Chris Ivory, Founder

After working for several years programming mainframe lease structuring systems for companies in the U.S. and Australia, Chris founded Ivory in 1983 with the idea of building lease analysis software on PCs. His programming skills and knowledge of leasing resulted in the software application known in the equipment finance industry as "SuperTRUMP."

Chris is on point to ensure all calculations used within SuperTRUMP are correct and verifiable. As a result, his days are spent deep within the software code making sure SuperTRUMP standard and custom versions give the right numbers every time. When he takes a breather from programming, he is always open for a quick 10-minute chess match using the chess set right outside his office door.

Chris earned an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University.

Chris Ivory, Founder

After working for several years programming mainframe lease structuring systems for companies in the U.S. and Australia, Chris founded Ivory in 1983 with the idea of building lease analysis software on PCs. His programming skills and knowledge of leasing resulted in the software application known in the equipment finance industry as "SuperTRUMP."

Chris is on point to ensure all calculations used within SuperTRUMP are correct and verifiable. As a result, his days are spent deep within the software code making sure SuperTRUMP standard and custom versions give the right numbers every time. When he takes a breather from programming, he is always open for a quick 10-minute chess match using the chess set right outside his office door.

Chris earned an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University.

Steve Hays-Lohrey, Co-Founder & CFO

Steve joined Ivory in 1985 as a programmer and was largely responsible for writing the first version of SuperTRUMP, the successor to the original application developed by Chris.

Steve focuses on developing specifications for enhancements to SuperTRUMP and oversees the design and management of custom programming and integration projects.

Steve earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Steve Hays-Lohrey, Co-Founder & CFO

Steve joined Ivory in 1985 as a programmer and was largely responsible for writing the first version of SuperTRUMP, the successor to the original application developed by Chris.

Steve focuses on developing specifications for enhancements to SuperTRUMP and oversees the design and management of custom programming and integration projects.

Steve earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Scott Thacker, CEO

Scott brings more than 30 years of executive experience in strategy, product development, sales, marketing, finance, and accounting in the leasing, software and management consulting industries to his role as Ivory's CEO. 

Previously, he held leadership positions with Oracle where he was instrumental in creating the company’s now widely used Oracle Lease and Finance Management application, and with American Airlines, where he was involved in executing aircraft, equipment and real estate leases as well as other financial transactions.

Scott serves as the vice-chair of Board of Trustees of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation and as a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Financial Accounting Committee.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and was previously a member its Operations and Technology Committee for five years, three of them as Chair. 

Scott earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Accounting from the Wake Forest University School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Scott Thacker, CEO

Scott brings more than 30 years of executive experience in strategy, product development, sales, marketing, finance, and accounting in the leasing, software and management consulting industries to his role as Ivory's CEO. 

Previously, he held leadership positions with Oracle where he was instrumental in creating the company’s now widely used Oracle Lease and Finance Management application, and with American Airlines, where he was involved in executing aircraft, equipment and real estate leases as well as other financial transactions.

Scott serves as the vice-chair of Board of Trustees of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation and as a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Financial Accounting Committee.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and was previously a member its Operations and Technology Committee for five years, three of them as Chair. 

Scott earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Accounting from the Wake Forest University School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Fred Fischer, President & CTO

Fred brings over 35 years of experience in software engineering and architecture, product development and project management to Ivory. He joined Ivory in 1994 as a senior developer and then became Ivory's director of software engineering. With responsibility for determining Ivory’s technology road map, Fred leads the technological planning for Ivory’s next generation of products.

Before joining Ivory, Fred was a partner and founder of two software startups and a senior consultant, providing software engineering and management services to several Bay Area software companies.

Fred earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and has completed graduate work in artificial intelligence.

Fred Fischer, President & CTO

Fred brings over 35 years of experience in software engineering and architecture, product development and project management to Ivory. He joined Ivory in 1994 as a senior developer and then became Ivory's director of software engineering. With responsibility for determining Ivory’s technology road map, Fred leads the technological planning for Ivory’s next generation of products.

Before joining Ivory, Fred was a partner and founder of two software startups and a senior consultant, providing software engineering and management services to several Bay Area software companies.

Fred earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and has completed graduate work in artificial intelligence.