BRIAN GLAHN
BRIAN GLAHNChief Executive Officer
Verinext CEO Brian Glahn has more than 25 years of executive leadership and operating experience in technology and M&A. He previously served as CEO of Anexinet prior to its merger with Veristor in 2022 to create Verinext. He has also held executive leadership and board positions with Presidio, CXtec and Atlantix Global Systems.
ASHBY LINCOLN
ASHBY LINCOLNPresident
Ashby Lincoln is President of Verinext, overseeing the company’s business strategy, execution and operations. Ashby was CEO of Veristor, which he co-founded in 2001 and subsequently merged with Anexinet in 2022 to form Verinext. Under Ashby’s leadership, Veristor achieved significant growth, being named to the CRN Triple Crown list five separate times. Prior to founding Veristor, Ashby served in executive sales leadership roles with Nexsan, WorldStor, Storage Dimensions and EMC. He is an alumnus of University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.
STEVE JOHNSON
STEVE JOHNSONPresident, Forty8Fifty Labs & Digital
Steve Johnson is President of the Verinext subsidiary Forty8Fifty Labs. He was also Chief Revenue Officer for Anexinet prior to its merger with Veristor in 2022 which created Verinext. A founding partner of four separate companies that grew to be successfully acquired, Steve was part of the Converge Technologies Group after the acquisition of Corus 360. He also served as Senior Vice President of Solutions and Architecture for Softchoice after the acquisition of Optimus Solutions, and he led the data center build for ITC DeltaCom (now owned by QTS) following its acquisition of Bay Data Consultants, of which Steve was a founder. Previous to that, Steve led the sales efforts at Universal Data Consultants which was acquired by GE where he became the leader of Network Services, a startup venture within GE Capital.
STEVE BISHOP
STEVE BISHOPChief Technology Officer
Steve Bishop serves as Chief Technology Officer for Verinext and is the former Executive Director of the Verinext subsidiary Forty8Fifty Labs. Steve was a founding partner of Veristor in 2001 which merged with Anexinet in 2022 to create Verinext. Prior to Veristor, Steve was Co-founder and CTO of Shared Storage Services Provider (SSP) WorldStor and has held technology strategy and leadership positions for over 30 years.
CHRISTOPHER VAIN
CHRISTOPHER VAINChief Information Officer
Chris Vain is the Chief Information Officer for Verinext. An innovative and experienced hands-on IT architect and engineer with over 30 years of experience designing and delivering complex technology solutions to organizations across a broad range of industry verticals. Chris oversees the Verinext technology infrastructure and strategy. He also served in this role for Anexinet which merged with Veristor in 2022 to create Verinext. Prior to joining Anexinet, he served in technology leadership and delivery positions with ARC ICS Ltd and The Signature Group.
MIKE CAMPO
MIKE CAMPOChief Human Resources Officer
Mike Campo is Chief Human Resources Officer at Verinext. He served in this role as well with Anexinet which merged with Veristor in 2022 to create Verinext. As the company’s head of human resources, Mike is responsible for HR strategy, talent acquisition and building the passionate workplace environment that continues to make the company a “Best Place to Work.” Prior to joining Anexinet in 2011, Mike held HR leadership roles for IMS Health, Idea Integration and Unisys.
JOHN KOLIMAGO
JOHN KOLIMAGOExecutive Vice President & General Manager, Northeast
John Kolimago is Executive Vice President & General Manager, Northeast for Verinext. In this position, John oversees the Northeast region’s customer success initiatives, drives vendor partner relationships and aligns delivery and operations programs to support company growth. John also served as Executive Vice President & General Manager for Anexinet prior to its merger with Veristor in 2022 which created Verinext. Prior to his position at Anexinet, he served in sales leadership roles with Idea Integration and Actium. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Drexel University.
