Meet the Team

James Walter Founder and CEO James Walter is the founder and CEO of Finagraph. He holds multiple patents in the fields of media and technology. Prior to founding Finagraph, James served as a top-ranked program manager at Microsoft Corporation leading teams delivering products including Xbox 360 and Windows 7. His decades of leadership experience include executive leadership at MidStream Technologies, a startup company funded by over $48 million. James earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alaska. He works with numerous Seattle-based startup incubators mentoring other CEOs.
Darrell Blegen Chief Product Officer Darrell Blegen is Chief Product Officer of Finagraph, overseeing product planning, design, development, testing and operations. Prior to joining Finagraph, Darrell held executive leadership positions at several start-ups and spent over 15 years at Microsoft Corporation leading teams in financial software, advanced consumer technology, developer tools, advertising, mobile services, and cloud services.
Cheryl Abrahamson VP, Operations and Legal Cheryl Abrahamson brings over 15 years of legal and operational experience to the Finagraph team. As a veteran consultant to banks and middle market business owners, Cheryl has worked with executives on strategic planning, corporate structure, business delivery strategies, mergers and acquisitions. She is passionate about helping organizations structure growth, build transferable value and manage more efficiently through financial metrics.
Mike Milan VP, Customer Success Mike Milan is Finagraph's Vice President, Customer Success with over 20 years of sales and entrepreneurship experience. He teaches at the most prestigious graduate schools of banking in America and is a sought after speaker on the topic of small business. He has translated innovative ideas into multi-million dollar businesses. Prior to joining Finagraph Mike built several successful ventures from the ground up. He built and sold Blazing Star Staffing, a Midwest regional hotel staffing company and Bottoms Up Brewhouse. He also owned two service businesses in the St. Louis area.
Corey Ross Board of Directors Corey is a veteran banking and financial services executive with a long history of success managing sales and servicing departments for small and large financial services organizations including Bank of America, Access Business Finance, and Banner Bank. Corey co-founded Fusion Business Finance and Finagraph. He holds degrees in Finance and Economics from Eastern Washington University.
Stephen Tulenko Board of Directors Steve serves as Executive Director - Enterprise Risk Solutions for Moody's Analytics. Prior to this, he was Executive Director - Sales, Customer Service and Marketing. Steve joined Moody's in 1990. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Business Administration from University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Finance, Marketing and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Scott Evans Board of Directors Scott is on a mission to make computing profoundly personal, powered by a deeper contextual understanding of the human and the environment. He leads efforts for enabling an ecosystem of devices and software developers differentiating through capabilities that more closely emulate human interaction, including bringing together the physical and digital worlds with the power of holograms. Previously, Scott’s team delivered the Kinect platform for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Kinect for Windows, reaching millions of consumers and hundreds of thousands of developers.
Gregg Blodgett Board of Directors Gregg brings more than 30 years of finance and operating experience to Finagraph. Most recently he served as CFO for Twisted Pair Solutions, a venture-backed startup. He is an Advisory Board member for React Mobile, an angel-backed startup, and is on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Center for Infectious Disease Research. Gregg graduated from University of Washington in Accounting and spent nine years with Deloitte and Touche and several other firms in the financial services industry.
Brad Kime Advisory Board Brad is currently SVP of Channel and Alliances for Upserve. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in growing and scaling companies with being most noted in the FinTech sector for President and Chairman of OnDeck from 2009 through 2013 prior to their IPO. Brad also served as Chief Revenue Officer for LendKey from 2013 through 2015 and is an Advisor on several FinTech start-ups. He holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Tom Gonser Advisory Board Tom Gonser is an Investment Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures in Bend Oregon where he invests in early stage technology companies. Tom is also the Founder of DocuSign, where he developed the first cloud-based electronic signature service, which has grown to a global digital transaction platform used in 188 countries in 41 languages by some of the largest companies in the world. Prior to DocuSign, Tom founded several other companies including NetUpdate and GPSFlight. Tom believes the best way to predict the future is to invent it.