THE SPI MANAGEMENT TEAM
Karl Lange - Founder
SPI Founder and Industry Pioneer
Almost four decades ago, Karl -- already a successful software entrepreneur in his own right -- attended a timeshare convention at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It was there SPI contracted to write a business software system for a timeshare developer. The rest is history, as they say.
Several years prior to his death in 2019, Karl had stepped back from taking a direct management role. However, from the beginning, he had instilled a corporate philosophy of putting people first. Karl left an ongoing legacy of pursuing excellence and placing an emphasis on building long-term, deeply committed relationships with his staff and clients. SPI Software holds true to our founder's vision by continuously seeking to improve and innovate; always seeking to deliver value to customers.
Gordon McClendon - VP, Client Relations
Team member since 2002
Gordon began his career as an actuary and holds a degree in mathematics.
Prior to joining SPI, Gordon ran a major financial derivatives trading firm, with offices from New York to Tokyo, and was a founding board member of the after-hours trading system, Globex. He was in a leadership position at Chicago Mercantile Exchange for many years, having the distinction of being elected to the board by the highest vote total ever.
Stephen Green - Director of Sales
Team member since 2019
Stephen joined SPI Software in 2019 with considerable experience in hospitality technology sales. For over 25 years he served in senior account roles in which he was responsible for building relationships with prospective new clients and helping guide them to solutions best suited to their needs. Stephen is based in Orlando -- a city in which many of SPI's clients are headquartered -- and serves prospective new clients by consulting and partnering with them to suggest the best software solutions to fit their needs.
Stephen brings great energy and experience to the SPI Software sales team and helps solidify the company's ongoing commitment to the global vacation ownership resort community.
Michael Del Pino - VP of Software Development
Team member since 2004
Michael is the Vice President of Software Development for SPI and has extensive experience in software development and the timeshare industry. As the head of engineering, Michael focuses on building new products and improving existing products.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Florida International University. Previously, Michael served as the Lead Software Engineer for SPI Software, and while on that role he was involved in most of the software customizations and implementations for current clients. Michael is passionate about technology and collaboration among teams.
Alejandro "Alex" Gata - VP, Customer Service & Sales Support
Team member since 1997
Alex is a software professional who lives and breathes timeshare. Over his twenty years with the company, Alex has put together an encyclopedic understanding of all aspects of timeshare business operations.
Prior to serving as customer service manager, Alex was a senior implementation specialist at SPI, in which capacity, he managed software implementation projects for many timeshare companies.
Kyle Oliver - VP of Business Analysis and System Implementation
Team member since 2004
Kyle has extensive experience in technology, including thorough knowledge of timeshare business IT, Help Desk operations, and project management. Prior to joining SPI in 2004, she served as a business consultant for Interval Software Services, the software division of Interval International. Kyle has 20 years of experience in the timeshare industry and, prior to that, she was in the scientific field. With an MBA from the University of Miami with specializations in Computer Information Systems and Finance, she is extremely well qualified.
Kyle and her team are responsible for system setup, conducting user training, providing quality assurance testing and analysis, and writing business requirements and functional specification documentation at SPI. She is proficient in advanced computer skills and testing methods and has considerable project management experience.