Chief Executive Officer and Director
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
Mike Vesey joins Wayside Technology Group with over 25 years of financial, transactional, SEC reporting and accounting experience for both public and private technology companies. Most recently he served as Vice President of SEC Reporting for OTG Management, Inc., from January to September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Vesey served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2011 to 2015, and Vice President Corporate Controller from 2006 to 2011, for Majesco Entertainment Company, a NASDAQ listed publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. Mr. Vesey is a certified public accountant and holds a Master of Finance degree from Penn State University. He began his career with the accounting firm KPMG.
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 director of Information Systems at Barnes and Noble.
Vice President of Vendor Development, Lifeboat Distribution
Mr. Bass currently serves as Vice President of Vendor Development at Lifeboat Distribution. 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.