Harvey Shovers, CEO, President and Founder
Harvey Shovers is the founder, CEO and President of MSI, and serves as a thought leader in the development of sales and marketing programs as they pertain to ROI based solutions for the mobile worker. Previous to MSI, Harvey was a sales leader in Hewlett Packard’s move into business systems in the 1980’s. He was recognized as a worldwide leader for new business sales and sales management. Harvey also successfully implemented a corporate value-added reseller program by forming strategic alliances with software companies and expanding to new growth areas and led the rollout of a US based field sales automation project for the HP sales team. Following that success at HP, Harvey served as a partner and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Metrix, an early global leader in field service software. During his time with Metrix, Harvey established a worldwide sales, consulting and marketing organization, as well as a re-seller channel that fueled substantial growth. As a reward for his efforts, Inc. Magazine twice recognized Metrix as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. Harvey attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and UW-Madison studying engineering, architecture and business and graduated with a BBA – Marketing. Harvey’s interests outside of work focus on his family (3 daughters and their families), sports – participating (golf, skiing, biking, lake activities) watching football (go Badgers!), and food.
Pete Piotrowski, EVP and CFO
Pete Piotrowski is a shareholder and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MSI Data. From 1998 through 2010, Pete was the Vice President of Operations for Airgas Safety, a leading provider of personal protective equipment and facility safety products. During his tenure with Airgas, Pete had various responsibilities including financial management, information systems, distribution center management and marketing program management. Prior to joining Airgas, Pete spent 15 years in public accounting with KPMG and Vrakas Blum & Co., working with closely held businesses in construction, distribution and manufacturing. Pete graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with BBA in Accounting. His hobbies include spending time with his family, golf, fishing, Packer and Badger games, Brewer games and barbecue.
Kelley Starr, VP of Client Services
Kelley Starr is VP of Client Services at MSI where he oversees the professional services, technical services, account management and customer care teams.
Kelley is a seasoned executive, entrepreneur and advisor in Internet, SaaS and tech-enabled businesses (TEBS). He has served in roles as Founder, President and Business Development leader in rapidly growing technology-focused businesses from start-up to expansion stage and public company environments. He has been instrumental in recruiting and leading high-performing executive, sales and services teams that rapidly generated double digit growth. A strategic advisor to technology leaders, his expertise is on raising outside growth capital, business development and strategic alliances.
Kelley graduated with distinction from UW Madison where he earned a BBA in Marketing and Finance.
In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, windsurfing, snowboarding and biking. He also volunteers as the “official” photographer for events with friends and family.
Ray Thomas, VP of Sales
Ray Thomas serves as Vice President of Sales for MSI. Ray has over 10 years sales and marketing experience and previously worked at Microsoft in marketing and business development roles for Microsoft Office. His responsibilities while at Microsoft included competitive strategy, sales enablement, developing channel partnerships and programs, pricing and licensing strategy, and ultimately business strategy for the commercial segment of emerging markets. Ray holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science, a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering, and a Master’s of Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, all from Washington University in St. Louis. In his spare time Ray enjoys golf and brewing.
Matthew Guth, VP of Development
Matt Guth is the Vice President of Development at MSI. He started at MSI in 1999 as an intern working on various mobile projects for telecommunications market as developer including providing support, onside training, development, QA, and documentation for a nationwide rollout of the software. He built his team from four technical resources to a department of 25+. Matt has more than 16 years of field service industry experience working with small enterprise sized accounts. He graduated from MSOE in 2000 with a BA in computer engineering.
Mike Pandl, VP of Marketing
Mike Pandl is the VP of Marketing for MSI. He has over 15 years of software industry marketing experience, where he has been responsible for performing and managing demand generation, business development, channel partnerships, account management, product marketing, sales enablement, campaigns and other programs. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Franciscan University.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, playing ultimate frisbee and Milwaukee Bucks basketball.
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