The Next Phase Solutions Story

Next Phase Solutions was founded by David Godiksen, who spent the 90s and 2000s building, growing, and selling a business which provided information and technology solutions. Over those years, he learned how to deliver the technology and experience that makes the biggest impact on organizations and users. He also learned that it takes a certain kind of person to deliver both quality and a great experience to customers. For his next phase, David wondered what it would be like to build a company that hired only the best people to solve the most challenging information problems. This has become Next Phase Solutions.

Leadership Team

David Godiksen, President & CEO

A small business owner since 1997, David has spent his career learning what people need and helping them get it. Whether working in public or private sector, David’s proven ability to identify root cause issues and offer nimble solutions to solve them has built long-term relationships founded on trust and respect. As President and CEO, David brings his passion and commitment to people and provides constant encouragement to employees and customers alike to achieve greatness.

Mary McKnight, Chief Operating Officer

Mary started her career in marketing and educational publishing and found that no matter where she went, organizational change management was a need. Mary’s first exposure to OnBase came in 2013, and she has led over 50 deployments as a business analyst, project manager, or services leader since. With over 10 years’ experience in helping teams work more cohesively, modernizing process, and communicating change effectively, Mary’s role as Chief Operating Officer allows her to utilize her leadership and management skills to improve the success of both customers and the NPS team.

Sam Wilsey, Director of Solutions

Sam has been involved in the Electronic Content Management (ECM) space since 2005. He has experience working from all sides of the ECM marketplace; as a vendor, value added reseller, and end user. He worked directly for Hyland Software as a leader in Tech Support, was the system administrator of multiple ECM solutions for customers, and has implemented dozens of solutions to optimize process efficiency using OnBase, AnyDoc, Brainware, Parascript, and Canon scanners. As Director of Solutions, Sam leads a team of dedicated professionals to deliver high quality solutions while focusing on continuous improvement.

Paul Gorman, Director of Sales

With over thirty years of experience leading government and commercial practices, Paul has a unique perspective to understand complex business needs. Paul held roles as CFO and CIO for multiple state and city agencies, bringing his focus on process improvement through technology to government.  Paul has been working with OnBase since 2005. He worked at Hyland Software for five years and was recognized in Sales Excellence and Leadership consistently. In 2010, he joined David’s team and continued his focus on providing outstanding government solutions. Paul’s talent at identifying process improvement and working with customers to build ROI is greatly valued in his role as Director of Sales.

Christopher R. Sharpley, Managing Director of Federal Practice

With a stellar career of over 40 years of public service, Christopher understands the complex needs facing our Nation’s government. Serving as Inspector General for CIA, Federal Housing Finance Agency, the U.S. Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and in support of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Chris has spent much of his career spearheading efforts to identify and mitigate risk, improving operational efficiency, and ensuring the security of mission critical data. As Managing Director of Federal Practice, Chris shapes initiatives that provide federal agencies with solutions to data and process challenges.

Core Values

Next Phase Solutions has intense dedication to our core values.  This is what our corporate culture and customer relationships are built upon.

  • Trustworthy 100% 100%
  • Resolute 100% 100%
  • Ambitious 100% 100%
  • Nimble 100% 100%
  • Personable 100% 100%

Solving with Simplicity


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