Executive Team

Jon Coss

Jon Coss, Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Jon has 22 years of technology and data analytics experience including 9 years at Oracle and 10 years as a technology entrepreneur. In 2006, Jon founded Finish Line Solutions which was acquired in 2010. Finish Line helped large system integrators capture and deliver government projects in Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance, Child Support Enforcement, and other federal and state programs.

Jon is a frequent speaker at Unemployment, Medicaid, and Welfare events and conferences, in addition to multiple presentations at Google’s Innovation for the Nation. Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Business Administration from New York University, and a LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Greg Loos

Greg Loos, President

Prior to joining Pondera, Greg spent 23 years at Oracle Corporation in a number of senior management positions including roles in sales, finance, and customer support. In his most recent role as Vice President at Oracle, Greg led a team of 100 sales and marketing professionals servicing the State & Local Government market and delivered 300% growth over two years. Greg earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1990 from Stanford University and graduated from the Stanford Executive Program in 2010.



Mark Norris

Mark Norris, Chief Operations Officer

Mark joined Pondera from Serent Capital, which made an investment in Pondera in June, 2017. After working with the Pondera team throughout the investment process, Mark became passionate about the company’s people and mission and seized the opportunity to join Pondera full-time.

As a member of Serent's Growth Team, Mark focused on driving measurable improvements in operational performance, revenue acceleration, and earnings velocity at Serent’s portfolio companies. Prior to Serent, Mark was the CFO at Performance Team and held several general management positions at The Wonderful Company, the holding company for brands like POM Wonderful, Telefora, and Fiji Water. He also worked at Bain & Company in Boston. Mark received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri.

Amanda Huston

Amanda Huston, Senior Vice President of Service Delivery

Prior to joining Pondera, Amanda served as the Director of Program Integrity for the Florida Department of Children and Families, where she managed a 150 person staff dedicated to the prevention and detection of public assistance fraud. Amanda also spent six years at the Florida Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and also worked for the Florida Department of Financial Services, the Florida Supreme Court, Florida's Transportation and Education OIG's Offices as well as the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Criminology, both from Florida State University.


Sharie Kirsch

Sharie Kirsch, Senior Vice President of Business Development

Sharie Kirsch came to Pondera Solutions from CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc., where she worked for 19 years. As a vice president at CGI, Sharie led business development, contract negotiations, and partner and vendor relations in the state and local government markets. Sharie earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from James Madison University in Virginia.

Tom Lucero

Tom Lucero, Senior Vice President of Technology

Tom joined Pondera from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), where he worked as a Systems Software specialist developing and maintaining various internal and public facing systems. This included leadership positions on the Laboratory Reporting system and the CDPH Health Information Exchange Gateway. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science from the California State University, Sacramento.



Tim McCormick

Tim McCormick, Vice President of Sales

Tim has 25 years of public sector sales leadership experience, including executive positions at Oracle, SAP and Salesforce. He was an early pioneer for software as a service (SaaS) in the public sector at Salesforce, where he led their state & local government team to more than 1000 percent growth over 6 years. Tim earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.



Jay Loden

Jay Loden, Vice President of Innovation

Jay joins Pondera from Kaiser Permanente, where he headed the national fraud, waste, and abuse analytics team. In his 25 year career at Kaiser, Jay created a state-of-the-art proactive and reactive group that was recognized by Medicare as a best practice. He oversaw the creation and implementation of advanced analytics and predictive modeling algorithms to address activities such as drug-seeking behavior, identity theft, medical identity fraud, inpatient drug diversion, along with many other analytics in the areas of membership and finance.



Glenn Prager

Glenn Prager, Vice President of Strategic Accounts

Glenn joins Pondera with more than 15 years of progressive investigative experience. He served as the Inspector General in Arizona and worked at both CMS and US Department of Justice. In his last position, Glenn worked at Northrup Grumman, where he developed the Northrup Grumman Fraud Fusion Center which provides cross-domain subject matter expertise, research, and investigative assistance by fusing disparate data sets with the common goal of combating fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Pondera leverages advanced prediction algorithms and the power of cloud computing to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in government programs.



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