Our People

Who We Are

Banks, specialty finance organizations, captive finance groups, and automotive lenders around the world relied on IDS for secured finance technologies. As of October 2021, IDS and its acquisitions relaunched under a new brand identity: Solifi.

Solifi is a multi-asset, cloud-based finance technology company that supplies automotive finance, equipment finance, wholesale/floorplanning finance, and working capital solutions to businesses across the globe.

While we’re focused on helping our customers move to the cloud, we sell and support both software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-prem solutions made for scalability and sustainability. Solifi is co-headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, and Milton Keynes, U.K., and has offices in Canada, Germany, Austria, Australia, India, and China.

Who We Are

Banks, specialty finance organizations, captive finance groups, and automotive lenders around the world relied on IDS for secured finance technologies. As of October 2021, IDS and its acquisitions relaunched under a new brand identity: Solifi.

Solifi is a multi-asset, cloud-based finance technology company that supplies automotive finance, equipment finance, wholesale/floorplanning finance, and working capital solutions to businesses across the globe.

While we’re focused on helping our customers move to the cloud, we sell and support both software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-prem solutions made for scalability and sustainability. Solifi is co-headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, and Milton Keynes, U.K., and has offices in Canada, Germany, Austria, Australia, India, and China.

Management Team

David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer

Including roles at SunGard (FIS) and Fiserv, Mr. Hamilton has over 20 years of leadership and board management experience in FinTech.

Katie Emmel

Katie Emmel

Chief Operating Officer

With 30 years in asset finance software, Ms. Emmel’s leadership extends to the Equipment Leasing and Financing Foundation (ELFF) board.

Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson

Chief Strategy Officer

With 25+ years in the financial services sector, Mr. Gleeson delivers strategic change initiatives for the secured finance industry.

Eric Gibson

Eric Gibson

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gibson’s 30+ years of executive leadership in high-growth technology & SaaS companies includes CFO roles at Granicus & Dimension Data.

Eldon Richards

Eldon Richards

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Richards has 20+ years of experience in software product development from roles at Recondo, PatientPoint, Optum and UnitedHealth Group.

Bill Noel

Bill Noel

Chief Product Officer

Mr. Noel brings 20 years of strategy, innovation, product and portfolio management with executive roles at Blue Yonder, Tyco, and PWC.

Keith Palmieri

Keith Palmieri

Global Head of Sales & Account Management

Mr. Palmieri brings 20+ years of R&D, services, sales and leadership experience, including roles at Allegro Development and PowerPlan.

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith

Managing Director Asia Pacific

Mr. Smith brings 30+ years of enterprise technology management and sales leadership gained from roles at Hewlett-Packard and EDS.

Mandip Sidhu

Mandip Sidhu

Head of Corporate Development

Mr. Sidhu brings 20+ years of Strategic M&A corporate development and consultative experience, including roles at Temenos and KPMG.

Sarah Cortright

Sarah Cortright

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Cortright brings over 20 years of experience in human resources including senior leadership roles at Cargill and Värde Partners.

Ray Wizbowski

Ray Wizbowski

Chief Marketing Officer

With senior roles at Entrust Datacard and Gemalto, Mr. Wizbowski has 20+ years in the financial services, security and enterprise markets.

INTERNATIONAL DECISION SYSTEMS IS LED BY A SEASONED MANAGEMENT TEAM WITH A WEALTH OF EQUIPMENT FINANCE AND SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer

Including roles at SunGard (FIS) and Fiserv, Mr. Hamilton has over 20 years of leadership and board management experience in FinTech.

Katie Emmel

Katie Emmel

Chief Operating Officer

With 30 years in asset finance software, Ms. Emmel’s leadership extends to the Equipment Leasing and Financing Foundation (ELFF) board.

Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson

Chief Strategy Officer

With 25+ years in the financial services sector, Mr. Gleeson delivers strategic change initiatives for the secured finance industry.

