Executive Team

Meet the TEAM Software Executive Leaders.

TEAM Software photography by Lane Hickenbottom

Frank Labedz, Chairman of the Board

Frank Labedz is one of the original founders of TEAM Financial Management Systems, Inc. (now TEAM Software), started in 1988. After leading the company as President and CEO since its incorporation in 1989, Labedz transitioned to CEO and TEAM welcomed new President John Leiferman during the summer of 2015. Labedz started TEAM as a part of an Omaha janitorial and security company where he was a senior executive involved in the operational and strategic reorganization of the company beginning in 1982. Labedz acted as the chief architect and leader of a team that developed the financial and operational information management and reporting system. That system was the beginning of the suite of solutions now sold by TEAM. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


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John Leiferman, President & CEO

John Leiferman joined TEAM in July 2015. Before coming to TEAM, Leiferman was with Schneider Electric and its predecessor companies (DTN/TelventDTN) for twenty years, serving in various operating roles, including Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and President of DTN and TelventDTN. His most recent role was Senior Vice President for cloud services for Schneider Electric Global Solutions. Prior to DTN, Leiferman spent ten years at the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche in several positions, including Senior Tax Manager specializing in tax and business planning for mid-market companies. Leiferman has also worked as Controller at Travel and Transport, a national employee-owned travel agency. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Phil Tomek, Chief Information Officer

In 2016, Phil Tomek joined TEAM Software as an IT consultant and became the Chief Information Officer in 2018. Phil brings more than 30 years of experience working in IT, including multiple years as a CIO for a tech company and a media business. Through his leadership, TEAM’s IT, Development and Quality Assurance departments follow industry best practices to deliver high-value software securely and reliably. Phil graduated with a B.S. in Business Information Systems from Bellevue University.


Joe Urzendowski, Chief Administrative Officer

Joe Urzendowski started at TEAM Software in 2017 as an operations consultant and became an employee owner in 2018. As the Chief Administrative Officer, Joe ensures TEAM is operating efficiently and effectively as we serve our customers and move our business forward. He brings more than 30 years of experience working in the finance, technology, advertising and accounting industries, having held various positions including CFO and COO. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha with his BSBA in Accounting.


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Jill Davie, Senior Vice President of Client Experience

Jill Davie started full-time with TEAM Software in May 1998 as an Account Manager after working at the company as an intern during college. Over the next two decades, she held various roles in sales, marketing and management. Currently, Davie is the Senior Vice President of Client Experience, which includes the overseeing of the Sales, Marketing & Communications and Education departments at TEAM. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Iowa State University.


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Heidi Carlson, Vice President of Finance

Heidi Carlson originally started at TEAM in 1999 as an accountant and served in that role for three years. After a brief time pursuing other opportunities, she rejoined the company in 2006. Carlson spent nearly a decade growing the accounting team and leading the financial management and reporting practices of the business before being named Vice President of Finance. In this role, Carlson oversees accounting operations and payroll for the company and leads financial analysis, budget management and forecasting efforts. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Northwest Missouri State University.


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Michelle Shanholtz, Vice President of Product Management

Michelle Shanholtz joined TEAM Software in 2015 and brings 10-plus years of experience in leading and planning large-scale business transformation initiatives. Shanholtz oversees TEAM’s Product Management group, whose key responsibilities include developing TEAM’s strategic product roadmap and ensuring the success of TEAM’s products in the marketplace. In her previous role as an AVP/Sr. Program Director at HealthFitness, Shanholtz was responsible for delivering a new $33 million wellness product to the marketplace in 11 months. Prior to that, Shanholtz worked for Physicians Mutual Insurance Company for nearly 8 years in various roles. Michelle has a BSBA in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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Mike Straub, Vice President – Solutions Advisor

Mike Straub began working for TEAM in September of 1994. He was a hands-on developer for the first eight years of his career with accomplishments that included the original development of WinTeam 1.0 and all subsequent versions of the company’s flagship product. He oversaw software development processes and people for several years before being named Vice President – Solutions Advisor. In his current role, Straub focuses his efforts on maintaining the value of the products he helped create during his career at TEAM and works with Product Management, Development, Account Managers and TEAM clients to enhance those existing software solutions. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.


TEAM Software photography by Lane Hickenbottom

Judi Szatko, Vice President of Human Resources

Judi Szatko joined TEAM in October 2012 and has 20 years of progressive HR management experience that includes leading, developing and implementing human resource initiatives and services that align with and impact business goals and objectives. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an emphasis in Human Resources.


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Dwaine Sohnholz, Senior Director of Business Strategy

Dwaine Sohnholz joined TEAM in 2007, directing business analysis and project management for the firm. He began his career in commercial lending and finance for the Farm Credit System and cultivated a passion for technology and innovation in profitability analysis and interest rate/liquidity risk management at ProfitStars. Sohnholz’s key responsibilities are for driving overall business strategy and research in collaboration with all functional groups at TEAM. He earned his MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska.