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Kevin Gift

Kevin Gift

Advisory Services Manager & Managing Consultant, Forsythe's Connectivity Services Group

In his role, Gift advises Forsythe's clients in the areas of LAN/WAN services, network strategy, high and low level data center design, and unified communications and collaboration. Over the last ten years at Forsythe he has delivered infrastructure solutions in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, education, banking/finance/insurance, and customers ranging from small businesses to...

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Chad Carrington

Chad Carrington

Master Consultant, Forsythe Network Solutions

Carrington is a master consultant for Forsythe’s network delivery business. In this role, he is a trusted advisor to Forsythe clients regarding their data center network and mobility initiatives. Carrington has more than 25 years of experience in information technology, with a unique background that began in the printing and publishing industry, specifically related to digital offset printing...

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David Carlson

David Carlson

Sales General Manager, Forsythe Hosting Solutions

Carlson recently joined Forsythe as Sales General Manager for Forsythe’s new Hosting Solutions division. He has more than 20 years of experience working with clients and promoting emerging solutions for IT and managed hosting providers across the infrastructure, telecommunications, and security segments. In his current role, David is leading the business development and sales efforts  and...

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Joseph Vlajcic

Joseph Vlajcic

Product Manager, Forsythe Connectivity Solutions

Vlajcic is a product manager for Forsythe’s Connectivity business. In this role, Vlajcic is responsible for Forsythe’s network managed services offerings. He has been with Forsythe for four years, having previously been a part of the Forsythe network consulting team.  

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Tim Flynn

Tim Flynn

Managing Consultant, Forsythe Data Center Solutions

Flynn is responsible for assisting Forsythe clients with their data center initiatives, including optimizing data center real estate portfolios, improving data center facilities, selecting third-party colocation facilities, and negotiating vendor contracts and SLAs. Prior to Forsythe, Flynn worked at various consulting and engineering firms and has more than 19 years of experience in the data center...

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Barbara Wheater

Barbara Wheater

Senior Principal, Forsythe Data Center Solutions

Wheater has an extensive background in IT strategy development. Her focus with clients begins at the business level and guides IT leadership in the alignment of business strategy, goals and objectives to strategic IT outcomes. Prior to coming to Forsythe in 2007, Wheater held a leadership position at IBM Global Services where she was employed for more than 25 years. Her industry expertise enables her...

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Andy Jimenez

Andy Jimenez

Technology, Enterprise Cabling & Security Solutions, Anixter

Jimenez has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of telecommunications testing and product certification. He has held various engineering and management positions with test laboratories specializing in the certification of voice/data communications systems and components. While an engineer at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), he directed the launch of their...

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Frank Perkowski

Frank Perkowski

Enterprise Architect, Forsythe Solutions

Perkowski has more than 20 years of extensive experience in engineering, technical management and business operations related to telecommunications and IT.  As an Enterprise Architect at Forsythe, Perkowski works directly with business and technical leaders at client companies. He works to understand clients’ business needs and to develop technology solutions that will enable them to...

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Greg Bartnicki

Greg Bartnicki

Principal, IT Strategy, Advisory Services

Bartnicki is a principal within the IT Strategy Practice of Advisory Services, providing broad-based technology expertise to the practice and to clients. In this role, he is responsible for leading complex client business and IT strategy consulting engagements. Prior to Forsythe, Bartnicki held increasingly responsible positions over the course of eight years with Williams Lea, an IT consulting and...

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Priyal Kotecha

Priyal Kotecha

Senior Consultant, Forsythe Security Solutions

Kotecha has nearly two decades of experience in the IT industry, with an emphasis on information security and regulatory compliance. His expertise includes information security governance, information security risk management, information security program development and management, IT security architecture development and incident/disaster management and response. Prior to Forsythe, Kotecha worked...

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Sydnee Reeves

Sydnee Reeves

Project Coordinator, Advisory Services

As a project coordinator in Forsythe’s Advisory Services practice, Reeves works closely with project management teams to oversee and maintain overall accountability for ongoing client projects. Reeves is particularly experienced in working with strategic IT projects and brings her knowledge of the industry and best practices into each client engagement she manages. Prior to being a project...

