Nicolaas Vlok

Nicolaas Vlok

Chief Executive Officer & Board Member

Nicolaas brings over 20 years of executive experience leading high-growth, PE-backed and publicly traded technology and data businesses. Previously, he spent 10+ years as CEO at Vision Solutions, a leading high-availability and disaster recovery software company. Nicolaas was CEO and Co-founder at IDION Technology Holdings, which went public on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He began his career as CEO and Co-founder at TST CC, a successful software and technology business incubator which became IDION Technology. Most recently, Nicolaas has been on the board of several Thoma Bravo companies.

Nicolaas earned his degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Tim Nguyen

Tim Nguyen

Chief Strategy Officer & Vice Chairman

Tim co-founded MeridianLink 21 years ago with the mission of democratizing financial services technology and data to allow banks and credit unions to focus on what is truly important, their employees, consumers, and communities. He is recognized as an industry visionary and market-defining innovator. His passion and vision has driven MeridianLink to become a financial services technology leader.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Information and Computer Science degree from the University of California Irvine.

Alan Arnold

Alan Arnold

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining MeridianLink Alan served as President, COO, CTO and EVP at Vision Solutions Inc, with previous leadership experience at Ernst and Young. He brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of operational leadership, including the oversight of software development, SaaS, customer support and much more. His leadership tenure and software expertise help to ensure that MeridianLink continues to deliver a positive client experience across the client life cycle.

Alan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Redlands and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business degree from Chapman University. Additionally, he has earned a Certification in Product Design and Strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chad Martin

Chad Martin

Chief Financial Officer

Chad brings over 25 years of financial leadership experience, including strategic planning, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. He has held numerous executive leadership roles, most recently at DealerSocket as Chief Financial Officer. Additionally, he has held an extended leadership tenure at P2 Energy Solutions, Pacific Pulmonary Services and Goldman Sachs.

Chad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree from Texas Christian University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Bryan Klann

Bryan Klann

Chief Revenue Officer

With over 20 years of enterprise software sales experience, Bryan has a proven leadership track record that maximizes revenue by streamlining inefficiencies, reducing account conflict, running winning deal strategies and identifying, then executing on new market opportunities. Bryan’s management background includes sales leadership roles at global software companies Sage Software, Tyler Technologies and Volaris Group.

 Chris Maloof

Chris Maloof

Chief Product Officer

Chris brings over 20 years of executive software leadership experience, driving product strategy, and instituting organizational focus and business transformation. His career has spanned from General Electric to leading software development organizations. Most recently he served as SVP of Product Management, Professional Services and Sales Engineering at Rogue Wave Software. He also held an extended leadership tenure at ACTIVE Network / Aspira where Maloof held leadership roles in operations, strategy and corporate development.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard School of Business.

Monica Kim

Monica Kim

Chief Human Resources Officer

Monica has 20+ years of strategic HR Global Leadership in SaaS, FinTech and Technology markets with significant experience in the M&A process. She has also held senior HR leadership roles with several successful technology companies including National Technical Systems, Nihon Kohden America, Phenomenex and STEC, Inc. Most recently Monica served as Vice President of Global Human Resources at Solarflare Communications (now part of Xilinx).

Monica holds a degree in Pharmacology from the U.S. Joint Military Academy of Health Sciences and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army.

Charlie Lee

Charlie Lee

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Charlie brings over 25 years of financial industry and digital experience, with a demonstrated ability in developing and implementing high volume marketing plans, sales, strategic alliance and operating plans. He has held extended leadership roles in marketing, strategy, business development and general management at Experian, Experian UK and Auction.com.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the University of Illinois, where he was a Chancellor’s Scholar. Additionally, Charlie holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing, Management, and Decision Sciences from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Nathaniel Barnes

Nathaniel Barnes

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Nathaniel has over 15 years of experience building world-class software with experience in extreme programming, enterprise architecture, application security, high availability and automation. Most recently he has held an extended leadership tenure at ACTIVE Network and served on Southern Methodist University’s Cyber Advisory Board.

He holds an Associate of Science in Computer Science degree from the Community College of the Air Force and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business. Nathaniel proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force.

Erik Schneider

Erik Schneider

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Erik brings over 20 years of experience in corporate development, investment banking, product management and strategy and his career has spanned from Wall Street to leading software companies. Erik joins us from P2 Energy Solutions, a leading oil and gas software provider, where he oversaw both Corporate Development and Product Management functions. He has also held senior positions at UBS, Perella Weinberg Partners and Goldman Sachs.

Erik holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University Fuqua's School of Business.