About Us

Our Vision

To empower customer success through automation and data excellence.

Our Mission

To be the leading, most trusted, efficient and innovative source of enterprise data. We leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation technology to transform data to insight. This empowers companies to accomplish their goals and drive to success.

Organizations Leveraging InCight™

The  CIO Roadmap for Strategic Cost Optimization

The Five Stages:

Establish Baseline

Identify Opportunities



Monitor | Improve

TruSpend® from CIO InCight delivers on every stage

AI & ML to Cleanse, Classify & Categorize Vendor Spend

Automated Monthly Refresh, SaaS Delivery

Limitations of existing financial systems leave CxOs in the dark when it comes to insights into their IT vendor spend.

Large enterprises spend billions on vendors - yet seeing important details of that vendor spend has been almost impossible to obtain at a human scale.
 Our co-founder lived this PAIN while trying to shave 5-7% off the annual $800M spend with Information Technology (IT) vendors at a Fortune 500 financial services firm.

CXO Nexus was born to deliver real-time, unbiased, AI-driven visibility into true Vendor Spend, simply, quickly, and across all financial systems, to empower better C suite decision making.

The Team

The CXO Nexus team comes together with extensive market knowledge and thought leadership to create a long-term solution that radically improves enterprise leadership's ability to better invest in the future.

Ken Male

Chief Executive Officer

Ken has extensive experience advising G2000 leadership, institutional investors, and management teams of vendors with fact-based, demand-side data. In 2002 he founded TheInfoPro (TIP) the standard-bearer for peer based, B2B research for the IT industry. Acquired in 2011, and now part of S&P Market Intelligence, TIP produced repeatable data and insights on: technology adoption, vendor performance and budget allocation all delivered with no spin or bias. Ken's 30 years in the IT Industry spans leadership roles at Gartner, Giga, Apptio and Jupiter Research where he built and ran the global sales organization that helped drive a successful IPO in 1999.

Barrington Young PHD

Chief Data Officer

Dr. Young was formerly the Business Intelligence Engineer / Data Scientist for Amazon, the Principal Data Scientist for USAA, the Principal Data Scientist for Schwab, Principal Data Scientist at Alight Solutions, the Business Intelligence Architect for Boeing, and the Computational Intelligence Expert for IBM at AK Steel. He is also an adjunct professor at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, teaching Computer Science.

Steve Benfield

Chief Technology Officer

Steve is a Technologist, Software Marketeer, Evangelist, and Strategist with 25 years of entrepreneurial experience.  He is known for his ability to find product market fit and drive strategies to capitalize on market needs and trends. Steve's background is in product strategy and management, service delivery, and technology management. He was the former CTO and SVP at Promethean, CTO at Agentis Software and co-founded Bondi Software.

John Lindsay

Chief Financial Officer

John Lindsay brings over 35 years of experience at Financial and Research Enterprises. He served as EVP and CFO of The451 Group Research and has held senior finance roles at AMEX & Saatchi & Saatchi.

Vince Totoro

Global Head of Integration

Vince Totoro has served as the Technology CFO supporting multi-billion dollar budgets for both JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, most recently directing global Financial Planning & Analysis for Technology at First Data Corp.  Mr. Totoro manages global cross disciplinary teams and has extensive knowledge in Technology Business Management.

Sebastien Masclet

Chief Product Officer

Sebastien is a Technology Business Management and bench-marking expert, using data to inform strategic IT decisions. Sebastien was formerly the Director of the Technology Business Management team at Hearst Technology and the Principal Consultant at ISG. At ISG Sebastien was instrumental in building the Technology Business Management service line and conducted IT benchmarking and performance assessment projects for companies in multiple countries and industries.

Leif Easterson

Global Head of Customer Success

Leif is a well-traveled Ops & Tech CFO and Technology sourcing executive with over twenty years at Citigroup in various Global and Regional CFO roles, including Europe Mideast and Africa Technology Infrastructure CFO, Corporate Bank Technology Global CFO, and Information Security & Risk Management Global CFO. He was also the Technology Sourcing Global Hardware Commodity Head responsible for Citigroup Technology Sourcing across all regional and business lines. Prior to Citi, Leif spent seven years with the Northrup Grumman Corporation in Government and Commercial Aerospace Business Management for both domestic and international contracts. Leif has been active with mentoring disadvantaged minority students in the YearUp organization and providing transition guidance to Finance executives as a Chapter Chair for the NYC Financial Executives Networking Group Chapter.

Becky Klein

VP of Technical Operations

Becky Klein is an accomplished project leader, having guided development teams to deliver enterprise-wide financial services applications for Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, and other banks, and mobile apps for small banks and credit unions. With every role she has worn many hats, ultimately bringing together diverse and disparate teams to execute complex and meaningful initiatives. In her current role as VP of Technology Operations, when not wrangling technology partners, product owners, and decision-makers, as well as ensuring safe and secure environments, she's dedicating her time and energy to supporting climate action, neurodiversity, bees, cats, and her little dog, too.