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Anthony Losacco

Anthony Losacco

Senior Director, Forsythe

As the area solutions leader for the Ohio Valley and Northeast region, Losacco manages all engineers for these regions, assisting our clients plan, run, and build across all aspects of IT infrastructure. Prior to this role, he managed Forsythe’s Technology Evaluation Center (TEC). He worked with the field to assist clients with large scale proof of concepts to determine which solutions met their...

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Brian Peterson

Brian Peterson

Vice President, Forsythe Solutions Enablement

Peterson has 20 years of IT experience working various engineering and leadership roles, both on the client and suppler side of IT. He is currently responsible for Solutions Enablement at Forsythe, ensuring that Forsythe’s solution portfolio is supported by systems and human Skills. Peterson has worked with Forsythe since 2007 and during that time has held a variety of other field sales, engineering,...

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Bob Hrbek

Bob Hrbek

Solutions Architect, Forsythe Workspace Solutions

Hrbek supports the Workspace practice as a national solution architect for end user computing technologies, which includes application delivery, desktop virtualization and mobility solutions from Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and others. Hrbek works with clients by leading advisory projects for EUC technology planning, as well as design and implementations. Previously, Hrbek worked in enterprise architecture...

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Bob Brewer

Bob Brewer

Product Manager, Forsythe Network Solutions

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Jim Harbaruk

Jim Harbaruk

Managing Consultant, Forsythe Systems Advisory Services

Harbaruk has more than 30 years of experience in working with systems, networking, and software technology. He is well-versed in leading teams and is often requested for national engagements with top tier clients. Harbaruk has global enterprise experience, having worked with pharmaceuticals manufacturing, banking, and technical sales. His broad range of experience as both a customer and a provider...

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Thomas Eck

Thomas Eck

Practice Manager, Forsythe Security Solutions

Eck is responsible for developing and managing strategic advisory engagements within Forsythe’s security practice. He has nearly 20 years of experience leading global teams and strategic initiatives within large enterprise environments. His unique background blends deep technical expertise across multiple domains of information security, Windows technologies, program management, and IT service...

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Michael Giess

Michael Giess

Managing Consultant, Forsythe Data Center Solutions

Giess is a senior IT professional with more than 25 years of experience in enterprise architecture; corporate information technology (IT) management and managed hosting; IT infrastructure integration; and technology solution strategies focused on business alignment. Solutions concentrate on technology lifecycle asset management; integrated enterprise solutions; financial management; and business case...

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Scott Popolizio

Scott Popolizio

Solution Architect, Forsythe Storage Solutions

Popolizio supports Forsythe’s Storage practice as a solution architect for storage technologies. He is primarily responsible for helping clients in the Mid-Atlantic region (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia). He also helps clients throughout the entire United States. Popolizio is directly responsible for assessing storage requirements and building solutions for clients, including...

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Mike McLachlan

Mike McLachlan

Managing Consultant, IT Operations Management

Mike McLachlan brings over 27 years of experience in managing and implementing technology solutions to his role as managing consultant with Forsythe's IT Operations Management team.  McLachlan is responsible for developing and delivering solutions that help IT organizations enable and improve their operational capabilities, allowing them to provide value and innovation to the business. He and...

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Tim Erdelac

Tim Erdelac

Solution Architect, Forsythe Workspace Solutions

Erdelac has more than 14 years of enterprise-level experience as a senior technical consultant and initiative leader in server and desktop transformation. His background includes project management for local and global projects, working with architecture, migration, virtualization and end-user experience management. Erdelac’s experience as an initiative leader includes the development of a national...

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Steve Harris

Steve Harris

Vice President, Data Center Development, Forsythe Data Centers

As vice president of data center development, Steven Harris is leading Forsythe’s newest business launch, a multi-tenant data center of private suites that will operate under the name Forsythe Data Centers, Inc. Forsythe Data Centers' Elk Grove Village, IL facility will be ready for tenant occupancy in early 2015. Harris has more than 25 years of project management and 20 years of data center...

