Managing Team

Managing Team Bios


Petra Canales

Vice President, Marketing

Petra Canales is a Silicon Valley-grown, B2B tech, data-driven revenue marketing leader. A proven, award-winning, marketing shapeshifter and advisor for the past 20+ years, she has focused on building out and scaling modern marketing organizations, transforming GTM strategies, and re-engineering processes to eliminate barriers to pipeline leading to major market disruptions, hyper-growth, and turnarounds to help multinational companies achieve their next phase of growth. Petra’s areas of expertise are revenue marketing, digital marketing, paid media, search engine marketing, demand generation, multi-touch marketing, branding, messaging, change management, account-based marketing, business development and marketing operations. She has built and managed global marketing teams ranging in size from 2-60 members. A dedicated and collaborative leader with a people-first approach, Petra leads from behind and wholeheartedly supports and inspires her team to do great work and continuously improve.

Todd Henson

Senior Vice President, Operations

Todd Henson serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations at Input 1 where he leads the daily operations and client and customer experiences for Input 1’s Billing as a Service and Payments as a Service operations. Prior to Input 1, Todd served in a variety of leadership roles in insurance, education and edtech industries as well as spent 10 years working and living in Northeast Asia. Todd is forward-thinking and enjoys delivering unique solutions and transformative change. He is a servant leader and lifelong learner who has a passion for employee empowerment, systems and technology, continuous improvement and effective communication—much of which he sees as interconnected.

Melissa Kibrick, Ph.D.

Vice President, SaaS Products

As Input 1’s Vice President, SaaS Products, I work towards the joint success of Input 1 and our clients informed by best practices in SaaS delivery and learning science. I grew up in Moorpark, CA, then earned my Bachelor’s in Human Development and Cognitive Science at University of California, San Diego. I then went on to earn my Doctorate in Education Technology at University of California, Irvine. Outside of Input 1, I continue to grow and teach others to grow as a black belt in Tong Soo Do and the Girl Scout Leader for both of my daughters’ troops.

Jim Nowak

Regional Vice President of Sales, Mid-Western Region

Hi there, Jim Nowak here, and I am the Regional Vice President. I have been in the insurance industry for a while now, starting as a personal lines agent before moving into leadership positions in Sales, Underwriting and Operations. Since then, I have tried to make my way by keeping the “knuckle-headed stuff” off the desks of those I work with, and I continue to strive to make others’ jobs easier. I live in Midland, Michigan, with my family; although, my wife and I are quickly adapting to the “empty-nest”. Fun fact, my wife and I went to rival high schools in Metro Detroit and had mutual friends but never met until we both attended Central Michigan University (Fire Up, Chips!!) at the same time.

Pavel Terakopov

Vice President, Software Development

I was born in Moscow and went on to attend Moscow University of Electronics and Mathematics, where I received my Bachelor’s in Applied Math. I moved to the US when I was 23 and have been happily living in Los Angeles ever since. During my career, I worked as a software engineer/architect for several companies, including Washington Mutual, General Electric, Countrywide, and Realtor. I joined Input 1 as a Sr. Software Engineer and helped take PBS live. Shortly after, I was promoted to the lead position, then manager, and finally, AVP, Software Development. Much has happened during my time with Input 1 but if there is one accomplishment that I am most proud of, it would be building an outstanding team of exceptional software developers to support and develop the biggest and most complex system I’ve ever worked on. In my spare time, I enjoy woodworking in the shop I built in my garage and traveling abroad.

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