Our Leadership Team

Jonathan Smith
Chief Executive Officer & President

When surrounded by success, failure is not a consideration. Growing up, Jonathan watched his father build a thriving engineering firm from the ground up in the midst of a recession. It was this firsthand perspective of fearless entrepreneurship that would eventually lead Jonathan on a similar path of his own. At age 19, while in college, Jonathan, along with current COO / Director of Sales Engineering, Pete Smothers, recognized a need for providing better technology solutions to the community, and launched Xamin. That simple vision has flourished into a well-respected, national leader of technology solutions. Smith continues to surround himself with success. He has embraced years of collective experience through strategic visionary relationships. He has hired the best people possible regardless of geography who align perfectly with the business’s innovating culture. He has empowered his peers to take ownership of their own visions and encourages them to create their own life, leadership, business and legacy plans. Smith leads the vision of this rapidly growing firm, and is responsible for overseeing all strategic initiatives. He is deeply involved with new business development, finance, marketing, and other efforts that positively influence his team’s high-performing culture.

Pete Smothers
Chief Operating Officer

Pete graduated in 1992 from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. His experience in Information Technology began after graduation, working as the IT Manager for a large Civil Engineering firm overseeing all aspects of their technology. In 1999, he became a founding Principal in the opening of Xamin where he continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. In his current position as the COO / Director of Sales Engineering, he has led numerous technology projects for clients with an emphasis on virtualization technologies, disaster recovery & business continuity, security & network analysis, system architecture and design, regulatory /compliance.  Specialties include network architecture and consulting with a wide depth of knowledge in hardware, software and deployment techniques. Post graduate credentials include Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as well as additional Sales and Technical certifications.

Mark Wagner
Director - Client Experience

Mark brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with 28 of which he spent with Fiserv (FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions.  At Fiserv, Wagner served as vice president and executive relationship manager and was responsible for overseeing relationships with Fiserv’s strategic key clients located in its Eastern region business unit. He has had multiple client facing roles including technical and application support.  His last 15+ years have been in relationship management. Prior to his role with Xamin, Mark also provided technical and application support for Fiserv’s customers in the greater Milwaukee area, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Jeremy Baumruk
Director - Professional Services

Jeremy currently resides in Chandler, Arizona and has been with Xamin since graduating college with a degree in Computer Science. His career accomplishments include managing major projects for our financial clients with a high success rate and positive feedback.  He has assisted with clients and partnerships on countless consulting engagement projects to detect performance issues and resolve them.  Lastly, Jeremy has led a training sessions for sales engineering on technology in community banks to help them understand how to sell to the financial industry. His hobbies include golf, creating music, hiking, traveling, and playing with new tech gadgets. His certifications include MCP, VTSP, and FCNSA.

Jeff Kuehn
Director - Technical Operations

Jeff has been with Xamin for over 8 years. He holds a degree in Informational Technology and currently resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His hobbies include ATV riding, attending his kids sporting activities, and any Iowa Hawkeyes sporting event (major fan!).