Tony Golobic, Executive Chairman of GreatAmerica Financial Services, has been involved in equipment financing since 1971.
Prior to founding GreatAmerica in 1992, Tony served as General Manager of GE Capital Office Technology Financial Services, President and Chief Executive Officer of LeaseAmerica Corporation, and Senior Vice President of Mellon Financial Services.
Tony earned his M.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1971 and a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting from Roosevelt University in 1969. He has also passed the Certified Public Accountant exam.
Tony is a member of the Boards of the Iowa College Foundation and Mercy Medical Center. He serves on the Board of Directors of Admiralty Holding, Inc. Tony is also on the Board of Trustees for the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. Previously, Tony has been a member of the following Boards of Directors: Board of Trustees of Coe College, Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Village Bank & Trust Company, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, and Eastern Iowa Enterprise Council.
Tony is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Stan Herkelman is Co-CEO of GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation. Stan leads the Executive team.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 1998, Stan practiced law, representing primarily institutional lenders in commercial asset-based lending transactions, workouts, and bankruptcies.
Stan earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.B.A. from the University of Iowa with an accounting emphasis. He has passed the Certified Public Accountant examination and the bar exam in Illinois and Iowa.
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Martin Golobic, Co-Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for leading strategic leadership, cultural and skill shift as we continue to grow and transform into a digital business.
Martin has served in various functions within GreatAmerica that include Credit Analyst, Vendor Relationship Manager, Regional Account Manager, National Account Manager, and Director of Operations – New Strategic Opportunities and most recently, Vice President and General Manager of our Connected Technology Group.
In his current role, Martin will also be responsible for setting the future vision of products, services and business units for GreatAmerica, Collabrance LLC, IRH Capital and all subsidiaries as we respond to market changes, emerging innovations and digitally enabled business solutions.
Martin earned his B.A. degree in Economics from Colorado College in 2009. Martin is a member of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Board of Trustees and a former Board Member of the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.
David Pohlman is President of GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation. David provides leadership over all GreatAmerica business units and makes strategic, financial, and operational decisions that support our customers.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2003, David was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of US Bancorp's small ticket vendor leasing businesses. Prior to US Bancorp, David spent 11 years with Lyon Financial Services. His positions included General Manager of their BCL office equipment business unit and General Manager of their Secured Funding healthcare business unit.
David earned his B.S. from St. Cloud State University and an advanced management degree from Babson School of Executive Education. David is a former Board Member of the United Way of East Central Iowa.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Scott Rheinschmidt, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the GreatAmerica Finance Organization which includes accounting & financial reporting, treasury & capital markets, financial planning & analysis, tax, internal audit, and the finance operations teams. Scott also provides strategic direction for GreatAmerica’s Data Analytics & Insights team.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2007, Scott was a senior associate with KPMG’s audit practice primarily serving clients in the financial services industry. In his tenure with GreatAmerica, Scott has served numerous business units as a financial analyst, initiated GreatAmerica’s Data Analytics & Insights Team, and held various leadership roles including leading the company’s financial planning through multiple debt and equity capital structure transactions and several other corporate initiatives.
Scott earned his B.A. in Accounting and Management from Luther College. He was a Certified Public Accountant and remains a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. Scott volunteers his time supporting his children’s school, church, the Cub Scouts, and coaching youth soccer and baseball teams.
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Michelle Halverson, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, is responsible for all legal matters and works closely with management and the board of directors on various corporate matters.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2018, Michelle was a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP, a large, international law firm. While at Sidley, Michelle represented buyers and sellers in public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. She also advised publicly traded and privately held companies and their boards of directors on a broad range of corporate matters, including SEC reporting obligations and disclosure requirements, exchange listing standards, executive compensation and corporate governance policies and practices.
