About Us

Terrapin Technologies provides financial data and reporting solutions for broker-dealers and RIAs. We help firms see the big picture, increase profits, and reduce risk.

Who We Are

Founded in 1995, our expertise and technology solutions have helped our clients realize scalable and predictable growth. Our digital platform is designed to automate and improve business processes across the entire firm, including compensation, compliance, and reporting. The web-based technology helps broker-dealers and RIAs increase productivity and operational efficiency, achieve maximum compliance with minimum effort, and make data-driven business decisions. Our passion for getting data in good order, obsession with finding the best solution, and dogged commitment to our client’s success, set us apart from other providers.

Customer Onboarding

When working with Terrapin Technologies, customers can expect a seasoned team that draws on experience from past successes. In the customer onboarding process, a dedicated team will work with your firm to define project goals and milestones based on your firm’s unique needs. We will break down each phase and clearly define expectations, and keep your team updated at every step.

A typical customer onboarding project looks like this:

  • Kick-Off Meeting
  • Requirements Discovery Sessions
  • Data Mapping
  • Connectivity and File Automation
  • Installation and Configuration
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Go Live

With Terrapin Technologies, you can expect industry experts who understand your needs and partner with you to achieve future goals.

A Few of Us

Kristefor Lysne

Kristefor Lysne

President, since 1995

As co-founder and president, Kristefor oversees all aspects of company management, providing vision, strategy and leadership for the growing organization. Kristefor is actively involved in the technical direction of Terrapin, adding his creative insight to both internal and client projects, while also focusing on corporate strategy, finance, and creating an innovative and inviting culture. His personal interests include curling, playing the mandolin, and spending time with his family at Rainy Lake.
Chris Olson

Chris Olson

Director of Engineering, since 1996

Chris supervises Terrapin’s Information Security Program and manages the design and development of the overall technology infrastructure. He oversees compliance with the technical, administrative, and physical safeguards in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and industry regulations. He is responsible for developing web applications, process analysis, database design and maintenance, and compliance report development. Chris is a die-hard supporter of the Vikings and Wild. He also enjoys traveling and spending free time with his wife and two daughters.
John Mahowald

John Mahowald

Director of Service Delivery, since 1997

John’s main role is the enhancement and maintenance of Terrapin’s data aggregation system. He specializes in the aggregation of commission and account data and plays a lead role in the technical implementation of our service for clients. John designs fully automated interfaces with financial providers, most recently Pershing Subscribe. Outside of work, John loves watching the Minnesota Wild and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Steve Erickson

Steve Erickson

Principle Engineer, since 2004

Steve oversees our development process. He is in charge of the development and integration of modern technologies into our software and leads the R&D team. Steve has been defining and defending high quality standards and practices since 2004. Steve, a pinball enthusiast and music lover, enjoys building Legos with his son Miles.

James Pfeiffer

James Pfeiffer

Marketing Manager, since 2011

James is Marketing Manager at Terrapin Technologies with responsibility for marketing initiatives and corporate communications. He oversees digital marketing campaigns from ideation to execution and is recognized as a collaborative team player that motivates and inspires others. With his free time, James enjoys woodworking, playing board games with his kids, and going to concerts with his wife.

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