Denali Advanced Integration Names Chad Gardner as Chief Operating Officer
REDMOND, Wash., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Denali Advanced Integration has hired Chad Gardner as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Gardner will play a critical role as part of the executive leadership team heading up marketing and vendor relationship management, overseeing operational processes and sales support, and fostering growth initiatives, geographic expansion and go-to market strategies.
Gardner comes to Denali with 15+ years of global experience in the high-tech sector. Most recently, he was a member of the NetApp Enterprise West leadership team heading up the Pacific Northwest Enterprise organization. Prior to joining NetApp, he spent a number of years with Cisco Systems where he held multiple roles. His most recent role consisted of leading the Americas Emerging Technologies team focused on bringing new solutions to market and enhancing the overall Cisco Systems solution portfolio. Other roles at Cisco included leadership positions in the Cisco Commercial West sales organization and Cisco Healthcare vertical.
Prior to Cisco, Gardner held leadership positions at Casabyte and Capitalstream where he built a reputation of assembling high-performing teams that consistently overachieve. “With our recent growth and geographic expansion, we needed to expand our leadership team,” said Majdi Daher, founder and CEO of Denali. “Chad Gardner’s ability to manage organizations as they rapidly change is a great addition to our executive team.”
The engineering aptitude and growth at Denali was a major attraction for Gardner. “As customer environments are becoming increasingly complex, integrators are consequently required to bring more technologies and capabilities to the customer,” said Gardner. “Denali has stayed ahead of that curve and is perfectly poised to address emerging customer needs. Harnessing Denali’s momentum, I can leverage my technology manufacturer background and apply the organizational skills I’ve developed over my career for Denali to deliver more efficiently.”
Gardner graduated with honors and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
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Denali’s parent company is 3MD headquartered in Redmond, Washington; a privately held, Washington State Corporation with over 350 employees. A market-leading, full service, IT solution provider and recognized contributor to the Todd Stabelfeldt Foundation (www.thetsf.org), Denali offers sales and technical resources to help customers manage their technology acquisition cycle. Listed in 2012 as a CRN Tech Elite 250 company, key industries served are healthcare, public sector and retail. Denali partnerships include Cisco, HP, Motorola, Apple, EMC, Citrix, Intermec, VMware and Zebra Technologies.
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