Our Team

Open Access Technologies, Inc. (OAT) is dedicated to helping organizations build fully accessible and usable digital document libraries. OAT’s suite of robust document accessibility tools helps organizations convert and remediate PDF, ePub, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to better serve their customers and comply with mandated accessibility standards, including WCAG 2.1, PDF/UA and Section 508.

Howard Berke

Howard Berke

Executive Chair/CEO, Co-founder

Howard has nearly 35 years of hands-on management experience launching, building and leading both public and private technology companies, including 25 years of general management for eight start-ups. He has been a guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at Yale, Harvard, MIT and other institutions throughout the world. His academic training includes finance, accounting, operations research, corporate law, architecture and physics.

Glenn Gross

Glenn Gross

Director, North American Sales

Glenn has extensive experience solving complex business problems through technology. He excels at helping identify productive solutions that make digital content accessible and usable for the blind and visually impaired. Ask how our OAT Assurance Policy guarantees your satisfaction when making your digital documents Section 508 and ADA compliant!

Kyle Paciello

Kyle Paciello

Director of Accessibility Services

Kyle is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of OAT’s accessibility services. He manages OAT’s remediation team and leads quality assurance efforts. He aims to implement efficient strategies to help customers meet their accessibility needs. He is an Adobe Acrobat certified PDF expert with a deep knowledge of the requirements of an accessible document to meet compliance standards.

Will Walker

Will Walker

Accessibility Technology Advisor

Will has been in the high tech industry for almost 30 years as a software engineer, technical leader, architect, product manager, and engineering director in several Fortune 500 companies. He was one of the original pioneers of the API-based approach to accessibility that is commonplace today and has a passion for using technology to make the world a better place for all.

Sean Aryai

Sean Aryai

Accessibility Business Advisor

Sean Aryai is a technology and marketing innovator with nearly two decades of Fortune 500 experience leading channel programs, product and development teams. Sean most recently lead the accessibility team and public sector engineering team at CA Technologies, moving the company forward in public sector compliance. Sean’s thought leadership in accessibility and agile development has been showcased during sessions at CSUN and M-enabling conferences. Sean holds an MBA from Dowling College and Bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Lisa M. Harrington

Ross Wieneke

Enterprise Account Executive

Ross will be serving our Enterprise Accounts as an Enterprise Account Executive. Ross comes to Open Access Technologies with extensive experience having been part of the sales teams at ADP and most recently SPS Commerce where he has been praised for his leadership & sales skills. Ross specializes in new business development with small to mid-size corporations, account management and strategic sales. Ross is a graduate of Winona State University with a focus in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. In his free time, Ross likes to do anything social such as hanging out with friends, outdoor activities such as snowboarding, boating, kickball as well as spend time with family.

Lisa M. Harrington

Marianne Erickson

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Marianne will be our Sales & Marketing Coordinator assisting with tradeshows, conference, social media and marketing collateral. Marianne comes to Open Access Technologies with 15+ years in sales specifically within start-up companies as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She has sold a variety of products/services (blood, dancing water fountain shows, text giving, HR & Ecommerce tools, etc.) and has gained experience in many different areas such as sales, sales operations, event planning, strategic planning & marketing. During her free time, Marianne is busy chauffeuring 3 children to dance, basketball and baseball. When she gets a moment to herself, she also likes to read and travel.

Lisa M. Harrington

Peter Saksvig

Business Development Manager

Peter Saksvig comes to OAT with a diverse background in sales and business development. He has forged, initiated and conducted successful sales programs in start-up and corporate environments including, Iconoculture, CEB and Gartner. As a former member of the 101st Airborne (Rakkasan), Peter takes pride in his demonstrated traits of loyalty, accountability and Team First mentality. Responsible for OAT’s Business Development, Peter looks forward to connecting with you. In his free time, Peter enjoys spending time with his family and will take any opportunity he can to go water skiing during the Minnesota summers.

Becky Gibson

Becky Gibson

Director, Accessibility

Becky is a recognized leader in Web Accessibility with more than 30 years of diverse experience in corporate and open-source software product development. Her passion is web accessibility advancement and evangelism that impacts products, customer strategies, and industry standards.

Karen McCall

Karen McCall, M.Ed.

Senior Advisor, Accessible Document Design

Karen has been working in the field of accessible document design for over 18 years. Although her focus is on accessible Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents, she is a strong advocate for the accessibility of all file formats.

Karen McCall

Bevi Chagnon

Senior Advisor, Accessible Document Design

Bevi Chagnon is half designer, half geek, and 100 percent teacher. She’s a prolific writer on design, web, desktop publishing, Sec. 508 accessibility, technology, digital media, and cross-media publishing. Her 35+ years in the industry has made her accomplished in many design disciplines including print, digital, electronic, web, PDF, Sec. 508, accessibility, and EPUB.

Marsha A. Matzkin

Marsha A. Matzkin

Controller, Admin, Finance

Marsha began her career in public accounting and internal audit. Since 1985 she has been working as a Controller/VP finance for several private companies.

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