Under Mr. Shiverick's vision and leadership, Dakota Software has become an industry leader in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management software. Known as an industry expert on the role of technology to support and enhace EHS programs, he has written and made numerous presentations on the subject. He also values his long standing interest in environmental issues and has been closely associated with the Student Conservation Association, a nationwide force of high school and college-age volunteers who are committed to protecting and preserving the environment.
Mr. Shiverick received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Bucknell University.
Director of Product Strategy
Ross Fox is responsible for setting the strategic vision and advancing Dakota in their mission to help the world’s leading organizations with EHS compliance assurance and reduced operational risk. He leads new product initiatives and further improvements of the Dakota EHS platform. He brings more than 20 years of product management experience leading the planning and execution of technology solutions for companies in highly-regulated industries.
Director of Human Resources
Bethaney is responsible for planning, designing, developing and evaluating human resource-related initiatives to support organizational strategic goals. These areas include, but are not limited to talent acquisition and development, performance management, employee engagement and general policies and practices.
Prior to joining Dakota in 2022, Bethaney worked at Step2 Company in talent acquisition and employee experience. Bethaney earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Corporate Communication Studies from Southern New Hampshire University.
Director of Sales
James leads Dakota’s New Business Development team. Past experiences working in the small business and corporate retail sectors has provided him the opportunity to establish a diversified outlook when it comes to solving unique business problems. With a decade of experience at Dakota, James has actively had a hand in business development, strategy, platform design, project management, & client retention. James is the ultimate team player who strongly believes the key to developing long-lasting and fruitful relationships is through transparency and collaboration.
Director of Client Success
Pat Ricci is the Director of Client Success at Dakota Software and is responsible for ensuring that customers realize the full value of Dakota’s solutions. Mr. Ricci leads day-to-day operations for client support, project management, and training.
Manager of Regulatory Services
Ms. Rippe is responsible for managing all aspects of Regulatory Services at Dakota Software including identification and prioritization of content development. She leads a team in researching and analyzing EPA, DOT, OSHA and other regulations and initiatives; and devises strategies for the content to leverage the software’s features and functions.
Prior to joining Dakota, Ms. Rippe was an adjunct assistant professor of chemistry and worked as a chemical hygiene consultant. She earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental, Health and Safety Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from St. John Fisher College.
Director of Marketing
Mr. Kimball is responsible for Dakota's internal and external marketing communications, brand management, and coordination of industry-related and user-focused events. With a background in design and promotions, he oversees product communications, public relations, social media, and overall brand awareness.
Mr. Kimball holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Cleveland State University, with a focus on graphic design and multimedia communication.