About Us

Terrapin Technologies provides automated data aggregation and reporting solutions for investment firms. We help firms see the big picture, increase profits, and reduce risk.

Launched in the early 90’s as an advisory service to insurance companies, Terrapin Technologies became a provider of comprehensive solutions for investment firms. Our business is built with an intense focus on working with our clients to understand their never-ending challenges and providing practical solutions. Over twenty-five years of systematic problem-solving has produced in-depth industry knowledge and a scalable infrastructure that can be leveraged by diverse clients to solve diverse issues. We enable our clients to fully leverage investment data for business strategy and operational efficiency. 

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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