The Executive Team

The founder of the David-Kenneth Group, Dave Mathisen, brings over 45 years of expertise and market tested leadership in infrastructure operations and management.

In response to the growing needs of the IT sector for data center migration expertise, he launched David-Kenneth Group over a decade ago with the simple notion to put people first, believing “the rest would follow.”

The management team is led by Dave Mathisen, a veteran manager and entrepreneur; Kris Mathisen, the general manager; Nick Wiggs who heads up operations; and Alysia Lumley who heads the marketing team. Their thought leadership in the data center migration services arena has positioned the David-Kenneth Group as nationally recognized experts in the market.

Dave Mathisen, CEO
Dave Mathisen
CEO
Dave Mathisen is the founder and CEO of David-Kenneth Group.  He has over 45-years of technology and executive management experience delivering IT services to commercial and government clients.

Prior to founding David-Kenneth Group, Dave was a senior vice president and general manager of Orbital Science's Transportation Management Systems Division.  Dave led the $70M products and services business to a market share of 67%.  Under his leadership, division revenue grew at a compounding growth rate of 64%.

Dave has held senior management positions with Westinghouse, Raytheon, and Orbital Sciences Corporations. These positions provided him with a thorough understanding of IT infrastructure, operations, and management.  Dave has vast experience driving business initiatives and selecting technology solutions that achieve operational success. 
Kris Mathisen, Sr. Vice President and General Manager
Kris Mathisen
Sr. Vice President and General Manager
Kris is the sr. vice president and general manager for David-Kenneth Group. He is responsible for the strategic, tactical, and daily operations.

He has over 20 years of experience in the delivery and development of information technology consulting service and is a co-founder of David-Kenneth Group. Prior to David-Kenneth Group he was a partner and vice president of infrastructure optimization and cloud services for Unisys Federal Systems responsible for all Infrastructure and cloud activities across federal civilian, DoD, and intelligence accounts.

Prior to joining Unisys, Kris held senior roles with Fortune 100 and entrepreneurial firms such as Cognitive Technologies, General Dynamics, System & Computer Technologies (SCT), and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Kris holds a bachelor of science from the school of mathematics, engineering and business from Messiah College.
Nick Wiggs, Vice President Delivery Services
Nick Wiggs
Vice President Delivery Services
Nick is our vice president of delivery services.  His experience in data center consolidations and migrations is unparalleled.  In his recent past, Nick was personally responsible for the migration of data centers for Fortune 10, 50, and 500 companies in the federal and private sectors including health-care, education, and defense industries.  Today, he is responsible for all services provided by David-Kenneth Group.  He is a hands-on leader familiar with the complexities, both technical and political, of moving data centers, their applications, data, and hardware. His many years of turnaround experience offer a rare skill set that emphasizes simplicity, adaptability, and effectiveness.  Nick holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and math from Texas A & M and an MBA from the University of Texas.
Alysia Lumley, Director of Marketing
Alysia Lumley
Director of Marketing
Alysia is our director of marketing for David-Kenneth Group.  Her outside-of-the-box approach to marketing and business development has attracted attention from some of the best in the industry. Her use of technology to drive brand awareness has played a significant role in attracting and securing new business.  Alysia has over 25 years of experience executing multi-channel marketing campaigns for philanthropic, government, and IT companies.  Her experience as the deputy communication director for the Labor Department shortly after 9/11 helped shape her leadership acumen in the private sector.  Alysia holds a bachelor of science degree in political economics from Liberty University.