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 of Sales
Justin Griffin, Senior Vice President of Sales, leads FusionStorm’s business development, account management and marketing programs. He works to ensure that FusionStorm establishes and maintains relationships with the best possible customers. Justin’s team is responsible for providing an unrivaled service experience to existing clients while also looking to onboard new accounts. His team focuses on adding value wherever possible to help customers achieve their business objectives via technology. Justin has more than 20 years of technology experience. He started his career as a computer programmer, team lead, and manager at the consulting firm Accenture. Justin went on to build and run a Professional Services practice at MTI Technology before joining FusionStorm in 2007. Justin has enjoyed a 10+ year Sales career at FusionStorm and is passionate about providing a fantastic experience for customers and employees.
Mr. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Penn State University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and 4 children.
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.
Senior 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.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Amy Morrissey, Senior 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.