Learn about the Daxko DNA.

INTEGRITY WITHOUT COMPROMISE

SENSE OF OWNERSHIP

SYNERGISTIC TEAMWORK

FUN

We define integrity as doing the right thing when nobody is looking. At Daxko we treat our customers, partners, and fellow team members with fairness, honesty, and respect. Without integrity, our best efforts will fail, no matter how good our software and services are.

Sense of ownership is the deep resolve to do what needs to get done. We stay focused on our goals and have a high degree of accountability in the commitments we make.

Effective teams beat individuals every time. Our success is not dependent on the heroics of a few individuals. It is dependent on team members working together towards a common goal, accomplishing things they couldn’t do on their own.

Fun is that extra, intangible dimension that helps us enjoy our jobs and makes us enjoyable to work with.It helps us keep our jobs in perspective, egos in check, and allows us to be better, creative problem solvers for our clients, every day.

Dave Gray

Dave Gray

CEO

Dave serves as CEO of Daxko. He is responsible for leading the company’s strategic direction, growth, and unique culture. Prior to joining Daxko, he held management positions at Calico Commerce (now part of Oracle) and in Grant Thornton’s management consulting practice in Chicago. His past clients include a number of Fortune 500 corporations and leading technology companies. In addition to his position at Daxko, Dave is on the board of directors of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, the board of directors and executive committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the board of directors for the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, a member and two-time past chairman of TechBirmingham, and an emeritus member of the Auburn University College of Business advisory council. He is also a frequent speaker at university and industry events on the topics of workplace culture, leadership and entrepreneurship. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in management information systems from Auburn University. He and his wife, Susan, along with their three children, live in Birmingham.

Bjørn Bjerkøe

Bjørn Bjerkøe

CTO

Bjørn (pronounced “B-yearn”) serves as Daxko's Chief Technology Officer. He has a successful track record developing people, process and innovative software solutions as a servant leader in the software industry. He is passionate about customer-centric focus in all sides of the business, from support to product strategy as well as development. With 17 years of experience leading operational and software development teams, Bjørn uses innovation as a tool to benefit customers and team members alike. Bjørn grew up in Norway. He now lives in Denver, Colorado with his family, where he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking and eating a lot of pizza. Bjørn means “Bear” in Norwegian.

Jonathan Blackburn

Jonathan Blackburn

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

With over 15 years of experience in sales, Jonathan has a passion for business development and leads Daxko’s Enterprise business. At Daxko, his responsibilities include: meeting and exceeding sales targets, forecasting sales results, establishing a healthy sales culture, growing new channel opportunities, and providing an overall structure for business development. Prior to Daxko, Jonathan spent 9 years at ADP working his way from entry-level sales representative to Vice President of Sales for ADP’s Major Accounts Division. As VP of Sales for ADP, he doubled sales from 2010 to 2013. Under Jonathan’s sales leadership, Daxko has integrated its largest competitor, expanded its addressable market, and established new revenue channels all while celebrating three excellent sales years. Jonathan credits his passion for people, work ethic, emphasis on continuous teaching, and his ability to be a change agent as the major drivers for his success.

Jeff Gardner

Jeff Gardner

PRESIDENT & COO

Jeff serves as President and COO of Daxko. He is responsible for executing the company strategy and leading daily operations. Prior to joining Daxko, he was the CEO of Zen Planner which was acquired by Daxko in 2017. Prior to leading Zen Planner, Jeff was the Chief Operating Officer of Pendum, LLC, where he helped lead a successful turnaround. Jeff has also served as President of Paysimple, VP of Services at Avaya, and Finance Manager for GE. Jeff grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned Finance and Accounting degrees at Penn State and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He lives with his wife and three children in Denver, Colorado.

Winston Gillum

Winston Gillum

CFO

Winston is responsible for all financial and administrative activities of Daxko, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and controls, and legal affairs. Prior to joining Daxko, Winston worked for 16 years as an associate, vice president, and managing director in Harbert Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group. While at Harbert, Winston focused on acquisitions and divestitures of lower middle market companies (companies with revenues between $20 and $100 million) across a broad range of industries. Winston began his career in accounting at Ernst & Young and later joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. Winston received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and his MBA from Harvard University.

Brittany Foust

Brittany Foust

SVP, SERVICES

Brittany Foust comes to Daxko with almost 10 years in Customer Success. She has a proven track record of identifying and executing operational improvements that directly result in an enhanced internal and external customer experience. Accountability to both customers and internal teams is at the core of her values and she is a strong advocate of ensuring customer centricity throughout organizations. Prior to joining Daxko, Brittany held multiple leadership roles within SaaS companies focused on Healthcare as well as Youth Sports. She also served as a consultant to executive leadership teams helping to draw up operational blue prints for accelerated growth while maintaining high customer satisfaction. Brittany is a Birmingham native and received both her B.A. and M.A. in History at the University of Alabama - Birmingham.

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Daxko Believes in Giving Back .

Naturally, as both a company and as individuals, we strongly believe in our responsibility to give back. As such, we established a 501(c)(3) called the Daxko Foundation.

Daxko team members participate in semi-annual Impact Days, in which team members take a day to work outside of the office to give back to our local community. Most recently, Daxko worked with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham, and the Young Women’s Christian Association.

Additionally, other projects beyond the Y have included sending care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, internal fundraising for Haiti relief, and other similar projects as the need arises.

We believe focusing on our local community is the most effective way for us to make a lasting and meaningful impact.