Leadership Team

Greg KennedyPRESIDENT Greg is the founder of Talygen and a phenomenally successful industry veteran, having started and successfully exited three start-ups in his career, including one of the first government focused E-Commerce companies in the world, PSPlus. He also was the founder of the first Video based E-Commerce site in the design world, Designing America.

Greg graduated with a degree in Business Administration from UNT.

Lindy KinneyCFO Lindy is a seasoned financial executive with over 25 years of experience. She has successfully worked with many organizations and has extensive experience in helping companies with Audits, Mergers and Acquisitions, VC and Private Funding, IPO, Contract Negotiations and General Business Practices.

Lindy, graduated from Angelo State University with a Business Administration in Accounting. She is a Texas State Board Certified Accountant.

David ShonkVICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONSDavid is a well-rounded executive with many years in experience in both Enterprise and SME Businesses. He has experience in all facets of a company’s Operations, including Infrastructure setup and deployment. David comes to Talygen from Verizon where he spent nearly 20 years managing various aspects of the business and most recently was involved in the deployment and management of their SaaS Solutions.

David, graduated from UNT with a MBA in Finance.

Jeffery FrancisVICE PRESIDENT OF SALES Jeffery has an extensive background in Enterprise Cloud, SaaS, Software and Technical Sales. He is an influential and hands on leader who creates immediate impact, produces results and fuels revenue for every Cloud, SaaS, and Technology Company that he has ever worked for

Jeff, enlisted in the Army and once he completed his service he graduated from the University of Texas with a Business Administration Degree in Marketing.

Maria AboodVICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT Maria has over 22 years of experience in architecting and developing Enterprise applications for companies as varied as American Airlines and Sabre. She has deep experience in managing the development and deployment of large scalable enterprise applications that run mission critical applications. She has managed both large local development teams as well as overseas teams in South America and Asia.

Maria has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas.

Kanwar GhumanVICE PRESIDENT, SALES Kanwar has over 24 years of experience managing Operations for both large Fortune 500 companies like L’Oreal Australia and for smaller mid-sized companies. With multiple certifications in Citrix and Microsoft, Kanwar brings a unique blend of Infrastructure Operations background to his Customer Operations and support role. Recognizing the 24/7, always “On”, nature of SaaS applications, Kanwar has strived to build the best support and operations infrastructure for Talygen’s clients

Kanwar has an M.B.A in Business Administration from CSU, Australia. He also has a B.S in Information Technology.