“Micah’s skill set with Dell EMC products and services makes him a valuable asset to our new team of Customer Development Representatives,” said Brandon Cole, Director of Sales. “We’re thrilled to have his technical experience and his customer service expertise in our organization.”
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Davenport Group Welcomes Kimberly Abrams as New Customer Development Representative
“Kimberly’s technical certifications and extensive experience with Dell EMC means that she’ll be able to help out at Davenport Group right away,” said Brandon Cole, Director of Sales.
Davenport Group Hires Alison Williams as New Customer Development Representative
“Alison’s extensive experience with Dell EMC teams and products will help us grow our productive relationship with our partner,” said Brandon Cole, Director of Sales.
Chris Baker Joins Davenport Group’s Team of Senior Systems Engineers
Mr. Baker will be a valuable addition to a growing team of Senior Systems Engineers. As Davenport Group adds capabilities with EMC solutions, Mr. Baker’s vast industry knowledge will be essential to the deployment, migration, and support of the infrastructure equipment at Davenport Group customer sites.
Davenport Group Welcomes Ryan McCleary to the Team as Their New Project Manager
“Ryan’s project management skill set and industry knowledge will help Davenport Group stay on track as we work to bring the best solutions to our customers,” said Alex Bauer, Vice President of Operations and Engineering.
Davenport Group Hires David Stabler as New IT Systems Administrator
His technical skills, comprehensive training, and hardware knowledge will make him a valuable asset. Mr. Stabler’s work will ensure that Davenport Group can continue to focus on going above and beyond to meet the needs of their customers.
Davenport Group Welcomes Alex Bauer, New Vice President of Engineering and Operations
“We are looking to expand our portfolio of service offerings as we continue to grow the company,” said Sonia St. Charles, Chief Executive Officer of Davenport Group. “Alex’s proven record of driving superior business results and leading transformations make him the absolute right fit for this role. We are more than pleased to welcome him to Davenport Group.”
Sonia St. Charles on Trusting Your Instincts and the Myth of the Work-Life Balance
Sonia St. Charles grew up in a central Tennessee town so small that its residents were outnumbered by her first class at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. From there, though, St. Charles held a series of executive positions in human resources at companies like Deluxe Corp. and Paper Direct, and ran her own consulting firm before founding St. Paul, Minn.-based Davenport Group in 2001 with her husband, Paul Clifford.
The decision to form Davenport came from the couple’s desire to get away from the constant travel their former jobs required, and St. Charles’ desire to take ownership of her career. “I was very successful in HR, but I got frustrated because I was executing other people’s ideas. Davenport has been my petri dish of doing it the way I want to and seeing what the impact is.”
Dell North America Sales Chief: ‘Winning in Both Consumer and Commercial PCs’ is Key’
“We’re data center focused, but last year our No. 1 product was client,” St. Charles said. “We don’t lead with client ever, but when a customer says, ‘Hey, can we buy our laptops from you?’ We want them to keep thinking of us for that purchasing cycle. It’s good for us, it’s good for them, and it’s become a significant part of our business.”
Partners Marketing Push: Dell EMC Arms Partners with New MDF Resources
“It’s huge,” said Sonia St. Charles, CEO of Davenport Group, a national solution provider based in St. Paul, Minn. “By putting all of this into one place with quite a bit of collateral materials and resources, it makes it much easier for partners to go and find. It’s a really smart strategy.”
The institute comprises eight courses for Dell EMC Platinum and Titanium partners, and seven courses for Gold partners, Cook said. “The courses are dedicated to enhancing [partners’] acumen around marketing, helping them scale their marketing awareness, scale their training,” she added.