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Meet Our Executive Team

Netrix’s diversity of leadership includes backgrounds in different technology stacks, countries, and work experiences. These viewpoints shed new perspectives on decision-making and strategy as Netrix continues to transform and innovate. 

Russell P. Reeder - CEO- Netrix

Russell P Reeder

Chief Executive Officer

Russ is a 25+ year tech, sales, product, and branding executive. His hi-tech background ranges from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 giants like Oracle and his first programming job at Mobil Oil. He has a wealth of experience leading teams, delivering value to shareholders, and scaling organizations.

Russ previously served as Executive Chairman of Netrix’s Board of Directors, joins from Infrascale, a cloud-based data protection, backup, and disaster recovery solution provider where he has been CEO since 2019.

Prior to Infrascale, Russ served as President and CEO of the U.S. business of OVHcloud, a French cloud computing company, where he oversaw the acquisition and integration of vCloud Air from VMware in 2017. Previously, Russ served on the Executive Leadership Team at GoDaddy, following the acquisition of Media Temple, where he served as President and COO, by GoDaddy in 2013. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Science Center of Northern Virginia and the Advisory Board at Virtru. Russ graduated with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Madison Center for Civic Engagement.

Stephen Dress

SVP, Global Channel

A University of Iowa alum with a BBA in operations management, Stephen has over 25 years of industry experience. After founding Midland Solutions Group, Stephen joined Netrix in 2002. His philosophy regarding business technology involves helping clients align technologies to their business needs. In addition to keeping up with industry trends, Stephen is very involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation and sits on the St. Norbert School Technology Board.

Michael Gribble

SVP, Global Sales

With almost 20 years in the IT industry, Michael has seen the industry evolve from its early days of IP telephony at Avaya and contact center applications with Nuance Communications to the diverse cloud and collaborative ecosystem at Netrix. In 2008, Michael joined Maron Structure Technologies and has continued to grow sales operations when joining the Netrix team in 2012. Michael is a DePaul University Kellstadt School of Business alum. In addition to keeping with up a global organization and multi-faceted sales team, Michael has a passion for cooking and mountain biking.

Vytas Kasniunas

SVP, Revenue Operations

With 20+ years of experience in the IT Services industry between Maron Structure Technologies and Netrix, Vytas has spent the majority of his career working with clients and channel partners to find and deliver the technology solutions and services that best fits each organization’s business challenges.  He had done this via a variety of roles including sales, channel sales, sales leadership, support operations, product management, and now most recently revenue operations.  When not working on building and growing businesses and revenues, Vytas is an avid and passionate sailor.

Neil Parekh

SVP Global Services Delivery & Operations

Neil has over 25 years of experience in the business technology consulting industry starting as a field consultant. His experience highlights focus on managed/professional services with a sales driven acumen serving in various leadership roles. Neil has incubated services practices to become successful lines of business within the organization with strong P&L management and accountability. Neil holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems from DePaul University and currently in the Executive Program for Chief Digital Officer at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. Outside of work, Neil loves trying the newest gadgets, exercising, and traveling with his wife and teenage twins.

 

Don Penland

SVP, Corporate Development

Don has over 20+ years building, managing, and growing professional and managed services businesses. Don started his career as a technical consultant specializing in infrastructure, collaboration, and messaging platforms. In 2001, Don joined Project Leadership Associates as a consultant and led the national partnership and messaging solutions, working closely with Microsoft. In 2013, Don joined Netrix as a Partner and focused on growing the Microsoft public cloud sales and delivery business. In 2020, Don began to focus on Netrix’s Mergers and Acquisitions [inorganic growth] strategy leading to sourcing, execution and integrating acquired companies. Don earned his bachelor’s degree in Data Analytics in 2018 from Rasmussen University.

Chris Jones

SVP, Marketing

Chris comes to Netrix with over 20 years of experience helping global technology organizations build marketing teams, drive revenue, craft identities and communicate their message. Chris believes in using data and insights to transform marketing into a change agent for the organization. He is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania and when he is not focused on marketing, Chris spends his time playing tennis and travelling with his family. Chris joined the Netrix team in 2020.

Greg Richards

CFO

Greg has more than 17 years of financial leadership experience in private capital-backed companies and in financial consulting.  Before joining Netrix in 2020, he most recently was CFO of Unico Technologies Group and Telular Corporation.  Greg is a graduate of Dartmouth College and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College.  Outside of work, Greg spends his time running, playing tennis, and enjoying the great outdoors with his family.

Nancy Bucher

Nancy Bucher

SVP,Human Resources Office

Nancy has more than 20 years of experience in various sectors including CPG, hospitality and technology. She thrives on building progressive and engaging HR programs, driving talent growth, and coaching high-performing teams. Prior to Netrix, she led the North America HR Business Partner team for IRI Worldwide. Nancy is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a degree in Organizational Behavior. She enjoys traveling with her family and two rescue dogs, and is an avid supporter of Second City Canine Rescue.