CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHAIRMAN
Mr. Nynens is Chairman and CEO of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. He joined the company in January 1998. He has held various positions including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Wayside Technology Group, he worked for Ernst & Young in Amsterdam, Holland. Simon Nynens was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayside Technology Group in January 2006, and appointed as Chairman of the Board on June 14, 2006.
A graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, Mr. Nynens has also served as Chairman of the board for the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) from January 2007 to December 2015. Mr. Nynens received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Award in the Technology Services Category and is a member of the President’s Leadership Council of Stevens Institute of Technology.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Bill Botti was appointed Executive Vice President in April 2014. Mr. Botti has extensive experience in all three provider aspects of the technology channel - software vendor, distributor and reseller. He is a recognized industry leader, having founded three successful technology companies, each enjoying record profitability. Among his varied experiences, Mr. Botti has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer of Alternative Technology Inc., prior and subsequent to its acquisition by Arrow ECS, as Vice President of North American sales at Veeam Software, Inc., and as founder, President and CEO of Computer Networks, Inc.
VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Vito Legrottaglie was appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer in February 2015, after having served as Vice President of Information Systems since June 2003. Mr. Legrottaglie rejoined the company in February 2003 having previously served as director of Information Systems and then Vice President of Information Systems from 1996-2000. Mr. Legrottaglie has also held the positions of Chief Technology Officer at Swell Commerce Incorporated, Vice President of Operations for The Wine Enthusiast Companies, and director of Information Systems at Barnes and Noble.
VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mike Vesey joins Wayside Technology Group with over 25 years of financial, transactional, SEC reporting and accounting experience for both public and private technology companies. Most recently he served as Vice President of SEC Reporting for OTG Management, Inc., from January to September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Vesey served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2011 to 2015, and Vice President Corporate Controller from 2006 to 2011, for Majesco Entertainment Company, a NASDAQ listed publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. Mr. Vesey is a certified public accountant and holds a Master of Finance degree from Penn State University. He began his career with the accounting firm KPMG.
VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
Kevin Scull was appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer in February 2015, after having served as the Vice President and interim Chief Financial Officer since February 2014. He previously held the position of Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from January 2006 to August 2012, after having served as corporate controller of the company since January 2003. Prior to joining Wayside Technology Group, Inc., Mr. Scull worked for Niksun Inc. as Accounting Manager since January 2001 and, prior to that, for Telcordia Inc. since December 2000 as Manager of Accounting Policies.
VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, LIFEBOAT DISTRIBUTION
Mr. Gilbertson joined Lifeboat in 2015 as Vice President, Business Development. Since 2003, Mr. Gilbertson has held leadership positions in distribution and high-tech vendor companies. Prior to joining Lifeboat, Mr. Gilbertson served as the Senior Director for Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions from November 2006 to February 2015. While at Arrow, Mr. Gilbertson had responsibility for the P&L, development and execution of strategic direction, and day to day operations. Prior to Arrow, he served as the Director of Sales for Alternative Technology July 2003 to November 2006.
VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, TECHXTEND
Mr. Askew was appointed to the position of Vice President and General Manager of TechXtend in January 2017. He has over 25 years of diversified experience in the VAR/LAR community. In his current role, he is responsible for TechXtend’s operational strategy and leads the sales team, including the newly created education division. Mr. Askew has been with TechXtend since 2010 where he initially served as Senior Sales Manager before being promoted first to Director of Sales in July 2011, and then to Senior Director of Sales and Marketing in 2014.