About the Authors

Meet the main content contributors for our blog!

Lance Merker

Lance Merker

President and Chief Executive Officer
Lance has been President and CEO of OmniUpdate since 2001. His passion for OmniUpdate is infectious. It's that passion and his leadership power that has made OmniUpdate the market leader it is today. When Lance isn't leading the top higher education CMS family, he enjoys spearfishing and eating seafood – lobster is his favorite!

Yves Lempereur

Yves Lempereur

Chief Technical Officer
Yves has been the CTO since 2001 and is the driving development force behind OmniUpdate's web CMS technology. He is an internet visionary and skillfully continues to guide OmniUpdate's technological innovations today. When he's not knee deep in development, you may find Yves visiting his home country of Belgium or waiting in line for the latest and greatest Apple technology.

Andrew Soderberg

Andrew Soderberg

Vice President of Customer Support
Andrew has more than 30 years of product and service technology experience and has managed the design, development, and implementation of hundreds of corporate and higher education websites over the past 18 years. When Andrew is not overseeing the OmniUpdate Customer Support group, he can be found sailing out in the Pacific Coast waters.

Carol Clements

Carol Clements

Director of Marketing
As OmniUpdate's Director of Marketing, Carol oversees the company's marketing and communications staff. No marketing mayhem is allowed on her watch. If a company web page or communication is published, an RFP answered, or a conference hosted or attended, you can be sure that Carol and her team are involved. In addition to being a marketing aficionado, Carol enjoys traveling, supporting the Illini and St. Louis Cardinals, and living in sunny So Cal.

Shahab Lashkari

Shahab Lashkari

Director of Product Development
With a lifelong passion for computer science, Shahab Lashkari enjoys all things technical. He is working on his master's degree in Computer Science at California State University Channel Islands, where he has taught courses in Web Development, Android Game Programming, and Human Computer Interaction. His experience as a programmer and an educator help give Shahab a unique perspective in his role as Director of Product Development at OmniUpdate.

Kristine Green

Kristine Green

Technical Writer
As an early promoter of the Internet, Kristine has enjoyed writing about technology, computing, and the world wide web. This has included gigs writing and editing newspaper and magazine articles, teaching Internet Marketing at Hawaii Pacific University, and consulting about website design, development, and marketing. She loves being able to work with the OU Campus product on a daily basis and being able to live and work in Camarillo.