Leadership

Ron Jost

Chief Executive Officer

Ron is the CEO of Rockwater Associates and founder and CEO of Rockwater Technologies.  Ron is an innovative, driven, and collaborative executive leader with a demonstrated track record building high performance teams that transform business concepts into fully operational high growth companies.

Ron has spent 30+ years in the technology industry with a deep background driving both strategic and operational results in the financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer software, supply chain management and telecom industries.  Prior to Rockwater, Ron held C-Level and Board level positions where he provided the strategic direction and operational experience to drive innovation and growth through to successful acquisition.

Ron is deeply committed to building high performing teams and having a great culture that provides the foundation for the Rockwater team to deliver exceptional results to our clients.

Lindsay Jost

President & COO

Lindsay is President & COO of Rockwater Associates, responsible for executing the company strategy and business operations. 

Lindsay has served in various executive roles in the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Technology, and Financial Services Industries. Lindsay was VP, HR & Operations for a leading tax firm where she led over 130 professional services employees providing tax expertise to clients. Lindsay built her own HR consulting firm where she provided strategic and tactical HR support to a number of clients. Prior to running her own consulting firm Lindsay built the HR Department for QHR Technologies (TSX: QHR) a publicly traded healthcare technology company.

Lindsay’s early roots in HR coupled with her extensive experience building and managing professional services teams drive her passion for building world class culture that deliver world class results.

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Mike Christoff

VP, Business Development

Mike is Vice President of Business Development for Rockwater Associates.

Mike has served in a variety of executive roles most recently – Vice President of Solutions Delivery for a leading pharmaceutical technology company.   In this role he was responsible for the Sales Engineering, Solutions Delivery, Technology, Education, and Client Service departments for all customer implementations.

Mike spent 11 years leading teams and large departments responsible for acquiring and delivering tax solutions to 3,000+ clients across the US.

Mike leverages his extensive background in the delivery of  tax and technology solutions to help guide the business development strategy and execution for Rockwater.

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Ryan Martin

VP, Sales & Marketing Operations

Ryan is Vice President of Sales & Marketing Operations for Rockwater Associates, oversees marketing strategies and efforts in order to strengthen company’s market position and achieve desired business goals.

Ryan has served in various executive roles most recently, Director of Sales Operations for a leading pharmaceutical technology company.  Prior to that, Ryan was Vice President, Business Development & Sales Operations for a leading tax firm where he provided key leadership in sale operations, marketing, technology, and operations.

Ryan’s diverse technical and operational background has fueled his passion to build sales technology solutions that enables the scalable, high performance execution of business processes that are critical to a company’s key operations and growth strategies.

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Michael Luby

Director of Client Services

Michael is the Director of Client Services, where he combines his deep tax resolution industry experience with his product management and technology expertise to provide leadership to our tax resolution team in delivering solutions to our clients.

Michael has served in various executive roles most recently – Director of Product Management for a leading healthcare technology company.  Michael spent over 15 years leading tax teams over 50 people that resolved over $500 Million in tax liability across the U.S as well as playing a key leadership role as the Director of Product Management & Technology. Michael is an entrepreneur having started multiple companies in the financial services and technology industries as well as provided advisory services some of the largest tax software companies in the US.

Michael’s extensive experience leading tax dispute resolution teams and his diverse technology expertise are key in driving the technology platform vision for Rockwater.

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Ben Locke

Director of Technology

Ben Locke is the Director of Technology at Rockwater Technologies, our innovation center, and is responsible for the design, development, integration, implementation and management of Rockwater’s technology.

Ben has a deep technology background in both Information Technology, Information Systems and Software Development. Before Rockwater Associates, Ben was the Director of Product Development for Custom Health, a leading pharmaceutical technology company, where he led the product development efforts to successfully build a next generation cloud based platform bringing connected care to Pharmacists and their Patients. Prior to Custom Health, Ben worked for a financial services company where he was responsible for delivering Information Technology Solutions as well as Information Systems.

Ben’s passion for innovation, along with his combined expertise, provides our team the technology backbone to deliver efficient, reliable and results to our clients.

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Taylor Castaneda

Senior HR Specialist

Taylor is a Senior HR Specialist, responsible for leading our HR team that provide exceptional HR support to our clients.

Prior to Rockwater, Taylor was HR Generalist for a tax company where she oversaw full cycle recruitment, employee onboarding, benefit management, and training and development.  Taylor played a key role in a major change management effort requiring a complete overhaul of every aspect of the company. 

Taylor optimizes our vision of shared values and great culture and is passionate about providing our deep HR expertise to help clients build successful organizations.

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