Executive Team

Pondera Executive Team



Jon Coss

Jon Coss, CEO & 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, COO

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.



Amanda Huston

Amanda Huston, Senior VP 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 VP 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 VP 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.


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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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