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Rand Worldwide Executive Team

Bill Zavadil – President

In Bill’s role as President he oversees the day to day operations for all of the divisions of Rand Worldwide. Having served many years in various customer facing roles, Bill has demonstrated a sharp understanding of our customers complex business challenges and how they can combine best in class technology with process efficiencies to solve these problems. Under Bill’s leadership, his unwavering focus on the success of our customers along with his emphasis on operational excellence, ensures that Rand is best positioned to deliver results.

Bill brings over 30 years of operational expertise and industry experience to this role. Most recently, Bill has demonstrated success in senior leadership roles that included Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the Professional Services, Sales and Consulting teams at IMAGINiT Technologies and Avatech Solutions prior to its merger with IMAGINiT. Bill graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and holds a B.S. in business management and marketing with an emphasis on economics.

Nedim Celik – CIO and Vice President of Corporate Information Systems

Since 2008 Nedim has had responsibility and oversight for the corporate information and business systems at Rand Worldwide. In this capacity Nedim focuses on the optimization and integration of key business systems to drive operational efficiencies and profitability across all divisions of Rand Worldwide. In addition, Nedim manages the Software Development Group at Rand Worldwide which develops intellectual property, products and applications for resell through IMAGINiT Technologies and other global resellers. Nedim was also responsible for the cloud datacenter/hosting and customer implementations at Rand Secure Data division.

Prior to Rand Worldwide, Nedim was Information Technology Director at The Brattle Group and spent 3 years in this capacity at Moldflow Corporation up until its acquisition by Autodesk. Previous roles include other Information Technology positions at Basis Technology Corporation, Vital Signs, Inc. and Trinon Digital Engineering.

Nedim studied electrical engineering at Sarajevo University and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. Nedim speaks fluent German.

Jamie Chevalier – Vice President of Sales

Jamie Chevalier brings more than 25 years of experience guiding sales teams to success in the Autodesk reseller channel. In his role of Vice President of Sales, he has oversight of all sales activity conducted by the IMAGINiT, Rand 3D and ASCENT divisions. Jamie’s use of technology and analytics to track the progress of his teams against target has led to the consistent exceeding of revenue targets. An in-depth understanding of our clients’ pain points and business challenges enable him to coach his teams to find the best solutions that enable their customers to succeed.

Jamie brings tremendous sales expertise to this position. His most recent role at IMAGINiT was as Vice President of Manufacturing and Government business where he led these teams to tremendous growth. He joined IMAGINiT in 2019 as a result of the acquisition of Advanced Solutions, Inc. where he held various executive level roles including most recently President of the Design Software business. Prior to Advanced Solutions, Inc. Jamie held a variety of sales roles over a decade spent at AEC CADCON, Inc. until they were acquired by Advanced Solutions. Jamie graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture.

Scott Hale – Vice President, Business Development

Scott Hale brings over 24 years of in-depth years of experience to manufacturing customers looking to leverage technologies such as CAD and PLM to drive profitability and efficiencies across their operations. In his role at IMAGINiT, Scott oversees a dedicated and highly specialized team of sales and technical experts who are focused exclusively in the areas of manufacturing, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Simulation and PLM solutions. Scott is focused on ensuring our clients leverage their technology investments effectively in order to turn their visions into reality. Whether it be technology recommendation, implementation, or support, or data management and custom workflow definition, or complex Simulation and CFD analysis, his team is poised to deliver the solutions that make client innovation possible.

For the past 24 years, Scott has been developing and delivering quality professional and consulting service solutions that help clients achieve and exceed their engineering productivity objectives. Prior to the 2011 merger of Avatech and IMAGINiT Technologies, Scott spent 11 years at Avatech in various management roles and most recently served the combined companies as the Director for the Manufacturing Solutions Group. Before IMAGINiT and Avatech, Scott was co-Owner and Vice President at CAMTECH for 7 years and before that held a client services role at Eagle Point Software.

Scott holds a Bachelors in Industrial Technology from William Penn University. He also holds several product, industry and consulting certifications from Autodesk and is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences.

Kathy Herold – Vice President of Human Resources

As a member of the executive team, Kathy leads the Human Resources function for Rand Worldwide and is responsible for human resources strategies, policies and practices, and key people-related programs and initiatives.

Kathy brings a wide breadth of HR expertise to Rand Worldwide with a BS in Business Administration from Chapman University and over 25 years of human resources leadership experience. Prior to joining Rand, Kathy’s roles have ranged from building the HR function at small rapidly growing organizations including Simple Tech and VISICU, to serving in HR leadership roles at mid–size and fortune 500 technology companies including Unisys, Philips and GE Healthcare, and Ameritox.

Kathy is a certified Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and also holds the Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification.

John Kuta – Chief Financial Officer

John Kuta is a seasoned accounting professional with nearly nineteen years of accounting experience including over eleven years leading the accounting and financial reporting functions at Rand Worldwide as well as seven years of financial audit experience. John’s focus is on streamlining and improving processes through the effective use of technology across the accounting and business management functions. John’s experience at Rand Worldwide includes the management of all key accounting functions including financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, budgeting as well as the accounts payable and receivable functions.

Prior to his promotion as Chief Financial Officer, John most recently held the position of Vice President of Finance and Controller at Rand Worldwide. He has been with Rand Worldwide since January of 2005. Prior to Rand Worldwide and Avatech Solutions, John worked at American Express Tax & Business Services as well as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Towson University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Chantale Marchand – Vice President

Chantale Marchand oversees the marketing and branding activities for the global divisions under the Rand Worldwide corporate umbrella. In addition to her marketing role, Chantale manages the ASCENT division of Rand Worldwide where she holds responsibility for sales and product development as well as the Rand 3D division where she oversees sales and the technical training and implementation teams.

Chantale joined Rand Worldwide in 2009 from Foliage Software where she was responsible for corporate marketing activities across multiple industries. Prior to Foliage, Chantale ran North American marketing for Moldflow Corporation. In addition, Chantale held various marketing roles at network communications startup Sitara Networks and ERP provider Marcam Solutions.

Chantale holds a degree in English from the University of Georgia and completed graduate school studies in English at Georgia State University.

Larry Rychlak – Chief Executive Officer

Larry has been the Company’s CEO since November 2014 and as such is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of Rand Worldwide and its subsidiaries. Over the years that Larry has spent with the Company, he has served in several roles including President and Chief Financial Officer. With over 40 years of operational and financial experience, Larry has amassed a track record of leading growth, both organically and through numerous acquisitions, improving operating efficiencies, maximizing financial performance, strengthening the Company’s financial position and streamlining operations. His background includes several senior management positions in both private and publicly-held organizations, business consulting experience, and as a senior manager with an international accounting and consulting firm.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. and a M.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland.

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