Get To Know Our Leadership Team

George Azih

George Azih

CEO & Founder

A financial authority specializing in technical accounting and accounting research, George has served as an auditor for banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms. Prior to LeaseQuery, he performed Accounting Research and Technical Accounting for a Fortune 500 company, where he specialized in lease accounting, sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suit arrangements, debt restructurings (modifications and extinguishments), asset retirement obligations and purchase accounting. His previous experience also includes working as a Senior Auditor at a CPA firm, where he specialized in audits for financial institutions.

George is a leading expert on lease accounting. He has been quoted in Bloomberg multiple times and has spoken about lease accounting for numerous groups, including Georgia Society of CPAs, Institute of Managerial Accountants (IMA), Financial Executives International (FEI), Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Corenet Global Summit, and the National Conference for the Accounting and Finance Women’s Association (AFWA).

A member of the American Institute of CPAs and Georgia Society of CPAs, George graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a BS in Accounting.

Joe Schab

Joe Schab

COO

Joe brings a wealth of experience to the LeaseQuery team. A “serial operator,” Joe has spent most of his career helping companies transition from startups to full-fledged, high-growth entities. Prior to joining LeaseQuery, Joe served as president of Cardlytics (CDLX), the president of PlayOn Sports, and the Managing Director of LBi (now DigitasLBi).

In his role as Chief Operating Officer at LeaseQuery, Joe is responsible for the alignment and prioritizations of LeaseQuery’s investments and ensuring operational excellence across the company.

Joe has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University. He resides in Sandy Springs, GA with his wife and two children.

Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey

CRO

As Chief Revenue Officer at LeaseQuery, Chris brings 17 years of account management and sales leadership experience to the team. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Chris established himself in the technology sector early on in his sales career, maintaining a top producer status and receiving multiple President’s Club awards.

Prior to joining LeaseQuery, Chris held various sales roles at Canvas Systems, Veeam Software, RES Software, and later served as an advisor at BeaconGrid. He also founded Round 2 Technologies, a provider of eco-friendly electronic disposal services for Fortune 1,000 clients.

As LeaseQuery CRO, Chris has contributed significantly to major sales team expansions, going from one individual in 2016 to more than 50 today. His leadership has also pushed LeaseQuery to achieve 876% year-over-year revenue growth from 2016 to 2017, 708% growth from 2017 to 2018, and over 100% growth from 2018 to 2019.

Jim Fitzgibbons

Jim FitzGibbons

CFO

As LeaseQuery’s CFO, Jim brings with him 30 years of accounting experience in both public and privately-held companies, most within the technology sector. His history of leading business integration and finance operations will help drive LeaseQuery’s financial actions as the company continues to plan for the future. 

Before joining LeaseQuery, Jim worked as a CFO for various software and technology companies, where he stepped in to lead finance and accounting functions. Jim’s strategic focus on rebuilding and leading finance processes and implementing new accounting operations has driven his ability to successfully lead a company through continued financial growth. 

At LeaseQuery, Jim leads the company’s planning, implementation, managing, and running of all the financial activities. 

Jim is a licensed CPA and received his BS in Accounting from the University of Alabama. When he’s not crunching numbers or yelling “Roll Tide,” Jim enjoys spending time with his family, including his three children, two of which have graduated from the University of Georgia and the other preparing for graduation next year.

Andrew Larson

Andrew Larson

CTO

In his role as Chief Technology Officer at leaseQuery, Andrew brings over 20 years of experience building software across banking, finance, insurance, e-commerce, aviation, stock and energy trading, weather, and warehouse logistics. 

Prior to LeaseQuery, Andrew served as CTO for Fabric.com, an Amazon subsidiary where he was responsible for collaborating with stakeholders on strategy, and leading the definition and implementation of the technology roadmap and infrastructure needed to fulfill that strategy. Andrew also held various engineering and development roles that allowed him to lead teams in the creation of weather analytics products, weather-focused mobile applications, and other technical architectures. 

As LeaseQuery’s CTO, Andrew is responsible for the technology strategy and software development. He is focused on driving technology, capabilities, and speed into products, insights, and solutions LeaseQuery provides to customers and partners.

Andrew received his BS in Management Computer Systems from the University of Wisconsin. Although originally from there, Andrew now lives in Atlanta with his wife.

Brendan Kapsimalis

Brendan Kapsimalis

Principal Architect

A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Software Engineering, Brendan has over 10 years of experience in software development and consulting. He is a former Senior Systems Web Developer for Graphic Packaging International where he led development teams to improve business process automation for the finance, human resources, and customer service departments.

In 2015, Brendan was nominated for a President’s Award for his leadership in developing an automated credit debit approval system. He also led a team to develop an inventory management system that is used in over 350 locations. Prior to that, he worked as an IT Consultant for Technology Consulting Associates and BlueWave Computing. Brendan has led the Technology team at LeaseQuery since 2013.

