We are a collection of thinkers, problem solvers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Our Story

Kenzan was founded in 2004 by Chris Kilmer and a few like-minded individuals who had an idea: To build a company that was at the leading edge of the software engineering and platform development space. A place where people could come together to solve tough problems, make great stuff and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’ve been lucky to work with some great clients along the way.

Leadership Team

Christopher Kilmer

Christopher Kilmer

CEO

Christopher founded Kenzan in 2004 as a boutique technology company specifically focused on iTV. His passion is communicating with engineers, business and brand leaders and helping to arrive at successful strategies and applications, and it shows. Prior to Kenzan, Christopher worked with companies like WGBH, Big Band Media, Razorfish and Cablevision. As such, his expertise runs the gamut from design and technical development to advertising and iTV strategy for Fortune 100 brands. Christopher has served on the Emmy Board for iTV, and worked for a number of years as an advisor for the American Film Institute. He also sits on the boards of several non-profits. Before he set about pioneering iTV, he studied religion, philosophy and literature at the University of Massachusetts.

Random Fact

Which job has Christopher not held: waiter, dishwasher, carpenter, construction worker, house painter, programmer, project manager, business owner, barber, line cook, Philosophy tutor, or video store clerk?

Ming Linsley

Ming Linsley

EVP, Program and Client Solutions

As overseer of our Project Management and Client Solutions Practice, as well as our Kenzan West Lead, Ming has insight into all of our work and the pleasure of knowing each of our clients. She is adept at leveraging data to drive the success of our programs, growing client relationships and wrangling deadlines under pressure. Ming has over a decade and a half of experience in advertising, online marketing and client solutions. Prior to joining Kenzan, she generated impressive results for such brands as AT&T, IKEA, Marriott, Colgate Palmolive and L.L.Bean.

Random Fact

She also applies her laser-like focus to her famous artisanal S’mores.

Jon Stockdill

Jon Stockdill

CTO

As a co-founder of the company, Jon has literally done it all – front-end, back-end and DevOps. He has also worked with some of the best teams in the industry, contributing to Webby Award-winning multimedia sites. Jon manages large-volume, mission-critical products which enable 24/7 video content publishing. He knows how to build excellent architecture, software and strong teams. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Warren Wilson College.

Random Fact

Jon spent 5 years as a Class V raft guide on the river that was featured in the movie Deliverance.

Eric Spiegel

Eric Spiegel

CFO

Eric has been a financial professional for over 30 years. As CFO, he manages all of our finances and legal issues. He also oversees Human Resources. Prior to joining Kenzan, Eric spent almost 20 years on Wall Street as CFO of several private investment firms. He has also served as Treasurer of various private associations and non-profit organizations. It all adds up to an incredible amount of experience and knowledge. Eric’s personal motto is “take care of people and their money.”

Random Fact

Eric’s calm demeanor is due to the fact that he has been practicing Buddhist meditation for most of his life.

Dave Stenglein

Dave Stenglein

SVP, Architecture and Engineering

Dave leads our architecture efforts to produce the best possible systems and applications. A technology professional with over 20 years experience, he has worked in a range of industries including internet, finance and cable. Throughout his career spanning roles from sysadmin to developer and architect, Dave has been driven to produce systems with robust, scalable, and secure architectures. At Kenzan he has used this experience to build up teams that do the same for our clients.

Random Fact

In his spare time, Dave likes to build and pilot quadcopters.

Craig Martin

SVP of Engineering

Craig leads Kenzan’s engineering operations with a self-proclaimed mission of finding elegant solutions to complex challenges. As an experienced software development and consulting professional, Craig approaches each project with an understanding of big picture goals and business drivers to help our partners achieve success. In support, he understands the critical value of playing each role within a project: architecture, development and testing. Before joining Kenzan, Craig obtained a broad technical background working for established consulting firms.

Random Fact

Craig was a professional golfer and member of the PGA.

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