Executive Management Team


Reynolds C. Bish
Chief Executive Officer

Reynolds was named CEO of Kofax in 2007. In addition to creating a new vision for the company, he has driven substantial strategic change throughout the business leading to significant growth in revenues, operating income, and shareholder value creation. Prior to Kofax, he co-founded and was CEO of Captiva Software Corporation, a leading provider of input management software and services, and a NASDAQ listed company that was acquired by EMC Corporation in December 2005. Reynolds was previously CEO of Unibase Systems, Inc., a private company that revolutionized the data entry market by providing software and systems on industry standard, open platforms. He was also a co-founder and CFO of Covalent Systems Corporation, a venture capital-funded private company that was a leading provider of data collection and production management systems for commercial and in-plant print shops. He also served as CFO of Fafco, Inc., a NASDAQ listed company that was a leading provider of solar heat exchangers, and was a CPA with Price Waterhouse. He is a recognized industry spokesperson, honored as an Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2003, and named a Director of the Year by the Corporate Directors Forum in 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.


Cort Townsend
Chief Financial Officer

Cort Townsend was appointed CFO of Kofax in March 2016 and is responsible for accounting, finance, tax, treasury, audit, order management, and IT. Since joining Kofax in 2010, Cort has held several senior finance roles, having served most recently as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Before joining Kofax, Cort worked at Deloitte in the audit practice spending most of his time on software and technology clients with a wide range of small, private companies to large publicly traded companies. Cort is a CPA in California and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Minor in Asian Studies from University of Utah.


Howard Dratler
Executive Vice President of Field Operations

Howard Dratler is Executive Vice President of Field Operations. He has global responsibility for Kofax’s customer-facing functions, including all sales, pre-sales, channel management, business development, sales enablement, and sales operations activities. Prior to Kofax, Howard was CEO of Panzura, an early stage cloud-based storage service provider. Previously he was the CEO of Anacomp, a publicly listed company and leading global provider of SaaS based document management services. Prior to that he was EVP of Worldwide Field Operations at EMC/Captiva. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Ohio State University.


Grant Johnson
Chief Marketing Officer

Grant Johnson is Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for all global marketing functions, including product marketing, demand generation, digital marketing, social media, marketing operations, corporate communications, events, influencer relations, and teleprospecting. Prior to joining Kofax, Grant was Chief Marketing Officer for Pegasystems Inc., a leading provider of business process and customer relationship management software, during which time the company’s revenues more than doubled. He was previously a Vice President of Marketing at Guidance Software, Inc., a leading provider of eDiscovery and security solutions, FileNet Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise content management software, and FrontBridge Technologies Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based email filtering solutions. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Marketing for Symantec, with worldwide responsibility for the Norton brand. Grant earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.


Jim Nicol
Executive Vice President of Products

Jim Nicol is Executive Vice President of Products at Kofax. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of the Captiva Product Business Unit at EMC, where he was responsible for product strategy, product management and marketing, engineering, quality assurance, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic initiatives. Prior to Captiva, he served as Executive Vice President of product development and product management at FutureTrade, Inc., Vice President of Development & Technical Operations at Previo (where he also served as a member of the Office of the President), and Vice President of Product Development at Stac, Inc. He also held several senior management positions at IBM and Lotus Development Corporation, where he assisted the CEO with the merger of specific IBM and Lotus products. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from California State University, Chico.


Lynne Scheid
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Lynne Scheid is Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She has been with Kofax since 1989. Before joining Kofax, she worked in Human Resources for Century Data Systems (a Xerox company) and Charleston Associates (eventually acquired by Anacomp). Lynne is responsible for all human resources functions. She studied Business Administration at California State University, Fullerton, and holds a certificate in Human Resources Management from University of California, Irvine.


Greg Mermis
General Counsel & Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs

Greg Mermis is General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs. Greg joined Kofax through the company’s acquisition by Lexmark where he had served as general counsel for the Enterprise Software business since 2012, after serving as the company’s outside counsel for many years as a shareholder in the Kansas City, Mo., office of Polsinelli PC. Greg has extensive experience in software licensing and software as a service, for both software licensors and licensees, as well as related areas such as agreements for support and maintenance, managed services and hosted services. He has represented large and small businesses in a wide variety of transactions, including corporate acquisitions, sales, financing and private equity investments, as well as investor and shareholder agreements, employment agreements, non-competition and confidentiality agreements and vendor and customer contracts. Greg also practiced accounting with a national accounting firm and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kansas State University and a Juris Doctorate from University of Kansas School of Law.


Karl Doyle
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Karl Doyle is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Karl has been in the ECM industry for more than 20 years as an industry analyst, business development executive and consultant. Most recently, Karl acted as an external consultant providing acquisition advisory services for many companies in the ECM space, including Kofax. During his 15 year tenure at IBM FileNet, Karl held a variety of executive leadership, product management and business development positions, including Director of Business Development and Strategy, and VP Business Development, where he was instrumental in the IBM acquisition of FileNet. Karl started his ECM career in 1988 as an industry analyst covering the European document imaging and workflow markets. He graduated from Saint Benildus College and received a Master’s degree from University College of Dublin.