David Gerber - President & CEO

As co-founder and President, David is responsible for leading the company’s go-to-market strategy – delivering “the right” solution for each individual customer. He also oversees sales, marketing, client relationships and business development. David’s customer philosophy is quite simple; “We will be our customer’s trusted advisor when it comes to their business process automation and content management needs – nothing less will do.”

David’s career in the document management industry spans some 20 years. He began his career as a mechanical engineer at Eastman Kodak designing film-coating machines and microfilm transport systems. It was there he joined the project team that was responsible for designing Kodak’s very first document scanner. His tenure is associated with the world’s foremost leaders in the enterprise content management arena; Eastman Kodak, FileNet, IBM, Hitachi, Open Text, Gauss/Magellan and Kofax where he has served in a variety of roles including; engineer, account executive, business development manager, channel management, director of global alliances and vice president of sales.

Prior to co-founding Tallega Software, David served as the Director of Global Alliances at Kofax, the world’s leading information capture company. There he was responsible for creating and managing global go-to-market relationships with the industry’s leading ECM companies and service providers including EMC/Documentum, IBM, Open Text, Interwoven, Xerox and IKON

Mr. Gerber holds an Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

 

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Peter Klentos - COO & CTO

Peter Klentos, co-founder of Tallega, is the company’s Chief Operating Office responsible for managing Tallega’s internal operations and for driving the successful delivery and overall satisfaction of Tallega’s customer facing initiatives, including implementation services, customer support and technical training.

Peter’s career in document management industry spans some 11+ years in the areas of solution implementation, process consulting, end-user technical support, and executive management. He began his career as one of the original developers and implementation specialists at Magellan Software; an Irvine, CA based company that developed, implemented and supported a suite of document management, enterprise report management and optical storage products. During his tenure at Magellan Software Mr. Klentos held multiple positions including professional services consultant, manager of professional services and vice president of customer support.

Following the 2000 acquisition of Magellan Software by Gauss Interprise, Peter served as V.P. of Global Support for Gauss Interprise. Prior to Tallega, Peter was the Director of Support for the Western Region for Open Text.

Mr. Klentos received a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona.

 

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Danny Fisher - Director of Professional Services

Danny is responsible for Tallega's overall professional services and technical support offerings. He will manage the team that delivers solution for Documentum based projects.

He has over 15 years of experience within the Enterprise Content Management Industry. With an extensive background in implementation and development, he brings Tallega the professionalism and knowledge needed to successfully complete projects. His resourcefulness and tenacity for quality work make him a key asset to Tallega's customers.

Danny has the experience of extensive and complex implementations/developments, but he also brings a background as a robust business side manager. He has helped manage and maintain real-world environments, using combinations of integrated Enterprise Content Management and Business Process Management solutions.

Taking in his experience through back-office applications, it is clear that Danny has deep processing knowledge in Accounts Payable, Human Resources, Legal, Medical Claims Processing, and much more. Danny has the mindset to look outside the box, to provide unique insight into your organization's needs and pain points.

He currently holds official certifications in Kofax Capture and Kofax Transformation Modules. Danny has much experience in working with other common business applications and languages. His development background is in .NET and Java languages. He has done a number of legacy integrations of ECM into common platforms such as: PeopleSoft, JDE, Lawson, and other Custom Processing Applications.
 

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Derek Gerber - Senior Account Executive

Derek is the Sr. Account Executive at Tallega Software. His main priorities are driving Sales and Marketing.  His creativeness helps him manage the website, write the newsletters,  and direct both print and digital media marketing.

He also has a background in football and leadership, which drives his motivation to provide the best customer service available.  Derek is very sociallbe, but is focused on providing the right solutions for his customers.  His track record for customer success is consistent and extensive: 

I found Derek to be very mature as a person and exhibited business-savvy. Derek’s communication skills are very good. He has a high level of customer service skills...
He is ambitious with the skills to go far.
” –Tony Wong

After graduating from the University of California Irvine with a Bachelors Degree in Business Economics, Derek was handpicked to work in a paid internship at CNN in Los Angeles, California. Derek learned the ad sales process alongside the best marketing professionals in the world.

Although the Entertainment Industry was appealing, Derek's sense of Entreprenuership kicked in and decided to pick up the reigns with his father, David Gerber.  

"We can build Tallega however we want,
and I want it to be the best of the best." - Derek Gerber

Derek is dedicated towards making Tallega Software your number one Trusted Document Management and ECM Advisor.

 

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