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AIS Executive Team

American InfoSource was founded and is managed by industry leaders in information and financial services, who defined the standards for public record data collection, software development and account servicing solutions.

 

Blake Hogan, President

Mr. Hogan is a recognized leader in the information, software and financial services industries, founding American InfoSource in 2000. Hogan has over 20 years of industry experience, creating Hogan Information Services in 1990, which compiled public record data for 8,000 courthouses across the country. He sold the company to First Data Corporation in 1996. While at First Data, he served on First Data Corporation's Management Committee, the Executive Committee of First Data Information Management Group and President of Innovis.


Matt Sutherland, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sutherland worked side-by-side with Hogan as the former Vice President of Hogan Information Services. Over the last 18 years, he has been responsible for designing, building, and operating complex data systems. Sutherland has an in-depth knowledge of the United States bankruptcy courts and the systems they utilize. Sutherland received his Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Oklahoma. As COO, he oversees all operations of American InfoSource, domestic and international.


Drew Kanellopoulos, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kanellopoulos joined American InfoSource in May 2012. He has more than 30 years of Consulting, Finance, Accounting, Planning, Strategy, Tax, Treasury and International experience. Prior to joining American InfoSource, Mr. Kanellopoulos held CFO positions at privately held companies ranging from $100MM-$260MM in revenue, as well as business unit CFO positions in large publicly traded companies such as Microsoft, Nabors International and Continental Airlines. His has extensive experience in financial services, software, consumer products manufacturing/distribution, energy and airline industries. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business where he graduated with High Honors and has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Drexel University.


Chris Mokris, Vice President & Managing Director ACG

Mr. Mokris joined American InfoSource in 2011.  Over the last 20 years, he has held numerous Credit, Collections and Recovery positions at Bank of America and MBNA.  He is the founder of American InfoSource Business Solutions Private Limited located in Vadodara, India.  Through his leadership, the operation has grown and expanded to become a full service secured and unsecured bankruptcy facility as well as a Business Processing Operation center.  In 2014, he took on the additional responsibility of managing the secured bankruptcy business for AIS which includes the former Ascension Capital Group operation.  Prior to entering into the financial sector, Mr. Mokris was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. His expertise in team building, goal oriented nature and process design have defined his career.  Prior to joining AIS, he held senior leadership positions managing Estate, Internal Recovery and the Debt Settlement business.  Mr. Mokris is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy..

 

Larque Piatt, Vice President of Human Resources

Ms. Piatt oversees the provision of HR services, policies and programs for the entire organization. In addition to managing compensation and benefits administration, she is also responsible for recruiting and staffing new AIS associates. Before joining American InfoSource in 2004, Piatt held similar roles at Hogan Information Services and the Journal Record Publishing Co.


Kadra Alexander, Associate Corporate Counsel

Ms. Alexander provides leadership for AIS’s legal and regulatory affairs, ethics and compliance programs. She is also responsible for advising AIS on bankruptcy matters. Ms. Alexander graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1997, and went on to receive her law degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law in 2001. Prior to returning to Texas, Ms. Alexander was licensed in Ohio and admitted to the Southern Federal District of Ohio. She obtained her Texas license in 2003 and expanded her practice to commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Ms. Alexander is admitted to practice in the Northern, Eastern, Western & Southern Federal Districts of Texas. She specialized in consumer bankruptcy and creditor rights in a law firm setting for eight years, prior to joining AIS.

 

Clare Russell, Associate Corporate Counsel

Ms. Russell advises AIS regarding in-house bankruptcy and probate matters and engages clients on recent court decisions and other risk-related matters. After graduating from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2009, she began her legal practice representing debtors in consumer bankruptcy cases.  In 2013, Ms. Russell transitioned  her focus to represent only creditors in both bankruptcy and state law matters relating to business and finance. She was named a Rising Star in 2014 by Texas Super Lawyers in the area of business bankruptcy.  In addition, she has been recognized by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine as a Top Attorney in the area of bankruptcy five of the last six years.

 

Brian Welch, Director of Marketing

Mr. Welch is responsible for the creation and execution of all integrated marketing efforts and brand management programs at American InfoSource. He drives the company’s positioning, product development, branding and identity, marketing campaigns, and public relations to ensure industry preference for the AIS brand. He is accomplished in prospect acquisition strategies, creative development, and campaign execution within B2B and B2C channels. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, he was the recipient of the AIS President’s Award.

 

 

 

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