MURRAY GRANGER
MURRAY GRANGERExecutive Vice President of Sales, South
Murray Granger is Executive Vice President of Sales, South for Verinext. One of the founding partners of Veristor, which merged with Anexinet in 2022 to create Verinext, Murray leads the Verinext business growth strategy, identifying new opportunities for revenue creation. Prior to co-founding Veristor, he held sales leadership positions with WorldStor and Dot Hill. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University.
JACKIE GROARK
JACKIE GROARKVice President, Security and Chief Information Security Officer
Jackie Groark is Verinext’s Vice President, Security and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). She also held this role for Veristor prior to its merger with Anexinet in 2022 to create Verinext. Combining her expertise in security operations with decades of information technology experience, Jackie helps customers protect their critical assets, intellectual property and reputation. Her vast cybersecurity knowledge provides practical insights that help organizations defend against and respond to cyberattacks. Jackie was previously the Senior Director of Cybersecurity, Threat Management and Intelligence for one of the largest utilities in the country. A frequent speaker and thought leader, Jackie earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science, minor in mathematics and an MBA from The University of Southern Mississippi. She has been recognized multiple times on the CRN Women of the Channel list.
MATT MERRIMAN
MATT MERRIMANChief Operating Officer
Matt Merriman is Chief Operating Officer for Verinext where he manages the company’s operational strategies and guides the company’s services delivery strategy to support customers’ digital transformation goals. He also held this role for Anexinet prior to its merger with Veristor in 2022 creating Verinext. Matt joined Anexinet through the acquisition of Light Networks where he was Vice President, Operations. Prior to Light Networks, Matt held a number of operations leadership positions with Strategic Products and Services (SPS), Adcap Network Systems, Prosys, Presidio and Solarcom.
ROBBY PAUL
ROBBY PAULExecutive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Robby Paul is Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at Verinext. He also held this position at Anexinet which merged with Veristor in 2022 to create Verinext. He joined Anexinet through the acquisition of Light Networks, a company he founded in 2006 to assist customers in the design, acquisition and management of complex telecommunications networks including cloud-based voice and contact center applications. Before founding Light Networks, Robby served in account leadership positions with Nexus IS (now Dimension Data), Presidio and Anixter. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from University of Florida.
BILL GREGORY
BILL GREGORYExecutive Vice President, Customer Experience
Bill Gregory is Executive Vice President, Customer Experience for Verinext. He also served in this role for Anexinet prior to merging with Veristor to create Verinext. Bill was President, COO and co-founder of Light Networks, a provider of communications and contact center solutions, which was acquired by Anexinet in 2021. Prior to founding Light Networks, Bill served in sales leadership roles with Avaya, Presidio and BellSouth. He is a graduate of Emory University and holds an MBA from Kennesaw State.
GLENN SEGAL
GLENN SEGALSenior Vice President, Finance
Glenn Segal is a senior-level finance executive with more than 30 years of Fortune 100, private equity and startup experience with roots in a Big Four accounting firm. He serves as Verinext’s financial leader overseeing the Company’s financial planning and analysis, accounting & controllership, treasury and tax functions. Before joining Verinext in 2022, Glenn held financial leadership positions with Mobileum, Signant Health and Lenox. He also spent 14 years with GE in the company’s Healthcare, Capital and Water & Process Technologies businesses. Glenn is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from The College of New Jersey.
FERROL MACON
FERROL MACONSenior Vice President, Architecture and Strategy
Ferrol Macon is Senior Vice President, Architecture and Strategy for Verinext. He also held this role at Veristor prior to its merger with Anexinet in 2022 to create Verinext. Overseeing Verinext’s architecture teams, Ferrol directs the go-to-market strategies for the company and uncovers new partnership opportunities. His passion lies not with technology itself, but with its application to solve evolving business problems which he applies in his strategies to help customers achieve the right balance between deploying leading edge technology and maximizing existing solution investments. Ferrol began his career as a Nuclear Submarine Officer in the US Navy. He earned a B.S.E. (Cum Laude) in Engineering from Tulane University and later went on to complete Naval Nuclear Power School where he was certified as Nuclear Engineering Officer by the US Department of Energy.
