Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC) Announces the Appointment of Rob Owen to Executive Vice President, Chief Architect
Position includes leading all pre-sales engineering and sales operations
New York – February 16, 2021 – Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC) announced today the promotion of Rob Owen to Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Architect. As EVP, Chief Architect, Owen will continue to lead the evolution of CDI’s high-performance pre-sales engineering team, while now also overseeing its sales operations group. This new role will be pivotal for the integration of new employees under CDI’s technical sales portfolio as the Company continues to build its deep bench of digital solutions and its organic and acquisitive growth.
Additionally, he will be tasked with broadening CDI’s tools and capabilities, creating leadership programs, designing repeatable processes and templates, furthering training programs, operationalizing teams, and scaling existing resources to maximize quality across departments.
“I have worn many hats as a ten-year veteran of CDI and couldn’t be more excited to take on this new challenge,” said Owen. “Pairing the leadership of our highly sought-after pre-sales engineering team with our newly rebranded sales operations group will provide our customers with an even better experience when working with CDI. In conjunction with integrating our acquisitions over the last year, this new tech-sales cohort will only bolster our position as a market leader in the IT solutions provider space.”
Owen joined CDI in 2011 as a Senior Solutions Architect, and shortly thereafter was promoted to Chief Architect. His primary responsibilities included working with C-Suite executives to determine technology business needs and assessments, designing hybrid cloud solutions for commercial and enterprise data centers, and providing agnostic IT solution architecture. He has a strong track record of success and innovation, and most notably, worked with senior leadership to build the Company’s New York City market segment, developed a refined vision for its pre-sales engineering department, and helped drive exponential business growth. Furthermore, he sits on the technical advisory boards for many of CDI’s strategic vendor partners.
Prior to his tenure at CDI, Owen had a successful career as a Data Center Practice Manager, where he architected multi-discipline IT solutions across a variety of industries, including financial services, legal, healthcare and non-profit. He was also a beta tester for the first iteration of VMware at one of the world’s largest multinational finance and insurance corporations and worked in algorithmic trading platforms before moving into IT sales. Owen is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds a B.A. in Communications and Computer Science.
“This well-deserved promotion is the result of the impact Rob has made on this organization over the last decade,” added Vince Collado, President, Digital Transformation Strategy, CDI. “His commitment to our business and culture have been instrumental in driving our growth plans, and his contributions have been invaluable. As CDI continues its aggressive M&A strategy, it will be vital to have strong leadership in place and I am confident that Rob will succeed and excel in his new role.”
About Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC):
CDI LLC was founded in 1995, with corporate headquarters in New York City, and office locations in Teterboro, N.J., Atlanta, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Boston, Virginia, Colorado and Minnesota. The firm has been recognized as one of the top IT solution providers in the world, offering clients and businesses of all sizes the most up-to-date hybrid IT technology solutions. CDI continually focuses on achieving client satisfaction by developing and implementing digital solutions that enhance day-to-day workflow processes, and combines the required experience, exceptional talent, quality assurance and stability needed to solve today’s complex business challenges.
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