Michelle received her J.D. degree with high distinction from The University of Iowa College of Law. While in law school, Michelle was a judicial extern to the Honorable Michael J. Melloy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Honorable Thad J. Collins and the Honorable Paul J. Kilburg of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa. Michelle received her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, in Business from Mount Mercy College.
Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Operating Officer
Matt Mueller is Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Operating Officer. Matt is responsible for leading the Operations Domains at GreatAmerica and works with leadership to understand, prioritize, and build the business capabilities necessary to meet the needs of GreatAmerica customers now and in the future. He is also responsible for evolving GreatAmerica IT/Systems team capabilities.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2011, Matt was an Analyst with Lehman Brothers in the Global Communications and Media group, followed by an Associate position in First National Investment Banking’s M&A department. In his tenure with GreatAmerica, Matt served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy where he led the development and evolution of the GreatAmerica corporate 7-year vision. He also led efforts to create the five-year forecasting process, refined the annual budgeting process, participated in multiple transformative capital structure transactions, and performed detailed analysis on various corporate strategic initiatives.
Matt earned an MBA in Finance (2012) and a BBA in Finance (2005), both from the University of Iowa. Matt currently serves on the Tippie Finance Advisory Council Board at the University of Iowa.
Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Stephanie Severin, Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, is responsible for leading GreatAmerica credit underwriting personnel and processes.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2003, her professional experience included managerial roles at law firms and municipal organizations. Stephanie has served in various functions within GreatAmerica including Litigation Specialist, Internal Auditor, Large Transaction Credit Analyst, and Vice-President, Credit. She was promoted to Chief Credit Officer in 2014.
Stephanie is a Certified Lease and Finance Professional, as well as a graduate of Mount Mercy University with a B.A. in Psychology and a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Iowa. She is a member of the United Way Accountability Review Team, and has previously served as Treasurer of Waypoint Services and a Volunteer Crisis Counselor at Foundation 2.
Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Jared Hanlin is Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, is responsible for risk management across GreatAmerica businesses. In this role, Jared leads the GreatAmerica operational risk team and ensures the people and processes are in place to monitor, evaluate, and mitigate operational and portfolio risk in the originating and service-based business units.
Previously, Jared was a member of the GreatAmerica Legal Team where he primarily focused on supporting new program development within the originating business units.
Prior to GreatAmerica, Jared practiced law, representing issuers and investment banks in asset-backed securitization transactions.
Jared received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law and B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.
Chief of Staff
Lisa Lefebure, Chief of Staff, is responsible for providing strategic support to the GreatAmerica senior leadership team, ensuring smooth execution of strategic engagements or programs.
Lisa joined the organization in 2007 as a credit analyst and has served as a Large Transaction Analyst in the Corporate Credit team, VP, Talent & Organization Development and currently as the Chief of Staff. Lisa has led major initiatives including the establishment of development programs for credit and sales talent, leading the Digital Change Team, spearheading team member engagement efforts, creating a benchmarking and efficiency modeling philosophy for the credit function, financial modeling, and facilitation of GreatAmerica strategic planning efforts.
Lisa is a graduate of Cornell College with a degree in Economics and a minor in Political Science, and is also a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Iowa. She is an active volunteer within the Iowa 4-H Program, Celebration of Agriculture Committee and actively serves on the Management & Entrepreneurship Advisory Council and as a Women in Business Mentor supporting the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Strategic Finance
Joe Terfler is Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Strategic Finance. Joe is responsible for leading the continued development, prioritization, and execution of the GreatAmerica strategic vision for growth and competitive differentiation, including exploration and execution of acquisition opportunities. After previously serving as GreatAmerica CFO, Joe maintains involvement in key strategic financial related matters.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2002, Joe served in various finance and accounting leadership roles for two publicly traded companies in the telecommunications and automated information/mobile computing systems markets. Joe began his professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers serving clients in a variety of industries with primary emphasis in the railroad, software, and leasing industries.
