McLeod Software Management Team
Tom McLeod is the President and Chief Executive Officer of McLeod Software, which he founded in 1985. He has long been active in the American Trucking Association, the Truckload Carriers Association, and the Alabama Trucking Association and has held leadership positions in the same. Tom is a thought leader in the trucking industry, specifically on the use of information technology to support trucking and brokerage operations.
Ben Barnes is the Chief Information Security Officer for McLeod Software. He joined McLeod in 1995, and his leadership guides the company’s internal systems, product, and customer centric information security policies, practices, and activities. Ben has a deep understanding of IT infrastructures, disaster recovery planning, IT security, and IT cloud provider solutions with accreditations from both Microsoft and IBM. Additionally Ben is a current member of Infragard and has had many of his presentations published in industry periodicals. He is a frequent presenter at transportation industry conferences on the subjects of cybercrime and systems security.
Kasey Burleson is the Chief Financial Officer for McLeod Software. Kasey has been with McLeod Software for the last 7 years and is responsible for the company’s Accounting and Finance department. Kasey was previously the Chief Financial Officer for Zoe’s Kitchen.
Kenneth Craig, Vice President for McLeod Software, was previously the SAP Practice Director for Dutch systems integrator, Origin. He served as the Country President for SAP in Brazil, then became the Chief Information Officer for Philips Consumer Electronics. Most recently Ken served as the Vice President of Commercial Business Development and Vice President of Special Projects for software supplier TekSouth Corporation, which manages several large scale global database applications for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mark Cubine is the Vice President of Marketing for McLeod Software and is responsible for all of the company’s marketing programs and the strategic account sales program at McLeod. Mark has 26 years of experience working with Fortune 500 enterprises, including co-founding a systems integration company that assisted manufacturers to implement SAP and other enterprise-wide systems to support their supply chain operations. Mark is also co-author of the hardcover business book, Information Technology for Manufacturing: Reducing Costs and Expanding Capabilities.
David Custred, CTB is the Vice President of Operations for McLeod Software. David joined McLeod in 1998 and has been instrumental in project management, product development, technical sales and client services. David serves the Core Services Solutions areas focused on our customers which include the Implementation, Customer Care, Customer Relations, EDI, Integration, Imaging and Financial Software Services teams. David has been in the software industry since 1988 and has a passion for providing exceptional customer experiences.
Ahmed Ebrahim is the Vice President of Enterprise Consulting Services (ECS) for McLeod Software. The ECS organization services McLeod’s large, enterprise-level customers. Ahmed has 25 years of experience in IT Management and has served as a Sr. Practice Director at Capgemini, LLC and Alliance Consulting Inc. Before joining McLeod Software in 2011, he was a Sr. Director at US Xpress, Inc. In his current role, he is responsible for transforming McLeod’s processes and organization so that it is well position and enabled in serving our large customers' needs. He is passionate about grooming leaders and helping customers become better transportation and logistics companies.
Rick Halbrooks is the Vice President of Sales for McLeod Software. Rick has been with McLeod since 2004 and is responsible for all sales and business development for the company. Through his leadership, McLeod Software’s sales have consistently grown by more than 25% year over year ever since his arrival, including a 66% increase in new business sales last year over the previous record year. Rick has over 35 years of experience in sales and senior sales management, including 8 years as the Vice President of Sales for ABM Graphics, 8 years as the Regional Vice President for Danka Industries, and 5 years as the President for Bank Partners Leasing.
Mark Hughes is the Operations Manager and General Counsel for McLeod Software. He has been with McLeod for 17 years and is responsible for our Legal, Risk Management, Human Resources, Equipment and Facilities, and General Administrative teams. Mark has over 30 years of experience in the trucking industry and is active in the Alabama Trucking Association Safety Council, where he is also a past chairman.
Mack Killough is the Programming Manager for McLeod Software. He has been with McLeod for 20 years and is responsible for working with large projects and custom programming. Mack has over 30 years of experience in Engineering, Programming, and Design, including past engineering work at the Department of Anesthesia Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), National Microsystems, Ropir Communications, and DSD Labs.
Rusty Watkins is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Information Officer for McLeod Software. He has been with McLeod for 25 years and is responsible for leading our Systems, IT, Internal Applications, Quality Assurance, Product Development and Architecture, and Data Services teams. Rusty has over 30 years of experience in information technology, including 9 years of contract programming in technical, accounting, and retail software.