CEO and Board Member
In his role as CEO of CTL Erik oversees all domestic and international operations. Since becoming President he has set the direction product strategy account expansion operational efficiency growth strategy. Under his leadership, CTL has won numerous awards for its products and community involvement. Prior becoming CEO, Erik served in key roles at CTL including President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief, Financial Officer, and Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Erik holds degrees Accounting and Finance from the University of Oregon, has completed The Cornell Executive Leadership Program. Erik is a licensed CPA, serves on several advisory boards, including the Intel Board of Advisors, and Western Oregon University Foundation Finance Committee. Erik was recognized by Portland Business Journal's 40 under 40 list, which identifies rising stars. In his spare time, Erik enjoys running, playing music, and spending time with his family. He lives in Portland, OR with his wife and identical twin boys Nikko & Viggo.
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CFO and Board Member
Nathan Chandrasekaran serves as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member, bringing 15+ years of expertise in finance, strategy, and technology. Nathan offers deep experience in private equity firms and has served as a board member for numerous companies.
Earlier in his career, Nathan spent several years at Merrill Lynch, as a telecom strategy consultant at inCode Wireless (now Ericsson) and started his career as a business analyst at Deloitte Consulting. Nathan holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and a B.S. in Neuroscience from Bowdoin College.
He thrives on building high performing corporate cultures and infuses CTL with his philosophy of “having impact on Day 1.”
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Vice President of Operations
During his 20+ year tenure at CTL, Stephen has advanced from managing the customer service division, to working as the Director of Purchasing, to fulfilling the Director of Operations role. In his current position as the Vice President of Purchasing & Operations, he is responsible for domestic and international vendor relations, as well as the internal warehouse operations covering logistics in shipping and receiving, system integration, planning and implementation. Stephen earned a double major in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Portland. His accomplishments include co-founding NASBA, an association for system builders, and being a contributing channel member of multiple North American distribution partners. In his spare time, Stephen likes to golf and spend time with family and friends.
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Vice President of Marketing
Mike Mahanay is the Chief Revenue Officer at CTL Corporation. As CRO, Mike leads the Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, and E-commerce organizations of one of the leading Education Chromebook brands.
He has more than 20 years of international sales and marketing, leadership and brand management experience. Prior to joining CTL, he spent six years at Russell Stover and Whitman’s Candies, where he helped lead the company’s international expansion as Western Canada Division Sales Manager, establishing Russell Stover as one of Canada’s leading consumer packaged goods brands.
Mike has a passion about the transformative potential of technology in education and has served as both a Trustee and as the Chair of the Western Oregon University Foundation.
He graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. double major in economics and psychology, holds a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University, and received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with concentrations in marketing and finance.
Mike is a member of the CMO Council, is the founder of Take Back Main Street, a non-profit advocate for small local business, and has served on the Board of Directors of Glow Networks and Retronics.
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Vice President of Technology
Jeremy Burnett joined CTL Corporation in 2012 to manage all aspects of technology operations, ranging from engineering to production and support. In addition to building a team of 20+ employees committed to quality and service, he implemented best practices and significant process improvements to increase production rates while preventing quality issues.
With over 15 years of experience in strategic, fiscal, operational, marketing, and manufacturing leadership, Jeremy successfully works with all business lines to resolve complex issues. His career began as a Project Engineer at Georgia Pacific where he justified, planned, purchased, and installed equipment for projects valued at more than $2M. As Co-Founder and President of Danger Den, LLC for 12 years, Jeremy created strategic marketing alliances and was credited with growing sales YOY, increasing production capabilities by 4x, reducing manufacturing costs by 50%, and saving over $50K in advertising costs annually. Jeremy holds three degrees: an MBA from the University of Portland, BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University, and BS in Applied Science from George Fox University. When he’s not executing strategies to grow revenue, innovation and customer satisfaction at CTL, Jeremy enjoys family time, outdoor activities, and tinkering with technology and automation.
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Vice President of Global Business Development & Alliances
Merrill Atwood is Vice President of Global Business Development & Alliances. Merrill has over 20 years of global leadership expertise in delivering complex, transformational business and technology initiatives. At CTL, he manages US and Global distributors and external partnerships, including Logitech Video Conferencing Solutions. During his tenure, he has expanded CTL's distribution channel into over 50 countries.
Prior to joining CTL, he spent 10 years at Autodesk, in their manufacturing products division. At Autodesk, he led a team of globally dispersed senior software architects and engineers to develop and deliver a new, unifying software platform to enable and release the first complete cloud-based 3D CAD solution for product design and design simulation - Autodesk Fusion 360.
He previously spent 10 years at Intel Corporation in the Reseller Channel Operations and e-Business Technologies groups. During his tenure at Intel, he helped relaunch Intel's Channel Partner Program.
Merrill holds a Master's degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communications from the University of Utah.
During his free time he enjoys cooking, photography and travel (including living a total of 12 years abroad in Columbia, Micronesia, Singapore and China).
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Vice President of Sales K-12 Education
As Vice President of Sales, Amber Watkins is focused on sales team leadership, accelerating revenue through expanding CTL’s presence in new geographies, developing Education verticals, and contributing to marketing and business strategies.
Amber has 17 years of sales experience, including the last nine in sales management. She joined CTL after serving as Regional Sales Manager & Vice President at W. W. Norton & Company in its higher education division.
Amber earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon and a Certificate of Home Horticulture from Oregon State University. She also earned an advanced scuba certification and has caged-dived with great white sharks.
When Amber isn’t cheering on her beloved Oregon Ducks, she enjoys spending time with her family, continuing her studies to become fluent in Italian, reading books of all genres, and doing CrossFit.
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