Josh Ross - Square

President and CEO

As President and CEO of Kerauno LLC, Josh guides the corporate direction and provides the overall vision for making Kerauno the premier global communications workflow as a service platform.

Josh is a lifetime entrepreneur and visionary leader in the communications technology space. Prior to co-founding Kerauno, Josh co-founded Axia Technology Partners (AxiaTP) where, under his guidance, sales revenue experienced a triple-digit growth, year over year. His business dealings have included Fortune 100, Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies across the country.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Indiana State University.

Jason Ross - Square


As Co-founder and Chief Product Evangelist of Kerauno LLC, Jason is focused on building strategic partnerships and emphasizing the power and versatility of the Kerauno communications workflow platform. He helps businesses understand how to utilize the workflow, collaboration and integration tools within Kerauno to help optimize their business processes through communications.

Jason brings more than 20 years of experience in both software and telecommunications leadership to Kerauno. Prior to co-founding Kerauno, Jason co-founded Axia Technology Partners (AxiaTP), where he was instrumental in the architecture, design and launch of the Axia Advantage PBX platform as well as the Axia Advantage Predictive and Auto Dialer products. Jason also played a pivotal role in the architecture and design of the AxiaTP nationwide VoIP network and Communications as a Service (CaaS) platforms.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Indiana State University.

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Chief Information Officer

As Vice President of Software Integration, Bob leads a team of software developers in bringing together disparate applications to ensure all systems are working cohesively. In this role, Bob is in charge of identifying which parts of an application need to integrate, understanding how to approach the integration in the most efficient manner, and aggregating both off-the-shelf and custom software to best fit ongoing business needs.

Bob brings more than 15 years of experience in both software development and leadership to Kerauno. Prior to joining Kerauno, Bob founded Inverse-Square, a custom software development firm in Indianapolis. As President of Inverse-Square, Bob focused on client relations, strategic partnerships, software development, and organizational growth.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University.

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Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer, Chris serves as the head of Kerauno’s corporate legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the entire company. In this role, Chris provides legal counsel to Kerauno’s CEO and leadership team and also leads Kerauno’s legal and HR departments.

Prior to joining Kerauno, Chris was Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Finish Line where he managed legal and HR departments in addition to overseeing integration. In his role as SVP, Chris guided the company through a $577 million merger with U.K. based JD Sports. Before joining Finish Line, Chris worked in the legal departments for GNC, Dick’s Sporting Goods and 84 Lumber. His move to in-house counsel followed a 16-year career in the private practice of law in Oregon and Washington.

Chris received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The College of the Holy Cross and J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

Jesse Kurth

Vice President of Services

As Vice President of Services, Jesse is responsible for leading a variety of departments and initiatives for Kerauno, including professional services, customer care, and education & training. Jesse also serves as the point person in charge of managing Kerauno’s internal IT relationships.

Bringing with him more than a decade of experience in growing tech companies, Jesse joins Kerauno from Conga, which purchased Octiv in early 2018. While at Octiv, Jesse managed client success, professional services, product, and program management and helped grow the company into a successful business. Prior to joining Octiv, Jesse spent four years with Fifth Gear and was a member of one of the early Orr Fellowship classes.

Jesse graduated from Valparaiso University where he studied Business Administration and Marketing.

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Executive Vice President of Finance

As Executive Vice President of Finance, Chris serves as head of all finance and accounting functions for Kerauno. His primary focus is to ensure that the financial direction of the company is well aligned with its strategic priorities.

Prior to joining Kerauno, Chris spent 10 years in various leadership roles in finance and accounting with Finish Line and Vera Bradley. His areas of expertise were financial planning & analysis, accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, treasury, M&A, and strategic planning. He spent the first 7 years of his career in audit services at Deloitte.

Chris earned both his Bachelor’s Degree and his Master of Science in Accounting Degree from Ball State University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Director of Project Management

Pat is responsible for standardizing the structure and processes that govern project management, in order to maintain a consistent, positive experience for customers.

Pat brings more than 30 years of experience with technology, sales and project management to Kerauno. He previously worked at SDLC Partners – a privately held consulting firm – as a regional director of business development. Prior to that, Lockwood held positions at Batesville Casket, Logicalis, MindGent LLC, Solution Technology Inc. and IBM.

Pat holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and is PMP Certified.