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Matt Cook

Matt Cook

Senior Director, Forsythe Network & Workspace Solutions

Cook is a senior director for Forsythe’s network and workspace business. In this role, Cook is responsible for helping Forsythe clients with their network and workspace initiatives. He has more than 15 years of experience in information technology, having worked at Cisco and Avaya (formerly Lucent Technologies). At Cisco, he worked in various roles, including leading the national partner team...

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Dylon Mills

Dylon Mills

Senior Product Specialist, Symantec

Mills has spent the last two years working with many organizations including some of the top Fortune 500 companies. His focus is in promoting IT resiliency to improve business continuity. At Symantec, Mills’ role entails product management of a key product offering responsible for data center high availability and disaster recovery risk identification. 

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Steve Madara

Steve Madara

Vice President, Global Thermal Sales, Emerson Power Network

Steve Madara has more than 33 years of experience in the air conditioning industry. As the vice president of global thermal sales for Emerson Network Power’s Thermal Management business, he is responsible for supporting global customers in determining the best solutions to meet the needs of their mission critical facilities.

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Peter Panfil

Peter Panfil

Vice President Global Power, Liebert AC Power, Emerson Network Power

With almost 35 years of experience in embedded controls and power, Peter Panfil leads global power sales for Emerson Network Power’s Liebert AC Power business. He works to apply the latest power and control technology to industry-proven and emerging topologies to provide the highest availability and highest efficiency systems for business-critical applications. Additionally, Panfil...

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David Hove

David Hove

Practice Manager, Forsythe Security Solutions

As Forsythe's practice manager of security solutions, David Hove leads the Threat Assessment Program at Forsythe where he is directly responsible for the engagement methodology and resources for all security related technical assessments. Hove has broad professional experiences covering security architecture, perimeter security, vulnerability analysis, regulatory compliance assessment, project management,...

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Pete Green

Pete Green

Senior Solutions Architect, Forsythe Security Solutions

Green is responsible for architecting client security solutions that support their risk mitigation strategies. He began his IT career as a network engineer in the datacenter and has focused exclusively on security solutions for the last eight years. Green worked previously at Verizon / Cybertrust as a Security Architect. He has CISSP and CISA certifications and earned his MBA. He is finishing a masters...

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Fred Latala

Fred Latala

Vice President, Forsythe Data Center Solutions

As vice president of data center solutions, Fred Latala leads a team that helps clients address the challenges and optimize the opportunities that legacy and next generation data centers face.  This team brings together professionals across the disciplines of strategy, engineering, migrations and asset services to provide comprehensive capabilities. Latala joined Forsythe in 2001 with the acquisition...

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Aaron Cox

Aaron Cox

Practice Manager, Forsythe Data Center Migration Solutions

Cox leads Forsythe’s data center migration team that helps clients with migration strategy, planning and execution of data center projects. He leads a team of experienced data center migration consultants that successfully migrate thousands of servers and critical business applications every year. Cox is an experienced and skilled consultant with more than 13 years of experience in complex architecture...

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John Humbert

John Humbert

Managing Director, Managed Services Solutions

John Humbert has 25 years of experience developing and executing strategic IT change initiatives. He has worked extensively with worldwide Fortune 100 clients in the electronic and high-tech consumer products and automotive industries. Prior to joining Forsythe in 2006, Humbert spent 15 years of his career at Accenture, rising to the position of partner.  He is responsible for Forsythe’s...

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Karl Fruecht

Karl Fruecht

Client Engagement Manager, KillerIT

In his role, Fruecht is responsible for pre and post-sales, implementation and on-going support engagement for KillerIT. He also leads education and thought leadership activities for KillerIT and frequently presents at executive forums, civic groups and training seminars. Prior to joining Forsythe, Fruecht held several positions at HSBC Securities (USA), including executive positions within the business...

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Lindsay Bather

Lindsay Bather

Business Operations Manager, KillerIT

Bather is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating business operations within KillerIT. This includes managing KillerIT’s operational strategy to develop and execute scalable processes to support growing business needs. Bather provides leadership to internal teams and builds client relationships to drive new opportunity development. Bather's prior experience includes seven years...

