Leadership Team

Executive Team

Jon Thomsen

Jon Thomsen

Chief Executive Officer
Jon’s expertise is to take companies of Atmosera’s size and attributes to the next level of growth through a high degree of focus on clients and operational excellence. During his career, Jon has held senior executive positions at successful startups and Fortune 500 companies in the telecom, consumer packaged goods and energy industries. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Willamette University.


Sean Ventura

Sean Ventura

VP & Chief Information Security Officer
Sean has over 30 years’ experience in the Information Technology field, with a focus on information security best practices and compliance. He was most recently the Director of Infrastructure and Security for ESCO a global Steel manufacturer operating in a dozen countries across six continents. He brings extensive experience in management of lean teams of infrastructure and security professionals providing a reliable and secure environment across a wide range of regulatory and legal frameworks. Previously, Sean has held progressively more senior roles within Gogo Air, providing security advisory and design for all the commercial wireless services, DDB/Omnicom, a worldwide marketing communications firm, as well as financial institutions, and national retail chains.


Scott Harvey

Scott Harvey

Vice President of Engineering & Operations
Scott leads the engineering team driving innovation and efficiency into the products and services Atmosera offers. Scott is focused on defining and executing the development of new hybrid services including the evolution towards an increasingly software-defined cloud service platform. Scott brings a highly technical and hands-on leadership style that delivers quality, practical and innovative solutions to complex business and technical problems. Scott previously held leadership positions at APCON, Overture Networks, Fujitsu, Siemens, and Gilbarco. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, and one US Patent.


Dan Dowiasz

Dan Dowiasz

Head of Infrastructure Management
Dan leads the infrastructure engineering and development teams focused on setting the standard in IT service delivery for the hybrid cloud managed services marketplace. Dan brings over 20 years of experience in IT service delivery spanning a broad spectrum of roles including architecture design, technical pre-sales and business group management. Under Dan’s leadership, the Infrastructure Services team prides itself on delivering value-added solutions to customer’s complex business and technical challenges.


Tom Searcy

Tom Searcy

Head of Sales
Tom’s role at Atmosera is to lead and support the Account Executive Team on New Logo Acquisition. Tom started his career with Baxter International as a field sales rep in Life Sciences in the Southeast. After a few years, he transitioned into the Industrial Division which focused on solutions for Cleanrooms in the San Francisco Bay Area. He then founded a computer hardware company that focused on hardware solutions for advertising in the Cable TV Market. The company morphed from offering a hardware solution to a hardware/software and finally to a SaaS Solution. He was successful in landing national media coverage in industry trade magazines for several highly visible Digital Signage projects. When the company was acquired by ClearOne (CLRO) Tom was appointed VP of Digital Signage with global responsibility. He also took on the additional role of evangelizing and promoting the Video Streaming product line in the U.S. Tom holds a BA in Business from the University of Washington and an MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco.


Ellie Soleymani

Ellie Soleymani

Head of Marketing
Ellie Soleymani is a passionate marketing professional with over 13 years of experience in the marketing field in the B2B sector with a focus on the technology industry. She is a knowledgeable marketer with extensive experience in strategy and execution in all aspects of marketing, spanning demand generation, digital marketing, branding design, PR, advertising and social media. Previously, Ellie was the Director of Marketing at Mobile Labs, a leading cloud platform provider of mobile testing and secure device management based out of Atlanta, GA, where she helped to expand the company’s clientele in North America while contributing to the continued brand growth in the mobile and testing industries. Ellie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing, an Associate Degree in Business Communication and an Associate of Art with a Major in Graphic Design.


Mark Lipscomb

Mark Lipscomb

Director of Customer Success
Mark is an IT industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. In his role, Mark is responsible for ensuring client success post-deployment of company solutions and services and will maintain close customer communications, proactively supporting new installations, and overseeing incident management. Prior to Atmosera, Mark served as director of operations for Pavelcomm where he led the technical account management team, developed client facing dashboards and reporting tools to enhance client satisfaction. Before Pavelcomm, Mark was the manager of network operations for RKON Technologies and also held the position of IT infrastructure manager for ClearEdge Power. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Management and Business Information Systems.