Joe earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Iowa. He was a Certified Public Accountant (earning the gold medal in the State of Missouri on the November 1991 exam) and remains a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. Joe is currently a commissioner on the Cedar Rapids Downtown Commission and has volunteered his time on the Finance Committee of the Grant Wood Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Cub Scouts, the American Youth Soccer Organization, and other community organizations and events.
Senior Vice President Risk and Operations-Corporate Strategy
Marty Klees, Senior Vice President, Risk and Operations-Corporate Strategy, is responsible for risk management at GreatAmerica.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 1995, Marty was a Certified Public Accountant working in the audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP. In his tenure with GreatAmerica, Marty has held various senior level positions, including Vice President of Sales, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of our Communications and Data Business Unit.
Marty earned his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and his M.B.A. from the University of Iowa School of Management and has passed the Certified Public Accountant exam.
Marty is on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau and has served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA and the ELFA Small Ticket Leasing Steering Committee.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mike Ciambotti is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mike leads the Information Technology team and digital technology transformation activities. He is responsible for all aspects of technology organization including the IT Services and Help Desk, infrastructure, software engineering, data management, governance, and strategy functions.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica, Mike served as the CIO for national mortgage company and the Chief Technology Officer/SVP for the Home Lending Servicing division of a Fortune 50 company. During his 18-year tenure there, Mike held several key technology roles leading various software engineering teams. He has an extensive background in financial services technology including application modernization, digitization and execution/delivery. Mike holds a BA in Business Communications (Summa Cum Laude) and an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Penn State University.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Office Equipment Group
Jennie Fisher, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Office Equipment Group, is responsible for sales, marketing, operations, and financial performance for this business unit. She has been involved in lease financing since 1989.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 1993, Jennie worked for GE Capital. In her tenure with GreatAmerica, Jennie has held various leadership positions including Team Leader East Coast, Sales Director Office Equipment, Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Vice President of Sales for the Office Equipment Group.
Jennie earned her M.B.A. from the University of Iowa in May 2004. Jennie serves on the Board of Directors for the MPSA, Itex Advisory Board and Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa. She previously served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Senior Vice President, IT Channel and Services
Greg VanDeWalker, Senior Vice President, IT Channel and Services, is responsible for strategic vision and performance for the IT and Unified Communication financing business units as well as Collabrance LLC, the GreatAmerica master managed services provider.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2003, Greg was General Manager for the transportation division of US Bancorp in Denver, Colorado. He began his leasing career in 1991 with Business Credit Leasing (BCL) in sales and sales management. Prior to BCL, Greg was a tax accountant for Arthur Andersen & Company.
Greg was recognized by MSPMentor in 2014 in their Top People in Managed Services list. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, he was awarded the Channel Chief designation by CRN. He was also recognized as an ENX Difference Maker in 2017 and 2019. He served as Chair of the inaugural Managed Print Services Community of CompTIA, and has helped various advisory boards in the IT, Telephony and Office Equipment channels.
Greg received his B.S. degree in accounting.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Specialty Markets Group
Brian Bjella, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Markets Group (encompasses our Construction, HealthCare, Automotive, and Direct Programs Divisions), is responsible for sales, marketing, operations, strategic initiatives, and overall business unit performance.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2010, Brian was the President and principal of Grandview Financial, a small ticket equipment finance lessor. Prior to Grandview, Brian spent 11 years with Lyon Financial/US Bancorp Business Equipment Finance. His positions included Senior Vice President and General Manager of US Bank Manifest Funding Services, Executive Director of Sales for US Bank Manifest Funding Services, and General Manager of Stellar Financial Services (US Bank Portfolio Services).
Brian has served on the Boards of Directors for the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors, United Association of Equipment Lessors and was a founding board member of the National Equipment Finance Association. Brian earned his B.S. from Mankato State University with Magna Cum Laude honors in Finance and Marketing.
