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Meet the team

Our executive team has worked with organizations worldwide helping them simplify processes, drive accountability, defeat dysfunction and achieve outcomes. We are technology and governance experts, and we’ve participated on boards in both the public and private sectors. Our diverse experience means that no matter what industry you’re in or where you are on the road to transforming your board, we understand the issues keeping you up at night. And we can help you resolve them.

Jeff Allyn, CEO
Jeff Allyn, CEO An entrepreneurial executive and strategic innovator, Jeff has spent his career devising, launching, selling and marketing technologies that have helped transform organizations, making them more productive, more effective and more profitable. Prior to joining NXTBoard, Jeff held a wide-range of roles with start-up and mid-stage companies such as Locaid Technologies as well as enterprises including Syniverse and Verizon, where he collaborated with cross-functional teams to ensure that all objectives were met and exceeded. Jeff has been an advisor to the boards of several early and mid-stage startups and has served as a board member for a number of enterprise organizations, including American Tea Room.
Graham Frey, Chief Strategy Officer
Graham Frey, Chief Strategy Officer A lifelong educational innovator and active board member, Graham's goal is to connect technology literacy, project-based learning and innovative educational concepts to produce a changed academic environment. Whether it be pioneering approaches to learning or developing innovative teaching tools, Graham’s level of expertise and ability to solve niche problems in education is of proven value.
Louise Finlay, VP Marketing
Louise Finlay, VP Marketing Louise is a global marketing expert who understands the power of collaboration to get things done. She has a passion for helping organizations transform the way they work using technology. Louise has helped some of the world’s largest and best-recognized brands engage and connect with their target audiences as well as supported rapid growth initiatives for several tech startups.
Isaiah McPeak, Product Lead
Isaiah McPeak, Product Lead Isaiah has built divisions and businesses from the ground up, consulted for Fortune 10 companies as well as nonprofits and SMBs, and led product management and design for killer products. He has been the analyst and presenter at board meetings for a high-growth startup and he ran the board for a high-tech company where he was CEO. Isaiah is excited to build the continuous institutional knowledge power of NXTBoard so that boards spend less time catching up and more time ensuring outcomes.
Sahida "Sam" Smith, Customer Success Director
Sahida "Sam" Smith, Customer Success Director Sam is responsible for customer onboarding, service implementation and customer success—a true differentiator of the NXTBoard service. With over 25 years’ experience in the wireline, wireless and networking space and a degree in Computer Science, Sam truly understands how technology can help transform the way organizations operate.
Dr. Marcia McMahon, Director of Governance Solutions
Dr. Marcia McMahon, Director of Governance Solutions Marcia is a certified Lone Star Governance coach and monitor for the Texas Education Authority. She supports school boards in improving their practice to focus on what matters most: student outcomes. During her career, Marcia has been instrumental in the design, training, and implementation of school board and organizational leadership to promote adult behaviors that influence student outcomes. Prior to joining NXTBoard, she served in multiple positions from assistant superintendent, service center specialist, central office staff, principal and teacher.
Laurie Elliott, Director of Governance Solutions
Laurie Elliott, Director of Governance Solutions For nearly a decade Laurie has worked directly with leadership and school boards to promote positive change for increasing student outcomes. She is a certified Lone Star Governance coach and monitor for the Texas Education Agency and has held numerous positions in the field of education including as a teacher, counselor and principal.
Corey Masson, Business Development Director
Corey Masson, Business Development Director A self-confessed policy governance geek, Corey has been elected to and served on multiple boards during his career of 20 plus years in enterprise and municipal government. He has contributed to teams and committees as a Senior Network Engineer and Technology Director and he has co-founded multiple enterprise network management companies.
Jamie Saucier, Strategic Accounts Manager
Jamie Saucier, Strategic Accounts Manager As an experienced board founder, co-chair, treasurer and director on several boards in the nonprofit and education sectors, helping customers achieve efficiency, transparency and accountability is critical to Jamie. As a Hoffman-Hass Fellow from the New Hampshire Nonprofits, Jamie understands what it takes to implement a governance framework.
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NXTBoard also partners with a network of certified governance coaches and consultants nationwide, including the New Hampshire School Board Association (NHSBA), Brown Dog Consulting and Leadership ISD, who work with trustees and boards of directors in trade, industry and business groups; membership organizations; First Nations agencies; cultural, health and environmental organizations; educational institutions; foundations; and other corporations.
 
 

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