Our Management Team

Tom Simonson
Thomas E. Simonson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Noble Financial Solutions

Tom is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Financial Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merit Financial Solutions, Inc. Tom provides the required entrepreneurial skills and insight to identify key business opportunities and then develops the implementation plan for our key growth strategies. He leads the Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Noble Financial Solutions, Tom was General Manager of the Technology, Consulting and Systems Integration Division at Unisys Corporation. Tom was responsible for the worldwide go-to-market plan, global sales organization, customer satisfaction and field operations. He had full P&L responsibility and $1.7B in top line revenue.

Prior to Tom’s position at Unisys, he was the EVP of Mainline Information Systems, a privately held IT solutions company. Before joining Mainline, Tom spent the first 21 years of his career at IBM, starting as a Marketing Representative in the Financial Services Industry and then progressing through their worldwide management development program. He held a wide variety of executive roles, including several global positions where he was responsible for diverse aspects of IBM’s business including Hardware, Software, Services and the Channel. Tom was also a member of IBM’s Senior Leadership Team, a group comprised of their most senior executives on a global basis.

Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.

Ryan McKnight
Ryan McKnight

Chief Financial Officer
Noble Financial Solutions

Ryan McKnight is Chief Financial Officer of Noble Financial Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merit Financial Solutions, Inc. Ryan is responsible for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company. His duties include the management of accounting, information technologies, investor relations, tax, and treasury departments. He oversees the finance operations of four subsidiary companies. He is responsible for ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. He a member of the Executive Committee.

Ryan has a strong and diverse background with 20 years’ experience in accounting and auditing functions. He has served as controller for a variety of industrial segments, including manufacturing, distribution, and the energy sector. He started in public accounting, gaining invaluable experience with audit and internal control reviews. Ryan also owned his own firm providing finance, accounting and tax advisory services for small business owners.

Ryan is active in civic affairs and has served as Treasurer and Board Member for Camp Fire Green Country and has been a Volunteer Mentor for Thunderbird Youth Academy.

Ryan is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Mike Vogle
Mike Vogle

Senior Vice President
Noble Financial Solutions

Mike Vogle is Senior Vice President of Noble Financial Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merit Financial Solutions, Inc. and is responsible for all aspects of organizing, building, and implementing our collections business. Mike’s background includes 11 years as the Director of Collections and Recovery at Dent-A-Med, Inc. (DAMI, a division of Progressive Financial/Aaron’s Inc.), managing all aspects of loss mitigation operations including early stage collections, late stage collections, post charge-off recoveries, and the handling of special situations. DAMI specialized in medical accounts; however, Mike also successfully managed a separate department of charged-off third party accounts.

Prior to his DAMI experience, Mike was the Credit Manager/Project Manager for NCO Financial Systems where he managed a portfolio valued at $18B, in which he achieved optimal results. He has broad knowledge of all collections and recovery operations including applicable regulatory and compliance requirements. Mike has 20 years experience managing collection call centers, including delivery of digital self-servicing tools that prevent excessive contact by call centers and maximize loss mitigation in a large portfolio.

Mike has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma.

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