Christopher Longley, JD – Co-Founder and CEO
PH: 612-315-9007 Cell: 651-755-2552
Prior to founding Atticus, Chris was CEO of a nationally recognized claims administration company, where he oversaw over 200 settlements, including some of the highest profile cases over the last few years, including In Re Motor Fuel (Hot Fuel) and the Target Data Breach, – Financial Institutions class action settlement, to name just a few. An Attorney by training, Chris graduated from William College of Law and the University of St. Thomas. He is a member of the Minnesota Bar, the American Bar Association (Membership chair of the Consumer Litigation Committee) the 8th Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Jim Hardy – Co-Founder
Prior to co-founding Atticus, Jim held finance leadership positions over a twenty-year period in a variety of industries (contract manufacturing – implantable medical devices, sheet-fed printing, and commodity trading) where the wide-range of responsibilities and challenges from these experiences has enabled him to develop a versatile set of finance, administrative and operations skills. Jim began the first eight years of his professional career as a CPA – with the last three of those eight years being with one of the largest, mid-west regionally based firms. Jim has an accounting degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mai Vang – Director of Operations
Prior to joining Atticus, Mai managed PMOs and Account Management teams for over 13 years in class administration and localization industries. Her focus is on building lean technology-based processes to effectively administer cases. While completing her BA in English and Biology at the University of Minnesota, Mai was the President of the Student Union AASCC for 2 years. She is fluent in Hmong, conversant (and growing in French), and enjoys involvement in local philanthropic groups such as the Lead Project.
Stephanie Duddingston – Project Manager
Stephanie is a Project Manager at Atticus. Starting as an intern while at the University of Minnesota majoring in Business and Marketing with a minor in Management, upon graduation she became a valuable team member of Atticus’ diverse PMO; first as a Project Coordinator and now currently as a Project Manager. She is an alumni of Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity.
Roger L. Bauser – Senior Director of Business Development
Roger brings to Atticus close to 10 years’ experience in the Claims Administration industry. He has worked on some of the largest settlements ever, including Raytheon $500 million, and McKesson $1 billion. Additionally, he was awarded by Federal Judge Donovan Frank the settlement administration work for the Guidant defibrillator litigation, one of the earliest med tech device settlements. Roger has a degree from UW Stout in Sales and Marketing ED.
Oscar Gonzalez Comas – Technology Project Coordinator
Oscar is a Technology Project Coordinator at Atticus. Bilingual in both Spanish and English, he graduated from the University of Vigo Spain in Telecommunications Engineering. He supports the Director of Operations in technology development and database system builds as well as the PMO with data analysis and cleaning.
Sarah Calhoun – Project Coordinator
Sarah is a Project Coordinator at Atticus. She has a diverse background in project management experience for industries such as energy and sustainability management. After graduating with honors from the College of Saint Benedict, Sarah lived in South Africa for 2 years managing core initiatives in the non-profit organization called Masinyusane. Sarah enjoys taking on new challenges and is a valuable part of the Atticus team.
Mike Gelhar – Practice Director – Employment Matters
As the newest member of Atticus Administration, Mike brings over 15 years of payroll experience in employment law cases. In addition, he managed the processing and distribution of cases for one of the nations largest Labor and Employment Administrators, ranging from a few hundred claimants to over 700,000 claimants, covering all 50 states, including Puerto Rico. In his free time, Mike enjoys a range of outdoor activities from camping and tennis to snowmobiling.