Michael Drake is masterIT’s founder, chairman and CEO. masterIT provides technology-as-a-service for the 20 – 500 user organization. The managed service provider serves a variety of industries with a portfolio of 24/7/365 solutions, including cloud; network security; mobility; monitoring and management; business continuity and disaster recovery; on-site engineering support; financial and consulting services; and a support desk.
Under Michael’s leadership, masterIT has grown profitably since its inception, achieved numerous industry recognitions including the first and only mid-south provider to earn the MSPAlliance Accreditation, The MSPmentor 100 and 501 – the industry’s ranking of the most successful managed service providers globally the last 10 years in a row, and CRN Magazine’s 40 Most Innovative MSP’s in North America. The Memphis Business Journal also named masterIT a 2013 finalist for Business of the Year.
In 2012 Michael was named to MSPmentor’s inaugural industry Hall of Fame class, and he was a finalist for Memphis Business Journal’s Executive of the Year. Michael has also been featured as a Who’s Who by Inside Memphis Business Magazine in its Power Players edition every year since 2011.
Prior to founding masterIT, Michael served as the President, CEO and USA country manager for European-based, publicly-traded Econocom Group from 1993 – 2005.
Michael is a 1986 graduate of the University of Memphis with a BBA in Finance and held various banking positions in the mid-south prior to joining Econocom-USA in 1990.
Michael is currently a board member of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation, the Christian Psychological Center and ArtsMemphis.; an advisory board member of Methodist Healthcare’s Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network, an advisory board member of the University of Memphis’ LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program, and has served on the Boards of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, Crichton College, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis, the University of Memphis’ MILE (Memphis Institute for Leadership Education) program, and Chickasaw Country Club.
Gary Wiseman is masterIT’s president and Chief Technical Officer. Gary is responsible for architecting, delivering and evolving masterIT’s solutions to help clients leverage technology as a driver of success and competitiveness. With Gary’s leadership, masterIT has grown profitably since its inception, achieved numerous industry recognitions including the first and only mid-south provider to earn the MSPAlliance Accreditation. The MSPmentor 100 – the industry’s ranking of the most successful managed service providers globally three years in a row, and CRN Magazine’s 40 Most Innovative MSP’s in North America.
Gary’s credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Christian Brothers College, a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), ITIL Certification, MSPmentor’s 250 – the annual look at the top 250 executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders shaping the global managed services market.
Prior to joining masterIT, Gary was the founder, president and CEO of Wisetech, Inc. His company focused on helping small to medium sized companies understand, utilize and implement technology as a tool to enable business rather than inhibit it.
A resident of Memphis, TN since 1969, Gary has been in the technology industry for over 20 years. Formerly a Manager of Information Systems for Physiotherapy Associates headquartered in Memphis, within 5 years Gary’s expertise and leadership helped grow the company from 27 facilities to over 200 national and international locations.
Connie Foster is masterIT’s Chief Operations Officer. She previously joined masterIT at its inception as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations. She oversees the functions of finance, accounting, office operations, asset management, Total Cost of Ownership analysis, and is the Corporate Secretary.
Connie was previously employed by Econocom USA, Inc. for 7 years as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations in charge of bank relationships nationally, lease funding and accounting, office operations and was the Corporate Secretary.
Prior to joining Econocom, Connie was employed by Union Planters Bank, Leasing Services, for 12 years. As Vice President, she was in charge of sales, credit analysis and credit review along with department management and accounting.
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