Leadership TeamExperts in their field and dedicated to being good corporate citizens
Founder & CEO
Joel Russell founded eimagine after a successful career in both the technology and financial services sectors. He is an energetic entrepreneur who brings to the company a passion for excellence and a solid foundation in technology and business best practices. He embodies the eimagine philosophy that empowering employees to improve their personal and professional lives, their working environments and their communities makes the difference between a good company and a great company.
Prior to founding eimagine, Joel served in management capacities with companies such as a leading application development venture in Chicago and an investment bank in New York City. He is a graduate of Stanford University. Joel resides in Indianapolis with his wife and four children where he is an active member of the community.
Joel currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana and formerly served as Board President, JDRF Indiana Chapter and Board Member for NPower Indiana.
Scott Crane joined eimagine in 2001 as a technical lead and quickly advanced to a vice president role. In 2014, he took on the role of president. He manages the company’s internal operations and technical resources and serves as team lead on client development projects. Scott oversees financial service development projects where he leverages his expertise in project management, IT lifecycle development and communication.
Scott’s process, analytical, team-building and client service skills have been refined throughout his 20-year career with national companies such as North American Van Lines, where he served as a senior analyst, and Nims Associates, where he was a senior consultant.
Scott holds a B.S. in computer science from Purdue University. He resides in Fishers, Indiana with his wife and two children. He is passionate member of his community where, for several years, he has lead eimagine teams in staging events at the FedEx Plane Pull to benefit the Special Olympics.
Vice President, Federal Government Services
Eric Crane joined eimagine in 2002 as a senior consultant. Shortly thereafter he was promoted to technical manager, director and subsequently vice president where he is primarily responsible for overseeing application development projects for government financial markets. In this role, he is a key member of the eimagine leadership team where he specializes in resource management, technical excellence, quality control and communications.
Eric is actively involved in developing eimagine’s government financials market. He refined his project management and technical skills in prior positions with large national organizations such as Cooper Tire & Rubber; Booz, Allen & Hamilton; and SOZA & Company.
Eric holds a B.S. in computer information systems, operations management and business process management from Indiana University. He currently resides in Westfield, Indiana with his wife and two daughters.
Vice President, Human Resources
Emily Lefebvre brings a decade of human resources management and recruiting experience to her role at eimagine. As a key member of the executive team, she is responsible for refining and promoting eimagine’s culture, developing competitive benefits and compensation strategies, acting as an employee resource, facilitating company-wide communication and devising and implementing strategies for attracting, screening and retaining top talent.
Emily brings to eimagine a passion for empowering each employee to create his or her ideal work environment in which her or she sees limitless possibilities. She is a champion of the concept of community connectivity in both her personal life and the eimagine organization. Emily enjoys all aspects of human resources, especially getting to know prospective candidates and introducing them to eimagine’s dynamic culture. She gained experience in a variety of recruitment and HR roles with nationally known retailers Nordstrom’s and Galyan’s.
Emily is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in retail management. She resides in Indianapolis with her husband and three boys.
Vice President, Technical Services
Andrew Corrington is a the Vice President of Technical Services at eimagine. A graduate of Purdue University, he currently holds certifications in several Microsoft technologies.
Andrew has overseen development on public and private sector projects sized from small business to federal government organizations. Andrew has been involved in supporting Microsoft enterprise level applications including SharePoint for over ten years. He is a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and engages in many community service activities throughout the year.
Vice President, Sales
As Vice President of Sales at eimagine, Ben Klopfer is responsible for the defining overarching sales strategies, leading the high-performing Sales team and ensuring long-term company success. Ben is also charged with promoting and communicating the eimagine brand to target audiences. He leads eimagine’s sales and marketing efforts to help customers overcome complex business challenges with innovative technology solutions. Ben believes in affecting positive change as a trusted advisor; an advocate and partner to others.
Ben has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry at organizations ranging from 5 to 5,000 to 50,000 employees. His out-of-the-box ideas and leadership have been instrumental to success at global leaders such as AOL Time Warner and Epic Systems Corporation. Ben graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He holds a degree from the IU School of Informatics, the first school of its kind focused on the application of technology across practical fields of study. In typical trailblazing fashion, Ben did not hesitate to apply to the then-new program, and was a part of the 1st annual graduating class.
A passionate philanthropist, Ben functions as a Director on boards for non-profit Ronen Chamber Ensemble and Rainmakers ConnectTech. He is also a Committee Chair at the Arthritis Foundation. He believes in serving the welfare of others by volunteering his time and leadership skills for one simple thing—to do good. Born and raised in Indianapolis, he has a strong connection to the local community. Ben was honored as one of Indy’s Best and Brightest in 2013, and was elected as President of his neighborhood association. Ben is very active in the local business community and is an occasional spirited and engaging speaker at business networking events.
Vice President, Project Management Office
Laura Hansen joined eimagine in 2013, bringing project management experience spanning multiple industries and technologies. At eimagine, Laura leads our Project Management Office and manages our scrum team. She acts as a project manager for internal and external development, implementation and support projects.
Laura is a talented team builder with experience motivating and leading cross-functional project teams. Her detailed, results oriented approach is tempered by her attention to collaboration and customer satisfaction. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) through the Project Management Institute as well as a Certified ScrumMaster through the Scrum Alliance.
Laura holds a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and a M.S. in Technology from Purdue University. She resides in Indianapolis with her husband and two dogs.
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