DSV Corporate Officers
Christopher A. Van Cleve
CEO & Founder
Chris, also known as ‘Vanish’, has been involved with computer technologies since 1978. Chris initially founded the company in 1984 as Phoenixware, a shareware development company responsible for titles such as Amazing Vanish's Dungeon Master's Log, The Delver's Guide Volume 1, and SimpleBase Sequencer.
Chris has also served as CIO of The Lost Soldiers, a clan-led gaming community in Omaha, NE now a part of the DSV Network, he served on the Board of Directors (Director of Networking and Support) and as Half-Life Admin for The Des Moines Gaming Group in Des Moines, IA as well as serving on the Board of Directors (Director of Public Relations), TiTan Project Manager, and ClanMod Coordinator for United Admins, an international gaming admin community.
Chris has held several management and technical positions throughout his career. He worked as a field technician and LAN specialist for Custom Municipal Software in Des Moines, IA; Corporate Manager for ToNeCa, Inc. in Des Moines, IA; DBA / Webmaster for Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, IA; Development Consultant to Emerson Process Management in Marshalltown, IA; Systems Associate - Lead at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA; and Systems Specialist at Berkley Technology Services in Urbandale, IA; There was also a near one year stint as a part-time Specialist at the Apple Store Jordan Creek which he may return to someday.
CDO & LLC Founder
Kyle, also known as ‘Develish’, has only been involved with computers since 1996, when he decided to major in Computer Science at Northwest Missouri State University and Missouri Western State College.
Kyle has held several development positions throughout his career. He worked as a Software Engineer for e24/7.com in Santa Monica, CA; Programmer with Computer Sciences Corp/Unisys at Edwards Air Force Base, CA; Programmer Analyst with APAC Customer Services in Cedar Rapids, IA; IT Systems Analyst - Lead at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA; and currently a Systems Specialist at Berkley Technology Services in Urbandale, IA.
Kyle does have an athletic side to him, he was a track/cross-country standout throughout high school and received a scholarship to run at Northwest Missouri State University. Kyle also has recently gotten involved with the newly formed Carlisle Soccer Club where he is the head coach for his youngest daughter's soccer team and the assistant coach for his oldest daughter's team.
Kyle currently resides in Carlisle, IA with his wife Mellannie and three children, Kaitlin, Kylie and Kamden.
COO & LLC Founder
Don, also known as ‘Xero’, has been involved with computers and their associated technologies since he was but a wee lad utilizing a Pong paddle as a pacifier while playing Tron Deadly Discs on his Intellivision.
Don founded and serves as CEO of The Lost Soldiers, a gaming clan, for the better part of a decade. He isn't always running with the computer crowd because he dabbles in the musical arts as he is an active member of the Nebraska Wind Symphony, Grace University Concert Band (Brass Ensemble), Omaha Agape Brass Quintet and several other community symphonic groups.
Don currently resides in Omaha, NE with his army of Chinchillas.