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Shawn Cox

Shawn Cox

Solutions Developer, Forsythe Managed Services

Shawn Cox works closely with Forsythe’s managed services organization as a solutions developer. He has over 18 years of experience in deploying, administering and managing enterprise technology solutions. Cox has spent the last six years deeply engaged in managed services for Forsythe’s clients, in both pre-sales and operational delivery roles.

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Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

National Security Architect, Forsythe Security Solutions

Nelson designs security solutions for organizations across all verticals. He is responsible for architecting client’s security controls to protect their environment and establish security programs that enable their business. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with double majors.

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Rich Zimmermann

Rich Zimmermann

Vice President, Forsythe Network Solutions

As Forsythe's vice president of network solutions, Richard Zimmermann is responsible for developing and implementing Forsythe's corporate strategy in the networking line of business, including unified and IP communications, wireless and optical networking, WAN optimization, and overall network implementation and optimization solutions. Zimmermann has more than 25 years of experience in the IT communications...

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Russ Ward

Russ Ward

Senior Director, Forsythe Financial Solutions

Ward is responsible for management and growth of Forsythe Financial Services offerings in the Northeast, Ohio Valley and Upper Midwest Regions for Forsythe. With more than nineteen years at Forsythe, Russ has held both sales and sales management positions. Prior to joining Forsythe, Ward developed his career in sales and sales management roles at CX Tech, CIS Corporation and Bell Atlantic Systems Leasing...

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Dave Lamascus

Dave Lamascus

Solution Architect, Forsythe Storage Solutions

Lamascus is experienced in solution selection and design surrounding backup and recovery, deduplication, and storage technologies. He has more than 15 years of business and technology experience, specifically in finance, IT economics, IT-as-a-service (ITaaS), and backup solution design for enterprise clients. Lamascus helps organizations align IT decision-making to business strategy and goals.

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Kathryn Saunders

Kathryn Saunders

Chief Operating Officer, Mentora, a Forsythe Company

A co-founder of Mentora, a Forsythe acquired company, Kathryn provides business and technical leadership for the Mentora business unit which offers managed hosting, managed services and performance testing services. Saunders brings more than 20 years of technical experience managing complex IT functions and projects to Forsythe.  An expert in enterprise IT solutions, she held IT management positions...

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Walter Musto

Walter Musto

Director, Forsythe Data Storage Solutions

Walter Musto brings 15 years of technical experience to Forsythe. Currently, Walter leads Forsythe’s data storage services team. His team helps clients with services focused on storage disk arrays, SAN and NAS environments, enterprise backup and recovery, and data archive solutions. He leads a team of experienced consultants that provide value to Forsythe’s clients by leading integration...

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Ron Jackson

Ron Jackson

Practice Manager, Forsythe Network Solutions

Jackson has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. Throughout his career, he has helped enterprises with the strategic development of their network infrastructures. Utilizing his industry insight, consulting skills and technical knowledge, Jackson has become a trusted advisor for Forsythe clients.

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Eli Katz

Eli Katz

CTO, Cloud Services, Synnefo, a Forsythe Company

Katz leads cloud services at Synnefo, a Forsythe company, where he leads a team of technology professionals that implements complex cloud management and orchestration solutions from conception to completion. He has almost 20 years of experience in IT, technical orchestration, service catalog design, agile project management, secure multi-tenant clouds, virtualization, converged infrastructure engineering...

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Anne Grahn

Anne Grahn

Communications Specialist, Forsythe Security Solutions

In her role as Security Communications Specialist, Anne Grahn is responsible for security communications within Forsythe’s IT Risk Management line of business. She has worked in the IT industry for more than a decade, and has extensive writing and editing experience. She previously worked for Oracle Consulting, and as a freelance writer contributed to white papers and articles on topics that...

