Management Team

Glenn Trout, President & CEO

Glenn Trout is President & CEO of VelocityEHS. Glenn has more than 20 years of experience in the EHS industry, which includes authoring articles for trade publications, serving on the VPPPA Region V board and participating in numerous panel discussions and webinars. He has spoken at more than 100 industry events on topics such as occupational health and safety, regulatory compliance and risk assessment. Prior to joining VelocityEHS in 2000, he gained management experience at Mead Paper and Ernst & Young. Glenn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Miami University in Ohio and an MBA in Management and Strategy, Marketing and International Business from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.

Matt Airhart, President, VelocityEHS Canada

Matt is President of VelocityEHS Canada. Matt led KMI, an Oakville, Ontario-based EHS software provider, for over ten years. Prior to joining KMI in 2007, he spent seven years in the chemical manufacturing industry and two years with an EHS systems consulting company. He has a passion for building high-performing teams and solving complex business challenges and he gets to indulge that passion on a daily basis. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Environmental Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Ron Deger, VP of Operations

Ron Deger is Vice President of Operations at VelocityEHS. Ron’s Customer Care department provides system training and support for the VelocityEHS product suite and handles account maintenance activities. Ron also manages a Client Services group that has completed thousands of successful client projects in the areas of MSDS obtainment and custom indexing. Prior to joining VelocityEHS in 1999, he gained eight years of progressive managerial experience at Waste Management. Ron holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Miami University in Ohio.

Chuck Haling, VP of Sales

Chuck Haling is Vice President of Sales at VelocityEHS. Chuck has more than 15 years of high-level strategic management experience and has authored many articles for the EHS industry. He is a sought-after speaker, presenting at dozens of conferences across the country. Prior to joining VelocityEHS in 2007, he led sales & marketing operations for premier companies such as W.W. Grainger and Baer Supply Company. He has been recognized by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) as a top-25 Influential Inside Sales Professional. Chuck holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia College and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.

Mike Flynn, VP of Product

Mike is Vice President of Product at VelocityEHS. He has championed the company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) leadership within the EHS industry since 2001. Mike leads the strategy, execution and the team behind the VelocityEHS platform. Over the years he brought numerous customer focused solutions to market including the VelocityEHS adjacent products and built out the Authoring Services business. In earlier years, he also developed many of the initial channel partnerships and content licensing agreements. Prior to joining VelocityEHS, he held several management roles including leading regional sales for email marketing startup ClickAction (now InfoUSA) and prior to that with SAPPI Paper. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Miami University in Ohio.

Rachel Kaiser, VP of Human Resources

Rachel is Vice President of Human Resources at VelocityEHS. Rachel is responsible for directing all of the company’s human resources initiatives, including talent acquisition, performance development and policy and process execution. Prior to joining VelocityEHS in 2000, she worked as a recruiter at Arthur Andersen. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Illinois State University and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute.

Doug States, Doug States, VP of Finance

Doug States is Vice President of Finance at VelocityEHS. Doug’s department is responsible for all of the company’s finance, accounting and treasury functions. Prior to joining VelocityEHS in 2013, Doug was the CFO at several venture-backed software firms where he was instrumental in raising millions of growth capital. One of those firms, Parlano, was strategically acquired by Microsoft under Doug’s financial leadership. Doug is a CPA with more than 20 years of experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Dan Ciancio, VP of Marketing

Dan Ciancio is Vice President of Marketing at VelocityEHS. Dan oversees lead generation, branding, public relations and product marketing activities for the company. Prior to joining VelocityEHS in 2001, Dan spent more than 12 years at various integrated marketing firms, developing and overseeing strategic communications plans for blue-chip brands such as Harley Davidson, Quaker Oats, John Deere, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising/Marketing from Purdue University.

Roger Bottum, VP of Strategy

Roger Bottum is Vice President of Strategy at VelocityEHS. Roger has over 25 years of experience in management, product strategy and marketing in cloud and enterprise software. He has spoken at hundreds of public and industry events on risk management and cloud technology. As an early evangelist of GRC, Roger helped launch the Open Compliance and Ethics Group. He was also an early proponent of enterprise cloud applications, participating in the first year of’s AppExchange launch. Prior to joining VelocityEHS in 2015, he led global product management for Enablon and served as an associate partner at Accenture. He is on the board of GT Schmidt and holds 2 patents. Roger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Economics from Colorado College, attended and lectured at Accenture’s St. Charles training program and attended the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University Executive Program.

Jeff Johns, VP of Technology

Jeff Johns is Vice President of Technology at VelocityEHS. Jeff oversees the architecture, development and quality of VelocityEHS’ product suite, as well as the infrastructure of its corporate and production hardware. Prior to joining VelocityEHS in 2004, he held technical positions at organizations such as Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Jeff holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from Keiser University.

Laura Murphy, VP of Customer Experience

Laura is Vice President of Customer Experience at VelocityEHS Canada. She has worked in the EHS software industry since the mid-’90s and joined EHS software provider KMI at its inception in 1999. Laura’s professional experience spans software implementations, design, product management and the systemic user experience. She specializes in data visualization, strategic planning and translating EHS business needs to software solutions. She has served as Affiliates Council President at the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) since January 2015. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Resource Management from the University of Toronto.