Leadership Team

Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson

An EMC founder, Jerry took the company from initial concept to a strong, dynamic and well respected company. Prior to EMC Jerry was president and CEO of Datacard Group and served as vice president and general manager of the Power Generation Americas division of Cummins.

Recognized as a 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Jerry is also a Bush Leadership Fellowship award winner. He earned his MBA from the Stanford Sloan Program and holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota. A National Association of Corporate Directors member, Jerry has served as a United Way Key Executive and board member for Junior Achievement of the Midwest.


Megan Helling, CEO

Megan Helling
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance and Administration

An entrepreneur not afraid to take risks and a skilled leader who embraces the challenges of a high growth company, Megan guides EMC’s financial success by managing EMC’s finance and sourcing departments and overseeing its information technology efforts, including enterprise resource Planning.

Prior to EMC, Megan worked in the retail industry for L.S. Distributing and later co-founded discount tool business H&M Tool Company, which included retail and wholesale distribution. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business from Saint Mary's University.

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Gary Doty
Vice President, Sales

An entrepreneurial leader, Gary has 35+ years experience building new businesses and developing markets both domestically and globally.

His extensive background includes roles leading national sales organizations, overseeing customer services and managing vendor/partnership relationships for organizations including Level 3 Communications, Time Warner Telecom and Cargill. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamline University.

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Lori Bonin
Vice President, Operations

An experienced Fortune 500 leader in operations and finance, Lori guides EMC’s project management, service delivery and quality initiatives.

Prior to joining the company in 2016, Lori spent almost 20 years as Target Corporation’s vice president of store facility operations, where she led over 2,000 employees and managed over 500 vendors as a part of her duties. Lori started her career as a CPA for Ernst & Young and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of St. Thomas.

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Matt Koonce, Director, Operations and Service

Matt Koonce
Director, Quality

A seasoned leader and project manager, Matt has implemented retail rollouts of 1000+ locations and worked in an oil refinery. He joined EMC in 2011, coming from a large commercial general contracting firm. His responsibilities include Quality and Labor Partner Development.

Prior to that, Matt spent 11 years in Target Corporation's Property Development department as a Regional Manager. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He’s continued his learning by taking classes at the Carlson School of Management’s Executive Education Program.

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Matt O'Toole
Director, HR & Legal

Matt is responsible for EMC’s legal and human resources functions. Prior to joining the company, he was general counsel and board member for BTM Global. Previously Matt served as general counsel, director of human resources for Microgistix, Inc., and corporate counsel for Personnel Decisions International Corporation and also owned his own law firm.

Matt holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He has served on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations.

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John Loheit, Director, Marketing and Customer Incentives

John Loheit
Director, Market Development

An original EMC employee, John’s broad business background allowed him to oversee and support many parts of EMC’s business as it has grown.

In his market development role, he will leverage his extensive experience with national utilities, EMC customers, partners and energy efficiency markets more broadly to research and support strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining EMC, John spent 19 years in sales, marketing and IT positions with Datacard Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.

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