MATT BYNUM
MATT BYNUMSenior Vice President, Managed Services
Matt Bynum is responsible for leading the Verinext managed services team for effective managed services delivery and accelerated customer adoption. He joined Verinext from Amazon Web Services where he served as a solutions architecture leader. Prior to his role at AWS, Matt was vice president of services for Veristor, before its merger with Anexinet to form Verinext. He has also held technology services leadership positions with Bedroc, Softchoice and ProSys. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Western Governor’s University and an MBA from Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management from Auburn University and is a Cisco CCIE Collaboration Emeritus.
GEORGE CARTER
GEORGE CARTERSenior Vice President, Professional Services
George Carter is Senior Vice President, Professional Services at Verinext. Focused on helping organizations gain efficiency and improve ROI through strategic automation, George held the same role for Anexinet before its merger with Veristor to create Verinext. He joined Anexinet through its acquisition of SereneIT in 2020, where he was Director of Automation Services. With over two decades of IT services experience, George was previously the Cloud Offering and Delivery Lead for DXC Technology’s OpenShift/OpenStack planform portfolios. He also spent over 12 years with HPE services, designing, implementing, and overseeing Disaster Recovery Services for HPE’s Continuity Cloud Recovery data centers. He also served as a technical leader for the HPE Superdome and Superdome Lab team, where he was responsible for developing innovative technologies and tooling to support the premier server family. During his tenure with HPE, he received two consecutive MVP awards and other distinguished recognitions. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Maryland.
ROB SHEINKER
ROB SHEINKERVice President, Partner Strategy
Rob Sheinker is Vice President, Partner Strategy at Verinext. He also served in this position at Anexinet prior to its merger with Veristor to create Verinext. In this role, Rob manages technology partner relationships, including strategic planning, management and day-to-day interactions, to maximize partner value to Verinext customers. Prior to this position, he served as Director of Sales for the Data and Networking group within Technology Solutions, Americas. In this role, he was responsible for helping champion the growth of the company’s Data and Networking Solutions practice by leveraging Technology Solutions’ unique capabilities and strengths in order to help partners profitably grow their businesses. He has also served in a range of partner, supplier relations and strategic sales leadership positions with BlueAlly, Tech Data, Avnet, Arrow and Triad Systems. Rob earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University. He is also a graduate of Avnet’s Leadership Executive Acceleration Program (LEAP) and SPI Solution Selling.
MATTHEW DECURTIS
MATTHEW DECURTISVice President, Managed Services
Matthew DeCurtis is Vice President, Managed Services for Verinext. He also served in this role at Anexinet prior to its merger with Veristor to create Verinext. With over 20 years of leadership experience in technical operations management, he is considered an industry expert within the Managed Services space. Matthew is responsible for developing industry best practices for multiple cutting-edge foundational technologies and has pioneered multiple cloud-delivered service offerings that remove the reliance on on-premises computing needs. Previously Matthew spent 15 years at mindSHIFT Technologies, the nation’s number-one Managed Service provider, where he was a significant driver of the company’s overall success and growth before it was acquired by Ricoh IT Services. Recently recognized on the CRN Top 40 Under 40 young executives list, he is CISCO CMNA certified, a VMware Certified Professional, Virtualization and a Microsoft Certified Professional, Windows Server Platform.
STEVE TRANCHIDA
STEVE TRANCHIDAVice President, Digital Architecture & Strategy
Steve Tranchida is Vice President, Digital Architecture & Strategy for Verinext, following more than a decade holding this role for Anexinet before it merged with Veristor to create Verinext. He is responsible for defining, architecting and delivering innovative solutions that transform Verinext clients into digital leaders. Before joining Anexinet, Steve was Managing Director, Enterprise Collaboration and Infrastructure Solutions at LiquidHub, CTO for e-brilliance, and CTO at Omicron Consulting. He also has served as Software Development Group Leader for JP Morgan & Co. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Lehigh University.
