IVDesk Appoints Chuck Reese CEO
Mr. Reese will also join the Board of Directors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minnetonka, MN – IVDesk Holdings, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Chuck Reese as chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Reese previously served as president of Smartpress.com and The Bernard Group.
“Chuck’s depth of experience in technology, operations and market strategy positions him as the clear choice to lead this company and best capitalize on future growth opportunities,” said Jim Polakowski, Founder, President and COO. “The Board is confident that Chuck can continue the growth path of the company to historical profitability levels and, in the long term, maximize shareholder value. We are pleased to have his fresh leadership perspective and experience.”
Reese brings over 25 years experience managing high-growth tech companies in the Twin Cities area. At the Bernard Group/Smartpress.com, Mr. Reese grew revenue from $9 million in 2009 to over $100 million in 2015. During that same time he also grew startup e-commerce Smartpress.com from $0 to over $20 million, which has projected sales of more than $30 million in 2016. From 1996 to 2002, Chuck served as Director, President, and CEO for direct marketing company Technology Squared, and served on the original Board of Directors for Digital River. From 2000 – 2002 he also served as VP Sales for the Digital River E-Business Systems group, which provided outsourced e-commerce services to Fortune 2000 companies. Prior to Technology Squared and Digital River, Chuck served as VP of Sales for Lasermaster/Colorspan.
“In my initial look at IVDesk, it became clear that the Company has very strong assets including market-leading product offering, a state-of-the-art technology platform and a talented team of employees. IVDesk has the components necessary to take advantage of the current large move to virtual cloud computing and I am looking forward to leading this Company on an aggressive growth path,” said Reese.
IVDesk unleashes the potential in every company. Our IT service help firms collaborate, drive new business and serve their customers better. Hundreds of CPA, RIA, and Law organizations use IVDesk’s IT service. The ability to have a secure, always-on service greatly aids in a firm’s growth, collaboration, communication, service management and talent development to work smarter and deliver quality results on time and outpace your competition. IVDesk provides a complete IT solution by hosting all of a customer’s desktop, data, and applications while including 24/7 helpdesk support and backup/recovery solutions. IVDesk was a pioneer in delivering hosted IT, and continues to lead the industry as more and more organizations move to a pay-for-use, cloud computing model for their IT services.