Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Chief Strategy Officer & Vice Chairman
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Product Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Nicolaas serves as MeridianLink’s Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board of directors. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading high-growth, publicly traded, and PE-backed software and data businesses, by driving market expansion, revenue growth, product innovation, and operational excellence. As a transformational leader, he executed multiple growth strategies that transformed companies into clear market leaders, which included integrating multiple acquisitions accelerating growth. In addition to being MeridianLink’s CEO, he holds board positions at ABC Fitness, Centrify, Cority, and MailGun, all industry leading software companies.
He is passionate about transforming the financial services industry through engaged employees, market leading innovation, and outstanding customer service, resulting in increased efficiency and compliance, growth in assets under management, improved profitability, and exceptional client experiences. Under his leadership, MeridianLink has established itself as a leading SaaS digital lending platform with an innovative company culture, that has been recognized with industry awards and accolades.
He was the President and CEO of Vision Solutions, a former Thoma Bravo portfolio company, subsequently sold to Clearlake Capital. Prior to Vision Solutions, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of IDION Technology Holdings, a publicly traded company on the JSE in South Africa.
Nicolaas was born and raised in South Africa, and studied Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria. In 2000, he moved to the US to lead IDION’s growth in North America. He is married to the love of his life, and together they are raising their three sons in Southern California.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.