DANIEL LAKIER
DANIEL LAKIERField Chief Technology Officer, Northeast
A technologist for more than 20 years, Daniel Lakier serves as Field Chief Technology Officer, Northeast for Verinext. At his heart Daniel is a teacher and student he loves to learn and in turn pass on his knowledge helping others where he can. Daniel is a regular author, blogger and presenter on the intersection of modern technology . He previously served as analyst for the technology market research firm GigaOm. Prior to joining Verinext, Lakier has served in leadership positions with IP Fabric, Myriad360, Radware and SeeGee Technologies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Varsity College.
WENDY GOINS
WENDY GOINSVice President, Marketing
Wendy Goins is Vice President, Marketing for Verinext. She also held this role for Veristor prior to its merger with Anexinet which created Verinext. Wendy leads the company’s partner marketing, brand strategies, field engagement, corporate communications, demand generation, social media and event marketing programs which are designed to activate prospects and deepen customer engagement. She additionally holds this role for Verinext’s subsidiary, Forty8Fifty Labs. With nearly 20 years of technology experience – across partner, field and channel marketing disciplines – she is an expert at creating compelling, high-impact programs that drive sales and enhance partner relationships. Prior to joining Veristor, Wendy served as both field marketing funds manager and marketing manager for Presidio. She has also worked in marketing leadership and program management roles across multiple industries including technology, communications and industrial services. She is a multi-year recipient of the CRN Women of the Channel recognition.
JOSH CAIN
JOSH CAINVice President, Integration Professional Services
Josh Cain is Vice President, Integration Professional Services for Verinext, leading the company’s implementation professional services for precision architecture, design and deployment of modern infrastructure environments. He joined Verinext through the Anexinet acquisition of Light Networks prior to its merger with Veristor to create Verinext. Before his position at Light Networks he has also served in a number of engineering leadership positions with ConvergeOne, Strategic Products and Services (SPS), Adcap Network Systems, Equant Corporation, Neteffect and GE Capital. He is an alumnus of Southern Polytechnic State University.
DOUG HULETT
DOUG HULETTVice President, Verinext Capital
As the Vice President of Verinext Capital, Doug leads the company’s financial services solutions for flexible IT funding needs. An expert in solutions for technology refresh plans and cash flow management strategies, Doug’s team builds custom financing programs that lower organizations’ technology total cost of ownership and enhance financial predictability. Serving the company for more than 12 years through the Veristor merger with Anexinet to create Verinext, he has also held senior financial positions with Presidio and MLC Group. He is an alumnus of University of West Georgia.
BEN CHOU
BEN CHOUVice President, Atlassian Sales & Business Development, Forty8Fifty Labs
A seasoned channel and sales executive, Ben has more than two decades of experience, specifically with DevOps and Atlassian-powered solutions. As Vice President, Atlassian Sales & Business Development, for Verinext subsidiary Forty8Fifty Labs, he drives the organization’s strategies for growth and new service and delivery areas. Chou most recently was Senior Director of Global Alliances and Business Development at Contegix, where he was responsible for global channel strategy, sales leadership, and partner strategy. Prior to Contegix, Ben served the last seven years in business development and channel roles with companies including Risklens Inc., and Nexus Systems, Inc. where he developed and drove strategies that achieved impressive growth. He has also held various sales and sales leadership positions with Anybill Financial Services and Rational Software. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Maryland, College Park..
DARREN BROWN
DARREN BROWNVice President, Atlassian Services, Forty8Fifty Labs
As Vice President, Atlassian Services for Verinext subsidiary Forty8Fifty Labs, Darren is an Atlassian expert focused on helping companies get the most out of their Atlassian software investments. From custom integrations to Atlassian deployment strategies, Darren has a passion for technology transformations that deliver dramatic business impacts. Prior to joining Forty8Fifty Labs, Darren held senior test and quality assurance positions with Turner Broadcasting, NCR, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMMS) and RWD Technologies. He is a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster.

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