The EXACTA leadership team is a group of strong executives with strategic and operational experience in the land survey business and successful companies across a wide range of other industries.
Team members have diverse backgrounds and perspectives that are applied to opportunities and challenges in a highly collaborative decision-making environment.
President and CEO
Mr. Phillips joined Exacta in May 2019 with more than 20 years of leadership experience with services companies in the real estate, business processes, and finance sectors. Most recently, he was President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, where he was responsible for the real estate franchise network of 400 independent owner-operators, 1,500 U.S. locations, and 46,000 real estate agents. Before joining Berkshire Hathaway, Stephen held senior roles in consulting and financial services and served as Chief Operating Officer at GMAC Home Services, where he ran strategic business units in real estate brokerage, real estate franchise, residential mortgage/title, and corporate relocation services. Mr. Phillips holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an MS and BS from Southern Illinois University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bogard joined Exacta in May 2019 with more than 20 years of leadership experience at companies in the real estate and investment sectors. Prior to joining Exacta, he was CFO of Goldberg Companies, a developer and manager of multi-family apartment communities. Prior to Goldberg, Mr. Bogard was a Vice President and investment professional at The Riverside Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm. Mr. Bogard has been involved in over $1 billion in M&A transaction activity during his career. Mr. Bogard serves on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland and holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA from Dartmouth College.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Hedeen joined Exacta in January 2019 after consulting for and building the companies software platforms over a 12-year period. With over 25 years of leadership experience in the software space, Spencer began his career in the automated manufacturing sector, and has built software platforms in both the private and public sector including education, manufacturing, healthcare, advertising, asset management, insurance, and real estate settlement services industries. Spencer holds a BCS from Western Illinois University, has been married (and can be found running) with his wife Adena, has four children and resides in Bartlett IL.
Kevin G. Knaus
Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing
National Sales Manager
Mr. Knaus joined Exacta in December of 2019. Kevin began his career in the real estate mortgage and settlement services industry almost 25 years ago. At Exacta, Kevin is responsible for leading the sales and marketing efforts of the Transactional Survey & Lien Search business units including sales, revenue growth, sales enablement, predictive analytics and insights, marketing content & development, and business development.
Kevin has served in leadership roles throughout his career including Executive Vice President at LandAmerica Financial Group (LFG), Fidelity National Financial (ServiceLink) and WFG. Kevin helped grow the LandAmerica Financial group Lender Services Division from $30M in sales to $275M in less than eight years. Kevin started his career with Procter & Gamble in sales and sales management. Kevin holds a BS in Psychology and a BS in Advertising from Kansas State University.
Robert Kness, R.P.L.S.
COO Commercial Operations
Robert has been involved in the surveying industry since 1997. Robert started his career at Hughes and Associates in Weatherford, Texas working in the field and office while finishing high school and joined the Windrose team in 1999 as an entry level drafting associate. Robert has spent the last 22 years of his career with the firm and has worked in every facet of the business, becoming a managing principal in 2014. Robert graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in History and a Minor in Advanced Surveying in December 2013 and obtained his professional surveying license in May 2014. Robert was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Windrose in 2016 and retained the position when Windrose was acquired by Exacta in 2019. Robert oversees all Windrose Operations in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. He has been married to his wife Brandy for 16 years and has 3 children, (Brenna, 12), (Kendall, 9) and (Jameson, 5) and resides in Cypress, Texas.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Mr. Frye joined Exacta in November 2020 with over 12 years of experience in M&A and financial advisory services. Prior to joining Exacta, he had a senior role in the buy-side advisory practice of Citizens Capital Markets where he advised clients on over $525 million in acquisition value. Additionally, Mr. Frye has held roles in private equity, investment banking and financial advisory. He holds a BBA from Ohio University and is a CFA Charter Holder.
Director of Customer Experience
Ms. McAndrew is a graduate of Kent State University and joined Exacta in May of 2010 in the Research department and has served a number of different roles throughout her tenure with the organization and today is the Director of Customer Experience and a member for the senior Leadership Team. As the Director of Customer Experience, Ms. McAndrew oversees the Front-End Operational team and is committed to an exceptional service experience. Prior to joining the Exacta Team, Ms. McAndrew was employed with RE/MAX & GMAC where she developed strong relationships with Realtors and Homebuyers which instilled a passion for serving the Real Estate Industry and homebuyers.
Lien Department Manager
Mr. Collman joined Exacta in May 2013, spending his first 3 years in the customer service department of Exacta’s transactional survey business line. In July 2016, he accepted his current position to manage and grow the operations of a newly established department providing municipal lien search and HOA estoppel research services. Before joining Exacta, Kyle built service, relationships, leadership, and event management experience through various roles in the coffee and live music industries. From colleagues to clients, Kyle seeks to serve people well by being responsive, thorough, flexible, and reliable. Mr. Collman holds a BS in Communications from Greenville University.