Meet Our Senior Leadership Team.
Dedicated to Putting Your Customers First.
Collective Ingenuity at Its Best . . . Inclusion, Collaboration, Service.
Effective teamwork, passionate leadership, mission‑first focus … these qualities define our Senior Leadership Team and have shaped Senture’s success as one of the most trusted Contact Center/BPO partners in the government and private sector arenas. Our proactive senior leaders come from all walks of life and drive results by working shoulder to shoulder with clients throughout the project lifecycle to deliver amazing customer experiences and enhance brand reputation—from government helplines to consumer support centers.
Chris Deaton | President & CEO
Chris oversees Senture’s day‑to‑day operations—directing technology decisionmaking, overseeing strategic direction, and serving as Executive Sponsor for client program and relationship management. He makes sure every client partnership has high visibility within the executive ranks. Having guided the company through 17 years of expansion and profitability, he provides key input into Senture’s business development and growth strategies. Chris previously worked as Vice President at Image Entry, Inc., where he had direct operational responsibilities. Employed by Senture since its inception, he lives in London, KY, with his wife and 5 kids and enjoys spending time with his grandson.
Highly regarded business leader in the Contact Center/BPO community.
Jim Gayhart, CPA | Senior Vice President, Business Development
Jim provides oversight and day‑to‑day decisionmaking for the company’s business development operations. A high‑impact executive with unquestionable ethical standards, he is skilled in empowering teams to get the desired results and enjoys implementing new technologies. With Senture since the beginning, he previously served as President of Amerestate Realty, Inc., where he provided oversight and direction, and as Audit Manager at Deloitte Touche. Jim is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and when he is not working, you will find him on the golf course or traveling with his family.
Subject matter expert in creating value from client and strategic partner relationships and developing market positioning strategies.
Vicki Blair, SPHR | Director, Human Resources
Vicki has 30 years of experience in recruiting, hiring, and providing human resources (HR) lifecycle support. Her background in the Contact Center domain spans 20 years, where she has provided HR direction for more than 3,000 employees. Employed by Senture since 2003, she received her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management in 2000. Vicki, who lives in London, KY, with her husband, is a best‑selling novelist in her spare time. Her suspense thrillers “Gravy, Grits, and Graves” and “Halos, Hollers, and Hell” are fan favorites on Amazon.com, earning rave reviews.
Subject matter expert in providing HR direction for large‑scale Contact Center operations.
Michael Bryant | Director, Business Development
Michael has more than 18 years of experience in building out, deploying, and leading multisite, multichannel Contact Center operations for government and private sector projects. He specializes in planning and resource management, operations management, project management, client relationship management, business analytics, business process review, third‑party vendor management, and contracts. Michael enjoys hunting and lives in Corbin, KY, with his wife and 3 kids.
Subject matter expert in finance, technical support, healthcare, education services, and national interest.
Stephanie Fouts, PMP | Director, Program Management
Stephanie is a Project Management Professional (PMP)‑certified senior customer service professional with 29 years of experience providing technically demanding large‑scale government and private sector Contact Center and help desk environments with statistically driven, continuous improvement‑based performance management to advance workforce and operational improvements. Employed by Senture since its inception and holding Nortel, Noble, and Verint certifications, Stephanie is active in her church, the Kentucky Angus Association and Auxiliary, and the London Women’s Club. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
13 years’ federal Contact Center experience, managing 2,200+ employees for multiple Department of Education programs, the CMS BCC 1‑800‑MEDICARE Helpline, USCIS National Customer Service Center, and more.
Shauna Leis | Director, Process Improvement
Shauna is a team-oriented leader with a background spanning 24 years on the customer service front lines at Amazon and Lexmark before joining us. Here, she oversees, leads, and grows continuous process improvement, leadership development, and new initiatives to improve the efficiency and profitability of each contract in our portfolio. In her spare time, Shauna mentors survivors of sexual exploitation and coaches track at a local middle school. She lives in London, KY, with her husband and 3 kids.
Subject matter expert in driving customer obsession/ownership across all organizational levels.
Jose Martinez, CPA, CMA | Vice President, Finance
Jose is responsible for Senture’s finance functions, having joined the company in July 2009. He earned a B.A. in General Management from Tusculum College and an M.S. in Business Administration from Lincoln Memorial University and is both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Before coming to Senture, he was a financial analyst at Lexmark International. He also held a finance leadership position with Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries where he started his finance career. Jose, his wife, and 3 kids reside in Annville, KY.
Subject matter expert in financing strategies, analysis, forecasting, and budget management to support company growth goals.
Scott Noble | Director, Information Systems (IS) Services
Scott has more than 33 years of experience as an IT manager and IS security leader, providing oversight and technical support for a multitude of hardware and software platforms. His experience in the Contact Center industry spans 18 years, where he has provided IS direction for more than 3,400 seats and 3,000 employees. Scott has worked with multiple IVR solutions for some of the nation’s largest Contact Center operations, including Vangent. He has been employed by Senture since its inception. His interests outside work include aviation, the guitar, and running.
Subject matter expert in managing complex, technically demanding IS platforms supporting multichannel technologies.