Absolute Performance was founded in 1997 as a consulting company that developed tools to help clients manage their ERP environments, such as Lawson, Baan and JD Edwards.

Board of Directors

Jerry Champlin, Absolute Performance Chief Technology Officer and President

Jerry founded Absolute Performance in 1997 with initial focus on solving core business application performance and availability challenges. He is responsible for strategic technology leadership of the company including guiding the continuous evolution of System Shepherd® APM as a Service Platform and defining strategic business services for the company. Champlin serves as a trusted advisor to major clients on topics ranging from applying Application Lifecycle and Service Management best practices to SaaS application design.

Jerry earned his Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Carleton College and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Jerry has served on the API board since 2005.

Scott Shafer, Absolute Performance Chief Executive Officer

Scott’s involvement with Absolute Performance began at a board level in 2008, followed by the role of CEO in 2012. Scott has a track record of success in technology and business process outsourcing with companies ranging from early stage, fast growth companies to division leadership in global corporations.

In addition to directly contributing to the transformation and growth of four global companies, Scott co-founded a business process outsourcing company that grew to more than 1,500 employees in 3 years. He also oversaw the growth of technology services and analytics company as Chief Operating Officer from early stage to more than $100 million in annual revenue in six years.

Scott received his BS in Business Administration from Illinois State University.

Jon Gordon, Serial Entrepreneur and Managing Partner, Sheer Velocity, LLC

Jon is the Managing Partner and founder of Sheer Velocity, a retained executive search firm based in Denver, Colorado. Before launching Sheer Velocity, he served for five years as Executive Vice President for one of the nation’s largest retained executive search firms. As a serial entrepreneur, Jon has spearheaded several start-up ventures that have yielded successful exits for investors and employees alike including; Three Value Logic (3VL), Worldprints and SkyConnect. John has also been a senior level executive at such later stage companies as PureVision Technology.

Jon graduated with a degree in Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado. Jon serves on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) in Boulder, Colorado and has been a board member of Absolute Performance since 2012.