Leadership

Optomi Professional Services

Optomi Professional Services employs a team of innovative thinkers, industry disruptors, and refreshingly enterprising strategists influencing a more purpose-driven world.


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MICHAEL WINWOOD

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Innovative strategist. Proficient at fulfilling our
mission with a margin. Confident leader. Articulate communicator.
Technology buff. Auto enthusiast. Will tinker with anything
that has a microchip in it unless a Liverpool match is on.


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CHUCK RUGGIERO

Chief Operating Officer


Chief strategist. Master of Operations. Lover of ingenuity.
Weekend DIY fein. Closet coder. Creatively re-
sourceful. Joined the team to launch Provalus
and hit the ground running.  Now governs all things OPS.


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CHRISTEN BLACK

Chief Marketing Officer


Master of marketing. Brand strategist. Content Creator.
Inspired by the power of purpose. Avid organizer.
Design enthusiast. Exercise addict. A sucker
for good harmony and retro playlists.


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RADKA WINWOOD

Chief Sales Officer


Leader of the field leadership.
Cheerleader for all who passionately
strive to live up to their full potential.
Insightful. Hard-working. Dubbed as
refreshingly direct. Peloton-addict.
Happiest when goals are accomplished.


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CHASE DONNER

Chief Financial Officer


Steward of finances and a stickler for process. Creative problem solver. Hot air balloon aficionado. Microbrewery connoisseur. Father of two. Takes the scenic route whenever possible.


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JEFF LUMA

Executive Vice President


Change agent. Incessantly building a faster, more efficient mousetrap. Talent whisperer. Lover of gadgets. Never saw a mountain he couldn’t bike.  Proud husband and father of two girls, a boy…..and ten ducks.


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BEN TUCKER

Vice President of Delivery


Maker of data-driven decisions and incredible cuisine.
At least 7 spreadsheets open at any given moment.
Steward of process, delivery and production tools.
Master of data and timely sarcasm. After a 5 month courtship,
joined the Optomi family in 2014 to open our Detroit branch.
Thrice promoted. Indispensable.


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AMBER GERARD

Vice President of Talent


Possesses a keen ability to spot good talent.
Champion of our culture. Master networker.
Disseminator of infectious youthful enthusiasm. Genuine.
Has never met a board game she can’t master.
Aspiring rescue-shelter owner and mother to one
charming toddler. Integral.


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LAURA CHEVALIER

President, Provalus


Master of unique perspectives. Knowledgable in all
things technology. Can juggle more tasks than Anthony Gatto.
Interior design enthusiast. In pursuit of the perfect day planner.
Mother of two girls and mentor to all she takes
under her wing. Essential.


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JOSH HEROLD

Senior Vice President of Delivery Operations, Provalus


Mission-minded leader. Team-builder. The epitome of “roll up your sleeves”. Adaptable. Results-driven. Innovative brainstormer. Gadget geek. Soccer aficionado and coach. Animal-lover. Father to two young men, counselor to many. Country boy at heart!


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KAYLA NEWCOME

West Regional Vice President


Fiercely competitive. Passionate about people, technology and making an impact. Peloton milestone-crusher. Travel enthusiast. Always on the go. Cookie connoisseur. Committed.


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TAYLOR JACKSON

Midwest Regional Vice President


Proud Detroiter. Fierce competitor. Underdog story-lover. Tenacious passion for solution selling. Honest…sometimes brutally. Organized lifestyle seeker. Tough with a soft spot for tear-jerker movies. Ideal teammate in a golf scramble. Boy Mom.


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MATT ROBINSON

Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President


Protector of principles and core values. Leader of expanding client partnerships. Passionate about people. Challenge-lover. Mentor of leaders. Preacher of “if you’re not elevating the bar, you’re lowering it”. Once avid golfer turned recent father. Dedicated.


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ASHLEY WAGGONER

Vice President of Operations


Passionate about leveraging the power of data to impact business decisions. Relentlessly detail-obsessed. Hardest worker in the room. Fiercely protective of those she believes in. Industry veteran. Candid. Competitive. Weimaraner rescue mom.


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