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
Mr. Clark most recently served from February 2020 to May 2021 as Chief Operating Officer of Medisolv, Inc., a provider of SaaS based software solutions to hospitals and physicians. From August 2016 to January 2020, Mr. Clark served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Aperio Health, Inc., an electronic health record integrating primary care, behavioral health, and substance use disorder into a patient-centric longitudinal solution. From September 2009 to November 2013, Mr. Clark served as Managing Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Evergreen Advisors, LLC, a middle market investment bank and corporate advisory firm. From November 2002 to December 2019, Mr. Clark served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Wheatfield Ventures, LLC, a private equity fund and consulting firm. From October 1996 to October 2002, Mr. Clark served in various executive positions, including President of the East Regional Business Unit, of Verio, Inc. (VRIO-NASDAQ), which prior to its sale to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, was the world’s largest domain-based Web hosting company and a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services for the small to medium enterprise. From June 1995 to September 1996, Mr. Clark served as Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of American Day Treatment Centers, Inc., an outpatient behavioral healthcare provider. From June 1991 to May 1995, Mr. Clark served in various positions, including Vice President of Operations and Controller of Allied Health Division, of Integrated Health Services, Inc. (IHS-NASDAQ), which was a provider of alternate healthcare delivery models. From July 1984 to May 1991, Mr. Clark began his career at KPMG where he served in various positions, including as a Senior Manager. Mr. Clark received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Washington and Lee University.
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.