Mark Rockwell Passionate Visionary / Singer Extraordinaire (so he thinks) /
Mark is the founder and President of Rockton Software, as well as the lead software architect and designer. After years in the Microsoft Dynamics channel customizing Great Plains, Mark ventured out on his own in 1999, and Rockton Software officially planted its roots.
Surprising to some, but not to those who know him well, Mark holds a BS in Mathematics and a BFA in Theatre. This odd combination explains a lot, really. He is equally happy developing software as he is singing about Rockton pride in front of anyone who will listen. And the over-the-top trade show booths you’ve seen? Now you know why.
Mark’s passion is connecting with people and finding ways to make a difference. He aims to inspire others, enjoys volunteering, and is always thinking of creative ideas to solve problems. If he had his wish, he’d be right where he is now, except he’d be a professional actor on the side. After all, his classmates did vote him “Mot likely to succeed” in junior high. He’s still not sure if that was “Most” or “Not”, but he’s finally put it behind him.
Mark is happily married to Kelli Sexton, Rockton’s CEO & VP. If you’re crafty, you might have figured out that Rockton is a merger of their two last names. They have four amazing children who lovingly consume most of Rockton’s profit.
Kelli Sexton Strategic Integrator / Premier Cat Herder / Employee Cheerleader
As Rockton’s CEO and Vice President, Kelli’s favorite role is supporting the amazing employees who are like family. Well, Mark actually is family, but everyone else is really close. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in business, which helps her understand people both personally and professionally.
Kelli’s management background and big picture thinking serves Rockton well. To coin a phrase from Jim Collin's book "Good to Great," Kelli's primary focus is getting the right people in the right seats on the bus. She’s tenacious, yet practical, and plays a major role in the company’s strategic planning and marketing. Her mad planning skills also get put to good use when she organizes the annual employee retreat, where all this hard work is rewarded with some good old-fashioned fun.
Balancing work and family is important to Kelli, and she manages to juggle four busy kids and her commitment to Rockton without blinking (most days). In fact, her favorite superhero is Elastigirl, from The Incredibles, which is so fitting. She believes in valuing people for who they are and teaches her children to do the same.
Kelli is a huge public radio fan, fledgling gardener, avid reader, and couldn’t live without her daily walks in the Colorado sunshine. And don’t tell Mark, but she secretly wants to own a small farm complete with her own pygmy goats!
Jenn Schoemer Scrum Master / Wannabe Hippie / Rockton Rock Star
Here at Rockton, Jenn holds about 100 different titles on any given day. She’s a project manager, agility coach, scrum master, product development manager, and keeper of the ducks in a row. She might be a self-proclaimed control freak, but her peers say she is one of the most approachable, knowledgeable, and helpful go-to sources for…well…anything.
Jenn earned her BA with a focus in HR and previously worked for Microsoft. Her list of professional credentials spans a mile, including certifications in Agile Facilitation, Agile Coaching, and Scrum. She’s also a Certified Microsoft Product Specialist and Microsoft Certified Business Management Specialist in Microsoft Dynamics GP, GP Financials, and CRM. Let’s just say she is super qualified and call it a day.
When she’s not supporting her Rockton family, Jenn enjoys spending down time with her husband and raising three kind and compassionate children. Her passion is to add value to those around her and she loves hearing how Rockton has improved the lives of customers.
This John Lennon and Jimmy Buffet fan says if she weren’t doing this, she’d want to be a beach bum rock star who works for the Peace Corps. Rock on, Jenn.