MS in Information Systems Technology Management and holds a BS in Decision Sciences and Management of Information Systems from George Mason University. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with family and friends or travel to explore new destinations.

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