Leadership

Sunil Soares

SUNIL SOARES

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Sunil Soares is the founder and managing partner of Information Asset. Prior to this role, Sunil was the Director of Information Governance at IBM. Sunil has worked with more than a hundred clients across six continents and multiple industries.
Chris Lokos

Chris Lokos

Chief Operations Officer

Chris Lokos leads the delivery and operations organizations at Information Asset. With over 25 years of consulting leadership experience, Chris is responsible for all customer and partner engagements of Services and Accelerators.
Neerav Jain

Neerav Jain

Chief Financial Officer

Neerav Jain is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Information Asset, managing the company’s finances. Neerav is responsible for financial planning & analysis, financial strategy, controller-related functions, and audit.

Erin Kimak

Erin Kimak

VP of Operations & Human Resources

Erin Kimak is Information Asset’s Vice President of Human Resources. She is responsible for recruiting, company policies and employee relations. Prior to joining Information Asset, Erin was a Senior Recruiter at CNI Recruiting and an Assistant Director.
Pamela Taylor

Pamela Taylor

Managing Director

Pamela Taylor is a Data Governance and Privacy Principal at Information Asset. In this role she focuses on providing support and guidance to leaders of organizations in the operationalization of Data Capabilities. Pam is a strong advocate for Data.

Kevin Ladwig

Kevin Ladwig

Managing Director

Kevin has over 30 years of executive management consulting experience and over the last decade has focused on establishing data governance frameworks for Fortune 100 companies.

Mark Gallman

Mark Gallman

Principal

Mark Gallman is a principal at Information Asset. Prior to this role, Mark was director of financial systems and data governance at CDK Global, (formerly ADP Dealer Services) a division of a Fortune 500 company.
Sunil Soares

Sunil Soares

CEO, Founder

Sunil Soares is the founder and managing partner of Information Asset. Prior to this role, Sunil was the Director of Information Governance at IBM. Sunil has worked with more than a hundred clients across six continents and multiple industries including banking, insurance, life sciences, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare and government.

Sunil is the author of eight books on Data Governance and Enterprise Data Management including The IBM Data Governance Unified ProcessSelling Information Governance to the BusinessBig Data GovernanceThe Chief Data Officer Handbook for Data GovernanceData Governance Guide for BCBS 239 and DFAST Compliance and Data Sovereignty and Enterprise Data Management.

Prior to joining IBM, Sunil consulted with major financial institutions at the Financial Services Strategy Consulting Practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton in New York. Sunil lives in New Jersey and holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Chris Lokos

Chris Lokos

Chief Operations Officer

Chris Lokos leads the Delivery and Operations organizations at Information Asset. With over 25 years of consulting leadership experience, Chris is responsible for all customer and partner engagements of Services and Accelerators, identifying growth opportunities, and continuous improvement of business operations. 

Prior to Information Asset, Chris was a senior principal at InfoTrellis, a provider of data management & analytics consulting services, a vice president of customer success & services at DMTI Spatial, a location intelligence company, and has held various senior leadership roles with global middleware and telecom management vendors.

Chris’ organizations exemplify a passion for partnering with customers and ensuring their success. Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

Neerav Jain

Neerav Jain

Chief Financial Officer

Neerav Jain is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Information Asset, managing the company’s finances.

Neerav is responsible for financial planning & analysis, financial strategy, controller-related functions, audit, accounting, and sales operations. Prior to this role, Neerav has held leadership finance roles with Dentsu and multiple AdTech SaaS startups.

Throughout his 17-year career in accounting, auditing, financial planning, and analysis, Neerav has established a reputation for aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategy and high-growth.

Erin Kimak

Erin Kimak

Vice President of Human Resources

Erin Kimak is Information Asset’s Vice President of Human Resources.  She is responsible for recruiting, company policies and employee relations.

Prior to joining Information Asset, Erin was a Senior Recruiter at CNI Recruiting and an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Gibbs College. 

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development and is PHR certified.

Pamela Taylor

Pamela Taylor

Managing Director

Pamela Taylor is a Managing Director at Information Asset. In this role she focuses on providing support and guidance to leaders of organizations in the operationalization of Data Capabilities. Pam excels in developing and defining necessary standards and policies aligned to a Data Strategy. Pam is a strong advocate for Data and Information Stewardship; she believes that this foundational concept reinforces Enterprise Data and Information Governance.

Prior to this role, Pam was VP of Data Governance, Quality, and Management at TD Bank, where she was an integral part of the Office of the Chief Data Officer and aided in successful OCC and FRB examinations. Prior to joining the bank, Pam was the Chief Data Steward at Independence Blue Cross, a health insurance payor. Pam drove Enterprise Data Governance and the maturity of Corporate Reference Data.

Mrs. Taylor has 11+ years of experience in Data Governance with increasingly senior roles in the healthcare and financial industries. This experience includes evaluating governance, quality, and data management solutions at a program level as well as on an enterprise scope – with a focus on long term return on investment. Pam has previously served on expert panels at DAMA Chapter events and MDM & Governance Summits. Her core competencies include Data Governance, Data Quality, Metadata Management, Reference Data Management, Problem Resolution Management, Data Privacy and Security.

Pam is also an active member of DAMA International and the AVP of Membership for the Board of Directors of DAMA Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter.

Kevin Ladwig

Kevin Ladwig

Managing Director

Kevin has over 30 years of executive management consulting experience and over the last decade has focused on establishing data governance frameworks for Fortune 100 companies. Aside from that work, Kevin has designed enterprise solution architectures, developed cybersecurity frameworks, and built IT organizations from the bottom-up.

Since 2015, Kevin has served on the Board for The North Texas Chapter of Data Management Association (DAMA) and successfully hosted numerous events promoting best practices in data management around North Texas. Also, he currently serves on a committee responsible for developing test curriculum in support of the Certified Data Management Professional Certification program.

After serving in the United States Air Force with distinction, Kevin graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Park University in Missouri—Summa Cum Laude. He continues to maintain certifications as a Collibra Ranger, AWS Cloud Practitioner, Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) Practitioner, Project Management (PMP) Professional, Change Management (Prosci) Activist, and Information Technology Services (ITIL) Expert.

Mark Gallman

Mark Gallman

Principal

Mark Gallman is a principal at Information Asset. Prior to this role, Mark was director of financial systems and data governance at CDK Global, (formerly ADP Dealer Services) a division of a Fortune 500 company, specializing in integrated technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry and adjacencies.

Partnering closely with leaders, Mark developed and directed the strategy for formalized data governance, master data management, and data quality across the organization.

Mark has over 20 years of global experience with large multinational software, manufacturing, and services companies.

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