Our Team

Based in Ithaca, New York, with team members across the country we are committed to empowering our clients from the limitations of their financial systems through our targeted applications, user training, and exceptional customer service.

But more than that, we are a group of individuals that care about building trusted relationships with everyone in our sphere – family, community, co-workers, and clients.

Meet Our Leadership

Paul Martin


Paul was one of the original founders of Data Bound Solutions and Databound Healthcare Solutions in 1999. Paul was also one of the original programmers to create EMUE, and while he no longer does the coding, he still remains active in EMUE’s planning.

Eric de Jager

VP & Chief Operating Officer

Eric has been involved with Databound since 2010 and is a veteran of enterprise software companies with experience ranging from DOS to SaaS, including ten years at Microsoft and four years at Blackbaud, Inc. Eric loathes bad software; he loves to help teams create great products by giving customers a voice in the design process. Since joining Databound, Eric has helped to transform many of our operations to be more consistent, customer-driven, and value focused. He is an avid sailor who loves sailing in the Virgin Islands and the US East Coast.

Rik Bardrof

Development Manager

Rik joined Databound in 2013, and has helped us to make major leaps forward in planning our internal application infrastructure while continuing regular releases that include both fixes and new features. Rik’s hobbies include spending as much time with his grandchildren as he possibly can, cooking, cycling, and volunteering for his church.

Kelly Blackmon

Product Manager

Kelly became Product Manager in 2015. When he joined Databound in 2012, he was our lead trainer and he managed several customer consulting engagements. In the Product Manger role, Kelly is focused on increasing the value of our products and improving the user experience. When Kelly is not working, he enjoys time with his wife and daughter, traveling, playing golf and spending time with his extended family.

Rachel Bowles

boost Product Manager

Rachel has been at Databound since 2006. In that time she has tried her hand in just about every department: development, sales, testing, training, consulting, marketing, and product management. As it turns out, Rachel is better with people than with computers and found herself most at home when working directly with customers. After starting a family in 2013, Rachel stopped traveling and focused her efforts in product management and then consulting. When she’s not working or chasing her kids, Rachel enjoys mountain biking, sewing clothing, and reading.

Mike Burhans

Account Executive

Excited by the customer-centric culture of Databound and the effectiveness of the products they develop, Mike joined Databound in April of 2016 as the reCover Sales Specialist. When Mike is not working, he enjoys spending time with his 10-year-old son, reading and sailing.

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