Leadership Team

  • Shaun Maine CEO

    Mr. Maine is the Chief Executive Officer of Converge. Prior to Converge, Mr. Maine was the Chief Operating Officer of Pivot Technology Solutions (“Pivot”), a US $1.5 billion revenue value-added reseller listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and was part of the founding group that acquired and integrated five value-added resellers.

  • Greg Berard President

    As President of Converge and Lighthouse Computer Services, Mr. Berard is focused on helping our teams cross-sell across North America. Mr. Berard is also continuing to serve as the executive owner for our IBM, Red Hat, and Microsoft partnerships. Mr. Berard's experience helped Lighthouse substantially grow by deepening capabilities in core technical disciplines and broadening reach into new expertise, including analytics, cloud, and security.

  • Don Cuthbertson CTO, President of Canada

    Mr. Cuthbertson is the Chief Technical Officer and President of Canada at Converge.  Prior to Converge, Don was Chief Data Officer at Pivot and led the diligence team on acquisitions and implementation of the 100-day plan.

  • Cory Reid COO

    Mr. Reid is the Chief Operations Officer at Converge. He has global responsibilities for delivering oversight and overall post acquisition integration of the acquired businesses, including communication, synergies, technology, sales operations and back office.

  • Carl Smith CFO

    Mr. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in finance and executive leadership positions in public and private technology companies. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Espial Group, a publicly traded company on the TSX that was acquired by a leading Canadian based software company. He has a strong knowledge of capital markets, investor relations and business operations and has led multiple acquisitions, debt and equity financings.

  • Gordon McMillan Board Chair

    Mr. McMillan has been an entrepreneur in the Canadian financial services industry since 1994. Currently, Mr. McMillan serves as a director of Flow Capital Corp. and Quisitive Technology Solutions Inc., both of which are listed on the TSXV.

  • Tommy Whatley EVP of Services & Vendor Alliances

    Tommy Whatley has 25+ years’ experience in delivering technology services and technical presales alignment. With in-depth knowledge of the technology industry and extensive partner networks, Tommy focuses on leading services, building vendor alliance relationships, supporting merger & acquisition efforts and driving strategy. Prior to joining Converge, Tommy served as the Vice President for Professional Services at Pivot.

  • Cari Hash SVP of Enterprise Sales

    Cari Hash serves as both Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Converge, as well as Senior Vice President of Sales at Datatrend Technologies. A highly experienced sales & technology leader, Cari is responsible for aligning the sales organization’s objectives with Converge’s business strategy and leading the way to build & maintain strong client relationships. She excels in solution selling, vendor management, strategic execution, and professional services. Cari has 20+ years’ experience in IT. She previously served as President of MDSi and in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Linguist (Airborne). She is a WIT Executive Readiness Graduate and member of the National Association of Professional Women.

  • Vanita Patel VP of IBM Sales

    Vanita manages and leads Converge’s IBM Sales and partnership. Before joining Converge, Vanita spent over 23 years with IBM in various leadership roles that included VP of Sales. A driven business executive, Vanita has built a reputation for consistently delivering solid results. She attributes this to her targeted leadership and accelerated development expertise, including a keen focus on delivering organizational design and transformation. She has deep experience in building new ecosystem business models and driving mutual growth in existing partnerships. Vanita graduated from the University of Delaware and holds certifications from Harvard Business School.

  • Karie Timion VP of Marketing

    As a dedicated and driven marketing leader, Karie focuses on delivering brand vision, digital communication strategies, and marketing operations. She fulfills this is by envisioning, packaging, and presenting innovative ideas via a web-first publishing approach to execute on integrated marketing campaigns. Prior to Converge, Karie held various marketing leadership roles within the IT industry where her responsibilities included marketing management, branding & awareness, sales enablement, business & event planning, and building relationships with partners and customers.

  • Rhonda Hanes VP of Human Resources

    As Vice President of Human Resources, Rhonda Hanes is responsible for directing and supporting all HR initiatives and administration for all Converge employees. Rhonda oversees employee activities and leads HR practices that provide an employee-oriented culture emphasizing teamwork, communication, and growth. Rhonda is also responsible for the recruitment and ongoing development of a healthy and empowered workforce. Over the past ten years she has also helped to create the Leadership Development Program for Corus360 (Emerge360), GRIT (Girls Rule IT), and Toastmasters programs.

  • Eric Grace VP of Microsoft

    Eric leads Microsoft sales and partnership for Converge, along with his role as Cloud Sales Executive and General Sales Manager at Lighthouse Computer Services. With 20+ years’ experience in technology and sales, Eric has proven success in delivering enterprise B2B sales and market share in high-profile, key account leadership positions. He also has expertise in developing and executing go-to-market strategies and programs in competitive markets for expanding established firms, including Fortune and Global 100/500’s. Prior to joining Converge, Eric held positions at both IBM and Workday.

  • Rochelle Manns VP of Public Cloud

    With 30 years’ technology experience focused on driving revenue for new solutions in both direct and indirect sales models, Rochelle successfully leads Converge’s AWS partnership as VP of Public Cloud. She also serves as Director of Services, Business Development for BlueChipTek. Rochelle has a proven track record of delivering exponential growth in the first two years of developing new lines of business. She previously served as VP of Sales, Global Accounts at CBTS/OnX Enterprise Solutions, where she built a successful revenue stream derived from professional and re-occurring services through the adoption of emerging technologies for a Fortune 100 Financial Services company.

