Bob Cagnazzi has served as Chief Executive Officer of Presidio since 2012. He is responsible for the company’s overall strategy, strategic execution, and revenue and operational organization. For the past 32 years, Bob has led technology firms. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bluewater Communications LLC from 2006 until it was acquired by Presidio in 2012. Bob served as Chief Executive Officer of North America at Dimension Data Holdings PLC from 2001 to 2006. He also led Integrated Systems Group. He has received recognitions including Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst &Young.
Executive Leadership Team
David Hart has served as Chief Operating Officer of Presidio since June 2013 and also served as Chief Technology Officer until 2015. He is responsible for technical and business strategy and execution, corporate development, emerging business execution (Internet of Things, Cloud, Cyber Security), human resources, IT, and leasing. He joined Presidio in 2005 when the company acquired Networked Information Systems (NIS), where he led sales engineering, professional and managed services delivery and project management services. Prior to NIS, Dave was Vice President of Engineering at Aztec Technology Partners and at its predecessor, Bay State Computer Group.
Elliot Brecher has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Presidio since July 2015. Prior to Presidio, he was General Cousel of Amber Road, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed provider of cloud-based global trade management solutions, until 2013. Elliot served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Insight Communications Company, Inc., a Midwest-based cable operator, from 2000 until its sale to Time Warner Cable, Inc. in 2012. From 1994 until joining Insight, he was associated with the law firm Cooperman Levitt Winikoff Lester & Newman, P.C., where he became a partner in 1996. Prior to that, Elliot was associated with the law firm Rosenman & Colin LLP.
Vinu Thomas has served as Chief Technology Officer of Presidio since early 2016. He is responsible for guiding Presidio’s technology strategy, solution and service offerings, vendor and product management and industry thought leadership. Vinu has built Presidio’s technology teams around networking, mobility, data center and collaboration, while also working on strategic initiatives and investments that include cloud, cyber security, data analytics and virtual desktop infrastructure. He was previously Vice President of Solutions for Presidio’s Tristate Area and has a total of 20 years of experience in systems integration, practice building and engineering.
Rudy Casasola’s career in the IT industry began with the legacy Presidio Corporation in 1993. Rudy has been a part of every acquisition that has led to the current company. He has held every position in the Sales organization and is now responsible for the largest Presidio Business Unit, which includes all of Presidio’s Federal business.
Jennifer Jackson joined Presidio in early 2016 as head of Human Resources and is responsible for all human resources strategies and programs including employee engagement and relations, talent acquisition and development, HR operations, policy, and systems. Previously she was head of Strategic Human Resources at Canon USA Inc., and prior to that, she led various Corporate HR functions at CA Technologies Inc.
Chris Cagnazzi joined Presidio in February of 2012, following the acquisition of BlueWater Communications Group, LLC, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer. Chris previously served as the VP of Finance of Dimension Data North America and CFO for Integrated Systems Group. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.
Waheed Choudhry joined Presidio in 2017. He is an industry veteran with over 20 years of industry experience. For the past two years Waheed served as President of the North America Organization at Dimension Data. Previously he served as President & COO of Nexus IS, Inc. from 2011 until it was acquired by Dimension Data in 2014. Waheed is widely recognized for building and mentoring high performance teams centered on a customer centric culture.
Gene Cowden joined Presidio in 2004 following the acquisition of FICOMP Corporation, the first company acquired by what would eventually become Presidio. At FICOMP he served as EVP of Sales and Operations for over 20 years. Since, joining Presidio he has held various Sales and Operation roles. He is currently responsible for the North Area which includes the New England, MidStates and MidAtlantic regions.
Neil Johnston joined Presidio in 2018. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Cox Automotive, the largest automotive marketplace and leading provider of Software Solutions to auto dealers throughout the U.S. Most recently, Johnston served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Digital Innovation at Cox Media Group (CMG), where he was responsible for driving strategic growth initiatives within the company and oversaw integrated digital strategy, operations and innovation. Prior to this, he served as Chief Financial Officer of CMG from 2009 to 2013, where he directed the merge and financial integration of Cox’s media businesses, including television, radio, newspapers, national TV representation firms and Valpak into a single combined media company.
Dale Shilling has been part of Presidio for over 18 years and has been committed to the strategic growth of the business. He has 30 years' experience in the information technology industry. Dale has held several positions in Sales and Management for Bay Networks, SynOptics Communications, DIgital Equipment and Data General. He has extensive experience in Voice, Data and complex networks. Dale has developed and led in various regions to integrate acquisitions and drive organic growth.
Mark Wierenga joined Presidio in 2016 following the acquisition of Netech Corporation, where he served as EVP of Sales and Operations for over 15 years. Prior to Netech, Mr. Wierenga held a similar role with Gainey Corporation.