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Cesar Gonzales

Cesar Gonzales

Product Manager and Consultant, KillerIT, a Division of Forsythe

Gonzales is responsible for the design and product management of the economics and business modules of Forsythe’s Killer IT software application suite. Prior to Forsythe, Gonzales gained extensive expertise in IT consulting, corporate operational finance, and corporate IT finance from Accenture, Unilever, Time Inc. Interactive, and Register.com. While a technology consultant at Accenture, he...

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Leo Rentzis

Leo Rentzis

Collaboration Lead, Forsythe Network Solutions

Rentzis has more than 13 years of experience within technology in the areas of wireless, unified communications, contact center and collaboration. His involvement has included analysis, design, and presentation with a focus on alignment of business process through technology solutions. Rentzis is passionate about collaboration with involvement in a wide variety of industries, including health care,...

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Ken Hunkler

Ken Hunkler

Director of Business Development, Forsythe Data Centers

Ken Hunkler Hunkler has more than 30 years of experience in the design of continuity systems for Fortune 500 companies along with alternate site strategies and providing consultancy with experience in the areas of network transportability and business resiliency. Hunkler is on the business start-up team of Forsythe’s new subsidiary, a multi-tenant data center of private suites that will operate...

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Charles Goetz

Charles Goetz

Corporate Attorney, Forsythe Legal Department

In his role as corporate attorney, Goetz provides legal guidance on transactional and corporate governance matters. He supports Forsythe by engaging in customer-facing negotiations with Forsythe’s clients. Goetz also helps create policies and procedures for Forsythe’s internal security program, leads Forsythe’s Records Management program, and creates Forsythe’s internal and...

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Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell

Practice Manager, Forsythe Workspace Solutions

Campbell manages Forsythe’s workspace practice, which includes solutions and services for desktop virtualization, application delivery, and mobility. Campbell works with clients to provide solutions that focus on delivering applications and IT services to their employees anywhere, anytime, on any device. Campbell has worked with innovative, high-growth technology companies for more than 20 years...

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Diane Thilmany

Diane Thilmany

Director, Forsythe IT Portfolio Management Practice

Thilmany leads the IT portfolio management team that provides proactive maintenance contract management and managed maintenance solutions for Forsythe clients, including quote to cash processing of their support contracts. She works with Forsythe clients to establish best practices related to change management and contract management while focusing on compliance, budget, and asset performance.  She...

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Kevin Vesely

Kevin Vesely

Associate Project Engineer, Forsythe Data Centers

Vesely is an associate project engineer with Forsythe Data Centers, Inc. and a certified professional engineer in training (EIT). Having earned his degree in electrical engineering, Vesely is currently pursuing his professional engineering (PE) accreditation. Before coming to Forsythe, Vesely worked under a professional civil engineer and a professional surveyor for more than four years. In his...

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Thomas McKinney

Thomas McKinney

Manager of Data Center Development and Operations, Forsythe Data Centers

With more than 30 years of IT focused design, build and operations experience, McKinney brings best practice and direct management experience to each client engagement. His areas of expertise include critical systems design, operation and construction, asset protection, security systems, low voltage/structured fiber and cable, DCiM, BAS and SCADA systems design / implementation and corporate real estate...

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Greg Stevens

Greg Stevens

Principal Consultant, Forsythe Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Practice

As principal consultant, Stevens has developed the methodologies for and delivered numerous consulting projects focused on IT disaster recovery strategy, architecture and design. Most recently, he has helped Forsythe clients move toward application resilience by incorporating disaster recovery strategy and design efforts with enterprise IT architectures, and IT management disciplines such as IT service...

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Kent Weaver

Kent Weaver

Master Consultant, Forsythe Data Center Solutions

As a master consultant within Forsythe’s Data Center Solutions practice, Weaver leads data center strategy, planning and relocation projects. He has more than 30 years of information technology experience, spanning a wide range of infrastructure, application architecture, and business integration initiatives. He has worked in varied industries, including retail, health care, financial services,...

