Jeff Tench is the CEO of New Signature. As CEO, Jeff leads the executive team to set the direction and focus of the company and participates as a member of the New Signature Board of Directors.
Jeff is a focused leader with a passion for building a great culture, team work and collaboration. He brings sales management and leadership experience and expertise from his successful 20 year career in the telecommunications and technology sector to New Signature. Jeff began his career at US WEST Communications serving in a range of product management and marketing positions followed by a 11 year career at Level 3 Communications. At Level 3, Jeff held a variety of positions, including SVP Product Management, SVP of Product and Marketing for Level 3’s European Markets Group. He left Level 3 in 2010 as President of Business Markets Group. Most recently, Jeff was the CEO of Teliris, Inc., a Columbia Capital portfolio company which was sold to Dimension Data Holdings in 2014.
Jeff Dunmall is New Signature’s Chief Innovation Officer, leading the engineering team that drives innovation into the core capabilities of <NS:GO/DriveTrain>, our exclusive framework that combines services, expertise and our unique IP to help customers accelerate the adoption of Microsoft’s cloud. Engineering combines a global team of DevOps Engineers & Developers with teams that manage our central business systems, including ServiceNow and Dynamics. We incubate new managed services for the market like our Security Managed Services for Azure & Office 365. Together, engineering enables New Signature to lead the market, helping customers digitally transform their business and accelerate cloud adoption.
In 2015, New Signature acquired Canadian technology consulting leader imason, inc. and with that merger gained Jeff, along with his seasoned career in innovative business technologies. As co-founder of imason, Jeff was a dynamic force of knowledge and relationship management solutions. His goals at New Signature mirror his goals from imason—develop the best team, build company culture, and focus on delivering dramatic impact with Microsoft technology.
Jeff is passionate about helping businesses transform into connected enterprises by empowering employees and stakeholders with cloud-based solutions to create, manage, and discover knowledge. A thought leader and expert at building innovative tools and applications based on proven enterprise-class platforms, he has worked with many top brands in telecommunications, financial services and others industries.
Jeff is a graduate of the Computer Engineering program at the University of Waterloo. He enjoys hanging out with his family, listening to music through his Sonos music distribution system, and when he finds a moment, you might find him windsurfing on Ontario’s lakes.
Pat Paquette is the CFO of New Signature, and is responsible for the company’s accounting, financial, tax, treasury and M&A support functions.
Prior to joining New Signature, Pat has held increasingly more senior and strategic roles including the Director of Finance and Corporate Development for First Western Financial, Inc. where he led the company’s corporate finance, FP&A, budgeting and M&A functions; Director in KPMG’s Transaction Services practice, leading due diligence engagements for private equity and corporate clients; and, Senior Associate for Ernst & Young’s audit practice where he focused on financial audits of publicly and privately held companies and during which time he achieved a CPA designation.
Pat received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and received his M.B.A from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
Sarah is a highly effective leader with 20+ years of Human Resources experience focused on developing and implementing HR initiatives aligned with business strategy to improve performance in high growth businesses.
She was an originating executive of Avanade’s successful launch into Canada and its growth trajectory across the country. She began her career as a people leader for both Deloitte and Accenture and her accomplishments have spanned: technology, consulting and research & marketing for both the public and private sector.
More recently, Sarah has worked in new and emerging technology companies to drive growth and implement programs that underpin and reinforce the corporate strategy.
Sarah lives in Toronto with her husband and her 9-year-old twin boys. She enjoys skiing (both water and snow), tennis and, because of her boys love for playing hockey, she spends a significant amount of time in hockey arenas.
Reed M. Wiedower is the Chief Technology Officer and global Microsoft Alliance executive at New Signature. He is a visionary who drives New Signature’s technological research and translates these efforts into solutions that deliver measurable return for customers. Reed has championed New Signature’s Microsoft, cloud, learning and partner strategies. He personally runs the Microsoft Partner Seller program at New Signature, consisting of top consultants who help deliver great customer experiences to customers in the form of Customer Immersion Experiences, whiteboarding sessions and planning services and is an award-winning Partner Seller himself.
