Meet the Leadership Team

Social Assurance team brings a depth of technical knowledge, marketing experience and practical background in regulatory compliance. As changes occur in the fast-moving industry of social media, Social Assurance stays on top of each of these fronts.

Ben Pankonin

Ben Pankonin

CEO

The co-founder of Social Assurance, Ben consulted for banks, brokerages and financial firms in the area of IT management and software prior to forming Social Assurance.

He led sales and marketing efforts for hyper growth on the Inc 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies for Five Nines Technology Group as the Director of Business Development and is a 2012 Pipeline Entrepreneur Fellow. Ben’s background in enterprise security and software bring a unique perspective to social media solutions.

Ben’s thought leadership in enterprise technology has been featured in publications such as the Financial Brand, CRN, Credit Union Times, Omaha World Herald and the Midlands Business Journal and he frequently speaks on the use of technology in the enterprise. Ben studied Business and Computer Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University completing his Bachelor’s degree.

Matt Secoske

Matt Secoske

CTO

Matt is co-founder of Social Assurance and the architect of the Social Assurance platform. He has extensive experience in payment processing transaction systems with ACI and others and has served as the lead architect for healthcare software systems. Matt’s previously led development for silicon valley based social media startup, Twylah. Matt frequently speaks about software and database architecture, led the formation of the Omaha Bar Camp, and is an active leader and presenter in the Open Source development community.

Judy Daniell

Judy Daniell

Customer Experience

Judy leads customer experience at Social Assurance and was previously at Albers Communications Group, where she worked as an account manager for a portfolio of national clients. Specializing in creating social media content across various platforms, Daniell brings her experience to the financial industry. Prior to Albers, Daniell served as a marketing consultant for Living Social and wrote for the Omaha World Herald online. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Communication Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Adam Cook

Adam Cook

Senior Developer

Adam has been developing and deploying enterprise applications for the past 14 years. Before starting at Social Assurance he led development of a remote patient monitoring system. Adam has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Staci Dudley

Staci Dudley

Operations Manager

Staci has over a decade of experience in herding cats in the IT, sales and marketing arenas. Prior to joining the Social Assurance team, Staci provided agency project management support for Albers Communications Group coordinating national print and digital PR and marketing campaigns. Additionally, she has worked for MSI Systems Integrators and Sirius Computer Solutions in a variety of sales operations management roles. Staci holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska - Omaha and is a PMI Certified Associate Project Manager.

Marc Kaschke

Marc Kaschke

Chief Financial Officer

With a passion for helping to develop IT firms, Marc has helped to grow Social Assurance to what it is today. In addition to being the mayor of North Platte from 2008 to 2012, Marc has previously worked with several up and coming IT organizations directing their marketing strategies, business plans and financial operations. He earned his degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and is currently completing his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.