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Eric Mercuri

Eric Mercuri

Maintenance Practice Manager, Forsythe IT Portfolio Management Practice

Mercuri manages Forsythe’s IT portfolio management practice, which provides managed maintenance solutions and proactively manages maintenance contracts for its clients. He works with clients using Forsythe’s proven holistic approach to maintenance to minimize complexity, control costs, and manage risk. Mercuri has worked with innovative technology companies for almost 20 years. Previously,...

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Emanuel Rogoveanu

Emanuel Rogoveanu

Managing Consultant, Forsythe Data Center Migration Solutions

Rogoveanu is a skilled consultant with experience in data center migration, complex architecture design, project management, technology implementation/administration, business continuity and disaster recovery, data center design and build, and team leadership. He has worked across a variety of industries and mission-critical environments. He has the following certifications: project management professional...

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Jim Toth

Jim Toth

Master Consultant, Forsythe Data Center Migration Solutions

With more than 30 years of experience in the IT business, Toth has experience working in a wide range of different industries, including cable television, telecommunication, health care, finance, insurance, mining, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, life science, software development, and technology consulting. Toth is well versed in communication and interaction at all levels of management from operations...

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Bob Dvorak

Bob Dvorak

Founder & President, KillerIT, a Division of Forsythe

During Dvorak’s years at Forsythe, he has held a number of national management positions and earned numerous distinctions. Most recently, he was senior vice president, general manager, responsible for serving clients in the company’s central area. Prior to that, he was responsible for the establishment and development of the company’s western area, which experienced double-digit growth...

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Ramana Reddy

Ramana Reddy

Chief Technology Officer, KillerIT, a Division of Forsythe

For the past 7 years, Reddy has helped Forsythe deliver optimized IT and business management solutions for one of the largest banks in the world. He has extensive experience in IT business management, IT optimization strategies, enterprise architecture and business applications. With more than 22 years of experience in the IT industry, Reddy has implemented mission critical systems, including transfer...

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Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith

Principal Consultant, Forsythe IT Operations Management Practice

As a principal consultant of IT operations management, Smith currently delivers IT service management (ITSM) and IT infrastructure library (ITIL) projects as a process consultant and project manager. Smith is a certified ITIL expert with deep knowledge of ITSM/ITIL theory and practical application. She assists Forsythe clients with the design, planning, implementation and continual improvement of processes,...

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Davandra Panchal

Davandra Panchal

Principal Consultant, Forsythe IT Service Management Practice

Panchal is primarily focused on event (monitoring) management, leveraging his deep knowledge of monitoring tools with a process driven approach. He has nearly 17 years of consulting experience at Fortune 500 organizations, both architecting and delivering enterprise and application performance management (APM) solutions in large, complex environments. 

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Ed Rivard

Ed Rivard

Senior Principal, Forsythe IT Operations Management Practice

Rivard is responsible for delivering IT operations managment planning and implementation projects to a wide range of clients. Rivard assists clients with the design, planning and implementation of information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) processes. His experience encompasses ITSM, ITIL process design and implementation, workflow analysis and design, IT operations, and service desk tool...

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Robert Simmons

Robert Simmons

Principal II, Forsythe IT Operations Management Practice

As a principal within Forsythe’s IT operations management practice, Simmons is responsible for delivering best practices to a wide range of Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients. His more than 30 years of IT experience encompasses solution development, project and program management, process and workflow design/implementation, IT operations, service support, and service delivery.

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Zachary Mettee

Zachary Mettee

Practice Manager, Forsythe Virtualized Computing Solutions

Mettee manages a team of x86 and virtualization architects. He has more than 18 years of experience in the information technology industry. Prior to Forsythe, Mettee was in a variety of sales and business development roles at Dell, Buy.com and CDW. He has strong expertise, deep knowledge and many years of experience working with, designing and implementing x86 servers and enterprise software. ...

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Kris Krogstad

Kris Krogstad

Senior Consultant, Forsythe Virtualized Computing Solutions

Krogstad is a senior consultant in Forsythe’s virtualized computing practice. He has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, including 10 years as a consultant. He has strong virtualization expertise when it comes to data center consolidation and relocation. He also has deep experience with convergence, automation and cloud technologies, including Cisco UCS, Flexpod, VSPEX...