Jennifer Booth

Jennifer Booth

VP of Accounting

Jennifer has deep expertise in technical accounting, having spent 16 years in audit and technical accounting and advisory at EY. During her tenure at EY, she assisted clients with their transition to the new lease standard, helping them interpret the standard, determine their accounting policies, and apply the standard to their lease arrangements. As a member of the EY Lease Expert Network, she served as one of the organization’s subject matter experts on lease accounting.

She also has experience providing accounting guidance on cloud computing arrangements. At EY, she presented technical training on leases and cloud computing. At LeaseQuery, she advises our in-house accountants on the more challenging aspects of lease accounting and works hand in hand with our developers to ensure that our software is best in class.

Jennifer is a graduate of Furman University, where she received a BA in accounting. As a CPA licensed in the state of Georgia, she is a member of the AICPA and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She is also a member of the EY Alumni Network.

Bill Mahoney

Bill Mahoney

VP of Customer Operations

Bill Mahoney brings an extensive background in scaling post-sale services teams at some of Atlanta’s fastest growing companies. As the Vice President of Customer Services for SalesLoft, Bill’s team reduced churn by 144% over three years while growing net expansion by +300%. While at PureCars, he scaled the Customer Experience team by five times. At CareerBuilder, Bill managed a post-sales team of over one hundred people and focused on user training, reporting and usage analysis.

At LeaseQuery, Bill’s mission is to drive customer satisfaction and ensure elite levels of retention while scaling the team for future growth and expansion.

Bill has an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from Western Michigan University. He lives in Suwanee, GA with his wife and two children.

Karen Marchione

Karen Marchione

VP of Marketing

As VP of Marketing at LeaseQuery, Karen brings a unique blend of customer-centric marketing strategy and an extensive knowledge of compliance software and cloud-based technology. Her experience in demand generation, business development, customer lifecycle, and product marketing yields innovative marketing strategies that deliver results.   Prior to joining LeaseQuery, Karen served as the Vice President of Marketing for Sovos, where she led a global team that developed the company’s marketing campaigns and strategy.

As the Vice President of Marketing, Karen leads LeaseQuery’s marketing efforts, including brand awareness, demand generation, and strategy.

Karen has a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University. Originally from Boston, Karen lives in Atlanta with her husband and son. 

Jeff Dernavich

Jeff Dernavich

VP of Product

As VP of Product, Jeff brings 20 years of SaaS leadership to the team. His experience in designing, building, managing, and improving both the product and product teams is integral in leading the product strategy at LeaseQuery.

Prior to joining LeaseQuery, Jeff has played key roles in software development and product management at Accenture and at multiple start-ups across various software categories and industries. Jeff also served as the Vice President of Product at Silverpop where he led the product transformation from email marketing to a digital marketing platform. This transition drove significant company growth leading to Silverpop’s acquisition by IBM. Finally, Jeff holds two patents for his innovative work.

At LeaseQuery, Jeff serves as the VP of product, leading both the Product Management and User Experience teams, working to provide accountants with the best and most accurate software experience of their career.

Jeff graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wake Forest University. He later moved to Atlanta where he still resides today with his wife and two children.

Haley Wood

Haley Wood

VP of People & Culture

Haley, LeaseQuery’s VP of People & Culture, has more than a decade of experience supporting the people organization, predominantly in the FinTech space.

Before leading the people & culture team at LeaseQuery, Haley served on the talent acquisition team at Nasdaq, and Director of People Strategy at eVestment. Managing a team of global recruiters, Haley improved the company’s talent and acquisition efforts to include strategic candidate generation, effective branding, pipe-lining, and talent identification and attraction.

In her role as VP of People & Culture at LeaseQuery, Haley leads the company’s vision, strategy, development, and execution of organizational effectiveness to enhance business results. As a team builder, her passion is recruiting and sustaining incredible talent, and cultivating an award-winning environment for LeaseQuery’s associates to thrive in.

Haley received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Development from Penn State University.

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

General Counsel

As a former CPA and experienced practicing attorney, Andrew provides legal counsel from a commercial perspective, with a deeper understanding of our clients’ needs.

In addition to his experience auditing private and public companies as a CPA, Andrew brings nearly a decade of experience practicing law with Alston & Bird, a leading international law firm with over 800 lawyers; Deloitte, the largest professional services organization in the world; and Global Payments, an S&P 500 technology company traded on the NYSE with a market capitalization in excess of $15 billion. During this time, Andrew actively represented buy-side and sell-side clients with respect to software-related services and products as well as a wide variety of other professional services, including financial reporting-related services. In addition, he has served as securities counsel for large, publicly-traded companies like many of our clients.

Andrew graduated, summa cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law and holds a Masters in Accountancy and a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Georgia.