Vice President and General Manager of GreatAmerica Portfolio Services Group LLC
Joe Andries, Vice President and General Manager of GreatAmerica Portfolio Services Group LLC, is responsible for the sales, marketing, operational oversight and strategic planning for the Portfolio Services Group.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica Portfolio Services Group in 2010, Joe was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of US Bank’s Portfolio Services and Small Ticket Capital Markets Divisions. Prior to US Bank, Joe spent 12 years with Lyon Financial Services. His positions included General Manager of their Stellar Financial Services Division, Operations Manager of their BCL Capital Division, and Credit Manager of their Manifest Funding Group.
Joe earned his B.S. degree from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN.
Vice President and General Manager, Connected Technology Group
Corey Kerns, Vice President and General Manager, Connected Technology Group, is responsible for sales, marketing, operations, strategic leadership and financial performance of the Business Unit.
Corey started at GreatAmerica in 2011 and served as the Senior Business Unit Analyst for the Connected Technology Group.
Corey then moved to Collabrance LLC as the Senior Finance and Operations Analyst. In this role, Corey was responsible for developing and monitoring key performance indicators, as well as assisting in the evaluation of profitability, efficiency and automation strategies. He was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Collabrance LLC and now returns to the Connected Technology Group as the Vice President and General Manager.
Corey received his B.A. in Business Administration from Wartburg College and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa. He serves on multiple non-profit boards including the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metro Area.
Vice President, Corporate Sales Operations
Lindsay Bohon is our Vice President of Corporate Sales Operations. She provides strategic and tactical stewardship for the sales function at GreatAmerica, working with Business Unit Leaders . She also oversees the National Account programs for the Office Equipment Group and has been involved with lease financing since 1999.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica, Lindsay held several sales positions at GE Capital. In her tenure at GreatAmerica, Lindsay has held various sales and leadership positions including Director, Business Development, Vice President, Sales, and Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for the Office Equipment Group.
Lindsay earned her B.S. in Business and certification in Leadership and Management, graduating Cum Laude from The University of Phoenix. She is a member of the Iowa State University Ivy Business College Sales Forum Advisory Board.
Vice President and Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, Specialty Markets Group
Steve Rybos, Vice President and Managing Director, Specialty Markets Group (Construction, HealthCare, Automotive, Franchise, and Direct Programs Divisions), leads the sales and marketing teams for the unit and establishes and executes sales strategy, program development, and talent acquisition.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2007, Steve held sales management roles at Home Capital, Inc. and MassMutual Financial Group. Steve joined GreatAmerica as National Account Manager within the Distribution Group. In 2011, Steve was promoted to Vice President of Sales, and in 2012 became VP/Managing Director.
Steve received a B.S. degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Vice President and Managing Director, Franchise Division, Specialty Markets Group
Keith Rabin, Vice President and Managing Director, Franchise Division of the Specialty Markets Group, is responsible for sales, marketing, and strategic leadership of the Franchise Division.
Keith founded IRH Capital, LLC in 2001 and led the company for twenty years prior to being acquired by GreatAmerica in 2022. IRH Capital, now a division of GreatAmerica, is a leader in franchise finance and works with some of the largest and most recognizable franchise brands in the U.S.
Keith earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Kansas.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Construction Division
Bill Johnson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Specialty Markets Group-Construction Division, is responsible for sales, marketing, and strategic planning.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2015, Bill held sales and operations management roles in a broad range of industries including technology, manufacturing, and oil and gas. Bill previously held positions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Pactiv, and Marathon Oil. Bill joined GreatAmerica as Director Of National Accounts within the Specialty Markets Group. In 2019, Bill was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Bill received a dual B.S. degree in Accounting & Finance from Wright State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston. He also holds Executive Education certifications from The University of Chicago and Cornell University.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Healthcare Division
Larry Feldstein, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Healthcare Division is responsible for sales, marketing, operations, and strategic leadership of the Healthcare Group.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2020, Larry spent 15 years as the Vice President of Sales and Program Management for DLL’s US Healthcare Division. Prior to DLL, Larry spent 7 years with CitiCapital as the Vice President of Business Development. Larry began his career with Beckman Coulter a market leader in clinical diagnostics. His positions included, Senior Accountant, Regional Financial Services Manager and Director of Financial Services.
