Leadership

Diverse. Inspired. Driven to innovate.
Our leadership team hails from prestigious careers in executive management, risk assessment, human resources, employment law and information technology. The common thread? An unyielding desire to simplify and improve the lives of compliance professionals everywhere.
 
 
Leadership

Rob Warmack, CEO

“I get immense satisfaction out of helping people figure out a problem,” which is why Rob really enjoys his work at Compli. As the CEO he gets to be a part of discovering creative solutions to a wide variety of challenges. And coaching employees to help them be even better at their jobs.

After 30+ years in the software industry Rob has become a seasoned executive with a track record of helping B2B companies realize success. After holding executive marketing positions at various startup companies he settled in for almost 10 years at Tripwire until he joined Compli in 2014.

Rob’s managerial style encourages passion within employees. He is adept at breaking through the noise of the marketplace and enabling sales channels to capture their unfair share of revenue.

Rob has an artist inside of him that comes out through writing, playing piano, and most importantly, cooking. If he’s not at home in the evenings making a mess of the kitchen while listening to music he can be found outside appreciating the Pacific Northwest, enjoying a meal out with his wife, or perhaps flying off to Europe to sample the culture and the cuisine.

Blazers or Timbers? Both

Top three movies: Princess Bride, Monty Python’s Holy Grail, Caddy Shack.

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Wendy Miller, VP Customer Success

“We are not only building something from a company perspective but from a team perspective.” Growth is a key component to what makes Wendy tick. Growing a solid team that can meet and exceed the needs of the customers means that Compli will grow as well. And knowing that our product is helping our customers manage and grow their businesses is the cherry on top.

With 20 years of experience in the technology realm, Wendy is a knowledgeable leader focused on exceeding client expectations through technical solutions. Her career spans managing Customer Success for GTS Services, an ERP Software solution for the Glass Industry along with Product Management, Client Services and Strategic Development positions for both start-ups and established companies such as Direct Revenue, About.com, and Hachette Filipacchi.

Wendy has an ability to define and meet client needs and objectives, and provide high-quality client service to help ensure strong and lasting client relationships while maximizing company profitability

For Wendy, life is a story to be told. And, she believes the best way to tell that story is to live life to the fullest.  Whether it’s enjoying a concert with her husband, wandering the farmers market, going on a hike with her dog, savoring brunch with friends, organizing a community fundraiser or hosting Sunday dinner, she keeps her days chocked full of future story-telling material.

Top three movies: Anything with Collin Firth, 16 candles, any bad Romantic Comedy.

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Don Dornblaser, VP Engineering & Product

“I love the people the most.” Was Don’s immediate response when asked what he likes most about working at Compli. In addition to the people, he loves that Compli is a company that has the right combination of moxie and discipline to accomplish great things.

Don is a seasoned technology leader with over 20 years of experience in product development. His strengths are in finding and developing talented software managers, engineers, architects, and testers and managing them to high performance. He has honed his skill at building and managing engineering teams at TiVo, Yahoo!, and WebMD.

Don has no shame in admitting to the exhaustive array of 80s New Wave hits that dominate his iTunes library, though he can also be found listening to a little Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra when the mood strikes. While his career is in technology, filmmaking is in his heart. On the weekends he can usually be found rooting his kids on at a soccer game or diving for pennies at the bottom of Wilson Pool. In between, he will enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee unless he is searching for someone’s lost Shopkin.

Blazers or TimbersThorns.

Top three movies: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (of course), The Untouchables, Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

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Matt Damkroger, VP Sales

“In a world where technology is ever-changing, it is exciting to be a part of the cutting-edge,” says Matt Damkroger, Compli’s VP of Sales. Matt is passionate about looking for ways to grow and reach more customers and is motivated by the people he works with – prospects, customers and colleagues – every day. “Being able to provide a service that makes customers more successful at their jobs is exciting.”

