Eddie Price – Eddie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988 and began his career in the insurance industry as an agent for North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance Company. In 1991, Eddie started Carolina Insurance, an independent insurance agency, from scratch. Later he went back to school to learn computer programming and with that new knowledge, created automation for his agency. By the late 90s, he began receiving inquiries from other agencies who had heard about his software. So, inadvertently, he began to sell the system to others. He named the product Jenesis, and the company Jenesis Software, after his then five-year-old daughter, Jenna.
Both businesses continued to grow over the years. In January 2018, Eddie made the difficult decision to sell his first baby, Carolina Insurance and focus only on Jenesis Software.
Over 27 years Eddie managed, acquired and sold several agencies. Looking back, he feels his richest source of knowledge and experience has come from his Jenesis relationships.
Vice President / Insurance Agent
Lisa Price – Lisa enjoys a little bit of accounting, human resources, marketing, communications and working with Jenesis company partners. She graduated from Elon University with a BA in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. She has her ACE designation (ACORD Certified Expert) and is a Licensed Insurance Agent. Lisa worked as a Product and Operations Manager on the insurance company side for 20 years. She joined the Jenesis team in 2008. Lisa obsesses over quality and neatness and likes everything to be just so, both at work and at home. Hey, what’s wrong with that?
Marketing & Sales Manager
Jenna Kleiber – Jenna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in May, 2015. As a licensed North Carolina Property & Casualty Insurance agent, Jenna began working for Carolina Insurance in Forest City, NC. In September 2016, she moved to Jenesis as an Account Manager in Sales & Marketing. In her spare time, she loves to exercise, cook, travel, read, and learn about the business from her Dad, Eddie. And, yes, Jenesis takes its name from Jenna, so of course, she is passionate about its success.
Product Development Manager
Derek Honeycutt – Derek starting teaching himself to program at the age of 12. He has lots of experience in developing desktop, mobile, and website software in over 15 different programming languages. Programming is still one of his biggest passions! Derek started with Jenesis Software in January of 2018 splitting his time between providing technical support for our customers and programming on the newest web product, JenesisNow. His leadership ability, hard work, programming talent, and problem-solving abilities earned him the promotion to Product Development Manager in 2020. Derek manages development for the JenesisNow product and is heavily involved with the legacy product, JenesisClassic. Derek is an integral part of all things technical at Jenesis. He jumps at every opportunity to learn something new and to use new technology. In his spare time, Derek is an amateur no-limit hold’em card player, enjoys making music, spending time with his family and with his MANY pets.
Account Manager / Insurance Agent
Christy Alaimo – Christy is a licensed Property & Casualty agent and who better to show you all the features of Jenesis than a licensed agent! Before coming to Jenesis, Christy spent over 20 years using JenesisClassic as an independent insurance agent. Christy wears two hats at Jenesis….. she is a part of our Sales Team and she also does software training from time to time. Her personal use of the Jenesis products helps her to offer solutions to our customers with a knowledge and understanding of their needs. Christy also loves spending time with her family and traveling.
Account Manager/Insurance Agent
Jen LaCour – Jen is part of our Sales Team and comes with a very unique background! After a 13 year career in software development, Jen turned to sales in 2009. She recently obtained her Property & Casualty license in Texas as her husband began his journey to become a career agent with Farmers Insurance. Here at Jenesis, she gets to combine all of this experience into one role! Jen is a mom to 3 boys who are active in sports and music, 3 beagles, and in her spare time she and her husband enjoy wine & food, traveling, fitness, and DIY decorating!
Senior Software Technician / Customer Support
Benny Kiser – Benny is the local technical support expert. More than likely, you will talk to him if you call in for support. He is witty, charming, and armed with a lucrative knowledge of the workings of Jenesis. This network technician is happy to assist you. Benny has a Bachelors Degree in Information Systems and a Minor in Cyber Security. His knowledge is great to know for our Jenesis customers. The education he has received blends excellently with his already superior technical know how. This helps him deliver quality customer service to all our awesome agencies that use Jenesis.
