Leadership

Our Team

Rockwater’s leadership team brings a combined 100+ years of experience providing business solutions to all size of customers, from small businesses to multi nationals in the financial services and technology industries.  What brought us together is a shared vision that world class culture inspires the delivery of world class solutions to our customers.   

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Our Shared Values

Inspire

It takes an investment of time and energy — to inspire a team. It all adds up to a more creative, connected, and higher performing team, one that’s not afraid to push the boundaries and soar to new heights.

Innovate

Creativity is the nature of creating something new - either a new idea, concept or method. Innovation is using this creativity to enhance performance of our processes, our people, and our entire organization.

Influence

Influence is most often and most easily carried through trust. We cannot build a coherent culture without trust and people who either share our core values or possess the willingness and ability to embrace those values.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

John Quincy Adams

"The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them."

John Maxwell
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Lindsay Jost

CHRP

President & COO

Lindsay is President & COO of Rockwater Associates, responsible for executing the company strategy and business operations. Lindsay started her career in Human Resources with MNP, a leading accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada.

Lindsay has served in various executive roles most recently, VP of HR for Catalyst Healthcare a leading healthcare technology company. Prior to Catalyst, 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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Michael Christoff

Vice President of Client Services

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

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

Mike leverages his extensive background in the delivery of tax and financial services with experience in technology to help guide the marketing and strategic vision for Rockwater.

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Ryan Martin

Vice President of Technology

Ryan is Vice President of Technology for Rockwater Associates, responsible for the development of innovative and robust technology solutions for Rockwater and our clients.

Ryan has served in various executive roles most recently, Director of Sales Operations for a leading healthcare technology company, Catalyst Healthcare.   Prior to Catalyst, 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 Ryan’s passion to build 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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Lance Eveatt

Vice President of Finance

Lance has served in a variety of executive/management roles most recently – Controller for a leading pharmaceutical technology company, Catalyst Healthcare. In this role he was responsible for the development and implementation of accounting, reporting, budgeting, SG&A, Cash Conversion Cycle, business growth and development and GAAP.

Prior to Catalyst Lance spent 8 years leading diverse accounting teams responsible for business growth and development, financial reporting, and management of small and large organizations.
Lance leverages his extensive background in accounting and finance to help guide the financial and strategic vision for Rockwater.

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Michael Luby

Director of Client Services

Michael is an Advisor to Rockwater Associates, responsible for providing deep tax industry and technology expertise.

Michael has served in various executive roles most recently – Director of Product Management for a leading healthcare technology company, Catalyst Healthcare. Prior to Catalyst, 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 diverse technology experience and extensive tax industry expertise help guide the strategic, product and technology vision for Rockwater.

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Taylor Castaneda

Sr. HR Consultant

Taylor is Human Resources Manager for Rockwater Associates, responsible for overseeing all aspects of HR and Training and Development.

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 plays a critical role in ensuring we hire right for our culture and continuously develop every member of our team.