Our Mission

To provide our customers the perfect experience by applying our passion for engineering information management to help them make better decisions, reduce risks, get higher returns on their assets, and improve safety.

Leadership

Brian C. Sallade

Brian C. Sallade

President & CEO

Brian Sallade is president and CEO of Kinsmen Group. Brian’s career spans over 25 years; including as CEO of two companies, in which he spearheaded the success that ultimately lead to their acquisition. Northstar CV was acquired by SNC-Lavalin Group in 2006, and DataCore Technology was acquired by BlueCielo ECM Solutions in 2007.

Following the acquisition of DataCore and prior to co-founding Kinsmen Group, Brian was the Managing Director of BlueCielo North America for eight years with full P&L responsibility, where he led the growth of revenue by over 5X.

DataCore Technology was a successful engineering information management services company that specialized in delivering solutions for asset-intensive organizations. One of its most notable achievements was the development of a turn-key solution to help pharmaceutical companies comply with sophisticated regulations such as 21 CFR part 11.

Brian built an extensive background, working with companies such as: US Department of Interior, General Motors, Hydro One, New York Power Authority, Seattle City Light, Idaho Power, Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, Pfizer, Gerdau, Entergy, and Koch Industries.

Passionate about engineering information management, Brian has been a frequent public speaker on many aspects of the subject and has also had numerous articles published.

Brian earned a BA degree from the University of Delaware where he studied management and business administration.

Jessica G. Bianchessi

Jessica G. Bianchessi

VP, Business Management Services

Jessica Bianchessi is the VP of services and support and cofounder of Kinsmen Group. Starting her career as a document manager in the oil and gas industry, with firsthand experience- she brings passion and a comprehensive approach to resolving engineering information management challenges.

Jessica has held several key roles in the software industry, progressing from business and technical consultant, project manager, to business consulting manager and director of industry solutions. Having a complete view and thorough understanding of engineering information management from a business and technology perspective, has allowed Jessica to provide “best in class” solutions.

Outside of implementing solutions, Jessica developed a successful document control managed service, providing outsourced document controllers, processes and technology.

Throughout her career, she has worked alongside a gamut of global customers in asset-intensive industries, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Canadian Natural Resources, Noble Energy, FMC Technologies, Teck Resources, Ecopetrol and Sinclair Knight Merz, to name a few.

Paul Cheetham

Paul Cheetham

VP, Solution Delivery & Support

Paul Cheetham is VP Solution Delivery & Support. Paul brings a wealth of experience in the area of engineering information management, gained mostly from previous roles held within McLaren Software spanning over 16 years. Those roles covered the management of support, products, development and services functions – providing him with a deep and wide breadth of knowledge.

Prior to McLaren, Paul held roles in Royal Bank of Scotland and British Nuclear Fuels, where he managed systems and databases for the critical content that those organizations held – which further developed his desire to move more specifically into engineering information management.

With a successful record of surpassing revenue and budgetary expectations, Paul has managed large global teams through a clear, honest and consistent management style, always remembering that people are the most important asset to any company.

With a strong passion for quality and success, Paul also adopts a very much “hands-on” approach, being actively involved in all aspects of the software and solution lifecycle – helping define products, design solutions and provide necessary implementation & project management support. This level of involvement has, over many years, provided Paul a vast amount of experience in both engineering business processes and the various technical solutions available.

Customers and projects that Paul has been engaged with span many small and global organizations in Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Utilities, Pharmaceutical and more. He has also worked closely with vendors and technology partners, including IBM, EMC, Oracle and OpenText.