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Kim Kovacs Expert Information

Executive Vice President

Solium

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Expert Topics: FP&A
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Kimberly Kovacs is the founder of OptionEase, the leading network connector for complex equity compliance applications delivered on-demand via software-as-a-service (SaaS) which was purchased by Solium Capital (SUM.TXU) in November 2012.

For the second year in a row, OptionEase was honored by INC Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Orange County Business Journal also honored OptionEase as one of its Fastest Growing Companies in Orange County. B2B CFO named OptionEase a winner in its Smart 25 Awards, because of its strong and sustainable growth and commitment to innovation.

Ms. Kovacs has a distinguished career in executive leadership and finance. She was a member of the board of director’s for Alpha Project from 1990 until 1997 with the last three years as Chairman. Alpha Project secured over $50M in funding from HUD to preserve low income housing.

As CFO and board member of ORXYE Energy, she testified in Congress in concert with the EPA on clean energy regulations, assisted in bringing major oil companies into regulatory discussions and resolution that ultimately resulted in Ms. Hillary Clinton’s involvement and final adoption of the Clean Energy standards in the U.S.

Ms. Kovacs is currently on the board serving as treasurer of the All American Boys Choir; and is a board member serving as treasurer for the National Coalition of Stock Plan Administrators (ACSPA). In addition, she is active in many industry organizations such as FEI and FENG. She is an active member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and the Association of Women in Technology (AWT).

Other past board seats include the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)

 

Experience

CEO and Founder : OptionEase - [2006-01 to Current]
Ms. Kimberly Kovacs is the co-founder and CEO of OptionEase, the leading network connector for complex equity compliance applications delivered on-demand via software-as-a-service (SaaS). OptionEase has more than 700 clients ranging from emerging venture-backed private entities to Fortune 100 organizations with over 100,000 equity plan participants. As a former CFO of public and private companies, Kim knew there had to be a better reporting option for financial executives than cumbersome spreadsheets OptionEase has redefined equity compliance and financial reporting with open architecture and the rapid deployment of regulatory driven accounting requirements. OptionEase has recently been honored as Inc. Magazine’s, Inc. 500 on the 2011 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies as the 19th fastest growing company in the Los Angeles area and the 22nd fastest growing software business in the U.S., based on its 1,422% growth.

 

Education

BS with honors, Finance : California State University-San Marcos