Leadership Team

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Susan Thaden, President & CEO

Susan Thaden founded CRi in 1999. CRi quickly became the leading partner for IT talent and solutions in the region and has been recognized as an industry leader through its strong commitment to a culture of service and values. Sue sets the standard for the entire team through her dedication to serving CRi’s clients and employees.

In 2015, she led the roll out of From Now On, from the parent company CRi. With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, she has expertise in building and leading the execution of the business and marketing strategy as well as developing a customer centered culture in the organization.

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Delana Rauterkus, Director of Operations

Delana joined the FNO Team in mid-2016, bringing years of IT operations leadership.  Former positions include Vice President of Enterprise Technology Group at Physicians Mutual, where her leadership helped successful new development initiatives.  She also filled director positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Qwest Communications, creating high performing teams to execute strategic initiatives.  Delana also sat on the AIM board for many years.


Advisor Team

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Jim McClurg, Advisor

Jim McClurg joined the From Now On advisory board in November 2016 and brings significant experience building companies and raising capital. Jim is currently the president of Technical Development Resources Company, a consulting and investment firm in Lincoln, Neb.

He is chairman of the board of Hudl, of Lincoln, NE and serves on the board of RaceNote in Omaha. Jim is a past member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and chairman of that board.

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Aldo Tesi, Advisor

Aldo Tesi joined the From Now On advisory board in November 2016 bringing significant experience in growing and scaling organizations. As CEO of Election Systems & Software Inc. he helped ES&S become the world’s largest provider of voting machines and total election management services. During the years that he presided over ES&S, the market share of the Omaha-based company more than doubled.

Prior to ES&S he led a 20-year career at First Data Corporation, where he served in sales and operations roles, including 10 years as president. Under Aldo’s leadership, First Data grew to be the worldwide leader in credit card processing.