Meet Our Team.
John Montaña, J.D., FIIM, FAI – Vice President, Information Governance at Access Corporation, Chief Executive Officer, Montaña & Associates an Access Company John Montaña has long been considered one of the top experts in the world on all domestic and global records and information management issues. He has 30 years of experience in information governance and information management and has advised organizations large and small – from Fortune 100 and 500 companies to 12 member non-profits – in a wide variety of fields. A frequent speaker and author, John has presented to ARMA International, the American Bar Association, AIIM, the ALA and other professional organizations, and is the author of four books and dozens of white papers and articles in professional journals. He is a member of the ARMA International Company of Fellows, is a Fellow of the Information Management Institute of Africa and is a recipient of the ARMA International Britt Literary Award. For additional information please visit John Montana’s LinkedIn Profile
John Kain – Vice President, Consulting Services, at Access Corporation, Chief Operating Officer, Montaña & Associates an Access Company John Kain has been a leading expert in records management and information governance for over 22 years. He is a respected authority on all aspects of information management and governance, with a deep focus in retention scheduling, policy matters, legal compliance and privacy within the international arena. He co-developed (with John Montaña) LexiTrac™, a state-of-the-art retention schedule management and development software offering that has become the leading tool in the industry. He is an active writer and speaker on many industry topics. His work has been published in Information Management magazine and Information Management Journal, among others. He is a member of ARMA International, the American Health Information Management Association and the Association for Information and Image Management. For additional information please visit John Kain’s LinkedIn Profile
Ilona Koti, MLS, MS IM, CRM, PMP – Director of Governance Products, Montaña & Associates an Access Company Ilona is a former foreign diplomat and subject matter expert with 25 years in information governance (IG) & libraries with extensive experience in privacy, technology and records management. Ilona specializes in content management system implementations and IG program development with global clients in IT, bio-tech, oil & gas, energy, manufacturing, public sectors and world government. Ilona is also a Certified Records Manager, Certified Project Manager, has a Master of Library Science and Master of Information Management from Syracuse University and doctoral studies in visual classification technologies. Ilona is a teaching fellow at the University of Dundee in Scotland and is also a Past President of ARMA International. A keynote speaker and published writer, Ilona is a recognized leader in the IG profession. For additional information please visit Ilona Koti’s LinkedIn Profile
Steve Neilly, CRM – President, Consulting Services Montaña & Associates an Access Company Steve has been a Certified Records Manager (CRM) since 2005. He has experience in a wide variety of industries and has been involved in many aspects of Information Management and Governance, that span the entire Records Management Life-cycle. Steve has conducted work locally, nationally and internationally. Before consulting to both governments and private industry, Steve was a corporate Records Manager and Privacy Officer for 15 years. As an industry veteran, Steve has been a regular speaker at industry events across both Canada and the US. For additional information please visit Steve Neilly’s LinkedIn Profile
Brenda Barnhill, JD, LL.M. – Director & Consulting Specialist, Montaña & Associates an Access Company Brenda offers more than 20 years of experience in the accounting, privacy, legal and information governance fields. She is a graduate from Lewis and Clark Law school, also holds an LLM degree in taxation. Her work experience includes working as a corporate controller for a Fortune 500 company and working for one of the Big Four accounting firms specializing in corporate & state and local tax. Brenda has extensive experience in the global information governance arena working side by side with multinational companies focusing on global compliance and privacy programs.
Hana Hispa, LL.M. – Senior Director of Legal Research, Montaña & Associates an Access Company Hana received her law degree and practiced law in the Czech Republic. She worked as in-house counsel in a real estate investment company in Prague. After moving to the U.S., she continued her education with an LL.M. in international business transactions at the University of Denver. Hana now focuses on international legal research, including privacy, cybersecurity, media and data localization requirements in global jurisdictions. For additional information please visit Hana Hispa’s LinkedIn Profile
Robert Johnson, M.A., M.Ed. – Director of Research North America, Montaña & Associates an Access Company Robert Johnson joined Montaña & Associates five years ago via the insurance industry, academia, and journalism where his work emphasized compliance and regulatory issues. As a lead legal analyst, Robert’s field of expertise included oil & gas, utilities, municipalities, aviation, education, and transportation by rail and truck. For additional information please visit Robert Johnson’s LinkedIn Profile
Angela Mastera – Sales and Marketing Specialist, Montaña & Associates an Access Company Angela has more than 14 years of experience in project management. Angela’s organizational skills, passion, creativity, and goal-oriented mindset are an asset to the team as Angela is strongly focused on process improvement, organizational support, and our go-to for marketing, sales, conference planning, LexiTimes™ and our monthly webinars. Angela also conducts client interviews in the data gathering stage of our retention schedule projects, while playing a key role in the design, execution and monitoring of projects both internally and client facing. For additional information please visit Angela Mastera’s LinkedIn Profile
Ken Radtke, MA – Senior Client Relationship Manager, Montaña & Associates an Access Company Ken brings more than 30 years of experience to his role as senior client relationship manager. His background is one of executive leadership in multi-billion-dollar RIM companies, culminating in the subsidiary presidency level. His experience includes records and information management/governance consultancy sales, business development and project management; RIM organization design, structure and implementation; and cost mitigation analysis and implementation. For additional information please visit Ken Radtke’s LinkedIn Profile
Galina Datskovsky, PhD, CRM, FAI – Galina was recently senior vice president of information governance at Autonomy, an HP company. She serves on the board and is a past president of ARMA International. Formerly she was senior vice president of architecture at CA Technologies, responsible for corporate-wide architecture and design initiatives, general manager of the information governance business unit and a distinguished engineer. Galina is a certified records manager (CRM) and is recognized around the world as an expert in records management and associated technologies.