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Management Team

Tom D. Eggenberger
Managing Director
Mark L. Thompson
Chief Financial Officer
Cliff J. Adel
Vice President of Driver Data Solutions
Kurt Sames
Vice President of Product and Market Development
John P. McGuire
Associate General Counsel & Director of Compliance
Brian Filip
Assistant Managing Director
Robert D. Mishur
Director of Sales
Jon G. Hemze
Director of Operations
 
 
 

 


Thomas D. Eggenberger – Managing Director

Tom Eggenberger, Managing Director of Explore’s Driver Behavior division, joined the company in 1996 and served as the head of sales for Explore until the Fall of 2013 when he assumed overall leadership for the Driver Behavior division (a consolidation of Explore, TitleTec and LMI).

During Tom’s tenure he has established a consistent track record of success delivering innovative, high-value services to the insurance marketplace, now serving 17 of the nation’s Top 20 property & casualty carriers.

Tom has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and management, with previous leadership positions at PrimeNet DataSystems, Jostens, Lifetouch and Unisys. Tom has a business degree from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota) and is a former Air Force officer.

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Mark L. Thompson – Chief Financial Officer

Mark Thompson serves as Chief Financial Officer for Explore. Joining the company in April 2010, Mr. Thompson’s financial and management leadership has been honed by more than 25 years of experience in the legal information, manufacturing, financial services, and airline industries.

He also spent several years in public accounting, advising clients in the manufacturing, health care, oil and gas and banking sectors, where Mr. Thompson focused on improving structure, discipline, and communication in key processes and workflow. As a result of sound financial planning and analysis, he has managed business growth and improved performance under a wide variety of business conditions.

Mr. Thompson holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a Business Administration degree from Concordia College, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Cliff J. Adel – Vice President of Driver Data Solutions

Cliff Adel serves as Vice President of Driver Data Solutions for Explore. Mr. Adel is involved in the strategic planning and day-to-day management of Explore’s Driver Data Solutions for Insurance and Fleets, and its Government Solutions relating to Motor Carriers. A key component of his responsibilities is the management of Explore’s relationships with state governments and industry associations.

Prior to joining Explore, Mr. Adel served as General Manager of Automated Equipment LLC from 2005 to 2007, where he was responsible for the strategic planning and all aspects of daily operations for the food service equipment manufacturer. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Adel was the CFO of Schwan’s Global Consumer Brands, where he was responsible for the development of global information systems, controls, and reporting for Schwan’s $1 billion frozen food business operating in North America and Europe. He began with the Schwan Food Company in 1993 and held various roles including Vice President of Finance for the technology business, of which Explore was a part.

Mr. Adel has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Kurt Sames – Vice President of Product and Market Development

Kurt Sames is Vice President of Product & Market Development for Explore. In this role, he leads product management, acquisitions and partnership development for the business. He joined Explore in 2013.

Mr. Sames brings 13 years of involvement in the information and software industries, including over seven years in the financial services industry. His experiences include business repositioning, new product ideation, global expansion, and acquisition execution. In addition, he has several years of experience managing a software and service business. His prior employers include Thomson Reuters and Wolters Kluwer.

Mr. Sames holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Humanities from Valparaiso University.

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John P. McGuire – Associate General Counsel & Director of Compliance

John McGuire serves as Associate General Counsel and Director of Compliance for Explore. Mr. McGuire re-joined the company in November 2010 and is responsible for providing legal advice to the Explore Management Team and managing Explore’s compliance function.

Prior to rejoining Explore, Mr. McGuire was Counsel for Ally Financial, Inc. (formerly GMAC, Inc.), responsible for managing the company’s in-house e-discovery team and function from 2008 to 2010, and providing legal counsel for data privacy and security issues for GMAC’s Residential Capital subsidiary from 2006 to 2008. Prior to Ally Financial, Mr. McGuire was Director of Government Affairs for Explore from 2000 to 2006; Senior Counsel at Conseco Finance Corporation (f/k/a Green Tree Financial Corporation) from 1997 to 2000 and Corporate Attorney at The Schwan’s Food Company from 1991 to 1997.

Mr. McGuire has a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University and a Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law.

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Brian Filip – Assistant Managing Director

Brian Filip serves Explore as Assistant Managing Director. In this role, Mr. Filip directly manages the Software Engineering and Data & Analytics functions where he leads the design, development, and implementation of products across Explore’s Insurance and Fleet businesses.

Mr. Filip joined Explore in 2009 to lead the Software Engineering New Products team. Over the subsequent six years, he served in various Software Engineering and Product Management leadership roles before being promoted to Assistant Managing Director in January of 2014.

Prior to joining Explore, Mr. Filip had over 10 years of management experience leading IT, operations, and supply chain management functions. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

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Robert Mishur -- Director of Sales, Explore

Bob Mishur is Director of Sales for Explore. Mr. Mishur joined Explore in 2001 as a sales rep. He currently has sales responsibility for all of Explore’s P&C insurance business segment. The national sales and customer service teams both report to Mr. Mishur.

Mr. Mishur has over 35 years sales experience with leading-edge technology companies. Prior to joining Explore Mr. Mishur held positions with Experian, Fidelity Information Services, Dun & Bradstreet and 3M Company.

Mr. Mishur has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

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Jon Hemze -- Director of Information Technology

Jon Hemze is the Director of Information Technology for Explore, the leading provider of data solutions to the insurance industry. Mr. Hemze is responsible for managing and directing all activities related to data center operations, infrastructure, facilities, and all operational activities related to production systems.

Mr. Hemze started with the company in 2000 as a business systems analyst and was promoted to senior manager of operations in 2005, responsible to implement the structure and process to facilitate growth. In recognition of the company’s stability and growth, he was promoted to Director of Information Technology in 2008.

Mr. Hemze has a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University Mankato and draws on more than 25 years of experience in software development and IT operations to deliver data solutions to the insurance industry.

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