JONAS SPEAKERS

 
 

STEVE COWAN, PRESIDENT, JONAS CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE

Steve Cowan is President of Jonas Construction Software. Operating under the principle of expanding and developing the Jonas Enterprise and Jonas Premier products, Steve is responsible for developing an efficient company-wide strategy while leading an executive team and maintaining the corporate culture.

 
 

ORTON BAKER, VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT

Since joining Jonas in 1996 Orton has held a number of positions across the support and development departments within both Construction and Club verticals. Orton currently oversees Research & Development, Product Management and Quality Assurance teams in Construction. Prior to 1996 Orton worked for 6 years at a company specializing in Automotive Dealership software in positions ranging from developer to Project Manager for Canadian operations.

 
 
 

FRANCESCO CASTAGNA, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Francesco joined Jonas Construction Software after the acquisition of New Century Software. He has over twenty years of experience in the industry and with Jonas Software. Francesco has been involved in numerous implementations and has provided procedural support and development specifications. His role at Jonas includes Product Development, Client Management and Sales Support. Francesco holds an Applied Science degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

 
 

HARPAL DHUGA, IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT

Harpal first began her career at Jonas in the Club Division in November 2009 as a Customer Support Representative. She has been a part of the Construction team since March 2012, and in her current role as an Implementation Consultant since June 2015. Prior to joining Jonas, she held a variety of roles performing accounting duties in various companies.

 
 
 

NADINE MACHADO, SENIOR IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT

Nadine Machado joined the Jonas Construction team in October 2008 as a customer support representative transitioning to the role of Implementation Specialist in January 2009. In this role she is responsible for both new client implementations and add on training. Nadine has over 25 years of experience implementing and training software in the construction, manufacturing and distribution industries.

 
 

IOANA CUMPANAS, CUSTOMER EXCELLENCE MANAGER

Ioana started at Jonas Construction in 2009 and has held various roles within the Support, Professional Services and Customer Excellence departments. Her previous experience at Multinational Manufacturing and Consulting Companies, like Procter & Gamble and Deloitte & Touche, equipped her with a large variety of skills that are serving her well in her current role. She has a customer centric approach and is working with the Jonas Team to continuously improve both the Software and our processes, in order to ultimately contribute to our clients’ success.

 
 
 

MIKE LASANOWSKI, PAYROLL SPECIALIST

September 2017 marked the 19 year anniversary for Mike Lasanowski at Jonas Software. In the role of payroll specialist Mike is responsible for ensuring all payroll tax changes, payroll forms and year end documentation are up to date. In addition he assists with customer support, Q&A Testing and training for both our Construction and Club clients. Mike has received his payroll designation for both Canadian (CPM) and U.S. (CPP) payroll.

 
 

SAM MENDELSOHN, VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Prior to joining Jonas in 2014 as the VP of Business Development, Sam spent 10 years of his career working for start-up and high growth software companies in various areas including marketing, sales, professional services, and channel/strategic partnerships. He is also a closet accountant holding a CPA, CMA and earning his Bachelor of International Business, with a minor in Finance and a minor in Marketing from Carleton University.

 
 
 

NADINE RYNKOWSKI, PRODUCT SPECIALIST

Before joining Jonas three years ago, Nadine worked in a bookkeeping and management position. She has a gift for learning, and an energetic attitude towards problem solving. Nadine is part of the New Sale team, providing product specific information to prospective clients. She always has a positive, focused and determined demeanor.

 
 

ANNE STEVENSON, PRODUCT MANAGER

Anne joined Jonas is 2008. Bringing over 15 years of Construction industry experience in both HR and Finance, she spent a number of years implementing Jonas Construction Software throughout North America and the Caribbean. Currently assuming the role of Product Manager, Anne is able to take all that she has learned from the many clients she has worked with to make Jonas even better.

 
 
 

DEBRA WALKE, IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT

Debra graduated from Georgia College in 1982 with a BBA in Accounting. For the next 7 years, she worked in accounting in varied industries such as manufacturing and property management. In 1989, she started working as a controller at an HVAC company. In 1996, she left to work for a software company for HVAC companies, where she handled support for all customers with an accounting interface into the software. Debra has been an implementation specialist of the Jonas software since 1998.

 
 

DAVID GOLDBERGER, B.I. CONSULTANT

Prior to joining Jonas in April 2016, David spent 5 years working for a BI company where he extracted, transformed, loaded, designed and deployed BI data and reporting solutions for leading Fortune 500 retailers. In the BI Consultant role, David is responsible for helping clients visualize their data through reporting in an Excel environment as well as in an EBI environment.