Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Kimberly Kovacs is the co-founder and CEO of OptionEase, the leading network connector for complex equity compliance applications delivered on-demand via software-as-a-service (SaaS). OptionEase has more than 700 clients ranging from emerging venture-backed private entities to Fortune 100 organizations with over 100,000 equity plan participants. 

OptionEase has earned the rare distinction of been honored in Inc. Magazine’s, Inc. 5000 list of American’s fastest-growing private companies two consecutive years in a row, both in 2012 as well as 2011. Inc. named OptionEase the 19th fastest growing company in the Los Angeles area and the 22nd fastest growing software business in the U.S. B2B CFO named OptionEase a winner in its 2012 Smart 25 awards, based on its strong and sustainable growth.

Ms. Kovacs has a distinguished career in executive leadership and finance. She was on the board of Alpha Project in the 1990′s, securing over $50M in funding from HUD to preserve low income housing. At ORXYE Energy, as CFO and board member, she testified in Congress in concert with the EPA on clean energy regulations, assisted in bringing major oil companies into regulatory discussions and resolution that ultimately resulted in Ms. Hillary Clinton’s involvement and final adoption of the Clean Energy standards in the U.S.

In addition to her board seat for the National Coalition of Stock Planning Professionals (ACSPA) where she serves as Treasurer. Ms. Kovacs is currently on the board of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), in addition to being active in industry organizations such as FEI, FENG, and others. Ms. Kovacs is an active member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and the Association of Women in Technology (AWT).

Recently, she launched an OptionEase-sponsored scholarship with the Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) to promote the advancement of equity administration and compliance. The annual scholarship pays for an individual to receive full CEP certification. Ms. Kovacs also supports youth music programs, historical site preservation and green technology initiatives to name just a few.



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