2018 Vendors

Joseph Granneman

Joseph Granneman developed a passion and expertise in information security after over 20 years of experience as an executive IT leader in healthcare and financial trading institutions.  This passion has led him to found illumination.io, a cybersecurity consulting practice focused on helping clients protect their businesses by building resilient technology infrastructure and formal risk-based information security programs.  He is considered an expert in penetration testing, incident response and forensic analysis as well as regulatory compliance with HIPAA, PCI, GDPR as well as the NIST security frameworks.  He has conducted penetration testing for many large clients in the banking, manufacturing and healthcare vertical markets.  He has worked closely with law enforcement on behalf of his clients who have been the victim of cybercrime.

Eric Bruns
Programmer Analyst
AbleSoft Solutions

Ablesoft is a family-owned company that has been solving business problems through custom software since 1994. We are a proud Microsoft partner and are experts in both Windows, web and mobile solutions. Serving organizations across industries, we believe innovation should be personalized in both the software we deliver, and the relationships we form.

Ben Bruns
Account Executive
AbleSoft Solutions

Ablesoft is a family-owned company that has been solving business problems through custom software since 1994. We are a proud Microsoft partner and are experts in both Windows, web and mobile solutions. Serving organizations across industries, we believe innovation should be personalized in both the software we deliver, and the relationships we form.

Steve Decker
HP Print Security Technical Consultant
Hewlett-Packard Company

For over the past 20+ years, Steve has focused on educating the IT Industry on the ever changing hardware and software solutions available.    As the HP Print Technical Consultant, his role is to educate on the importance of security in layers.  Making sure printers are recognized as a potential end point avenue of attack for hackers, and the solutions available to protect them.

Jess Ward
Area Vice President

Jess Ward joined Aerohive Networks in 2007 as they took their first product to market and has held roles in the Systems Engineering, Sales, and Sales Management fields. He is currently the Area Vice President for the South and Central regions. Previous to Aerohive, Jess held Systems Engineering roles at AirDefense and RSA Security. His specialties include 802.11 wireless, information security, cloud networking, and IOT. Jess is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is a Management Information Systems graduate of Georgia Tech.

Anna Molitor
Great Lakes Account Rep 
Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf Networks is a cybersecurity company that provides a Security Operation Center (SOC) asa service for midmarket companies. Built on proprietary technology, AWN delivers end-to-endsecurity as a service for organizations seeking 24x7 visibility and real time alerting to advancedcyber threats.

Wayne Landt
Director of Channel Sales 

MBA with extensive knowledge of business drivers and executive level business issues. Proven consultative selling skills and the ability to bring new business and technology strategies to the C-level, resulting in the closing of new business. Coach and enable sales to sell using solution selling methods.

Scott Kelbel
Sales Manager Leasing Services 
GFC Leasing

Scott has worked with Entre Computer Solution for over 14 years by offering financing solutions to Entre’s valued clients.  In his role as the Leasing Services Sales Manager for GFC Leasing (a Division of the Gordon Flesch Company) Scott’s primary responsibility is the implementation of the company’s growth initiatives by offering financing programs that exceed the needs of clients, that are easy to incorporate for sales organizations, and make the lives of both client and equipment supplier easier through a commitment to service excellence.

Brad Lynde
Lynde Consulting

After servings as an Account Executive, Senior Account Manager, and Sales Manager for various national service providers, Brad found his passion working as a Consultant and eventually as the founder of Lynde Consulting. He found that his experience and the specific information he possessed was a great asset in his clients' contract negotiations.

Jordan Rosenthal
Sales Manager 

Ability to prioritize, planning skills, well-organized, multitasking and assuming responsibilities and duties. Possessing the capacity to cope with challenges and trying to learn from past mistakes. Sales: Communication skills, patience, having good interpersonal skills.

Kim Droessler
WinMan LLC

Senior executive with multi-national experience building and leading business teams: global ERP implementation, global process improvement, engineering, customer service, accounts receivable, new product development, and acquisition teams.

Chris Soutar
Director of Managed Services 
Entré NetMonitor

Chris has been working at Entré Computer Solutions since 2008, currently in the role of Director of Managed Services focusing on remote monitoring and security. Working with companies like Arctic Wolf, KnowBe4 and Solarwinds, Chris is responsible for sales and management of the Entré NetMonitor division. Recently, he has been featured on Spiceworks On the Air, a program dedicated to new and emerging IT technologies focused on educating IT individuals and end users.

Bob Call
Senior Channel Account Manager 

Buffalo Americas is a leading provider of easy-to-use technology solutions and reliable pre- and post-sales support. We build top-quality storage, networking, and other technology-related solutions that simplify your experience and deliver a solid return on your investment. Our network attached storage (NAS) devices, many with scale-as-you-go options, are installed with pre-tested hard drives that eliminate the hassle of sourcing and testing drives, saving you time and money.

Kevin Switzer
Technology Consultant II

Kevin Switzer is a Cisco Technology Consultant (TC), and has been with Ingram Micro’s team for over 11 years. As a TC, he is a field-focused resource that specializes in helping navigate Cisco technologies, road mapping new specializations and architectures, as well as assisting with designing and demonstrating Cisco technologies to help clients use technology to solve various business problems and needs. He is responsible for the Ingram Micro Central territory.



Nick Roganish
Distribution Sales Manager

Natl Sales Manager with over 10 plus years of channel sales experience.  I have spent 4 plus years working for a Natl Disty managing Natl College Bookstore accounts.  I have spent the last 6 plus years managing National Distribution and VAR DMR channels for major corporations.

Aaron Brooks
Chief Information Officer

Aaron Brooks is a partner with HolmstromKennedyPC in Rockford, where he serves as the firm's Chief Information Officer, Privacy and Security Officer and chairs the firm's Intellectual Property practice area as well as its Privacy, Security & Information Technology practice area. His practice focuses on technology-based transactions and licensing, trademarks, copyrights and privacy law.

Cathy Niliaram
Vice President/GM 
Entré Computer Solutions

Cathy Niliaram has been a Digital Signage Expert for the last 10 years.  She and her team deliver complete signage solution including site visits, design, hardware & software implementation and content development.  In her spare time, you can find Cathy riding her bike - which helps clear the cobwebs and promotes creative development.

Ed Mirra
Assistant Vice President 

With over seven years of professional and management liability experience, Ed Mirra is the Assistant Vice President and Midwest Territory Leader at Apogee Insurance Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Broker. He founded our Midwest office in Oak Brook, Illinois and continues to grow that book of business by 30 percent year over year. He is responsible for a team of sales professionals who are focused on helping independent retail agencies grow their professional and management liability books throughout the Midwest region.

Nick Rossi
Enterprise Sales Engineer 
Comcast Business

Nick has enjoyed a 17+year career in networking/telecommunications industry.  Nick’s background includes experience in network design ranging from direct network connectivity servicing the financial markets, dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) and native metro Ethernet. Nick has spent the last 7+ years at Comcast Business collaborating with clients and designing connectivity solutions over fiber based services for Metro-E applications, DDoS Mitigation and Advanced Voice services.

Mike Gorman
Systems Engineer
Barracuda Networks

Mike Gorman is a Systems Engineer with Barracuda Networks working with partners to solve the IT problems of their customers efficiently and cost effectively. He has a passion for leveraging Barracuda solutions to provide end-to-end protection for organizations of all sizes.




2018 Vendors
2018 Vendors
2018 Vendors