Prior to working at New Signature Reed worked at the United States Department of Agriculture and JIL Information Systems. Reed graduated from Williams College with a double major in Political Science and English. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional on multiple platforms including Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365 and Azure, and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer as well as a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer.
Paul has run consulting and managed IT services companies as CEO for 20 years, having trained with Deloitte Touche and Accenture. Prior to his CEO roles Paul implemented worldwide business process change management programmes and systems for large multinational organisations. He is passionate about how the combination of an agile approach to consulting and managed services, coupled with the evolution of modern day transformational technologies, enables companies to make fast incremental changes that have a significant positive impact on performance.
Jim Olson, Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for New Signature’s overall business performance and client success. Jim has over 25 years of experience in the consulting industry working with clients to maximize their investments in the Microsoft enterprise platform. Most recently, Jim spent 17 years at Avanade, a leading digital innovator and joint venture company from Accenture and Microsoft. Jim held a range of regional and global leadership roles at Avanade and brings extensive consulting and business transformation experience to help New Signature and its clients realize their growth ambitions.
Jim lives in Long Island, NY with his wife Christa and three kids, Mckenna, James and Brogan.
In his role as Chief Solutions Officer, Dan is charged with shaping New Signature’s go to market portfolio of services and solutions. Dan was the founder of Dot Net Solutions, the Microsoft 2014 UK Partner of the Year, which was acquired by New Signature in April 2016. Dan works very closely with the Microsoft account teams, serves as a mentor for Microsoft Ventures and is one of only a handful of people sitting on the global Microsoft Azure Partner Advisory Council.
Dan is a renowned Microsoft Cloud evangelist and often presents at conferences and events around the world about the advantages Cloud can bring to organisations. He is co-author of the book ‘Thinking of Building a Digital Operating Model with the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure? Ask the Smart Questions’.
Brian is the General Manager for New Signature’s southeast region. In this role, Brian is responsible for all aspects of New Signature’s work in the Southeast including strategic vision, people and business development, and client success. Over the course of his nearly 30 year career, Brian has had the opportunity to lead dynamic teams within large commercial enterprises and brings to New Signature a deep understanding of technology and telecommunications. In his spare time, Brian volunteers with numerous organizations in and around his hometown of Alpharetta, GA, such as Swim Across America and Milton First Responder Foundation.
Neil is New Signature’s Regional General Manager for the UK. Joining New Signature as part of the Dot Net Solutions acquisition, Neil is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the UK business, overseeing delivery of all customer services and solutions and ensuring that our customer’s expectations are met every time. He has been instrumental in growing the UK business ten-fold.
Prior to joining New Signature, Neil worked at Microsoft in a variety of senior sales, solution and industry roles and held technical consulting, pre-sales, sales and sales management roles for a global ISV, Bentley Systems, across EMEA and APAC. He holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham.
Neil is driven to ensure that every customer interaction exceeds expectations and that each New Signature experience delights and inspires. He is a pioneer within the business for hiring talented individuals who live by the company values we have defined. In his spare time Neil loves to play golf, write songs and enjoy family time with his young son.
Ed Schwartz is the Regional General Manager for New Signature’s Northeast region. In Ed’s role at New Signature, he is responsible for all aspects of New Signature’s work in the Northeast including strategic vision, people and business development, and client success. Ed has spent the last 20 years in the Microsoft enterprise consulting space where he has led large commercial teams driving significant client transformation. Prior to joining New Signature, Ed spent 14 years at Accenture in the Microsoft consulting practice branded Avanade. Ed has a passion for working with clients and developing world-class client management teams.
When Ed is not visiting clients and team members from Virginia to Maine, you can find Ed on Long Island, NY with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid surfer and outdoorsman.