Houston, TX – April 24, 2012 – OpenLink Financial LLC (OpenLink), announced today that Matt Lehto has joined their organization as the General Manager of North American Energy and Commodities. OpenLink’s North American Energy and Commodities group, located in Houston, TX, includes the combined sales and services teams of OpenLink that support energy and commodity organizations in North America. Moving forward, Lehto will spearhead and manage this group out of the OpenLink Houston location.
With more than 18 years of experience and success in the energy consulting and software sales businesses, OpenLink leaders said Lehto was an obvious choice to drive the new combined sales and services teams down the continued path of success. He held multiple leadership roles within various well-known organizations, including ABB, SunGard and Ernst & Young.
John D’Aleo, OpenLink Chief Operating Officer for the Americas, said, “We are extremely happy to have Matt join our team. His industry and business knowledge coupled with his experience and success managing large sales and services organizations will be an instant asset to our company. I am confident that Matt will help elevate our organization and allow us to continue our growth as the premier provider of software and services for the North American energy and commodities markets. Matt’s skills will be instrumental as we continue to weave together the combined OpenLink and SolArc teams.”
Lehto earned an MBA from Texas Tech University and a BA in Economics from Texas A&M University. He has extensive experience in professional services, software development, delivery, and implementation, as well as sales and account management.
OpenLink CEO, Kevin Hesselbirg, said that bringing Lehto on board was a strategic investment made for the betterment of the overall company structure. “We continue to invest in our intellectual capital and are dedicated to putting leaders in place who have the skills to align our vision with our execution. Matt’s depth and scope of diverse management experience enable him to optimize our sales and services efforts, as well as lead our North American Energy and Commodities group to the next level.”
Lehto said he is excited about his new role and the market opportunities for OpenLink. “I am looking forward to working with such a talented group of industry professionals and taking our leading position in the marketplace a step further. OpenLink is a company dedicated to its customers, and we will remain customer-focused. We are committed to continuing our investment in our existing products and listening to both what our customers need and what the market demands of a robust and complete solution.”