Co-Founder and CEO
Michael Kennedy, MK7's co-founder and CEO, has been helping Enterprise organizations with technology solutions for more than 35 years.
In his early days of I.T. consulting and sales, the focus was on helping clients move from mainframe platforms to distributed PC environments. Michael was front line as PCs went from stand-alone systems in corporate environments to the local area network transformation and wide adoption of PCs. Now we're into the virtual application/virtual desktop evolution.
In the early days of virtual computing (mid-1990's), these environments were largely tactical solutions within corporate environments. As cloud computing and SaaS applications have gained traction, virtual technologies are becoming mainstream and deployed wall-to-wall in many Enterprise corporate environments.
Michael has deep experience with end user computing solutions including desktop management solutions like LANDesk, Altiris, and Microsoft SCCM. He also has a background with data center consolidation solutions involving server virtualization platforms from VMware and Citrix, along with Enterprise networking infrastructure.
In his role as VP of Sales for a regional Internet Service Provider, Michael gained a strong background in telecommunications and bandwidth solutions.
His experience with desktop management, data center consolidation, Internet, and bandwidth solutions, and over 25 years of direct experience with Citrix technologies, has equipped Michael with unique insights that he shares with his clients.
As you move to widespread adoption of virtual desktops and Cloud computing, Michael and the MK7 team will guide you to the solution that best fits your situation.
"My background, experience and passion for information technology solutions may be obvious, but I am most proud of the quality of people that choose to work with MK7, and for the trust they place in us."
Michael holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University, and more industry certifications than can be listed here. An avid sportsman, you will often find Michael playing hockey, tennis, Frisbee, golf, ping pong, or just about anything that involves competing. He is blessed with a beautiful wife of 20 years and enjoys entertaining with family and friends.
Co-Founder and CTO
Brian Cimaglia, MK7's co-founder and CTO, has been helping global organizations with technology solutions for more than 33 years.
At the start of his IT career, Brian was focused on delivering new and innovative solutions to industry in banking, telecommunications and real estate. Brian has always had a passion for the travel industry and so accepted an early career challenge to design and deliver similar advanced solutions for America West Airlines. In this leadership role Brian led the early charge for distributed computing and PC/Network based solutions.
If one is good more are better and Brian advanced to running the airline practice for Attachmate globally before running the travel practice for MarchFirst/Divine Interventures, during the wild and wooly dot.com days. He went on to lead a next generation reservations system that featured a unique and beneficial set of solutions for his clients. Prior to founding MK7, Brian also ran a boutique technology consultancy that provided technology consulting services to Fortune 50 companies and well capitalized startups needing to leverage leading edge technologies. Brian has been at the forefront of technology and understands that technology exists to make organizations more efficient and not just technology for technologies sake.
Brian has served as CIO for several organizations and created a virtual CIO product that provides short to medium term CIO coverage for organizations. The virtual CIO solution and his past project assignments have provided Brian tremendous opportunities to design, implement and manage end user computing solutions including desktop management solutions, infrastructure, server and desktop virtualization. He has been working with virtualization since the early 90's
Brian holds a bachelor's degree in Computation Mathematics from Arizona State University, along with more industry certifications than can be listed here. Brian is an avid golfer who thinks he is much better than his scores indicate as well as a foodie that can give you restaurant recommendations in cities around the world. When he can't get to one of those restaurants Brian loves to cook and experiments with multiple obscure cooking techniques and recipes.
Steve Spackeen, Americas CRO for MK7, is working to refine a Customer Engagement Model he has used for over 30 years in working with corporate and enterprise IT organizations throughout the US and Canada. Steve is currently implementing this process throughout the MK7 organization and across all our account management teams to benefit our clients.
Steve brings more than 30 years of technology experience to MK7 and has a broad range of IT solutions experience across infrastructure, network and data center solutions, to virtual computing, application delivery and managed IT services. Prior to MK7, he held Sr. level sales and client management positions with industry leaders such as Dell, Sprint and British Telecom. He also served in direct sales and leadership roles with large value-added resellers and international channel distribution organizations. During his career Steve was appointed and held a number of channel advisory positions with Apple, IBM, Silverback Technologies and Microsoft.
Steve holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, and dozens of industry sales and product certifications. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he escapes to mountains, rivers and oceans as often as possible. And most every Thursday will find him hosting Family Dinner Night and cooking for large groups of family and friends. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.