Senior Software Technician / Customer Support
Adam Tessener – Adam is a member of the Jenesis Tech Support Phone Team. So when you call, he will likely be who you will meet. Adam was a licensed North Carolina Property & Casualty agent and has used Jenesis Software as an agent. This gives him first-hand experience and from the same perspective as our Jenesis customers. He also has extensive experience with hardware, software support and networking. Adam began tinkering with computers at the age of 7, and a few years later, he actually began working with Chuck Haynes, a former member of the Jenesis team. When not helping customers make the most of Jenesis, Adam can be found in the gym, traveling, or studying the latest computer hardware and software.
Software Technician / Customer Support
Toni Tomlinson – Toni is a member of our Technical Support Team and we are so lucky to have her! She has been working in IT since 2007 in a variety of roles including technical support, website design, database development, product testing, and customer support. Toni has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Accounting. She plans to return to school to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Development. When she is not working, she enjoys singing, writing, working out, and playing with her dog.
Software Technician / Customer Support
Darren Ridgeway – Darren is the newest member of our Technical Support Team and we are so lucky to have him! A veteran of the US Navy, he has been working in IT since 1987 in a variety of roles including technical support, hardware support, product testing, and customer support. . He plans to pursue certifications in computer network security. When he is not working, he enjoys fishing, taking long walks with his wife, and spending time with his family.
JenesisNow Developer / Author Ordinaire
Tim Caviness – Tim has been programming since he got his first computer (a Texas Instruments 99/4a) at the age of twelve. He received his BS in Computer Science from UNC Greensboro and has earned his ACE accreditation. But he’s not just a normal geek, he’s worn many hats: radio deejay, graphics modeler, event manager, voice over artist, CFO, and entrepreneur. He’s also an award-winning author, editor, and publisher (as Ross Cavins), and is currently working on several books. Oh, and he’s leading the effort to bring Jenesis into the web world too. He drinks lots of coffee and rarely takes breaks.
Joshua Moody – Joshua is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Software Development in hopes to provide for his now growing family. He is enjoying learning about the software development process while interning at Jenesis and hopes to further grow as an asset to the company. Joshua enjoys spending time with the Lord, his wife, his two dogs, and close family. He is very excited about the upcoming arrival of his son, Ellison. He also loves walking in nature, watching the wildlife around his property, and traveling with family when he can.
Website Design / Digital Marketing
Phil Price – Phil is a website design and digital marketing specialist who works with small businesses to maximize sales and grow. He knows real success doesn’t come from mastering the marketing flavor of the week, but from creating real trust and connections. Phil has created innovative and award winning work for literally hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies and their agencies and is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill.
Larry McCloskey – Larry started out in Information Technology, which was called Electronic Data Processing (EDP) at that time. His first job was simple. He was the kid who took the carbon out of the giant Green Bar reports. Eventually, Larry worked his way up through the ranks as a computer operator, programmer, systems analyst, and finally as an IT Manager. After forty years in IT, Larry decided to retire to Florida. The problem was he didn’t like golf. So, he decided to rejoin the workforce as a consultant concentrating on development using the Microsoft Access platform. In October 2016, Larry landed a gig with Eddie Price at Jenesis and has been there ever since.
Nelson Francisco – Nelson has been developing for over 20 years with a background within the retail, pharmaceutical, education and healthcare industry. From New York to Chicago and now residing in Michigan, Nelson is currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Database Administration which will be completed by mid-2021. Nelson has been with Jenesis a little over 3 years (which he loves) and has gained extensive knowledge about the insurance business. During his downtime, he plays golf in the spring and summer and bowls in fall and winter.
Customer QA Consultant
Donald Duck – Donald Duck is our oldest employee here at Jenesis Software. He is an amazing 78 years old! Donald maintains an active lifestyle. Much of his longevity comes from his rigorous swimming exercise routine he performs at the local Isothermal Community College pond. Donald began his tenure here at Jenesis in the Testing Department. He served as a test specimen during the early days of programming what later became Jenesis Agency Management System.