Matt comes to Compli with a solid background in tech sales. Prior to joining Compli, he was the Director of Sales with Puppet Labs and before that, Matt was an Account Executive with Tripwire. He studied finance at the University of Oregon but knew that his future was in sales. The opportunity for growth in the tech field is what drew him in.

Underneath this tech sales junkie exterior is a family man who loves Saturday morning walks and Sunday football with his toddler son. His parents moved to Oregon when he was 10-years old and so started his loyalty to the Oregon Ducks. Although he still loves sports, now he’s also busy supporting the amazing craft brewing, Willamette Valley wine and culinary scene in the Portland area. He loves to cook and benefits from his family connections – a mother with a catering business and a sister with a culinary degree – to elevate him to ‘foodie’ status.

Cats or Dogs? Dogs.

Favorite dish Matt makes? Steak on the grill.

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Michelle Waddell, VP Finance & Accounting

“I like to add value, especially with a company that’s growing really fast,” that’s what drove Michelle to join Compli as our VP of Finance and Accounting.

Michelle lights up when she can fix a problem or tweak a process that makes everything about a transaction more efficient. She enjoys the financial analysis space, where she started in her career. She likes the quick pace, varied projects, and impact that she has across the organization in her role at Compli. But, as much as she enjoys helping build pricing or financial models and forecasting company growth, what Michelle really enjoys is the people she works with.

Originally a Tennessee native, Michelle moved to Houston, after graduating from the University of Memphis. After a few years in the south, she made her way to Oregon with her husband. She misses the Tex-Mex in Houston but loves this Northwest green where she hikes and works on her photography along the way. This winter Michelle is getting into cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with friends. Michelle also enjoys the blue wonders of scuba diving and goes whenever she can.

Cats or Dogs? Dogs.

Best dish Michelle makes: Prime rib.

Favorite movie: As an “’80s gal” she has to go with “The Breakfast Club.”

Board of Directors

Our Leadership Team receives support from a talented Board of Directors, all of whom are successful leaders and innovators themselves. Their wisdom, experience and passion keeps us ahead of the game and drives us to always reach for a higher standard.

Ken Thrasher
Chairman of the Board, Compli 

Ken served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compli from 2002 through December 2009, when he relinquished his position as Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve as Chairman of the Board.

Prior to joining Compli, Ken served 19 years in executive positions with Fred Meyer, Inc., including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2001, as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from 1997 to 1999, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1987 to 1997.

Ken serves on the boards of directors of Compli, The Jensen Growth Fund, NW Natural, Oregon Mentors, the Children’s Institute, College Possible, the OSU College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence, is on the Cradle to Career Council of All Hands Raised, and is a senior director on the Oregon Business Council. Prior to this year he served as a member of the board of directors for the Oregon Coast Aquarium, GSL Solutions Inc, Friends of the Children, the Portland State University Foundation, Albertina Kerr Centers, the Portland Art Museum and is past Chair of Oregon’s Quality Education Commission.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and in 2012 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from Portland State University.

Kirby Dyess
Principal, Austin Capital Management 

A retired Corporate Vice President of Intel Corporation, Kirby is a principal with Austin Capital Management LLC where she evaluates, invests in and assists early stage companies in the Pacific Northwest.

Previously she was Vice President of Intel Corporation and Director of Operations for Intel Capital, the largest venture capital organization in the world.

Kirby is currently on the Oregon State Board of Higher Education and is a member of the OHSU Board. She chairs the board of Prolifiq Software Corporation and serves as a director for Compli, Merix and Itron Corporations.

Mary Jo Potter
Managing Partner & CEO, Highperlink

Mary Jo is a nationally recognized governance expert and management consultant, now Managing Director at Highperlink, an international human capital management consulting firm.

With experience as Senior Vice President responsible for governance and integration services at Sibson Consulting Group, Mary Jo was instrumental in designing Compli’s corporate governance modules.

She currently lends her expertise to several other boards, including Siena Heights University, Hanna Center, Hope Unlimited, CHI and Christus, all large Health Systems headquartered in Dallas and Denver.

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