Board of Directors
Jerry Champlin, President and Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Champlin founded Absolute Performance, Inc., (API) 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. Mr. Champlin serves as a trusted advisor to major customers on topics ranging from applying Application Lifecycle and Service Management best practices, SaaS application architecture and Comprehensive Security Program development.
Mr. Champlin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Carleton College and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Scott Shafer, Absolute Performance Chief Executive Officer
Prior to Mr. Shafer’s role as CEO of Absolute Performance, Inc., (API) in 2012, Mr. Shafer was an API board member with a proven track record of success in technology and business process outsourcing for global companies including Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Fiserv and Firstsource.
In addition, Mr. Shafer co-founded a global 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.
Mr. Shafer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business 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.