OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
A fourth generation Arizonan, Kevin brings over 40 years of election experience to what has grown to be Runbeck Elections Services, Inc. As CEO, his visionary leadership has driven the direction and development of an executive team possessing election-specific expertise who are uniquely poised to deliver unparalleled service in the election production space. Recognized as an expert, Kevin’s passion for the democratic process and the power of the vote has driven the direction and focus the company. True to his beliefs, Runbeck Election Services supports democracy by transforming how elections are produced and measured allowing today’s elections officials to deliver trusted outcomes.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Ellington is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Runbeck Election Services. Ellington has distinguished himself as a leader in the election industry. Through several election cycles he has provided leadership and direction, driving improvements of processes while maintaining high quality standards. Ellington joined Runbeck in 2011 as Vice President of Vote by Mail, and in 2012 he became the Vice President of Field Operations. Since 2015 he has served as Chief Operating Officer, and he assumed the role of President in 2016. Prior to joining Runbeck, Ellington was the World Wide Customer Service Manager at MailCode Inc. as well as Product Manager for Pitney Bowes. As a graduate of Purdue University, Ellington is focused on efficient and quality outcomes. With multiple years of hands-on experience in elections, Ellington is a trailblazer focused on customer satisfaction. He pushes the innovation bubble and champions the Runbeck Lean Manufacturing initiative. Ellington’s Vote-By-Mail experience is unsurpassed in the industry.
Vice President of Human Resources and Facilities Management
Joining the Runbeck Team in the company’s infancy, Tammy’s leadership and insight helped shape the extraordinary culture of our teams and our company-wide community outreach programs. Her expertise as Human Relations specialist led to Runbeck’s recognition as a “Best Workplace in America” company 3 years in a row. Keeping the daily administrative operations running smoothly, Tammy masters company functions, team building activities and employee recognition programs. She is an active member of the Printing Industries of America’s local chapter, and has held a number of leadership positions with the Phoenix Postal Customer Council.
Vice President of Business Development
Jim Suver is Runbeck’s Vice President of Business Development. He is a recognized leader in the government and elections industry and brings 19 years of elections marketplace expertise to the company. Jim leads the new business development and strategic growth initiatives via management of three product verticals. He is also responsible for developing and maintaining strong customer and governmental relationships while expanding the brand footprint and extending our credibility with election stakeholders throughout the United States. In the elections space, Jim is well-known for establishing and finding value in previously untapped markets. He is a tabulation specialist, with extensive direct record electronic, paper ballot precinct count and paper ballot central count experience. Jim is knowledgeable on COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) and purpose-built appliances and their interoperability and the management systems. In his spare time, Jim works closely with persons with disabilities to drive acceptance and application of new technologies within their community.
Vice President of Software Development
David Siegel is the Vice President for Software Development at Runbeck. Siegel provides leadership for the innovative development, implementation and support for election software solutions. As a Certified Project Management Professional and Scrum Master, he has successfully managed numerous large scale complex implementations and has worked as a software developer, Chief of Staff and Innovation Leader. Prior to joining Runbeck, Siegel spent 25 years in Engineering and Informational Technology roles with Intel Corporation and Honeywell. In these roles he consistently led the implementation of large scale complex software solutions that increased business value using lean and agile practices and focusing on customer satisfaction. His dedication to continuous improvement has been a cornerstone of success in his leadership within Fortune 100 companies.