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Etienne Gadient

Etienne Gadient

Practice Manager, Forsythe Data Center Solutions

Gadient has more than 20 years of experience in information technology (IT) across a variety of disciplines, including extensive experience in IT consulting and managed services. At Forsythe, Gadient helps companies with their journey toward a hybrid data center, a technology strategy driven by application and workload placement. He brings together Forsythe’s multi-practice solutions to help...

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Marty Likier

Marty Likier

Principal, Forsythe IT Operations Management Practice

Likier is a certified consultant in Forsythe’s IT operations management group. Marty has been responsible for the delivery of best practices that provide value to clients in a wide range of vertical markets. His experience encompasses best practice activities in process design, implementation and project management.

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Peter Laz

Peter Laz

Managing Consultant, Forsythe Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Laz, MBCP, MBCI is a managing consultant in Forsythe’s Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) practice. In this role, he helps Forsythe clients design, implement and manage enterprise-wide operational resiliency and recovery programs. He is also responsible for executive oversight of Forsythe’s BC/DR engagements, practice market strategies, partner relationships and development...

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David O'Leary

David O'Leary

Director, Forsythe Security Solutions

O’Leary is responsible for designing and implementing security solutions for Forsythe’s clients. He has more than 22 years of experience in technology, designing and implementing large-scale infrastructure projects for multinational organizations. He has extensive experience directing and managing various network and security engineering teams, including working in the enterprise space...

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John Carcone

John Carcone

Senior Vice President, Forsythe Financial Services

In this role, Carcone is responsible for expanding the company’s traditional leasing and finance business. He is also responsible for directing the development of new financial initiatives and alternatives. During his 20+ years at Forsythe, Carcone has held numerous executive sales management positions.

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David Poarch

David Poarch

Vice President, Forsythe Security Solutions

As vice president of security at Forsythe, David Poarch is responsible for the company’s overall information security vision and strategy as it delivers industry-leading technology solutions and world-class professional services to companies across North America. Leveraging over a decade of experience in information security and nearly 20 years in IT, he ensures that the company’s product...

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Joe Wolke

Joe Wolke

Managing Principal, Forsythe Consulting Group

In this role, Wolke works with large enterprises to define and deliver projects based on business needs and objectives. He has more than 25 years of business management experience and spent the last 25 years in executive IT positions defining, communicating and implementing IT strategies for global Fortune 500 organizations.

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Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Master Consultant, Forsythe Security Solutions

Smith helps Forsythe clients understand and assess their security threats. He has more than 10 years of experience in information technology in areas such as risk assessment, regulatory compliance and security architecture. He currently focuses on security architecture and compliance for virtual infrastructures.

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Matthew Sickles

Matthew Sickles

Managing Consultant, Forsythe Security Solutions

Sickles is a seasoned security consultant who has focused his expertise on delivering enterprise security program and threat assessment services to organizations across all industries. He has nearly 20 years of diverse experience in the IT industry— including engineering, management and leadership roles—and his current specialties include compliance (PCI), virtualization architecture, technology...

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Susan Stuefen

Susan Stuefen

Senior Director, Forsythe Order Management

Stuefen works with large enterprises to define and deliver business process and technology enablers to achieve clients’ business objectives focused on the end-to-end sourcing supply chain. She has more than 25 years of business management experience, with expertise in sourcing strategy, strategic planning, technology implementation and program management.

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Kevin Keuning

Kevin Keuning

Vice President, Forsythe Systems and Storage Practices

As vice president of systems and storage solutions, Kevin Keuning leads a team that helps clients optimize systems and storage infrastructures. Keuning has been with Forsythe for 12 years in roles within the storage and server practices, and he has more than 19 years of experience in IT serving Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies across several industries. Prior to joining Forsythe, Keuning has worked...

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Dragana Vranic

Dragana Vranic

Vice President, Forsythe Managed Services

Vranic is responsible for developing and implementing Forsythe managed services, an offering that provides monitoring and support for managing information technology (IT) risk and cost. Vranic has more than 17 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry. Before joining Forsythe, Vranic was senior manager of managed security services at MTS Allstream. In this role, she was responsible...

