You’re the reason we’ve converged. It’s all about you. Due to our impressive 47 years of expertise, relationships, and innovation in the IT space, and strong presence in New York and the Northeast, Annese has been acquired by ConvergeOne. We are excited to combine our collective strengths and continue serving our valued customers as Annese, a ConvergeOne Company.
MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
JOHN A. MCKENNA JR.
Chairman + Chief Executive Officer, ConvergeOne
John has led ConvergeOne since 2008 through a number of acquisitions and substantial growth. Previously, he served 8 years as CEO of Siemens IT Solutions and Services, CEO of ENTEX Information Services and Sr. EVP at JWP Inc. He got his start at IBM, where he rose to oversee one of the largest branch operations in New York City.
PAUL K. MAIER
President + Chief Executive Officer, Solutions
Paul has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including work at Siemens and AT&T/Lucent. He holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson and completed an executive program at INSEAD in France.
RAYMOND H. APY
Senior VP of Annese, a ConvergeOne Company
Ray Apy is the Senior Vice President of Annese, a ConvergeOne Company. Ray is responsible for providing strategic focus and business stability, while working closely with the Leadership Team to drive growth and customer/employee satisfaction. Ray was born in New York City and is a graduate of New England College. He holds an M.S. from the State University of New York and has been with Annese for nearly 20 years.
CFO, Annese, a ConvergeOne Company
Jeff is a graduate of SUNY College at Geneseo where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. In addition, Jeff received his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Jeff holds his Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Charted Global Management Accountant (CGMA) licenses. For the last 13 years, Jeff was the Executive Vice President & CFO at Toshiba Business Solutions for the North Central Region and previous to that was the Finance Manager at Sutherland Global Services and Corporate Controller at Element K.
SVP, Annese Sales & Marketing, Annese a ConvergeOne Company
Phil is a seasoned senior executive with over 25 years of industry experience, most previously serving as a Senior Vice President at Finger Lakes Technologies Group. As a VP and GM of Frontier Communications Greater Rochester Region, Phil had responsibility for all sales and local operations. Prior to Frontier, he served as CEO of Rocket Broadband Networks. Phil co-founded Choice One Communications in 1998 and spent seven years there while the company grew from a start-up competitive telephone company to over $300 million in annual revenue.
VP, Annese Services
Jamie serves as a key contributor of the Annese Leadership Team in his role as VP of Services. Jamie has an MBA from Gardner- Webb University and oversees the company’s professional consulting, project management, implementation, managed, and maintenance service departments. Jamie has been with Annese since 2007.
Director of Human Resources
Merry has been an HR professional for 15 years. Before joining Annese in 2012, Merry worked for a few diverse organizations including a Fortune 100 Accounting Firm as well as a small business Real Estate Developer. A firm believer in continuous improvement and learning, Merry achieved and maintains her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management - Certified Professional). She holds a BS from Kent State University and a MBA from Texas State University.