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Team

Expertise in Elections
and Technology

Our team is comprised of world-renowned experts in elections, technology and enterprise. With global-, federal- and state-level election leadership—working in tandem with computer security experts with years of experience developing secure solutions for Fortune 100 corporations—Everyone Counts ensures reliable results that meet the specific needs of each unique election.


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James Simmons

CEO

James Simmons is a technology and operations leader with deep expertise in building, deploying, securing and supporting complex systems in highly-regulated industries and environments. Before joining Everyone Counts, James’ career was spent in the defense, supply chain and legal services industries.  His work includes: creating and leading the IT department for the multi-billion dollar MRAP armored vehicle fleet’s Middle East operations; building an enterprise SaaS platform used by over 50 of the Fortune 500 companies to manage their global supply chains; architecting and running the most complex distributed combat simulation ever developed by the U.S. Army; and most recently leading product development in a company disrupting the legal services market.  James received his Bachelors in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College, is certified in project management (PMP) and IT service management (ITIL), and is a recognized expert in cybersecurity and information assurance.


 

Patrick Bragg

VP, Product Management

Patrick Bragg is the Vice President, Product Management at Everyone Counts, bringing over 14 years of executive product experience from high-profile technology companies such as LegalZoom, eBay, and PayPal. Patrick’s extensive business and technical expertise have helped drive rapidly growing software companies, with accompanying responsibilities for P&L management, organizational management, product strategy, design, and execution.

At Everyone Counts, Patrick is responsible for managing the Product Management team and leading all product management activities including product analysis, design, requirements, and pricing; market models; and ongoing tracking and product planning for all markets. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Washington University in Saint Louis.


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Andreas Schenck

VP, Sales & Marketing

As VP, Sales & Marketing, Andreas Schenck brings a customer-focused sales approach to Everyone Counts. Previously, Andreas was the CEO of ProfitLine, a major player in the Telecom Expense Management space, leading it to record growth and international expansion. Andreas has worked in a variety of roles as CEO, CIO, EVP and General Manager for public and private companies in Europe, South America and North America.

Andreas has led company divisions in Europe, Latin America, and North America to record revenue growth and drove revenue increases for three sequential software company exits through the implementation of a high performance revenue culture 2014-2016. He attended Southern Methodist University and has a BS Mechanical Engineering, Summa cum Laude Administration.


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Kate Burdge

Director of Sales Operations and Marketing

Kate Burdge has 30 years experience successfully growing businesses in the software industry. She has a proven track record of leadership in companies of all sizes ranging from start-up to international public companies. Her strategic planning and hands-on executive approach has proven successful in achieving increased revenue, profitability and improved customer satisfaction.

Prior to Everyone Counts, Kate held various executive positions where her ability to define and execute go-forward plans for staffing, product, and team refinement included establishment of best practices and implementation of quality standards, including ISO 9000 certification. Her contributions have resulted in maximum efficiency and timely delivery of quality product and services for both internal and external customers. 


 

Sheri Charleston

Director of Professional Services

Sheri Charleston brings over 30 years in the election management and services industry. She possesses a broad spectrum of account management experience from her work with election solution companies, and has a proven success record of leading complex election system implementations for major jurisdictions with millions of voters, across the nation. Sheri's election experience includes ballot layout and production, managing election data, change management, staff training on commercial off-the-shelf hardware, software as a service and life cycle project management from planning through post-implementation support. Her satisfied customers include multiple counties and states, from coast-to-coast in the US.


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Judson Neer

Director of Engineering

Judson Neer has 13 years of experience developing and delivering reliable and secure software to various industries. Prior to joining Everyone Counts, Mr. Neer worked for Northrop Grumman Corporation where he was the recipient of the Northrop Group Corporation Strategic Intellectual Property Award, and completed the Emerging Leaders management training program.

With Everyone Counts, Judson led the modernization of the New Jersey SVRS and the EVS platform, using technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Docker, and Kubernetes.

Judson holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cedarville University, and also holds an Advanced Certificate in Web and Mobile Development from San Diego State University.