Larry earned his B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Vice President, Sales, Office Equipment Group
Key Kain, Vice President of Sales, is responsible for providing unified, strategic leadership for the sales processes in the Office Equipment Group’s internal business teams. He has been involved in lease financing since 2007.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2007, Key was a team leader at the Financial Services headquarters for Praxair Distribution. Key started in the Office Equipment Group as a portfolio manager with the Northeast Team, becoming a Vendor Relationship Manager–Sales in 2009. In 2014 he was promoted to Director, Vendor Relationship Development and Sales Mentor prior to becoming Vice President of Sales in 2016.
Key received his B.A. in Business Administration from Grand View University.
Vice President, Sales, Office Equipment Group
Kim Louden, Vice President of Sales for the Office Equipment Group, is responsible for providing unified, strategic leadership for the sales processes in the Office Equipment Group’s Field Sales Teams.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 1996, Kim worked in the lease financing sector since 1991. She has performed a number of roles across several different functions at GreatAmerica including credit, sales, and team leader. Kim serves on the Standards and Best Practices committee for the MPSA and was recently recognized by ENX as a 2016 Difference Maker. Kim earned her B.A and M.B.A from the University of Iowa.
Vice President and Managing Director of Sales, Office Equipment Group
Mitch Leahy, Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for the Office Equipment Group, is responsible for leading the sales function's growth, strategy, and development.
During his nine years at GreatAmerica, Mitch has been in multiple roles with increasing responsibilities. After joining GreatAmerica in 2008 as a Credit Analyst within the Office Equipment Group, he was promoted as an inaugural member of the Corporate Credit team in 2010, where his focus was underwriting larger ticket transactions originated across business units and formalizing the company’s transaction syndication structure. Most recently, from 2012 to 2017, he held the position of Vendor Operations Leader where he was responsible for leading a team focused on identifying and implementing strategies for managing corporate risk and new program implementation. Mitch received his B.A. in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa.
Vice President, Sales, Office Equipment Group
Derek Meier, Vice President of Sales, is responsible for providing unified, strategic leadership for the sales processes in the Office Equipment Group’s East core sales. He has been involved in lease financing since 2008.
Derek has held a number of sales roles at GreatAmerica, beginning as a Relationship manager in the Telecom division in 2008 where he helped phone system service providers implement and grow financing programs. Derek was quickly promoted to Director of Vendor Relations in 2010. In 2018 Derek moved into the GreatAmerica IT Financing division where he helped VARs, MSPs, and vendors implement financing programs and create custom financing solutions for small and mid-ticket opportunities. Derek received his B.A. from Coe College.
Vice President and Managing Director of Sales, Connected Technology Group
Lee Rozeboom, Vice President and Managing Director of Sales, Connected Technology Group, leads the sales function's growth, strategy, and development.
In his previous role, Lee served as the Vice President of Sales for the MSP division. He has been involved in lease financing since 2006. Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2006, Lee worked for a financial planning company and achieved his Series 6 and 65 ratings.
Lee received his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.
Vice President Sales, Connected Technology Group
Cody Jandik, Vice President Sales, Connected Technology Group, is responsible for leading the sales team and managing improvements to the overall customer experience and sales process.
Cody started his career at GreatAmerica in 2011 as the Director of Vendor Relationship Development where he helped start the focus on Managed Services and IT Providers. He maintained that role until moving into his current position in 2017. As Vice President Sales, his teams support equipment resellers that include, but are not limited to IT related gear, telecommunications, AV, Security, Software, and new emerging technologies.
Cody received a B.A. from Central College.
