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ConnectWise Names Four Leaders to the C-Suite

The vendor’s new chief operating officer, chief financial officer, chief revenue officer, and chief technology officer all report to CEO Jason Magee (pictured). By Rich Freeman

ConnectWise has shaken up its senior leadership team, making four new C-level appointments.

Effective immediately, Brad Surminsky is the managed services software maker’s chief financial officer and Clint Maddox is its chief revenue officer. A 25-year industry veteran, Surminsky was formerly CFO of CentralSquare Technologies, a Lake Mary, Fla.-based services and solution provider owned by private investors Vista Equity Partners (which also owns Datto) and Bain Capital. Maddox was previously vice president for global partners at infrastructure giant Broadcom.

Steve Cochran, meanwhile, is now ConnectWise’s chief technology officer. In addition to extensive experience at major healthcare technology ventures, as well as Lockheed Martin and General Electric, Cochran most recently worked at Thoma Bravo, the private equity firm that acquired ConnectWise in February, as an operating advisor providing strategic technology counsel to ConnectWise and other Thoma Bravo holdings.

Finally, Geoffrey Willison, who was CFO at Continuum before, is now ConnectWise’s chief operating officer. ConnectWise announced that he would be taking that position in October when it also disclosed its acquisition of Continuum, a provider of security, BDR, help desk, RMM, and other solutions for MSPs.

All four executives report directly to ConnectWise CEO Jason Magee. 

“In late October, ConnectWise announced some transformational moves, including our acquisitions of Continuum and ITBOOST, that will position us to become the leading technology and services platform for TSPs. Now, I am excited to announce the leadership structure that will help us execute on that strategy,” said Magee in prepared remarks. “This is an extraordinary team, one that represents the legacy ConnectWise and Continuum businesses, as well as respected leaders from outside who bring a fresh perspective. With these updates to the team, I am incredibly optimistic about our company going into 2020 and beyond.”

Other members of the ConnectWise leadership team, including Chief Product Officer Jeff Bishop, Chief Talent Officer Jennifer Locklear, and Senior Vice President of Marketing Scott Marshall, remain in their current roles.

Steve Farnan, senior vice president of North America sales and Gregg Lalle, senior vice president of international sales and strategy, along with Continuum’s sales leadership, now report to Maddox. Chief Customer Officer Craig Fulton now reports to Willison.

In conjunction with today’s personnel shifts, ConnectWise also announced that Tasos Tsolakis, previously Continuum’s senior vice president of global service delivery, stepped down from that position earlier this month. Former Continuum CRO Bob Kocis, meanwhile, plans to take a new position with another company at the end of the year. 

“Both Bob and Tasos played significant roles in Continuum’s success during their tenure,” said Magee in a media statement. “Bob was instrumental in delivering a world class sales organization and partner experience, while Tasos built an enormously successful and scalable services delivery organization that is now positioned for growth and expansion as part of the larger plan with ConnectWise. Their collective efforts have helped set ConnectWise up for future success, and we thank them for their invaluable contributions and wish them nothing but the best.”

The leadership changes announced today come some 11 months after an earlier wave of appointments in which Magee became ConnectWise’s president and COO, just weeks ahead of its sale to Thoma Bravo.

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