Meet Our Leadership Team
Get ready to meet one of the driving forces behind our success: our exceptional leadership team. With unwavering commitment, they actively pursue our vision to have the best people, best technology, and ultimately, the best results.
- Ariel Gibson PresidentClose
Ariel GibsonPresident Juneau, Alaska
Ariel’s impressive resume spans over 20 years in information technology and project management. During her 10 years as a leader within Resource Data, she has risen from a senior project manager to branch manager, shareholder, and most recently, director of sales and marketing then president.
She received her MBA from the University of Alaska and has earned certifications for project management, organizational change management, Scrum Master, and ITIL. She is a proven leader, experienced in managing change while remaining results- and employee-focused.
- Chris Adam Director, BoiseClose
Chris AdamDirector, Boise
Chris Adam is a seasoned IT specialist and software consultant with more than two decades of experience in software development, system design, integration, database architecture, and project management. As the Boise Branch Director, Chris excels at cultivating client relationships by spearheading new business development, managing projects and accounts, and nurturing staff growth through recruitment, evaluation, and training.
Chris holds a BS degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is proficient in a range of programming languages including VB.NET, C#, SQL, XML, and has a proven track record of successful project execution. His diverse skillset extends to database architecture, integration, SharePoint deployment, and GIS solutions. With certifications including Oracle 9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate and various Microsoft certifications, he is a results-driven leader known for driving innovation and delivering impactful solutions.
- Diane Thompson Director, AnchorageClose
Diane ThompsonDirector, Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska
Diane has more than 30 years of diversified IT experience. She has provided strategic advising and project management for clients including public utilities, state and local government, and major oil companies. She has a strong background in GIS and has managed GIS strategic planning and development projects. She also managed a critical GIS unit supporting the immediate response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She has successfully overseen several major system implementation and modernization projects, including a recent $8.5 million development project for the State of Alaska.
Diane joined Resource Data in 1998 and has served as Anchorage branch manager since 2018. She holds a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Alaska Anchorage, a bachelor’s in geology from South Dakota School of Mines, and is a certified Project Management Professional.
- Jason Mancuso Director, PortlandClose
Jason MancusoDirector, Portland Portland, Oregon
Jason joined Resource Data in 2008 and has served as the Portland branch manager since 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT project management, business process analysis, system analysis and design, and requirements definition. He also has strong experience in enterprise system development, specializing in database development and business intelligence. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a CIS emphasis from Colorado State University.
- Kami Fitch Director of BusinessClose
Kami FitchDirector of Business Anchorage
Kami Fitch is a seasoned business analyst and technical writer, with a robust track record of enhancing efficiency, organization, and communication across diverse organizations. Her expertise spans the evaluation of processes, formulation of solutions, and the creation of business and functional requirements for both software acquisitions and custom applications. Kami’s experience extends to leading software development and implementation initiatives, producing comprehensive technical and user documentation for multifaceted projects in various industries.
With an extensive history of guiding organizations through strategic transformations and facilitating seamless software transitions, Kami brings a wealth of experience to our leadership team. Her strong analytical skills and in-depth technical expertise have consistently yielded enhanced operational efficiency and elevated communication strategies across various sectors.
- Paul Meitler Director of Marketing and SalesClose
Paul MeitlerDirector of Marketing and Sales Anchorage
As Director of Marketing and Sales, Paul is a strategic, results-oriented leader with over two decades of cross-industry experience. Specializing in operational transformation, Paul excels in building and leading diverse teams to achieve measurable outcomes. During a recent tenure as an Executive Director , he orchestrated a financial turnaround by eliminating four years of deficits through agile practices. A Certified ScrumMaster, he is adept at deploying enterprise-wide initiatives that drive innovation and sustainable growth. Paul’s skill in leading multidisciplinary teams underscores his role as an architect of change.
- Rachel Kelly Director, JuneauClose
Rachel KellyDirector, Juneau Juneau, Alaska
After graduating with a geology degree, Rachel worked in the mining industry where she was first exposed to GIS (Geographic Information Systems). After a few seasons of roughing it in mining camps, a career in IT was calling her name. She joined Resource Data in 2014 as an intern and honed her programming, project management, analysis, and natural leadership skills on a wide range of projects before taking on branch leadership in 2021.