We place the highest priority on understanding the unique needs of both the client and the candidate. Our persistence, relentless attention to detail and creativity are the hallmarks of our organization. We look forward to working with you!
WHO WE ARE
A twenty-two-year industry veteran, Jon brings a wealth of executive-level experience—both domestic and international—that has enabled him to transform and bring profitability to both startups and large company business units alike.
He has managed zero to multimillion-dollar growth; built and led teams in sales, marketing, product, systems engineering, and operations, directed and supported product launches and go to market strategies for field operations and market expansions across the globe.
Prior to joining Ursus, Jon was Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Embrane Inc., where he led the venture-backed startup field operations effort until the company was acquired by Cisco in May 2015.
Before Embrane, Jon managed global sales and field operations for the Cloud Business Unit at Dimension Data, the world’s largest Cisco reseller. He joined Dimension Data, by way of OpSource, a leading provider of cloud and managed hosting services catering to SaaS providers. Jon, joined OpSource by way of Panterra Networks, an early entrant VoIP and messaging company where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all day to day operations including data center operations, marketing, sales, and field support in the US and Europe.
Jon has been recognized multiple times by CRN magazine as one the leading channel executives, or “Channel Chiefs”, and was selected by the SIIA as Council Chair for the SIIA Software Division Sales & Services group.
Jon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was recognized as a three-time rugby All-American and part of two National Collegiate Rugby Champion teams.
Cheryle Peikert is responsible for financial reporting and analysis, controllership, internal audit and controls, financial processes, tax, and treasury.
Cheryle brings more than 25 years of global financial management experience to Ursus. Before joining Ursus in 2015, she served as Controller at Bear Data Solutions where she shared responsibility for all facets of the organization’s financial strategy, planning, management, operations and accounting.
Prior to Bear Data, Cheryle started as the first accountant and soon after was promoted to corporate controller at Robbins Scientific, a global manufacturer of biotech supplies and instruments, and helped build the Finance, Human Resources and IT functions within the company.
Apogent Technologies acquired Robbins Scientific where she spent four years as a Division Controller post acquisition. Cheryle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Dani Brown Director of Service Delivery and Recruitment brings a diverse expertise in team building & development; account management; business development; recruiting; career transition counseling; guidance & development of recruitment staff; management of onshore/offshore work-teams.
Prior to joining Ursus, she spent six plus years in the Technical Industry where she specialized in service delivery, recruitment, relationship building and people management.
Through her experience and accomplishments, Dani has been a trusted adviser to others by developing workforce solution oriented strategies that align with company and employee goals and objectives. She brings a wealth of energy, passion and excitement to the growing Ursus team.