Christine Jones, Chairman of the Board
Christine Jones is a former candidate for governor of Arizona and the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Go Daddy Operating Company LLC.
Christine made it a priority to establish Go Daddy as a leader in the fight to make the Internet better and safer for users, particularly children. She has testified numerous times before U.S. Congressional Committees in Washington, D.C. about various issues related to the Internet. She also helped drive federal Internet-related legislation, including laws to keep the Web safe from child predators and rogue online pharmacies. For example, she helped push through bills such as the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act, the Protect Our Children Act, and the Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act. These bills were signed into law by President Bush in October 2008 and have been used by law enforcement and others to shut down illegal online drug sellers and to prosecute online child predators.
Prior to Go Daddy, Christine worked for a Phoenix law firm focusing primarily on commercial litigation. Before entering private practice, she worked for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.
Christine has been a guest lecturer at a variety of law schools, graduate business schools, colleges and universities, and high schools, including Stanford University, The University of Virginia, Arizona State University, Santa Clara University, and Whittier Law School. She is a published author and served as Editor-In-Chief of the Whittier Law Review.
She resides in Phoenix with her husband, Gary, a retired Air Force officer who runs the AFJROTC program at a local high school.
Tom Simonson, Co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Tom Simonson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Samaritan. He provides the required entrepreneurial skills and insight to identify key business opportunities and then develops the implementation plan for our key growth strategies. He leads the Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Financial Samaritan, Tom was General Manager of the Technology, Consulting and Systems Integration Division at Unisys Corporation. Tom was responsible for the worldwide go-to-market plan, global sales organization, customer satisfaction and field operations. He had full P&L responsibility and $1.7B in top line revenue.
Prior to Tom’s position at Unisys, he was the EVP of Mainline Information Systems, a privately held IT solutions company. Before joining Mainline, Tom spent the first 21 years of his career at IBM, starting as a Marketing Representative in the Financial Services Industry and then progressing through their worldwide management development program. He held a wide variety of executive roles, including several global positions where he was responsible for diverse aspects of IBM’s business including Hardware, Software, Services and the Channel. During his last five years, Tom was a member of IBM’s Senior Leadership Team, a group comprised of their most senior executives on a global basis.
Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.
Wayne Learned, Co-Founder and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Wayne Learned is the co-founder and Chief Administrative Officer of Financial Samaritan. Wayne is responsible for the execution of business strategies, and to ensure the right staff skills are in place to implement the business plans. He is a Director of the Company, a member of the Executive Committee and Leader of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Wayne has a strong entrepreneurial background, having been a co-founder of two start-up financial services companies. He also has large company experience, having been a Senior Executive of the nation’s largest consumer collection agency and Executive Vice President of a major statewide retail bank in Oklahoma.
Wayne was Chief Operating Officer at CFS I. On Wayne’s watch, CFS grew at an annualized rate of over 7,000%. CFS I was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America — four years in a row. Wayne was responsible for the development and implementation of the infrastructure and strategic planning process. His extensive banking experience includes key lending responsibilities for commercial lending and project developments, mortgage lending and servicing, consumer lending and servicing and was responsible for the largest retail banking network in the state.
Wayne is active in the community. He is a past Director and Officer of the Oklahoma Investment Forum, a non-profit economic development organization. He was a guest lecturer at the University of Tulsa and an instructor at Tulsa Community College where he taught banking. He is past president of the Credit Counseling Centers of Tulsa, and past board member of the American Red Cross, Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce. He is active in education reform and was a Founding Director of the Union Schools Education Foundation. He is an Advisory Board Member of The Oklahoma Eagle, an African-American newspaper.
Wayne holds a BS degree from Northeastern State University and has completed the Financial Institutions Marketing School at the University of Virginia and the Bank Executive Development program at the University of Oklahoma.
Jessica Allsop, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Jessica Allsop is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Financial Samaritan. She has responsibility for overall day-to-day operations and leads the development of new features and functions of Financial Samaritan. She is a member of the Executive Committee.
Her financial services management background includes management of the day-to-day operations of Bartmann Business Institute and production of more than fifty seminar programs, including its Workshop series for personal development and entrepreneurial skills. At BBI, Jessica saw the Company generate revenues of $24 million between 2007 and 2011.
Jessica began her management career with Neighborhood Financial Center, a provider of financial services to low-income and middle-income families. Under her guidance, NFC developed a customer base of 65,000 families in only two years.
Jessica holds a Business Degree from Baker University.