Vice President, Human Resources
Diane Vanis, Vice President, Human Resources, is responsible for leadership to the “core” areas of the Human Resources Function for GreatAmerica, including recruiting, retention, compensation, benefits and employee relations.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2004, Diane worked for Nash Finch Company in a variety of Human Resources leadership roles, including Corporate and Division positions.
Diane has attained the SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources) Certification and has over 30 years of human resources and employee relations experience.
Vice President, Strategic Technology
Tawnya Stone, Vice President, Strategic Technology, is a member of the GreatAmerica Office of the CIO. The Office of the CIO makes decisions that set the technology direction of the company and include ideation, strategy, solution delivery, and operational decisions. In this role, Tawnya is responsible for customer-facing tools and products across various GreatAmerica business units. She works in close collaboration with business unit and functional leadership and external technology partners. Tawnya joined GreatAmerica in 2011 as an IT Project Manager and eventually evolved into subsequent roles that blended technology and customer facing activities. Prior to joining GreatAmerica she worked for Philips Electronics and Verizon Communications in the Washington DC metro area.
Tawnya is also Vice President of the Managed Print Services Association and is an Executive Council member of CompTIA’s Technology Lifecycle Services Community and past Chair of CompTIA’s Managed Print Services Community. She was recognized by ENX as a Difference Maker in 2016 and 2018. Tawnya also is a member of the Technology and Operations committee within the ELFA.
Tawnya is a Certified Lease and Finance Professional and earned her B.S. in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University in 1995 and her M.B.A. from Marymount University in 1999.
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Heather S. Friedman, Vice President Corporate Marketing, is responsible for developing and managing strategic marketing plans for all GreatAmerica business units and supporting corporate sales initiatives.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2019, Heather was the Founding Partner of an award-winning advertising and marketing agency in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has extensive experience on both the client and agency sides of marketing communications and brings her passion for creating marketing strategies to GreatAmerica. She also served as Marketing Director for National Systems Contractors Association and spent many years in marketing and finance within the beverage, telecom and publishing industries.
Heather received her B.A. from Regis University in Denver, CO with Magna Cum Laude honors. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for Collins Community Credit Union and the Boards of Directors for Orchestra Iowa and the Vernon Heights Neighborhood Association, a non-profit she started to provide grants for her community. She was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame in 2019.
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Matt Doty, Vice President Corporate Communications, is responsible for maintaining image execution and brand continuity throughout the company. This includes written and verbal communications with internal and external audiences and overall strategic and tactical marketing activities.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 1998 as a consultant, Matt was a Reporter/Anchor for a CBS News affiliate, then a writer with the Associated Press. He followed his writing career to the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences as a Communications Officer. He was the founder of Strong Productions, Inc., a Cedar Rapids marketing/design firm, leading it for seven years prior to GreatAmerica.
Matt earned a B.A. degree in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He serves on the board of trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the board of Theatre Cedar Rapids.
Renae Kinney, Controller, is responsible for the overall financial reporting of GreatAmerica, including implementing and monitoring GreatAmerica internal financial controls, financial statement preparation, financial budget variance analysis, and payroll.
Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2017, Renae was an audit manager working in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, L.L.P., where she primarily participated in financial statement and internal control audits of public and private companies.
Renae earned her B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Wartburg College and holds a Certified Public Accountant designation.
Vice President and Treasurer
Zach Paulson, Vice President and Treasurer, is responsible for the GreatAmerica Treasury Department which includes managing the company’s funding sources, interest rate hedging activities, lender and investor relationships, and the overall cash management strategy and processes.
In 2005, Zach began his professional career with GreatAmerica in the Treasury Department. His responsibilities have continued to expand and, most recently, he held the position of Assistant Treasurer. From 2004 to 2005, he was involved in finance and accounting roles at GreatAmerica as an intern.
Zach earned a B.A. in Finance with an Economics minor from the University of Northern Iowa, graduating with honors.