Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Patrick Taylor
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Taylor is an authority in the convergence of business analytics, information security and the implementation of technology to boost organizational performance. Patrick recognized that most IT-security and financial-system controls focus on user access and role management, but don't address how to convert ERP, CRM and other financial transaction resources into plain-language, actionable insights. After speaking with executives from across the country, Patrick launched Oversight Systems to pioneer the concepts and technology for continuous transaction analytics.

As a thought leader in predictive business analytics, Patrick has spoken at a wide variety of conferences. He has held leading positions at Internet Security Systems (ISS) and Symantec as well as ORACLE, Red Brick Systems, GO, Air2Web and Fast-Talk. Patrick has a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

H. Keith Cooley
Executive Vice President, Engineering

Keith Cooley is an information technology veteran who leads all Oversight Systems product development and engineering efforts. Before joining Oversight, he was chief customer officer at Atlanta-based Witness Systems. From 2002 to 2005, Keith was executive vice president of product development for Atlanta-based EzGov, Inc. From 1996 to 2000, he served as vice president of engineering for Internet Security Systems (ISS), where he was responsible for production of the company’s award-winning product lines.

Prior to joining ISS, Keith served in multiple roles at Dun & Bradstreet Software (DBS), including vice president of information systems, vice president of worldwide client server support and vice president of European support and development. He was a member of the executive team at Management Science America (MSA) before it was acquired by DBS, managing various support, engineering and marketing functions.

Keith holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He serves on the Georgia Tech College of Computing advisory board and is a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. He has served as a member of the board of trustees for the Alexander-Tharpe Fund and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.

Chris Rossie
Executive Vice President, Business & Corporate Development

Chris Rossie brings over 30 years of technology industry experience to Oversight Systems. Prior to Oversight, Chris was a venture capitalist at Gray Ventures where he was responsible for evaluating and selecting investment opportunities, directing due diligence efforts and managing ongoing relationships with portfolio companies. Prior to joining Gray Ventures in 2000, Chris was vice president, channel operations and partner programs for Internet Security Systems (ISS). Chris previously served in a variety of sales management and general management roles for Attachmate Corporation/Digital Communications Associates (DCA), including managing director Europe, Africa, Middle East and vice president Asia Pacific and Latin America. Chris was also a director of business and market development at Accenture and began his career in sales at Motorola. He is an honors graduate of Stanford University where he was a Sherman Fairchild Foundation Scholar, and studied at the Université de Tours in Tours, France.

Dan Kuokka, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer

Dan Kuokka has a broad range of expertise ranging from basic research to executive and product management. He managed engineering groups at Actra, a business-to-business e-commerce software startup later purchased by Netscape. After developing and delivering systems as part of the Buyer Xpert software suite, Dan became group product manager for the AOL Organizer Division. In this role, he led a team of product managers responsible for specifying the functionality and user experience of AOL's on-line calendar. Dan worked on agents at Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Labs, applying them to common office productivity tasks and workflow. At Lockheed Martin, he was principal investigator and manager of the Shade team, which developed basic technologies enabling networks of information-consuming and producing agents. At Hewlett-Packard Labs, Dan worked on collaborative systems that allowed engineers to efficiently design products that take into account often neglected goals such as maintainability, reliability and disposability. Dan has a Ph.D. in computer science and an MS degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a BS degree in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of Washington.

Bill Mayer
Chief Financial Officer

Bill Mayer brings over 20 years of financial, operations and treasury executive management experience to Oversight Systems. He has served in various senior financial management positions in private and public companies ranging from $1 million to $2 billion in annual revenue. Bill has significant experience in software, technical services, health care, media and high-tech manufacturing. Prior to joining Oversight Systems, he held senior finance positions at PRIMEDIA, NDCHealth, Scientific Atlanta and Procter & Gamble. His early-stage experience includes CFO positions at venture-backed Preferred Technical Services and IMedeon. Bill’s roles of responsibility as CFO have included all financial, administrative, legal, human resource and IT functions. He has extensive experience directing the implementation of back office solutions, process automation and internal control development. In addition to his operational financial expertise, Bill served as vice president and treasurer at two public companies for which he raised over $500 million in debt financings. Bill holds a BS degree in business administration in finance from the University of Missouri and an MBA in finance from the University of Kansas.