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Protecting the World's Most Sensitive Data

We are more than tech.

It is our mission to serve the security and business needs of our clients while fostering the success and growth of our employees and our community. The individuals who comprise our leadership team are collectively committed to meeting our goals and objectives as they guide us toward the future.


Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Alex Pezold

In 2010, Alex Pezold founded TokenEx with a vision of creating the most secure, nonintrusive, and flexible data security solution on the market. Prior to founding TokenEx, Alex earned a master’s degree in computer science and information security through the CyberCorps program at the University of Tulsa. While working as a qualified security assessor with the PCI SSC, Alex first recognized the potential of cloud tokenization. This inspired him to use it as a scope- and risk-reducing technology to protect data in an increasingly privacy-focused world.

President & Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Meehan

Matthew Meehan, a bi-coastal entrepreneur and strategic executive, brings to TokenEx extensive SaaS, payment technology, and data security experience with high-growth technology companies. Matt’s wealth of knowledge and expertise ensuring operational excellence also includes capital raising, strategy design, business development, risk management, acquisitions, and implementing growth strategies to generate revenue streams and profitability, maximizing shareholder value.

Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Rudd

Jeffrey Rudd, a SaaS Financial Executive, is a key contributor in strategically transforming businesses through forward-thinking financial and operational leadership. Jeffrey leverages his expertise and investment management acumen by providing financial transparency to minimize risk, scale growth, and maximize profitability. Jeffrey is passionate about developing and leading cohesive teams, boosting collaboration and engagement to drive a high-performance culture.

Chief Technology Officer

John Noltensmeyer

John Noltensmeyer is a privacy and data security professional with nearly 30 years of experience in information technology. He holds multiple certifications and maintains extensive knowledge of international privacy regulations and industry security standards. Prior to joining TokenEx, John's career spanned both the financial services sector and federal government, including technical lead roles at the International Trade Administration and United States Department of Commerce.

Vice President of Marketing

Lesly Kenney

Lesly Kenney is an innovative, results-driven SaaS Marketing Executive with a proven record of creating, developing, and leading global marketing teams leveraging performance marketing for aggressive growth. With a passion for accelerating demand for high-volume and high-growth software products, Lesly will partner with the management team to empower and accelerate our go-to-market strategy and drive increased adoption and ownership of key markets.

Vice President of Sales

Mark Oare

Mark Oare strongly believes in the power of humanity—people helping people—and that sense of empathy and understanding informs his sales philosophy. A self-described “well-mentored, vocal strategist,” Mark brings TokenEx’s sales team a clear vision of success and a proven track record of generating revenue.

Vice President of People & Culture

Courtney Carter

Courtney Carter is passionate about creating high-performing cultures that align with a company's core values: the beliefs, philosophies, and principles that drive an organization's success. Courtney is a thought partner focused on organizational effectiveness & development, corporate strategy alignment, and talent management initiatives critical for long-term growth. By partnering with the leadership team to ensure a relentless focus on people and maximizing their potential, she creates a foundation for long-term sustainability and growth.

Director of Information Security

Jon Clemenson

In his role as TokenEx’s information security practice lead, Jon Clemenson combines a focus on quantifying and improving our security posture with a passion for automation. With 15 years of results-driven leadership experience in the tech industry and federal government, he considers security a team sport and enjoys tackling problems from a learn-it-all perspective. When he isn’t implementing initiatives that align security with business efficiency, you can find him in line at the nearest food truck.

Director of Solutions Architecture

Aaron Chesley

Aaron Chesley brings two and half decades of experience in Information Technology, Client Success, and Solutions Architecture to direct the TokenEx Solutions, Architecture team. Leadership lessons learned through military service along with experience building a SaaS start-up into an industry leader have instilled in him an extreme ownership mindset to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Director of IT Operations

Craig Thoendel

Craig Thoendel’s vast and varied experience in IT comes from a career that’s spanned diverse industries and nearly three decades. In his role as director of IT operations, Craig is charged with ensuring our IT systems and resources operate smoothly—no easy task for an organization that demands virtually uninterrupted availability.

Director of Client Success

Kari Carter

Kari Carter is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service, building trust, and long-term business relationships. Kari, an expert in the IT industry, is known for her proven ability to cultivate high-performing teams that drive revenue and excellence, creating value and measurable results to drive retention and growth. As an inspirational leader, she is passionate about mentoring others to achieve their personal and professional goals and aspirations.

Data Protection Officer

Bob Pezold

Bob Pezold previously served as TokenEx’s general counsel from 2013-2020. His distinguished career includes two stints in the U.S. Navy and nearly 30 years at his own firm. In more than five decades of practice, he has specialized in military, energy, tax, and data security law.

General Counsel

Robin Meyer

Robin Meyer, a Certified Information Privacy Professional, oversees the TokenEx legal team and has a steep background in both information technology transactions and as an advisor to senior leadership. Her prior experience of being embedded in technical and business operations as well as procurement brings a high level of expertise to TokenEx. The TokenEx Core Value of Ownership and Responsibility is personally crucial to Robin and she enthusiastically thrives on contributing to business strategy and operational excellence, with an execution mindset.

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