Our Team

Jeff Scheper \ Chairman

Jeff Scheper

As Chairman, Scheper charts the course and manages the continued strategic development of Prescient Solutions, as the organization continues its second decade of success.

Scheper began his career as a programmer and project manager for a start-up software company that provided custom applications to the consumer package goods industry. His early experience working directly with top executives at Fortune 500 companies combined with his strategic role in the software start-up provided valuable insights into large and small business management at a young age.

 Scheper leveraged his experience and entrepreneurial energy to found Better Software Design and at the age of 26 was delivering custom applications to large corporations. It didn’t take long for him to see that there was great potential to expand his sole proprietorship, and in 1996, Scheper founded Prescient Solutions with his mentor and friend Jim Lagattuta.

James E. Lagattuta \ CEO

Jim Lagattuta

CEO Lagattuta oversees the financial, operational and strategic direction of the company. He focuses on building and maintaining a strong company presence in the business community and ensures an open company culture.

Lagattuta started his career in sales in the consumer package goods industry. He later gained valuable IT and entrepreneurial experience and played a major role in the creation of a start-up software company. 

Lagattuta moved into health care, accepting a role as director of marketing for a leading Chicago-area health care system. He was involved in practice development and imaging for physicians and the health system. Lagattuta was recruited by his former software business colleague and friend, Prescient chairman Jeff Scheper, to build Prescient from the ground up.

Jerry Irvine \ CIO and Partner \

Jerry Irvine

CIO Irvine provides strategic direction for all clients, overseeing product innovation and implementation of the highest quality of service. His expertise is an indispensable resource for our clients developing IT plans.

Irvine has been deeply involved with the IT industry since 1987. As a result of his early experience, he became an expert in network communications and protocols when others in the industry were just learning how to use their first computer. Armed with this expertise, Irvine entered the consulting world working for companies like Network General and Advantis, performing detailed network analysis, design and troubleshooting. Since then, Irvine has filled MIS and CIO positions at multiple facilities and has managed more than 100 technicians and thousands of devices. He has led multiple project teams, such as the largest Microsoft Directory migration project ever. In 2008, Irvine was selected to join the National Cyber Security Task Force, a joint operation between the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This task force is responsible for advising federal decision-makers on cyber security policy and sharing best practices related to this urgent and ongoing need. His expertise on cyber security has been featured in a number of national and industry publications, including The New York Times, WGN Radio and Wired magazine.

Tom Pettenon \ President and COO

Tom Pettenon

President and COO Pettenon supports our ever-expanding client base, develops and executes long- and short-term business strategies and oversees the management team, service delivery and internal business operations.

Pettenon brings more than 20 years of multi-industry experience to Prescient in a wide range of industries, including transportation, publishing, education, finance and IT professional services. He has held leadership positions in product development, client relations management, IT operations, service management and customer service for industry-leading companies such as Rand McNally, Forsythe Solutions, Comdisco, Aon Corporation and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

 Pettenon joined Prescient as VP of client services in 2007 and has functioned as COO since 2009, instituting tighter business processes and procedures for client and for Prescient operations.

Kim Lindeman \ CFO

Kim Lindeman

CFO Lindeman wears many hats—she directs and communicates the company’s budgeting, financial and tax-planning processes and oversees marketing, accounting and human resources.

Lindeman has been involved with Prescient Solutions in accounting and financial roles since its onset. In 2004, she joined Prescient as the company controller. During her tenure, Lindeman has provided both tactical and strategic financial direction and control, which has contributed to Prescient’s strength and ability to weather the turmoil of global economic instability for more than a decade. She was promoted to CFO in 2011 to maintain a fiscally-sound and responsible environment.

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