Eric Gibson

Eric Gibson

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gibson’s 30+ years of executive leadership in high-growth technology & SaaS companies includes CFO roles at Granicus & Dimension Data.

Eldon Richards

Eldon Richards

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Richards has 20+ years of experience in software product development from roles at Recondo, PatientPoint, Optum and UnitedHealth Group.

Bill Noel

Bill Noel

Chief Product Officer

Mr. Noel brings 20 years of strategy, innovation, product and portfolio management with executive roles at Blue Yonder, Tyco, and PWC.

Keith Palmieri

Keith Palmieri

Global Head of Sales & Account Management

Mr. Palmieri brings 20+ years of R&D, services, sales and leadership experience, including roles at Allegro Development and PowerPlan.

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith

Managing Director Asia Pacific

Mr. Smith brings 30+ years of enterprise technology management and sales leadership gained from roles at Hewlett-Packard and EDS.

Mandip Sidhu

Mandip Sidhu

Head of Corporate Development

Mr. Sidhu brings 20+ years of Strategic M&A corporate development and consultative experience, including roles at Temenos and KPMG.

Sarah Cortright

Sarah Cortright

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Cortright brings over 20 years of experience in human resources including senior leadership roles at Cargill and Värde Partners.

Ray Wizbowski

Ray Wizbowski

Chief Marketing Officer

With senior roles at Entrust Datacard and Gemalto, Mr. Wizbowski has 20+ years in the financial services, security and enterprise markets.

Board of Directors

Bill McKinzie

Bill McKinzie

Chairman of the Board

Mr. McKinzie brings over 20 years of executive leadership most recently serving as the President and CEO of Manatron

David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer

Including roles at SunGard (FIS) and Fiserv, Mr. Hamilton has over 20 years of leadership and board management experience in FinTech.

Erik Akopiantz

Erik Akopiantz

Board Member

Mr. Akopiantz brings over 20 years of experience of entrepreneurial, operation, strategic and transaction experience across industries

George Jaber

George Jaber

Board Member

Mr. Jaber has held several Board positions in software companies as part of his role as Vice President at Thoma Bravo

A.J. Rohde

A.J. Rohde

Board Member

Mr. Rohde, partner at Thoma Bravo, brings 20 years of vast Board experience with software and technology companies

Vivek Kumar

Vivek Kumar

Board Member

Mr. Kumar, Partner at Five Arrows Principal Investments, brings 20 years of private equity and public investing experience in B2B sectors.

Peter Hernandez

Peter Hernandez

Board Member

Mr. Hernandez has held several Board positions in software companies as part of his role as Vice President at Thoma Bravo.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR INTERNATIONAL DECISION SYSTEMS INCLUDES PROVEN LEADERS FROM THE FINANCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE INDUSTRIES

Bill McKinzie

Bill McKinzie

Chairman of the Board

Mr. McKinzie brings over 20 years of executive leadership most recently serving as the President and CEO of Manatron

David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer

Including roles at SunGard (FIS) and Fiserv, Mr. Hamilton has over 20 years of leadership and board management experience in FinTech.

Erik Akopiantz

Erik Akopiantz

Board Member

Mr. Akopiantz brings over 20 years of experience of entrepreneurial, operation, strategic and transaction experience across industries

George Jaber

George Jaber

Board Member

Mr. Jaber has held several Board positions in software companies as part of his role as Vice President at Thoma Bravo

A.J. Rohde

A.J. Rohde

Board Member

Mr. Rohde, partner at Thoma Bravo, brings 20 years of vast Board experience with software and technology companies

Vivek Kumar

Vivek Kumar

Board Member

Mr. Kumar, Partner at Five Arrows Principal Investments, brings 20 years of private equity and public investing experience in B2B sectors.

Peter Hernandez

Peter Hernandez

Board Member

Mr. Hernandez has held several Board positions in software companies as part of his role as Vice President at Thoma Bravo.