Our Leadership

Our Leadership

The CSI leadership team takes great pride in walking in our customer’s shoes. And that’s why we make every leadership decision based on the effect it will have on our customers, employees and shareholders. The CSI executive leadership team is committed to making CSI the leading total solutions provider for fintech, regtech and other industries.

Meet Our Executive Leadership Team

Steve Powless serves as chairman and CEO of CSI, a role in which he provides strategic vision and leadership for the company. In his role, Steve sets the company’s focus on technology innovation and ensures that it’s delivering value to both customers and shareholders. During his more than 30-year career with CSI, he has held such leadership positions as executive vice president of corporate development, chief operating officer and president; he’s also been a member of the CSI Board of Directors since 1992. Steve was named CEO in 1999, only the second person in the company’s history to hold the position. He then was elected board chairman in 2017. In addition to his leadership at CSI, Steve has served the fintech industry in various leadership roles, including being past president and director of the Association for Financial Technology (AFT). He holds a B.S. in Business from Murray State University. Steve also is chairman of the Baptist Health Paducah Administrative Board of Directors.

Stan Eckenberg serves as president for CSI, a role in which he is responsible for strategic growth strategies. Since joining CSI in 1992 as director of special projects, he has served as the vice president of product marketing, senior vice president of NuPoint and executive vice president of CSI. Prior to joining CSI, Stan held management roles at Xerox and Unisys Corporations. In addition, he is a past director and president of the Association for Financial Technology, a national trade association. He holds a B.S. in Business from Southern Illinois University.

David Simon has been responsible for setting CSI’s financial strategies and policies since he joined the company in 1995. He oversees accounting, corporate finance, taxation, risk management, human resources and investor relations. David is a director of the Greater Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, a trustee of the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County, Inc. Endowment Trust, and a past president and director of the St. Nicholas Family Free Clinic. David is also a graduate of Leadership Paducah. He holds a B.A. from the University of Louisville and an MBA from the University of Kentucky.

David Culbertson serves as CSI’s chief operating officer, a role in which he leads the strategic direction for both CSI Financial Services and CSI Technology Services. As COO, he works across the organization to build upon CSI’s service-centric reputation by further enhancing the seamless delivery of CSI’s products and services to its customers, while also creating operational efficiencies across the company’s suite of fintech solutions. In his more than 25-year career with CSI, David has held numerous leadership positions, including vice president of research and business development and vice president of affiliate services. He has served his community on various boards and is currently the board chairman for the Lourdes Foundation. He also is a past president of the Association for Financial Technologies. David holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the Wharton School Executive Education program.

Paul Koziarz serves as group president for CSI Regulatory Compliance. In this role, he leads the overall strategic direction for CSI’s compliance- and risk-focused business solutions. He has spent more than 25 years in the financial services industry. He was president of Financial Technology, Inc. (FTI), a Chicago-based company that provided financial management and decision support systems to more than 2,000 banks worldwide. He was also a vice president with HNC Software Inc. in San Diego, where he focused on growing the community bank business segment for its profitability and analytics solutions. Paul has an MBA and a B.S. in Finance from Southern Illinois University.

Kedran Whitten is CSI’s chief marketing officer, a role in which she leads brand development, marketing strategy and public relations initiatives. Kedran has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience, and she also brings significant experience in developing key marketing measurements, including revenue growth, customer satisfaction, brand awareness, product pricing and positioning. Prior to joining CSI, she was senior vice president of marketing and product management for Comdata Corporation, a leading provider of business-to-business payment solutions. Kedran is a graduate of the Scarlett Executive Leadership program and has a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing Management from East Carolina University.

Giovanni Mastronardi is CSI’s chief sales officer. He leads CSI’s nationwide sales and sales support organization in achieving of key growth metrics. Prior to becoming CSO, Giovanni served as a regional vice president of sales with CSI, a role in which he worked closely with financial institutions to identify successful strategies for growth and profitability. Giovanni has more than 20 years of experience working with online platforms, including mobile and Internet banking, as well as electronic payment channels. He also has 10 years in direct banking and 14 years of software experience. Giovanni holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Keith Monson serves as CSI’s chief risk officer. In this role, Keith maintains an enterprisewide compliance framework for risk assessment and reporting, as well as other key components of CSI’s corporate compliance program. With nearly 25 years of banking experience, he has a wide range of experience in the compliance arena, having served as a chief compliance officer for both large and small financial institutions. His experience also includes assisting financial institutions as a compliance consultant and most recently as a chief risk officer. Keith holds a B.S. in Finance from Truman State University.

Patrick MacCartney is CSI’s chief administrative officer. In this role, Patrick is responsible for keeping the business aligned to strategic goals and improving business performance. He leads CSI’s business intelligence group and corporate administration group. The business intelligence group focuses on the best use of internal information systems by developing tools and processes to improve staff productivity to serve our customers, develops reporting and analysis to support our business and oversees business development to execute on our organic growth opportunities. The corporate administration group team is responsible for contract administration, communicating policy and procedures and several other corporate administrative duties. Patrick has more than 20 years of experience working with financial institutions and has held a variety of leadership positions with CSI. Patrick has an MBA in Strategic Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University.