Meet Our Leadership Team

Bill Daniel, President and CEO

Bill is responsible for overall leadership and direction of the company, including strategy and operations. Prior to joining AWL in 2008, Bill was the President and CEO of Surgient, a leading data-center virtualization management software company. Previously, Bill held Senior Vice President roles at Vignette, a publicly traded developer of content management software, and he founded several software companies, including Wallop, Datis Corp. and Mozart Systems. He also held sales positions at Oracle and other Silicon Valley technology companies. Bill holds a bachelor's of engineering degree from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

Erik Josowitz, Senior Vice President of Technology and Strategy

Erik Josowitz is responsible for the technological strategy, evolution and operation of AWL’s CAM technology platform. Prior to joining AWL in 2008, Erik served as Vice President of Marketing at Surgient. Before Surgient, he served as Vice President of Product Marketing at SoloMio, a mobile telecommunications software company, and Vice President of Product Marketing and later Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Vignette Corp. Erik holds a bachelor's of architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Cortney Johnson, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Cortney is responsible for AWL’s accounting, treasury, insurance and investor-relations functions. Prior to joining AWL in 2011, Cortney had 10 years of public accounting, SEC reporting, and internal controls and audit experience, starting her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young, LLP, and most recently serving as the Director of Internal Controls and Audit for a publicly traded manufacturing company. Cortney holds a B.B.A in International Business from Southwestern University and an M.S. in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Dan Atkinson, Vice President of Business Intelligence

Dan and his team of analysts are responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s data management architecture ensuring the company has clear and actionable visbility into key business metrics, and providing analytical insight to support optimization of the business. Dan has servced in various capacities since joining AWL in 2006 including Senior Software Developer and Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining AWL, Dan was a Staff Software Engineer and Project Manager at National Instruments where he worked on the company’s LabVIEW Real-time, Control Design and Simulation products. Dan holds bachelor's of science degrees in computer sciences and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

J.R. Attick, Vice President of Sales

J.R. is responsible for all customer acquisition and account management activities at AWL. J.R. has served in a variety of roles since joining the company in 2008, including Director of Business Development where he was responsible for acquiring the majority of AWL’s current strategic customer relationships, and later Vice President of Sales Operations where he led the transformation of the Agent Channel to take on the revenue trajectory fueling AWL’s growth. Prior to AWL, J.R. held several Business Markets Sales Operations positions at Qwest Communications. J.R. holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.

Jessica Leirer, Vice President of Marketing

Jessica is responsible for all consumer and customer acquisition marketing activities and has served in various roles within AWL since joining the company in 2011, including Senior Online Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Director. Prior to joining AWL, Jessica was an analyst at 360Partners, an ROI-focused search engine marketing agency, where she worked with the lead generation customers. Jessica holds a bachelor's of science degree in business and a bachelor's of arts degree in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.

Kristie Douglas, Vice President of Human Resources and Administration

Kristie is responsible for directing the "people functions" of AWL, including overseeing the recruiting and hiring processes, as well as managing payroll and benefits. Her role is to focus on strategic resource planning so that the company continues to employ and hire the most talented people in the marketplace. Kristie earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Millersville University in Pennsylvania.

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