Leadership

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Our leaders represent a diverse set of professionals who come from the business consulting, research, and technology community. Our different viewpoints and obsession to make connections between business and technology that were never before thought possible, is what drives us every day. And we love it.

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David Olzak

Senior Vice President

With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, David Olzak has helped companies excel in emerging technology strategies, client experience, process improvement, consulting services, and building technical sales teams in cloud, cybersecurity, collaboration, IoT, and managed services. David’s teams have partnered with and serviced some of the largest organizations in the world.

Reporting to Thai Lee, CEO and President of SHI International Corp, David is the executive leader responsible for Stratascale, where he focuses on developing near and long-term vision and go-to-market and operational strategies for the company and its clients.

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Adam Araujo

Region Vice President – South

As head of sales for Stratascale’s South region, Adam Araujo is focused on delivering strategic and innovative solutions that help clients solve their business and technical challenges.

Adam has over 20 years of IT sales and engineering experience. Prior to joining Stratascale, he held sales roles with Dell EMC and Cisco Systems where he specialized in delivering positive business and clinical outcomes with some of the largest healthcare organizations in the southeast. He also has led large engineering and sales organizations with Coleman Technologies and Presidio.

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Chris Autry

Region Vice President – Central

Chris Autry leads Stratascale’s Central region sales team. With 20 years of IT selling experience, Chris is a visionary leader with diverse experience in business management, strategic planning and execution, and has a reputation for exceeding targets through innovative results-driven approaches.

Chris has held both leadership and direct sales roles with Nutanix, CDW, and Connection.

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Jason Blank

Region Vice President – West

As head of Stratascale’s West area sales team, Jason Blank brings over 20 years of experience in the IT industry developing and cultivating customer-centric sales organizations that help clients achieve their desired outcomes.

Over the past decade, he has devoted his focus to bringing emerging solutions to enterprise corporations that can help drive down cost while accelerating transformative change.

Prior to Stratascale, Jason served as the Head of Channels for Diamanti, a complete Kubernetes Platform for Hybrid Cloud.

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Adam Marlin

Region Vice President – East

Adam Marlin leads Stratascale’s East sales team. For more than 25 years he has been helping clients adopt collaboration, data center, and security technologies that drive productivity improvements, cost reductions, and revenue for lines of business applications across multiple vertical markets.

Prior to joining Stratascale, Adam provided sales/channel leadership to corporations including AT&T, Cisco, and Siemens, and technical innovators Nutanix and Okta.

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Derek Gabbard

Vice President, Cybersecurity

Derek Gabbard leads Stratascale’s Cybersecurity business unit that includes technology practices and implementation teams. He has over 25 years of experience in information technology, networking, and cybersecurity. Throughout his career, Derek has focused on building teams and companies in emerging market areas, covering a broad set of segments, including risk and compliance, cyber threat intelligence, security analytics and reporting, and most recently, converged network and security services, also known as Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Derek co-founded and served as CEO of Lookingglass Cyber as well as FourV Systems, which he led through its acquisition by OPAQ in March 2018.

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Ryan Schell

Vice President, Cloud & Innovative Solutions

Ryan Schell is a successful technology executive who leads Stratascale’s public cloud business and has been helping organizations innovate for 20 years.

Over a decade ago, Ryan began using the public cloud when it was in its infancy, leading cloud migrations for multiple startups. He later moved to Concur and SAP where he oversaw successful cloud transformations for lines of business across AWS, Azure, GCP, and Alibaba Cloud. Ryan has since led teams of Solutions Architects at AWS, helping greenfield customers and Fortune 100 clients innovate and reimagine their business through cloud technology.

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Jim Middleton

Managing Director, Innovation Labs

Jim Middleton is an innovative, results-oriented leader with a wealth of IT experience. He leads Stratascale’s Innovation Labs, which includes a team of researchers and forward-looking technologists that guide clients on their journey to digital agility through identification of emerging trends, new markets, competitive insights, disruptors, and investments.

Jim has gained a diverse perspective of business and technology trends through roles as an enterprise IT professional and senior leader supporting engineering and architecture with Cisco and World Wide Technology.

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Marty Riley

Managing Director, Transformative Services

Marty Riley leads Stratascale’s Transformative Services group of management consultants and business advisors. He is an IT operations and strategy executive with over 25 years of experience in consulting, strategy and innovation development, design, architecture, and program management.

Marty is an expert in managing business, organizational, and technical transformations through strategic thinking, process improvement, and organizational alignment.

He has led and completed strategic IT projects that have transformed complex service and technology organizations into customer-centered enterprises with incorporated process-thinking, management-by-fact, and designing/deploying balanced measurement systems to ensure enterprise-wide alignment.

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Maggie Crane

Director, Partner Management

Maggie Crane is responsible for strategic and emerging partner alignment to Stratascale’s multi-cloud, data center, and security solutions and affiliated practices.

Maggie comes to Stratascale from Dell Technologies where she served as a channel account leader for the Unstructured Data Solutions team. Previously, she spent two years developing value-added reseller relationships at Tech Data and eight years managing vendor relations at Presidio.

Maggie’s experience with partner, distribution, and OEM organizations gives her a full lifecycle understanding of the IT channel. She is passionate about connecting people through various networks and building relationships to accelerate business.

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Will Dehner

Director, Cybersecurity Advisory

Will Dehner leads Stratascale’s team of cybersecurity advisors that strategically engage and advise enterprise clients.

Over the last 20+ years, Will has held technical and sales leadership, advanced solution selling, and customer architect roles at numerous technology reseller, OEM, and end-customer organizations.

Prior to Stratascale, Will worked for Cisco Systems where he acted as a trusted advisor and client advocate focused on helping commercial and enterprise organizations with their cybersecurity and risk management needs.

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Joe Tarin

Director, Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Joe Tarin leads Stratascale’s Hybrid Cloud solutions group where he is responsible for development and execution of hybrid cloud go-to-market strategy and affiliated pre and post-sales engineering teams.

Prior to Stratascale, Joe spent 10 years at Presidio where he held several leadership roles. He also worked for Dell and served as a civilian contractor supporting secure government systems across the Middle East and Africa.

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Ken Taylor

Director, Operations

Ken Taylor leads Stratascale’s operations, solution development, and customer success. With over 20 years of IT experience, Ken has helped companies excel in project and program management, process improvement, consulting services, and building high performance teams in application development and data and analytics.

Prior to joining Stratascale, Ken was the Vice President of IT at OnPoint Group. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic planning and road mapping for all enterprise applications, custom development, data integrations, and business intelligence.

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