Who We Are
Docupace is a technology company built for the financial services and wealth management industry. For over 15 years, we’ve dedicated our resources to solving the most frustrating and time-consuming problems that advisors, broker-dealers, and RIAs face on a daily basis.
We are based in Los Angeles, and our team is built from a diverse set of talents: software developers, technology leaders, compliance and security specialists, mathematicians, management experts, financial professionals, client services geniuses—they all come together to make us the leading universal workflow and document management automation software choice for financial service and wealth management firms and their advisors everywhere.
What We Do
By eliminating transactional paperwork and its associated costs, we make work easier for financial services professionals, and increase profit for their firms.
Our cloud-based, end-to-end software solution contains a suite of tools, workflows, integrations, and APIs that improve compliance, simplify audits, smooth personnel transitions, and more.
We also protect our clients from cyber security risks, with a full suite of security services tailored to the needs of financial services firms.
With over $180 million under management, Palisades makes growth stage investments in the technology, media, telecom, and business services sectors, encompassing a wide variety of industries including healthcare, retail, environmental, financial, and manufacturing. Palisades makes significant minority-structured preferred equity investments in companies with proven products, solid management, and established revenues. Their investment in Docupace was made from the firm’s second fund. Investments include: Apacheta, Akana, Language Weaver, Lucix, MegaPath, Omneon, Peregrine Semiconductor, Polaris Wireless, Visage, and XAD.
With over $235 million under management, TVC is focused on business-critical software firms. TVC targets a wide spectrum of software sectors and industry verticals that are poised for growth and consolidation. The TVC team is led by operating executives with more than 80 years of combined experience growing technology companies into market leaders. Investments include: Accordent Technologies, Levels Beyond (Reach Engine), Del Mar Datatrac, Limeade, LiquidPlanner, MediaPlatform, Mercent, Centage, Celigo, and ReverseVision.
Michael grew up in Kiev, Ukraine, where he studied math from a very young age. In 1991, Michael immigrated to the US where he used his talent for mathematics to earn a degree in computer science and engineering from UCLA.
After graduating, Michael founded MPDN International Inc., a consulting firm specializing in workflow, imaging, and document management services. Through projects with clients ranging from Datamax Technologies to Paramount Pictures, Michael implemented and validated new and exciting workflow solutions and document management strategies. This expertise inspired Michael to found Docupace in 2002, with the goal of bringing a SaaS workflow and document management platform to the market.
Michael has continued to enhance his technical knowledge, and has been awarded certifications from Microsoft and Cisco. Michael is passionate about cybersecurity, having received certifications from the American Board of Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS). Michael also holds certifications in Sensitive Security Information (SII/DHS), Certified Information Assurance (CIA/DHS), and Cyber Warfare (CW TTPs/DHS).
Ron has more than 20 years’ experience leading major software development initiatives. His skills range from programming and conceptual design to project management and ongoing operations. Ron has demonstrated a talent for delivering highly complex, scalable, enterprise-class applications on-time and on-budget. His expertise and leadership helped Docupace achieve the goal of developing a cost-effective solution that could be implemented and utilized by broker-dealers and RIAs of any size.
John is a technology executive with 28 years’ experience in technology governance, risk management, and information security. His experience delivering mission-critical solutions to Fortune 500 companies in the financial services and manufacturing sectors has been invaluable to Docupace, where he leads the teams responsible for ongoing development and delivery of global services.
A visionary in anticipating technology trends, John maintains a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach, and excels in tailoring technology to best address the needs of individual enterprises. His ability to explain complex technical issues in plain terms enables him to collaborate effectively across the organization, as well as with customers, external auditors, and regulators.
Mr. Cunningham has led peer advisory forums of CISOs and has been a featured panelist on several industry-wide forums and conferences. John is a retired federal (DOD) law enforcement officer, a veteran of the Gulf War in Iraq and Kuwait, and holds both the CISSP and PMP professional certifications, as well as a variety of technical security certifications.
James is responsible for Docupace’s sales management, operations, resources, and revenue generation processes. He leads a coordinated approach to revenue generation with the goal of maximizing return in the rapidly evolving wealth management Industry.
James has 17 years of sales and management experience with a specific focus on leadership, negotiation, and sales strategy. Before Docupace, James displayed consistent success at IBM, Sungard Availability Services, and Salesforce. James also served as the Chief Sales Officer and Co-Founder of EcoNation Transportation Services, growing the company from a zero-revenue startup to a multi-million dollar enterprise before its acquisition in 2012.
James is an active member of his local community. He participates in many environmentally and socially responsible organizations, including Heal the Bay in Santa Monica. His passion for sustainability inspired him to complete a certification from the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. James has his BBA in Marketing, Management, & International Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Kevin joined Docupace in February 2014, bringing 20 years of broker-dealer executive leadership experience to the team. Kevin leads Docupace’s “go-to-market” business teams, including sales, marketing, business development, and product management. In addition, Kevin leads the Straight-Through Processing (STP) initiative. Before joining Docupace, Kevin was the Chief Operations Officer for Cetera Financial Group and the ING Advisors Network. Kevin is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served six years as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Joel has been with Docupace for 12 years, and supports field delivery by effectively managing large client implementations. Because the Docupace model is scalable to broker-dealers and RIAs of any size, Joel leverages his experience to help tailor the solution to each unique client. Joel and his team ensure a high level of support for our clients so that they can see immediate and ongoing return on their investment.
Joel has more than 15 years’ experience in document management and workflow solutions, and uses his expertise to get every Docupace client comfortable with the service quickly and efficiently. Prior to joining Docupace, Joel gained valuable corporate experience at Nortel Networks, DirecTV, and Genesys/Alcatel.