Chief Executive Officer and President
Dale Foster joins Wayside Technology Group with over 20 years of industry and channel experience. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Foster was with Promark Technology since 1988 and served as President since 1997. Mr. Foster held various sales and product manager positions leading up to 1997 and was responsible for the strategic direction of the company along with overseeing Promark’s national sales force. With the acquisition of Promark by Ingram Micro in 2012, Mr. Foster became Executive Director and General Manager overseeing the growth strategies of the Promark emerging vendor division.
Mr. Foster is a 1987 Graduate of The Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Technology in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Foster also holds an Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Alfred State University.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Drew Clark joined Wayside Technology Group in June of 2021 with over 35 years of experience as a finance and operating executive for both publicly traded and privately held companies. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Clark most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Medisolv, Inc., a provider of SaaS based software solutions to hospitals and physicians where he led the all business operations, including finance. Mr. Clark’s experience includes serving as Managing Principal and COO of Evergreen Advisors, LLC, a middle market investment bank and corporate advisory firm; executive positions, including President of the East Regional Business Unit, with Verio, Inc. (VRIO-NASDAQ); numerous finance and operating positions, with Integrated Health Services, Inc. (IHS-NASDAQ), including Vice President Corporate Controller. In addition, Mr. Clark served as a member of the Board of Directors of SafeNet, Inc. (SFNT-NASDAQ) and Howard Bancorp, (HBMD-NASDAQ).
Mr. Clark began his career at KPMG where he served in various capacities, including Senior Manager. Mr. Clark received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Washington and Lee University.
Vice President and General Manager, EMEA
Andrew started his full time IT career at Microsoft UK in 1988, moving from technical support to product management then to group management of the EMEA Developer Division. He has also lived and worked in the US, advising companies such as the then Sun Microsystems, BEA Systems, Oracle and Rational before moving back to the UK and joining Grey Matter in 2002. Andrew joined Wayside in 2020 as part of the acquisition of CDF Group (Grey Matter, Sigma and Cloud Know How), and now runs Wayside EMEA – distribution and reseller sales, marketing, professional services, operations and finance.
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Bass currently serves as Vice President of Alliances and Marketing at Climb Channel Solutions. Most recently, Mr. Bass was the Vice President of Channel Sales at Blue Medora and served as Vice President of Vendor Alliances and Marketing for Promark Technology, an Ingram Micro Company. He had overall responsibility for all marketing and vendor relationships. He had been part of the Promark Technology leadership team since joining the company in 2010. Charles was promoted to Promark Technology’s Board of Directors in 2012 and was part of the management team that successfully executed Promark’s acquisition by Ingram Micro in 4Q, 2012. Charles has over 26 years of sales, channel, marketing and business development experience in technology solutions. He worked at Hewlett Packard and LeftHand Networks where he was responsible for channel sales in North America for StorageWorks and LeftHand Networks products respectively. Prior to Hewlett Packard and LeftHand Networks, he held various sales leadership positions at Brocade Corporation, McDATA Corporation, and IBM.
Mr. Bass received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1987 and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1990.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Vito Legrottaglie was appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer in February 2015, after having served as Vice President of Information Systems since June 2003. Mr. Legrottaglie rejoined the company in February 2003 having previously served as director of Information Systems and then Vice President of Information Systems from 1996-2000. Mr. Legrottaglie has also held the positions of Chief Technology Officer at Swell Commerce Incorporated, Vice President of Operations for The Wine Enthusiast Companies, and Manager of Information Systems at Barnes and Noble.