Amanda Gent

Amanda Gent

Head of Human Resources
Amanda has been working in the Human Resources field for over 13 years with a focus in the technology industry. She started her career as an HR administrator and has continued expanding her role within all areas of human resources from onboarding and payroll to benefits administration and recruiting. Previously, Amanda was the HR Generalist at ServerLogic, a Northwest IT staffing and MSP consulting firm in Portland where she ran all aspects of Human Resources. Amanda has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University and holds a certification in Professional in Human Resources.


Board of Directors


Jim Collis

Jim Collis

Founding Partner, Seaport Capital
Jim Collis has over 20 years of experience lending to and investing in communications companies. Mr. Collis joined the EasyStreet (now Atmosera) board in 2012. Mr. Collis is a founding partner of Seaport Capital, starting the firm in 1997. Prior to co-founding Seaport, Mr. Collis was a Principal of Chase Capital, the equity-investing arm of The Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Collis also worked at Chase as a Vice President and an Associate in the Merchant Banking Group at Chase. Prior to joining Chase, Mr. Collis was a senior project engineer at National TeleConsultants specializing in the design of the electronic systems for video and audio production facilities used in the broadcast television, radio and cable television industries. Mr. Collis holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Scott McCormack

Scott McCormack

Partner, Seaport Capital
Mr. McCormack joined Seaport Capital in February 2003. He focuses on investing in service providers in the communications and infrastructure markets as well as on software investments. Mr. McCormack joined Seaport after five years at BancBoston Capital, the private equity arm of FleetBoston Financial, where he was a Director in the media and communications group. Prior to business school, he spent four years as a derivatives trader in the US and Germany. Mr. McCormack holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an AB in economics.


Art Matin

Art Matin

Director, President and CEO, Mandalay Baseball Properties
Mr. Matin joined the board of directors of Mandalay Baseball Properties in 2007 and was appointed CEO in 2008. Mr. Matin brings more than two decades of wide-ranging business experience to MBP with an emphasis on customer-focused sales, marketing and product development. Prior to joining MBP, Mr. Matin was CEO of Softricity, a venture-backed software company acquired by Microsoft. He was also executive vice president of worldwide sales for Veritas, a data and storage management company with more than 5,000 employees and annual revenues of more than $2 billion. As president of McAfee, best known for its anti-virus software, he accounted for revenues of $750 million annually and substantially increased customer adoption and market share, especially in consumer segments. During his 20 years with IBM, Mr. Matin held a variety of management positions, including overseeing sales to large corporate customer in the Asia-Pacific region while based in Tokyo, as well as serving as general manager of IBM’s industrial sector in the Americas.


Rich Bader

Rich Bader

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, EasyStreet Online Services
Mr. Bader is a 40-plus-year veteran of the high tech industry, beginning his career at Digital Equipment in the ‘70s. Settling in Oregon in 1978 to join Intel Corporation, Mr. Bader was founder and co-general manager until 1990 of Intel’s Personal Computer Enhancement Operation, a multihundred-million dollar business that launched Intel into the personal computer end-user market. After leaving Intel in 1990, Mr. Bader was able to watch his daughter grow while reviewing state-of-the-art products and writing about them for Stewart Alsop’s PC Letter, a newsletter widely read by leaders in the personal computer industry. That led to four years as a consultant, assisting companies such as Intel, HP and Microsoft develop business plans and products. Then the Internet happened. Tired of traveling away from his family and looking to become more of a contributor to the region he loves, EasyStreet was conceived and launched in 1995. He retired from EasyStreet in 2014. Mr. Bader is active in the community at the intersection of public policy and technology and innovation. He currently serves on the board of the Oregon Growth Account, the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) and is a member of the Oregon Sustainability Center IT Advisory Board. He has a BSEE from Northeastern University, 1974.