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Meet Our Leadership Team

Get ready to meet one of the driving forces behind our success: our exceptional leadership team. With unwavering commitment, they actively pursue our vision to have the best people, best technology, and ultimately, the best results.

  • Ariel Gibson
    Ariel Gibson President
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    Ariel Gibson

    Ariel Gibson

    President Juneau, Alaska

    Ariel’s impressive resume spans over 20 years in information technology and project management. During her 10 years as a leader within Resource Data, she has risen from a senior project manager to branch manager, shareholder, and most recently, director of sales and marketing then president.

    She received her MBA from the University of Alaska and has earned certifications for project management, organizational change management, Scrum Master, and ITIL. She is a proven leader, experienced in managing change while remaining results- and employee-focused.

  • Ashley Rizor
    Ashley Rizor Director, Anchorage
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    Ashley Rizor

    Ashley Rizor

    Director, Anchorage Anchorage

    Ashley has been with Resource Data for over 12 years and brings 18 years of experience in project management and geospatial analysis, specializing in environmental change detection, fraud detection, risk management, and telecommunications to her role as Director. Her experience includes leading complex projects in the geosciences and intelligence communities in cartography, geospatial data management, and predictive modeling. Ashley’s leadership and technical skills stem from a solid academic foundation, with a BS and MS in Geography from Plymouth State University and the University of Delaware, complemented by certifications in leadership essentials from Harvard Business School.

  • Bill Fleming
    Bill Fleming Director, Houston
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    Bill Fleming

    Bill Fleming

    Director, Houston Houston, Texas

    Bill has been with Resource Data since 2011. With an extensive track record in project management across diverse industries, and a specialized focus on Geographic Information System (GIS) implementations for the Idaho Transportation Department and other key organizations, his expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of the project lifecycle. Bill excels in nurturing client relationships and providing solutions that not only meet business goals but also significantly boost operational effectiveness.

  • Chris Adam
    Chris Adam Director, Boise
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    Chris Adam

    Chris Adam

    Director, Boise

    Chris Adam is a seasoned IT specialist and software consultant with more than two decades of experience in software development, system design, integration, database architecture, and project management. As the Boise Branch Director, Chris excels at cultivating client relationships by spearheading new business development, managing projects and accounts, and nurturing staff growth through recruitment, evaluation, and training.

    Chris holds a BS degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is proficient in a range of programming languages including VB.NET, C#, SQL, XML, and has a proven track record of successful project execution. His diverse skillset extends to database architecture, integration, SharePoint deployment, and GIS solutions. With certifications including Oracle 9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate and various Microsoft certifications, he is a results-driven leader known for driving innovation and delivering impactful solutions.

  • Jason Mancuso
    Jason Mancuso Director, Portland
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    Jason Mancuso

    Jason Mancuso

    Director, Portland Portland, Oregon

    Jason joined Resource Data in 2008 and has served as the Portland branch manager since 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT project management, business process analysis, system analysis and design, and requirements definition. He also has strong experience in enterprise system development, specializing in database development and business intelligence. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a CIS emphasis from Colorado State University.

  • Kami Fitch
    Kami Fitch Director of Business
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    Kami Fitch

    Kami Fitch

    Director of Business Anchorage

    Kami Fitch is a seasoned business analyst and technical writer, with a robust track record of enhancing efficiency, organization, and communication across diverse organizations. Her expertise spans the evaluation of processes, formulation of solutions, and the creation of business and functional requirements for both software acquisitions and custom applications. Kami’s experience extends to leading software development and implementation initiatives, producing comprehensive technical and user documentation for multifaceted projects in various industries.

    With an extensive history of guiding organizations through strategic transformations and facilitating seamless software transitions, Kami brings a wealth of experience to our leadership team. Her strong analytical skills and in-depth technical expertise have consistently yielded enhanced operational efficiency and elevated communication strategies across various sectors.

  • Paul Meitler
    Paul Meitler Director of Marketing and Sales
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    Paul Meitler

    Paul Meitler

    Director of Marketing and Sales Anchorage

    As Director of Marketing and Sales, Paul is a strategic, results-oriented leader with over two decades of cross-industry experience. Specializing in operational transformation, Paul excels in building and leading diverse teams to achieve measurable outcomes. During a recent tenure as an Executive Director , he orchestrated a financial turnaround by eliminating four years of deficits through agile practices. A Certified ScrumMaster, he is adept at deploying enterprise-wide initiatives that drive innovation and sustainable growth. Paul’s skill in leading multidisciplinary teams underscores his role as an architect of change.

  • Rachel Kelly
    Rachel Kelly Director, Juneau
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    Rachel Kelly

    Rachel Kelly

    Director, Juneau Juneau, Alaska

    After graduating with a geology degree, Rachel worked in the mining industry where she was first exposed to GIS (Geographic Information Systems). After a few seasons of roughing it in mining camps, a career in IT was calling her name. She joined Resource Data in 2014 as an intern and honed her programming, project management, analysis, and natural leadership skills on a wide range of projects before taking on branch leadership in 2021.

  • Rick Busch
    Rick Busch Service Area Lead, Data Engineering
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    Rick Busch

    Rick Busch

    Service Area Lead, Data Engineering Portland

    With a dynamic blend of technical and leadership experience honed over 20 years in IT, Rick has solidified himself as a seasoned project manager, data engineer, and architect. His comprehensive technical knowledge in software engineering, database development, and data warehousing underpins his ability to steer complex projects.

    Rick’s career trajectory is marked by his entrepreneurial spirit, having owned and managed two IT consultancies before joining Resource Data in 2016 as part of our acquisition of Finsight, LLC.

    At present, Rick is instrumental in guiding clients through the nuanced landscape of cloud-based data warehousing. He specializes in devising and executing strategies to transition traditional on-premises data warehouses to leading cloud platforms, including Snowflake, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services.

  • Tasha Jackson
    Tasha Jackson Service Area Lead, GIS
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    Tasha Jackson

    Tasha Jackson

    Service Area Lead, GIS Anchorage, Alaska

    Tasha is a talented GIS expert at Resource Data, with nearly two decades of experience in the field.  Since joining the company in 2010, she has leveraged her extensive skills in GIS, project management, solution architecture, and strategic planning by leading over 200 projects across Alaska, Oregon, and Idaho. Not only is Tasha adept at technical execution, but her communication skills ensure projects are completed with precision and adaptability, fulfilling and often surpassing client expectations. In her critical role as the GIS Service Area Lead, Tasha’s leadership is critical to understanding our client’s strategic GIS needs and cultivating the deep expertise that ensures Resource Data remains at the forefront of GIS.