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Michael  Tainter

Michael Tainter

Director, Forsythe IT Operations Management Practice

Tainter leads a team of information technology operations management (ITOM) specialists who assist Forsythe clients with the design, planning and implementation of IT infrastructure library (ITIL)-based service support and delivery. Tainter has more than 20 years of experience management complex IT projects, including extensive expertise in process development and more than 15 years of project management...

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Chuck Kirchner

Chuck Kirchner

Senior Director, Forsythe Technology Solutions

As senior director of solutions for Forsythe, Chuck Kirchner is responsible for working with our account managers and their development of client pursuit strategies and the management and execution of large client projects.  Kirchner joined Forsythe in 2002 and brings with him 17 years of experience in both customer-facing, consulting roles and internal executive roles in the IT industry. Before...

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Patrick Zelten

Patrick Zelten

Vice President, Forsythe Managed Services

Zelten manages the managed services practice that helps clients manage risk and cost to enable them to focus on core business operations and growth. He is responsible for developing and implementing Forsythe’s corporate strategy for managed services. Zelten has more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry.

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David Halford

David Halford

Practice Manager, Forsythe Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Halford leads a team of professional business continuity planners to help client’s plan and implement enterprise resiliency and business continuity solutions. Halford has more than 25 years of experience providing a strategic perspective to enterprise risk management and business continuity focused on aligning business requirements with effective, efficient solutions. 

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Patrick Conway

Patrick Conway

Practice Manager, Forsythe Storage Solutions

Conway is responsible for helping Forsythe’s clients with their storage initiatives. With more than 23 years of experience in the IT industry, Conway currently manages advisory assessment services for storage efficiency, tape optimization (mainframe/open systems), and data protection. Conway runs the Data Protection Recovery Management (DPRM) practice within the storage solutions group. Conway...

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Patrick Graham

Patrick Graham

Director, Forsythe Systems Solutions

Graham is responsible for helping Forsythe’s clients develop their systems and storage strategy and optimize their systems and storage infrastructure. Graham has more than 15 years of experience delivering storage and systems consulting services. Prior to Forsythe, Graham worked for Accenture where he worked with Fortune 100 clients on their storage strategy.

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Matthew Royse

Matthew Royse

Managing Editor, Forsythe FOCUS Magazine

Matthew Royse is the managing editor of the award-winning Forsythe FOCUS Magazine, a publication that provides perspectives on business and technology solutions. Royse has more than 14 years of experience in marketing and communications. He earned his MBA degree from DePaul University.

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Madeline Fearon

Madeline Fearon

Assistant Managing Editor, Forsythe FOCUS Magazine

Madeline Fearon is the assistant managing editor for Forsythe FOCUS magazine, a publication that provides perspectives on business and technology solutions. Fearon has more than five years of experience in marketing and publishing. She earned her bachelor of arts in English literature from the University of Arizona.

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Jeremy Chapman

Jeremy Chapman

Collaboration Managing Consultant, Forsythe Network Solutions

Chapman helps Forsythe clients drive business benefits through their unified communications initiatives. Chapman's 14 years of technology experience includes enterprise contact center and voice architecture solution development, unified communications solution optimization and delivery, strategic business case development, and total cost of ownership / return on investment analysis.

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Jason  Sango

Jason Sango

Director of Asset Services, Forsythe Solutions Group

Sango is focused on helping clients decrease cost and risk while improving their processes when managing their IT Infrastructure Maintenance Contracts. With 25+ years of experience in the technology marketplace, Sango helps clients successfully navigate the rapidly changing IT landscape by applying a practical perspective to drive successful business outcomes.

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Fred King

Fred King

Lead Solution Architect, Forsythe Oracle-Sun Solutions

Fred King is a lead solution architect for Oracle-Sun Solutions at Forsythe. King has more than 20 years of experience architecting and integrating mission critical business applications on Sun systems.  In addition to his professional services experience, he has served in systems engineering and architecture positions for Sun Microsystems and other companies. King has designed numerous...

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