  • Andrew Tenaglia VP of Hybrid Cloud

    As VP of Hybrid Cloud for Converge, Andrew is responsible for leading Converge’s Hybrid Cloud and DevOps practice. This encompasses business development, marketing, sales execution, project delivery, and building strategic partnerships, including Red Hat. Andrew leads a team of sellers and engineers focused on helping clients adopt a hybrid multi-cloud approach. He also directs teams to manage applications and resources across mixed environments to enable greater flexibility, automation, and application modernization. Andrew has 10+ years’ experience in the technology sector, with many years spent with IBM and Lighthouse Computer Services in various sales and leadership positions.

Board of Directors

  • Brian Phillips Director

    Mr. Phillips has been in the financial services industry for thirty years, the last 19 as a partner at Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management (“PHN”), and continued after its acquisition by RBC in 2008.

  • Ralph Garcea Director

    Mr. Garcea has more than 22 years of experience in senior positions at major and boutique investment dealers in Canada. Currently, he’s the managing partner and co-founder of Focus Merchant Group, a boutique advisory firm offering a full-range of financial advisory services. Additionally, he was a top-ranked research analyst specializing in technology, gaming, and industrial companies.

  • Nathan Chan Director

    Nathan Chan has been practicing corporate-commercial law for over twenty years. Nathan is involved in all aspects of the businesses of high technology clients. Nathan is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.

Operating Companys’ Management Team

  • David Luftig President of Northeast

    David serves as President of the Northeast Region for Converge. In this regionally focused position, David executes Converge’s sales, marketing, and delivery strategy across the northeast portion of North America. He is responsible for the growth of Converge’s IBM and HCL Software business and oversees the Advanced Analytics and Cybersecurity practices. David also continues to be responsible for the sales and professional services teams at Essextec. David holds his BS from the Engineering school at Cornell University and his MBA in Finance from Baruch College.

  • Ron Hinkle CFO, US

    Mr. Hinkle has 30 years of experience in the financial industry, primarily in IT and Telecom. He has specialized in Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, Cash Management, as well as various forms of Venture Capital Partners and Investor Relationship Management. He is a member of the Converge Technology Solutions, Corp. acquisition team.

  • Emily Martin, President of Northern Micro

    Emily Martin President, Northern Micro

    Emily is passionate about helping customers leverage technology to solve complex problems. Over 18 years she has built her career at Northern Micro (NM). Taking on the Sales and Technology strategy in 2013, Emily evolved and grew NM’s end-user led business into an edge, to core to cloud Hybrid IT practice. Promoted to President in 2019, she continues to focus on making innovative technologies work for our customers. Outside of her role at NM Emily is an active member of a numerous partner advisory boards.

  • Jessica Geis Founder & CEO, BlueChipTek

    Mrs. Geis founded BlueChipTek, Inc. in 2002 and is deeply invested in the products BlueChipTek sells and the types of clients the company serves due to BlueChipTek’s ability to help companies provide the same flexibility to their employees and customers.

  • Steve Sigg CEO, SIS

    Under his leadership, SIS has become a nationally recognized company, received numerous business awards, and consistently earned Best Place to Work Kentucky. Outside of his job, Steve has served on multiple IBM Solution Provider Advisory Boards and the Shriners Hospital Corporate Council and is a member of the Bluegrass Workforce Innovation Board.

  • Bruce Levis Co-founder & Managing Partner, Becker-Carroll

    Bruce has over 25 years of experience in operations, marketing, and selling technical solutions to the public sector. He possesses a deep understanding of public sector contracting in the areas of hardware, managed services, software, and professional services.

  • Deney Dentel CEO, Nordisk Systems

    Mr. Dentel focuses on delivering the perfect solutions to customers through educated and enabled associates. With over 30 years of technology industry expertise, he has successfully reinvented Nordisk to shift with each new industry direction. A passion for achieving excellent results efficiently, effectively and with the right company culture.

  • Robert L. Jernoske, Jr. CEO, VSS

    Robert L. Jernoske, Jr. has 30 years of industry experience, 18 at VSS. CEO since 2016, Mr. Jernoske has focused the organization’s initiatives on bringing the most sustainable technologies to its customers to help them achieve and exceed their business initiatives, while concurrently implementing innovative strategies to accelerate them to the forefront of their industries. VSS’s key focus areas are Managed Services, Technology Solutions, IT Portfolio Management, and Consulting Services.

  • Pierre Cayouette Co-President, PCD Solutions

    Pierre comes from a technical and solution engineering background. For many years, he’s been part of HP Enterprise System’s team where he was responsible for the distribution of HP-UX's mission-critical systems. Pierre always wanted to create an organization that is unique and make a difference for customers. As co-president of PCD, Pierre has always been very proactive in business development, marketing, public relations and the development of its professional services practices.

  • Carl Deschênes Co-President, PCD Solutions

    Carl has been Co-President of PCD Solutions for the last 23 years. He and his partner Pierre Cayouette originally founded PCD Solutions. They participated in each phase of PCD's growth since its very first integration projects at the time of UNIX mission-critical systems. Today, PCD Solutions is one of VMware's most prestigious partners in Canada for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud projects. Carl was directly involved in sales management, evolution of the company's go-to-market strategy and financial controls.

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