Meet The Rockton Connect Team
Want total financial control with less work? Our team will make it happen!
Passionate Visionary / Singer Extraordinaire (so he thinks) / Office Handyman
Mark is actually the founder and President of Rockton Software, as well as the lead software architect and designer. After years in the Microsoft Dynamics channel customizing Great Plains, Mark ventured out on his own in 1999, and Rockton Software officially planted its roots.
Surprising to some, but not to those who know him well, Mark holds a BS in Mathematics and a BFA in Theatre. This odd combination explains a lot, really. He is equally happy developing software as he is singing about Rockton pride in front of anyone who will listen. And the over-the-top trade show booths you’ve seen? Now you know why.
Mark’s passion is connecting with people and finding ways to make a difference. He aims to inspire others, enjoys volunteering and is always thinking of creative ideas to solve problems. If he had his wish, he’d be right where he is now, except he’d be a professional actor on the side. After all, his classmates did vote him “Mot likely to succeed” in junior high. He’s still not sure if that was “Most” or “Not” but he’s finally put it behind him.
Mark is happily married to Kelli Sexton, Rockton’s CEO & VP. If you’re crafty, you might have figured out that Rockton is a merger of their two last names. They have four amazing children who lovingly consume most of Rockton’s profit.
Premier Cat Herder / Super Mom / Employee Cheerleader
As Rockton’s CEO and Vice President, Kelli’s favorite role is supporting the amazing employees who are like family. Well, Mark actually is family, but everyone else is really close. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in business, which helps her understand people both personally and professionally.
Kelli’s management background and big picture thinking serves Rockton well. She’s tenacious, yet practical, and plays a major role in the company’s strategic planning and marketing. Her mad planning skills also get put to good use when she organizes the annual employee retreat, where all this hard work is rewarded with some good old-fashioned fun.
Balancing work and family is important to Kelli, and she manages to juggle four busy kids and her commitment to Rockton without blinking (most days). In fact, her favorite superhero is Elastigirl from The Incredibles which is so fitting. She believes in valuing people for who they are and teaches her children to do the same.
Kelli is a huge public radio fan, avid reader and couldn’t live without her daily walks. And don’t tell Mark, but she secretly wants to own a small farm complete with her own pigmy goats!
Scrum Master / Wannabe Hippie / Rockton Rock Star
Here at Rockton, Jenn holds about 100 different titles on any given day. She’s a project manager, agility coach, scrum master, product development manager and keeper of the ducks in a row. She might be a self-proclaimed control freak, but her peers say she is one of the most approachable, knowledgeable and helpful go-to sources for…well…anything.
Jenn earned her BA with a focus in HR and previously worked for Microsoft. Her list of professional credentials spans a mile, including certifications in Agile Facilitation, Agile Coaching and Scrum. She’s also a Certified Microsoft Product Specialist and Microsoft Certified Business Management Specialist in Microsoft Dynamics GP, GP Financials and CRM. Let’s just say she is super qualified and call it a day.
When she’s not supporting her Rockton family, Jenn enjoys spending down time with her husband and raising three kind and compassionate children. Her passion is to add value to those around her and she loves hearing how Rockton has improved the lives of customers.
This John Lennon and Jimmy Buffet fan says if she weren’t doing this, she’d want to be a beach bum rock star who works for the Peace Corps. Rock on, Jenn.
Habitual Helper / Mom-to-all / MacGyver
If more than 30 years of software experience isn’t impressive enough, Sheila also brings decades of specialized project management, training, accounting and inventory expertise to her role as a Technical Sales Team Lead. Add her certifications and several hours of Management Information Systems courses and there isn’t much she hasn’t supported, configured, installed or taught in her career with the government, Microsoft and Rockton.
Though her title has the s-word, Sheila isn’t about high-pressure sales at all. On the phone or on site, she’s a listener and excels at finding solutions for a wide range of business challenges. And then she just sticks around forever, in the best of ways, to make sure every client is getting what they need from their software, and from Rockton. She assists with implementations and support calls too because she seriously can’t stop helping people. It might be a sickness.
Sheila joined Rockton because of the way they value and celebrate their employee family and gives back to the company in many ways. When she isn’t working with clients, she’s helping colleagues through internal implementations, brainstorming ideas to improve processes, writing blogs or KB articles, or anything else she can do to make the company even more awesome.
Known for being a persistent and tenacious problem solver, Sheila helped her husband turn his talent for cooking into a business venture to sell and market his spices and sauces. She is always volunteering and caring for others, especially as mom, stepmom and foster mom to her happily blended family of kidsand beloved golden retrievers. Though she wanted to be a nurse or police officer (and actually made it into the police academy), we are all glad she chose to help people through technology.
Professor Problem Solver / Business Addict / Master Hat Juggler
Back in 2005, Alicia entered the world of ERP as a support specialist for Microsoft Dynamics GP. She spent several years learning ERP inside and out sharing her expertise across technical support, sales, implementations, financials and distribution. Problem solving is her jam and wow has she fixed lots of things for lots of people since then.
Fast forward to 2013 when she was welcomed into the Rockton family. She loves being part of such a caring and progressive company that likes to up the noise ordinance a little in the typically quiet software community.
As a Technical Sales Team Lead, Alicia is always running at about 110 miles an hour and wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s on calls, traveling, at trade shows, doing demos, writing content, leading webinars and just about everything else it takes to help Rockton and our clients succeed. Whether she’s in a board room presenting to the CIO or one-on-one answering a support question, she has a gift for teaching and making technical jargon easy to understand. In other words, her degree in Mass Communications really comes in handy.
Alicia grew up in an entrepreneurial family and, in addition to her ERP career, launched an event planning business which she owned for ten years and grew to be the largest in North Dakota. Instead of weddings, now she marries her technology and business experience to help clients grow their business. Plus, she helps Rockton plan all the crazy fun stuff you know and love so it’s a win-win.
Her passion for multi-tasking also carries through to her family life with her husband and two sons. Alicia volunteers for the North Dakota Food Bank in between driving her Suburban full of kids and sports gear around. She also manages the Instagram page for Waffles, her French Bulldog (who has more followers than her but she’s not bitter).
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