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

As the technology co-founder of Social Assurance, Matt architected 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.

Trent Allen

Trent Allen

COO

The Operations Director for Social Assurance, Trent combines his background in finance, operations and social media management.

Trent was previously the COO of a social media contracting firm. His operations experience and education with degrees in finance and international business at Morningside College and James Cook University in Brisbane Australia.