Chairman of the Board
John G. Varel, Founder and Chairman of the Board, has over thirty-five years of entrepreneurial expertise founding and managing many successful ventures. Mr. Varel founded FusionStorm in 1995 and has built the company into a nationally recognized technical solutions provider with revenues reaching $600 million.
Mr. Varel has had a successful career developing start-ups, enabling turnarounds, and underwriting several successful business ventures, ranging from direct hardware resellers and alternative energy ventures to Meris Laboratories, the largest physician-owned clinical lab in the world. He sits on the board of several software and IT companies, as well as many non-profit organizations.
Mr. Varel was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in 2008 and 2009 in Northern California. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Daniel R. Serpico
Chief Executive Officer and President
Dan Serpico is CEO and President of FusionStorm. He is charged with driving the company’s continued growth and profitability. He brings more than twenty-five years of senior executive management experience in high growth organizations from start-ups to enterprises with annual revenues of a half billion dollars.
Prior to FusionStorm, Dan was President of Jeskell, an IBM Premier Business Partner, where he was recognized with an IBM leadership award in 2008. Before leading Jeskell, Mr. Serpico was the CFO of FusionStorm (a position he has held for fourteen years). He played a key role in helping the company grow from a local Northern California organization into a national industry leader.
Mr. Serpico has also held positions as Vice President of Finance and Administration for The Concorde Group, an enterprise systems reseller, and CFO of Raben Publishing, a Wall-Street backed venture. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with Honors, from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Mr. Serpico was named EMC Partner Executive of the Year for 2010 and most recently in 2016 CRN named Mr Serpico as one of it’s Top 25 Innovators.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Richard is responsible for all financial matters including strategic planning, lender relationships, accounting, budgeting, treasury and taxes. Prior to joining FusionStorm, Rich was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Lake Region Medical, a medical device contract manufacturer. Rich has also held senior-level accounting and finance positions serving as Vice President, Global Controller & Chief Accounting Officer with A123 Systems, VP, Finance & Principal Accounting Officer with GT Advanced Technologies and Senior Director & Corporate Controller with Ocean Spray Cranberries.
Rich received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Bentley University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Rich’s brings 25+ years’ experience will lead the Finance team in support of achieving FusionStorm’s short and long term growth and financial goals.
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Mike is responsible for the national FusionStorm sales organization, and also leads the company’s marketing, business development, inside sales, and presales consulting teams. His team’s goals are to acquire new customers, retain and grow existing clientele, assure client satisfaction, expand to new geographies, and provide complex IT infrastructure design assistance.
A technology veteran, Mike has led the national sales team since 2009, and prior to that was the FusionStorm Northwest Region General Manager. He was also Regional VP of Enterprise Accounts at SBC Communications, Senior Manager – International Services at MCI Telecommunications and has held other similar roles since 1988.
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Mike was also a Combat Communications Officer in the US Air Force prior to entering the commercial workplace.
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Information Technology
Mr. Adams is responsible for Professional Services at FusionStorm. He brings 28 years of experience leading Services teams delivering technology solutions for Public Sector and Commercial clients. He has had a variety of leadership positions at Andersen Consulting, IBM, and most recently Oracle Consulting. He has demonstrated success driving significant growth with high levels of customer satisfaction and long-term client relationships.
Prior to joining FusionStorm, Mr. Adams was at Oracle for 14 years. In his most recent role as a Vice President in their North America Consulting Division, he had responsibility for a technology practice with over 400 consultants. He also has prior experience running Consulting Sales and Project Management.
Mr. Adams holds a BS degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in Industrial Engineering.
Vice President, Human Resources
Dennis and his human resources team are responsible for delivering impactful HR programs to ensure successful hiring, maximize employee potential through training and development, and enhance employee engagement and culture to support the company’s revenue and growth goals.
Dennis brings 30 years of human resources experience and a successful track record of developing and implementing strategies in recruiting, performance management, training, and creating desired culture and values. He joins FusionStorm after 19 years with Sonesta Hotels, a four star level international hotel company where he held senior HR corporate and hotel roles. Dennis helped drive change and achieved high levels of customer satisfaction while leading Sonesta through rapid growth of close to 40 hotels and 2800 employees domestically.
Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Boston College in Economics with a concentration in Human Resources.
Vice President and General Counsel
Amy Morrissey, Vice President and General Counsel, leads and manages FusionStorm’s legal and regulatory affairs. She advises FusionStorm’s executive team and senior management on a variety of legal and personnel issues, and maintains the company’s relationships with external legal counsel.
Mrs. Morrissey has more than fifteen years of legal experience. Earlier in her career, she served as corporate counsel for AMR Research, Inc., a corporation that advises technology companies on supply chain and enterprise applications strategies. Mrs. Morrissey also worked at Thomas H. Lee Partners LP (formerly Thomas H. Lee Company), an equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts of middle-market companies and she spent several years as a prosecutor in the Middlesex County, Massachusetts District Attorney’s Office.
Mrs. Morrissey holds a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University.