Leadership
Kaon Leadership
Inspiring Corporate Achievement
Kaon's management team has a wide range of skills and experience, thereby allowing the company to lead through innovation, while rapidly adjusting to market dynamics and shifting industry trends. Thanks to this impressive depth of management, Kaon's customers achieve continuing sales and marketing success resulting from the development of innovative solutions that solve their real-world business challenges.
Leadership
Gavin Finn
President & CEO
Gavin Finn, Ph.D.
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President & CEO

Gavin Finn is President & CEO of Kaon Interactive. He is responsible for the company's strategic, financial, product, and customer relationship strategies. In this capacity, he has led the successful transformation of the company's business model and marketing strategies. Gavin has instituted Kaon's continuous innovation process, resulting in the introduction of several award-winning solutions which have delivered significant improvements in customers' sales effectiveness and marketing efficiency.

Joshua Smith
Chief Technology Officer
Joshua Smith
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Chief Technology Officer

Joshua Smith is a founder of Kaon, and Alpha Geek (CTO) of the company. At Kaon, he has directed the company's technology platform evolution from Netscape Plug-ins, through Java, and into mobile. In addition to setting key technology strategy as CTO, he heads the platform and process automation teams within Kaon, ensuring Kaon's interactive applications can be deployed seamlessly throughout Kaon' s customer's marketing and sales teams.

John Heffernan
Chief Operating Officer
John Heffernan
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Senior Vice President - Applications

John Heffernan is a seasoned operations executive specialized in leading and growing profitable production groups within organizations. As Vice President of Applications for Kaon Interactive, John oversees the creative service and project management groups, and is charged with the ongoing re-engineering of our creative and production processes, creating efficiencies and quality improvement for the company and our clients.

Dana Drissel
Chief Marketing Officer
Dana Drissel
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Vice President - Marketing

Dana Drissel is a strategic marketing innovator specialized in campaign-driven programs that attract, retain, and nurture prospects through the sales pipeline. Currently the Vice President of Marketing for Kaon Interactive, she has defined the corporate brand, delivered ROI-based goal measurements, and has introduced a vast suite of Kaon solutions, building a fast growing base of industry-leading customers in a variety of business sectors.

Justin Gettler
Dir. Creative Services
Justin Gettler
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Director of Creative Services

As Kaon's Director of Creative Services, Justin Gettler leads a bright and energetic group of creative and technical minds. He brings over 15 years of experience in interactive and motion design for Fortune 500 accounts, obsesses over the smallest details, and is committed to delivering innovative solutions driven by strategy. While at Kaon, he has helped craft interactive sales and marketing solutions that seamlessly move between large displays, web, mobile and gesture devices.

Prior to joining Kaon Interactive, Justin worked on a diverse portfolio of projects for Harpell Martins & Company and The Pohly Company.

Cathy Vrountas
Director of Finance
Cathy Vrountas
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Dir. Finance

Cathy joined Kaon in 2019 to lead the company’s finance department. For over two decades, she has worked closely with entrepreneurs and management teams of growth-stage companies to ensure the availability of financial resources to support both operations and opportunities. Her industry experience is wide, including software and hardware development, manufacturing, and biotechnology/pharmaceutical. Cathy has arranged both government-backed and privately funded financing – ranging from the earliest stage asset-based and private equity funding, to large, multi-bank agented credit lines.

Cathy holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University. She lives in Andover, MA.

Jon Newman
Dir. Operations
Jon Newman
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Director of Operations

Jon Newman has over 35 years of experience in the high technology arena, ranging from startups to Global 200 companies. His work spans many technology disciplines including hardware, software and integrated embedded systems.

Prior positions include Vice President of Product Planning and Management for NEC Technologies, where he oversaw the planning and implementation of NEC International Computer Product Line and Director of Operations, for Sensicast, a pioneer in wireless network solutions in the Industrial space. At Kaon Interactive, Jon is responsible for the management and delivery of Kaon's hardware products, including the Kaon v-OSK™, Kaon v-Rack™ and the new Kaon VR Station™.